Recent Graduate Employment at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Child Protection

Requisition: 2018200955
Location: Dikwa, Borno

Project Description

  • FHI 360 has expanded its scope of coverage into humanitarian assistance with an aim to provide emergency services to populations affected by conflict in Borno state and specifically in newly liberated areas.  FHI 360 received funding from OFDA to implement life- saving health and reproductive health, Water and Sanitation (WASH) and Protection services in Dikwa, Ngala and Banki Local Government Authorities (LGAs) of Borno state, North East Nigeria. FHI 360 plans to expand its geographical coverage to Damasak and also establish program activities in the Child Protection Sub Sector.
  • Under the protection sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to psychosocial support services and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.

Key activities under the Child Protection sub sector includes:

  • Improving access to timely and quality Case Management services for children at risk
  • Strengthening and Supporting Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms
  • Setting up Child Friendly Spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of Children affected by conflict
  • Protecting excluded children
  • Integrating Child Protection in WASH and Health

Basic Function

  • The ATO, Child Protection will be in charge of setting up and implementing child friendly spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of children affected by conflict
  • S/He will also set up and support the operationalization of community based child protection mechanisms
  • The ATO, CP will also be responsible for all child protection awareness activities at community level with an aim to raise awareness on child protection related issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on the existing criteria of selection, community based child protection committees in each community. Hold regular meetings with the community based child protection committees and follow-up on actions to improve welfare of children in the community.
  • In collaboration with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on pre -existing criteria the selection of Child Protection community volunteers who will work to disseminate child protection activities in the community.
  • Train and provide overall technical support and mentorship for community volunteers in charge of conducting CP awareness activities
  • In coordination with the Technical Officer, Child Protection and the Protection Coordinator select and train CFC animators to mobilize children and engage them in Child Friendly Spaces activities on a daily basis.
  • In coordination with beneficiaries and community leaders, identify suitable locations for setting up Child Friendly spaces in the assigned community
  • Regularly monitor and CFC activities ensuring that the activities meet age appropriate needs of children including children with special needs.
  • Conduct regular feedback sessions with children to collect information on the relevance and usefulness of activities to children and make recommendations to improve such activities
  • Liaise with the ATO, Case Management to ensure child in need of case management services are referred to ATO,CM for support.
  • In coordination with CP community volunteers, child protection committee members, leaders and local leaders and government authorities, organize and implement CP awareness campaigns on major international campaign days such as Day of the African Child, 16 days of activism etc.
  • In coordination with the local government, child protection management committees and the CP technical officer, identify children in need of alternative care placement and provide support to ensure the children have access to safe alternative care through regular monitoring.
  • In coordination with the TO, CP establish a child protection LGA level coordination meetings and CP referral pathways.
  • Adhere to the child protection guiding principles always.
  • Compile weekly, biweekly and monthly activity reports as may be required
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.Sc/B.A in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO.
  • 1 year relevant experience Child Protection programming including Case Management.
  • Mandatory experience in Child protection projects.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues
  • Ability to live in the field with minimum access services
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active
  • Knowledge on CPIMS+ an added advantage
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer, Health & Nutrition Services

Requisition: 2018200961
Location: Damasak, Borno

Project Description

  • Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance
  • These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity
  • FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.

Basic Function

  • The Technical Officer (Health & Nutrition Services) will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of integrated medical services at the LGA level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day technical and programmatic support related nutritional and integrated medical services at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to nutritional and integrated medical services and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
  • Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents and work plans.
  • Sensitize main stakeholders on CMAM and need for support and commitment for long term access to life saving activities for children; at this stage the overall entry/exit strategy can be shared emphasizing the vital role of the stakeholders to make this happen
  • Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Build capacity of Community Health Workers (CHWs) through organized trainings.
  • Serve as organization liaison at coordinated external meetings and conferences if assigned.
  • Plan and deliver trainings with support capacity building team on CMAM and IYCF
  • Develop work plan for OTP, Stabilization Centre and IYCF activities according to the expected progress of the project
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of medical and nutritional management and related developments by assessing the needs of current IDPs and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation
  • Network and coordinate with the relevant sectors:
  • Establish good relationship with the Local Government Area authorities and community leaders. Establish a network with the other actors in the working area (I/NGO) Establish a good understanding of the program within the community Establish link and meetings with the community leaders and different group existing in the working area
  • Coordination and participation in Nutrition Cluster, and nutrition assessment/ survey groups and filing of meeting minutes Support, and actively participate the sub-Nutrition Cluster group meetings at district level constructively Represent FHI 360 nutrition programs when and if necessary vis-a-vis donors during their field visits
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar Degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of humanitarian integrated health program delivery in resource constrained settings.
  • Possession of an MPH or post graduate Degree in a related field is required.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public health sector systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of health and nutrition in humanitarian programs.
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around integrated health program.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues in the communities
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English and Hausa communications
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to facility
  • Ability and willingness to stay at Local Government Area (LGA) at the field
  • Well-developed computer skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer – Child Protection & Case Management

Requisition: 2018200951
Location: Gamboru Ngala, Borno

Project Description
FHI 360 has expanded its scope of coverage into humanitarian assistance with an aim to provide emergency services to populations affected by conflict in Borno state and specifically in newly liberated areas.  FHI 360 received funding from OFDA to implement life- saving health and reproductive health, Water and Sanitation (WASH) and Protection services in Dikwa, Ngala and Banki Local Government Authorities (LGAs) of Borno state, North East Nigeria. FHI 360 plans to expand its geographical coverage to Damasak and also establish program activities in the Child Protection Sub Sector.

Under the protection sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to psychosocial support services and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.  Key activities under the Child Protection sub sector includes:

  • Improving access to timely and quality Case Management services for children at risk
  • Strengthening and Supporting Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms
  • Setting up Child Friendly Spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of Children affected by conflict
  • Protecting excluded children
  • Integrating Child Protection in WASH and Health

Basic Function

  • The Assistant Technical Officer, Child Protection & Case Management (ATO, CP&CM) will be in charge of providing psychosocial case management services to children affected by conflict depending on the various vulnerabilities including child survivors of gender based violence, children with special needs, and children in alternative care placement.
  • S/He will be in charge of identifying the needs of the children and refer them to appropriate care to meet the needs of the children.
  • Where appropriate, the ATO CP & CM will organize case conferencing and case meetings as part of case management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply the case management steps to provide individualized support to children in need of case management.
  • Develop and implement the individual case planning for children in case management.
  • Ensure regular follow-up of the implementation of the case plan for each child.
  • Engage care givers, parents and other key relations of the child in implementation of case planning with an aim to provide social support to the child to cope with different distress they may face.
  • Identify special needs of the children and liaise with the ATO-CP to meet these needs.
  • Provide confidential referral based on the best interest of the child to other CP service providers as part of case management; follow-up to ensure that all the cases adequately receiving needed support once referral has been made.
  • Receive cases referred from other CP service providers and provide case management as required.
  • Support and mentor the CFC animators, community volunteers and Child Protection Committees to provide psychosocial first aid to children in need and their care givers.
  • Identify gaps / challenges in service delivery and coordinate with relevant actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to vulnerable children
  • Complete and maintain case management records and ensure that they are stored in a safe and confidential manner.
  • Submit weekly and monthly case management reports
  • Input all CP data into the CPIMS+ on a regular basis and submit to the supervisor for review and approval
  • Conduct a CP incidence trends analysis each quarter for purposes of learning, future programing and advocacy.
  • Practice self-care
  • Adhere to the child protection guiding principles at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.Sc/BA in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO.
  • 1 year relevant experience Child Protection programming including Case Management.
  • Mandatory experience in Child protection projects.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues
  • Ability to live in the field with minimum access services
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active
  • Knowledge on CPIMS+ an added advantage
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance

Application Closing Date
25th May, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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