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African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

  • Full Time
  • yobe

African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation, (AFRYDEV) is a youth led nongovernmental, non-profit and non-sectarian development organization established in 2013 with the mission to serve as a platform for enlightenment and empowerment of youth society for peace and development through active participation by mainstreaming their issues and concerns into national development agenda based on United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

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We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Psychosocial Support (PSS) Officer

Location: Yobe

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Job Title: Psychosocial Support (PSS) Officer

Location:?Yobe

General Position Summary?

  • The PSS Officer will provide support for survivors throughout the project lifespan.
  • He/she will be in constant contact with the survivors and working in Damaturu and Yusufari LGAs of Yobe state.
  • He/she will support and strengthen survivors, ensure continuous reporting of their accompaniments to, and with survivors for referrals.
  • He/she will also contribute to the participation of the survivors in the IRM process.

Essential Job Responsibilities?

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  • Support survivors in their journey back to mental, physical, economic, and social health by developing a framework of continuous trust with survivors.
  • Be survivor-focused, always available to talk with survivors at their request, either through individual consultations or in focus groups, and always ensuring all actions are in the best interests of, and for the protection of survivors.
  • Inform and guide survivors and be a source of advice for any challenges on implementing interim reparations measures either from the survivors, or from others, including their community or family in the intervention areas. This is to be done by being an active, empathetic, and professional listener.
  • Constantly follow-up on survivor?s participation in the project implementation and rigorously accompany the survivor to take advantage of the transformative agenda of the project.
  • Conduct daily home visits for updates and interviews, if needed with the family, and for psychological follow-up of survivors.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the documentation system and the regular filling of the database for survivor referrals according to the tools developed.
  • Identify local networks and available community services to establish a referral system.
  • Record and report survivors’ clinical needs, consultations or activities and follow up on referrals made for survivors.
  • Facilitate workshops on various topics, including identifying signs of post- traumatic stress, or educational support as may be needed by the survivors.
  • Identify and support training needs, both for survivors and for community care providers.
  • Communicate promptly?and?effectively?through?regular reporting and debriefings with the project officer and project coordinator.
  • Participate in the organization and capacity building of survivors in all areas requiring their expertise for the successful implementation of the project.
  • Establish community mechanisms among survivors for their protection in the implementation of CARE and AFRYDEV.
  • Coordinate survivors? community reintegration and rehabilitation through improvement of relations with religious and traditional institutions, as well as other members of the community.

Programme Management and Coordination:

  • Provide active technical support to the team in the organization and conduct of their work, consistent with the priorities and schedules defined in the team and validated by the project coordinator.
  • Active and proactive participation in team leadership and supporting all team members to take ownership of the project.
  • Conflict resolution and arbitration if necessary, and regular formal individual evaluations of team members.
  • Be the coordination or communication relay between the rest of the team and survivors.
  • Ensure contacts with the authorities in the field for a good external relationship with the community and related stakeholders.
  • Report logistical needs, particularly the organization of meetings, workshops, training, and field team planning under the coordination of the supervisory team.

Collaboration / Ethical Operating Standards:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with AFRYDEV program staff and the beneficiaries.
  • Team building and survivor?s management skills.
  • Approachable and good listening skills
  • Field Based

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Psychology, Psychosocial Studies, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Nursing, or a related discipline; A Master?s degree is an added advantage.
  • Have worked for at least 3 years in a program or project with people in vulnerable situations, including survivors of sexual violence.
  • Excellent computer skills and excellent tech- skills.
  • Proficiency level in English and Hausa (written and spoken). Kanuri is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency level in other languages spoken in Yobe.
  • Knowledge of gender issues, girl?s and women’s rights, and issues related to sexual violence in conflict.
  • Demonstrate experience in civil society organizations or organizations with a good reputation in the community.
  • Possess?and?demonstrate?effective?small?group communication?and conversational skills.
  • Willingness to carry out numerous missions, sometimes lasting several months, within the LGAs during the project.
  • Ability to analyze and adapt approaches to different environments and actors.
  • Be available to reside in the assigned local government for the duration of the project.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to strictly respect the obligations of confidentiality and discretion, as well as strictly respect the protocols of care.
  • Ability to listen to and empathize with all the participants, regardless of the violence they have suffered and its context, and regardless of their gender or their social, cultural, ethnic, or religious background.
  • Organizational rigor and autonomy in the execution of the required tasks.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of tasks, taking initiative, working under pressure and in difficult areas.
  • Good communication and public speaking skills and ability to adapt to the target audience.
  • Professionalism in dealing with various interlocutors and partners, especially in a multicultural context.
  • Amiable interpersonal skills.
  • Proactively take on any additional responsibilities, functions, or tasks that arise during the execution of the program due to absence of other personnel, or any other unforeseen reason.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2023 (COB 5:00pm)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter?in not more than four (4) pages to the HR department via 😕recruitment@afrydev.org?clearly stating the Position applied for and Location as the subject of the email and, clear contact details (address, telephone number and functional email Address)
Or
Submit hard copy of their CV and Cover letter at:
AFRYDEV?s Yusufari Office
No.1 Yunusari Roa,
Opposite Governor’s Lodge Yusufari,
Yobe State.

Note

  • AFRYDEV is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate gender, religion, or ethnicity, However, this position is community based and as such community member are highly encouraged to apply.
  • AFRYDEV recruitment and selection procedures do not involve any form of payment to the organization, staff and or any assigned third party, requests of such kinds should be immediately reported.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

2.)?Women and Girls Safe Space Security Guard

Location: Yobe

Job Title: Women and Girls Safe Space Security Guard

Location:?Yobe
Job type: Contract
Slot: 2 Openings
Reports To: Senior Project Officer
Duration: 6 Months with Possible extension

General Position Summary

  • The Security Guard for the MARTAWA ZUROMAYE Project will ensure the safety and well-being of all participants involved in the project. This includes project staff, beneficiaries, survivors and other stakeholders.
  • The security Guard will outline the key responsibilities, standards, and procedures to mitigate security risks and enhance the overall security of the project.

Essential Job Responsibilities?

  • Conduct regular patrols of the area to deter criminal activity and monitor for any suspicious behavior or incidents.
  • Be prepared to respond to emergencies, including medical situations, fires, or security breaches. Coordinate with emergency services when necessary.
  • Inspect and secure facilities, equipment, or assets to prevent theft, vandalism, or unauthorized access.
  • Maintain order and safety during events, gatherings, or situations where there is a large crowd. Manage crowd flow and respond to any disturbances.
  • Maintain effective communication with supervisors, fellow security personnel, and clients. Report incidents and activities as required.
  • Monitor surveillance equipment to detect and respond to security threats.
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations, such as fire safety protocols, to ensure the well-being of all individuals in the area.
  • De-escalate situations that may lead to conflict or disturbances, using verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Maintain accurate records and write detailed reports on incidents, activities, and security-related matters.
  • Identify potential security risks and vulnerabilities, and work to mitigate them to prevent security breaches.
  • Work closely with local law enforcement, emergency services, and other relevant authorities as needed.
  • Be prepared to handle crisis situations, such as natural disasters or terrorist threats, following established protocols.
  • If working in a diverse community or with international visitors, be culturally sensitive and understanding to create a positive and welcoming environment.
  • Handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality as required by the job.
  • Seek ways to enhance security procedures and protocols and provide recommendations for improvements.

Collaboration / Ethical Operating Standards:

  • The Security Guard is expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards and promote the principles of neutrality and impartiality.
  • Respect for human rights. Collaboration with local authorities, international organizations, and community leaders is crucial.
  • The guard must operate in full compliance with national and international laws and standards, particularly those related to the safety and protection of women and girls.

Qualification and Skills

  • Experience in security, law enforcement, or a related field.
  • Must be recognized with a letter from Community head
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of local security issues and challenges.
  • Familiarity with local laws, regulations, and emergency response procedures.
  • Problem-solving abilities.
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2023 (COB 5:00pm)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter?in not more than four (4) pages to the HR department via:?recruitment@afrydev.org?clearly stating the Position applied for and Location as the subject of the email and, clear contact details (address, telephone number and functional email Address)
Or
Submit hard copy of their CV and Cover letter at:
AFRYDEV?s Yusufari Office
No.1 Yunusari Roa,
Opposite Governor’s Lodge Yusufari,
Yobe State.

Note

  • AFRYDEV is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate gender, religion, or ethnicity, However, this position is community based and as such community member are highly encouraged to apply.
  • AFRYDEV recruitment and selection procedures do not involve any form of payment to the organization, staff and or any assigned third party, requests of such kinds should be immediately reported.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

3.)?Community Engagement Officer

Location: Yobe

Job Title: Community Engagement Officer

Location:?Yobe
Job type: Contract

General Position Summary?

  • The Community Engagement Officer will play a key role in the MARTAWA ZUROMAYE Project. He/She will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and enhance positive relationships between the NGO and the communities it serves.
  • The officer will be responsible for ensuring that the NGO’s programs and services are well-received and utilized by the target communities.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with community leaders, organizations, and stakeholders.
  • Act as the main point of contact for community members to address concerns, provide feedback, and seek assistance from the NGO.
  • Organize and participate in community meetings, forums, and events to build rapport and foster a sense of belonging.
  • Create and implement effective communication strategies to engage and educate the community about the NGO’s programs and services.
  • Develop and distribute informative materials, newsletters, and social media content to keep the community informed about GBV such FGM and CEFM.
  • Maintain a database of community contacts for outreach and engagement purposes.
  • Facilitate joint initiatives, projects, and events that benefit the community and align with the AFRYDEV’s mission.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-focused programs and projects.
  • Ensure that the organization’s programs are culturally sensitive and address the specific needs of the community.
  • Maintain accurate records of community interactions, feedback, and engagement efforts.
  • Prepare regular reports detailing the outcomes of community engagement activities and progress toward objectives.

Program Management:

  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with AFYDEV?S relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established standard vulnerability criteria.
  • Support the development of program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks, beneficiary targeting and distribution process as well as psychosocial and capacity building of partners.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Fulfill AFRYDEV?s Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization wide guide.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to AFRYDEV?s Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and AFRYDEV?s regulations related to emergency programming.

Collaboration / Ethical Operating Standards:

  • The Community Engagement Officer is expected to maintain high ethical standards, adhere to AFRYDEV’s code of conduct.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with AFRYDEV program staff.
  • Team building and survivor?s management skills.
  • Approachable and good listening skills
  • Collaborate with project staff, community leaders, and local partners.
  • He/she should respect the cultural norms and values of the communities they work with and treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

Qualification and Skills

  • B.Sc or HND in a related field (e.g., Social Work, Community Development, Public Relations).
  • Have worked for at least 3 years in a program or project with people in vulnerable situations, including survivors of sexual violence.
  • Proficiency level in English and Hausa (written and spoken). Kanuri is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of gender issues, girl?s and women’s rights, and issues related to sexual violence in conflict.
  • Demonstrate experience in civil society organizations or organizations with a good reputation in the community.
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement, outreach, or related roles.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the local community, its culture, and issues.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in relevant software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, social media platforms) and report writing.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2023 (COB 5:00pm)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter?in not more than four (4) pages to the HR department via:?recruitment@afrydev.orgclearly stating the Position applied for and Location as the subject of the email and, clear contact details (address, telephone number and functional email Address)
Or
Submit hard copy of their CV and Cover letter at:

4.)?GBV Community Volunteer

Location: Yobe

Slot: 4 Openings

Job Title: GBV Community Volunteer

Location:?Yobe
Job type: Contract
Slot: 4 Openings
Reports To: Project Officer
Duration: 6 Months with Possible extension

General Position Summary?

  • The GBV Community Volunteer will play a vital role in the MARTAWA ZUROMAYE Project. He/She will be responsible for engaging with communities, raising awareness on Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and advocating for the eradication of harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage, the volunteer will work closely with project officer and community members to ensure the project’s success.

Essential Job Responsibilities?

  • Conduct community-based awareness campaigns to educate the public on the harmful effects of GBV and its impact on individuals and communities.
  • Organize workshops, training sessions, and community dialogues to address gender stereotypes and promote gender equality.
  • Collaborate with local leaders, women’s groups, and youth associations to foster community involvement in anti-GBV initiatives.
  • Assist in the identification and referral of GBV survivors to support services.
  • Document and report incidents of GBV and harmful practices in the target communities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the MARTAWA ZUROMAYE Project in reducing GBV and harmful practices.
  • Work closely with AFRYDEV project coordinators to ensure project goals and objectives are met.

Program Managements:

  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with AFYDEV?S relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established standard vulnerability criteria.
  • Support the development of program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks, beneficiary targeting and distribution process as well as psychosocial and capacity building of partners.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Fulfill AFRYDEV?s Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization wide guide.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to AFRYDEV?s Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and AFRYDEV?s regulations related to emergency programming.

Collaboration / Ethical Operating Standards:

  • The GBV Community Volunteer is expected to maintain high ethical standards, adhere to AFRYDEV’s code of conduct.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with AFRYDEV program staff.
  • Team building and survivor?s management skills.
  • Approachable and good listening skills
  • Collaborate with project staff, community leaders, and local partners.
  • He/she should respect the cultural norms and values of the communities they work with and treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

Qualification and Skills

  • Diploma in Health, equivalent or relevant field required.
  • 0-2 years of experience working on Gender mainstreaming and inclusion, Psychosocial Support Services, S/GBV programming with a focus on prevention preferred.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention, protection, and response
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous experience working on social norms change.
  • Experience with developing and implementing GBV prevention programmes, particularly identification, case management & referrals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of survivors.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics, and respect for clients always.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Demonstrated experience working with men to end violence against women and girls.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa is a must.
  • Familiarity with the target communities and cultural sensitivity
  • Proficiency in local languages is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2023 (COB 5:00pm)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter?in not more than four (4) pages to the HR department via:?recruitment@afrydev.orgclearly stating the Position applied for and Location as the subject of the email and, clear contact details (address, telephone number and functional email Address)

5.)?GBV Case Worker

Location: Yobe

Slot: 2 Openings

Job Title: GBV Case Worker

Location:?Yobe
Job type: Contract
Slot: 2 Openings
Reports To: Project Officer
Duration: 6 Months with Possible extension

General Position Summary?

  • The Case Worker will report directly to the project officer and will be responsible to provide the day-to-day management of all GBV protection cases and including the identification, documentation, developing case plans and follows up.
  • S/he will also liaise directly with other service providers working within his/her working LGA and its communities to facilitate referrals to other service providers (health including Mental health, Shelter, NFIs and /or legal providers, etc.)

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • The case worker will demonstrate accountability for the affected population and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the area s/he works.
  • The case worker will be responsible to provide the day-to-day management of all GBV cases and including the registration, documentation, developing case plans and follow up.
  • The case worker will liaise directly with other service providers and community response groups on GBV prevention and response within his/her working LGA and its communities to implement and facilitate referrals to other service providers (health including mental health, shelter, NFIs and/or legal providers, etc.)
  • Ensures that survivor centered approach guiding principles are maintained and enforced while working with survivors in safe spaces for women and girls.
  • Facilitate the setting up of an information desk at the women and girls center where adolescents and women of reproductive age can access Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) information.
  • To ensure GBV survivors including women and girls? survivors and those at risk of GBV protection are identified and receive individual case management support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and adhered to by case management team members.
  • Manage through facilitators disclosures of violence in a survivor centered manner including referrals for services.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff & project teams.
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use.
  • Adhere to all AFRYDEV?s policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to AFRYDEV?s and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Program Management:

  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with AFYDEV?S relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established standard vulnerability criteria.
  • Support the development of program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks, beneficiary targeting and distribution process as well as psychosocial and capacity building of partners.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Fulfill AFRYDEV?s Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization wide guide.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to AFRYDEV?s Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and AFRYDEV?s regulations related to emergency programming.

Collaboration / Ethical Operating Standards:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with AFRYDEV program staff.
  • Team building and survivor?s management skills.
  • Approachable and good listening skills

Qualification and Skills

  • B.Sc or Diploma in Health, equivalent or relevant field required;
  • 2 years of experience working on Gender mainstreaming and inclusion, Psychosocial Support Services, S/GBV programming with a focus on prevention preferred.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention, protection, and response
  • Previous experience working on social norms change.
  • Experience with developing and implementing GBV prevention programmes, particularly identification, case management & referrals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of survivors.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics, and respect for clients always.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Demonstrated experience working with men to end violence against women and girls.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa is a must.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2023 (COB 5:00pm)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter?in not more than four (4) pages to the HR department via:?recruitment@afrydev.org?clearly stating the Position applied for and Location as the subject of the email and, clear contact details (address, telephone number and functional email Address)
Or
Submit hard copy of their CV and Cover letter at:
AFRYDEV?s Yusufari Office
No.1 Yunusari Roa,
Opposite Governor’s Lodge Yusufari,
Yobe State.

Note

  • AFRYDEV is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate gender, religion, or ethnicity, However, this position is community based and as such community member are highly encouraged to apply.
  • AFRYDEV recruitment and selection procedures do not involve any form of payment to the organization, staff and or any assigned third party, requests of such kinds should be immediately reported.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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