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Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) is a not-for-profit organization that delivers evidence-based programs, in schools and communities, designed to build young people’s assets, facilitate their access to health services, and promote their adherence to healthy behaviors. Since its inception in 2011, YEDI has benefitted over 220,000 young people in schools and community sites in Lagos, Abuja, Akwa-Ibom, and Ogun State.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Outreach Officer

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Contract

Project Description

  • The Youth-Powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health Activity (referred to as YPE4AH) is a five-year (2020 – 2025) USAID funded project implemented YEDI and its partners.
  • The primary goal of the project is to improve the health and well-being of urban, underprivileged adolescents aged 15 – 19 by increasing voluntary family planning (FP) uptake and continued use – from a holistic, human capital perspective.
  • The youth-powered ecosystem centers on Youth Hubs – safe spaces for youth to seek and access FP and reproductive health (RH) information and referrals.
  • YPE4AH will adapt and scale up evidence based, high-impact SKILLZ curricula, which combine sports and fun-based activities and group sessions led by Youth Coaches/mentors to spur healthy behavior change and shift attitudes for more equitable gender sensitive norms.
  • YEDI seeks to engage an Outreach officer to coordinate and implement the community mobilization activities in target locations.

Task & Responsibilities
Field level implementation:

  • Plan and coordinate community outreaches to be delivered by Youth Coaches in program LGAs.
  • Monitor and supervise the implementation of all community outreaches.
  • Build capacity of Youth Coaches in the correct use of the community discussion guide and other work tools.
  • Integrate all community outreach activities into the Hub master plan by providing updates and lessons as they arise.
  • Attend all monthly review meetings at the Hub address general issues as well as build capacity on common gaps identified as a team.

Advocacy and stakeholder engagement:

  • To liaise and network with community leaders to develop effective relationships to meet outreach targets.
  • Work in close cooperation with relevant government officials like the LGA social mobilization officers, community gatekeepers, local NGOs, host population; organize appropriate activities within the community to drive awareness and participation amongst the youth population of the target communities.
  • Communicate program updates to communities working closely with government counterparts and community representatives.

Documentation:

  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports for each Hub to immediate supervisor.
  • Report any progress and any problems in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor.
  • Develop and share success stories/best practices related to community engagement.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the role as required by the State coordinator.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences or related fields.
  • At least 2-3 years working experience in community mobilization, preferably in SRH (Sexual reproductive Health) functional skills.
  • Experience of working with young people on sensitive topics including family planning, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, etc.
  • Experience working with communities, community structures, hosting community sensitizations and dialogues.
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration.
  • Self-motivated with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics.
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed.
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required.
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills are a must and a good sense of humor.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to write concise, analytical, and accurate reports to meet agreed deadlines.

 

 

 

Job Title: Hub Coordinator – Health Service Provider

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Contract

Project Description

  • The Youth-Powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health Activity (referred to as YPE4AH) is a five-year (2020 – 2025) USAID funded project implemented YEDI and its partners.
  • The primary goal of the project is to improve the health and well-being of urban, underprivileged adolescents aged 15 – 19 by increasing voluntary family planning (FP) uptake and continued use – from a holistic, human capital perspective.
  • The youth-powered ecosystem centers on Youth Hubs – safe spaces for youth to seek and access FP and reproductive health (RH) information and referrals.
  • YPE4AH will adapt and scale up evidence based, high-impact SKILLZ curricula, which combine sports and fun-based activities and group sessions led by Youth Coaches/mentors to spur healthy behavior change and shift attitudes for more equitable gender sensitive norms.
  • YEDI seeks to engage a Hub Coordinators to oversee Youth Coaches who will deliver the SKILLZ United Curriculum. The coordinator will also deliver youth friendly health services including family planning.

Task Responsibilities
Technical/Managerial Tasks:

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager/State Coordinator, develop schedule for activities in the Youth Hubs and monitor delivery.
  • Responsible for day-to-day monitoring of the use of all assets, equipment, and furniture
  • Responsible for coordinating the smooth running of the Hubs: SKILLZ, leadership, livelihood.
  • Responsible for providing health related information/counselling, coordinating Referrals and other services for adolescents in the Hubs.
  • Responsible for documentation of all Hub activities into designated tracking tools (collecting and filing service data and collating SKILLZ data from Youth coaches, Hub attendance register and feedback forms).
  • Complete and submit monthly reports using approved monitoring and evaluation templates, including success stories.

Supervisory Tasks:

  • Deliver bi-weekly mentoring sessions for SKILLZ Coaches.
  • Support monthly Hub check-in and quarterly learning meeting.
  • Monitor participation of Adolescents in interventions by tracking their daily/periodic attendance.
  • Collate and supervise the pre-and-post intervention test.
  • Monitor and Supervise program delivery for quality, identify gaps and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitor completion of deliverables by SKILLZ Coaches.

FP Service Provision:

  • Operationalize referral protocols for FP/RH services to out of school adolescents aged 15 – 19.
  • Offer group counseling sessions and one-to-one private sessions for Adolescent boys and girls in need FP and other program related health areas
  • Provide contraceptive services to adolescents as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the commodity logistic management system of contraceptives and consumables at the hub.
  • Maintain all health data collection tools as designed by the project.
  • Provide necessary and relevant health related information to Coaches and the YEDI Team for program purpose.

Other Job-related responsibilities:

  • Serve as a link between YPE4AH/YEDI staff and the SKILLZ Coaches
  • Be a role model for adolescents in the community by demonstrating best practices for leadership, livelihoods, and accessing/adhering to family planning services.
  • Stand against all forms of abuse and exploitation of project participants. A Coach will immediately report any suspicion or acts of abuse to the Hub Coordinator for action and referral.
  • Participate in all training activities for the project- SKILLZ, Leadership, M&E.
  • Undertake periodic trainings on US Abortion and FP Requirements, and Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance and Statutory Abortion Restrictions
  • Ensure compliance of SKILLZ Coaches with Child Protection policies and Protecting Life in Global Health provision.
  • Deliver and facilitate sessions using the YPE4AH SKILLZ curriculum and other curricula as necessary.
  • Together with YEDI YPE4AH Program and Training Managers/ State Coordinator, conduct training and refresher trainings for Coaches on the YPE4AH SKILLZ curriculum.
  • Together with the Program Manager/ State Coordinator, lead community engagement efforts including stakeholder engagement, SKILLZ Holiday Camps, community, and mobile health outreaches.

Job Requirements

  • A certified Nurse, Midwife or Healthcare provider recognized under the law to offer FP counseling, over the counter and invasive contraceptive methods as well as counseling in other YPE4AH health related areas.
  • Experience in NGO health development programs will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation or capturing learning for projects.
  • Experience designing and implementing programs targeted at adolescents.
  • Young at heart with the ability to communicate in local language preferred by young people.
  • Prior experience engaging with young people will be an advantage.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to write concise, analytical, and accurate reports to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills, ability to relate well and build a rapport with a diverse range of people.

 

 

 

Job Title: Hub Coordinator – Programs

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Contract

Project Description

  • The Youth-Powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health Activity (referred to as YPE4AH) is a five-year (2020 – 2025) USAID funded project implemented YEDI and its partners.
  • The primary goal of the project is to improve the health and well-being of urban, underprivileged adolescents age 15 – 19 by increasing voluntary family planning (FP) uptake and continued use – from a holistic, human capital perspective.
  • The youth-powered ecosystem centers on Youth Hubs – safe spaces for youth to seek and access FP and reproductive health (RH) information and referrals.
  • YPE4AH will adapt and scale up evidence based, high-impact SKILLZ curricula, which combine sports and fun-based activities and group sessions led by Youth Coaches/mentors to spur healthy behavior change and shift attitudes for more equitable gender sensitive norms.
  • YEDI seeks to engage a Hub Coordinators to oversee Youth Coaches who will deliver the SKILLZ United Curriculum.

Task and Responsibilities
Technical / Managerial Tasks:

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager/State Coordinator, develop schedule for activities in the Youth Hubs and monitor delivery
  • Responsible for day-to-day monitoring of the use of all assets, equipment, and furniture
  • Responsible for coordinating the smooth running of the Hubs: SKILLZ, leadership, livelihood
  • Responsible for providing health related information/counselling, coordinating Referrals and other services for adolescents in the Hubs
  • Responsible for documentation of all Hub activities into designated tracking tools (collecting and filing service data and collating SKILLZ data from Youth coaches, Hub attendance register and feedback forms)
  • Complete and submit monthly reports using approved monitoring and evaluation templates, including success stories.

Supervisory Tasks:

  • Deliver bi-weekly mentoring sessions for SKILLZ Coaches
  • Support monthly Hub check-in and quarterly learning meeting
  • Monitor participation of Adolescents in interventions by tracking their daily/periodic attendance.
  • Collate and supervise the pre-and-post intervention test.
  • Monitor and Supervise program delivery for quality, identify gaps and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitor completion of deliverables by SKILLZ Coaches

Other Job-related Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a link between YPE4AH/YEDI staff and the SKILLZ Coaches
  • Be a role model for adolescents in the community by demonstrating best practices for leadership, livelihoods, and accessing/adhering to family planning services.
  • Stand against all forms of abuse and exploitation of project participants. A Coach will immediately report any suspicion or acts of abuse to the Hub Coordinator for action and referral.
  • Participate in all training activities for the project- SKILLZ, Leadership, M&E.
  • Undertake periodic trainings on US Abortion and FP Requirements, and Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance and Statutory Abortion Restrictions
  • Ensure compliance of SKILLZ Coaches with Child Protection policies and Protecting Life in Global Health provision
  • Deliver and facilitate sessions using the YPE4AH SKILLZ curriculum and other curricula as necessary.
  • Together with YEDI YPE4AH Program and Training Managers/ State Coordinator, conduct training and refresher trainings for Coaches on the YPE4AH SKILLZ curriculum.
  • Together with the Program Manager/ State Coordinator, lead community engagement efforts including stakeholder engagement, SKILLZ Holiday Camps, community, and mobile health outreaches.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of HND or First Degree in Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • At least 3 years working experience of in programing and community level implementation,
  • Experience of working with young people on sensitive topics including family planning, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, etc.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation or capturing learning for projects.
  • Ability to communicate in local language preferred by young people.
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to write concise, analytical, and accurate reports to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills, ability to relate well and build a rapport with a diverse range of people.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and Resume to: [email protected] using the job position and location eg: “Outreach Officer – Kano” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Application Deadline  8th August, 2021.


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