Economic and Social Empowerment (EASE) Officer at the International Medical Corps (IMC)


International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Economic and Social Empowerment (EASE) Officer

Location: 
Maiduguri, Borno with 60% field visit

Job Summary

  • The Economic and Social Empowerment (EA$E) Officer is based in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and is responsible for supporting the implementation of the EASE program in the field locations
  • This includes supervising Community Volunteers(CV), conducting regular VSLA Training monitoring field activities, collecting data and providing mentoring and coaching support to CVs and EASE groups.
  • The Economic Empowerment Officer is also responsible for conducting the Group Discussion Series (GDS) and monitoring the implementation of the CEFE business skills training.
  • It is expected that the EASE Officer will play an active role in building community capacity in the effective running of EASE groups. This position reports directly to the GBV Manager.

Specific Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the economic empowerment officer include, but are not limited to. the following:

Program Development and Implementation:

  • Ensure all EASE activities (VSLA, DGS and business skills) are implemented on time and with high quality.
  • Actively participate in all EA$E Training of Trainers sessions and train EA$E Community Outreach Volunteers.
  • Provide technical support and supervision to EA$E Community Volunteers
  • Organize and participate in monthly meetings with EA$E community volunteers
  • Conduct frequent field visits to monitor and provide capacity building support to EA$E Community Volunteers
  • Facilitate the Discussion Group Series (DGS) with EA$E members and spouses
  • Monitor implementation of business skills training and report findings to GBV Manager.
  • Collect monitoring data for the VSLA and DGS components of the EA$E program as per the monitoring system in place.
  • Actively address challenges in program implementation and propose solutions to GBV Manager and GBV Coordinator
  • Document case studies and lessons learned and share with the GBV Coordinator as scheduled.
  • Work with Logistics and Procurement Team to procure EA$E supplies following IMC procurement policies and procedures, within program budgets, and ensure timely distribution of supplies/items.
  • Work with the GBV Manager to create detailed weekly and monthly work plans.
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold other principles in line with the GBV programming.
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders.
  • Attend staff meetings and training events as required.

HR Management & Staff Support:

  • Supervise and mentor EA$E Community Volunteers
  • Support the orientation, on-going development/training and capacity building of staff as required.
  • Identify training opportunities for staff through various methodologies: e.g. online, workshop, collaboration with other NGOs, etc
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Adhere to IMC procedures in preparing the necessary documentation for procuring training approval, materials, and payments for vendors etc, in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct.
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders.

Other:

  • Refrain from making false and unrealistic promises and commitments to the beneficiaries and work in the best interest of the IMC GBV Program.
  • Foster a team spirit among GBV staff that is conducive to all staff improving their skills and knowledge base.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop the IMC / GBV program.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Social Work And Social Administration or related field.
  • Familiarity with savings and credit schemes (VSLA methodology preferred)
  • Strong experience working with community groups
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to clearly and effectively convey complex concepts to populations with limited numeracy and literacy skills
  • Excellent training and mentoring skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to foster team spirit
  • Belief in and understanding of gender equality, women’s right and empowerment.
  • Experience working in GBV programs and in rural settings.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites frequently, stay and work in remote locations,
  • Ability to speak good English. Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri an advantage
  • Flexibility and can adapt to prevailing environment.
  • Computer literate especially micro soft work, excel database and PowerPoint. Knowledge of other software an advantage.
  • Self-starter

Other Comments:

  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply
  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

Compliance & Ethics

  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps
  • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Application Closing Date
17th December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application to the “Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” via the email: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Note

  • Candidates MUST state the Job Position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity organization Borno State candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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