Job Description

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is a non-profit organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting global health and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking a qualified candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer-Social Worker

Location: Abuja
Project: UNFPA
Contract Type: Fixed Term

Program Description

The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU), launched in 2017, as part of the global response b eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Nigeria is one of eight African countries selected to implement the Spotlight Initiative, which will focus strongly on preventing early marriage and female genital mutilation. The Spotlight Initiative is implemented in Nigeria by five principal agencies (UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, UNICEF and UNESCO) under the coordination of the Resident Coordinator’s Office.

Gender-based violence (GBV) remains pervasive in Nigeria exacerbated by negative social norms, the culture of silence and misconceptions around violence against women and girls (VAWG). As much as 30 percent of Nigerian women aged 15-49 years reported experiencing sexual abuse. AHNJ in collaboration FH1360 is implementing the spotlight initiative in FCT and Adamawa, UNHCR, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are leading the refugee response effort in Nigeria to ensure that Cameroonian refugees receive protection and assistance. Response efforts are delivered under the overall leadership of the host government and alongside the Refugee Coordination Model.

Job Description

The Assistant Technical Officer-Social Worker will provide programmatic and operational support in one of the three field sites. Under the supervision of the Protection Officer, the case worker will have the overall responsibility of implementing the case management approach for survivors of gender-based violence including identifying survivor needs, providing psychosocial support, referral of survivors to services and monitoring improvement of the survivor’s psychosocial wellbeing.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

BA / BS in Social Work / Sociology, Psychology or related domains with 1 to 2 years’ relevant experience in Gender-Based Violence and Psychosocial support with a sound understanding of protection in humanitarian relief settings.
Possession of a degree in Psychology is desired
Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
Knowledge of basic counselling skills required.

Application Closing Date
12th May, 2020.