Field Officer - Benue Job at New Incentives

Started by Jobrib, Oct 19, 2016, 09:31 PM


Jo Title: Field Officer – Benue

Company: New Incentives

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND  

Location: Benue, Nigeria

Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  


Non-profit New Incentives is looking to recruit a Field Officer to expand its team dedicated to preventing child mortality in Benue State, Nigeria.


The Field Officer will support New Incentives program that utilizes cash transfers to encourage mothers to complete the vaccination schedule of their infants. The program is operated in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in Benue State (pending approval). The primary duty in the role will be to manage operations at select health facilities.


The Field Officer will work at clinics throughout Benue State. This position will be available as of November 2016. The position may require occasional travel to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State where the New Incentives head office is located.



. Over the past years, Nigeria has considerably expanded the availability of vaccination services for infants. Despite this progress on the supply-side, demand for vaccinations remains low. New Incentives encourages mothers to fully vaccinate their infants with cash transfers and thereby ensures their babies are protected against deadly diseases.


Key Duties:

. Manage the cash transfer program at select public clinics in Benue State

. Register new beneficiaries on vaccination days and manage cash disbursements

. Collect program data on mobile devices

. Assisting the management with other duties related to the program.


Required Qualifications:

. Fluency in local languages/dialects spoken in Benue State, especially Idoma, Igede and Tiv. Please state the names of the languages/dialects you can speak and your fluency level for each language in your cover letter.

. Nigerian national already based in Benue State. Needs to be based in either Makurdi, Katsina-Ala, Oturkpo or Okpokwu/Gboko.

. Minimum of Higher National Diploma or Bachelor degree, preferably in the field of health or other natural sciences

. Willingness to work at remote public clinics every day and take public transport to reach them

. Experience with the Nigerian health system and clinic documentation, particularly related to infant health and vaccinations

. Experience in collecting, synthesizing and drawing conclusions from (health) data desirable

. Careful attention to financial matters and management of funds

. Detail-oriented, diligent professional

. Passion to help others and reduce infant mortality

. Very good communications and writing skills, English and dialects (verbal and written)

. Excellent responsiveness to email and phone requests

, Proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel, internet browsers, smartphones and new communications technology in general

. Hard-working, result-oriented and loyal

. Motivation to work in a young organization that is constantly changing based on stakeholder feedback and operates with a lean structure.

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