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Life Helpers Initiative (LHI) is one of the leading non governmental, not for profit, Civil Society Organization based in and working the core North Western Nigeria with its headquarters in Sokoto, and branch offices in Kebbi and Zamfara States; strongly engaged in areas that have direct bearing to the well-being of the people, especially rural dwellers.

From its mission statement, LHI’s aim to empower Children, Youths, Women and communities in all aspects of life through advocacy, capacity development initiatives, community mobilization and socio-economic development focusing in the following thematic areas
a. Education
b. Health,
c. Governance
d. Socio- economic empowerment

In order to continue to provide quality community services, LHI is seeking to engage dynamic, positive, self-starter who is able to work without much supervision and contributing to the growth of the organisation. The organization culture is one that is welcoming, supportive and focused, gender friendly as people living with HIV/AIS, Disability who feels qualified are encouraged to apply for the following positions:
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation/Research Officer [MERO]
Type of Work: Full Time
Location: Sokoto
Report to: Director, Monitoring & Evaluation

Job Summary
Life Helpers Initiative Nigeria is seeking for M&E/Research Officer. The M&E/Research Officer will contribute to the management of the organization M&E system. She/he will review and maintain systems to collect and support the analysis of data, interpreting and communication learnings from primary and secondary research work in order to help project management draw insight from the data that will be useful in the design of activities. The M&E/Research Officer will report to the Director Monitoring and Evaluation and will maintain close liaison with the M&E unit members; the MERO will be responsible for the main activities of the organization, leading research and outreach and other tasks.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Develop and implement strong, reliable and quality organisational research framework (research design, moderating, analysis and interpretation of data etc.
2. Undertake the conduct of research sampling, preparation of discussion guides and design of questionnaires, working closely with the DME and other colleagues as required.
3. Assist in the effective design, co-ordination and delivery of research for all programs across the different thematic areas, comprising of formative research, process search and impact evaluation.
4. Develop the communication strategy for the dissemination of research findings and what these insights mean with regards data usage.
5. Develop research work plans according to project needs.
6. Monitor activities progress, collect data; verify and document learning

QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES:
Have a minimum of NCE/ND in statistics or related discipline
Minimum working experience in M & E field of 2 years.
Experience with Management Information Systems
Applicable knowledge working with statistic database such as SAS, STATA, SPSS etc.
Highly motivated, willing to learn, good team work, service-oriented and able to work under high pressure and such within a limited time frame
Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
Professional use of personal computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheet software programs.
Excellent communication skills and writing skills
Fluency in Hausa Language is an added advantage

Job Title: Program Officer, Socio-Economic Development [POSED]
Type of Work: Full Time
Location: Sokoto
Report to: Director, Gender & Governance

Job Summary:
Program Officer, Socio-Economic Development will report to the Director Program and community Mobilization and Director Gender and Governance. He/She will work to promote sustainable livelihood and enhance socio-economic services for the rural population. POSED will support the development of strategies, structure and systems that drives LHI’s entrepreneurial programs, vocational and Life Skills development; support in a sustainable way, all community development structures, committees or groups in identify community needs, problems, priorities, and opportunities for social development, education and training.

Key Responsibilities:

Implement the Socio Economic Development [SED] plans and policies of the organisation to the targeted beneficiaries
Lead and Participate in the process of design, developing or review SED
Facilitate primary group formation, savings and credit group development and community development committees (CDCs).
Supporting and providing technical assistance including on capacity building to other program staff for effective implementation of thematic areas of organisation and projects.
Facilitate focus group discussions and community market survey for assessing socio-economic needs of the communities and translate them to socio-economic development plan.
Design, organize and provide relevant training programmes for capacity building among community leaders, beneficiaries and local government staff.
Assess local business opportunities and support the communities to identify potential trades and enterprises for life skill enhancement (apprentice training).
Provide support to the communities to translate the community development needs into community social development action plan and many others.

Job Requirements
 Have a minimum of BSc/HND in business administration or related field
 1-2 years of relevant work experience in development programs
 Have the ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field
 Be Capable to supervise and coach community volunteers.
 Be professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and cultural sensitive
 Familiar with the local terrain of Sokoto, Kebbi & Zamfara
 Facilitation, organizing, mentoring, problem solving and monitoring skills
 Sensitive and caring but firm and decisive in managing staff and partners.
 Strong ability to work in a diverse socio-cultural environment with less supervision
 Fluent in the writing and speaking of Hausa language. Fulfulde Language is an added advantage

Job Title: Programme Officer Governance
Type of Work: Full Time
Location: Sokoto
Report to: Director Gender & Governance

Job Summary:
The Program Officer, Governance [POG] provides support to the implementation of LHI’s Governance activities. He/She shall be required to analyse political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of relevant governance programme activities that ensures community participation, womenand youths in the process of local governance and decision making. POG shall work under the direct supervision and in close collaboration with the Director Gender and Governance alongside other Program staff for successful LHI or donor supported activities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support the implementation of LHI’s Governance plans, program and strategies
• Provide strong coordination, planning and support for all Governance related stakeholders
• Ensure effective information flow between LHI and the community structures and government agencies.
• Developing, implementing, communicating and maintaining LHI governance risk and compliance policy.
• Participate in developing, implementing or reviewing advocacy plans and strategy
• Develop and implement action plan in order to implement governance strategy of activity.
• Ensure support for community structures, groups and traditional and religious institution.
• Ensure relevant policies, procedures and legislatures are communicated to the community structures and stakeholders.
• Support in mentoring, monitoring and capacity building for community members, groups and other community structures
• Manage an assigned activities and its associated budget to ensure effective, timely and high quality delivery that meets institutional requirements in terms of financial management and project accountability to donors.
• Support the DGG with the integration of social science within the LHI Programme.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES:
Have a minimum of BSc/HND in Sociology, Political science, Public Administration, Psychology, International relation and social sciences.
High knowledge and technical soundness, experience and expertise in governance including appropriate policies and legislations at the national and state levels.
2-4 years of relevant work experience in development programs.
Excellent contextual, analytical, writing and oral communication skills.
Team leadership and team playing qualities/experience.
Have relevant Life & Social Skills.
Computer literacy skills, especially the use of word processing, Excel and power point.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send in their CV and a 1 Page Cover Letter, detailing their preferred position and a description of their capacity. This can be submitted physically in a sealed envelope with the inscription of the position you seek to apply for to:

The Admin/Human Resource
Life Helpers Initiative
Goshen Development Center
Tamaje Opp Pinnacle Guest Inn
Eastern Byepass Sokoto State.

Or via email to
The Admin/Human Resource
Life Helpers Initiative
becky@lhinigeria.org
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application must reach us on or before COB 12th JULY 2017

Life Helpers Initiative is an equal opportunity, gender friendly organisation. Women, Youths, People living with HIV/AIDS and disabilities with the required qualifications are encouraged to apply