Pro-Health International


Pro-Health International is a faith based Non-Governmental Organization based in Nigeria. Our Vision is to improve the health of Africa’s people. We do this by providing qualitative and quantitative health care and hope to the poor and less privileged in rural parts of Africa at little or no cost to the beneficiaries. The organization has also benefitted from awards from CDC and USAID. Currently, we are recipients of the Integrated Child Health Social Services Award, a USAID 5-year grant award. In our 28 years of existence, we have taken free medical care to the poor and less privilege, within and outside Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Position: Imsafer Adolescent Program Instructors (Male and Female Instructors)

Locations: Adamawa and Bauchi states

Employment Type: Contract

Introduction

Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA 4) is a – five year, USAID – funded project (December 2019 to November 2024). The project is designed to reduce the impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Adamawa and Bauchi states respectively.

ICHSSA is implemented by Pro Health International (PHI) in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), alongside Civil Society Organizations responsible to case management at the community and household levels. ICHSSA 4 will ensure that OVC are cared for and protected by their households, communities, local and state governments. The project will also ensure that communities promote child and family friendly, prevent Gender based violence (GBV) and promote gender and HIV sensitive cultural norms and practices.

PHI intends to implement the Imsafer sexual violence prevention curriculum in Adamawa and Bauchi states.  Imsafer is a dual-gender program that teaches adolescent girls to set boundaries, stand up and defend themselves and adolescent boys to challenge rape culture, ask for consent and intervene in attacks. Research has shown a 47% decrease in the incidence of sexual assaults among girls taught Impower curriculum which has been adapted for use in Nigeria under a new name, Imsafer the broad aim of the Imsafer  Program is to engender a safe, empowered and inclusive society appropriate for girls and boys to fully develop, thrive and contribute to community and national development.

Position Description

PHI is collaborating with No Means No Worldwide to implement Imsafer adolescent program, the evidence based child safety and violence prevention program. By participating in this training and teaching Imsafer classes in your community, the Imsafer Adolescent Program Instructors will be part of an international and local champions working actively to end gender-based violence and the global rape epidemic. 

Instructors will first go through an intensive 6-weeks curriculum-based training on violence prevention, intervention and recovery. The training will include both in-person contact to review recorded training materials and live virtual sessions delivered in English language 4 days each week. After the training,  Imsafer Adolescent Program Instructors  will be deployed to teach adolescents and youth in communities where the ICHSSA 4 project is implemented.

6-WEEK TRAINING EXPECTATIONS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • Active participation 
  • Attendance for at least 100% of the days of training
  • A strong understanding of the curriculum and motivation to teach the program effectively
  • Ability to teach physical skills accurately and safely?

Required Qualification and Skills for instructors

  • BSc in Sociology, Public Health, Research / Monitoring and Evaluation,
  • Must be available to participate in 6-week training (full days, Monday to Thursday) 
  • Must be resident in the State and particularly the community where the project will be implemented.
  • Must be fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Must be proficient in in the local language 
  • Must be willing to implement the Imsafer curriculum with adolescent girls aged 10-20 (for Female Instructors and adolescent boys aged 10-20 (for Male Instructors) aged 10-20 years 
  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive referral network of prevention and aftercare resources and providers i.e. medical, legal, social
  • Set up and maintain Survivors In Recovery Anonymous (SIRA) meetings for survivors 
  • Conduct and collect basic M&E data from youth participants
  • Liaise with local child safety, gender-based violence organizations, stakeholders, government sources and schools 
  • Must be well respected in the community 
  • Previous work experience with youths and adolescents will be an added advantage 

Application Closing Date

29th August, 2020

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

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