Job Description

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Youth-powered Ecosystem to Advance
Urban Adolescent Health (YPE4AH) award is a five year (May 2020 – May 2025)
funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It is being
implemented by DAI in partnership with, Youth Empowerment and Development
Initiative (YEDI), Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), Yellow Brick Road (YBR),
and Grassroot Soccer (GRS). The program empowers young Nigerians to think
about their futures differently and access the skills, social capital, and
resources needed to realize their aspirations. The program works to improve
the health and well-being of urban, low-income adolescents, ages 15 to 19, by
increasing voluntary family planning uptake, situating family planning within
a broader, more holistic context that encompasses: 1) enhancing youth life
skills for healthy living and future planning; 2) fostering an enabling
social and policy environment for adolescent health and development; and 3)
increasing youth workforce readiness, job opportunities, and entrepreneurship
to address socioeconomic determinants of adolescent health.

The youth-powered ecosystem centers on Youth
Hubs—safe spaces for youth to seek and access FP and reproductive health (RH)
information and referrals. YPE4AH will adapt and scale up evidence-based,
high-impact SKILLZ curricula, which combine sports and fun-based activities
and group sessions led by Youth Coaches/mentors to spur healthy behavior
change and shift attitudes for more equitable gender sensitive norms.

YPE4AH recognizes the critical role
that peers and near-peers play in decision making, values and attitude
formation of adolescents, hence the need engage this group as Coaches on the
project to share accurate information with adolescents in and around the Hubs
as well as  form a support system for
positive and healthy choices in the community.

TASK & RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical/Managerial Tasks

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager/State

    Coordinator, develop schedule for activities in the Youth Hubs and monitor

    delivery.

  • Responsible for day-to-day monitoring of the use of all assets,

    equipment and furniture

  • Responsible for coordinating the smooth running of the

    Hubs: SKILLZ, leadership, livelihood

  • Responsible for providing health related

    information/counselling, coordinating Referrals and other services for

    adolescents in the Hubs

  • Responsible for documentation of all Hub activities into

    designated tracking tools (collecting and filing service data and collating

    SKILLZ data from Youth coaches, Hub attendance register and feedback forms)

  • Complete and submit monthly reports using approved

    monitoring and evaluation templates, including success stories.

Supervisory Tasks

Other
Job-Related responsibilities

  • Serve as a link between YPE4AH/YEDI staff and the SKILLZ

    Coaches

  • Be a role model for adolescents in the community by

    demonstrating best practices for leadership, livelihoods, and

    accessing/adhering to family planning services.

  •  Stand against all forms of abuse and exploitation of

    project participants. A Coach will immediately report any suspicion or acts

    of abuse to the Hub Coordinator for action and referral.

  • Participate in all training activities for the project-

    SKILLZ, Leadership, M&E.

  • Undertake periodic trainings on US Abortion and FP

    Requirements, and Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance and Statutory

    Abortion Restrictions

  • Ensure compliance of SKILLZ Coaches with Child Protection

    policies and Protecting Life in Global Health provision

  •  Deliver and facilitate sessions using the YPE4AH SKILLZ

    curriculum and other curricula as necessary.

  •  Together with YEDI YPE4AH Program and Training Managers/

    State Coordinator, conduct training and refresher trainings for Coaches on

    the YPE4AH SKILLZ curriculums.

  • Together with the Program Manager/ State Coordinator, lead

    community engagement efforts including stakeholder engagement, SKILLZ Holiday

    Camps, community, and mobile health outreaches.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum

    of HND or First degree in health, social and behavioral sciences.

  • At least 3 years working experience in programing and community level

    implementation.

  • Experience

    of working with young people on

    sensitive topics including family planning, sexual and reproductive

    health, gender-based violence, etc.

  • Experience

    of monitoring and evaluation or capturing learning for projects.

  •   Ability to

    communicate in local language preferred by young people.

  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to write concise, analytical and

    accurate reports to meet agreed deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communications

    skills in English.

  • Good negotiation and

    interpersonal skills, ability to relate well and build a rapport with a diverse

    range of people.

How To Apply

Interested candidates
should please send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] using (Hub coordinator programs–
YPE4AH) in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be
contacted.