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Community Awareness and Recovery (CAR) Field Worker at the Salvation Army Nigeria

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Community Awareness and Recovery (CAR) Field Worker

Location: Oron, Akwa Ibom

Working Hours: Full Time (5 days a week)

Details: Up to 20 month contract


Program Summary

  • The Salvation Army Nigeria is contracted to deliver the Community Awareness and Recovery program.
  • The CAR program is based in 5 Operational locations (Lagos State, Oyo State, Edo State, River State and Akwa Ibom State). Our CAR project aims to prevent and reduce the impact of modern slavery and trafficking in Nigeria by achieving the following outcomes:
    • Increased awareness of, and changed attitudes and behaviours towards modern slavery and trafficking within local communities
    • Reduced re-trafficking of and increased quality of life for survivors of modern slavery
    • Enhanced understanding of modern slavery in-country and best practice responses required to prevent this crime

Key Responsibilities

  • The CAR Project Field Worker is an essential position to delivering an effective and efficient program with lasting impact for both vulnerable communities and survivors of trafficking in Nigeria.
  • In this role you will be responsible for delivering the community awareness and prevention program and the Survivor recovery program in one of the project operational locations.

Duties and Responsibilities
General:

  • Keeping records and case-files
  • Managing budgets for the programs
  • Write Monthly Reports
  • Responsible for 2 community based programs:
  • Community Advocacy, Awareness & Attitude Change Program
  • Community Survivor Recovery Program
  • May be required to support Project Coordinator with Emergency/Short-term accommodation Program


Community Advocacy, Awareness & Attitude Change Program:

  • With Project Coordinator finalise the program including policy, procedures and forms
  • Develop advocacy, awareness and attitude change plan using various project approved tools and strategies
  • Design training on how to train others and keep others inspired and active (TOT training)
  • Working with Salvation Army Corps Officers to:
  • Invite volunteers to join and participate in program
  • Collect and purchase tools to raise awareness
  • Deliver training on trafficking and TOT to 3motivated volunteers
  • Work with volunteers to deliver plan of changing the community through meetings, dialogue and tools
  • Networking with community organisations, schools, police, local governments, etc.

Community Survivor Recovery Program:

  • With Project Coordinator finalise the program including policy, procedures and forms
  • Complete initial assessments that assess needs and strengths of survivor in order to assess eligibility for program and create case plan
  • Case management including
  • Empowerment of the survivor to use their skills and resources
  • Link the survivor in with other services in the community
  • Counseling and emotional support
  • Follow up on survivors post exit from the program
  • Network and liaise with wide range of NGO’s, schools, private and government programs in community in order to make referrals

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Community Development or related field

Desirable:

  • Practicing Christian or willing to work in sympathy with the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army

Knowledge
Essential:

  • An understanding of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Knowledge of community development monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Knowledge of participatory community work

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of trauma and working with people who have been abused or exploited
  • Knowledge of human behaviour

Experience

  • Experience in community development work or social work
  • Experience networking with NGO’s, Government and private sector
  • Proven experience of community mobilisation
  • Experience writing reports and case notes
  • Experience in counseling
  • Experience working as part of a large international NGO
  • Experience in Train the Trainer work

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in community development or social work
  • Strong reporting and writing skills
  • Understanding of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Strong Organisational skills
  • Strong Microsoft, email and excel skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Networking skills
  • Intermediate Finance and excel skills
  • Intimate working knowledge of the Oron geographic and local governmental areas.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to build trust and communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and handle conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle and control very difficult situations clearly and calmly
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Strong Microsoft word and excel skills
  • Honesty, integrity, and loyalty
  • Client confidentiality
  • Strong work ethics
  • Written and oral communication skills

Circumstances:

  • Occasionally required to travel to Lagos City for training
  • Required to live and work in the same Operational Project location

Application Closing Date
20th November, 2017.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected]

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