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National Partnership Officer - New Incentives HND / BA / BSc Job

2023-08-09 20:29   Other categories   Abuja   169 views
Job Details

Location: Abuja (Remote)

Employment Type: Full-time


The National Partnership Officer (NPO) will be responsible for stakeholder relations and technical support to government stakeholders on behalf of New Incentives - All Babies Are Equal Initiative (NI-ABAE). In addition, the NPO will support the security unit and matters around internal and external communication and representation.

The NPO will ensure timely submission of reports to stakeholders at all levels, represent NI-ABAE at national events and meetings, engage with government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure compliance and timely renewal of approvals, MoUs and other requirements, and develop articles, ops-ed and write-ups that reflect organizational good image.

An ideal candidate should be courteous, have good writing skills and be knowledgeable of stakeholder management.

Organizational Summary

All Babies Are Equal Initiative (the Nigerian entity of US organization, New Incentives) was incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission as a Non-governmental organization (NGO) and its work is focused on demand creation for routine immunization in Nigeria through conditional cash transfers and awareness creation. The organizational goal is to save lives cost effectively by increasing immunization coverage in the North West Nigerian States of Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa.

The conditional cash transfers for routine immunization intervention includes supply side review, sensitization, verification for vaccination received, awareness creation, and a cash transfer of N500 for the first four mandatory immunization visits and N2,000 for the 5th immunization visit to caregivers of infants. Additionally, the organization engages in support for routine immunization systems in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Job Responsibilities and Tasks

Stakeholder Relations (30%):

Periodic meetings and check-in with national level governmental Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) and non-governmental partner organizations

Organizational representation at events and partner coordination meetings of national-level MDAs and partner organizations

Identification and management of collaborations with and support to national-level MDAs and partner organizations

NI-ABAE is collaborating as one of the Social Protection implementing organizations

Identification and cultivation of national level champions and supports

Stakeholder knowledge management

Implementation of the stakeholder relations goals and strategy at the national level

Organizational awareness of stakeholder relations landscape changes at the national level

Alignment of organizational goals with government priorities and identification of common points of collaborations.

Content Development and Documentation (20%):

Timely and consistent reporting to national level governmental and non-governmental partners

Timely responses to requests for information (ROI) from national level governmental and non-governmental partners.

Update and maintenance of proper documentation of stakeholder engagement across the organization

Update and maintenance of a stakeholder map.

Development and maintenance of a set of presentation slides, fact sheets and talking points on organization, its program, plans and key questions for various audiences.

Ability to represent the organization to local media; at conferences and workshops; and to other interest groups as needed.

Management of engagement with media personnel and organizations.

Media tracking and development of of articles, ops-ed and write-ups that reflects organizational good image.

Technical Assistance to Government MDAs (20%):

Technical support to government MDAs in line with NI-ABAE promised support or agreement

Technical support to government MDAs as part of representation of NI-ABAE at immunization, social protection and health committees and technical working groups

Technical support to government MDAs as might be periodically requested in line with ongoing collaboration

Technical support to government MDAs with representatives of other partner organizations as joint partner support to government.

Support to Stakeholder Relations Units (20%):

Support to the Stakeholder Relations Units on national level responsibilities

Support to supply-side unit to follow up vaccine supply issues at the national level.

National Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (10%):

Maintenance of organization schedule of MOUs and approvals by government MDAs and proactive reminder with follow up for renewal at least 6 months before expiry.

Maintenance of organizational legal and compliance checklists and proactive reminder with follow up for renewal at least 6 months before expiry.

Organizational full knowledge and situational awareness of current and emerging national cash transfer and routine immunization laws, policies, guidelines and requirements

Education and Work Experience Requirements

M.Sc, B.Sc or BA in Health, Public Health or Social Sciences disciplines.

3 - 6 years prior experience working on immunization support to governmental MDAs.

2 - 4 years prior experience working for a non-profit, charitable organization or (I)NGO at the national level.

Currently based in Abuja.

Skills and Competencies Requirements:

Good writing and oral communication skills

Good organizational skills, effective time management, and ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritize tasks

Sound cultural awareness and ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment

Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time and to work under pressure

Ability to collaborate and work with stakeholders from various backgrounds and culture

Critical thinker and possess problem solving attitude

Ability to get work done effectively with minimal supervision

Detail-oriented and diligent professional

Excellent responsiveness to email and phone requests

Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, internet browsers, smartphones and ICT in general. Ability to use Google Doc, Google Sheet and AppSheet would be an advantage

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

Profound knowledge of stakeholder management and relationship building

Language Requirement:

Proficiency in English Language (conversation, reading and writing) is required

Knowledge of Hausa Language (conversation and reading) is an advantage

Basic Requirements

M.Sc, B.Sc or BA in Health, Public Health Or Social Sciences disciplines.

Good command of English Language is required while the ability to speak Hausa is an advantage.

Key responsibilities include stakeholder relations, content development and documentation, provision of technical assistance to government stakeholders and national-level support to organization.

Application Closing Date

28th August, 2023.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Disclaimer: Beware of fraudulent job offers. New Incentives – All Babies Are Equal Initiative does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Company Description
New Incentives is a pioneer in a growing movement of giving small incentives to caregivers whose infants get immunized, while increasing awareness of the health benefits of childhood vaccinations.