LIVELIHOOD FIELD VOLUNTEER
Issue Date: May 13, 2020
Closing Date: May 27, 2020
Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) is a Not-for-Profit Civil Society Organization that works to protect the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and promote their Inclusion in the Development Agenda.
A pioneer in the field of disability programming in Nigeria, DRAC uses an array of innovative and creative tools and methods to engage with duty bearers and raise public awareness on disability rights, with the primary aim of ensuring inclusion and access at all levels for persons with disabilities, with a special focus on Women and Girls with Disabilities (WGWDs) in Nigeria.
We are currently implementing a project aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty and violence among women and girls with disabilities (WGWD) through social, economic and political empowerment. The project will cover 14 communities that DRAC is already working in; two from each of the 6 Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Mararaba in Nasarawa State.
The project will support WGWD to set up Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) in each community (58 groups in total). Also, the project will provide leadership opportunities for WGWDs to practice leadership skills in a supportive context.
We are looking for suitable and qualified individuals to join our team and support the vision of this project. We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Livelihood Support Volunteers (7)
Location: Communities in the 6 Area Councils of the FCT and Mararaba, Nasarawa State
Duration: 12 months
Job Type: Fulltime
Type of role: Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID)
Start date: Immediately
Job Purpose and Scope of Work
The major purpose of this role is to mentor and monitor women and girls with disabilities in communities in the 6 Area Councils of the FCT and Mararaba in Nasarawa State, to set-up and manage Village Savings and Loans Associations. More importantly, to ensure the groups are established effectively and respond swiftly to any issues arising, this will gradually reduce as WGWD are trained and become more confident to run the groups independently.
Mobilization of community groups
Mobilization and awareness raising with local leadership
Training of community groups on VSLA
Mentoring, Monitoring and supervision of community VSLA groups
VSLA data gathering and entering in SAVIX information exchange
Weekly visit to VSLA groups
Preparation of weekly/monthly report
Submit weekly and monthly plans/reports to DRAC Livelihood officer
Document and share successes and case stories, and lessons learnt.
Input information in SAVIX
Participate in project planning and review meetings
Qualifications and Experience
OND or HND in any related field
Minimum of secondary education
Proven experience of managing and supporting staff
Experience working in communities or informal community settings
Experience in community development
Knowledge and Skills
Good inter-personal communication and diplomatic skills
Proven facilitation skills
Team-player and motivational skills
An understanding of basic administration, finance and logistics
An understanding of monitoring and reporting
Strong level of computer skills (Windows, MS Office, Email and Internet)
Knowledge of data and database management
The ability to analyze problems and develop lasting solutions in line with DRAC approaches.
Ability to use Excel
Native Speaker of local language (Hausa, Gbagi)
Living in the community within the area council
Familiarity with community routes
Deadline for Applications:
5:00pm, Friday, May 27, 2020
Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should send via email, their Resume (with contact details of at
least 2 professional referees) and a Cover Letter explaining suitability and motivation for the job to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.
Only Electronically submitted applications via email will be entertained and all application information should be contained in only ONE MS Word document.
Subject line of emails must clearly state the Job Title of position applied for and location of residence e.g. Livelihood Support Volunteer – Bwari Area Council.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for follow up and interview.
DRAC is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from young
women and persons with disabilities who meet the above qualifications.
Due to the nature of our volunteer placements, it is possible that the responsibilities of this role may differ and therefore the post holder will need to be prepared to be flexible and adapt to their environment, as necessary.
To apply, click the link below: