Field Staff: Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara State

Non-profit New Incentives is looking to recruit Field Staff to expand its team dedicated to preventing child mortality in Jigawa, Katsina and Zamfara State, Nigeria.

The Field Staff will support New Incentives’ program that utilizes cash transfers to encourage mothers to complete the immunization schedule of their infants. The program is operated in cooperation with the State Primary Healthcare Development Board in Jigawa/Katsina/Zamfara State. The primary duty in the role will be enrolling beneficiaries at public clinics.

Field Staff are hired part-time and work at clinics throughout Jigawa, Katsina and Zamfara State and must already be based / reside in one of the following towns:

Jigawa

  • Birnin Kudu Town
  • Babura
  • Dutse
  • Gumel
  • Kazaure
  • Hadejia

Katsina

  • Daura
  • Dutsin-Ma
  • Funtua
  • Katsina
  • Malumfashi

Zamfara

  • Talata Mafara
  • Gusau
  • Kaura Namoda
  • Anka
  • Shinkafi
  • Gumi


Context:

Over the past years, Nigeria has considerably expanded the availability of vaccination services for infants. Despite this progress on the supply-side, demand for vaccinations remains relatively low. New Incentives encourages mothers to fully vaccinate their infants with cash transfers and thereby ensures their babies are protected against deadly diseases. The cash transfers allow the mothers to afford transport to the clinic and compensate them for lost income.

Key Duties:

  • Enrolling beneficiaries at remote public clinics
  • Monitor immunization services at your clinic
  • Interact with clinic staff and beneficiaries
  • Assist the management with other duties related to the program


Please note that this is a hands-on job for hard-working, dedicated young candidates.

Please also note the adequate but modest salary (see below).

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluency in local languages/dialects spoken in Jigawa/Katsina/Zamfara State, especially Hausa. Please state the names of the languages/dialects you can speak and your fluency level for each language in your cover letter.
  • Nigerian national already based in Jigawa, Katsina or Zamfara State.
  • Minimum of National Diploma, ideally Bachelor degree, preferably in the field of health or other natural sciences
  • Willingness to work at remote public clinics a few days per week and take public transport to reach them
  • Experience with the Nigerian health system and clinic documentation, particularly related to infant health and vaccinations
  • Experience in collecting, synthesizing and drawing conclusions from (health) data desirable
  • Careful attention to financial matters and management of funds
  • Detail-oriented, diligent professional
  • Passion to help others and reduce infant mortality
  • Very good communications and writing skills, English, Hausa and dialects (verbal and written)
  • Excellent responsiveness to email and phone requests
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel, internet browsers, smartphones and new communications technology in general
  • Hard-working, result-oriented and loyal
  • Motivation to work in a young organization that is constantly changing based on stakeholder feedback and operates with a lean structure


Applications are accepted only online through Breezy HR and must include the following attachments:

  • One-page CV
  • Brief letter of motivation (maximum of 300 words)


The selection process for this position is competitive. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates short-listed based on their online applications will have to undergo a series of online tests and phone interviews that allow for the identification of the most qualified person in a transparent and meritocratic manner. At the end of the process, candidates will be invited to an in-person training and the best candidates will be offered a position.

Please note that New Incentives is dedicated to spending the largest share possible on its beneficiaries and therefore limits its administrative costs. This results in modest but adequate salaries for its staff. Do not expect salaries that larger international organizations or corporations might offer.

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