Field Assistant (Volunteer) at Safeguarding Children Initiative (SCII)

Safeguarding Children Initiative (SCII) is a non-governmental organization carrying out operations in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. Our Mission is to provide hope, protect, and uphold the rights and dignity of children and their caregivers in marginalized or most vulnerable communities through building long-lasting pillars by way of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are focused on creating a world where children are safe, secured, respected and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential by being committed to the eradication of poverty and children's inclusion. This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Assistant (Volunteer)

Locations: Adamawa, Borno and Yobe
Employment Type: Volunteer
Slot: 10 Openings

Job Description

  • To support implementation of all the components of project.

Main Responsibilities
Program Support (typically will be at field level):
Conduct community sensitization and mobilization with regards to Project program:

  • Ensure community leaders are briefed about the program and expectation.
  • Work with community leaders to establish communities in collaboration with IDP/Community leadership.
  • Conduct baseline survey for selected beneficiaries using structured questionnaire on kobo platform.
  • Ensure community leaders and formed committees are sensitized on project expectations.
  • Ensure both the beneficiaries and vendors are assisted projects activities.
  • Conduct post distribution monitoring from sample of beneficiaries after voucher transfer.
  • Sensitization of leadership structures (community committees) formed on program objective, beneficiary targeting, and selection and eligibility criteria.
  • To Work alongside community leaders and committees to identify beneficiaries, who will be registered and enrolled on the program using structured form on kobo.
  • Any other duties that may be duties assigned related to implementation of project in Borno State.


  • Comply with SCII’s policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Core Behaviours:
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
  • Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice

Operating safely and securely:

  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses

Qualifications & Experience

  • Education - B.Sc in Social Science level or any other relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SCII. In particular, a good understanding of the SCII mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Due to the urgency to fill these positions applications will be assessed as they are received, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  30th June, 2024.