Vacancy for a Field Manager at a non-profit Organization - New Incentives

 Employment Nigeria 18-Nov-2017 KATSINA , ZAMFARA , JIGAWA , Administrative   NGO  

POSITION : Field Manager (Team Leader, Mid-level)


  • The Field Managers 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 to supervise the work of our Field Volunteers at select public health facilities. However, you will also be enrolling beneficiaries yourself at public clinics to become an expert in our operations.
  • Field Managers will be hired full-time with a modest salary (lower than at major international NGOs).
  • Field Managers will 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)


  • 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.


  • Interact with stakeholders like superintendents and state officials
  • Assist the management with other duties related to the program
  • Please note that this is a hands-on job for a hard-working, dedicated young leader. This is NOT a leadership position where most of the work can be delegated.
  • Supervise field volunteers enrolling beneficiaries at remote public clinics
  • Control electronic beneficiary records and expenses of field volunteers and give feedback
  • Train staff on an ongoing basis to guarantee high quality operations
  • Conduct audits to prevent fraud and poor performance


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of Health or other Natural Sciences
  • Excellent 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
  • 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.
  • Experience in managing small teams, ideally in full-time role
  • 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

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