Job Vacancy!!!

Gede Foundation is a non-profit development organization dedicated to address underserved and stigmatized health burdens and bring them out of the shadows.  Our team is composed of individuals (staff, consultants, volunteers) who share a common goal of starting discussions and actions on health and other social issues that are often neglected and thereby underfunded in Nigeria.  

In partnership with TTC (Time to Change) CBM (Christian Blind Mission), Gede Foundation will be implementing an anti-stigma campaign for mental illness in the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) and Nasarawa State.  We are currently seeking qualified candidates for:

Position Title: Project Coordinator (1)

Contract Type:   1 Year Fixed Term/Full Time 

Location(s): FCT (Abuja) 

Job Description: 

  • Produce quarterly reports on activity, budget and any other issues. 

  • Identify and recruit local people with lived experience of mental health problems who feel ready to be trained and supported to deliver local anti-stigma campaigning activity, drawing on existing peer support groups run by Gede Foundation as well as people in the wider community

  • Provide day-to-day emotional support to the local Champions around their training and campaigning activity throughout the length of the pilot

  • Provide day-to-day logistical support to the Champions, such as helping with communications, organising meetings and enabling access to meetings rooms, internet and email, printing facilities, organising transport, storage, parking, insurance, assisting tailoring materials for local use

  • Work with the Champions to organise the local activities that will provide a safe environment for them to engage the public in 'social contact'

  • Work with the Time to Change team to tailor campaign materials

  • Work with the Time to Change Team and local agencies to develop the campaign messaging and creative, helping to maximise its audience reach and impact  

  • Support the evaluation of programme activities by providing advice on the tailoring of evaluation tools, participating in the evaluation themselves and encouraging champions to participate

Minimum Requirements:

  • a degree in social development/psychology/management or equivalent (a post-graduate/masters degree would be an added advantage)

  • at least 2 years experience in the area of community mental health (awareness, stigma reduction, monitoring and evaluation) 

  • relevant training is a plus

  • familiarity with the Nigerian public health sector, NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable

Application Requirements:

  • Please submit your CV with cover letter to jobs@gedefoundation.org with subject: Project Coordinator – GF/TTC/CBM not later than 5PM on May 23, 2019.