Complaint and Response Mechanism (CRM) Assistant at Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) – 6 Openings – Read this application guide carefully, the direct application link is just below this guide.
Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-governmental organization duly registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 91613). Existing since October 20th 2016, AHSF focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in North East Nigeria. AHSF operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its programme principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation. Our Mission is to Improve the quality of lives of Children, Women, Elderly and other Marginalized Vulnerable groups through Human Development and Interventions to Strengthen Communities.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Complaint and Response Mechanism (CRM) Assistant
Locations: Mafa & Bama – Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Number of Openings: 6 (3 per location)
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Expected Resumption Date: ASAP
- The Complaint and Response Mechanism Officer will provide support to the implementation, monitoring and accountability of AHSF Multi-sectoral Programs in Northeast Nigeria across different donor funded interventions.
- He/She will be responsible for ensuring Community Based Feedback and Response Mechanisms (CBFRM) are in place in all AHSF program sites to strengthen the quality and accountability of emergency response as well as upholding the organization’s commitment towards Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standards especially in regards to information sharing, beneficiaries’ participation, complaints and response mechanism.
Scope of the Position
- The CRM Officer will provide support to multi-sectorial intervention towards IDPs in NE Nigeria, in the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the program by managing complaint data and facilitating program implementation at state level, under the guidance and direct supervision of the MEAL Officer(s)/Protection AAP Officers and reporting directly to the MEAL team Lead and indirectly to the Health Coordinator.
- The CRM Officer will be responsible to setting up and managing the collection and the resolution of complaints in the field for AHSF Multi-sectoral Programs in Northeast Nigeria across different donor funded interventions.
- She/He will ensure accuracy of complaint registration and provision of feedback to beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries and other affected populations and stakeholders.
Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Officer(s)/AAP Protection Officers and the MEAL officer and in collaboration with other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, she/he will:
- Will manage the registration of complaints received by beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries at distribution point and community outreach activities.
- Attend and collect all complaints from beneficiaries, ensure feedbacks are given to beneficiaries in good time.
- Ensure toll free lines are active.
- To assist the M&E Officer in working with program staff and beneficiaries to develop structure and methods for managing the complaints and feedback in the field as well as maintaining the integrity of information received.
- This role will also involve management of CRM database by ensuring proper documentation and aggregation of CRM data including complaints received, investigated and responded to as well as providing detailed summaries of complaints issues to feedback to the program team during monthly and quarterly meetings/reports.
- The post holder with support from the M&E Officer will ensure the collection of quality complain and feedback across the response.
- The post holder will interface and support programme team members, support programme coordination and policy engagement.
- Maintenance of an effective record and filing system for all complaints solved and pending issues including correspondences and other related documents for quick and easy reference.
- Report any issue which needs immediate action to the MEAL Officer/AAP Protection Officers and follow up on the resolution of such issues.
- Supervisory support to conduct verification and screening of the non-beneficiaries who want to be included in the programme.
- Be in charge of providing feedback to the complainants when complaints are resolved, with the support of the Community Resilience Groups and other project community social structures.
- Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply AHSF’s Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field.
- Work with program teams to ensure AHSF information on program activities is shared within LGAs and provide for beneficiary feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks
- Where necessary, be responsible to organising, handling and managing call centres for AHSF Feedback Phone Lines, whilst maintaining call logs and detailed feedback tracking.
- Supervise and organize all assessments for the projects or for new projects especially monthly price and market assessment.
- Analyse the humanitarian situation, taking protection problems into consideration/Do no Harm to the population.
- Propose action plan to ensure that beneficiaries and local populations both understand the project goals and actively participate in their implementation.
Qualifications and Experience
- B.Sc / HND / ND in Management, Social Research, and Development Studies or a related field or comparable addition to experience.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
- Minimum of 1 years proven experience in accountability especially feedback mechanisms concepts and international humanitarian quality standards.
- Previous experience of working with NGOs.
- Experience in implementation of accountability and complaints reporting mechanisms in Nigeria.
- Experience in developing and/or managing complaints reporting mechanisms for food and cash transfer programs.
- Understand key concepts and commitments regarding accountability to affected populations (AAP), including Strong understanding of HAP, Do No Harm and other relevant global standards.
- Ethical, focused on treating complainants/ community fairly and culturally sensitive.
- Building collaborative relationships with beneficiaries and the community.
- Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrable understanding of conflict / post conflict development contexts.
- Sound analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
- Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing.
- Proficiency in English, Hausa and Kanuri languages both spoken and written.
- Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation.
Application Closing Date
23rd September, 2022.
Note: Women are strongly encouraged to Apply.