The We Can Work programme is a regional signature disability programme that uses system and mindset change approaches to impact the lives of young women and men with disabilities and enable them to access dignified and fulfilling work.

The Programme aims to equip young people with disabilities with leadership skills; to support new and existing Young Africa Works Programmes to become more disability inclusive; and to provide skills training to marginalised young women and men with disabilities.

If you are you interested in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities on this programme, then this opportunity for you.

There is a call for the following positions.

The poster describes a job opening for two positions on the We Can Work Project in Lagos. The positions are: We Can Work Academy Coordinator and Inclusive Employment Officer
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1. We Can Work Academy Coordinator

2. Inclusive Employment Officer

WE CAN WORK ACADEMY COORDINATOR

Primary Purpose of Role:
Reporting to the Program Manager We Can Work, the We Can Work (WCW) Academy
Coordinator plays a coordinating role in the mobilisation, preparation, assessment, and
selection process of the Academy participants. The Coordinator further supports the
logistics of the WCW Academy, with a strong focus on ensuring that assistive technology
and reasonable accommodations needs of the We Can Work Academy participants are met and catered for. They arrange for effective engagement of the Disability Inclusion
Facilitators throughout the Academy in close collaboration with the Disability Inclusion
Advisory Team and follow up on attendance of the participants.


Key Responsibilities:
– Coordinate the logistics for the We Can Work Academies, with a strong focus on
reasonable accommodation and provision of assistive technology.
– Cohort planning in line with the agreed targeting strategy and ensuring the diverse
needs of participants are met with throughout the Academy
– Linking up with expert organisations and specialists needed for the assessment
process as well as facilitation of selected modules during the Core Life Skills training
– Monitors attendance and follows up in case of irregular attendance or drop out
– Coordinates the support of the Disability Inclusion Facilitators as co trainers during
the Core Life Skills training as well as the entrepreneurship track
– Coordinates the contribution of different trainers and service providers with a focus on
the CLS, and employability track
– Coordinates the mental health/ psychosocial support for the participants and other
group activities while leaving initiative with the course participants where possible
– Supports the M&E team in data collection and documentation during the pilot period
in line with guidance provided, this includes pre-and post-tests and interviews with
participants and their caregivers that might drop out during the Academy process
– Coordination of alumni engagements after completion of the tracks (employability and
entrepreneurship)
– Safeguarding oversight of the Academy: ensuring that staff working with participants
are screened, that training is provided to those working in the Academy, and that
participants are aware of safeguarding report and standards of behaviour. Obligation
to report any safeguarding concerns to safeguarding focal point.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
– University Degree in field relating to development work, business administration or
program management

– At least 7 years of experience working in Non-Governmental Organizations, or
Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, ideally focused on project administration
and management
– High level of exposure to barriers that persons with disabilities face and practical
solutions to overcome those barriers, either through life experience or through
previous work experience
– Experience with document filing, basic accounting and other administrative tasks
– Highly skilled on using Microsoft Word packages, as well as with other software
packages such as Activity Info.
– Excellent people skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and
experience in an accessible and clear manner.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills.
– Show great initiative and be able to work well in a team and independently.
– Ability to produce timely and deliver high-quality results
– Ability and willingness to travel regularly to rural areas

Location: Lagos

Deadline for application: 17th February 2024

Send your CV to inclusiveemployment1@gmail.com

INCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT OFFICER

Primary Purpose of Role:
The Inclusive Employment Officer manages partnerships that promote Inclusive Employment. He/she will work with the Employers Association or other private sector networks, Human Resource Management Associations and private sector, public and government actors in the field of inclusive employment. He/she will promote inclusive hiring practices, work experience placements, successful job placements and builds the data base of prepared job seekers with disabilities.


Key Responsibilities:
– Actively reach out to private sector and other potential employers on the topic of Inclusive Employment
– Represent programmes‘ in meetings to explore partnerships around Inclusive Employment
– Under the program relate with partners to ensure smooth transition to dignified and fulfilling work for young persons with disabilities
– Support the development of tailored curriculum for soft skills and work readiness training
– Initiate and nurture partnerships with Universities and Association of students with disabilities to support their transition to work
– Be a trainer and arrange for guest speakers for the soft skills trainings
– Support the carving of job descriptions for job seekers with different types of impairments in the setting of the companies/organisations we work with
– Support contractual arrangements around work experience placements
– Ensure proper follow up and support for the youth with disabilities who are placed in jobs or work experience placements
– Ensure that the employer feels well supported and makes the necessary workplace adaptations to support the placement

Required Skills and Qualifications:
– University Degree in field relating to development work, business administration or program management.
– At least seven (7) years of experience working in Non-Governmental Organizations, or
Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, ideally focused on project administration and private sector networking and management
– High level of exposure to barriers that persons with disabilities face and practical solutions to overcome those barriers, either through life experience or through previous work experience
– Experience with document filing, basic accounting and other administrative tasks.
– Highly skilled on using Microsoft Word packages, as well as with other software packages such as Activity Info.
– Excellent people skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills.

– Show great initiative and be able to work well in a team and independently.
– Ability to produce timely and deliver high-quality results
– Ability and willingness to travel regularly to rural areas

Location: Lagos

Deadline for application: 17th February 2024

Send your CV to inclusiveemployment1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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