IGA / VSLA Assistant at International Medical Corps (IMC) – 2 Openings

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: IGA / VSLA Assistant

Location: Shani, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Openings: 2

Job Summary

  • The IGA/VSLA assistant is responsible for the formation of income-generating and VSLA groups, training, mentoring and monitoring of these groups in the Nutrition, Livelihoods and Resilience project in Shani LGA.
  • The IGA/VSLA assistant will technically be supervised and supported by the IGA/VSLA Officer.

Main Responsibilities

  • Technically lead in mobilization and establishment of VSLA and IGA groups in the selected communities
  • Facilitate training on core VSLA modules for established VSLA groups
  • Facilitate literacy and numeracy classes for the IGA and VSLA groups
  • Facilitate business skills training for the IGA and VSLA groups.
  • Conduct awareness /sensitization on VSLA and IGA activities among communities and local leaders.
  • Facilitate beneficiary identification in consultation with communities and local leaders using set criteria.
  • Provide mentorship for the groups.
  • Conduct regular monitoring, collect relevant data for reporting the project progress and provide updates on VSLA and IGA group activities to the Project Officer.
  • Participate in beneficiary selection with other project staff and relevant stakeholders
  • Follow up on the day-to-day progress of VSLA/IGA groups and make recommendations for improving the project according to activity results
  • Write project activity reports and submit them to the Project Manager as required.


  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of livelihood activities and support in the implementation of capacity building training for the VSLA livelihood beneficiaries at the LGA level
  • Supervise the implementation of sensitization activities for targeted communities about strengthening livelihood restoration activities whilst collaborating with key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at the LGA level
  • Represent IMC in LGA-level coordination meetings and conferences as necessary when requested


  • Support to track the progress of activities, challenges encountered, lessons learned and good practices and Compile collected data, pictures and other information from the field
  • Pass on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, IMC programs, or safety aspects
  • Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the IMC office, ensuring their availability to his/her supervisor and the FSL Manager
  • Compile information to ensure that the surveillance of the livelihood situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result when required
  • Provide feedback to the programme team based on the field monitoring visits
  • Support the project team in developing high-quality project/programme reports
  • Liaise with M&E Team to ensure timely submission of contributions. Support the M&E team in the analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools.


  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics:

  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Degree in FSL related studies like Agriculture / Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Economics, Natural Resource Management, Anthropology, Disaster Risk Management or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience.
  • Previous experience in implementing Food Security and Livelihoods interventions (i.e., cash-based transfer, IGA/VSLA, agriculture/livelihoods)
  • Capacity and willingness to regularly travel to IMC field locations
  • Previous experience in using and adapting community-led participatory approaches
  • Strong group facilitation and training skills
  • Good understanding and knowledge in the application of do-no-harm, conflict-sensitivity principles and IMC standards and ethics for protection work
  • Fluent in English, Hausa and other local languages (Babur Bura and Kanakuru)
  • Experience in working in northeastern Nigeria, preferably in Borno State
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action, and to IMC’s mission, values and policies.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

Application Closing Date
24th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to “the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” via: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.


  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise, applications will not be considered.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunities:

  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
  • Due to the urgent need for the position applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the reporting email address provided at the end of this document.
  • International Medical Corps’ Reporting email address: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com Please do not submit your CV or application to the reporting email address, it will not be considered for review.

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