Careers

Location:                         Abuja Nigeria

Application Deadline:    31-10-2022 (Midnight WAT)

Type of Contract:            FT

Languages Required:      Arabic, English

Job Brief
IFA’s Early intervention centre (EIC) for children living with Autism is hiring an Arabic-
speaking teacher to provide education and therapy services to our Arabic student(s) under the direct supervision of the centre coordinator.

General responsibilities:

  • Attend all required meetings and contribute to applicable study support and special
    education needs (SENs) meetings and maintain and supply any information that may be
    required for individual pupils.
  •  Teaching all applicable areas of the curriculum as required
  •  Organising classes and taking responsibility for the progress of pupil(s)
  •  Maintain discipline whilst motivating pupil(s) and facilitating their development to meet targets
  •  Providing feedback on pupils’ progress as required
  •  Health and safety in the classroom and in the school environment.
  • Take part in the school’s curricular activities outside of classes including those which
    take place on evenings and weekends
  • Build and maintain co-operative relationships with both pupils and their
    parents/guardians
  • Work with parents and guardians to maximize their involvement in the school and the
    development of resources for it
  • Liaise, co-operate and work with others
  • Meet your targets and contribute to those of the team as a whole
  • Support colleagues and contribute towards the smooth running of the team and the school
  • Adhere to and promote all school values, policies and procedures

Requirement and skills

  • OND/HND, NCE or Bachelor’s degree in any field, preferably in education
  •  No specific years of experience required
  •  A degree in psychology or special needs education is a plus
  •  Fluent in Arabic and English language

How to apply
Kindly send your CV to this email address jessica@ikefoundationforautism.org, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Location:                           Abuja Nigeria
Application Deadline:     30-09-2022 (Midnight WAT)
Type of Contract:             FT
Languages Required:       English
Salary range:                    N80,000 -N100,000 monthly

Job Brief
IFA’s Early intervention centre (EIC) for children living with Autism is hiring a Special Needs education coordinator. The coordinator is expected to provide first-class support to parents, staff and pupils and ensure that the daily operational activities of the Centre are carried out for the well-being of the pupils and smooth running of the school.
In this role, you will carry out assessments of pupils with autism and related special needs to identify needs and monitor progress – including observations in the classroom and meetings with teachers and parents (Take day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the special education needs disorder (SEND) policy and co-ordination of the provision made for individuals with SEND, working closely with staff, parents/caregivers, and other agencies)

General responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the director and liaison with the programs manager the EIC SEN Coordinator will:

  • Advertise and promote the services at the EIC
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the Centre’s SEN strategy and policy.
  • Have day-to-day responsibility for:
  • Implementing SEN policy
  • Co-coordinating any specific provisions for individual pupils with SEN, including those with education, health and care (EHC) plans
  •  Advise staff about SEN strategy and provision
  • Work closely with staff, parents and local partners/agencies
  • Work in partnership with parents, therapists/teaching assistants and others to provide the best service possible for the children
  •  Overseeing the records of all children receiving services at the centres
  • Provide related professional guidance to colleagues to secure high-quality teaching for children with SEND
  •  Seek to develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning and sustaining effective teaching. This will be through the analysis and assessment of children’s needs, by monitoring the quality of teaching and standards of pupils’ achievements, and by setting targets for improvement.
  •  Collaborate with curriculum coordinators so that the learning for all children is given equal priority, and available resources are used to maximum effect.

 

Relationship Management Duties

  •  Attend parents’ meetings and gives parental meeting feedback.
  •  Schedule and attend Independent Educational Plan (IEP) meetings.
  • Acts as a liaison between the school, the staff, the students and the parents, interpreting activities and policies and encouraging parent participation in the child’s education and school.
  • Demonstrates customer relation skill necessary for working effectively and efficiently with parents.

 

Staff Relations

  • Supervise therapists and ensures service delivery is professional and organised, including filing systems and lines of communication.
  •  Plan and monitor therapist and facilitators’ schedules, programmes/methods.
  •  Participate in the development of staff/pupil schedules and timetables.
  • Provide direction and supervision to classroom support assistants.
  •  Assist with the review of prospective staff invited for on-the-job assessment.
  • Promote employee engagement and is responsible for welfare of staff
    Pupil Relations
  •  Creates and manages pupils’ programmes
  •  Develops and manages pupils’ schedules.
  •  Engages in assessments of pupils and gives a written report on the same.
  •  Arranges pupil events and programmes
  •  Ensures Pupils all round well-being is maintained always.
    Administrative Duties
  •  Prepare, update and archive student records for all school activities.
  •  Updates and archives standardised processes.
  •  Review and proofread all internal and external reports, including weekly reports.
  •  Work with the programs manager to prepare staff rotations and ensure staff duties are carried out accordingly.
  •  Bring all operational matters including maintenance, purchases, and upkeep to the
    attention of the Administrative Team.
  •  Prepare and send a weekly report of activities at the end of each week to the director.
  •  Be familiar with the main health and safety issues specific to the school and how they
    relate to pupils, staff, visitors and contractors and other stakeholders.
  •  Hold meetings with team members to promote best practices and provide updates

 

Requirement and skills:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Special Needs Education, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or other relevant fields of study.
  • Possess at least 5 years of practical experience working with children living with ASD and related special needs.
  • Candidates with ABA certification are highly advised to apply

 

How to apply
Kindly send your CV to this email address jessica@ikefoundationforautism.org, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Fundraising Officer

Location:                              Abuja Nigeria
Application Deadline:         30-09-2022 (Midnight WAT)
Type of Contract:                 Hybrid
Languages Required:           English

Job brief
Ike Foundation for Autism (IFA) is seeking to hire a seasoned fundraiser to join our tight-knit team. In this role, you will use your expert communication skills and keen sense of initiative to spot fundraising opportunities, develop relationships with potential donors, and manage fundraising campaigns. By coordinating events, writing proposals, and recruiting and leading volunteers; you will hone your speaking, writing, and leadership abilities while moving IFA closer to its financial goals.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organized, with a knack for research. We are looking for someone who believes in IFA’s mission to serve all persons living with Autism and will demonstrate an exceptional drive to further our existing fundraising efforts. The Fundraiser will have several duties depending on the needs of the organization, but they typically will recruit sponsors and oversee volunteers, lead promotional activities build fundraising programs and lead/maintain communication with donors.

Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision and liaison with the programs manager contribute to the planning and implementation of private sector partnership and fundraising strategy to promote the rights of children living with Autism and support IFA’s mission in the country by the establishment of effective communication/networking through partnership, collaboration and leveraging resources for the Autism community:

  •  Plan fundraising initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals
  •  Writing funding proposals and sending these to potential sponsors
  • Maintain records of sponsors for annual outreach efforts
  •  Organize campaigns that will lead to donations
  •  Train volunteers to support outreach efforts
  •  Creating promotional activities to create awareness of the organization’s mission and work
  •  Cultivate a network of dedicated donors and volunteers
  • Form strong relationships with external stakeholders
  •  Ensure major donors are satisfied and kept in the loop

Requirements and skills

  • University degree in Marketing, Communications/Public Relations, Economics,
    Promotion and Commercial management; or equivalent.
  •  Two years of progressively responsible or two years of practical professional work experience in a related area.
  •  Knowledge/experience in the private sector, social marketing and partnership development is an asset.
  • Proven work experience as a Fundraiser or similar role
  • Creativity and persuasion skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Relevant training and/or certifications in Fundraising are a plus

How to apply
Kindly send your CV to this email address jessica@ikefoundationforautism.org, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Ike Foundation for Autism (IFA) is a non-profit and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to serving all persons living with Autism in Africa and supporting them to live productive and fulfilling lives.

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