12 Feb 2024

Community Outreach Assistant at Life at Best Development Initiative – 2 Openings

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Job Description

Life at Best Development Initiative (LABDI) is a team of change-makers who believe that every helping hand can create a better future for survivors of wars. We started extending help to vulnerable children and women who were affected by the insurgency which began in Borno state, Nigeria, in 2009. This moment intensified when we found that there were many such vulnerable children, women, and households who needed help with food, shelter, and education. Our team expanded and we spread out into different parts of the BAY states to make sure we cover all possible areas and help as many children, women, and households as possible. We support children, families, and communities affected by insurgencies and natural disasters.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Outreach Assistant

Locations: Mafa, Konduga and Bama LGAs – Borno
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Conduct surveys and assessments in the communities and provide feedback and suggestions for developing the protection program.
  • Identify protection issues at the community level in linkage with the Sr PRoL officers.
  • Sensitize the population on their rights and access to services.
  • Deliver information sessions on protection, rights and entitlements, and other issues as required.
  • Identify protection needs in the field and provide on-site counselling to persons of concern, in coordination with the Sr Officers
  • Create positive relations with the community through regular meetings and informal discussions for identifying and addressing protection needs and issues.
  • Conduct a regular service mapping.
  • Ensure information for self-referrals and safe referrals to other services are duly accessible to community members.
  • Communicate about services available within LABDI and in the communities.
  • Identify themes requiring the organization of awareness-raising.
  • Support conducting Focus Groups discussions and interviews.
  • Assists the Sr officers and manager in identifying, training, and supporting volunteers (e.g. community focal points)
  • Supervise and provide technical support and training to volunteers and monitor their activities.
  • Maintain open and professional relationships with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing supervision and guidance to enable teams to complete their tasks successfully.
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally
  • Provide weekly reports on the progress of outreach activities.


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Life at Best Development Initiative values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourage their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for life at best development initiative, engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
18th February, 2024.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications (Letter of motivation and CV in a single PDF file) to: 

[email protected]

 using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

  • LABDI has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), any act of child abuse including sexual exploitation and sexual abuse constitute acts of serious misconduct and are therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including summary dismissal.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our anti-harassment policy.

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