Public Health Lead at Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (JEI)

Public Health Lead at Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (JEI)

Public Health Lead at Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (JEI)

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Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (JEI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and Cotonou, Benin. We empower poor and marginalized individuals and communities to lead the changes that they would like to see in their own communities whether greater access to justice for the poor, pro-poor urban governance and policy, or community-led insitu upgrading and development. Our work is community driven, community owned, and community sustained. Partner communities identify their needs and set priorities e.g. addressing violence, strengthening land tenure, or building drainages. These priorities feed into all aspects of our work.

We work hand-in-hand with urban poor social movements and grassroots networks, bringing technical expertise in a variety of professions to inform, strengthen and support community-led efforts to solve justice and development problems. Our ultimate goal is to build the capacity of poor and marginalized individuals to set up sustainable community-level and inter-community structures to support and leverage their efforts and resources to bring about lasting change.

We are seeking dynamic, creative, passionate, smart professionals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Public Health Lead

Location: Lagos, Port Harcourt – Rivers or Cotonou (with regular travel between the 3 cities)

Job Description

  • We are looking for a health or public health professional to join our team as the Public Health Lead to coordinate our work around access to health for the urban poor.
  • This position requires an individual with substantial knowledge of health, preferably with public health background, and of teaching health education with a special focus on low literacy, multi-lingual, urban poor populations.
  • The Public Health Lead must be committed to access to health and access to justice for the poor and to supporting grassroots efforts to engage in public dialogue and policy advocacy – especially around access to health care and health services.
  • The Public Health Lead will work with all members of the JEI team, community health advocates, community paralegals, and the broader network of urban poor communities.

Application Closing Date
On a rolling basis.

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