Fresh Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment at FHI 360 [19 Positions] - Jobs in Nigeria

Fresh Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment at FHI 360 [19 Positions]

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14 Oct, 2016

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Technical Officer – Laboratory Services
Job ID: 17641
Location: Port Harcourt

Job Description

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Senior State Technical Officer to provide technical support and implement high quality laboratory services for FHI360 Nigeria programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment program.
  • Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services to FHI360 and facility staff.
  • Provide technical support on laboratory quality assurance issues at the state office level.
  • Coordinate the inventory management along with AXIOS to ensure adequate stock and quality data capture in the DHIS.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and liaise with STO to apply these lessons and modify existing program.
  • Represent FHI360 on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level.
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and related development fields by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities as outlined by the technical supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc in Laboratory Sciences or related field with 5-7 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
  • Or Master degree in Laboratory sciences or related field with 3-5 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
  • Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred.
  • Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.
  • Experience in Laboratory TB services is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE   

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer – Laboratory Services
Job ID: 17640
Location: Cross River

Job Description

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Senior State Technical Officer to provide technical support and implement high quality laboratory services for FHI360 Nigeria programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment program.
  • Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services to FHI360 and facility staff.
  • Provide technical support on laboratory quality assurance issues at the state office level.
  • Coordinate the inventory management along with AXIOS to ensure adequate stock and quality data capture in the DHIS.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and liaise with STO to apply these lessons and modify existing program.
  • Represent FHI360 on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level.
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and related development fields by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities as outlined by the technical supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc in Laboratory Sciences or related field with 5-7 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
  • Or Master degree in Laboratory sciences or related field with 3-5 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
  • Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred.
  • Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.
  • Experience in Laboratory TB services is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Assistant, Laboratory Services
Job ID: 17642
Location: Uyo

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities
Technical Assistant (Laboratory Services) will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality laboratory services of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB, HCT and other services within state and L.G.A. level including adherence to good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP), National policies and guidelines with the State Lab and State community coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and maintain oversight of the day to day operations of all laboratory services at the facility and community-based interventions.
  • Support the implementation of cART scale up and daily monitoring of sample collection and management between the community and the Hubs for HIV/AIDS including strengthening effective referrals and linkages between facility laboratory and focus LGAs in the target drive.
  • Ensure good clinical laboratory practice and quality assurance, universal safety precautions are properly followed and biological waste management between the community and testing Hubs at the focus LGA.
  • Provide technical assistance for laboratory services to LGA lab team on field testing (if POC is available), sample collection and handling and reporting in line with the standard operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Monitor logistics of cART HIV testing, commodities documentation of HTC services using the monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Ensure proper documentations and reporting of all testing done and results communication between the LGA Lab volunteer and the testing Laboratory at the Hub
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and field work related to client and sample management of HIV/AIDS and apply these lessons to modify existing scale up program and improve the design of new programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with a minimum of 1 year post national youth service experience in laboratory services on laboratory management of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT, TB and PEPFAR program.
  • Certification / license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer (RMNCH)
Job ID: 17643
Location: Uyo

Job Description

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • With the support of the Associate Director, Senior Technical Officer and the Technical Officers RMNCH, the state Technical Officer (RMNCH) will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality state and L.G.A. level reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services at FHI 360 state offices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health activities at FHI 360 sites in collaboration with appropriate GoN and related stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation of facility and community-based activities including strengthening referrals and linkages by mentoring community-based organizations and support groups to strengthen linkages to services.
  • Support demand generation for RMNCH service at FHI 360 supported facilities
  • Assist the State Senior Technical Officer in providing support to sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, RH, FP and MCH focal points, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support preparation and sorting of source documents for data to be entered into DHIS and reported to the donor.
  • Assist in conducting routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
  • Work with the country and state office teams to conduct routine data analysis and contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets including programmatic assistance to local partners
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of RMNCH and related developments by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MBBS or similar degree with minimum of 1 year relevant experience in Public Health with a sound understanding of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in resource constrained settings.
  • BSc. Nursing, Public health, Pharmacy or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Senior Technical Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation
Job ID: 17644
Location: Abuja
Slot: 2

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of Associate Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, will assist in the design, implementation and supervision of monitoring and evaluation activities at national level and in different state and zonal offices:

  • Work with the country office, state-level M&E staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation activities and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
  • Communicate with key counterparts at national level, especially from FMoH, NACA NASCP, NTBLCP and NMCP to facilitate the synergy and harmony between FHI360 and GON M&E and NHMIS activities as link to Global Health initiative such as HIV and AIDS, TB, Malaria, FP/RH.
  • Support the development of quality management system, including supporting appropriate data analysis and reporting.
  • Produce high quality analysis products on a regular basis for the monitoring and evaluation of Global Health Initiatives.
  • Ensure that the quality of program/project monitoring and evaluation in the sites is of international standard by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms and tools to ensure quality.
  • Monitor and support the state M&E teams, assisting them in the performance of all their local M&E activities.
  • Provide support to the sites in the states, including interacting with site Program Managers, Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that together with M&E officers and other key staff, they understand and can support USAID and GON requirements.
  • Provide relevant technical guidance and assistance to state M&E Officers, other departments within the country office, to partner organizations and GON M&E counterparts.
  • Build capacity of zonal offices, national and local partners in the use of project monitoring and evaluation data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
  • Develop, review and ensure the correct implementation of the national M&E plan and ensuring that M&E strategies are implemented according to plan.
  • Develop and/or adapt, and monitor the use and inform necessary modifications to M&E tools; support timely and accurate data flow.
  • Work with state offices and local partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
  • Contribute to the design and technical development of monitoring and evaluation initiatives at national and state level. Provide related capacity building support at zonal and state level.
  • Help ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of all Global Health program interventions.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the computerized data capture of program activities and provides technical assistance and training to the staff at the zonal offices responsible for data entry and management. Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of NACA/NASCP, SACA/SASCP, NTBLCP/STBLCP and NMCP/SMCP in integrating FHI360 data into the national HMIS.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
  • Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
  • Or BS/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 7 to 9 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Assistant, Clinical Services
Job ID: 17646
Location: Uyo
Slot: 2

Job Description

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • With the State coordinator and the TO from the coordinating team, the Technical Assistant- clinical Services will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality L.G.A. level  (both at health facility and Community level) HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/HIV, TB, HCT and other services at the state level.

Duties and Responsibilities
Community level:

  • Support the coordination, implementation of LGA scale up and daily monitoring of the operational teams to achieve on the 90:90:90 assigned targets in the priority LGAs.
  • Facilitate the efficient cART drive, ensuring quantitative, qualitative and retentive deliverables are achieved
  • Saturate assigned wards in LGAs with HIV service interventions through household coverage and population access
  • Strengthening effective referrals and linkages between facility and priority LGAs in the target drive
  • Conduct same day evaluation and enrollment of all patients who test HIV positive
  • Ensure same day ART initiation for eligible pregnant women and general populations
  • Work with field case managers and community structures to strengthening referrals and linkages for health facility and community level services.
  • Ensure timely daily ART/PMTCT updates are provided to the state cART coordinating team including success stories, reports, logistics supply, commodities and community daily service summaries.
  • Attend to other duties assigned by supervising leads.

Health facility level:

  • Support the optimization of comprehensive HIV & PMTCT services in the facility by instituting 80% PITC and maximized initiation, retention and VL suppression rates
  • Support the QI capacity of providers in utilizing data analysis for program improvement

Qualifications

  • MBBS with a minimum of 1 year post national youth service experience in clinical care,
  • Registered Nurse /Midwife with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.
  • A sound understanding of HIV/AIDS, TB and TBHIV technical areas.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer – Prevention & Mitigation
Job ID: 17645
Location: Port Harcourt

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities
Basic Function:
The Technical Officer, Prevention and Mitigation will assist in the provision of technical support to the implementing agencies in prevention and mitigation activities at the state level. This includes supporting the implementation of prevention activities (sexual and biomedical) and strategic behaviour change interventions, testing and counseling, home based care, orphans and vulnerable children and other community mobilization activities:

  • Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation interventions. This includes orphans and
  • vulnerable children programming; home based care and other care and support activities at the community level.
  • Support the development and implementation of interventions focusing on nutrition, food security, education and skills development; psychosocial/spiritual support and shelter; household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection.
  • Assist in the provision of technical support to build the capacity of local implementing agencies and state counterparts to carry out orphans and vulnerable children and other mitigation activities and create effective linkages with facility based services.
  • Support counseling and testing (HCT) services at multiple entry points at the facility and community level and ensuring access to most at risk populations and couples.
  • Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and behaviour change intervention among most at risk populations i.e. PLHIV, MARPs to reduce sexual transmission.
  • Support the implementation of Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom (ABC) and Other Prevention (OP) activities as well as guide the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners on SBC activities.
  • Assist in the development of SBC/ IEC/media materials for the program.
  • Collaborate with the lab team on design and strengthening injection and blood safety practices across SIDHAS supported facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
  • Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
  • Or BS/BA in pharmacy, microbiology, health sciences, monitoring and evaluation, public health or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
  • Demonstrable experience in large and complex SBC/BCC mobilization activities in a donor (USAID, DFID, CIDA, etc.) funded national health-focused project.
  • HCT experience and ability to understand full range of issues around HCT.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE   

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer, Health Systems Strengthening and Logistics
Job ID: 17648
Location: Uyo

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • The Technical Officer HSS & Logistics will work under the supervision of the STO Logistics & STO, HSS in the Country office (technical supervisors) and the State program manager (operational supervisor).
  • The incumbent will provide support in the planning, implementing and monitoring of health systems strengthening and sustainability initiatives in assigned projects.
  • S/he will especially work with other team members in the development of FHI 360 in-house capacity among the various departments, implementing agencies (IAs) and all tiers of government in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management of health commodities.
  • S/he will also provide technical support to the state’s efforts to strengthen the procurement and supply chain management system of health commodities using evidence based data from the logistics management information system, to reduce stock-outs, lower costs and eliminate wastage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing technical guidance on health systems strengthening using the six WHO building blocks as a reference.
  • Support the SPM in collaborating with the relevant state and LGA departments/agencies and other partners to develop innovative technical strategies, tools and systems to strengthen health systems at all levels.
  • Work with GON at various levels to address critical human resource for health gaps in health facilities through workload analysis, task shifting and sharing.
  • With support from the country office work with GON at state and local government levels to address issues around domestic funding for HIV programs, leadership and governance capacity with a view to improving stewardship of GON institutions.
  • Develop and implement frameworks for quality improvement and capacity development, for the different departments on the project, in the design and implementation of evidence-based health systems policies and practices related to their technical programs and units.
  • Provide TA and capacity building to all tiers of the government of Nigeria and to FHI360 to strengthen national/state systems for procurement and supply chain management of health commodities
  • Ensure that all distribution documentation for health commodities in FHI 360, with funding agencies, suppliers, implementing partners and regulatory bodies is complete and compliant.
  • To provide technical coordination in product selection, quality assurance, receipt of commodities and efficient storage and distribution systems.
  • Work with the state government in developing, maintaining and improving a logistics management information system and an electronic inventory control system for tracking commodities as well as facilitate data entries into the district health information system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MPH MBBS/MD or MSc/MA in relevant fields with at least 2 years post national youth service experience in managing a PSM cycle (including rational health commodities selection, forecasting /quantification). Also 1-year progressive experience in supporting Health Systems Strengthening activities (such as health financing, human resource for health and or other related areas) is required.
  • Or B Pharm, BS/BA in Logistics, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or any relevant field with 3 to 5 years post national youth service experience in managing a PSM cycle (including rational health commodities selection, forecasting /quantification). Also 1-year progressive experience in supporting Health Systems Strengthening activities (such as health financing, human resource for health and or other related areas) is required.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer, Private Sector & Program Support Initiatives
Job ID: 17650
Location: Abuja

Job Description

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, Private Sector & Program Support Initiatives, the PO, Private Sector & Program Support Initiatives, will perform functions related to the planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of project activities under assigned portfolios in FHI360 Nigeria.
  • Specifically, s/he will provide programmatic support to Rivers and Akwa Ibom State offices, support private sector initiatives and focus on developing and streamlining SIDHAS related communications for stakeholders and donors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the SPO to provide support to SOs focusing on work plans, sub agreement amendments, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs and reporting.
  • Assist the SPO in strengthening systems for reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks according to FHI 360 and respective donor guidelines.
  • Assist the SPO in monitoring of sub recipients to achieve financial, contractual and programmatic goals.
  • Contribute to the management and implementation of the communications strategy to raise the profile and visibility of SIDHAS/FHI 360 Nigeria.
  • Support the SPO in the implementation of clear systems, processes, and quality control for communications related publications.
  • Support the SPO in the dissemination of SIDHAS related information through a variety of approaches, including publications, workshops, conferences, distance learning, and social media, as well as seek new innovative approaches to dissemination.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Or MS/MA degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer, Health Systems Strengthening and Logistics
Job ID: 17648
Location: Port Harcourt

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • The Technical Officer HSS & Logistics will work under the supervision of the STO Logistics & STO, HSS in the Country office (technical supervisors) and the State program manager (operational supervisor).
  • The incumbent will provide support in the planning, implementing and monitoring of health systems strengthening and sustainability initiatives in assigned projects.
  • S/he will especially work with other team members in the development of FHI 360 in-house capacity among the various departments, implementing agencies (IAs) and all tiers of government in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management of health commodities.
  • S/he will also provide technical support to the state’s efforts to strengthen the procurement and supply chain management system of health commodities using evidence based data from the logistics management information system, to reduce stock-outs, lower costs and eliminate wastage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing technical guidance on health systems strengthening using the six WHO building blocks as a reference.
  • Support the SPM in collaborating with the relevant state and LGA departments/agencies and other partners to develop innovative technical strategies, tools and systems to strengthen health systems at all levels.
  • Work with GON at various levels to address critical human resource for health gaps in health facilities through workload analysis, task shifting and sharing.
  • With support from the country office work with GON at state and local government levels to address issues around domestic funding for HIV programs, leadership and governance capacity with a view to improving stewardship of GON institutions.
  • Develop and implement frameworks for quality improvement and capacity development, for the different departments on the project, in the design and implementation of evidence-based health systems policies and practices related to their technical programs and units.
  • Provide TA and capacity building to all tiers of the government of Nigeria and to FHI360 to strengthen national/state systems for procurement and supply chain management of health commodities
  • Ensure that all distribution documentation for health commodities in FHI 360, with funding agencies, suppliers, implementing partners and regulatory bodies is complete and compliant.
  • To provide technical coordination in product selection, quality assurance, receipt of commodities and efficient storage and distribution systems.
  • Work with the state government in developing, maintaining and improving a logistics management information system and an electronic inventory control system for tracking commodities as well as facilitate data entries into the district health information system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MPH MBBS/MD or MSc/MA in relevant fields with at least 2 years post national youth service experience in managing a PSM cycle (including rational health commodities selection, forecasting /quantification). Also 1-year progressive experience in supporting Health Systems Strengthening activities (such as health financing, human resource for health and or other related areas) is required.
  • Or B Pharm, BS/BA in Logistics, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or any relevant field with 3 to 5 years post national youth service experience in managing a PSM cycle (including rational health commodities selection, forecasting /quantification). Also 1-year progressive experience in supporting Health Systems Strengthening activities (such as health financing, human resource for health and or other related areas) is required.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE 

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer
Job ID: 17649
Location: Port Harcourt
Slot: 2

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • With the support of the Senior Technical Officer and the Technical Officers in PCT and M&E unit, the Assistant Technical will provide technical, programmatic and Laboratory support to implement high quality state and L.G.A. level HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/HIV, TB, HCT and other services at the state level.
  • In addition, will work with others in the state office and local implementing partners to ensure that state monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.
  • S/He will enter program data into the FHI 360 data management software for subsequent analysis; identifies and follows up missing data; undertakes basic validation checks, and stores and disseminates data and hardcopy files as appropriate

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/FP, TB and integrated medical services and apply these lessons to improve the design of new and existing programs.
  • Provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities in PMTCT/EID sites in collaboration with appropriate GoN stakeholders ensuring timely and adequate documentation.
  • Support the implementation of facility and community-based Prevention, Care & Treatment activities including strengthening referrals and linkages, improve demand creation for HIV/AIDS services, mentor community-based organizations and support groups to comprehensive services.
  • Support the integration of HIV/AIDS services into routine health services including reproductive health, routinely monitor and report performance indicators and engage in quality improvement measures.
  • Work with the State Technical Officer to contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets including programmatic assistance to local partners.
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of HIV/AIDS and related developments by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation.
  • Bring to the knowledge of the State Technical Officer – M&E questions that need to be solved such as inconsistencies or missing data by the originators of the source data.
  • Assist the State Technical Officer – M&E in providing support to sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, M&E focal points, M&E officers of SACA/SASCP, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support preparation and sorting of source documents for data to be entered into DHIS and reported to the Donor.
  • Assist in conducting routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
  • Work with the STOs to ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry.
  • Work with the STO to document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MB.BS or similar degree with minimum of 1 year relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT, TB and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
  • BSc. Nursing, Public health, Pharmacy or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience.
  • BS/BA in Statistics, Pharmacy, MMicrobiology, Monitoring and Evaluation or in relevant degree with 1 – 3 years relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation or data management.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer – Health Informatics
Job ID: 17652
Location: Abuja

Job Description

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities
Basic Function:

  • The Technical Officer, Health Informatics under the supervision of the Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics will assist the development, implementation, supervision and data use of all FHI’s electronic information systems at facility, state and country office levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for the design and content development for electronic information systems (LAMIS, NOMIS, KidMAP, Referral Database, PDA applications and any other FHI software or database tools) used for M & E. This function will include assisting the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M & E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • Ensure that the software and database tools developed meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN
  • Coordinate user support through FHI field staff and Community Health Officers with specific assistance on building and maintaining a strong facility and LGA level MIS.
  • Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to FHI 360 management.
  • Supervise the deployment of the developed M & E software and database tools to new sites as identified by FHI 360 management.
  • Support the database staff in developing standard operating procedures, user manuals and data management procedure documents for all of FHI 360’s electronic information systems.
  • Ensure coordination in electronic information systems planning, development and implementation between the Ministry of Health departments, units and appropriate external organizations.
  • Prepare timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation.
  • Support the database staff in analyzing all data collected in all FHI 360’s electronic information systems for M & E and provide feedback in the form of data analysis meetings, abstracts, technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles with collaboration from the staff of the M&E department as well as with staff of other departments.
  • Develop and /or adapt and monitor the use of M & E tools (standard operating procedures, flow charts, data collection forms).
  • Provide technical assistance to partner M & E units and to GoN M & E counterparts.
  • Provide support as backstops to zonal and state level activities related to implementing FHI’s electronic information systems.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices in M & E, according to donor guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Information Management or Medicine (strong background in epidemiology, biostatistics or M & E) with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
  • MPH/MA/MS or similar degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Information Management (strong background in epidemiology, biostatistics or M & E) or similar degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
  • Experience working at the national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer, Graphics
Job ID: 17651
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Program Officer-Graphics will be in-charge of design and lay out of various print and electronic materials for the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create design and look of FHI 360 publications.
  • Serve as primary liaison with external graphic designers on larger projects, soliciting bids, negotiating contracts and shepherding these publications through the outside design process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Lay out Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo versions of FHI 360 publications.
  • Work collaboratively with the in-house originators of the work ensuring that all designs are appropriate for the publication.
  • Design materials to support other work as needed. These might include report covers, order forms, announcements and invitations to special events.
  • Design and format CD-ROMs that will package FHI 360 material for wide distribution.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Commercial/Fine Arts or Graphic Design-related field and 3-5 years design experience in design work in print and electronic settings;
  • Or MS/MA/MBA, and 1-3 years design experience in design work in print and electronic settings.
  • Skilled in word processing and graphic design software packages, preferably MAC-based software, such as Adobe Web/Design Collection, Final Cut Pro, Maya 3D
  • Skilled in programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer, Geographical Information System (GIS) Database
Job ID: 17653
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • The GIS/Database Officer will be responsible for the day to day operations of data processing. S/he is responsible for the planning, maintenance and development of FHI 360 databases and Geographical Information System (GIS).
  • The database approach incorporates the following principles:
    • Data remains consistent across the database;
    • Data is clearly defined;
    • Users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs;
    • There is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency).
  • The application design include web, desktop and mobile GIS applications. Other responsibilities include the design and creation of spatial products, including maps, digital data, reports and statistics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer and maintain FHI’s DBMS; monitors and optimizes the DBMS.
  • Coordinate data management issues (e.g., deletion of records, query management, Internet reports) within the data users group.
  • Run checks to ensure the security and confidentiality of the FHI/Nigeria identifiable health data.
  • Monitor research staffs compliance with confidentiality policies to assure that security standards are met.
  • Advice on the acquisition of the appropriate Database Management Systems as needed.
  • Assist in the management of the FHI/Nigeria hardware and software as related to the operations of the SQL Server DBMS, including system development and maintenance, recommend purchase of new hardware and software maintenance of records and reports relating to database operations and data/project archives.
  • Assist project team in preparing project results for presentation at regional or national conferences, and in preparing articles for publication, with some supervision.
  • Assist in writing proposals by drafting technical data-related sections and participating in work plan development.
  • Assist in development of data procedural protocols, update, and reviews.
  • Develop standardized programming and data documentation procedures relevant to the HIV and AIDS data systems.
  • Provide assistance to staff in database use based on technical knowledge of field.
  • Assure the quality of data feeds and processing of downloads from FHI Global Spreadsheets and that of other implementing partners.
  • Develop standardized programming and data documentation procedures relevant to the HIV and AIDS data systems. Train others in specific data processing and design tasks.
  • Determine and refine FHI’s GIS requirements.
  • Design / create special maps and digitizes the maps to GIS datasets.
  • Create and maintain the structures necessary for GIS data storage and designs the tools necessary for loading / transferring GIS data between different systems.
  • Write formal metadata documentation, according to standard, as well as informal documentation for GIS data resources.
  • Develop web based and mobile GIS application, customizes desktop GIS software to facilitate end user training and ease of use; trains users and provides support for desktop applications.
  • Works on special GIS projects as assigned, developing custom data, statistics, reports, presentations and other products in a team environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years post national youth service relevant experience.
  • Or MS/MA Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years post national youth service relevant experience.
  • Strong background in geospatial and health information systems (GIS) and/or database management is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer – Gender and Prevention
Job ID: 17654
Location: Abuja

Job Description

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • The Prevention and Gender focal point would be expected to advocate for greater attention to Prevention issues, gender perspectives, providing the necessary rationale and advice on approaches to support Prevention and gender mainstreaming throughout FHI 360.
  • S/he will be responsible for integrating gender sensitive approaches to technical assistance.
  • S/he will promote high level of collaboration, communication and cooperation with government agencies, stakeholders and identify appropriate interventions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct robust analysis of gender constraints facing men, women, boys and girls within the target beneficiary population; recommend gender initiatives needed to meet program targets and goals
  • Work with FHI 360 staff and partners to ensure that gender considerations are fully integrated into the program design and activities, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Design and conduct gender sensitization training for FHI 360 staff, implementation partners and beneficiaries.
  • Conduct periodic program gender evaluations; recommend and implement corrections, as necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance on gender-related goals and objectives and contribute content for internal and external reporting.
  • Improve gender equality through advocacy and communication materials, policy advice, networking, advocacy and teamwork, and relate them to policy makers across sectors.
  • Serve as focal point on gender issues among Development Partners and with the government.
  • Ensure engagement with civil society organizations representing the interest of women, vulnerable and marginalized groups of society.
  • Develop behavior change strategy that supports Project implementation
  • Assist in the development of SBC/ IEC/media materials for SIDHAS program.
  • Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS prevention capacity building to field programs.
  • Assist in the development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of prevention of HIV/AIDS
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or related discipline with 3-5 years working experience in gender integration at the national or international level.
  • Or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or related discipline with 5-7 years working experience in gender integration at the national or international level.
  • Expertise in prevention, gender analysis, strategic planning, and integrating gender balance into project design and management is required.
  • Experience in dealing with issues of women’s rights and gender mainstreaming within public institutions and/or international organizations required.
  • Hands-on experience in HIV prevention, design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects is required.
  • Preferably a recognized gender expert in the field, with first-hand knowledge of gender experience working in Economic Development, Gender equality issues, Public Policy, or Social Development.
  • Demonstrable experience in large and complex SBC/BCC mobilization activities in a donor (USAID, DFID, CIDA, etc.) funded national health-focused project.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: State Team Lead
Job ID: 17655
Location: Kaduna

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • The State Team Lead /Kaduna is based at the FHI 360 office in Kaduna, Nigeria. This position has a four-fold purpose:
  • To provide coordination of the technical and program components and general oversight for A&T activities in the State, including managerial oversight of the Kaduna A&T team and monitoring work-plans to ensure timely delivery of results.
  • To ensure technical excellence in process monitoring. S/he will work with the M&E Advisor in Abuja to ensure adequate monitoring activities are being conducted in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • To support information exchange and foster links with appropriate NGOs, international, bilateral and governmental agencies, academic institutions, and private/commercial sector companies and organizations in the state of Kaduna and in Nigeria.
  • To coordinate all capacity building activities for A&T partners at the state level.

Program Summary
The Nigeria A&T IYCF social and behavior change program focuses on improving rates of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary feeding, and minimum dietary diversity for infants over 6 months old. A&T will work across the public, commercial/private, and NGO sectors to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data.

At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public, private/commercial, and NGO sector partners (Scaling Up Nutrition and other national IYCF initiatives) to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key IYCF policies (i.e., National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition, maternity entitlements, Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; IYCF-friendly health systems strengthening). A&T will work at scale with all 23 of the state’s local government authorities (LGAs) to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on IYCF practices.

Kaduna is Nigeria’s third most populous state and has one of the highest stunting rates for children under 5. Kaduna state has a more typically mixed population of urban/rural dwellers (33%/67%), ethnicities, and religions (though predominantly Hausa and Muslim), and a mix of public and private sector services including formal and informal, private-for-profit (commercial), not-for-profit (NGO and FBO), public sector and traditional sites.

Specifically, in Kaduna state A&T will use advocacy to educate and motivate influential audiences – like policymakers and program managers – to take actions to create a supportive environment for optimal feeding practices. Additionally, A&T will link up with the initiative’s public and private sector partners (especially the PPMV, maternity hospitals, and private clinics) to strengthen the role of frontline health workers’ knowledge and counseling skills to promote IYCF.

We will work through the public and private healthcare system to integrate materials and delivery of messaging at opportune times and places, including ANC visits, maternity facilities, and through child welfare services’ immunization campaigns and routine provision of vaccines.

Formative research will be conducted to further understand target populations and audiences (stakeholders, providers, beneficiaries), and monitoring systems will be established to ensure that program inputs, outputs, and outcomes are tracked and fed back into improving the program.

Essential Job Functions

Under the guidance of the A&T Nigeria Project Director:

  • Work with the relevant A&T technical specialists to establish and execute effective program planning, implementation and monitoring assistance to all A&T public, NGO, and private sector local partners. This will include providing technical oversight to strengthen all the components of A&T’s approach and existing activities of scaling up IYCF in Kaduna state such as:
  • Representing A&T at advocacy events in Kaduna state,
  • Supervising and reviewing interpersonal communication and community mobilization sessions,
  • Brokering stronger ties between public and private health sectors,
  • Supporting mass communication efforts,
  • Conducting data quality audits to assure the quality of program data, and
  • Supervising and reviewing capacity strengthening sessions.
  • Oversee implementation of A&T’s workplan and budget in Kaduna State, ensuring technical excellence and fiscal integrity.
  • Act as a key link between Kaduna government, NGO and private sector stakeholders and the A&T Abuja and HQ teams. Maintain close coordination and dialogue with key stakeholders at the state level and implementers at the local government area (LGA) in all locations of the state.
  • Provide overall supervision for A&T Kaduna staff and ensure compliance with technical, programmatic, contractual and financial requirements set by A&T and its donors.
  • Coordinate all capacity building activities for A&T partners at the state level.
  • Review periodic reports (programmatic and financial) submitted by all collaborating public and private sector partners at the state office level and forward same to the A&T Abuja office.
  • Ensure that all A&T assets and other resources are effectively managed.
  • Actively participate in, contribute to, and in some cases conduct or help facilitate major A&T program development and implementation activities (strategic planning, program presentations, advocacy and policy meetings, workshops), as appropriate.
  • Work closely with A&T Technical Advisors and Program and Project Director to leverage other international donor and private sector resources to complement and extend project reach.
  • Present/disseminate program results, based on program experience to State Ministry of Health, projects and partners, and other professional colleagues and organizations at state and national level.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, behavioral sciences, mass communication, monitoring & evaluation or equivalent degree in medical sciences
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience managing public health/ development projects.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising direct reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working across A&T components of advocacy, IPC and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data in the context of social and behavior change, with a specialty in at least one of these.
  • Demonstrated experience and high acceptability in working with government, NGOs, private sector companies, academia, professional organizations, and donors in Kaduna/other states.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: State Team Lead
Job ID: 17656
Location: Ikeja, Lagos

Job Description

  • Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. In its first five years (2009 to 2014), A&T demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving feeding practices could be delivered with impact and at scale in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam.
  • Alive & Thrive continues its work there and is supporting others to scale up nutrition by applying and adapting tested, proven approaches and tools in Burkina Faso, India, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria.
  • Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland.

Job Summary / Responsibilities
The State Team Lead /Lagos is based at the FHI 360 office in Lagos, Nigeria. This position has a four-fold purpose:

  • To provide coordination of the technical and program components and general oversight for A&T activities in the State, including managerial oversight of the Lagos A&T team and monitoring work-plans to ensure timely delivery of results.
  • To ensure technical excellence in process monitoring. S/he will work with the M&E Advisor in Abuja to ensure adequate monitoring activities are being conducted in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • To support information exchange and foster links with appropriate NGOs, international, bilateral and governmental agencies, academic institutions, and private/commercial sector companies and organizations in the state of Lagos and in Nigeria.
  • To coordinate all capacity building activities for A&T partners at the State level.

Program Summary

  • The Nigeria A&T IYCF social and behavior change program focuses on improving rates of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary feeding, and minimum dietary diversity for infants over 6 months old.
  • A&T will work across the public, commercial/private, and NGO sectors to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data.
  • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public, private/commercial, and NGO sector partners (Scaling Up Nutrition and other national IYCF initiatives) to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key IYCF policies (i.e., National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition, maternity entitlements, Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; IYCF-friendly health systems strengthening).
  • A&T will work at scale in metropolitan Lagos, a dense urban environment comprising 16 of the state’s 20 local government authorities (LGAs) to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on IYCF practices.
  • Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city, with arguably the most ethnically and religiously diverse population in the country (though predominantly Yoruba, Igbo, and Christian), and with thriving media and commercial sectors. Lagos also has some of the worst IYCF practices in Nigeria. Improving IYCF practices there would not only yield large-scale change but could offer a model for other large urban areas (e.g., Kano, Ibadan).
  • Specifically, in metropolitan Lagos A&T will link up with the initiative’s public and private sector partners (especially the maternity hospitals, and private clinics licensed traditional birth attendants (TBAs), Private Patent Medicine Vendors (PPMVs), pharmacists, midwives, private provider networks (social franchises)) to strengthen frontline health workers’ knowledge and counseling skills to promote IYCF.
  • We will work through the public and private healthcare system to integrate materials and delivery of messaging at opportune times and places, including ANC visits, maternity facilities, and through child welfare services’ immunization campaigns and routine provision of vaccines. Additionally, A&T will use advocacy; interpersonal communication (IPC) (i.e., counseling and other IPC approaches), and community mobilization efforts to reach pregnant women and new mothers; and use mass communication (through broadcast, Nollywood, mobile phone, and signage) to further extend the reach of IYCF messages and improve the social norms around IYCF practices.
  • Formative research will be conducted to further understand target populations and audiences (stakeholders, providers, beneficiaries), and monitoring systems will be established to ensure that program inputs, outputs, and outcomes are tracked and fed back into improving the program.

Essential Job Functions
Under the guidance of the A&T Nigeria Project Director:

  • Work with the relevant A&T technical specialists to establish and execute effective program planning, implementation and monitoring assistance to all A&T public, NGO, and private sector local partners. This will include providing technical oversight to strengthen all the components of A&T’s approach and existing activities of scaling up IYCF in Lagos state such as:
  • representing A&T at advocacy events in Lagos state,
  • supervising and reviewing interpersonal communication and community mobilization sessions,
  • brokering stronger ties between public and private health sectors,
  • supporting mass communication efforts,
  • conducting data quality audits to assure the quality of program data, and
  • supervising and reviewing capacity strengthening sessions.
  • Oversee implementation of A&T’s workplan and budget in Lagos State, ensuring technical excellence and fiscal integrity.
  • Act as a key link between Lagos government, NGO and private sector stakeholders and the A&T Abuja and HQ teams. Maintain close coordination and dialogue with key stakeholders at the state level and implementers at the local government area (LGA) in all locations of the state.
  • Provide overall supervision for A&T Lagos staff and ensure compliance with technical, programmatic, contractual and financial requirements set by A&T and its donors.
  • Coordinate all capacity building activities for A&T partners at the state level.
  • Review periodic reports (programmatic and financial) submitted by all collaborating public and private sector partners at the state office level and forward same to the A&T Abuja office.
  • Ensure that all A&T assets and other resources are effectively managed.
  • Actively participate in, contribute to, and in some cases conduct or help facilitate major A&T program development and implementation activities (strategic planning, program presentations, advocacy and policy meetings, workshops), as appropriate.
  • Work closely with A&T Technical Advisors and Program and Project Director to leverage other international donor and private sector resources to complement and extend project reach.
  • Present/disseminate program results, based on program experience to State Ministry of Health, projects and partners, and other professional colleagues and organizations at state and national level.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, behavioral sciences, mass communication, monitoring & evaluation or equivalent degree in medical sciences
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience managing public health/ development projects.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising direct reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working across A&T components of advocacy, IPC and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data in the context of social and behavior change, with a specialty in at least one of these.
  • Demonstrated experience and high acceptability in working with government, NGOs, private sector companies, academia, professional organizations, and donors in Lagos/other states.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Associate Director, Finance and Operations
Job ID: 17658
Location: Abuja

Job Description

Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. In its first five years (2009 to 2014), A&T demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving feeding practices could be delivered with impact and at scale in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam. Alive & Thrive continues its work there and is supporting others to scale up nutrition by applying and adapting tested, proven approaches and tools in Burkina Faso, India, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria. Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland.

Job Summary Responsibilities

  • Under the leadership of the A&T Nigeria Project Director, the Associate Director, Finance & Operations, manages, prepares, administers and directs the control of the budget for the A&T Nigeria program.
  • S/He manages the activities of the finance staff, reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to the management team.
  • S/He develops and manages internal financial audits, develops formal reporting systems to communicate results of audit activities to management and those involved in FHI 360 compliance activities.
  • S/He selects, develops and evaluates applicable personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

The position requires qualifications and appropriate skills in accounting, extensive experience in sub-award management, as well as strategic thinking, excellent communication skills, and strong technical knowledge in the area of financial management:

  • Assumes primary responsibility for managing project financial, operational and administrative functions.
  • Manages the operational and strategic functions of the finance team to ensure compliance and efficiency among state offices.
  • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial reports regarding budgets – actual and forecast.
  • Reviews and approves monthly Imprests prepared by Finance Manager.
  • Provides recommendations and consults with management on financial projects and compliances in support of state offices.
  • Develops and implements process improvement plans for A&T Nigeria to ensure financial controls and operational procedures.
  • Participates and provides financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews and assessments; working closely with technical teams to obtain inputs and HQ team to confirm activity implementation and associated spending.
  • Builds and trains staff on financial policies and procedures, practices and client relationships.
  • Liaises with relevant FHI 360 Nigeria Country Office departments to ensure accurate and timely invoicing of A&T Nigeria related costs, timely resolution of any issues that may arise, and provision of shared services as agreed upon in Team Operating Agreement.
  • Work closely with A&T Nigeria Contracts and Procurement Manager to coordinate local procurement for equipment, supplies, and services.
  • In collaboration with the Contracts and Procurement Manager, assist the A&T Nigeria Project Director and other program staff as applicable to prepare advance lists of procurement and technical activities for planning efficient and timely inputs to support work plan activities.
  • Provide training and backstopping on the accounting software as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance on accounting and financial matters. Identify areas needing improvement and provide necessary staff and sub-grantee development and training.
  • Assist technical staff in monitoring sub-project budgets in accordance with approved work plan activities.
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Qualifications

  • Degree in accounting, finance, or other relevant field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of 8+ years financial management experience, with at least 4 in a supervisory capacity.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Quickbooks experience preferred
  • Prior experience working for an international NGO
  • Track record of being a team player, flexibility and ability to deal with a diverse group of people in a multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to travel to project field sites
  • Fluency is written and spoken English required, additional local language skills a plus

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer
Job ID: 17657
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. In its first five years (2009 to 2014), A&T demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving feeding practices could be delivered with impact and at scale in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam.
  • Alive & Thrive continues its work there and is supporting others to scale up nutrition by applying and adapting tested, proven approaches and tools in Burkina Faso, India, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria.
  • Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Project Director, and with input from the senior technical team, the Program Officer performs functions related to planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities for the Alive & Thrive Project Nigeria.
  • Assist the Project Director in assuring effective planning, implementation and management of assigned projects for Alive & Thrive Nigeria.
  • Assist the Project Director in strengthening systems for reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring, according to Alive & Thrive and donor guidelines.
  • Work with program staff to prepare, monitor, and revise A&T Nigeria work plans and budgets, strategies and sub-project documents, coordinating input from various technical and program staff.
  • In coordination with finance and admin staff, develop and review activity budgets, procurement plans and tracking systems for A&T Nigeria activities.
  • Oversee content development for project website, working with communications team in HQ to keep content current. This will include drafting content, interfacing with staff members to develop progress/success write-ups, sharing A&T Nigeria photos and even summaries as needed.
  • Support the provision of programmatic assistance to A&T partners in implementing their sub-agreements, as needed.
  • Remain informed on current programs and research in the health and development field; improve skills by working closely with technical specialists.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent – Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience with program management, US Government rules and regulations.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
  • Prior team lead experience preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
  • International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE   

 

 

Application Closing Date
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