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2014 Massive Recruitment At FHI 360

Date Posted: 17/Jan/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Associate Director, SCHARP+ project

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

As member of the Program Management Team and with guidance from the Director of Programs, the Associate Director, SHARP plus Project provides leadership, management, coordination, and technical expertise for the planning implementation, monitoring and reporting of the assigned FHI360 Nigeria projects.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Coordinates the development and follows up implementation of work plans for the assigned project

 

  1. Participates in meetings/events organized by FHI360 Nigeria’s donors, stakeholders and partners (AHNI, CDC, etc) and  develop responses to all requests from them

 

  1. Works with FHI360 Nigeria technical and finance departments to ensure adequate documentation, tracking and accurate reporting of targets and expenditures for the assigned grant/award.

 

  1. Manages the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sub-contractors/grantees’ program activities including work plans, implementation schedules, sub agreements and close out.

 

  1. Ensures appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, contractual, and programmatic goals.

 

  1. Works with other departments to ensure documentation and easy retrieval of all training, program, M&E and trip reports related to the assigned portfolio

 

  1. Guides and supports FHI360 Nigeria state teams in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.

 

  1. Contributes to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to donor requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.

 

  1. Assists the Director of Programs and the Country Director as required to perform duties related to the management of human resources including analysis of staffing needs and resources.

 

  1. Coordinates capacity development efforts in support of country and state offices and implementing agency staff, and other partners.

 

  1. Ensures availability of technical resources and integrates their efforts into overall program management.

 

  1. Assists in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the national government.

 

  1. Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the program.

 

 

  1. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director, PM and the Country Director

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  1. A multi-skilled person able to perform duties across different technical areas (multitasking)
  2. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries.

 

  1. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.

 

  1. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain good working rapport with staff and other FHI 360 partners.

 

  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of reporting.

 

  1. Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 25%.

 

 

MINIMUM RECRUITMENT STANDARDS:

 

Masters degree in public health or the behavioral sciences with 7-9 years’ experience (BSc 9-11years) and a minimum of 5 years in HIV/AIDS programming, and experience working with NGOs and CBOs required. Candidates with experience working with CDC funded projects will have an added advantage. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree and additional experience will be considered.  Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming, and of project monitoring a must.  Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

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Technical Officer, Laboratory Services (Ogun)

Basic Function:

Liaise with the Technical team at the Country Office to provide technical support and implement high quality laboratory services for FHI360 Nigeria programs with emphasis on the SCHARP project.

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. Provide technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment program.

 

  1. Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services to FHI360 and facility staff.

 

  1. Provide technical support on laboratory quality assurance issues at the state office level.

 

  1. Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and liaise with Country Office team to apply these lessons and modify existing program.

 

  1. Represent FHI360 on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

  1. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

 

  1. Laboratory management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the laboratory management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of counseling and testing services.

 

  1. Knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

 

  1. Knowledge of Laboratory Equipment and techniques for the following categories of assays: HIV rapid and confirmatory testing, hematology, biochemistry, CD4/CD8, HIV viral load, HIV DNA qualitative test, HIV viral resistance (genotype and phenotype) and management issues related to the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including ART.

 

  1. Knowledge of Nigerian laboratory setting, including government and non-government settings.

 

  1. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.

 

  1. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

 

  1. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

 

  1. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Well-developed computer skills.

 

  1. Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  1. BSc 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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. 

 

  1. Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.

 

  1. Experience in Laboratory TB services is an advantage.  

 

Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable

 

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Technical Officer, Laboratory Services (Oyo)

Basic Function:

Liaise with the Technical team at the Country Office to provide technical support and implement high quality laboratory services for FHI360 Nigeria programs with emphasis on the SCHARP project.

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. Provide technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment program.

 

  1. Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services to FHI360 and facility staff.

 

  1. Provide technical support on laboratory quality assurance issues at the state office level.

 

  1. Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and liaise with Country Office team to apply these lessons and modify existing program.

 

  1. Represent FHI360 on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

  1. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

 

  1. Laboratory management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the laboratory management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of counseling and testing services.

 

  1. Knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

 

  1. Knowledge of Laboratory Equipment and techniques for the following categories of assays: HIV rapid and confirmatory testing, hematology, biochemistry, CD4/CD8, HIV viral load, HIV DNA qualitative test, HIV viral resistance (genotype and phenotype) and management issues related to the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including ART.

 

  1. Knowledge of Nigerian laboratory setting, including government and non-government settings.

 

  1. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.

 

  1. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

 

  1. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

 

  1. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Well-developed computer skills.

 

  1. Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  1. BSc 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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. 

 

  1. Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.

 

  1. Experience in Laboratory TB services is an advantage.  

 

Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable

 

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Senior Program Officer (Bayelsa)

Basic Functions:

                                             

As a member of the State Management Team, working with the State Program Manager, the SSPO provides oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all FHI Nigeria activities in the assigned state.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Provide management support to the state office and IAs focusing on work plans, sub agreement management, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reporting.

 

  1. Develop and oversee execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring, amendment and close out of all SIDHAS IAs’ sub agreements.

 

  1. Ensure that FHI delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services).

 

  1. Monitor and enforce compliance with donor and FHI policies by the state office and IAs.

 

  1. Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.

 

  1. Guide and support the state office and IAs in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.

 

  1. Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to USAID/Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.

 

  1. Coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state and IAs’ staff and other partners.

 

  1. Ensure availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program management.

 

  1. Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the program.

 

  1. Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.

 

  1. Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  1. Extensive knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.

 

  1. Basic accounting and financial management skills.

 

  1. Working knowledge of major donor policies (USAID, Global Fund) as well as international not-for- profit organizations.

 

  1. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.

 

  1. Proven ability to coordinate a multi-sectorial development project.

 

  1. Excellent community mobilization, advocacy and interpersonal skills.

 

  1. Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.

 

  1. Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.

 

  1. Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.

 

  1. Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.

 

  1. Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.

 

  1. Use a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.

 

  1. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.

 

  1. Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.

 

  1. Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

 

 

Qualifications and requirements:

 

  1. BS/BA in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 7 – 9 years of relevant experience with international development programs.

 

  1. Or MS/MA degree in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years relevant experience with international development programs.

 

  1. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

 

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Senior Program Officer (Lagos)

Basic Functions:

                                             

As a member of the State Management Team, working with the State Program Manager, the SSPO provides oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all FHI Nigeria activities in the assigned state.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Provide management support to the state office and IAs focusing on work plans, sub agreement management, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reporting.

 

  1. Develop and oversee execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring, amendment and close out of all SIDHAS IAs’ sub agreements.

 

  1. Ensure that FHI delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services).

 

  1. Monitor and enforce compliance with donor and FHI policies by the state office and IAs.

 

  1. Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.

 

  1. Guide and support the state office and IAs in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.

 

  1. Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to USAID/Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.

 

  1. Coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state and IAs’ staff and other partners.

 

  1. Ensure availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program management.

 

  1. Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the program.

 

  1. Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.

 

  1. Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  1. Extensive knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.

 

  1. Basic accounting and financial management skills.

 

  1. Working knowledge of major donor policies (USAID, Global Fund) as well as international not-for- profit organizations.

 

  1. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.

 

  1. Proven ability to coordinate a multi-sectorial development project.

 

  1. Excellent community mobilization, advocacy and interpersonal skills.

 

  1. Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.

 

  1. Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.

 

  1. Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.

 

  1. Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.

 

  1. Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.

 

  1. Use a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.

 

  1. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.

 

  1. Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.

 

  1. Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

 

 

Qualifications and requirements:

 

  1. BS/BA in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 7 – 9 years of relevant experience with international development programs.

 

  1. Or MS/MA degree in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years relevant experience with international development programs.

 

  1. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

 

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Senior Technical Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation (Taraba)

Basic Function:

 

The Senior Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of the State Program Manager, and with technical oversight from the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, is responsible for the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation for the state office.  S/he 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. 

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. Provide leadership to the state office and field level M&E program and provide overall guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.  Provide support to the sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that locally employed Monitoring and Evaluation staff, consultants and FHI partners understand and can support these requirements.

 

  1. Manage the state office’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete datasets are sent to the country office on a periodic basis, or when required.

 

  1. Work with local partners to develop their project monitoring and evaluation plans and support the correct implementation and use of routine data collection tools.

 

  1. Conduct monthly routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision.

 

  1. On a monthly basis, ensure that high quality analyzed facility-level data is disseminated to relevant staff at facilities and decision-makers. Ensure that data is used to highlight important programmatic gaps and coordinate with facility management and other departments in addressing these gaps.

 

  1. Coordinate regular data quality assessments, undertaken in a participatory manner, with facility staff and ensure the completeness, consistency and validity of routine data.

 

  1. Ensure that the quality of program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation in the sites is of international standard and quality by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.

 

  1. Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.

 

  1. Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.

 

  1. Provide technical support in evaluation research (including sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the Secure the Future project.

 

  1. Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams.

 

  1. Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.

 

  1. Represent FHI and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research.

 

  1. Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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 state office 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 FHI data into the national HMIS.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

  1. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

 

  1. Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.

 

  1. Knowledge of health, reproductive health or HIV/AIDS/STI/TB and Malaria programming in developing countries.

 

  1. Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.

 

  1. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections

 

  1. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

 

  1. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

 

  1. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Well-developed computer skills.

 

  1. Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

 

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Technical Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation(Taraba)

Basic Function:

 

The State Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of the Senior State Technical Officer (M&E) and State Program Manager, and with technical oversight from the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, is responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for the state office. The State Technical Officer (M&E) 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. 

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. Work with the state-level 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. 

 

  1. Provide 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 these requirements.

 

  1. Work with local partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.

 

  1. Conduct 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.

 

  1. Ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.

 

  1. Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of SACA/SASCP in integrating FHI data into the national HMIS.

 

  1. On a monthly basis, analyze state-level data and provide approved reports to State Office, National Office and local partners or other relevant parties.

 

  1. Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.

 

  1. Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.

 

  1. Represent FHI and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation.

 

  1. Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; be alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

  1. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

 

  1. Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation

 

  1. Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.

 

  1. Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.

 

  1. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections

 

  1. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

 

  1. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

 

  1. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Well-developed computer skills.

 

  1. Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  1. MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.

 

  1. Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.

 

  1. Or BS/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or  in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.

 

  1. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

 

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Senior Technical Officer, Laboratory Services(Abuja)

Basic Function:

 

Provide technical expertise and assistance in implementing high quality laboratory services within the care and treatment project in Nigeria, including laboratory capacity development at project health facility sites.

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. Give technical support and develop quality policies, quality tools, SOPs and recommendations related to the implementation, monitoring and quality assurance of laboratory services for HIV/AIDS, opportunistic (OI) and malaria care and treatment in collaboration with technical staff within FHI and at national, state and local agencies in Nigeria.

 

  1. Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services at health facilities and other settings as appropriate.

 

  1. Develop concept papers and research papers to improve and or extend existing laboratory activities.

 

  1. Carry out quality control functions/activities, in collaboration with the zonal and state teams, of the labs, including quality control inspections schedules and the collection of quality control records; ensure the availability of quality records documents.

 

  1. Review and monitor QA and QC activities of the Laboratory in order to determine conformance with established policies, national regulations, or accreditation requirements.

 

  1. Provide technical leadership and technical support related to high technology (TB culture, PCR) laboratory services.

 

  1. Remain informed on new findings in the field of laboratory technology that  relate to HIV/AIDS, OI, malaria care and treatment by reviewing current literature, and draw implications from research for program activities.

 

  1. Coordinate Proficiency testing (PT) activities and ensure PT is being done for each specialty; explore other ways of testing evaluation in the absence of PT

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

  1. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

 

  1. Excellent working knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques for the following categories of assays: HIV rapid and confirmatory testing, hematology, biochemistry, CD4/CD8, HIV viral load, HIV DNA qualitative test, HIV viral resistance (genotype and phenotype).

 

  1. Excellent working knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques for the identification and culturing of different TB species,  and drug resistance tuberculosis ( MDR-TB).

 

Thorough knowledge of QA, QC and proficiency testing concepts; the ability to apply these concepts to resolve complex conditions in laboratory and administrative settings.

 

  1. Knowledge of laboratory service and management issues related to the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including ART.

 

  1. Knowledge of laboratory service and management issues related to  Opportunistic infection (OI) and malaria.

 

  1. Knowledge of District Health Information System (DHIS) and Lafiya Management Information System (LAMIS) is required.

 

Laboratory management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the laboratory management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of counseling and testing services.

 

Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.

 

Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

 

Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

 

  1. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Well-developed computer skills.

 

Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

BSc in Laboratory sciences or related field with 7-9 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 5 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.

 

Or Master degree in Laboratory sciences or related field with 5-7 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 5 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.

 

  1. Experience in the management of laboratory services, particularly health facility-based services, including quality assurance systems, laboratory analysis, and interpretation and reporting techniques based on best practices, quality management practices and safe work practices.

 

  1. Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development organization preferred. 

 

  1. Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.

 

  1. Expertise in hematology, TB and blood safety issues will be an added advantage.

 

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Contract and Grants Officer (Abuja)

 

Basic Functions:

                                            

Under the direction of the Senior C&G Officer, the C&G Officer shall provide support in the administration of contracts, grants, task orders and cooperative agreements.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Responsible for review of sub-agreement and subcontracting implementation activities and contractual arrangements to ensure they meet with donor and organizational regulations.

 

  1. Interpret and apply funding regulations to ensure that all FHI policies and procedures and federal procurement and contracting requirements are met for sub-agreement and subcontracting activities.

 

  1. Provide support to other staff to ensure project-wide understanding of contractual issues.

 

  1. Implements procedures for projects to ensure that adequate records and audit trails are maintained.

 

  1. Keep current with changes in contractual regulations.

 

  1. Provides support on special projects within C&G.

 

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  1. Knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring techniques.

 

  1. Knowledge of and experience with donor contract, cooperative agreements, and grant regulations.

 

  1. Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting theories and practices.

 

Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among several organization teams and units and professional organizations to resolve problems and initiate enhancements.

 

  1. With minimal supervision, manage high volume work flow.

 

  1. Interpret funding regulations and procedures.

 

  1. Relevant computer software skills with proficiency in excel.

 

  1. Well developed written and oral communication skills

 

  1. Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.

 

  1. Follow-up on requests in an efficient manner.

 

  1. Ability to travel in Nigeria for minimum of 25%

 

 

Qualifications and requirements:

 

  1. BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience.

 

  1. Masters degree in Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 – 3 years relevant experience.

 

  1. Good working knowledge of donor contracts and grants regulations is essential.

 

  1. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.

 

  1. Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

 

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Assistant Technical Officer (Akwa Ibom)

Basic Function:

 

With the State Technical Officer, the Assistant Technical Officer will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP), TB and integrated medical services at the state level.

 

 

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 modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.

 

Assist the State technical officer in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

 

Work with the State Technical Officer to contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets.

 

With the STO, assist in the provision of programmatic assistance to local partners in programming HIV/AIDS/STI/TB, RH/FP and integrated medical services activities.

 

Remain informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management 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 especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services at the facility level.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.

 

Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections

 

Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

 

Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

 

  1. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Well-developed computer skills.

 

Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  1. 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 and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.

 

  1. Bsc. Nursing, Public health, Pharmacy or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience.

 

  1. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

 

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Accountant (TARABA)

Basic Functions:

                                              

Under the direction of the Senior Finance & Admin Officer, the Accountant shall assume responsibility for accounting in the State Office and ensure compliance with the contractual financial requirements of the project.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Assists the State Senior Finance & Admin. Officer to ensure the accurate keeping of all books of account for the project, including checking account, equipment and supply registers and all accounting records.

 

  1. Works with the State Senior Finance & Admin. Officer to lead the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, including financial status of subprojects account activities with accompanying bank documentation and receipts. Assist the SSFAO in monitoring NGO subproject budgets in accordance with approved workplan activities.

 

  1. Works with the SSFAO to provide support with the accounting workflow in the review and audit of State Office and sub recipient reports for reimbursement of expenditures.

 

  1. Works with the SSFAO to analyze, develop, and monitor accounting/fiscal control procedures and program budgets including monitoring cash flows and requesting for fund transfers from FHI/HQ.

 

  1. Prepares financial reports for State Office staff to monitor and track obligations and expenditures.

 

  1. Assists the SSFAO to provide training and backstopping on the accounting packages entry system.

 

  1. Works with the SSFAO to provide technical assistance to NGOs on accounting and financial matters. Identify areas needing improvement, and provide necessary staff development and training.

 

  1. Prepare written and verbal responses to inquiries and requests for budgetary information.

 

  1. Functions as support for fiscal year end adjustments and other related financial benchmark dates.

 

  1. Assists FHI/Nigeria staff in contractual modifications necessary for existing business/programs, and develops costing strategy to provide assistance in the preparation of cost proposals.

 

  1. Serve as a resource person to FHI/Nigeria and NGO staff on USAID financial regulations and FHI/Nigeria Terms and conditions.

 

  1. Carry out such other duties and assignments, as may be requested by the State Senior Finance & Admin. Officer, Assoc. Director of F&A/C&G or the Director of F&A.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  1. Proven ability in the management of medium to large, multifaceted programs

 

  1. Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance

 

  1. Proven ability in building capacity of organizations in financial management

 

  1. Ability to represent FHI/Nigeria to donors, government officials and the NGO community in financial matters when necessary

 

  1. Proven ability in supervising staff when necessary

 

  1. Well developed computer skills

 

  1. Well developed written and oral communication skills

 

  1. Ability to travel in Nigeria for minimum of 25%

 

Qualifications and requirements:

 

  1. University degree in Accounting or Finance or its recognized equivalent

 

  1. CPA, ACA, or recognized equivalent

 

  1. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting related to NGOs and community level programs, with increasing responsibility.

 

  1. Familiarity with USAID-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.

 

  1. Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

 

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Senior Gender Specialist (Abuja)

Basic Function:

 

The gender focal point would be expected to advocate for greater attention to gender perspectives, providing the necessary rationales and advice on approaches to support 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 facilities and identify appropriate interventions.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. Conduct robust analysis of gender constraints facing women within the target beneficiary population; recommend gender initiatives needed to meet program targets for women’s participation.
  2. Establish and grow relationships with FHI360s gender partners in Nigeria.
  3. 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.
  4. Design and implement program gender strategy, including management of women-focused special initiatives, as required.
  5. Design and conduct gender sensitization training for FHI 360 staff, implementation partners and beneficiaries.
  6. Conduct periodic program gender evaluations; recommend and implement corrections, as necessary.
  7. Monitor and evaluate program performance on gender-related goals and objectives and contribute content for internal and external reporting.
  8. Develop indicators for assessing progress with gender mainstreaming, adapted to the various types of work in various portfolios.
  9. Collect, analyze and disseminate on a regular basis, statistics on the representation of women in all processes and bodies established in the work of FHI 360, to provide a holistic picture of the representation of women in clinical settings.
  10. Develop, maintain and disseminate a resource-base of gender specialists with relevant competencies in the area of work which can be used throughout the organization as necessary.
  11. Improve gender equality through policy advice, networking, advocacy and teamwork, and relate them to policy makers across sectors.
  12. Assist teams by providing feedback in the form of actionable suggestions to ensure appropriate integration of gender principles and practices in projects, programs and analytical efforts where gender concerns are critical.
  13. Identify and take the lead on gender related analysis designed to lead to engagements in areas where gender related concerns have been underserved. Assist teams to improve the analysis of gender gaps and issues in key areas, and on how to find resources to fund such efforts (Gender Action Plans).
  14. Serve as focal point on gender issues among Development Partners and with the government.
  15. Improve dissemination of current and anticipated Gender related initiatives while deepening and broadening the dialogue on gender with the Government and other stakeholders.
  16. Identify opportunities for training and capacity building on gender for teams and partners.
  17. Track and report the progress on goals and targets; identify and select the gender-relevant indicators based on the policy objective.
  18. Ensure that information needed for appropriate gender analysis is integrated into programs, collected and analyzed correctly.
  19. Assist teams in designing gender-related evaluation strategies, including defining the expected outcomes and timeframe.
  20. Ensure engagement with civil society organizations representing the interest of women, vulnerable and marginalized groups of society.
  21. Advise on/prepare advocacy and communication materials to promote gender equality and human rights across FHI 360
  22. Improve the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of gender related interventions by ensuring that gender is analyzed and incorporated into the design and implementation of interventions.
  23. Provide technical assistance in gender for all program activities such as: review assessment tools, manuals, laws and other project documents; make specific recommendations and provide follow up support to ensure that gender is integrated into activities and documents.
  24. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

  1. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  2. Experience working as or with senior government policy makers.
  3. Strong analytic and economic research skills.
  4. Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.
  5. Strong diplomatic skills to support effective work through implementing partners.
  6. Strong writing, Excel and PowerPoint presentation skills.
  7. Ability to understand full range of issues around gender related issues and sensitivities.
  8. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
  9. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  10. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  11. Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

Master'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 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 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.

 

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Assistant Technical Officer (Kano)

Basic Function:

 

With the State Technical Officer, the Assistant Technical Officer will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP), TB and integrated medical services at the state level.

 

 

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 modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.

 

Assist the State technical officer in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

 

Work with the State Technical Officer to contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets.

 

With the STO, assist in the provision of programmatic assistance to local partners in programming HIV/AIDS/STI/TB, RH/FP and integrated medical services activities.

 

Remain informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management 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 especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services at the facility level.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

 

Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.

 

Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections

 

Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

 

Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

 

  1. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Well-developed computer skills.

 

Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  1. 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 and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.

 

  1. Bsc. Nursing, Public health, Pharmacy or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience.

 

  1. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

 

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