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Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) Recruitment in Abakaliki & Calabar Nigeria, March 2015

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Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) is a Non-Government Organization
(NGO) with its head office in Abuja. HIFASS has a mission of enhancing population health in Africa by collaborating with partners to promote public health. HIFASS does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, religion or state of origin.

HIFASS, People to People Health Foundation Nigeria (PPHFN), Calabar Arch-Diocesan Action Committee on AIDS (CAACA) and Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki Succor and Development Services Initiative (SUCCDEV) are interested in hiring qualified and experienced individual to fill the position for her project, Local OVC Partners in Nigeria Region 3 (LOPIN 3) in Cross River.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: OVC Intern

Location: Abakaliki

Job Descriptions

    S/he will work under the supervisor of the OVC Advisor to monitor and support LOPIN 3 CBOs/FBOs sub grantees in Ebonyi state to implement OVC program.

Specific Duties

    Participate in development, management and review of CBOs/FBOs program activities
    Carry out periodic visit to program sites within the selected LGAs and wards in Ebonyi state

Minimum Requirements

    Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Health related discipline or Social Sciences
    Minimum of 1-2 years post qualification experience in a Non-governmental organization
    Ability to use Microsoft words, excel and power point package
    Good communication and report writing skill.

Job Title: Gender and HIV Specialist

Location: Calabar

Job Description

    The Advisor serves as technical resource on gender and sexual diversity for HIV/AIDS activities including but not limited to policy development and advisory services, research and content development, practice advocacy, management and coordination.

Specific Duties

Program Development and Advisory Service:

    Provide direct advisory and technical support to program in areas of HIV and gender and sexual diversity
    Provide advice and technical support in development of programmatic focus to address stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV
    Provide technical support to ensure the involvement of people living with and affected by HIV in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program.

Research and Content Development:

    Lead program content development of normative standards and approaches on HIV, gender and sexual diversity.
    Research and understand concepts to foster improved adherence to human rights treaties and obligations under international agreements.

Practice Advocacy:

    Contribute experience and expertise to the formulation of new programmatic activities, documenting practice and cross-practice experience and lesson learned in the country.
    Promote regional and local partnering and exchange, through HIV information learning network.
    Support networking among partners, including the identification of external support providers

Management and Coordination:

    Contribute to team strategy development, work planning and M&E plan from gender and sexual diversity perspective
    Promote knowledge management to enrich the content base for AIDS response strategies by documenting practice experience, lesson learned and replicable tools from applied initiatives.

Minimum Requirements

    An advance University Degree in a Development area – Social Science, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Health or Epidemiology.

Desired Skills and Experience

    Minimum of 10 years of overall relevant professional experience as well as a proven professional record in the practice area.
    Proven professional credibility, as well as senior – level working experience in governmental, multilateral or civil society.
    Organisation, n both developed and developing countries is highly desirable.
    Experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination

Job Title: Receptionist

Location: Calabar

Job Description

    The receptionist will provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks, under the supervision of the Admin Assistant.

Specific Duties

    Maintains security by following procedures, monitoring visitor logbook and issuing visitor badges/tag pass
    Provides callers with information such as organization address and other relevant information.
    Greets and directs visitors to the organization
    Answer telephones and direct the caller to the appropriate associate
    Takes and retrieves messages for various personnel

Minimum Requirements

    OND/NCE or higher qualification
    1-2 years in related working experience
    Good oral and written communications skills.

Job Title: Grants Officer

Location: Calabar

Job Descriptions

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, this position provides fiscal and administrative management services for award.

Responsibilities
The manager’s responsibilities encompass abroad range of activities:

    Responsible for the proper setup of awards in the financial system
    Coordinating the reporting process and preparing financial reports to donors, primarily at the close out of the award.
    The major responsibilities of this position is to supervise, maintain and actively manage the necessary post-award sub-grant systems in accordance with the relevant positions in the sub-award documents.

Specific Duties

    Provide programmatic and regulatory management of grants, including documentation of protection assurance, tracking due dates for activities, issuing grant agreements and tracking interim, annual and final grantee reports
    Evaluate and produce written responses to donor and HQ inquiries
    Review grant proposals for completeness
    Build and maintain relationships with the local partners and finance staff of the CBOs, FBOs and other local NGOs in the Consortium.
    Carry out inductions and staff trainings for finance procedures, donor requirements etc.
    Develop sub grant tools and build the capacity of sub-grantees finance officers on the usage.

Minimum Requirements

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required. An advanced degree in Business and/or professional certification (CPA; CMA) is preferred
    Minimums of 5 years of progressively responsible Accounting experience
    Computer proficiency in spreadsheets, database, word-processing and internet applications
    Ability to interpret and apply various policies and procedures independently
    Demonstrate administrative experience including the ability to coordinate, monitor and financially manage sponsor activities.

Preferred Requirements:

    Experience with sponsor grant and contract financial management in Global Health sector in particular USIAD and other USG entities
    Prior experience in a dynamic start-up environment
    Ability to interpret business policies procedures and explain the best practice to use to a diverse audience.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org Please indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail.

Note:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview
    HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates

 Deadline 16th March, 2015.

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