Latest NGO Recruitment – Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria, an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, is a Non-Governmental Organization funded by the U.S Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 


We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:






Job Title: Information Technology Officer

Location: Nigeria
Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.

Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIlS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Job Summary

  • The Information Technology Officer would be responsible for ensuring that all technology equipment (Laptops, phones, tablets, etc.) software and subscriptions services in a geopolitical zone during the National AIDS Impact and xxx Survey remain functional, available and secure always.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the Survey Application (CSPro), Linkage system, Logistics Management System, Mobile Device Management, Lab Data Management System (LDMS) and software remain functional, available and secure
  • Manage, configure, secure, support and troubleshoot applications and services on associated mobile devices, physical servers, virtual servers, networks, storage systems and information security systems
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners
  • Secure the computing environment using best practices and consistent processes. Contribute to the information security practice via sound administrative practices and proactive actions
  • Configure, deploy and maintain network components including switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, VPN concentrators and security appliances
  • Conduct capacity planning, monitoring and patching activities
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance and periodic testing of disaster recovery plans ensuring business continuity for all core services and critical applications
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades
  • Obtaining replacement or specialist components, fixtures or fittings

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience:

  • 5 years systems development experience
  • Successful full life-cycle implementation of at least 5 major projects.

Required skills:

  • Proficient Backup/restore processing experience
  • Must have experience in Software Development and coding in C#, .NET, Java or PHP
  • Databases administration and design (SQlite, MySqI and/or Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Proficient knowledge of Windows Server OS architecture, design, management, scripting and troubleshooting
  • Adequate understanding of VMWare (virtualization) architecture, core services and administration
  • Adequate understanding of storage technologies and protocols
  • Proficient understanding of security best practices
  • Proficient knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies and protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SNMP, etc.).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Health Supply Chain Specialist

Locations: 6 Geo-political Zones, Nigeria
Slots: 6


Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIlS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Essential Functions

  • To provide technical and programmatic support to NPHIIA Project in health supply chain management, including capacity building for individual service delivery points (SDPs) supply chain management.

Key Area of Responsibility

  • The incumbent would ideally be a highly competent team player who enjoys taking initiative
  • Attributes would also include immense patience, tenacity and creative thinking.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to service delivery points in ensuring best practices in health commodities commodity management
  • Ensure timely receipt and review of utilization of consumption reports from the field. Update and manage a logistic management system for all health commodities. Provide feedback to field staff at the SDPs assigned on LMIS reports/ADR reports
  • Prepare accurate commodity requirements/delivery order for commodities and ensure an uninterrupted supply of commodities for program needs
  • Conduct monitoring and support visits to assigned service delivery points to ensure smooth implementation of supply chain and pharmacy activities
  • Ensure supply chain activities in SDPs are aligned with the government of Nigeria standard operating procedure
  • Treatment support.
  • Provide professional clinical supervision and mentorship to other pharmacists and pharmacy support personnel at the SDPs
  • Actively develop and contribute to medication safety initiatives such as Adverse Drug Event (ADE) monitoring, reporting, analysis and prevention
  • Participate in practice-based research and Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE) studies for increased knowledge on medication use outcomes
  • Contribute to the identification and documentation of best practices and success stories on the NPHIIA project.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Minimum of a First Degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm), or a related Degree, Certificate in Logistics Management of Health Commodities or its equivalent

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years work experience in a donor funded public health program e.g. HIV, Malaria, etc.






How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Finance Officer

Locations: 6 Geo-political Zones, Nigeria
Slots: 6


Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIlS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Position Overview

  • The NPHIA Finance Officer will be responsible for coordinating financial activities within a geopolitical zone
  • Ensures timely processing of payment request i.e. Travel advances, expense reports, workshop per diems, vendor invoices, etc.
  • Ensure timely payment of all field expense and reimbursements in compliance with organizations supporting document requirement
  • Ensure adequate financial internal control systems including verifying transactions, reconciling balances on a weekly basis
  • Manage the account receivables to ensure balances are current and at acceptable levels
  • Maintains the accounts payables and monitor payments & outstanding balances
  • Ensure timely payment and submission of withholding taxes including annual remittance of tax returns
  • Maintain audit ready-financial documentation
  • Data entry of transactions into QuickBooks (Accounting software) for FM’S review
  • Review and ensure completeness of all payments and other financial records
  • Work closely with the FM in preparing bi monthly pipeline and spend plan report for the NPHIA project
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • As part of internal controls, periodically reviews the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of randomly selected field expenses and make recommendations including supporting the internal/external auditors as required
  • Oversee an efficient document filing and archival system both in hard and electronic formats
  • Regular and timely scanning of transaction document to Country program office and HQ.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of Payment vouchers
  • Any other duty that may be assigned to him/her by the supervisor
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Qualifications

  • B.Sc in Accounting or its equivalent
  • 2 years experience in finance and accounting practice





How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online




Job Title: CSPRO Analyst

Location: Nigeria
Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.


Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIlS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop a Computer Assisted Personal Interview data processing system to finalize the survey data in the field
  • Develop a household weighting system and subsequent relative standard error estimates to produce reliable estimates
  • Train the support and field counterpart staffs in the use of applications for data processing

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience:

  • 5 years systems development experience
  • Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 5 major projects

Required skills:

  • Developed a Computer Assisted Personal Interview using CSPro software development and coding in C#, NET, Java and PHP
  • Client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks
  • Cross platform mobile application development using Xamarin databases administration and design (SQlite, MySql and/or Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Web services (SOAP), APIs using REST, JSON/XML.





How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online




Job Title: GIS Specialist

Location: Nigeria
Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.

Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIlS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Administer geodatabases and coordinate with to create and maintain feature data and ensure workflow changes are documented
  • Develop GIS based analysis for operational decision making for NAIIS field activity plaining
  • Design and update GIS and other information systems and databases
  • Develop and enhance interfaces to other systems, create custom tables and views in SQL Server for GIS and other information systems
  • Perform GIS and other software installation and maintenance operations on hardware and software
  • Assist staff in evaluating databases for GIS and other connectivity
  • Participate in GIS and other budget planning
  • Provide on-going review of applications to identify and perform corrective actions needed to improve overall performance

Qualifications
Education:

  • Master’s in Applied Geographical Information; or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience:

  • 5 years systems work with Geographical Information Systems.

Required skills:

  • Experience using ESRI softsware or other mapping software to perform complex queries and spatial analysis
  • Experience analyzing, designing and revising existing programs and databases to improve and enhance functionality in an ESRI or ether mapping software environment
  • Experience in the design and production of cartographic maps
  • Experience interpreting legal descriptions and COGO generating a GIS feature
  • Experience researching documentation relevant to a specific dataset (i.e. Subdivision Plans, Construction Plans, Legal Descriptions, etc.).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Zonal Laboratory Specialist

Locations: Zonal Locations, Nigeria
Slots: 8
Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.

Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Job Summary

  • Through a contract with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), implements The Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS).
  • The NAIlS program assists Nigeria to implement household-based surveys in the areas of HIV/AIDS and HepB & C population based survey.
  • The NAIIS program seeks to fill a Zonal Laboratory Specialist position to support the survey. The position is based in zonal locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Laboratory specialist will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the NAIIS
  • Program on the measurement of biomarkers in population-based surveys and for the management of biomarker measurement in individual surveys together with the NAIIS survey team.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
They include, but are not limited to:

  • Training of field staff on data collection tools, blood and other sample collection procedures; preparation of dried blood spot; monitoring and supervision of field work; preparation of manuals, SOPs and other training documents
  • Training of field staff on the use and application of rapid diagnostic tests for HIV, HepB Ag & HepC Ag and point-of-care devices for the measurement of CD4.
  • Conducting assessments of host country laboratories to determine the labs’ capacity to carry out CD4, viral load and HIV resistance testing for the NAIIS survey
  • Training and supervision of in-country laboratories to conduct testing to support data collection in population-based surveys
  • Testing will include but is not limited to HIV, HepBAg, Hep C Ag, CD4, ARV metabolites, HIV resistance testing.
  • Participating in other NAIIS activities, e.g., assisting in developing questionnaires and modules, training curriculum, conducting further analysis studies, preparing/revising core manuals, preparing/reviewing biomarker sections of NAIIS reports, making presentations to CDC and other stakeholders
  • The laboratory specialist position is a position that requires approximately 90% travel around the country. It is expected that the laboratory specialist will demonstrate a high level flexibility in performing the responsibilities of the position.
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Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Biomedical Science.
  • 8-10 years of experience, including at least 3-5 years of laboratory experience conducting assays for the diagnosis of HIV and other infectious diseases
  • An experience with population survey will an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • In depth knowledge and practical experience performing enzyme immunoassays, specimen management and data management.
  • Familiarity with basic molecular techniques.
  • Experience with viral load testing and other nucleic acid tests
  • Experience or knowledge of CD4 enumeration, using point-of-care testing and FACS assay
  • Experience working with developing country institutions
  • Experience performing Quality Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing
  • Experience writing short technical reports
  • Ability to write clear and concise summaries of reports for internal and external audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.

Work Skills:

  • Ability to work for long hours
  • Ability to give attention to details
  • Ability to work with their hands and will need dexterity to work with small vials, test tubes,
  • and delicate lab equipment.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Procurement Technical Lead

Location: Nigeria
Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.

Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Essential Functions

  • To lead and provide technical and strategic direction to the NPHIIA procurement and supply team in ensuring an uninterrupted supply of health and non-health commodities required in achieving the goals and objectives of the NPHIIA Nigeria program

Key Area of Responsibility

  • The incumbent would ideally be a highly competent self-starter with strong ability to communicate, motivate and lead a team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordination of procurement and supply management of health and non-health commodities for the NPHIIA grant
  • Ensure that procurement of health commodities and overall pharmaceutical management procedures follow relevant guidelines for health commodities management protocols and are compliant with all regulatory requirements
  • Forecast commodity needs for the program
  • Ensure cost-effectiveness in the procurement and management of commodities (health and non-health commodities)
  • Identify new strategies and cost-effective approaches to improve service delivery
  • Contract Management for 3PL and other vendors
  • Plan procurements and track shipments
  • Develop and maintain systems and mechanisms for the acquisition and delivery of health and non-health comsnodities that are most appropriate to the needs of the Nigeria NPHITA Program and SDFs.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • MPH, B.Pharm with a minimum of a Diploma level certification in Procurement and Supply Management or its equivalent

Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience managing health supply chains on donor funded programs e.g. HIV, Malaria, etc. with at least five (5) years managerial responsibility.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Logistics Technical Lead

Location: Nigeria
Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.

Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Essential Functions

  • To lead and provide technical and strategic direction to the NPHIIA health supply chain team in ensuring an uninterrupted supply of health and non-health commodities required in achieving the goals and objectives of the NPHIIA Nigeria program

Key Area of Responsibility

  • The incumbent would ideally be a highly competent self-starter with strong ability to communicate, motivate and lead a team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide supportive supervision, capacity building and mentorship to the health supply chain team
  • Coordinate the activities and functions of the health supply chain team to ensure an uninterrupted supply of commodities required on the NPHIIA grant
  • Organise and conduct training of program staff on logistics management
  • Forecast commodity needs for the program
  • Develop and maintain systems and mechanisms for the acquisition and delivery of health and non-health commodities that are most appropriate to the needs of the Nigeria NPHIIA Program and field staff
  • Support the health Supply chain specialists to implement best practices in commodity management (e.g. storage, inventory management, waste drive, etc.) of health commodities and other related improvements and recommendations identified during assessments.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health, a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or a related field, Certificate in Logistics Management of Health Commodities or its equivalent

Experience:

  • Minimum often (10) years relevant experience managing health supply chains on donor funded programs e.g. HIV, Malaria, etc., with at least five (5) years managerial responsibility.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 13th February, 2018.

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