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Vacancies at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

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Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered in 2007 with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. HIFASS is committed to enhancing the quality of lives of the vulnerable population including women, children and disabled persons in Nigeria. We provide local driven solutions to advance better development outcome in health, education and other social services.

HIFASS in partnership with other development organizations implement donor-funded community Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Pediatric ART Saturation Support programs Cross River, Akwa Ibom & Kano States.

Currently we are seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

 

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Kano
Report to: Finance & Admin Director
Job Type: Full Time

Position Summary

  • Will be responsible for providing financial related logistical support.
  • S/he will assist the Finance & Admin Director in administration of and in documenting field expenses according.
  • S/he will support CBO sub-grant award training and financial monitoring. Posts financial information according to standard procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSc/HND in a relevant field with 5-6 years
  • Knowledge of USAID Financial Rules and Regulations is desired.
  • Experience working with multi-lateral or bilateral donor funded activities in similar capacity
  • Practical experience working to support financial capacity/performance of CBOs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Access, PowerPoint and Excel ) and experience in the use of accounting software such as QuickBooks is a MUST.

 

Job Title: Gender & HIV Specialist

Locations: Akwa Ibom & Kano
Report to: Gender & HIV Advisor
Job Type: Full Time
Slot: 2 Openings

Position Summary

  • 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.

Principal Responsibilities
Program Development and Advisory Service:

  • Provide direct advisory and technical support to program in area 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 lITV
  • 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 and learning networks.
  • 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 advanced university degree in a development area-Social Science, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Health or Epidemiology.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • 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 organization, in both developed and developing countries is highly desirable
  • Experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination.

 

Job Title: Admin Officer

Locations: Calabar-Cross River, Akwa Ibom & Kano
Report to: Finance & Admin Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Slot: 3 Openings

Position Summary/Responsibilities

  • The Admin Officer supports the Finance and Admin manager in day to day administration of the organization.
  • Subject to periodical review by lhe Director of Finance and Admin, the Admin Officer is saddled with the following responsibility:
    • Facilitates the smooth operation of the organization’s facilities, assets, inventory, and fleet management.
    • Manage the filing system and safety of organization’s documents
    • Develop daily maintenance checklist for the project vehicles and ensure that all request for Vehicles servicing are promptly attended to.
    • Work with drivers to ensure regular maintenance of all vehicles and ensure that vehicle logbook are up to date
    • Oversee the duties of the security personnel and Janitors
    • Ensure daily log in of Generator’s diesel consumption and report on utilization
    • Oversee the functionality of all office supplies and equipment by drawing up a maintenance schedule of the office premises, Equipment as well as inventory.
    • Coordinate the submission and collation of staff monthly time sheet and forward same to Finance department at the appropriate time.
    • Assist the Finance and Admin Manager in Collecting, collating and Analyze quotations for the purpose of procurement and arrange for procurement Team’s meeting
    • Perform all other duties as directed by the Finance and Admin Manager

Minimum Requirements

  • A Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • At least (5) years working experience in similar position.
  • Knowledge of inventory and Asset management
  • Knowledge of the operation of office equipment and personal computers.
  • Knowledge of standard formats for letters, memos and reports.
  • Ability to use basic word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Other additional educational qualification will be an advantage.
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Job Title: ICT Assistant

Locations: Akwa Ibom & Kano
Report to: ICT Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Slot: 2 Openings

Position Summary

  • S/he will be responsible for the management and mainter ICT equipment and the provision of technical advice and support.
  • S/he will ensure security, integrity and reliability of all software/hardware systems.
  • Supervise the system and electronic database regularly.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSc in Computer Science, Information Management or ICT related courses
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with rational database systems such as MySQL, MS access and programming (JAVA, C++)
  • Good knowledge on website development and design
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication.

 

 

Job Title: Project Driver

Location: Kano
Report to: Finance & Admin Director
Job Type: Full Time
Slot: 2 Openings

Position Summary

  • Serves as driver and logistics assistant for official activities.
  • Carefully and responsibly drive official vehicle to and from-various locations within Nigeria.
  • S/he will provide daily preventive maintenance and routine check of official vehicles.
  • Reports defects and malfunctions to the supervisor.
  • Monitor expiration and renewal of driver’s and vehicle license.
  • Ensures passengers fasten seat belts at all times.

Other Functions include:

  • Complete daily check list for the Project vehicles
  • Prepare monthly report on Vehicle’s performance
  • Provide office logistics assistant for the project when necessary
  • Log all movements in the mileage log book and ensure passengers sign off on arrival
  • Airport pick and drop off
  • Ensure prompt services and maintenance of the Project Vehicle before due date
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 – 10 years driving experience
  • Must possess valid professional driver’s license
  • Evidence of post primary education and training in security, Defensive driving, vehicle operation/maintenance is required
  • General knowledge and familiarity of the Nigerian national road network.
  • Experience in similar position with a multilateral organization (e.g. UN agencies) and/or bilateral organization (e.g. International/Local implementing partners) will be of advantage.

 

Job Title: M&E Assistant

Locations: Akwa Ibom & Kano
Report to: M&E Director
Job Type: Full Time
Slot: 2 Openings

Position Summary

  • Under the supervision of the M & E Officer and performs duties to ensure timely collection, collation, analysis and reporting of quality project data.
  • S/he will work with other members of the team as interphaae with supported CBO M & E Teams.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assist in project data collection in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Assist the M & E Advisor in the management and update of LOPIN-3 the databases
  • Assist in the administering the project database and ensure it is constantly updated;
  • Assistant in the training of Sub-recipients M & E /data personnel in the NOMIS database;
  • Ensure complete and timely reporting through the implementation of an efficient data management system from the provision of data collection tools to reporting;
  • Undertake supervisory visits to CSO at regular intervals
  • Assist in ensuring data quality through the establishment of a Quality Assurance system for the project data;
  • Periodically check the consistency of monitoring and evaluation indicators as defined for each activity of the Project;
  • Assist in strengthening the capacity of sub-recipients as well as LGA and State M & E personnel;
  • Ensure data collection tools are available on implementation sites;
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with important State officials, partners and CSOs;
  • Conduct any other duties in relation with the position as may be assigned by the Director of M & E

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Health-related discipline or the Social Sciences with 1-2 years post- qualification experience in a non-governmental organization.
  • Experience in OVC or HIV/AIDS programming will be an added advantage.
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and exercise sound judgment and flexibility to achieve results.
  • Ability to use Microsoft words, excel and powerpoint packages.

Job Title: Pediatric Treatment & Adherence Advisor

Locations: Calabar, Akwa Ibom & Kano
Report to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
Job Type: Full Time
Slot: 3 Openings

Position Summary

  • Pediatric HIV Treatment & Adherence Advisor (PTAA) will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of community service delivery components of the Pediatric ART Saturation Strategy (PASS).
  • He/she will lead the implementation of the program design to ensure quality service delivery consistent with the national and international standards and guidelines.
  • S/he will be the technical lead in care & treatment services for HIV infected and/or affected children, 0 – 17 years enrolled on the program.
  • S/he will lead in the use of household/community generated data for program improvement; promote shared learning and knowledge exchange of best practices and lessons learnt,
  • S/he will support all technical program staff and will manage any pediatric clinical and community related issues in the program.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Lead technical design, oversight, and monitoring of activities for pediatric HIV prevention, care and treatment services in communities and household levels.
  • Provide technical leadership in the area of demand creation and service uptake for children (0 – 17 years) to maximize HIV testing and counselling services, create linkages and provide assisted referral services to health facilities.
  • Responsible for leading community engagement with Caregivers groups, households, CLHIV, support groups, religious leaders, spiritual homes, youth organizations, households and involvement of males, to expand knowledge on HIV and referral for treatment and care services in facilities.
  • Responsible for strengthening community and health facility linkages among Children Living with HIV (CLHIV) to optimize ARl eligibility and retention in care and treatment.
  • Regular case management review of CLHIV including viral load monitoring, to ensure viral suppression.
  • Contribute detailed and accurate technical deliverables and reports to PASS and OVC care and support services that fulfil USAID reporting requirements.
  • Supervise teams of community case managers and contribute to implementation of annual program work plan and expected deliverables.
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Minimum Requirements

  • First degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing or Public health is required. Postgraduate degree in Epidemiology, Public/Community Health, Health Management and/or a related discipline will be added advantage.
  • At least five years working experience in the designing and implementing Public Health programs especially HIV/AIDS, TB and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) within the local context of Nigeria. In- depth technical knowledge and experience in all components of HIV/AIDS program including Prevention, Treatment, Care & Support, TB, TB/HI V, OVCs are desirable.
  • Experience with the current PEPFAR goal of 95.95.95 as it relates to CLHIV and OVC programs is required.
  • Significant experience in relevant program management or technical advisory roles in complex health projects in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of community-level challenges impacting care and treatment delivery. Previous experience working with community based care givers and community support groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies that employ evidence-based approaches to meet project targets, especially under rigorous timelines.
  • Must have experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local and international NGOs, government officials and USAID Nigeria.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in donor-funded report writing skills is required.

 

 

Job Title: Community Case Manager

Locations: Calabar, Akwa Ibom & Kano
Report to: Technical Advisors
Job Type: Local
Slot: 12 Openings

Position Summary

  • Community Case Manager will provide technical and programmatic implementation of community OVC interventions and Pediatric ART Saturation Support (PASS) at households and community levels.
  • CCM are expected to strengthen community and health facility linkages so as to optimize care, treatment and support services to vulnerable children infected or affected by HIV.
  • In addition, support treatment adherence, retention in care and viral load monitoring.
  • The position will build networks with other implementing partners, health facility staff CBO partners, laboratory, communities and caregivers.
  • Ensure community demand creation for HTS and coherent delivery of high quality OVC services at LGA, community and household levels.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Engage with SMWASD, SACA, SPHCDA, and relevant partners to implement OVC case management services in line with national policy guidelines and strategies.
  • Ensure community entry, engagement and mapping of local resources within the communities of focus LGAs.
  • Provide assisted referral services and linkage to care and treatment services for test indicated children.
  • Support Index case testing and contact tracing at household and community levels.
  • Conduct regular community outreach services and door to door campaigns for demand creation, HIV prevention and referral services.
  • Address individual community-focused HIV-related stigma and discrimination concerns limiting disclosure and access to treatment
  • Develop and roll out mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision program for community volunteers at it relates to OVC service delivery and pediatric ease findings at community level.

Minimum Requirements

  • A first degree in Health or Social Work related field.
  • At least three years working experience in health, HIV & AIDS, OVC, Malaria or RMNCH program in Nigeria.
  • Previous experience working will be added advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with LGA social welfare unit, health facilities, LACA and other field- based implementing partners to achieving better results is desirable.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in working collaboratively with facility staff, CVs and other Expert case managers.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven computer appreciation skills and experience.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Conversant with the local working environment in Akwa lbom or Kano States
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.

Deadline: 3rd May, 2019.

Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in only one attachment (PDF Format), explaining suitability for the job to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org Please indicate the title of the position and choice of location as the subject of the mail.

Note

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

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