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Ongoing Recruitment at Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative, May 2019

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Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is a non-profit organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting global health and economic initiatives in Nigeria. It was established as an affiliate of the Family Health International (FHi360) to sustain FHI’s achievements in strengthening indigenous organizational capacity in Nigeria. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: 
Associate Director – M & E

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: SIDHAS

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Associate Director – M & E provides leadership support to the Director M&E in all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for AHNI.
  • S/he supports the Director M&E in overall management and provision of technical inputs to improve and facilitate the delivery of Sound technical assistance in M&E, including to the Government of Nigeria (GON) and United States Government (USG) upon request.
  • S/he collaborates closely with other major stakeholders in the Implementation and improvement of the national M&E effort in Nigeria.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • MB.BS/MD/PhD or similar degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience with at least 5 years progressive experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation in large HIV/AIDS programs at national or international level.
  • MS/MA in Demography, Economics and an MPH or similar degree with 7 to 9 years relevant experience in project- level or state/national-level Monitoring and Evaluation in large HIV/AIDS programs at national or international level.
  • Sound practical knowledge of statistics and the use of statistical software.
  • Proven experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical training.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is required.
  • Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programs is required.

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: Global Fund

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Administrative Assistant will support the Admin Officer and departmental staff in the provision of administrative and logistical services to AHNi staff.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • University degree, recognized equivalent or HND.
  • Familiarity with administrative and secretarial skills is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with international NGOs is an advantage.
  • Experience with large complex organization preferred.

 

Job Title: Project Driver

Locations: Abuja, Kebbi, Katsina & Adamawa
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA & SIDHAS

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibility

  • Under the supervision of the Finance and Administrative Officer and supported by state FA&A, the driver shall provide a variety of transportation support to the RANA Project.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificates, apprentice certificate or any other equivalent certificates with a minimum of 1-year experience,
  • Must have a trade test certificate and a valid driving license. Must have expert knowledge of driving rules and regulations,
  • Experience as a driver mechanic will be an added advantage. Experience with large complex organization preferred.

 

Job Title: Technical Officer

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, provide support to coordination of the RANA HQ/State offices.
  • H/She will support program planning, design, review and monitoring of the program planning and implementation at the HQ/State level.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • BS/BA in Education, Behavioral Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Or MS/MA degree in education, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 3 – 5 years relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.

 

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Katsina
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Field Coordinator, the Finance and Administrative Officer shall assume responsibility for all state level administrative and accounting responsibilities.
  • And, will ensure compliance with the contractual financial and administrative requirements of the organization.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience.
  • Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 – 3 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years experience in accounting related to international development programs.
  • Familiarity with donor-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria is an advantage. CPA, ACA, ICAN or recognized equivalent is an advantage. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.

 

Job Title: Outreach Officer

Locations: Kebbi & Katsina
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Outreach Officer will support to adopt and integrate gender sensitive community reading promotion strategies for improved learning outcomes at state and community levels, in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
  • Under the supervision of Field Coordinator, h/she will assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all community led activities in the focus states.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or related discipline with 5 years working experience in community mobilization and gender integration at the national or international level.
  • Expertise in community mobilization and gender analysis, strategic planning, and integrating gender balance into project design and management is desirable.

 

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Graphic Designer will be primarily responsible for providing technical expertise and inputs related to developing and implementing an approach to continuing Hausa language reading instruction in the upper primary grades 4-6 and the basic non-formal education.
  • H/She will work under the supervision of Literacy Coordinator and in collaboration with literacy team to produce a Hausa language Literacy Package and teacher training package for upper primary grades and basic non-formal content of Nigeria’s education curriculum.
  • He/she will also assist in content development and design for key promotional messages, communication materials and publications.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Creative Art or other relevant studies
  • Relevant certification in graphic design
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in graphic design and communication activities, preferably in development programs.

 

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Locations: Niger & Katsina
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will provide technical leadership for the state-level M&E activities and maintain regular communication with state-level partners to offer data-requirement support.
  • The officer support the Field Coordinator in tracking implementation progress and result.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Bachelor’s degree or HND in the Numerical Sciences or Development Science with at least 3-year work experience in monitoring and evaluation of education programs.
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • Working knowledge of data processing computer packages.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and working knowledge of the Hausa Language.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple project activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required
  • Ability to work successfully in a team-based environment
  • Experience with database management and tablet technology for monitoring purposes.

 

Job Title: Community Mobilization and Gender Specialist

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Community Mobilization and Gender Specialist will support to adopt and integrate gender sensitive community reading promotion strategies for improved learning Outcomes at state and community levels, in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations (cSOs).
  • Under the supervision of Field Coordinator, h/she will assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all community led activities in the focus states.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Education, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or related discipline with 5 years working experience in community mobilization and gender integration at the national or international level.
  • Expertise in community mobilization and gender analysis, strategic planning, and integrating gender balance into project design and management is desirable.
  • Experience in dealing with issues of gender main-streaming in material development and within public institutions and/or international organizations required.
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects is essential.

 

Job Title: Field Coordinator

Locations: Niger, Kebbi & Katsina
Contract Type: Fixed term
Project: RANA

Project Summary

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is DFID-funded through UNICEF on early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FRI 360 in collaboration with the Niger, Kebbi & Katsina state governments. RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It will assist approximately 100 formal Schools and integrated Qur’anic Schools (lQS) in each of the states.

Responsibilities

  • Field Coordinator is responsible for the state educational program planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the reading interventions implemented by AHNI and its partners in the assigned States.
  • H/She is also responsible for overseeing strategic and day-to-day implementation of activities in the State.
  • The FC will provide supervision and guidance to the state team and support services personnel.
  • H/She will work closely with the Technical Advisor to ensure implementation is closely aligned with the overall project objectives.
  • H/She is accountable for judicious use of all resources entrusted with AHNi and its partners in the assigned State.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Advance degree in Education or its recognized equivalent with 6 – 9 years of relevant experience with international development programs. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required. At least 5-8 years’ experience in education reform with a focus on primary education sector work in teacher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with government, partners and/or local government structures and schools’ settings. Proven expertise in mother tongue (L1), early grade reading Instruction and/or assessment and reading material development, preferably in Hausa Language.
  • Significant experience in teacher training and support for development, production and distribution of instructional materials, including but not limited to: effective teacher training modules, assessment and/or supplementary materials.
  • Has ability to coordinate teacher training interventions, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.

Deadline: 22nd May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Cover Letter as a single document to: AHNi-M&Ejobs@ahnigeria.org with the Job Title and Location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail

Note

  • AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Only applications Sent electronically (I.e. by e-mail) with the Job Title and Location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered.
  • AHNI does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

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