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Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services.
Global Health Innovations (GHI) seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support the HIV Infant Tracking System (HITSystem©) in Nigeria. This is a short-term position to be based in Abuja, Nigeria
 
Title: M&E Specialist
Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

PROJECT SUMMARY
The HITSystem© has been designed by GHI to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and early infant diagnosis (EID) outcomes. The HITSystem plays a comprehensive role in improving the health outcomes of women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. The HITSystem is an innovative online system that facilitates improved communication between clinics, laboratories, and mothers to ultimately improve care for HIV-exposed infants. Every step of the EID cascade is monitored by the HITSystem to ensure appropriate service at the right infant age to maximize prevention and treatment outcomes, and targets excessive time lags for laboratory test results. This is a unique opportunity for a committed, creative professional that is passionate about making a lasting difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
• Designing an integrated M&E framework to track the progress of PMTCT and EID outcomes and to identify
challenges.
• Oversight and monitoring of HITSystem alerts, i.e. delayed testing, delayed initiation on ART, and retesting
alerts.
• Carrying out monthly quality assurance checks to ensure that entries are clean and those that are incorrect are
corrected immediately/on a monthly basis.
• Generating monthly and quarterly reports on PMTCT and EID outcomes for quality assurance.
• Visiting facilities with technical challenges of data entry to provide onsite technical support.
• Serving as liaison between GHI head office and HJFMRI staff.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study; including M&E, public health, epidemiology, etc.
 

Prior Work Experience
At least 5 years of M&E experience in international public health, particularly HIV/AIDS and a combination of relevant trainings.

 
Knowledge and skills
 Proficient in use of MS Excel, MS Access and MS Word
 Experience in designing M&E frameworks
 Ability to work on a team and independently
 Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with key stakeholders, including GHI partners, clinical
staff, and local officials to ensure effective collaboration
 Demonstrated ability to manage complex programs
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Fluency in English
 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) specifying the Job Title on the SUBJECT of the mail to careers@hifass-hfi.org . Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in together in one PDF format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 28th December 2017

 

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) – Local OVC Partners in Nigeria (LOPIN3) which started in August 2014 is a five year PEPFAR/USAID funded project implemented in Cross River and Ebonyi states. The project works with LGAs, communities, households and families where children are orphaned or made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. LOPIN 3 works within the context of overall goal of “Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Children and Households” The project is implemented by a consortium of 3 local organizations with HIFASS as the lead partner and others including, People-to-people Health Foundation Nigeria (PPHFN), Calabar Arch-Diocesan Action committee on AIDS (CAACA) and Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki Succour and Development Services Initiatives (SUCCDEV).
The project is seeking for the services of a seasoned professional to fill the vacant position below:
 
Title: Project Driver
Location: Ebonyi and Cross River State
 
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
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 Requirement
• 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

 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date:27th November 2017

 
Title: M &E ADVISOR
Location: Calabar, Cross River State.
 
Qualification and Experience
•Masters degree in Public Health, Demography, Health Management, Developmental Studies, Public Administration, Business Management, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Operations research or related fields.
•At least 10-15 years working experience working with relational databases and Geographical Information System(GIS)
•Proven experience in surveys and assessment, result-based planning, performance monitoring, use of statistical packages (such as CSPRO, Epi-Info, Stata and SPSS) in data analysis and reporting.
•Excellent analytical, reporting, computer and communication skills are essential requirement.
•Working knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS, gender and gender-based violence in Nigeria and specifically in the two States is required.
•Previous working experience in Cross River and Ebonyi States will be added advantage.
•Experience on National OVC Management Information System(NOMIS) is desirable
•Experience in HIV/AIDS programs, Gender and related health fields, health planning and research, social developmental work will be an advantage

 

Terms of Reference
Under the supervision of the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, the incumbent carries out the following duties:
•Coordinate the project data collection in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan;
•Design/update tools for data collection, analysis and dissemination;
•Lead State M & E Officers in the management and update of LOPIN-3 the databases
•Administer the project database and ensure it is constantly updated;
•Ensure the training of Sub-recipients M & E Officers in the use of the database;
•Ensure complete and timely reporting through the implementation of an efficient data management system from the provision of data collection tools to reporting;
•Ensure data analysis from Sub-recipient CSOs;
•Ensure data quality through the establishment of a Quality Assurance system for the project data;
•Establish a network of data managers on LOPIN-3 sites in view of improving the quality of data
•Periodically check the consistency of monitoring and evaluation indicators as defined for each activity of the Project;
•Produce on quarterly basis the project indicator performance tracking table for each CSO
•Develop monthly and quarterly written reports per deadlines;
•Strengthen the capacity of sub-recipients as well as LGA and State M & E personnel;
•Ensure data collection tools are available on implementation sites;
•Develop procedures and manuals for data quality assurance;
•Oversee the development and implementation of data quality control system, data quality assurance for the program activities and the Audit of Data Quality;
•Establish and maintain good working relations with important State officials, partners and NGOs;
•Conduct any other duties in relation with the position
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org.
Candidates with no experience and competences in GIS and database management need not apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date:2nd October 2017
 

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services. HIFASS is therefore seeking the employment of the position as listed below.
 
Title: Grants and Compliance Officer
Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this position is to ensure successful management of grants funded by a variety of donors including government agencies, development partners, private donors and others. This will be achieved through the establishment and use of best practice project management systems, providing expert advice on donor requirements and regulations, by supporting contract negotiation and review and by helping to build staff capacity to ensure compliance with contractual and donor regulations. The Officer works with the Managing Director and the Internal Auditor, in monitoring, interpreting and disseminating information on relevant donor regulations and government circulars, Federal and state Regulations and Grants and Cooperative Agreement administrative policies and regulations within HIFASS and provides monthly reports on this to the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provide guidance on major organizational policies, procedures and transactions to senior level management,
board members, and any employee who acts on behalf of the organization, and facilitates the organization’s
compliance with non-profit, programmatic and fundraising rules and regulation
2.Responsible for managing adherence to donor rules and regulations from pre-award to contract close-out, within
an NGO environment.
3.Provides professional expertise in contract administration, supporting organizational leadership who manages
the award, and works in close communication with Program, Finance, Program Support, Public Information, and
field staff colleagues.
4.Contributes to compliance planning during sub agreement, proposal/work plan, budget, and amendment development.
5.Supports leadership’s review of awards and modifications prior to signature to ensure that the most favorable
terms are included and that the terms are consistent with the organization’s policies and procedures.
6.Reviews executed awards to identify all compliance requirements.
7.Develops tools and templates for financial and programmatic compliance throughout award period.
8.Liaises with the finance department to monitor program activities, and conducts field office site visits to
ensure consistency with grant terms and conditions, timelines, budgets, and performance measures.
9.Maintains files, and assists in reviewing financial reports and programmatic narratives.
10.Articulates and advocates for the organization’s position on matters of regulation and other contractual
issues.
11.Performs other related duties as required.
 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance or Audit qualification
 

Prior Work Experience
A minimum of 3years’ experience in accounting, finance, grants management or other directly relevant experience working with an NGO.

 
Knowledge and skills
•Advanced knowledge of U.S. Government grant management regulations and policies and other internal funders.
•Ability to travel
•Excellent communication skills and Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Dynamics GP proficiency
•Ability to interpret, apply, and communicate complex regulations, provisions, policies, and procedures
 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. Please submit CV and Resume together in Word formats and Certificates in Picture format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 25th September 2017

 
Title: M&E Officer/Data Entry Manager
Location: Jos
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
Under the supervision of the Site Administrator (with technical oversight from the MODHIP/DODWRP-NSI Unit), the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Data Entry Manager will provide data management support to the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) Health Implementation Program’s HIV/AIDS service delivery efforts. The M&E Officer shall support the delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services at MTFs that will benefit the military personnel, their family members, and civilians from the surrounding communities
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide data collection tools (DCTs) to all Service Delivery Points (SDPs) in the facility
2. Provide support to care providers on the use of DCTs
3. Ensure client enrolment procedures are properly adhered to
4. Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure client records are kept in an orderly manner
5. Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure the use of appointment registers at the sites
6. Maintain the Pre-ART and ART Registers at the facility
7. Manage all MTF data by collecting and compiling data from various SDPs for the site monthly reports
8. Carry out routine data quality assessments across all program indicators/service delivery points.
9. Work with the Site Administrator to ensure site monthly reports are sent to the MODHIP Liaison Office in
a timely manner.
10. Analyze and present data for site program monthly meetings
11. Enter patient-level data into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platform
12. Enter site monthly program data in the District Health Information System (DHIS) for the program
13. Monitor computer systems for malfunctions; report malfunctions to appropriate personnel.
14. Maintain inventory of supplies and materials used in collection and compilation of data.
15. Supervise/carry out annual program assessments and evaluations in line with program priorities.
16. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
A first degree in one of the following is required: Public Health, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics, Computer science, and any other science-related discipline.
 

Prior Work Experience
A minimum of 3years experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Data Management or a combination of relevant training and experience.
 
Knowledge and skills
• This position requires prior experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of health programs (preferably
HIV programs).
• Data management, proficiency in the use of computers, including the ability to rapidly process and
analyze data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis tools.
• Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Good communication skills, level IV fluency in written and verbal English.
• Strong interpersonal skills.

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Jos, Plateau state.
 
How to Apply
Please read instructions carefully. Candidates can send a Cover letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) specifying the Job Title on the SUBJECT of the mail to careers@hifass-hfi.org . Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in PDF format, Resume and CV together in word format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 25th August 2017
 
Title: Site Study Coordinator.
Location: Lagos
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
To participate in protocol development as may be applicable; prepare documents for submission to the IRBs and other regulatory authorities and ensure adherence to protocol by all and compliance with applicable laws. Regulations, policies and procedural requirements. Perform nursing duties in the clinic.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. Explain the purpose and nature of the study to new participants joining the study.
2. Answer participants’ questions and concerns.
3. (S)He will enroll and consent potential study participants.
4. Collect participants’ sample, including but not limited to phlebotomy as backup to study staff as needed.
Work with the laboratory to ensure result collection is done according to standard operating procedures.
5. Provide safety and protection to all participants while collecting and managing data obtained from the
participants from the study.
6. Assess vital signs of the participants.
7. Perform cervical cancer screening of female participants using the speculum, visual inspection with acetic
acid (VIA), HPV specimen collection as backup to study staff as needed.
8. Triage participants at the clinic as needed.
9. Oversee and coordinate recruitment, care, and treatment of research subjects and liaise with other internal
departments and external collaborators.
10. Oversee study- related activities such as chart preparation, protocol trainings. SOP development,
preparation of relevant study forms and labels.
11. Audit clinical study records: compare case report forms with source documents; review other study relevant
files.
12. Oversee planning, scheduling and carrying out of procedures to provide adequate care and treatment of
research subjects. Contact volunteers and schedule follow-up appointments as appropriate.
13. Enter data for specific visit on CRF; audit records for accuracy, and ensure completed CRFs in a timely
manner.
14. Resolve data and record discrepancies identified during in-house reviews.
15. Schedule monitoring visits as necessary. Coordinate staff in preparation for monitoring visits.
16. Perform periodic review of the regulatory binder to ensure completeness.
17. Prepare protocol-required reports such as AEs. Continuing Review Reports (CRRs) and other reports as needed.
Monitor deadlines.
18. Supervision of personnel to include, training, work allocation, and problem resolution as may be applicable.
19. Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.
20. Track enrollment and lost to follow up statistics and provide weekly summaries of items within the schedule
of events (SOE)
 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Bachelor’s Degree (or Diploma) in Nursing from an accredited institution. Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% score in each module. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage
 

Prior Work Experience
• Minimum of 3-5 years related work experience including 2 years in supervisory position
• Experience in clinical research including informed consent procedures
• Hands-on experience, and responsibility in research study implementation
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (with current practicing license).

 
Knowledge and skills
• A good understanding of principles of research ethics and GCP
• Working understanding of IRB and protocol implementation, monitoring and reporting requirements
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to work on own initiative, to prioritize and organize competing workloads and yet retain sufficient
flexibility to respond to new circumstances rapidly
• Attention to detail and systematic approach to his/her work.
• Leadership skills and team-building abilities
• Training in research ethics, including Human Subjects Protection
• Protocol specific trainings
• Knowledge of scientific writing and presentation skills is desired
• Familiarity and experience working with computer programs such as Microsoft office suite and adobe acrobat.

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Lagos.
 
How to Apply
Please read instructions carefully. Candidates can send a Cover letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) specifying the Job Title on the SUBJECT of the mail to careers@hifass-hfi.org . Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in PDF format, Resume and CV together in word format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 27th July 2017
 
Title: Medical Officer II (PMTCT)
Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
Under the supervision of the Senior Program Specialist PMTCT, the Medical Officer will provide PMTCT and EID Clinical related services at PMTCT OUREACH and satellite sites.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provides technical assistance in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and EID
capacity building to PMTCT outreach sites.
2. Ensure regular review of site performance with the site PMTCT focal Persons
3. Review weekly site PMTCT and EID targets, to ensure 100% ARVs uptake among identified pregnant positives.
4. Review weekly site EID services by ensuring all HIV+ infants are linked to treatment
5. Coordinates on weekly bases individual sites ANC services; RTKs and ARVs stocks.
6. Follow up with sites on the functionality of the Mobile cell phones and report status to NMOD-DOD SI and IT
leads.
7. Remains informed on current programs changes in the implementation of PMTCT services.
8. Carry out routine data quality assessments across all PMTC program indicators.
9. Performs other duties as assigned by the DODWRP-N.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
MBBS with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas. Master’s in Public Health or Post Graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
• 2-3 years’ post NYSC experience, inclusive of hospital & Community practice.
• A minimum of one (1) year practical experience in the delivery of comprehensive ART services, & a good
understanding of the multiplicity of technical issues (eg PMTCT, Care & Treatment, TB, Referrals etc) related
to comprehensive ART programming
• Familiarity with Nigerian Ministry of Defence health systems is also required.

 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

 
Knowledge and skills
1. Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
2. Clinical management training and ability to understand full range of issues around the Prevention of Mother to
Child Transmission of HIV
3. Incumbent must possess basic computer skills in Word processing, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be a team player
and have the ability to work with minimal supervision
4. Ability to work well with others
5. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
6. Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.
 
How to Apply
Please read instructions carefully. Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume together in (Word Format) to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. All certificates should be in one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 21st July 2017
 
Title: Site Study Coordinator
Location: Lagos State.
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
He/she will work under the Associate Investigator at the site to coordinate study activities. Work with the AI to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. Explain the purpose and nature of the study to new participants joining the study
2. Answer participants’ questions and concerns
3. He/ she will enrol and consent study participants.
4. Collect participants’ samples, including but not limited to phlebotomy. Work with the lab to ensure collection
is done according to standard operating procedures.
5. Provide safety and protection to all participants while collecting and managing data obtained from the
participant for the study.
6. Ensure participant safety by providing information regarding adverse events and any pertinent information to
participants and investigators in a prompt manner.
7. Serve as an advocate for the research participants.
8. Oversee and coordinate recruitment, care and treatment of participants and liaise with other internal
departments and external collaborators.
9. Oversee study- related activities such as chart preparation, protocol trainings. SOP development, preparation
of relevant study forms and labels.
10. Audit clinical study records; compare case report forms with source documents; review other relevant study
files.
11. Enter data for specific visit on CRF; audit records for accuracy, and ensure completed CRFs in a timely
manner.
12. Resolve data and record discrepancies identified during the in- house reviews.
13. Schedule monitoring visits as necessary. Coordinate staff in preparation for monitoring visits.
14. Perform periodic review of the regulatory binder to ensure completeness.
15. Supervision of personnel to include, training, work allocation and problem resolution as may be applicable.
16. Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.
 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Registered Nurse or BSc Nursing. Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% score in each module. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
Five years of clinical nursing experience, with at least two (2) years’ experience in clinical research including informed consent procedures and phlebotomy.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Must have a current nursing practicing license.
 
Knowledge and skills
 Compliance with all federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations related to research involving
human participants and human participant‐derived information and materials.
 Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
 Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
 Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 
Other specification
Candidates who do not have nursing background should not apply for this position. Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Lagos State.
 
 
How to Apply
Please read instructions carefully. Candidates can send a Cover letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) specifying the Job Title on the SUBJECT of the mail. Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in PDF format,
Resume and CV together in word format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 7th July 2017

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) – Local OVC Partners in Nigeria (LOPIN3) which started in August 2014 is a five year PEPFAR/USAID funded project implemented in Cross River and Ebonyi states. The project works with LGAs, communities, households and families where children are orphaned or made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. LOPIN 3 works within the context of overall goal of “Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Children and Households” The project is implemented by a consortium of 3 local organizations with HIFASS as the lead partner and others including, People-to-people Health Foundation Nigeria (PPHFN), Calabar Arch-Diocesan Action committee on AIDS (CAACA) and Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki Succour and Development Services Initiatives (SUCCDEV).
The project is seeking for the services of a seasoned professional to fill the vacant position below;
 
Title: Finance Officer
Location: Abuja/Calabar
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
The role of the Finance Officer is to assist the Managing Director in providing complete financial services as dictated by HIFASS Broad program operating contractual obligations, donor requirement and Nigerian regulations. S/He will administer and maintain comprehensive reporting and budgeting systems. Provide HIFASS management and other partnering organizations with timely financial information to enable all levels to make timely operational decisions. These services may include, but are not limited to, appropriated dollar funds available for administration and technical program purposes, budget preparations, financial reporting & control, forecasting and analysis, income management, financial reporting to partners, annual accounts preparation, payroll management, staff salary evaluation & development. This also includes covering a variety of payment activities with respect to: employees’ salaries, allowances and deductions, sub grants and other funds as required.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage HIFASS-LOPIN 3 Main Accounts;
2. Work with HR Manager to process staff payroll, remit taxes and make other statutory/government contributions;
3. Monitor lodgement of HIFASS-LOPIN 3 advance from USAID and post same into Quickbooks;
4. Provide support to prepare annual and quarterly work plans and budgets in consultation with the programme
manager;
5. Liaise the day to day banking transactions including cash deposit and withdrawals;
6. Maintain accurate and complete records of all accounting files, track and follow -up on advances and ensure
timely reconciliations;
7. Maintain adequate filing storage and retrieval systems
8. Post various transactions into Quickbooks and perform monthly Bank Reconciliation;
9. Develop and maintain a compensation structure and benefit policy which support the organization’s goals and
financial strategy;
10. Perform month-end closing and year-end duties such as annual filings, donor monthly/quarterly/annual reports,
inventory lists etc;
11. Provide support to staff as regards finance issues and assisting internal/external auditors with queries.
12. Check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with organization’s policies and related law,
prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing
13. Assist to manage annual audit exercise and periodic Financial Reviews;
14. Ensure compliance to all the provisions of guidelines regarding financial management and sub contract;
15. Perform any other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Degree or Higher degree in Accountancy or related discipline. Experience in administrative support, posting financial data to ledgers, preparing invoices, billings and/or vouchers, reviewing and maintaining account balances. Must be an Associate Member of ICAN or ACCA or other relevant Professional qualifications.
 

Prior Work Experience
Minimum of 3- 5 years post NYSC, previous experience working with NGOs and International Donor-Funded program will also be added advantage.

 

Knowledge and skills
• Strong Numeracy Skills
• Excellent Reporting Skills;
• Ability to use Spreadsheet and Data Base Softwares and Knowledge of financial and accounting software
applications (preferably QuickBooks);
• Strong Budgeting and Financial Analysis Skill;
• Knowledge of OMB Circulars;
• Knowledge of Auditing principles and practices;
• Attention to detailed and ability to meet deadlines;
• Maintain high level of Confidentiality.

 
How to Apply
Please read instructions carefully. Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. Please submit all attachments in Word or PDF formats (Cover Letter and Resume as a single file). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 21st June 2017

 
Title: CASE MONITOR
Location: Calabar South LGA, Calabar Municipal LGA, Odukpani LGA, Akamkpa LGA

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 
Terms of Reference
Under the supervision of the Grants Manager, the incumbent carries out the following duties:

Job Summary:
• The Case Monitor will support Thematic Advisors by providing regular training/support, accompaniment and
technical support to HIFASS/ LOPIN 3 Subgrantees focusing primarily on identification, enrollment, assessment,
development of care plans, referral monitoring and graduation of OVC in the scale-up and sustained support SNUs
in Cross River and Ebonyi States
• S/he will undertake regular mentoring and field visits to review case files of enrolled households and provide
supportive supervision to Community Volunteers (CV), documenting service provision and promoting shared
learnings across Subgrantees and other actors,.
• Provide regular feedback on performance management of enrolled household and OVC to the management of HIFASS
LOPIN 3 project and CSO Partners for decision making.
 

Specific Responsibilities:
• Support HIFASS LOPIN-3 Thematic Advisor to implement and disseminate updated guidance, standard operating
procedures and other job-aids to facilitate better OVC case management and referral at the household and
community levels.
• Assist in validation of enrolled households by visiting homes of children infected and affected by HIV managed
by Civil Society Organization (CSO) partners in designated wards and LGAs.
• Ensure case files are properly documented with appropriate OVC tools, home-based care forms, school visits
forms and referral service forms, for other OVC and HIV services.
• Support HIFASS LOPIN 3 CSOs and CVs to oversee quality improvement initiatives and learning exchanges related
to case management and referral networks.
• Conduct regular visit to assess participatory Savings and Internal Lending Groups, empowered households and
AGYW engaged in life skills program.
• Provide supportive supervision, mentoring, and training to the community volunteers with regular feedback to
CSO partners and project technical staff.
• Identifies and refers cases of children who have faced abuse, neglect, coerced or raped to the state/ LGA child
protection centres for proper evaluation, reporting and follow-up services.
• In collaboration with HIFASS/ LOPIN 3 Subgrantees and Community Volunteers, undertake regular mentoring and
visits to the field to review case files and provide supportive supervision to the CSOs documenting promising
practices and promoting shared learnings across IPs and other actors.
• Collaborate with the Thematic Advisors to develop and roll out procedures related to graduation and transition
of OVC and their households as it pertains to case management, referrals and linkages.
• The Case Monitor will be expected to travel within assigned LGAs in Cross River and Ebonyi States.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Social Works, Public Health, Humanities or Management/ Social Sciences
 
Other Requirements:
Personal Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Previous working experience in HIV/AIDS and/or OVC programs
• Willingness to work at household and community levels with regular field visits.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
• Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and training/mentoring skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment

 
Other Qualifications
• Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver trainings.
• At least 1year work experience in related position
• Familiarity with quality improvement science at the health facility and community levels.
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Must be resident within the locality or its environ.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 31st May 2017

 
Title: CASE MONITOR
Location: Ebonyi State

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 
Terms of Reference
Under the supervision of the Grants Manager, the incumbent carries out the following duties:

Job Summary:
• The Case Monitor will support Thematic Advisors by providing regular training/support, accompaniment and
technical support to HIFASS/ LOPIN 3 Subgrantees focusing primarily on identification, enrollment, assessment,
development of care plans, referral monitoring and graduation of OVC in the scale-up and sustained support SNUs
in Cross River and Ebonyi States
• S/he will undertake regular mentoring and field visits to review case files of enrolled households and provide
supportive supervision to Community Volunteers (CV), documenting service provision and promoting shared
learnings across Subgrantees and other actors,.
• Provide regular feedback on performance management of enrolled household and OVC to the management of HIFASS
LOPIN 3 project and CSO Partners for decision making.

 

Specific Responsibilities:
• Support HIFASS LOPIN-3 Thematic Advisor to implement and disseminate updated guidance, standard operating
procedures and other job-aids to facilitate better OVC case management and referral at the household and
community levels.
• Assist in validation of enrolled households by visiting homes of children infected and affected by HIV managed
by Civil Society Organization (CSO) partners in designated wards and LGAs.
• Ensure case files are properly documented with appropriate OVC tools, home-based care forms, school visits
forms and referral service forms, for other OVC and HIV services.
• Support HIFASS LOPIN 3 CSOs and CVs to oversee quality improvement initiatives and learning exchanges related
to case management and referral networks.
• Conduct regular visit to assess participatory Savings and Internal Lending Groups, empowered households and
AGYW engaged in life skills program.
• Provide supportive supervision, mentoring, and training to the community volunteers with regular feedback to
CSO partners and project technical staff.
• Identifies and refers cases of children who have faced abuse, neglect, coerced or raped to the state/ LGA child
protection centres for proper evaluation, reporting and follow-up services.
• In collaboration with HIFASS/ LOPIN 3 Subgrantees and Community Volunteers, undertake regular mentoring and
visits to the field to review case files and provide supportive supervision to the CSOs documenting promising
practices and promoting shared learnings across IPs and other actors.
• Collaborate with the Thematic Advisors to develop and roll out procedures related to graduation and transition
of OVC and their households as it pertains to case management, referrals and linkages.
• The Case Monitor will be expected to travel within assigned LGAs in Cross River and Ebonyi States.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Social Works, Public Health, Humanities or Management/ Social Sciences
 
Other Requirements:
Personal Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Previous working experience in HIV/AIDS and/or OVC programs
• Willingness to work at household and community levels with regular field visits.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
• Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and training/mentoring skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment

 
Other Qualifications
• Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver trainings.
• At least 1year work experience in related position
• Familiarity with quality improvement science at the health facility and community levels.
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Must be resident within the locality or its environ.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 31st May 2017
 
Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services. HIFASS is therefore seeking the employment of the position as listed below.

 
Title: Program Pharmacist
Location: Plateau and Benue State
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
This individual will ensure provision of Quality ARV Pharmaceutical care services in line with GON and WRP-N/NMOD guidelines, procedures and strategies.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. The Pharmacist will provide technical support to implement the integration of quality care and support
activities with primary focus on pharmaceutical care in HIV/AIDS, Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment,
Prevention of Mother to Child transmission of HIV/AIDS and TB.
2. S/he will support capacity building to the pharmacy staff to implement quality pharmaceutical services at the
facility and the Provision of pharmaceutical care services.

3. S/he will manage the availability and promote rational use of ARV drugs and other essential medicines
4. Dispensing of Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infections medicines to patients at the facility
5. Implement and coordinate or participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees (selection of medicines)
6. Implement Patient counseling and adherence follow up monitoring
7. Coordination of Pharmacovigilance activities (Adverse drug reaction reporting)
8. Implement the necessary measures to guarantee the quality of medicines in the facility
9. Implement the necessary measures for appropriate regulation of waste from medicines and other essential
supplies.
10. S/he will be involved in pharmacy data collection, analysis and data management activities
11. Implement provision of drug information and health education to patients and other members of the health team
12. Train site staff on Logistic Management of HIV/AIDS Commodities (LMHC) using National Standard Operating
Procedure (SOP) for LMHC in Nigeria.
13. S/He will complete & analyse Combined Reports Requisition, Issue and Receipts Form (CRRIRF) for ARVs/OIs
bimonthly orders
14. Inventory management and control
15. Performs other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) Degree. Master’s in Public Health or Post Graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
• 3 years’ post NYSC experience, inclusive of hospital & Community practice.
• A good understanding of Community & hospital Pharmacy practice.
• A minimum of one (1) year practical experience in the delivery of comprehensive ART services, & a good
understanding of the multiplicity of technical issues (eg PMTCT, Care & Treatment, TB, Referrals etc) related
to comprehensive ART programming .
• A minimum of one (1) year work experience in the use of GON pharmacy Monitoring & Evaluation tools.

 

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Member of the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria with the annual license for practice.

 
Knowledge and skills
1. HIV/AIDS Pharmaceutical management experience and ability to understand full range of issues around ART
services and Pharmaceutical care as it applies to HIV/AIDS.
2. The Pharmacist should have a good knowledge of HIV/AIDs Pharmacotherapeutics
3. Understands, performs and demonstrates ability in ARV adherence instructions; pharmacy logistics,
accountability; documentation and reporting.
4. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants
and recipients of assistance.
5. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
6. Excellent leadership and a team player
7. Ability to use key computing applications.

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Plateau and Benue State.
 
How to Apply
Please read instructions carefully. Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume together in (Word Format) to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. All certificates should be in one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 15th May 2017
 
Title: Laboratory Program Specialist
Location: Lagos
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
Under the direct supervision of site’s Molecular lab manager the incumbent will be responsible for providing support to the DODWRP-N – Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. In particular, s/he will provide technical and scientific support, in line with Program’s mission through molecular diagnosis, PEPFAR program activities, data management and research protocol execution when necessary. These activities primarily include quantification of HIV, HCV, HBV viral loads and other Molecular Diagnostic works, as well as analyzing and interpreting the data obtained at 68 Nigeria Army Reference Hospital PCR laboratory Yaba Lagos.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. RNA and DNA extraction of HIV, HCV, HBV, STI pathogens and other organisms of program/research interest. –
Nucleic acid based-PCR assay, detection and analysis of data/results.
2. Internal quality control of the molecular assays and monitoring of the controls (e.g LJ charting)
3. Validation and verification of molecular assays results
4. Troubleshooting of failed assays
5. Performing root cause analysis, remedial action, and corrective action
6. Molecular Laboratory equipment maintenance according to schedule
7. Participation in internal and EQA program
8. Develop, review and revision of all job related SOPs and aids
9. Local and international accreditation preparedness
10. Adherence to good laboratory practice (GLP) and QA/QC/QMS
11. Inventory and stocks management/quantifications of lab consumables an reagent kits
12. Provision of monthly /regular updates of unit’s activities progress to Molecular Laboratory manager
13. Responds to technical and logistical problems encountered in the laboratory in a timely and appropriate
manner, including samples shipments from and to PEPFAR/Research sites
14. Any other duties assigned by the molecular Laboratory Manager.
15. Participate in the Reporting of Viral load and EID samples analyzed in the laboratory disaggregated by age,
sex and level of viral suppression on a monthly basis.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
BSc in Medical Laboratory Science and member of MLSCN and other relevant accredited bodies.
 

Prior Work Experience
At least 3 years experience in Clinical Laboratory setting.
 

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered and licensed by Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria.
 
Knowledge and skills
· Experience in integrated laboratory services.
· Experience in laboratory detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases.
· Good understanding of working in military environment.
· Knowledge of Internal and External Quality Control programs in laboratory services.
· Excellent computer skill (including laboratory information system)
· Ability to work as a part of a team, but self-managing of own time
· Excellent written and oral communication skills

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Lagos.
 
How to Apply
Please read instructions carefully. Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume together in (Word Format) to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. All certificates should be in one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 15th May 2017
 
Title: M&E Officer/Data Entry Manager
Location: Kaduna
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Site Administrator (with technical oversight from the MODHIP/DODWRP-NSI Unit), the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Data Entry Manager will provide data management support to the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) Health Implementation Program’s HIV/AIDS service delivery efforts. The M&E Officer shall support the delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services at MTFs that will benefit the military personnel, their family members, and civilians from the surrounding communities.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide data collection tools (DCTs) to all Service Delivery Points (SDPs) in the facility
2. Provide support to care providers on the use of DCTs
3. Ensure client enrolment procedures are properly adhered to
4. Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure client records are kept in an orderly manner
5. Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure the use of appointment registers at the sites
6. Maintain the Pre-ART and ART Registers at the facility
7. Manage all MTF data by collecting and compiling data from various SDPs for the site monthly reports
8. Carry out routine data quality assessments across all program indicators/service delivery points.
9. Work with the Site Administrator to ensure site monthly reports are sent to the MODHIP Liaison Office in
a timely manner.
10. Analyze and present data for site program monthly meetings
11. Enter patient-level data into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platform
12. Enter site monthly program data in the District Health Information System (DHIS) for the program
13. Monitor computer systems for malfunctions; report malfunctions to appropriate personnel.
14. Maintain inventory of supplies and materials used in collection and compilation of data.
15. Supervise/carry out annual program assessments and evaluations in line with program priorities.
16. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
A first degree in one of the following is required: public health, statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, mathematics, computer science, and any other science-related discipline.
 

Prior Work Experience
A minimum of 3years’ experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Data Management or a combination of relevant training and experience.

 
Knowledge and skills
•This position requires prior experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of health programs (preferably HIV
programs).
•Data management, proficiency in the use of computers, including the ability to rapidly process and analyze data
using spreadsheets and statistical analysis tools.
•Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
•Good communication skills, level IV fluency in written and verbal English.
•Strong interpersonal skills.

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Kaduna.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. Please submit CV and Resume together in Word formats and Certificates in Picture format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 15th May 2017

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services. HIFASS is therefore seeking the employment of the following position as listed below.
 
Title: Grants and Compliance Officer
Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this position is to ensure successful management of grants funded by a variety of donors including government agencies, development partners, private donors and others. This will be achieved through the establishment and use of best practice project management systems, providing expert advice on donor requirements and regulations, by supporting contract negotiation and review and by helping to build staff capacity to ensure compliance with contractual and donor regulations. The Officer works with the Managing Director and the Internal Auditor, in monitoring, interpreting and disseminating information on relevant donor regulations and government circulars, Federal and state Regulations and Grants and Cooperative Agreement administrative policies and regulations within HIFASS and provides monthly reports on this to the Audit Committee.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provide guidance on major organizational policies, procedures and transactions to senior level management,
board members, and any employee who acts on behalf of the organization, and facilitates the organization’s
compliance with non-profit, programmatic and fundraising rules and regulation
2.Responsible for managing adherence to donor rules and regulations from pre-award to contract close-out, within
an NGO environment.
3.Provides professional expertise in contract administration, supporting organizational leadership who manages
the award, and works in close communication with Program, Finance, Program Support, Public Information, and
field staff colleagues.
4.Contributes to compliance planning during sub agreement, proposal/work plan, budget, and amendment development.
5.Supports leadership’s review of awards and modifications prior to signature to ensure that the most favorable
terms are included and that the terms are consistent with the organization’s policies and procedures.
6.Reviews executed awards to identify all compliance requirements.
7.Develops tools and templates for financial and programmatic compliance throughout award period.
8.Liaises with the finance department to monitor program activities, and conducts field office site visits to
ensure consistency with grant terms and conditions, timelines, budgets, and performance measures.
9.Maintains files, and assists in reviewing financial reports and programmatic narratives.
10.Articulates and advocates for the organization’s position on matters of regulation and other contractual
issues.
11.Performs other related duties as required.
 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance or Audit qualification
 

Prior Work Experience
A minimum of 3years’ experience in accounting, finance, grants management or other directly relevant experience working with an NGO.

 
Knowledge and skills
•Advanced knowledge of U.S. Government grant management regulations and policies and other internal funders.
•Ability to travel
•Excellent communication skills and Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Dynamics GP proficiency
•Ability to interpret, apply, and communicate complex regulations, provisions, policies, and procedures

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. Please submit CV and Resume together in Word formats and Certificates in Picture format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 2nd May 2017

 
Title: Communication Officer
Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Communication Officer is responsible for continuously developing and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy for HIFASS. S/he is expected to engage with different stakeholders to facilitate outreach; update the website; manage its social media presence; support the spokespeople and coordinate media events as well as the production of publications. In addition, you will play a central role in helping to adopt innovative approaches to communications, leveraging traditional and new media opportunities.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
•Plan, prepare and coordinate media events and support event management and promotion for conferences and other
events as requested.
•Promote the organization, its research and its portfolios of competencies and expertise – to help disseminate
reports within the relevant ministries. Attract larger audiences and engage them in lasting professional
relationships.
•Engage with media targets and respond to media inquiries. Compile media lists and develop and reflectively
report on media relations with journalists and media outlets.
•Help execute a strong brand strategy with a clear organizational story and design profile. Ensure the correct
application of the brand guidelines across all communication channels, both printed and online. Update branding
guidelines. Coordinate the work of different suppliers, such as graphic designers, photographers and filmmakers,
or video editors to create new communications collateral and ensure a unified visual identity.
•Develop and prioritize web and new media content in proportion to their impact on the organisations. Develop ad-
hoc social media strategies. Implement the strategy for social media (producing collateral and coordinating
postings across all different channels).
•Increase the visibility of HIFASS among external audiences. Support and promote the spokespeople during public
events and via traditional and new media channels. Engage with external audiences to create opportunities for
participation and venturing. Represent the company in external meetings. Present initiatives to both internal
and external stakeholders.
•Produce monthly e-bulletin.
•Provide communication support to relevant activities and projects, including the development of project specific
communication plans.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
A university degree in communications, mass communication, marketing, journalism or other relevant field.
 

Prior Work Experience
A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience, including of web editing, social media, and other online communications. Experience in working with an international environment, preferably with human rights and/or non-profit organizations.

 
Knowledge and skills
•Excellent writing and presentation skills.
•Strong commitment to human rights values.
•Ability to work with minimal supervision in an organized and structured manner.
•Ability to work on multiple tasks and under time pressure.
•Fluency in English, working knowledge of French and/or Spanish desirable.
•Knowledge of graphic design including the use of editing and design software (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier
Pro or similar)
•Ability to travel to state offices

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for the position. Please submit attachments in Word formats. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 24th April 2017

Title: Site Study Project Manager
Location: Makurdi, Benue State.
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
He/she will work under the Site Study Coordinator at the site to coordinate study visit activities, manage site provisions and assist with project planning, and ensuring that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Track and follow- up on activities, including but not limited to study
2.Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and
procedures.
3.Organise and transport participants’ samples to the on- site laboratory, and retrieve results
4.Plan, implement, and maintain data collection systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the
collection and analysis of research data for use by local investigators.
5.Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
6.Supervise and coordinate the provision of support services to the AI.
7.Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare
periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory
bodies.
8.Ensure organization and transport of participants’ samples for testing as described in study protocol.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Degree in health/science -related discipline (Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc.) and experience in project management is preferable. Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% score in each module.
 

Prior Work Experience
2 years’ experience in clinical research.

 
Knowledge and skills
•Must possess knowledge in Human participant protection and must adhere to approved protocol
•Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
•Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Makurdi, Benue State.
 
Title: Site Study Coordinator
Location: Makurdi, Benue State.
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
He/she will work under the Associate Investigator at the site to coordinate study activities. Work with the AI to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Explain the purpose and nature of the study to new participants joining the study
2.Answer participants’ questions and concerns
3.He/ she will interact with patients, obtain informed consent from patients who would like to participate in the
study.
4.Collect participants’ samples. Work with the lab to ensure collection is done according to standard operating
procedures.
5.Provide safety and protection to all participants while collecting and managing data obtained from the
participant for the study.
6.Ensure participant safety by providing information regarding adverse events and any pertinent information to
participants and investigators in a prompt manner.
7.Serve as an advocate for the research participant.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
BSc in Nursing. Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% score in each module. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
Five years of clinical nursing experience, with at least 2 years’ experience in clinical research including informed consent procedures.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Experience with phlebotomy, and have a current practicing license.
 
Knowledge and skills
•Compliance with all federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations related to research involving human
participants and human participant‐derived information and materials.
•Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
•Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 
Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Makurdi, Benue State.
 

Title: Site Study Project Manager
Location: Makurdi, Benue State.
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
He/she will work under the Site Study Coordinator at the site to coordinate study visit activities, manage site provisions and assist with project planning, and ensuring that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Track and follow- up on activities, including but not limited to study
2.Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and
procedures.
3.Organise and transport participants’ samples to the on- site laboratory, and retrieve results
4.Plan, implement, and maintain data collection systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the
collection and analysis of research data for use by local investigators.
5.Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
6.Supervise and coordinate the provision of support services to the AI.
7.Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare
periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory
bodies.
8.Ensure organization and transport of participants’ samples for testing as described in study protocol.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Degree in health/science -related discipline (Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc.) and experience in project management is preferable. Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% score in each module.
 

Prior Work Experience
2 years’ experience in clinical research.

 
Knowledge and skills
•Must possess knowledge in Human participant protection and must adhere to approved protocol
•Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
•Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Makurdi, Benue State.

 
Title: Site Study Coordinator
Location: Yaba, Lagos State.
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
He/she will work under the Associate Investigator at the site to coordinate study activities. Work with the AI to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Explain the purpose and nature of the study to new participants joining the study
2.Answer participants’ questions and concerns
3.He/ she will interact with patients, obtain informed consent from patients who would like to participate in the
study.
4.Collect participants’ samples. Work with the lab to ensure collection is done according to standard operating
procedures.
5.Provide safety and protection to all participants while collecting and managing data obtained from the
participant for the study.
6.Ensure participants’ safety by providing information regarding adverse events and any pertinent information to
participants and investigators in a prompt manner.
7.Serve as an advocate for the research participant.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
BSc in Nursing. Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% score in each module. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
Five years of clinical nursing experience, with at least 2 years’ experience in clinical research including informed consent procedures.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Experience with phlebotomy, and have a current practicing license.
 
Knowledge and skills
•Compliance with all federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations related to research involving human
participants and human participant‐derived information and materials.
•Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
•Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Yaba, Lagos State.

 
Title: Site Study Project Manager
Location: Yaba, Lagos State
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
He/she will work under the Site Study Coordinator at the site to coordinate study visit activities, manage site provisions and assist with project planning, and ensuring that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Track and follow- up on activities, including but not limited to study
2.Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and
procedures.
3.Organise and transport participants’ samples to the on- site laboratory
4.Plan, implement, and maintain data collection systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the
collection and analysis of research data for use by local investigators.
5.Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
6.Supervise and coordinate the provision of support services to the AI.
7.Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare
periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory
bodies.
8.Ensure organization and transport of participants’ samples for testing as described in study protocol.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
Degree in health/science -related discipline (Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc.) and experience in project management is preferable. Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% score in each module

 

Prior Work Experience
2 years’ experience in clinical research.
 
Knowledge and skills
•Must possess knowledge in Human participant protection and must adhere to approved protocol
•Strong management capacity to work independently and effectively prioritize projects and tasks
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and assist with situations that may require discretion
•Ability to use computer and office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-Access and Outlook)
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Yaba, Lagos State.

 
Title: Data Manager
Location: Yaba, Lagos State.
Project: JWARG
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Data Entry Manager will coordinate all aspects of data management tracking and responding to queries generated from data generation, collection and entry.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provide direct support in the collection and management of all study-related data
2.Participates in entry and ensures all study-related data are entered onto the provided study data platforms
3.Verify data entered into the data platform to ascertain accuracy and consistency
4.As assigned or directed, perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
A degree in one of the following is required: public health, statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, mathematics, computer science, and any other science-related discipline.
 

Prior Work Experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in data management, preferably clinical research data.

 
Knowledge and skills
•Proven high-level computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, and
PowerPoint).
•Ability to analyze data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis tools.
•Ability to work with little supervision
•Demonstrate knowledge and skills in protecting privacy and confidentiality of data

 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Yaba, Lagos State.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for both positions. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date:12th April 2017

 
Title: Medical Officer/Research Study Coordinator
Location: Abuja
Project: Research
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
To provide research based medical services at the study site.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Acts as a Study Physician on RV 329 and other studies that the incumbent may be assigned to.
2.Responsible to the Site Investigator for the day-to-day implementation of clinical research protocols at the
respective study site
3.Provides day-to-day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS patients at the facility level guided by strategies and
approaches related to the implementation programs
4.Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of
HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify
existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
5.Performs other research, care, prevention, and evaluation duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
MBBS with Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
5 years’ post national youth service experience in clinical care, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in care and treatment of HIV/AIDS at the clinical level, a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas. Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and clinical research experience are also required.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
 
Knowledge and skills
1.Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
2.Clinical management training and experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical
management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART
3.Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings
4.Knowledge of Nigerian Clinical Research regulations and practice
5.Must have successfully completed the CITI Group 3 Modules with at least 80% Score in each module
6.Ability to work well with others
7.Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
8.Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.

 
Title: Medical Officer II
Location: Abuja
Project: Research
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
 

BASIC FUNCTION
Under the supervision of the Site Team Leader/Medical Officer Research and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / DODWRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and HIV related research activities in particular including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies
and approaches related to the implementation programs.
2.Provides technical assistance in HIV/ AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child
Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
3.Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of
HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify
existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
4.Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the STL and data Officers.
5.Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TBHIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP/DOD-
WRPN.
6.Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and related development by
reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project
implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
7.Will be involved in management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
8.Acts as a Study Physician on relevant protocols.
9.Performs other research, care, prevention and evaluation duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
MBBS with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
1-2 years’ post national youth service experience in clinical care, with experience in HIV/AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level, Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and clinical research experience are also required.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
 
Knowledge and skills
1.Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
2.Clinical management training and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of
HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
3.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.
4.Knowledge in Nigerian Clinical Research regulations and practice.
5.Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and
recipients of assistance.
6.Well-developed written and oral communication skills

 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.

 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed for both positions. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
susan@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date:7th April 2017

 

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) – Local OVC Partners in Nigeria (LOPIN3) which started in August 2014 is a five year PEPFAR/USAID funded project implemented in Cross River and Ebonyi states. The project works with LGAs, communities, households and families where children are orphaned or made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. LOPIN 3 works within the context of overall goal of “Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Children and Households” The project is implemented by a consortium of 3 local organizations with HIFASS as the lead partner and others including, People-to-people Health Foundation Nigeria (PPHFN), Calabar Arch-Diocesan Action committee on AIDS (CAACA) and Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki Succour and Development Services Initiatives (SUCCDEV).
The project is seeking for the services of a seasoned professional to fill the vacant position below:

 
Title: M &E ADVISOR
Location: Calabar, Cross River State.
 
Qualification and Experience
•Masters degree in Public Health, Demography, Health Management, Developmental Studies, Public Administration, Business Management, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Operations research or related fields.
•At least 10-15 years working experience working with relational databases and Geographical Information System(GIS)
•Proven experience in surveys and assessment, result-based planning, performance monitoring, use of statistical packages (such as CSPRO, Epi-Info, Stata and SPSS) in data analysis and reporting.
•Excellent analytical, reporting, computer and communication skills are essential requirement.
•Working knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS, gender and gender-based violence in Nigeria and specifically in the two States is required.
•Previous working experience in Cross River and Ebonyi States will be added advantage.
•Experience on National OVC Management Information System(NOMIS) is desirable
•Experience in HIV/AIDS programs, Gender and related health fields, health planning and research, social developmental work will be an advantage

 

Terms of Reference
Under the supervision of the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, the incumbent carries out the following duties:
•Coordinate the project data collection in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan;
•Design/update tools for data collection, analysis and dissemination;
•Lead State M & E Officers in the management and update of LOPIN-3 the databases
•Administer the project database and ensure it is constantly updated;
•Ensure the training of Sub-recipients M & E Officers in the use of the database;
•Ensure complete and timely reporting through the implementation of an efficient data management system from the provision of data collection tools to reporting;
•Ensure data analysis from Sub-recipient CSOs;
•Ensure data quality through the establishment of a Quality Assurance system for the project data;
•Establish a network of data managers on LOPIN-3 sites in view of improving the quality of data
•Periodically check the consistency of monitoring and evaluation indicators as defined for each activity of the Project;
•Produce on quarterly basis the project indicator performance tracking table for each CSO
•Develop monthly and quarterly written reports per deadlines;
•Strengthen the capacity of sub-recipients as well as LGA and State M & E personnel;
•Ensure data collection tools are available on implementation sites;
•Develop procedures and manuals for data quality assurance;
•Oversee the development and implementation of data quality control system, data quality assurance for the program activities and the Audit of Data Quality;
•Establish and maintain good working relations with important State officials, partners and NGOs;
•Conduct any other duties in relation with the position
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org.
Candidates with no experience and competences in GIS and database management need not apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date:20th February 2017
 

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services. HIFASS is therefore seeking the employment of the following position as listed below.

 
Title: Medical Officer II
Location: Owerri and Akwa Ibom- Abak.
 

General Description
Under the supervision of the Site Team Leader, and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / DODWRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and HIV related research activities in particular including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital.
 

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
•Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
•Provides technical assistance in HIV/ AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
•Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
•Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the STL and data Officers.
•Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TBHIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP/DOD-WRPN.
•Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
•Will be involved in management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
•Acts as a Study Physician on relevant protocols.
•Performs other research, care, prevention and evaluation duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
MBBS with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
1-2 years’ post national youth service experience in clinical care, with experience in HIV/AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level, Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and clinical research experience are also required.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
 
Knowledge and skills
Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically. Clinical management training and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART. 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. Knowledge in Nigerian Clinical Research regulations and practice. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
 

Other specification
Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to owerri or Abak.

 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed above. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
susan@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date:17th February 2017

 

Current Vacancies
 

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) – Local OVC Partners in Nigeria (LOPIN3) which started on August 2014 is a five year PEPFAR/USAID funded project implemented in Cross river and Ebonyi states. The project works with LGAs, communities, households and families where children are orphaned or made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. LOPIN 3 works within the context of overall goal of “Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Children and Households” The project is implemented by a consortium of 3 local organizations with HIFASS as the lead partner and others including, People-to-people Health Foundation Nigeria (PPHFN), Calabar Arch-Diocesan Action committee on AIDS (CAACA) and Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki Succour and Development Services Initiatives (SUCCDEV).
The project is seeking for the services of seasoned professionals to fill the following vacant positions below:
 
Title: Financial Analyst
Location: Calabar, Cross River
Position Type: Full Time
Report To: Director Admin and Finance
 

Term of Reference
Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Admin, the incumbent carries out the following duties:
•Conduct general financial analysis of reports obtained from Finance and various departments such as Operations, Transport, Human Resources, Field Offices and Other Sources, present and communicate findings to Management.
•Monitor monthly Spending of project fund against budget and obligations
•Design templates for various reports and develop formats to present information to SLT.
•Monthly Review and consolidation of Quickbooks and other reports from field offices in order to present single project account for management information
•Track financial status by monitoring variances in-line with existing plan.
•Determine financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results.
•Prepare financial reports, charts, variance tables and other information as may be required by the Management.
•Monitor on monthly basis Expenditures against Work-plan Budget and Obligation for all projects.
•Analyze reports: Vehicle fuel consumption, Generator Fuel consumption, Staff Advances, Procurement and logistic operations using designed tools and advise management on same
•Develop new and effective techniques for financial reporting to help management in planning and decision making.
•Keeping tabs of the latest trends and techniques in the field of Financial Management analysis.

 

Other Responsibilities
•Assist in Budget preparation
•Develop a strong database for asset and inventory tracking
•Assist in building the capacity of CSO finance officer in Quickbooks and other accounting software
•Ensure accurate postings of expenditure into the Quickbooks by providing necessary support to the Finance Officers
•Tracking monthly workplan performance
 
Candidate Requirements
•Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance or Management Science.
•Possession of higher Degree or/and Professional qualification will be an added advantage
•Should possess a minimum of Five (5) years of full-time work experience in the same field preferably in Non for Profit Organization.
•Reasonable knowledge of budgetary management and accounting principles, and procedures is essential
•Must possess the ability to maintain strict confidentiality as a result of the information in his/her possession.
•Reasonable ability to utilize current word processing, excel spreadsheet, database and e-mail
•Knowledge of program analysis and evaluation
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org
Application Closing Date:2nd November, 2016
Note:Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.
 
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
Location: Calabar, Cross River
Position Type: Full Time
Report To: Director of Monitoring and Evaluation
 
Term of Reference
Under the supervision of the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, the incumbent carries out the following duties:
•Coordinates the project data collection in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan
•Design/update tools for data collection, analysis and dissemination
•Lead State M&E Officers in management and update of LOPIN-3 the databases
•Administer the project database and ensure it is constantly updated
•Ensure the training of Sub-recipients M&E Officers in the use of the database
•Ensure complete and timely reporting through the implementation of an efficient data -management system from the provision of data collection tools to reporting;
•Ensure data analysis from Sub-recipient CSOs;
•Ensure data quality through the establishment of a Quality Assurance system for the project data;
•Establish a network of data managers on LOPIN-3 sites in view of improving the quality of data
•Periodically check the consistency of monitoring and evaluation indicators as defined for each activity of the Project
•Produce on quarterly basis the project indicator performance tracking table for each CSO
•Develop monthly and quarterly written reports per deadlines;
•Strengthen the capacity of sub-recipients as well as LGA and State M & E personnel;
•Ensure data collection tools are available on implementation sites;
•Develop procedures and manuals for data quality assurance;
•Oversee the development and implementation of data quality control system, data quality assurance for the program activities and the Audit of Data Quality;
•Establish and maintain good working relations with important State officials, partners and NGOS;
•Conduct any other duties in relation with the position;
 
Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Health Management, Developmental Studies, Public Administration, Business Management, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Operations Research or related fields.
•At least 7 years working experience working with relational databases and Geographical Information System (GIS)
•Proven experience in surveys and assessment, result-based planning, performance monitoring, use of statistical packages (such as CSPRO, Epi-lnfo, Stata and SPSS) in data analysis and reporting.
•Excellent analytical, reporting, computer and communication skills are essential requirement.
•Working knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS, gender and gender-based violence in Nigeria and specifically in the two States is required.
•Previous working experience in Cross River and Ebonyi States will be added advantage.
•Experience on National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS) is desirable
•Experience in HIV/AIDS programs, Gender and related health fields, health planning and research, social developmental work will be an advantage
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org
Application Closing Date:2nd November, 2016
Note:Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.
 

Title: OVC Nutrition and Referral System Advisor
Location: Calabar, Cross River
Position Type: Full Time
Report To: Chief of Party
 

Term of Reference
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party the incumbent carries out the following duties:
•Focus on strengthening existing case management system of the project to ensure quality services its conformity with GON and PEPFAR guidelines for nutrition services.
•Linkage to treatment facilities and effective bi-directional referral systems including coordination of escort services and follow up at facility and community levels.
•He/she will address key aspects of projects implementation strategy related to OVC nutrition, processing of reactive OVC/Caregivers, response to critically ill OVC and relevant capacity building towards sustainability at State, LGA, CSO and community levels.
•The OVC Nutrition and Referral System Advisor will work closely with the GHPA, SMEA and TPPS to support the CSO partners.
 
Other Responsibilities
•Responsible for identifying and addressing gaps in bilateral referral system
•Function as main contact with 4Children in respect of linkage to services and bi-directional referral services
•Provision of technical guidance on IYCF and Food demonstration to CSO partners, OVCA’s Community primary referral facility providers and care givers, particularly of reactive OVC on treatment.
•Co-ordinates the documentation and reporting to DME of results and lessons learned in the subject areas, particularly the bi-directional referral system using the principles of data driven programming
•Design realistic innovative interventions for ensuring successful sustainable referral cycles including application of technology and basic communication tools.
•Coordinate and document community to facility and facility to community activities
•Coordinate related quality improvement efforts at State, LGA, CSO and community levels
•Participate in IPs’ coordination meetings and the meetings of the state/LGA referral TWG.
•Work with GHP to strengthen community GBV response referral systems and Child protection processes.
•Provide hands on and institutional level capacity building to CSOs CVs and COIT members on nutrition and referral linkages
 
Qualifications
•Advanced degree in Health Sciences.
•Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with reputable organisations on Infant and child nutrition and referral services
•Advanced knowledge of current Nigeria’s HIV Response, HIV prevention and treatment adherence principles, particularly for children
•Knowledge of GON and PEPEAR current OVC guidelines and ability to address the guidelines using the project’s strategy.
•Must understand the principles of 90-90-90 towards zero HIV transmission and contribution of Community OVC programs to this goal.
•Experience working closely with other IPs and government personnel at several levels.
•Practical experience in IYCF and Food Demonstration.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Ability to communicate in any of the local languages in Cross River and Ebonyi Stales will be of advantage.
•Strong interpersonal skills.
•Willingness to travel to rural communities in difficult terrains with challenging roads
•Ability to respond to guidance and achieve results responsibly with limited direct supervision.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail to: hifass_lopin3@hifass-hfi.org
Application Closing Date:2nd November, 2016
Note:Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

 

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services. HIFASS is therefore seeking the employment of the following positions as listed below

 

 

 
Title: Laboratory Program Officer
Location: DHQ MC Abuja
 

General Description
Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager, incumbent will be responsible for providing support to the DODWRPN – Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. As directed, incumbent will provide laboratory support for malaria diagnosis, malaria slide bank development, prevention, treatment for HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections, data management and research protocol execution when necessary. These activities will be carried out mainly at Defence Head Quarter Clinic Abuja, 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Yaba, Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital Ojo, Military Hospital Port-Harcourt, 45 Nigerian Airforce Hospital Makurdi and 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna.
 

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
•Perform phlebotomy or other specimen collection as required, supporting good laboratory practices
•Perform laboratory examination as directed (automated and manual): Haematology (FBC, differential, haemoglobin, and haematocrit) Malariology and Parasitology as directed.
•Carry out malaria smear microscopy and validation of malaria slides, rapid diagnostic tests, and nucleic acid test for malaria.
•Prepare validated malaria slides for training, proficiency testing and external quality assurance
•Development, review and revision of all job related SOPs and aids
•Perform preventive and reparative maintenance as required and directed
•Carry out regular inventory of laboratory equipment, commodities and shipment of samples from and to PEPFAR/Research sites
•Provision of monthly/regular updates of progress to PEPFAR Laboratory manager through the unit’s head
•Any other duties assigned by the PEPFAR Laboratory Program Manager through the Lab Managers.

 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
BSc in Medical Laboratory Science and member of the MLSCN and other accredited bodies.
 

Prior Work Experience
1-2 years’ post NYSC experience, preferably in malaria diagnosis.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered and licensed by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria
 
Knowledge and skills
Ability to work on laboratory detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases. Good understanding of laboratory military program and net-working. Possess computer knowledge in Microsoft word and Excel spreadsheet. Ability to work as a part of a team, but self-managing of own time. Excellent written and oral communication skills

 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume together not separately and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements in PDF and Word formats, not pictures to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date:2nd September 2016

 

Title: Front Desk Officer
Location: HIFASS HQ Abuja
 

General Description
The Front Desk Officer is responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support in
order to ensure that services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.
 

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
•Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
•Re-direct calls as appropriate and take adequate messages when required
•Direct all visitors to the appropriate staff member or office
•Assist the communication manager to maintain programme/office calendar
•Assist in scheduling and arranging for meetings and conferences to include agenda, attendance and venue management.
•Assist in gathering a variety of presentation material for use in meetings, training sessions, or for publication.
•Maintain employee and department directories.
•Monitoring and reporting on office logbooks.
•Manage e-mail correspondences as necessary.
•Assist the Director Admin to maintain a filing system and file all correspondences
•Ensure that the reception area is kept neat and tidy so as to maintain the good image of the organization.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Education/Training Requirement
HND/ Bachelor degree in Social Science and related disciplines. A Secretarial Certification will be an added advantage.
 

 
Prior Work Experience
At least 2 years’ post-NYSC experience in Administrative and Secretarial duties.
 
Knowledge and skills
The applicant must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

 Exceptional verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills in English;
 Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
 Thorough understanding of monitoring visitors’ access
 Good knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
 Adept at giving accurate information to visitors and callers
 Detailed and organized
 Cheerful and courteous
 
How to Apply
Candidates should send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed above. All attachments should be submitted in PDF and Word formats. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 23rd August 2016

 

Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist (Research)
Location: 68 NARH Yaba Lagos

 

 

General Description
Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager, 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Yaba, incumbent will be responsible for providing support to the DODWRP-N – Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. In particular, s/he will support the laboratory investigative component for ongoing and future research studies.

 
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
•Coordinates the performance of laboratory tests required for ongoing and future research studies.
•Identifies, and develop appropriate and relevant SOPs as may be required for the study
•Receives specimens, perform clinical laboratory tests by standardized procedures, principles, perform quality control, perform preventative maintenance, and interpret results with accuracy, acceptability, and critical limits.
•Performs laboratory tests necessary to provide information for use by physicians in detecting, diagnosing, or treating HIV/AIDS and related diseases
•Interacts with other members of the study team to provide timely, accurate information so the patient can receive the correct medical treatment and generate reliable and internationally acceptable laboratory study data.
•Ensures proper storage and maintenance of study samples, reagents and equipment
•Ensures timely report on reagent and consumable usage to prevent stock out.
Performs other duties as may be assigned.

 
JOB SPECIFICATION

 

Minimum Education/Training Requirement
BSc in Medical Laboratory Science and member of the MLSCN and other accredited bodies.

 

Prior Work Experience
At least 5 years’ experience in Clinical Laboratory Management
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered and licensed by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria
 

Knowledge and skills
Expertise in Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, CD4 Testing, Laboratory Management. Good understanding of laboratory military program and net-working. Knowledge of internal and external quality Control programs in laboratory services. Excellent computer skill (including laboratory information system). Ability to work as a part of a team, excellent written and oral communication skills.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed above. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 27th June 2016

 

Title: Internal Auditor
Location: HIFASS HQ Abuja

 

 
General Description
The role of the Internal Auditor is to provide objective assurance that HIFASS’s business risks are being managed appropriately and that the organization’s governance, risk management and internal control framework is operating effectively.

 
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
•Perform financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with the Organization’s standard Operating Procedure
•Document processes for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of records and record keeping.
•Perform audit-specific risk assessment to verify that controls are in place and operating effectively
•Conduct and demonstrate initiative in follow-up reviews of financial, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during previous audits.
•Report on audit observations along with recommendations to improve policies, procedures, efficiency and controls
•Manage the follow-up process, including registering of all findings and recommendations arising from internal audits, maintaining appropriate databases or automated audit software to facilitate tracking and reporting of findings and recommendations.
•Anticipating emerging issues through research and interviews and deciding how best to deal with them especially with respect to donor rules and local law
•Identify ‘red flags’ that may indicate the existence or attempt of fraud
•Performing risk assessments on key company activities and using this information to guide what to cover in audits
•Validate the implementation of prior audit findings and monitoring of company-wide risk reporting.
•Assist in conducting sensitive and other special investigations as requested.

 
JOB SPECIFICATION

 

Minimum Education/Training Requirement
The Internal Auditor must meet the following qualifications: – BSc/HND in Accounting with relevant. Post-graduate and/or Professional Qualification will be an added advantage
 

Prior Work Experience
Over 3 years of relevant experience in NGO grant contract management and/or conducting and supervising internal audits.
 
Other Specifications
Candidate must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja and should be able to resume within short notice. This position requires up to 40% travel
 

Knowledge and skills
Must have knowledge of OMB Circular A-122 “Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Part 31 “Contract Cost Principles and Procedures
Familiar with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices and also has a demonstrated expertise in the use of audit software. Ability to resolve basic issues related to internal policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands and work with all types of people proficiency in spreadsheet software required; Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal.

 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed above. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 27th June 2016
 

Title: Medical Officer II
Location: 45 NAFH Makurdi

 

 

General Description
Under the supervision of the Site Team Leader, and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / DODWRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and HIV related research activities in particular including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital.

 
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
•Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
•Provides technical assistance in HIV/ AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
•Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
•Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the STL and data Officers.
•Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TBHIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP/DOD-WRPN.
•Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
•Will be involved in management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
•Acts as a Study Physician on relevant protocols.
•Performs other research, care, prevention and evaluation duties as assigned.

 
JOB SPECIFICATION

 

Minimum Education/Training Requirement
MBBS with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
 

Prior Work Experience
5 years’ post national youth service experience in clinical care, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level, Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and clinical research experience are also required.
 
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration
Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
 

Knowledge and skills
Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically. Clinical management training and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART. 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. Knowledge in Nigerian Clinical Research regulations and practice. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
 
How to Apply
Candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed above. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
Where to Apply
careers@hifass-hfi.org. – specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Closing Date: 27th June 2016

 

Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Data Entry Manager
Location: 45 Nigeria Air force Hospital Makurdi.

 
Basic Function
Under the supervision of the Site Administrator (with technical oversight from the MODHIP/DODWRP-NSI Unit), the M&E Officer will provide data management support to the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) Health Implementation Program’s HIV/AIDS service delivery efforts. The M&E Officer shall support the delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services at MTFs that will benefit the military personnel, their family members, and civilians from the surrounding communities.

 
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide data collection tools (DCTs) to all Service Delivery Points (SDPs) in the facility
• Provide support to care providers on the use of DCTs
• Ensure client enrolment procedures are properly adhered to
• Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure client records are kept in an orderly manner
• Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure the use of appointment registers at the sites
• Maintain the Pre-ART and ART Registers at the facility
• Manage all MTF data by collecting and compiling data from various SDPs for the site monthly reports
• Carry out routine data quality assessments across all program indicators/service delivery points
• Work with the Site Administrator to ensure site monthly reports are sent to the MODHIP Liaison Office in a timely manner
• Analyse and present data for site program monthly meetings
• Enter patient-level data into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platform
• Enter site monthly program data in the District Health Information System (DHIS) for the program
• Monitor computer systems for malfunctions; report malfunctions to appropriate personnel
• Maintain inventory of supplies and materials used in collection and compilation of data
• Supervise/carry out annual program assessments and evaluations in line with program priorities.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 
Skills/Ability

 
This position requires prior experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of health programs (preferably HIV programs), data management, proficiency in the use of computers, including the ability to rapidly process and analyse data using spread sheets and statistical analysis tools, sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, good communication skills, level IV fluency in written and verbal English, and strong interpersonal skills.

 
Education/Experience

 

• For entry to this position, a first degree in one of the following is required: public health, statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, mathematics, computer science, and any other science-related discipline
• Work requires a minimum of three years of experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Data Management or a combination of relevant

 
Method Of Application – Interested candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) via e-mail in MS Word Doc format to careers@hifass-hfi.org specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail on or before the close of business 7th April 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


 

 

Title: Data Specialist (2)
Location: Molecular Diagnosis DRL Abuja and 68NARH Yaba.
Basic Function

 

Under the direct supervision of the Molecular Laboratory unit Supervisor DRL Abuja, the incumbent will be responsible for all data works in the molecular unit of the laboratory on all DODWRP-N – Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.

 
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for reception and registration of all viral load and EID samples/request forms from the facility and other supporting sites from the central sample reception unit of the facility
• Document all essential details from the patient’s request form to the Molecular unit sample register/log book (in soft and hard)
• Enters the assay result against individual patient’s data in the log book after the test
• Photocopying individual signed results for M&E and laboratory future use
• Compile, segregate and package all samples/results for shipment to various sites
• Liaise with the courier service provider on prompt dispatching of results to sites with proper documentation for ease of tracking
• Report and document on weekly basis the number of samples received, tested and dispatched from each supporting sites
• Complete molecular data management spread sheets that will be forwarded to the central office in Abuja on monthly basis
• Manages the folders for individual supporting sites
• Any other assigned duty

 

 

Management and Relationships
As directed by the PEPFAR Laboratory Program Manager, the post holder will report to the Molecular unit Supervisor, DRL and key into the existing administrative command in the facility.

 

 

Skills/Ability
• Management of integrated laboratory services
• Experience in database management and excel usage
• Excellent computer skill (including troubleshooting and repair of PC)
• Ability to work as a part of a team, but self-managing of own time
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

 

Education/Experience
• Higher national certificate in Medical Laboratory Science (Technician) is required
• Certificate in computer application and Microsoft package
• Experience in use of Excel and other statistical software packages
• Three years working experience is medical or research laboratory required

 
Method of Application – Interested candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) via e-mail in MS Word Doc format to careers@hifass-hfi.org specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail on or before the close of business 25th March 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


 

 

Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Data Entry Manager
Location: Defence Headquarters Medical Center, Abuja and 7 Division Hospital, Maiduguri

 
Basic Function

 
Under the supervision of the Site Administrator (with technical oversight from the MODHIP/DODWRP-NSI Unit), the M&E Officer will provide data management support to the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) Health Implementation Program’s HIV/AIDS service delivery efforts. The M&E Officer shall support the delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services at MTFs that will benefit the military personnel, their family members, and civilians from the surrounding communities.

 
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

 
• Provide data collection tools (DCTs) to all Service Delivery Points (SDPs) in the facility
• Provide support to care providers on the use of DCTs
• Ensure client enrolment procedures are properly adhered to
• Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure client records are kept in an orderly manner
• Collaborate with Medical Records to ensure the use of appointment registers at the sites
• Maintain the Pre-ART and ART Registers at the facility
• Manage all MTF data by collecting and compiling data from various SDPs for the site monthly reports
• Carry out routine data quality assessments across all program indicators/service delivery points
• Work with the Site Administrator to ensure site monthly reports are sent to the MODHIP Liaison Office in a timely manner
• Analyse and present data for site program monthly meetings
• Enter patient-level data into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platform
• Enter site monthly program data in the District Health Information System (DHIS) for the program
• Monitor computer systems for malfunctions; report malfunctions to appropriate personnel
• Maintain inventory of supplies and materials used in collection and compilation of data
• Supervise/carry out annual program assessments and evaluations in line with program priorities
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

 
Skills/Ability

 
This position requires prior experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of health programs (preferably HIV programs), data management, proficiency in the use of computers, including the ability to rapidly process and analyse data using spread sheets and statistical analysis tools, sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, good communication skills, level IV fluency in written and verbal English, and strong interpersonal skills.
Education/Experience

 
• For entry to this position, a first degree in one of the following is required: public health, statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, mathematics, computer science, and any other science-related discipline
• Work requires a minimum of three years of experience in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Data Management or a combination of relevant training and experience

 
Method of Application – Interested candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to
The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) via e-mail in MS Word Doc format to careers@hifass-hfi.org specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail on or before the close of business 25th March 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


 

 

Position Title: Program Administrative Specialist
Location: 6 MRS ABAK, 33 BMC BAUCHI.

 
Basic Function

 
Under the supervision of the Site Team Leader, and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / DODWRP-N Program, the Program Administrative Specialist will provide administrative, logistics, technical, and program management support (including financial management) to the HIV/AIDS Programs at Military HIV Care and Treatment facilities.

 
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

 
The program Administrative will support a wide range of administrative and logistical, data quality and continuous quality improvement activities to ensure uninterrupted delivery of HIV care and treatment services at the facilities. He/she will also be responsible for ensuring proper financial management and will support the implementation of site based work plans / activities. These duties will include:

 
• Administration
Provides direct administrative support on behalf of HIFASS/MODHIP to the Site Commander through the Site Team Leader in the coordination of HIV/AIDS services
Informs the Site Team Leader and provides as directed reports on all administrative issues concerning the HIV program at the site to MODHIP, DODWRP-N, and HIFASS as approved by Site Team Leader
Provides monthly HIFASS related administrative program/report to HIFASS Director, Public Health.
Manages and accounts to HIFASS any funds disbursed by HIFASS directly to the site and ensure that such funds are utilized appropriately for the intended purposes.

 
• Data Quality Management
Works closely with NMOD Hospital Medical Records Department and Medical Records Officers for improved data management systems, improved data quality, capacity building and sustainable ownership for the entire hospital services
Supervises the Monitoring and Evaluation officer and ensures all HIV-related service delivery data are accurate, relevant, collected and reported in a timely manner.
In the absence of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the site, the PAS will assume full responsibility for all data management activities related to the HIV program at the facility
Working with the Site Team Leader, will ensure that monthly program review/M&E meetings hold at the site prior to submission of monthly program/bi-monthly commodity logistics reports to the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Program (MODHIP) Liaison Office. The incumbent will ensure that the proper reporting templates are used and properly filled and completed
Reports all program equipment failures including utilities, immediately to the Site Team Leader and if so directed to MODHIP Liaison Office and DOD-WRPN.
Provides monthly narrative overview of the HIV program site performance in all areas of care to Director, Public Health

 
• Financial Management
Assists the Site Team Leader in the management and accountability of site operating funds provided in support of the HIV program.
Ensures provided funds are utilized appropriately for the intended purposes.
Retirement of funds disbursed to the site (Reconciles purchases and expenditures and provides receipts) to the MODHIP or DODWRP-N office as directed by the Site Team Leader.
Receipt of additional funds will be based on accurate reconciliation of the previous month expenditures, including all pertinent receipts and/or justification for the expense
Works with the Site Team Leader to identify and forecast unfunded requirements that can be supported through the monthly stipend
Identify and develop budgets for any unfunded requirements for the expansion/improvement that can be supported through HIFASS/other stakeholders.

 
Logistical Support
Works closely with the MODHIP and DODWRP-N Logisticians, Pharmacists, and Laboratory Officers, and other Program Managers to support logistical activities at the site
Coordinates with the individuals above to identify and forecast logistical needs in support of the overall HIV care mission at the site
Confirm the integrity of buffer stock of HIV program consumables
Identify and alert the appropriate officer when there is need for an Emergency Order
Ensure optimal store management.

 
• Policy
Monitor site activities across all departments and provides periodic updates to the Site Team Leader and when required to the MODHIP DG and the DODWRP-N Director. Updates would include identified problems and recommendations for resolution
Provide updates to the Director, Public Health about any policy related developments, problems or recommendations that fall within the mandate of HIFASS for action.

 
• State Engagement
Assist in strengthening internal ownership and state engagement as well as representing HIFASS on state, LGA and community issues related to the sites.

 
Continuous Quality Improvement
Works closely with key technical unit heads to obtain information about clinical quality improvement issues that require program, HIFASS/personnel intervention
With approval of the Site Team Leader, provide monthly reports to the Director, Public Health on Continuous Quality Improvement meeting outcomes that require action by HIFASS.

 
 Skills/Abilities
Knowledge of: Health services management; hospital administration and practice; contractual and accounting fundamentals; quality management; human resource management
Good computer, financial and accounting skills is necessary. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications especially the use of spreadsheets, word-processing, and some degree of database management. Candidate would be required to demonstrate these abilities
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance
Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Level IV fluency in written and oral communication is required.
Education/Experience
BA, BSc, RN/RM or a degree in health related discipline with 5 years post NYSC
A minimum of 3 years experience in health services management position or similar experience
Experience must include planning, organizing, and directing such health services management activities as medical logistics, medical facilities management, medical records management, medical reporting and budget.

 

 

Method Of Application – Interested candidates can send a Cover letter and Resume to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) via e-mail in MS Word Doc format to careers@hifass-hfi.org specifying the position title as the SUBJECT of the mail on or before the close of business 25th March 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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