Latest Vacancies At Heartland Alliance International, March, 2017

Heartland Alliance International, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety.
Heartland Alliance International – Nigeria, is currently recruiting to fill the position listed below:

Job Title: Psychologist
Location: Cross River, Rivers, Lagos, Nasarawa, Benue, Abuja,
Job Type: Part Time
Position Summary

  • This position provides specialized services to staff and participants of the HAl-Nigeria Program.
  • The employee in this position will provide consultation and counseling for individuals and group as needed.
  • S/he will make referral for further therapy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides consultation on a twice weekly basis to ensure in depth problem solving and quality assurance of overall clinical care.
  • Provides consultation on a weekly basis regarding individual and group psychotherapy programming, as needed, as determined by the program model
  • Reports to supervisor and program manager on consultations and training’s
  • Coordinates and collaborates with staff on potential participants to be referred to therapy
  • Participates in participant reviews as per Quality improvement Plan
  • Maintains the volume of work designated by program standards and utilizes mental health theory and concepts in clinical practice
  • Participates in program meetings and presents at clinical case reviews
  • Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies
  • Participates in advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling and problem solving in a varety of areas for program participants
  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship within the professional standards and confidentiality laws . Develops, implements, and follows-up with participant treatment plans to ensure that realistic goals are being set and accomplished
  • Maintains documentation of individual and group therapy participants
  • Provides periodic evaluative reviews and(or in-house and external staff training to ensure that staff understand and continue to adhere to such standards
  • Initiates requests for assistance or guidance from Supervisor to address new issues or complex concepts affecting adherence to professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology or equivalent Clinical Degree and four to five years of clinical practice experience in either a hospital, community mental health setting, private practice, or educational setting, providing group and/or individual therapy. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • PhD in Psychology will be an added advantage

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Licensed Clinical Psychologist preferred.

Job Title: Research and Communication Specialist
Location: Abuja
Job Summary

  • The Research and Communications Specialist will work closely With the Strategic Information and Knowledge Management (SKM) unit and the HAl technical team.
  • S/he will support and manage the implementation of operational research studies as well as the creation of external – facing technical communication materials to capture best practices and lessons learned from HAl Nigeria HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with participants and in-country staff to document program models, success stories, and lessons learned to share with internal and external audiences
  • Assist with the creation of any and all forms, templates and other documents related to operational research projects
  • In partnership with the SKM unit, ensure adherence to any research data collection protocols that fall outside of normal project monitoring activities. As needed, train, monitor, and audit staff on research protocols for data collection and data quality
  • Oversee human subjects approval applications for all research and ensure that studies adhere to lRB requirements, including staff training requirements
  • Prepare research reports, abstracts, and presentations based on evidence collected through HAl projects
  • With guidance from the Global Senior Communication Program Officer, use qualitative and quantitative program data to draft content for website, newsletters, print publications, social media channels, original content and other outlets that help HAl engage with relevant communities and supporters.
  • Assist with the creation and piloting of any quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments, prepare written reports with feedback and analysis on the piloting and fielding of instruments, and manage translation if needed
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data collected as part of program monitoring and/or stand-alone research projects
  • Coordinates with HQ to adapt HAl’s communication strategy and supports its implementation within the Nigeria program across all projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters Degree preferred in Social Sciences or related field
  • Two years’ international experience in humanitarian relief, development and/or human rights work.
  • Experience must include: Lead or primary writer on qualitative and quantitative data analysis. including policy papers, research projects


  • The subject of the email “MUST” be the Position Title and Location applied for. e.g Psychologist-Cross River
  • Candidates must meet the minimum requirements listed and should be committed to the promotion of human rights, regardless of age, ethnicity, class or gender.
  • Candidates must be willing to work with diverse population in a supportive and accepting manner.
  • Please do NOT contact the listed email address with other enquires.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications that do not meet the above specification will be rejected.
  • Females are strongly encourage to apply

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates who are passionate and committed to working with vulnerable and marginalized groups should kindly submit a one-page cover letter, CV (not exceeding 3 pages) with 3 professional references (name, company, email and phone number) to:

Application Deadline: Monday 10th April, 2017.

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