Current Job Vacancies at Christian Aid, 8th May, 2018

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Independent Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Selected LGAs
Locations:
 Benue, Kaduna and Plateau States
Consultancy: Situational Survey on Disaster Management/Context Analysis of Benue, Kaduna and Plateau States
Type of Contract: Short-term (6 weeks)
Programme/Team: ECHO HIP, Governance Team

Background and Purpose of Consultancy

  • Christian Aid Nigeria is implementing an intervention aiming to contribute to improving emergency preparedness, timeliness and quality of risk information and response actions for multiple natural hazards by ward, government (local to federal) and NGOs in a coordinated manner
  • The action will focus on 27 rural locations across 9 LGAs of 3 States of Benue, Kaduna and Plateau
  • It will be centred on Improving Early Warning and Early Response. Needs assessments, focussed on natural hazards, reveal critical gaps in National Disaster response which is not fully informed by comprehensive integrated context specific Early Warning Systems (EWS) particularly for flooding hazards.
  • Therefore, the purpose of this consultancy is to carry out baseline studies, context analysis of the States in relation to natural disasters risk management, operations, preparedness, response and coordination by state and non-state actors from the communities to Local Government, State and Federal levels.

Objective

  • The objective of this study is to undertake a baseline survey on natural disaster cases (flooding, erosion, famine etc), responses and management in Benue, Kaduna and Plateau State.

Specific Objectives include:

  • To identify the specific natural disaster index, management and response in the States
  • Identify existing early warning systems, functionality and effectiveness across the communities, LGAs and States.
  • Evaluate remote and immediate causes of natural disasters in the LGA and communities.
  • Evaluate the effects of natural disaster on households in the communities engaging the Participatory Vulnerability Capacity Assessment
  • To evaluate the frequencies, effects and responses from state and non-state actors.
  • To evaluate community vulnerability, aggregate victims’ data, disaggregated by household, sex and status
  • To identify existing mechanisms, support systems and challenges in the management of natural disasters across the States, LGAs and communities
  • Identify and review in each State, existing disaster management structures viz-a-viz coordination, capacity, response, strength, weaknesses and opportunities available.
  • Identify (where available), weaknesses and strengths of State Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Framework/policy.
  • Identify relevant community, LGA and State level structures working on disaster management, victims support system and integration.

The baseline will focus on the support provided by CA to the implementation of the project, and to priority project intervention areas. It will also analyse opportunities beyond the current Project, with the aim to inform Benue, Kaduna and Plateau States government project intervention in a more holistic way. It will focus on the following components:

  • Coordination among state and non-state actors
  • Enhanced governments’ response to disaster management through policy framework
  • Training gaps, capacity building and mentorship
  • Institutionalised Early Warning System on disaster management and risk reduction
  • Establishment and strengthening of supervisory state and community-based structures.

Consultant will also support the establishment of base line figures for some of the indicators under specific objectives and result areas for the work (log frame will be made available)

Key Responsibilities (Tasks)

  • To coordinate a baseline assessment working with CA staff, utilising data collection tools
  • To take the lead in coordinating a study on the disaster risk reduction and management in Benue, Kaduna and Plateau States.
  • To undertake a literature review utilising publicly available information and documentation
  • To oversee data collation and entry, and to undertake data analysis
  • Identify potentials, approaches, supports and techniques for specific disaster risk reduction, mitigation and management across the communities, LGAs and States.
  • Present the findings to CA

Methodology
The methodology shall ensure adoption of participatory approaches that will involve all key stakeholders at different levels as follows:

  • Questionnaire: Identified enumerators to administer already developed survey questionnaire and submit results to Consultant for technical analysis.
  • A pre-test of Questionnaire in at least four communities across each target state.
  • Focus Group Discussions: Focus group discussions to take place in not less than 12 locations across the three target states (divided into 3-4 focus groups. Consultant to decide with MEAL Coordinator on group formation.)
  • Literature review/ Data collection – Consultant will work with CA staff to retrieve relevant documentation that will be used to undertake a literature review
  • Key Informant Interviews (KII) – Using the already drafted questions, consultant and CA staff will work on developing a list of identified key informants that the KIIs will be administered to. Interviews conducted and results submitted to consultant for analysis.

Expected Output
An inception report, outlining the key scope of the work and intended work plan of the analysis, shall be submitted with the expression of interest before commencing the consultancy. The inception report should detail the consultants’ understanding of what is to be analysed and why, showing how the baseline will be conducted question will be answered by way of: proposed methods; proposed sources of data; and data collection procedures. The inception report should include a proposed schedule of tasks, activities and deliverables. The inception report will be discussed and agreed upon by Christian Aid governance a team. The following shall be expected at the end of the baseline

  • A detailed report containing information around occurrence, management (including existing structures, policies, strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), effects on the people, and recommendations to strengthening coordination from community to federal levels including applicable and practicable sustainable, inclusive EWS in Benue, Kaduna and Plateau States (in both electronic and paper-based format).
  • The report shall also include a list of abbreviations and acronyms used in the report and attached as annexes, a list of persons and institution/organizations consulted during the assessment.
  • Data gathering tools used/engaged
  • Photos of people interviewed (field interview photos)
  • Name, contacts and phone numbers of relevant state and non-state actors (including women) in each of the focal state.
  • Compile final reports in line with the guidelines set out and submit data collection materials, a soft copy of the report and analysis outputs in a CD
  • A first draft report on the exercise should be provided to Christian Aid, Nigeria for feedback. The consultant(s) will be required to make a presentation of the main findings and conclusions of the draft report to Christian Aid, Nigeria.
  • The final report that describes the assessment and puts forward the consultant’s findings and shall be provided within 6 weeks paid consultancy periods (excluding weekends) after the signing of the agreement. The report shall consist of:
  • Executive summary of not more than 3 pages (including a list of the recommendations with their priority level)
  • The main body of the report should not exceed 40 pages (Excluding annexes)
  • Suggested recommendations, which are expected to focus on, and be limited to, the main issues

Quality Assurance

  • The consultant is responsible to ensure data validity, consistency and accuracy and to submit reports written in good Standard English
  • If these standards are not met, the consultant will, at his/her own expense, make the necessary amendments to bring the reports to the required standards.

Lines of Reporting/Position in Team

  • Consultant will work closely and report to CA MEAL Coordinator

Timeline for Deliverables

  • Debrief with CA: on the week of (May 18th). This exercise should involve a discussion between the consultant and CA of the methodology and work-plan, sampling criteria, proposed key informant samples and data collection tools.
  • Draft report: by (June 21st). The draft report should include initial findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Final report: by (June 28th).

Consultant Competencies and Required Skills
The consultant(s) must be available in the States to carry out the assessment. The deadline for the report will be (July 2nd).
Christian Aid is seeking individual with:

  • Demonstrable experience of producing high-quality, credible research/assessments (sample report of such is required).
  • Excellent spoken and written English (knowledge about the target state language is an advantage)
  • Understanding and experience of working with state and non-state actors (at all levels) and international organizations
  • Ability to show evidence of prior activity i.e. research or trainings over a period on disaster management analysis (Expertise in advocacy and policy analysis around social inclusion is a priority).
  • Demonstration of experience and acceptance by community members in its implementing
  • Knowledge of research and monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative
  • Knowledge of governance and conflict issues (desirable)
  • Excellent computer skills
  • The individual’s or his/her organisation’s work respond to the needs and interests of poor and marginalised women, men, aged, people living with disabilities and other forms of diversity

Budget and Terms of Engagement

  • Christian Aid will cover for the necessary accommodation and transportation costs incurred by the Consultant according to our in-country rates where necessary
  • All other costs incurred will be covered from the consultancy fee. (60%)% initial payment will be made (when the contract is signed) at the commencement of the job while balance payment will be paid upon receipt of a SATISFACTORY final report. 5% withholding tax will be deducted at source for individual consultancy and 10% for an organizational consultancy from the total cost of the consultancy fee.

 

 

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Proposals/Applications, which should include the following below to: ngprocurement@christian-aid.org

  • A Cover Letter introducing the researcher/organisation and how the skills and competencies described above are met, with concrete examples.
  • A 2-page outline of the proposed assessment process and methodology.
  • An overview of consultant’s academic qualifications/CVs and relevant experience to be included.
  • An example of a previous assessment/research report and 2 references from organizations where assessment/research was conducted.
  • Proposed budget and timeline

 

Application Deadline 11th May, 2018.

 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and only firms/applicants’ resident in NIGERIA are eligible to apply.

Ongoing recruitment at Doyin Group of Companies

Doyin Group of Companies is a highly diversified and indigenous conglomerate comprising of companies that are productive in wide ranging sectors of the Nigerian economy including Manufacturing, Agriculture and Pharmaceuticals for over 40 years. The high level of priority given to quality control is the essence of the company’s longevity and the improvement of the Brands over time.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the positions below:

 

Job Title: Customer Information Officer
Location:
 Northern Nigeria, Western Nigeria, Eastern Nigeria
Requirement

  • Minimum qualification is B.Sc (Hons) in Business Administration or Management Science course.

 

Job Title: Sales Representative
Location:
 Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Abuja
Requirements

  • Three year experience in food and beverages.
  • Minimum qualification is B.Sc (Hons) in Business Administration or Management Science course.

 

Job Title: Area Sales Manager
Location:
 Abuja, Anambra, Kaduna, Cross River, Oyo
Requirements

  • Five years experience in foods and beverages sector or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Minimum qualification is B.Sc (Hons) in Business Administration or Management Science course.

 

Job Title: Sales Manager
Location:
 Kwara, Oyo, Kaduna, Adamawa, Nassarawa, Benue
Requirements

  • Five years experience in foods and beverages sector or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Minimum qualification is B.Sc (Hons) in Business Administration or Management Science course.

 

Job Title: Marketing Manager
Location:
 Northern Nigeria, Western Nigeria, Eastern Nigeria
Requirements

  • Five years experience in foods and beverages sector or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Minimum qualification is B.Sc (Hons) in Business Administration or Management Science course.

 

Job Title: Regional Sales Manager
Location:
 Ilorin Kwara, Lagos
Requirements

  • Five years experience in foods and beverages sector or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Minimum qualification is B.Sc (Hons) in Business Administration or Management Science course.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae with the preferred position and city or area of their choice as the subject to: info@doyingroup.com

Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

 

Application Deadline  30th January, 2018.

New Job at Benue State University for a Bursar

The Benue State University was established in 1991 by the Government of Benue State. As the first State owned University in Northern Nigeria, the University’s vision is anchored on excellence and dedicated to creating knowledge and developing a complete person capable of not only responding to the cultural, political and economic needs of the environment, but also setting the agenda for change.
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Bursar
Location: Makurdi, Benue
Role

  • The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice Chancelior for the day-today administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The prospective candidate must have attained the rank of Deputy Bursar or its equivalent, possess a good first degree in Accounting or any other relevant degree from a recognised University and must have at least fifteen (15) years cognate experience in the University system.
  • In addition, the candidate must be proficient in relevant accounting software.
  • Possession of a higher degree will be an added advantage.
  • The candidate must also belong to one of the following Accounting Bodies:
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria;
    • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria;
    • Association of corporate and Certified Accountants; iv, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants;
    • Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Age Requirement:

  • The candidate must not be above the age of sixty (60) years by 1st October, 2017.

Conditions of Service

  • The appointment is for a period of five (5) years subject to one (1) year extension as maybe determined by council.
  • The other terms and conditions of service are similar to those of public Universities in Nigeria consistent with the statutes of the University and as may be determined by the council from time to time.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications in thirty (30) copies with photocopies of their certificates and detailed/signed Curriculum Vitae indicating:

  • Full Names
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Present Postal Address e Nationality/State of Origin/LGA
  • Marital Status
  • Number and Ages of Children
  • Secondary and Post-Secondary Education (including dates and institutions)
  • Academic and Professional Qualifications (including distinctions with dates)
  • Work Experience and Positions held with dates
  • Statement of Publications, including authorship stating contribution with evidence. Furthermore, names of the Journals in which the publications were made with dates should be indicated
  • Conferences/workshops/seminars attended and papers presented, if any, with dates
  • Present employer, post and salary
  • Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees, one of whom shall be professionally qualified to assess and comment on the competencies of the applicant. In addition to stating the names and addresses of Referees, applicants should request them to forward references on their behalf under confidential cover to the Vice-Chancellor, Benue State University, Makurdi before the closing date stated above

All applications, with the post clearly marked on the envelope, should be addressed to:
The Vice-Chancellor,
Benue State University,
PMB 102119,
Makurdi,
Benue State.

Note

  • Applicants must include in their applications a signed statement of not more than five pages, detailing at least 5 strategic initiatives they would drive in the Bursary in support of the University’s vision and mission if given the opportunity.
  • Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

 

Application Deadline: 6th October, 2017.

Elkris Bio Health Foods Nigeria Limited recruitment

Elkris Bio Health Foods, a reputable fast growing U.K Food Manufacturing company with head office in Lagos and operational branches nationwide. We package, market and distribute Elkris SuperOat throughout Nigeria. That’s because Elkris SuperOat is produced and manufactured by our parent-company in the United Kingdom.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Sales Manager
Location:
 Lagos
Job Description

  • Lead & Manage the assigned sales team to deliver the assigned sales volume and other deliverables.
  • Achieve monthly sales target for the assigned territory.
  • Build sales team capability to deliver the assigned sales deliverables.
  • Develop cost effective route plan for effective coverage and management of the assigned territories/channels.
  • Ensure regular and timely submission of appropriate reports to the National sales manager.
  • Develop and execute marketing & sales strategies that deliver the assigned sales volume.

Requirement

  • Qualified candidates with minimum of 7years experience in sales/marketing.

 

Job Title: Sales Representative
Locations:
 Abuja, Port Harcourt, Aba, Umuahia, Ibadan, Benin, Onitsha, Asaba, Warri, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Abakaliki, Owerri, Abeokuta, Jos/Makurdi, Uyo, Eket, Calabar
Requirements

  • Minimum of O.N.D in Marketing with years of experience in F.M.C.G.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: fieldsales@elkrissuperoat.com.ng

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Job for a State Nursing Coordinator

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 350,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: State Nursing Coordinator
Req No: 2017-6434
Location: Benue
Category: Healthcare
Type: Regular Full-Time
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with the state coordinating team, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
  • Coordinates the provision of quality nursing care within the state.
  • Ensures that medication administration is within the scope of practice of the licensee.
  • Directs nursing care in the state including outpatients, in patients care.
  • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
  • Acts as a team leader for with the provision and supervision of high quality patient care in AHF supported facilities in the state.
  • Mentors and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
  • Provides leadership to nursing team to establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
  • Responsible for identifying training needs, conduct capacity building for health care workers in supported health centers.
  • Supports the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling, Blood and Injection safety, USP, PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
  • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff.
  • Audits Chart notes and medication administration according to protocol.
  • Supervises the provision of patient and family education in AHF supported health facilities.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
  • Any other duty designated by the Nurse Manager.

Key Result Areas:

  • Quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site.
  • Facility based HIV prevention program indicators.
  • HIV Care Task Shifting Indicators

Education and Experinece

  • University graduate in Nursing-BSc or its Equivalent.
  • MPH degree would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in HIV program management.

 

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

Job Vacancies At Sightsavers

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Officer, Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Project
Location:
Makurdi, Benue
Job Type: 2 year fixed term contract
Reports to: Programme Manager
Responsible for: Coordination of Benue State NTD Programme
Department: Sightsavers Nigeria Country Office
Summary

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer (PO) will be a member of the UK Aid Match and Givewell supported Benue NTD Programme management team and will report to the Programme Manager.

Overall Purpose and Responsibilities

  • The Officer will provide general coordination to the programme management team and serve as the programme implementation manager in Benue State.
  • Support the Benue State NTD (coordinator) Lead Person to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the programme targets.
  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in monitoring programme implementation in the state. Conduct monthly programme site visits and follow up on outstanding issues as an integral part of the position.
  • This resource will work closely with the Benue State Lead Person, partners and direct programme implementers to ensure the delivery of programme targets and monitoring of programme activities.
  • You will work with the state and twenty two (22) Local Government Areas (LGAs) NTD Coordinators and their teams to ensure quality assurance in programme implementation
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Job Purpose

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer (PO) will be a member of the UK Aid Match and Givewell supported Benue State NTDs programme management team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Manager.
  • The Officer will provide general coordination to the programme management team and serve as the programme implementation manager in Benue State.
  • This resource will work closely with the Benue State NTD Lead Person, partners and direct programme implementers to ensure the delivery of programme targets and monitoring of programme activities, and work with the state and twenty three (23) Local Government Areas (LGAs) NTDs control Coordinators and their teams to ensure quality assurance.

Principal Accountabilities
Programme Management (50% of time):

  • Support the Benue State NTD (coordinator) Lead Person to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the programme targets.
  • Coordinate contract implementation in the state and ensure adherence to work plans and budgets for the achievement of planned project outputs.
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to Sightsavers and as required
  • Coordinate capacity building initiatives as required at the state and LGAs levels
  • Support the state and LGAs programme teams to identify and develop innovative approaches for the implementation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to ensure delivery of programme targets.
  • Support collaboration with relevant governmental, non-governmental agencies and stakeholders where necessary for the effective implementation of project activities

Monitoring and Evaluation (30% of time):

  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in monitoring programme implementation in the state. Conduct monthly programme site visits and follow up on outstanding issues as an integral part of the position.
  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of milestones for payment
  • Officer will be responsible for guiding the overall Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy, managing the interventions and use of M&E methodology to meet proposed goals.

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Research (10% of time):

  • Assist the state programme team to identify opportunities for operational research.

Job Holder Entry Requirements – The Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience in the management of donors supported programmes.

Knowledge (education and related experience):

  • Must have at least a first degree in Development Sciences and other related disciplines from a reputable institution
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.

Skills (special training or competence):

  • Excellent management, interpersonal, teamwork, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Core Behaviours:

  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation
  • Plus, we would expect the following:
    • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
    • High degree of integrity 3
    • Active listener

Key Relationships
Internal:

  • Senor NTD Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • M&E Officer
  • Finance &Logistics Officer
  • Driver
  • Store Keeper
  • State Programme teams
  • LGAs Programme teams

External:

  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Research institutions
  • Non-Governmental Agencies

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant
Location: Benue State (partner level)
Job Type: 2 year fixed term contract
Reports to: Programme Officer
Responsible for: Programme Monitoring & Evaluation activities
Department: Finance and Performance
Job Purpose

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant (MEA) will to be a member of the State NTDs Programme team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Officer.
  • She/he will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control and UK Aid Match Oncho/LF Logframe and Givewell Schisto/STH logframe.
  • She/he will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments are actively used to inform and adjust project implementation.
  • Support the Sightsavers programme Officer and Benue State NTD team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan (as detailed in the UK Aid Match log frame) and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Support the state NTD team to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • She/he will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.
  • The MEA will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTDs control / UK Aid Match Log frame indicators deliverables to the programme office and Sightsavers as required by donors.
  • The MEA will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTDs control/ UK Aid Match and Givewell Log frame indicators deliverables to the programme office and Sightsavers as required by donors.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant will be based in Sightsavers Benue and will coordinate all programme activities and it’s reporting in the state.

Principal Accountabilities
Quality of Programme (40% of time):

  • Support the Sightsavers programme Officer and Benue State NTD team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan (as detailed in the UK Aid Match log frame) and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Support the state NTD team to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Support and mentor NTDs control team to proactively analyse and submit NTDs control data
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation system and structures of the programme
  • Provide periodic update and reports on programme implementation monitoring
  • Support in planning and conducting coverage surveys; Pre-Transmission Assessment Survey and (Pre-TAS), Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS), collecting data for specific research questions,
  • Ensure effective communication through feedback (internal and external, formal informal etc) of findings, conclusions and recommendations from monitoring.

Management quality (50%):

  • Facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the Programme Officer
  • Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
  • Support the NTDs control teams to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist during monitoring visits.
  • Provide regular update of reporting formats, and use of the Sightsavers programme portal
  • Ensure that programme monitoring system and reporting of the UKAID Match monitoring plan/log is implemented through innovative approach.
  • Support the NTDs control teams in monitoring drugs and other NTDs control supplies inventories and balances in LGAs and communities
  • Support the Programme Officer, state team in proactively identifying programme implementers’ training and other needs and provide recommendations for improving performance.
  • Proactively monitor programme implementation as defined in the UKAID match log frame indicators and means of verifications. .
  • Proactively verify quality of NTDs control data from the field

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs control data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Requirements
Essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required:

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • International development experience with light to moderately complex projects.

Knowledge (education and related experience):

  • Must have at least a First Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems management or related disciplines
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects
  • Programme management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Core Behaviours:

  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation
  • Plus, we would expect the following:
  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • High degree of integrity
  • Active listener

Key relationships
Internal:

  • Benue State NTD teams
  • Relevant State Ministries
  • LGAs NTDs Coordinators
  • LGAs NTDs control teams

External:

  • Sightsavers Programme Officer
  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Other Non-Government agencies

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location:
Kaduna State
Reports to:
Kaduna State Lead/Snr NTD Manager
Responsible for:
Programme Monitoring & Evaluation activities
Department:
Finance and Performance
Job Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will to be a member of the Kaduna State DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme Management Office team and will report to the State control NTD Programme Officer.
  • Will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control.  Also will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.

Overall purpose and Responsibilities

  • Guide the overall M&E strategy, managing the interventions’ use of M&E methodology to meet proposed goals, and providing timely and relevant information to programme management.
  • Support the NTDs control Programme Officer and team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the Programme Officer
  • Support the NTDs control Programme Officer to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • Ensure harmonisation of the programme’s M&E with the State  Ministry of Health systems
  • Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities  to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
  • Proactively verify quality of NTDs control data from the field
  • Ensure NTDs control data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Job Purpose

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will to be a member of the Kaduna State DFID supported NTDs Programme Management Office team and will report to the State Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer.
  • She/he will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs. She/he will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments is actively used to inform and adjust project implementation. She/he will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.
  • The MEO will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTD control deliverables to the programme office (PO) and Sightsavers as required by donors.

Principal Accountabilities
Quality of Programme (40% of time):

  • Support the NTDs PO and team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation system and structures of the programme
  • Support NTDs team to proactively analyse and submit NTDs data
  • Support the NTDs PO to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines
  • Provide periodic update and reports on programme implementation monitoring
  • Support in planning and conducting baseline studies and evaluation if required

Management quality (50%):

  • Facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the PO
  • Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
  • Support the NTDs teams to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist during monitoring visits
  • Support the NTDs teams in monitoring drugs and other NTDs supplies inventories and balances in LGAs and communities
  • Support the NTDs PO in proactively identifying programme implementers’ training and other needs and provide recommendations for improving performance.
  • Provide regular update of reporting formats
  • Ensure that programme monitoring system and reporting are enhanced through innovative approach.
  • Proactively verify quality of NTDs data from the field

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies.

Jobholder Entry Requirements
The essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required:

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTDs programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • International development experience with light to moderately complex projects.

Knowledge (education and related experience):

  • Must have at least a first Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management or related disciplines
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.

Skills (special training or competence):

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects
  • Programme management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Core behaviours:

  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation

Plus, we would expect the following:

  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • High degree of integrity
  • Active listener

Key relationships
Internal:

  • State NTDs control PO
  • State Programme teams
  • Relevant State Ministries
  • LGAs NTDs Coordinators
  • LGAs NTDs control teams

External:

  • Head of PMO
  • Lead Person for Kaduna State Programme
  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Other Non-Government agencies

Financial data:

  • Budget responsibilities.

Salary
Local T’s & C’s.

Note

  • Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgements for submitted applications. We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview.
  • If you are not contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download an Application Pack (Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form) below and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities form as two separate documents to: jobs@sightsavers.org

Click Here to Download Application Form (MS Word)

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Application Deadline: 14th April, 2017.

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

Note:

  • 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: Ng-Recruitment@heartlandalliance.org

Application Deadline: Monday 10th April, 2017.

Erisco Foods Limited Recruitment For Graduate Warehouse Officers

Erisco Foods Limited, a leading manufacturer of Tomato paste and other made in Nigeria drinks and food products and the 4th largest tomato paste producing company in the world, is hereby seeking to employ the services of qualified individuals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Warehouse Officer
Location: Kano, Zakibiam, Gboko, Otukpo
Job Description

  • Product handling and maintenance of inventory records.
  • Preparation of management’s reports at regular intervals.
  • Age analysis of products at regular intervals.
  • Periodic Spot check and stock take

Academic Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc or HND in Supply Chain or it’s equivalent in related disciplines.
  • 2 years experience in inventory management.
  • Indept knowledge of MS Word and Excel skill is essential.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV’s to: recruitment@eriscofoodsltd.com.ng

Application Deadline: 30th March, 2017.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ongiong Recruitment, 25th February, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: National Research Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOC
Job Number: 503175
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • Nigeria has the second highest global burden of HIV. 10% of the global population of adolescents living with HIV live in Nigeria. The planned outcome for the UNICEF Nigeria Children and AIDS section for the 2014-2017 program cycle is “By 2017, MTCT is eliminated; HIV transmission is reduced among especially vulnerable women, children and adolescents; and women, children and adolescents living HIV receive treatment, care and support”. Within this result, the specific output for adolescents is that “By 2017 partners in Nigeria have increased commitment and strengthened systems for scaled-up delivery of HIV combination prevention, treatment and care services for adolescents”.
  • The operationalization of this output has been aligned to the four work streams of the “ALL IN” initiative namely:
    • Changing social context by working with adolescents as agents of change
    • Sharpening adolescent components of national programs
    • Promoting innovation and approaches for scale-up
    • Advocacy, communication and resource mobilization
  • To achieve its planned results for adolescent and in alignment with the ALL IN initiative, UNICEF has prioritized actions in 6+1 high burden states where a lot of systems strengthening work and advocacy to leverage resources is going on.
  • Two states (Benue and Kaduna states) were further prioritized as flagship demonstration states. Thus, intensive programming took place in Kaduna and Benue states between 2014 and 2016 through an 18 month intervention to pilot an approach for comprehensive HIV service delivery for adolescents and young people.
  • This intervention built in capacity strengthening of the adolescent HIV service delivery systems, partnerships, community mobilization and advocacy at state and LGA levels to achieve results.
  • The intervention created demand for services, provided HIV Testing services and referral for prevention, treatment and care.
  • Two LGA areas of each of the states were selected for saturation of demand creation, testing and referral for treatment and prevention services. At the end of the 18 month period about 75% of adolescents and young people in the LGAs had been reached with demand creation and testing services, communities have been mobilized, service providers have strengthened capacity.
  • To assess the outputs and further scale up the intervention described above, a review of the intervention was done using the “All In” assessment tools in the 2 states.
  • The process included a rapid assessment, an in-depth analysis of selected interventions to identify bottlenecks and an analysis of the bottle necks to proffer solutions and a development of plans to remove the bottle necks. 17 LGA work plans were developed through this process.
  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four intervention areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific activities required to successfully roll out this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states.
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities and young people.
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers ( eg age of consent).
  • An operations research consultant is required to ensure evidence generation and analytic report writing of the intervention in the 2 states.

The Purpose of the Task

  • The whole intervention as outlined above shall benefit from detailed documentation at each level working with service providers, stakeholders and state/LGA level consultants.
  • The operations research consultant shall be responsible for the overall design, coordination and reporting of all operation research activities in the two states ensuring harmony and comparability of reports in the two states.
  • The consultant shall develop an operations research framework for the two states. S/He shall work with UNICEF colleagues to agree on the research questions that will feed into the framework.
  • Following this /He shall develop the operations research framework, protocols and plan.
  • The consultant shall work with the state consultants to obtain relevant information and data required for the various pieces of research documentation.
  • The reports shall be of high technical quality, standard statistical methodology and analytic frameworks shall be utilized. The outputs and deliverables shall be abstracts, technical briefs, fact sheets, journal papers etc.
  • The consultant shall also support the preparation and facilitation of a learning collaborative for the dissemination of the lessons learnt from the interventions above; and other operations research activities that might emerge during the time frame of this intervention.

Assignment Tasks

  • Review of project documents, meeting with relevant UNICEF staff to understand project.
  • Articulate key research questions.
  • Development of an operations research framework and protocols for each research question.
  • Obtain ethical approval where necessary.
  • Development of a detailed work plan for data collection for each research question.
  • Development of report template for each research question.
  • Three day Inception meeting with relevant members of the state team to share operations research plan and framework, allocate roles and responsibilities to support data collation and reporting.
  • Work with state consultants and other team members to identify indicators and contribute to the design LGA and state dash boards.
  • Develop monthly reporting template to UNICEF.
  • Conduct 5 day monthly visits to collate for documentation.
  • Submit monthly reports using agreed template.
  • Develop 2 progress reports (fact sheets, human interest stories abstracts, journals, dash boards).
  • Develop final reports (full project report, abstracts, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Every other documentation requirement as the need arises.
  • Support development of agenda and presentations for learning collaborative.
  • Support the facilitation and technical management of the learning collaborative.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Operations research plan/framework
  • Research protocols and ethical approvals where necessary
  • Detailed Work plan for data collection
  • Report of inception meeting with state stakeholders
  • Design of Dash board showing indicators, definition of indicators and mechanisms for updating.
  • Monthly reporting template
  • Report of monthly visits
  • 2 progress reports (with various components as on operations research plan)
  • I final report (with various components as on operations research plan)
  • Agenda and presentations for learning collaborative
  • Technical and other formats of Reports of learning collaborative (as on documentation plan)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advance University Degree (at least a Masters level) in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Development areas or related field
  • High level technical knowledge of international and national advances in HIV response, with special focus on adolescents and young people

Experience:

  • 5 years or more experience in conducting high quality research and writing high quality reports
  • Conversant with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, use of statistical packages and applications for analysis.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proven ability to work with and coordinate a multi-sectoral team
  • Self-driven and able to work alone, under tight schedules and to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience in planning and managing technical meetings and conferences
  • Presentation of accepted abstracts in international conferences, journal publications in international journals, experience in the use of social media platform analytics shall be an added advantage

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Analyzing – Analyzes numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system
  • Communication- Speaks fluently English; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way.
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Formulating strategies and concepts – Works strategically to realize goals; sets and develops strategies;
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

Job Title: LGA Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOA

Job Number: 503172
Location:  Benue and Kaduna
Work Type : Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific required activities required to successfully rollout this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in the 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities, young people
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers (eg age of consent).
  • A LGA level consultant is required to ensure a timely implementation, monitoring and coordination and reporting of all planned activities in the 3-4 LGAs in each of the 2 states (Kaduna and Benue).

The Purpose of the Assignment

  • The LGA consultant shall be responsible for providing day to day technical support for direct implementation, coordination of partners in 3-4 LGAs. (S) He will ensure high quality and timely implementation of monthly work plans; collation and validation of data, identify and address challenges with the support of the State consultant.
  • The LGA consultant shall report to the state consultant and contribute to the LGA, documentation and research consultants monthly and quarterly reporting to UNICEF as required.
  • S/He shall be the direct focal person with facilities, LACA, youth groups and communities; and shall be responsible for the planning and preparation of community entry and training activities.

Assignment Tasks

  • Support LACA and other LGA partners in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the LGA AYP plans:
  • Contribute to the development of the LGA AYP implementation monitoring plan under the supervision of the State consultant
  • Support the strengthening of the LGA coordination mechanism
  • Participate as an ad hoc member of the Prevention TWG and AYP Subcommittee

Under the supervision of the State consultant support the LGA coordination and implementation of the LGA AYP plans:

  • Shall be directly responsible for the LGA implementation in 3-5 LGAs
  • Under the supervision of the state consultant provide technical assistance to the LGAs for the development of and implementation of monthly activities from the respective LGA plans
  • Support facilitation of monthly LGA team review meetings
  • Provide technical support/supervision of the LGA Team regarding all aspects of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGAs
  • Undertake supervisory field visits to LGA and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGAs under the supervision of the state consultant.

Under the guidance/supervision of the state consultant facilitate AYP disaggregated data generation and use at LGA levels:

  • Support LGA M&E Officers to ensure timely data collection (monthly and quarterly) from Service Delivery Points (SDPs), and collation at ward and LGAs, and ensure transmission to state
  • Facilitate standardized 2-way feedback mechanism with SDPs and LGA.

Under the guidance of the state consultant facilitate the review of the LGA plan:

  • Facilitate biannual LGA Plan review meeting;
  • Facilitate quarterly LGA feedback and advocacy meeting;

Under the guidance of the state LGA consultant facilitate community engagements and empowerment for sustainability:

  • Engage and work with new and existing community structures at all levels for increased community participation and ownership of AYP interventions and strengthen partnerships with key allies including Implementing partners, NGOs, CBOs, faith-based organizations, women and youth groups for effective use of networks to promote programme ownership and sustainability
  • Identify and advice the LGA on opportunities for further integration of AYP HIV services in to PHCUOR, SOML Initiative and other MCH platforms

Facilitate LGA demand creation activities:

  • Submit routine reports to the state consultant on the effective utilization of UNICEF funds as in planned LGA budgets.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly progress reports to state consultant using agreed templates
  • Contribute to documentation and research consultants reporting as required
  • Any other duties required for the successful completion of the project as assigned by Supervisors or authority of UNICEF Field Office

Expected Deliverables

  • Detailed LGA Work plans
  • LGA implementation plan/framework and templates for various deliverables
  • Report of LGA/community entry meetings
  • Inputs for monthly and quarterly reports (including data, dash board updates, inputs for documentation and research consults as on research and documentation plans)
  • Inputs for final report (with various components as on documentation plan).

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Basic University degree in public health, medical sciences, development areas or related field.

Years of Relevant Experience:

  • Two years or more experience in HIV and AIDS, gender, social protection or health programming, with proven record of working with adolescents and young people

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Communication- Speaks English fluently; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way. Fluency in local language is an added advantage
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

 

Job Title: State Lead Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOC
Job Number: 503174
Locations: Benue & Kaduna
Work Type : Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific required activities required to successfully rollout this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in the 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities, young people
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers (eg age of consent).
  • A State lead consultant is required to ensure a timely implementation of all planned activities and reporting of activities in the 2 states.

The Purpose of the Assignment

  • The Lead consultant shall be responsible for providing overall technical support and coordination of the project in the state, and provide direct support for implementation in 3-5 LGAs. (S) He will support and supervise the LGA consultant for implementation of the AYP interventions in the remaining LGAs in their state of assignment. The lead consultant shall ensure data collection and reporting to UNICEF on monthly and quarterly basis, organize feedback to relevant stake holders and also liaise with the research and documentation consultants for high quality documentation and research activities.
  • The consultant will work closely with, and support government partners to ensure transparency and program accountability, and facilitate knowledge transfer to government partners and community members in all the LGAs

Assignment Tasks

  • Support SACA in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the LGA AYP plans;
    • Provide technical assistance to SACA to develop a AYP plan implementation monitoring plan
    • Support the strengthening of the State and LGA coordination mechanism
    • Participate as an ad hoc member of the Prevention TWG and AYP Subcommittee
  • Work with the LGA consultant to support the LGA coordination and implementation of the LGA AYP plans;
    • Shall be directly responsible for the LGA implementation in 3-5 LGAs
    • Work with the LGA consultant to provide technical assistance to the LGAs for the development of and implementation of monthly activities from the respective LGA plans
    • Support facilitation of monthly LGA team review meetings
    • Provide technical support/supervision of the LGA Team regarding all aspects of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGA
    • Undertake supervisory field visits to LGA and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of adolescent HIV intervention s in the assigned LGAs in collaboration with the LGA consultant.
  • Provide supervision and support to the LGA consultant for AYP disaggregated data generation and use at state and LGA levels:
    • Work with the LGA consultant to support LGA M&E Officers to ensure timely data collection (monthly and quarterly) from Service Delivery Points (SDPs), and collation at ward and LGAs, and ensure transmission to state
    • Facilitate standardized 2-way feedback mechanism with SDPs and LGA & LGA and State
  • Provide technical support to the review of the LGA plan:
    • Support biannual LGA Plan review meeting;
    • Support quarterly LGA feedback and advocacy meeting;
  • Provide Technical support to the LGA consultant for the facilitation of community engagement and empowerment for sustainability;
    • Engage and work with new and existing community structures at all levels for increased community participation and ownership of AYP interventions and strengthen partnerships with key allies including Implementing partners, NGOs, CBOs, faith-based organizations, women and youth groups for effective use of networks to promote programme ownership and sustainability
    • Identify and advice the LGA and state on opportunities for further integration of AYP HIV services in to PHCUOR, SOML Initiative and other MCH platforms
    • Support LGA demand creation activities
  • Facilitate, in coordination with UNICEF Field Office, the effective use of UNICEF funds for the intervention at the State and LGA levels.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly progress reports aligned to time frames for documentation and Research consultants to UNICEF
  • Any other duties required for the successful completion of the project as assigned by Supervisors or authority of UNICEF Field Office.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Documentation plan/framework and templates
  • Detailed Work plan
  • Report of inception meeting with state stakeholders
  • Monthly and quarterly reports (including data, dash board updates, inputs for documentation and research consults as on research and documentation plans)
  • One final report (with various components as on documentation plan)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Development areas or related field.

Years of relevant experience:

  • Five years or more experience in HIV and AIDS, gender, social protection or health programming, with proven record of working with adolescents and young people

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Communication- Speaks English fluently; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way. Fluency in local language is an added advantage
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Closing Date
9th March, 2017.

Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) Jobs in Benue State

Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 1997 in Otukpo – Benue State to address the socio-economic and health concerns of the people of Benue and other poor communities in Nigeria. OCAG is dedicated to empowering vulnerable and marginalized communities in Benue State and beyond through advocacy / policy influencing, reproductive health messaging and referrals, capacity building, household economic strengthening and program /services delivery across the broad spectrum of HIV/AIDS.

OCAG is about to start the implementation of an integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea (ICCM) in partnership with Christian Aid and funding from DFID/UKAid subject to signing of contract agreement.
In view of this, Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) is requesting applications from only qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: 
Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management Officer
Location:
 Benue
Job Descriptions

  • The role will be responsible to develop, promote effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, centered on impact and outcomes; create conditions so that learning is fed into programme decision-making across the 2 LGAs.
  • Use participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation for effective project implementation and results.
  • Encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning needs using Monitoring and Evaluation findings.
  • The role will develop and strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation systems to allow for effective, accurate reporting for decision making and project implementation, encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning needs using Monitoring and Evaluation findings, communicate project successes and learning through traditional and innovative approaches.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree, preferably in Statistics or the Social Sciences.
  • At least 3 years NGO experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation with good knowledge of public health management challenges in Nigeria, particularly in the areas of research, implementation, project management and community development programmes, as well as health policy.
  • Experience of monitoring, evaluation, research and Learning and project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • Understanding of reporting requirements of institutional donors such as DFID, Global Fund, EU and USAID.
  • Hands-on experience supporting community based development programmes. Experience of building the M&E skills and capacity of others
  • Knowledge and experience using statistical software such as SPSS, Epi-info; STATA) and handheld digital data collection platform e.g KoBo collect.
  • Ability to use data management and information systems such as DHIS and digital data platforms for real time data entry, analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to produce quality reports, case studies and health advocacy briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent organization at state and local levels

Desirable Criteria

  • Ability to incorporate gender analysis and inclusion and community health work.
  • Familiarity with DFID/UKAid funding and reporting requirements
  • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria
  • Ability to produce case studies and advocacy briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information.
  • Local language knowledge a plus.
  • Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and work well in a team.

Job Title: Project /Logistics Officer
Location: 
Benue
Job Description

  • The post holder will be responsible for ensuring effective project implementation and management of ICCM commodities at community and LGA levels.
  • The post will manage collaborations with focal persons in the LGA (CORPs, LLHFWs etc) and State CMS.
  • S/he will provide technical support on effective management of commodities including tracking of commodities, compliance with storage and distribution, utilization and reporting of logistics data.
  • H/She will work with Christian Aid’s State Programme Coordinator to ensure timely distribution of commodities to health facilities.
  • The role will be responsible for effective management of commodities including tracking of commodities, compliance with storage and distribution, utilization and reporting of logistics data, ensure project activities are delivered on time, within approved budget and in compliance with standard protocols, policies and national guidelines. The role will maintain strong relationships through effective communication between organization, partners (donors and funders), LGAs and Central Medical Store (CMS).
  • The role will ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements and contribution made to other team members in the development and implementation of community based volunteers’ capacity development and training.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Basic Health or any related field. S/he must have at least 3 years’ experience of working with an indigenous or international NGO.
  • Experience in strengthening health commodities logistics management systems at local and state level.
  • Extensive understanding of the national response to health care delivery and health policies, integrated community case management of childhood illnesses and maternal health.
  • Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive and inclusive programming
  • Experience of managing donor-funded projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate project progress reports to a wide audience
  • English fluency and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Local language knowledge a plus.
  • Familiarity with ICCM national guidelines desirable

Desirable Criteria:

  • Skills and experience in state and local advocacy and lobbying processes
  • Familiarity with Donor funding and reporting requirements
  • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria
  • Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and work well in a team.

Remuneration
Attractive.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter and CV’s to: ocagrecruit16@gmail.com (stating the position as subject of the mail).

Application Deadline  10th October, 2016.

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