Vacancy Announcement: 8 Positions across Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Oyo States

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions under the USAID (ARFH LOPIN-Region 1) OVC Project.

  1. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OFFICER – (to cover Rivers &Akwa Ibom States)

Reports to Technical Advisor, Special Duties, TASD

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Job Profile

Successful candidate will provide support to the ARFH-LOPIN 1 Akwa-Ibom and Rivers States’ project offices in ensuring the implementation of the program objectives, monitoring, reporting and supervision.

Job Responsibilities

Assist the State Project Coordinators to carry out the following functions:

  • Provide technical assistance to Community Quality Improvement Teams (CQIT)
  • Conduct supervisory monitoring visits to CBOs and Service Delivery Points, to ensure compliance with National Service Standards.
  • Maintain a database and track school enrolment/re-enrolment, retention and progression, including the girl child education.
  • Strengthen capacity of CBOs and Caregivers on Better Parenting Skills.
  • Participate in the preparation of CBOs for Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS) exercise.
  • Provide guidance on referrals for the uptake of services and participate actively in referral coordination meetings
  • Facilitate the tracking and achievement of OVC Indicators
  • Track Care Plan Achievement within the context of Graduation Benchmarks
  • Provide oversights on HES, VSLA, CCT, CBHIS and Communal Business activities.
  • Participate in the drafting and implementation of approved workplans
  • Assist in the timely and efficient coordination of the ARFH-LOPIN 1 project activities in Akwa-Ibom and Rivers States.
  • Participate in advocacy meetings and documentation of success stories.
  • Undertake periodic visits to program sites within the selected Local Government Areas and Wards in Akwa-Ibom and Rivers States
  • Support the mentorship of CBOs staff on program supervision and grant management.
  • Assist the State Project Coordinators to provide technical and administrative support to CBOs.
  • Implement other project duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinators and Management.

Qualification:

A Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences with at least 6years cognate experience, in programming for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Households in Nigeria. Applicants are required to be familiar with strategies for the strengthening of community structures and systems at LGA and State levels. Essential requirement is deepened understanding of Case Management Plans, Child Safeguarding Practices and Service delivery standards.

 

  1. Assistant Finance Officer (Grants)

Reports to Finance and Grant Manager

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State.

Job Profile

Successful candidate will provide support to the ARFH-LOPIN 1 Finance and Grant Manager at the Headquarters in Ibadan offices in the management of CBOs’ Finances.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist to review the monthly liquidations received from the CBOs on Institutional support funds
  • Update the CBOs funds accountability Statements (FAS) on monthly basis.
  • Review the bank reconciliation statements submitted by the CBOs on monthly basis.
  • Work closely with program team and support other staff for effective operation of ARFH LOPIN Region 1 project activities.
  • File up documents relating to CBOs on grant management and other financial documents into the appropriate files.
  • Assist with the administration of all funds disbursement processes to the CBOs.
  • Assist with the CBOs proper record keeping.
  • Work closely with the Finance and Grant Manager to improve and maintain adequate grant management processes.
  • Support in other grant management processes as at when necessary.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned

Qualification:

Applicants must have first degree/HND in Accounting. Also required is a minimum of 2 years working experience, strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks, good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in USAID grants work and familiarity with Nigerian NGOs contractual procedures.

 

  1. Assistant Finance Officer (Financials)

Reports to Finance Officer

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State.

Job Profile

Successful candidate will provide support to the ARFH-LOPIN 1 Finance Officer at the Headquarters in Ibadan offices in the processing of financial transactions and recording into QuickBooks accounting software.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in processing all approved payments in line with standard practices with appropriate supporting documents
  • Support in raising payment vouchers, filing of payment vouchers and retirements JVs.
  • Assist in the logistics in preparation for and during workshops.
  • Posting of daily transactions (Income & Expenditure) using QuickBooks Package.
  • Assist in banking transactions
  • Daily recording into Payment Vouchers & Journal Vouchers Registers
  • Filing up documents relating to all payments into the appropriate files.
  • Support in other financial management processes as at when necessary
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned

Qualification:

Applicants must have first degree/HND in Accounting. Also required is a minimum of 2 years working experience, strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks, good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in USAID grants work and familiarity with Nigerian NGOs contractual procedures.

 

  1. Assistant Program Officer (3 Positions)

Reports to State Program Advisor/Coordinator

Location: Lagos, Rivers &Akwa Ibom States.

Job Profile

Successful candidate will provide support to the ARFH-LOPIN 1 State Program Advisor/Coordinator in the State Offices in the provision of quality services to Caregivers and Vulnerable Children.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in direct management and coordination of all project activities in the state, in line with the project implementation plan.
  • Assist in ensuring that all project activities in project states meet effective programming standards and best practices established by ARFH, USAID PEPFAR and the Nigerian Government especially the Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
  • Assist in strengthening technical capacity of CBOs, LGAs and SMWASD in OVC programming, service provision and governance.
  • Assist the State Program Advisor/Coordinatoron project activities to ensure successful implementation of family centered and community based approach
  • Assist in providing supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching for CBO program officers and M & E officers.
  • Represent the organization at meetings with government agencies, other implementing partners, service providers, LGA OVC Technical Working group and State OVC Steering Committee meetings etc. as may be directed by the State Program Advisor/Coordinator
  • Work to Support community level child protection activities.
  • Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in program, activities and reports
  • Participate in the preparation of CBOs for Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS) exercise.
  • Provide guidance on referrals for the uptake of services and participate actively in referral coordination meetings
  • Facilitate the tracking and achievement of OVC Indicators
  • Track Care Plan Achievement within the context of Graduation Benchmarks
  • Provide oversights on HES, VSLA, CCT, CBHIS and Communal Business activities.
  • Participate in the drafting and implementation of approved workplans
  • Assist in providing timely update on grant work plan progress.
  • Assist in project monitoring, reporting and documentation
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the line Manager/Management

Qualification:

A Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences with at least 3years cognate experience, in programming for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Households in Nigeria. Applicants are required to be familiar with strategies for the strengthening of community structures and systems at LGA and State levels. Essential requirement is good understanding of Case Management Plans, Child Safeguarding Practices and Service delivery standards.

 

  1. Assistant Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer (2 Positions)

Reports to State M&E Officer

Location: Rivers &Akwa Ibom States.

Job Profile

Successful candidate will provide support to the ARFH-LOPIN 1 State M&E Officers in the State Offices in the monitoring and evaluation of service provision to Caregivers and Vulnerable Children.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities and ensure that strategies are implemented according to plan
  • Assist the State M&E Officer to achieve project objectives.
  • Work with other project staff and sub-recipients to ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are carried out appropriately to meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.
  • Make presentations to stakeholders at both technical and non-technical sessions on program achievements and deliverables.
  • Represent and make appropriate presentation at professional meetings, conferences.
  • Assist in the development and design of the M&E framework, tools and project M&E plans.
  • Provide continuous technical assistance on data management to project management team.
  • Assist to ensure regular maintenance of database/information system.
  • Contribute effectively at national and sub-national levels to OVC Management Information system strengthening forum.
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification and validation and data quality assessments (DQAs).
  • Prepare the state quarterly project reports
  • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams, and conduct operational research activities.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned.

Qualification:

A University degree in any of the following related field: Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics, Demography and Public Health. A master’s degree in public health will be an added advantage. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in OVC or related fields and programs in developing countries: and working experience with USAID or any other donor funded programs is desirable. Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applicants should fill the ONLINE FORM at https://bit.ly/2MLXBpr  AND also send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and other credentials with a cover letter (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org on/or before Monday, July 16th, 2018. Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees. Please provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).