VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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 seek applications from qualified persons for the following position in a newly awarded USAID funded OVC project: Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award in Lagos State. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. All the vacancies are in the Lagos Office.

1.   Strategic Information Manager (SI Manager) – 1 Position

The Strategic Information Manager will provide oversight functions to the Strategic Information Officers as well as guidance on project monitoring and evaluation, reporting to the DSI, with compliance to the USAID reporting requirements. He will ensure that data/reports are submitted to the Program and Strategic Information Directors in a timely manner. The information will be used to highlight important programmatic gaps and coordinate with program management and others in addressing these gaps. 100% of his time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

Reports to Director, Strategic Information with following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, implementation and supervision of monitoring and evaluation activities for OVC project in Lagos State and at local government levels with primary-focus on community-based activities;
  • Ensure that all M & E documents and plans for the OVC project are in place.
  • Work directly with CBO and implementing partners to facilitate the implementation of high quality M and E system for OVC activities;
  • Work closely with program, finance and grant management team to ensure synergy relevant to the implementation and documentation of  OVC project activities;
  • Develop, review and ensure correct implementation of all OVC project  activities as a subset of national M and E plan; as well as monitor the use of and inform necessary modification to M and E tools;
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation reporting activities of the OVC project, including review of field reports to ensure they reflect real achievements.
  • Ensures implementation of project performance monitoring plan (PMP).
  • Conduct capacity building programmes for partners on monitoring and evaluation issues.
  • Ensure implementation of all research work including operations research, studies, data collation and analysis for the project
  • Coordinate all learning and knowledge sharing activities with partners at community, LGA and state levels
  • Support timely and accurate data reporting via NOMIS. 

Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in health and or public-health oriented field, epidemiology, statistics, health informatics or related social science.
  • Also required is experience working with CBOs and USAID funded programs.
  • Excellent computer skills in Ms Office suite and M & E softwares: Stata, SPSS, NOMIS etc is compulsory. Must be able to analyze data to inform programme decisions.

2.   Strategic Information Officers (SI Officers) – 2 Positions

SI Officers will be engaged to assist the SI Manger and provide mentorship, coaching and hands on learning to SMWASD, LGA and CBOs. They will be involved in supervisory monitoring of project activities and provide concentrated capacity building support to the service providers in terms of the expeditious data collection and reporting as required by USAID. In addition, they are to support in strengthening the public private partnership at State and Local Government levels. The SI Officers will also backstop for the SI Manager where necessary. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Involve in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation  activities and ensure that strategies are implemented according to plan
  • 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.
  • Support 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.
  • 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.

Qualification:

  • A Degree in Social Sciences or medical field with at least 3 years post National Youth Service experience, which must include at least 2 years in programming for OVC, health, education and sub granting. Also, preferred are knowledge of public sector, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders. An MPH is an added advantage. 
  • Excellent computer skills in Ms Office suite and M & E software: Stata, SPSS, NOMIS etc is compulsory. Must be able to analyze data to inform programme decisions

3.   Finance & Grants Manager (F&GM) – 1 Position

The FGM will work closely with finance team headed by the DFO to improve and maintain financial management policies, systems, structures, and procedures. He/she will plan and supervise work of the finance and grants staff including tracking and monitoring of procurements and expenditures. The FGM will also review program/project proposals to ensure technical compliance and consistency with organizational program principles and donor funding criteria. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

Reports to Director, Finance and Operations with following responsibilities:

Finance Duties:   

  • Prepare and track budget, liability, and capital accounts and monitor financial status.
  • Manage fund disbursements (payment vouchers, cheques, and other banking transactions).
  • Ensure compliance with internal control and adherence to donors’ financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepare accurate and timely bank reconciliation statements, accounts payable, and account receivables, balance sheet and other reports for submission to donors, management and, internal and external auditors.
  • Efficiently manage payroll and monthly local statutory returns ( i.e. payee, pensions, etc)
  • Coordinate activities of accounting staff and provide necessary mentoring to subordinates.
  • Work closely with program team and support other staff for effective operation of ARFH ICHSSA project activities.
  • Ensures proper record keeping and manages data base backups.

Grant Management Duties:

  • Identify and mitigate the program risks.
  • Collect and review financial reports from sub-recipients and provide necessary mentoring
  • Review grant compliance controls with respect to the terms and conditions of the donor.
  • Conduct grant reviews of OVC operations.
  • Conduct oversight visits to sub-recipients and partners
  • Provide guidance to project team regarding best grant management practices that minimize risk to the grant.

Qualifications:

Degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field plus any of the following professional accounting certification: ACA or ACCA or CPA. At least 7 years experience in grant management in a dynamic & multi-cultural international non-Governmental organization setting, excellent accounting and auditing skills. Knowledge of USAID and other international donor rules and regulations as related to contracts and cooperative agreements; working knowledge of OMB Circulars. Good computer skills in Ms Office and accounting software- QuickBooks are highly essential.

4.   Grants Officer (GO) – 1 Position

The GO will provide support to the F&GM in the management of CBOs’ finances. He/she will review the disbursements to and liquidations received from CBOs, update the CBO’s fund accountability statements monthly while assisting the CBOs to improve and maintain adequate grant management processes.100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific/Job Responsibilities:

The position will assume direct responsibility for managing all the Sub-grants’ financial, logistics, and administrative support functions for the project including the following:

  • 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 or other related Social sciences.

Also required is a minimum of 3 years working experience, strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks, good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in managing USAID grants and familiarity with Nigerian NGOs contractual procedures and a relevant higher degree will enhance applicant’s chances.

5.   Finance Officer (FO) – 1 Position

The FO will be responsible for supervising all banking transactions, preparation of PVs and writing of cheques, posting of PVs and preparation of financial reports. He/she is responsible for budget tracking, reviewing posted accounting transactions in the QuickBooks, bank statements reconciliation, and preparation of staff payroll. The FO will also be in charge of making requisition for funds, reimbursements and involvement in the capacity building of the Community Based Organizations on Financial management. He/she is to keep financial records and produce financial reports for audits. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific/Job Responsibilities:

The position will assume direct responsibility for managing all the financial, logistics, and administrative support functions for the project including the following:

  • Process all approved payments in line with standard practices with appropriate supporting documents
  • Provide administrative and technical support to the Grant unit to ensure that all CBO advances are retired and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis.
  • Assist in the logistics in preparation for and during workshops.
  • Filling of retired payment vouchers with supporting documents.
  • Posting of daily transactions (Income & Expenditure) using QuickBooks Package.
  • Carrying out banking transaction and recording of daily lodgment and withdrawers

Qualification:

Applicants must have first degree/HND in Accounting or other related Social sciences.  Also required is a minimum of 3 years working experience, strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks, good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in managing USAID grants and familiarity with Nigerian NGOs contractual procedures and a relevant higher degree will enhance applicant’s chances.

6.   Compliance Manager (CM) – 1 Position

The Compliance Manager who also is the Audit Manager identifies potential risk areas and internal control flaws in the course of implementation and audit and submits timely reports and implementable recommendations on audits carried out. The CM will also continually review controls for adequacy and ensure controls established are strictly adhered to and in line with the guiding objectives of the grant and the Organization. The CM is responsible for investigations of fraud allegations, mismanagement or loss of assets etc. The CM also serves as the liaison with the external auditors. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

Reports to President/CEO with following responsibilities:

  • Review grant management activities to ensure that financial guideline of funder organizations and other control procedures on grant management on the project are functioning effectively.
  • Carry out financial support of sub recipients and CBOs through supportive supervision, coaching and mentoring and oversight visits
  • Carry out internal control assessments and site visits to determine weaknesses and their impact on the grant
  • Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations/management action plans.
  • Carry out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets etc.
  • Ensure that projects can function at a high level of quality while delivering value for money services
  • Work with Programme, M & E and finance teams to ensure efficient usage of grant’s funds.

Qualifications:

Degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field plus any of the following professional accounting certification: ACA or ACCA or CPA.At least 7 years experience in grant management in a dynamic & multi-cultural international NGO setting, excellent accounting and auditing skills. Knowledge of USAID and other international donor rules and regulations as related to contracts and cooperative agreements; working knowledge of OMB Circulars. Good computer skills in Ms Office and accounting software- QuickBooks are highly essential.

7.   Assistant Compliance Officer (ACO) – 1 Position

The ACO supports the CM in pre and post payment review of payment documents (PVs, JVs and retirement documents. He/she will help in ensuring compliance to established controls in implementation of the grant in accordance with the guiding objectives of the grant and the Organization. Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations/ management action plans and works with the Program, Strategic Information and Finance teams to ensure efficient, efficient and compliant grant management. 100% of his time per annum is chargeable to the project. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Reports to Compliance with following responsibilities:

  • Review grant management activities to ensure that financial guideline of funder organizations and other control procedures on grant management on the project are functioning effectively.
  • Carry out financial support of sub recipients and CBOs through supportive supervision, coaching and mentoring and oversight visits
  • Carry out internal control assessments and site visits to determine weaknesses and their impact on the grant
  • Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations/management action plans.
  • Carry out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets etc.
  • Ensure that projects can function at a high level of quality while delivering value for money services
  • Work with Programme, M & E and finance teams to ensure efficient usage of grant’s funds.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have first degree/HND in Accounting or other related Social sciences.  At least 2 years experience in grant management in a Nigerian NGO setting, with excellent accounting and auditing skills. Also required are strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks with good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in managing USAID grants and a relevant higher degree will enhance applicant’s chances.

8.   Administrative Officer (AO) – 1 Position

The AO, reporting to the DFO will be responsible for the day-to-day secretarial and administrative functions e.g. Insurance. He/she will be responsible for HR and Personnel matters as well as the supervision of the drivers and project vehicles and inventory management. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide necessary administrative and secretarial supports to the project.
  • Take notes and dictations at meetings and transcribes; ensuring that spellings, punctuations are correct.
  • Arrange appointments and receives visitors, places and screen telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, where necessary.
  • Arrange logistics for seminars/workshops and meetings, both internal and external, some involving high ranking officials and take minutes and/or notes.
  • Prepares correspondences, documents and reports; including routing memo for repairs and services.
  • Receives, screens, logs and routes correspondences, attaching necessary background information and maintains follow up action.
  • Maintain contacts, including names, addresses and telephone numbers of stakeholders in government, NGOs, private sector, diplomatic corps and donor organizations.
  • Maintain appropriate filing systems for the project.
  • Provide technical oversight for receptionist, domestic assistants, etc.
  • Handling of petty cash transactions and fuel retainer-ship; including preparation of petty cash analysis for reimbursement
  • Prepare phone reimbursement to staff and keep track of payments.
  • Maintains inventory register for fixed assets and office supplies/consumables for the project and regular updates when necessary.
  • Documentation and report writing during meetings, seminars and workshops.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor degree or HND in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or Social Sciences with Master degree in related fields. At least 3 years cognate experience.  She/He should also possess excellent oral and written skills in English language, proficiency in current office software applications (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), and experience in multi-cultural setting will be added advantage.

9.   IT Officer – 1 Position

The IT Officer, reporting to the DFO will provide first and second level hardware maintenance & upgrades; ensure the reliability of the local communications system: e-mail & Internet, and take regular backups of all local data. Keep an up to date inventory of all IT hardware & software. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Job/Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance in the formulation of annual IT plan, IT maintenance schedule, IT policy review and emergency response procedures.
  • Process service level agreements with IT service providers/companies.
  • Implements IT security policies; effective deployment and management of anti-virus systems, fortification of Wi-Fi and souring and installation of quality software packages.
  • Ensures volume licensing of approved softwares including client access licenses for servers for the organization.
  • Installs and configures network devices and hardware’s for proper functioning of internet and intercom services within the office.
  • Efficiently manages procurement of IT equipment including LAN/back-end infrastructure, internet subscriptions etc for the office.
  • Maintains highest quality of customer services to all sections within the office and all project partners.
  • Provides IT assistance during workshop, trainings and meetings as deemed necessary by management.
  • Provides IT technical support services to the office by providing computer training to all end users.
  • Ensures effective network connection and maintains the entire local area network installed at the office including IT equipments and computer accessories/peripherals.
  • Manages ARFH website upgrading, maintenance and updating activities.
  • Monitors and ensures the main and back-up servers, switches, routers, wireless access points for the office internet system are functioning efficiently.
  • Conducts electrical safety checks on computer equipment, ensures adequate power protection and electrical back – up needs for the office IT systems.
  • Ensures timely and proper maintenance of institutional email system as well as approved group addresses on all systems.
  • Provides support and procedural documentation of IT inventory including movements, additions, deletions and temporary allocations of IT equipments and relevant reports.
  • Provides support in other areas including use of web based platforms, share points and introduction of new softwares and technologies.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a University degree, preferably in Computer Engineering, Electrical electronic or Computer Science. Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in the use and maintenance of office computers, operating systems, applications, and network and communication technologies in reputable NGOS or medium-large sized organizations. Have a good understanding USAID funded project’s policies and procedures. Well-developed investigative, analytical and problem solving skills. Microsoft, Cisco related certifications are a distinct advantage as well as knowledge of other essential office softwares. Ability to show understanding and patience in communicating with technology users is also essential.

10. Procurement Officer (PO) – 1 Position

The PO, reporting to the DFO, will take responsibility for assisting in the procurement process by providing support for adherence to the best practice and the organization’s approved procurement guidelines. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Job/Responsibilities:

  • take the lead in the process for prequalifying vendors.
  • be responsible for working with all departments to determine their procurement needs,
  • ensure timely advertisement for quotations from prequalified vendors and certifying the timely delivery of procured goods and services per specifications in the orders.
  • Invite, assess and award/recommend Supplier tenders, bids, quotations and proposals.
  • take responsibility for organizing the Procurement Committee meetings and taking minutes.
  • Prepare and maintain purchasing records, reports and price lists
  • Assist in the development of specifications for equipment, materials and services to be purchased.
  • Efficiently manages procurement of IT equipment including LAN/back-end infrastructure, internet subscriptions etc for the office.
  • Maintains highest quality of procurement services to all sections within the office and all project partners.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a University degree, preferably in Economics, Supply Chain Management and/or related fields. Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in procurement in reputable NGOS or medium-large sized organizations. Well-developed procurement experience. Ability to show understanding and patience in communicating with Vendors is also essential.

11. Front Desk Officer/Receptionist (FDO) – 1 Position

The FDO will serve as the face of the organization, receiving visitors and interacting with visiting stakeholders. He/she will support to implement administrative and secretarial system for the project and also provide logistics and administrative support to the Admin Officer. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all visitors are welcomed in an appropriate manner and that all visits are properly logged and referred to the appropriate quarter
  • Receive all deliveries (including mail) and maintain an appropriate record of all deliveries that come in and leave the office
  • Receives phone calls and keeps accounts of all inquiries and direct them to the appropriate departments
  • Maintain a log of calls received and take messages where appropriate, in the instance that the target audience is unable to take the call
  • Liaise with the security team to ensure that entrance to the office is properly monitored and that all visits are appropriately logged
  • Liaise with the communications team to ensure that adequate information are appropriately logged.

Qualifications

Minimum qualification of B.Sc/HND in Business Admin, Social Sciences. At least two years relevant experience in NGOs and service organizations. Must have excellent customer service skills, excellent organizational skills, proven communication skills, good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages,

12. Security & Maintenance Assistant (S&MA) – 1 Position

The S&MA will be responsible for supervising the provision of security to the grant office, being abreast of the general security situation of the grant operational areas, providing security briefing and training to staff, providing logistical support for staff in threatening situations/locations. He/she will also take responsibility for the maintenance of communication and office operation equipment and general office upkeep. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all assets and equipment are well maintained.
  • Maitain a Log book of all repairs and maintenance.
  • Cordinate all matters relating to provision of security services to the office
  • Receives phone calls and keeps accounts of all inquiries and direct them to the appropriate departments
  • Liaise with Government Security Agencies for updates, to ensure safety of staff and implementing partners in project communities/LGAs.
  • Liaise with the security team to ensure that entrance to the office is properly monitored and that all visits are appropriately logged
  • Liaise with the communications team to ensure that adequate information are appropriately logged
  • Provide any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum qualification of B.Sc/HND in Business Admin, Social Sciences. At least two years relevant experience in NGOs and service organizations. Must have excellent customer service skills, excellent organizational skills, proven communication skills, good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages,

13. Transport Officers – 5 Positions

The TOs will provide transportation support to staff for project activities and handle vehicle fuelling and maintenance, and ensure adherence to organization’s transport and security policies. 100% of their time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Job/Responsibilities: 

  • Provide transportation support to staff or project activities.
  • Handle vehicle fueling and maintenance, and ensure adherence to organization’s transport and security policies.
  • Provide logistical support as requested by the project office (line manager).

Qualifications:

  • Level of Education – SSCE, Diploma
  • Certification of driver mechanic trade test and professional experience in vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • At least 4 years of professional driving  with valid Nigerian Driver’s license and with NGOs
  • Good spoken and written skills in English language with at least one local language predominant in the state.

14. Knowledge &Communications Officer (KCO) – 1 Position

The KCO, reports to the Chief of Party will be responsible for projecting the image of the grant by providing awareness of implemented activities as well as management of the grant’s webpage; e-bulletin, social media handle, and online learning community, ensuring that activities delivered are on schedule and to budget standards. He will manage ARFH-ICHSSA’s public relations, interfacing with media houses and their representatives to ensure appropriate, timely and accurate reporting and publicity of ICHSSA’s activities. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare a Communication Strategic Plan for the Project.
  • The incumbent will play active role in writing of the Project’s Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual reports as well as any other Progress Report.
  • Prepare, edit and publish contents for the ARFH website, ensuring that contents and updates meet acceptable editorial standards
  • Work with relevant State teams/focal persons to identify, highlight and publish the Project and donor success stories, lessons learnt and best practices
  • Work with the media to create publicity and visibility for implemented projects at respective locations across the country
  • Manage the Project’s public relations, interfacing with media houses and their representatives to ensure appropriate, rapid, timely and accurate reporting and publicity of  the Project activities
  • Drive the timely preparation and publication of the Project’s quarterly newsletter, with a view to informing ARFH stakeholders and other publics on the strides being made by ARFH in the implementation of OVC care and support.
  • Advise the Project Management on how to improve and better promote the publicity and visibility of the project implemented activities.
  • Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  • Provide support in website management and related activities.
  • Recommend appropriate information and communication materials for use in media, and other advocacy and communication activities; recommend the appropriateness, quality and dissemination of printed and audio-visual materials.
  • Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials for briefing visit of media and other special groups (e.g., films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit. Assist in the planning, logistics and administrative arrangement for them
  • Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or any other relevant degree (a Master’s degree in Communication Arts will be an added advantage)
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in a similar position, preferably with a non-governmental organization on OVC, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria or any other donor funded program, preferably with significant background in program management.
  • Publishing skills and website management required strongly.

15. Personal Assistant to the Chief of Party (PA to COP) – 1 Position

He/she will be responsible for composing correspondence, maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings, taking notes and dictations, coordination of travel arrangements, local transportation and accommodation for the COP as directed. He/she will understand the grant’s business and be able to assist COP’s visitors to the extent possible, place and screen telephone calls and ensure arrangements for official functions and public relations activities are fully coordinated.100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide necessary administrative and secretarial supports to the COP.
  • Take notes and dictations at meetings and transcribes; ensuring that spellings, punctuations are correct.
  • Arrange appointments and receives visitors, places and screen telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, where necessary.
  • Prepares correspondences, documents and reports on behalf of the COP
  • Receives, screens, logs and routes correspondences, attaching necessary background information and maintains follow up action.
  • Maintain contacts, including names, addresses and telephone numbers of stakeholders in government, NGOs, private sector, diplomatic corps and donor organizations.
  • Maintain appropriate filing systems for the COP
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor degree or HND in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or Social Sciences with Master degree in related fields. At least 2 years cognate experience.  She/He should also possess excellent oral and written skills in English language, proficiency in current office software applications (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), and experience in multi-cultural setting will be added advantage.

16. State Program Manager–Gender/Adolescent & Positive Youth Development (SPM) – 1 Position

The State Program Manager, reports to the Director of Programs will provide programmatic, technical and financial responsibility for state level leadership and management of and reporting on ARFH-ICHSSA program activities, making decisions and solving problems in short time-frames while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity and serving as the program’s first point of interface with USAID on routine and strategic matters. This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, Government of Nigeria stakeholders at the National, State, and LGA levels, community and local stakeholder groups, other international implementing partners, and USG and other agencies.100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for direct management and coordination of all project activities in the state, in line with the project proposal and implementation plan.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Provide support to stakeholders at State, LGA and CBO levels to develop  state specific workplans to address identified needs of OVC
  • Carry out advocacy to integrate budget for OVC activities into state and LGA annual budget
  • Strengthen technical capacity of CBOs, LGAs and State in OVC programming, service provisions and governance.
  • Review CBO Retirements (Institutional & Program Activities) on monthly basis and sign the Combined Payment and Certification report before sending to HQ before sending to PMT.
  • Coordinate state project activities to ensure successful implementation of family centered and community based approach
  • Provide supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching for OVC desk officers, M & E officers, and LGA social welfare officers.
  • Provide technical leadership for needs assessments and design activities to ensure implementation of innovative approaches including mainstreaming of PMTCT into OVC activities.
  • Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities and reports
  • Write quality Project Performance Reports to provide routine updates.
  • Participate in project review meetings, project monitoring, reporting and documentation
  • Serve as focal point on gender issues on the ICHSSA project.
  • Review ICHSSA Project documents, implementation plans and processes with a ‘gender lens’ to make sure they are gender sensitive
  • Collaborate with the M&E team to conduct robust analysis of gender constraints facing men, women, boys and girls within the target beneficiary population; recommend gender initiatives needed to meet program targets and goals
  • Develop the strategic approach for gender mainstreaming on the ICHSSA project.
  • Develop / adapt manuals on gender mainstreaming, gender norms and gender based violence for use on the ICHSSA project.
  • Work with staff and CBOs to ensure that gender considerations are fully integrated into the program design and activities, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Facilitate gender sensitization trainings for staff and CBOs.

Qualification:

A Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences with at least 6 years cognate experience, which must include at least 3years in Programming for OVC, and Sub granting to CBOs. Also, preferred are knowledge of health programs with the Nigeria public sector, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders. An MPH is an added advantage.

17. Senior Program Officer-Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare Services (SPO-P&MHS) – 1 Position

The SPO-P&MHS, reports to the State Program Manager. S/he will assist in direct management and coordination of all project activities in the State, in line with the project implementation plan. He/she should have experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support of, PMTCT, HIV/TB, and OVC. Play leading roles in the timely provision of prophylaxis to HIV Exposed Infants (HEI) and uptake of TB Preventive Therapy (TPT), in addition to completion of Immunization against childhood diseases.100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and track regular attendance of Antenatal Clinics by enrolled pregnant women and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) of HIV Exposed Infants (HEI).
  • Provide specialized and differentiated services to Children and Adolescents Living with HIV (CLHIV/ALHIV) based on the identified needs.
  • Facilitate disclosure, Partner Notification and confidential tracking of partners of ALHIV and linking them to treatment.
  • Liaise with Health Officials and treatment partners to ensure seamless uptake of services by CLHIV and PLHIV and routine monitoring of Viral Load.
  • Provide Reproductive Health Education and counselling to AGYW and Caregivers for optimal treatment outcome.
  • Participate in Community and facility Case Findings and link the newly diagnosed CLHIV/ALHIV/PLHIV to treatment.
  • Provide technical assistance to stakeholders at State, LGA and CBO levels to integrate Paediatric & Maternal Healthcare Services in their workplans and annual budgets.
  • Facilitate the successful implementation of Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare activities by CSO sub-grantees.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for CSOs providing Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare services on ICHSSA.
  • Adapt National tools for the monitoring of Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare services and participate in the design of the baseline study.
  • Identify and implement approaches to overcome challenges in the uptake of ART by CLHIV/PLHIV.
  • Develop workplans for Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare services, track progress and write reports.

Qualification:

A Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences or related disciplines with at least 5years cognate experience, which must include at least 2 years in providing Pediatric and Maternal Care services. Also, preferred are knowledge of health programs with the Nigeria public sector, health system, and NGOs/CBOs. An MPH is added advantage.

18. Program Officer-Social Services & Sub Population Care (PO-SS&SPC) – 1 Position

The PO-SS&SPC. Reports to the State Program Manager will assist in direct management and coordination of all project activities in the state, in line with the project implementation plan. He/she will assist in ensuring that all project activities in project state 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. He/she will assist in strengthening technical capacity of CBOs, LGAs and State in OVC programming, service provision and governance as well as provide guidance on referrals for the uptake of services and participate actively in referral coordination meetings.100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensures 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.
  • Provide support to stakeholders at State, LGA and CBO levels to develop state specific workplans to address identified needs of OVC Develop the HIV Prevention, Care & Support components of sub-recipient request for CSO applications; ensure opportunities exist for integration with other aspects of the ICHSSA program.
  • Support the development of technically sound CSO proposals that leverage existing materials and ensure an appropriate behavior change communication strategy for priority HIV Prevention Care & Support behaviors using existing change agents.
  • Oversee and ensure the successful implementation of HIV Prevention Care & Support activities by CSO sub-grantees.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for CSO implementing HIV Prevention Care & Support consistent with the program proposal, Nigerian OVC Service Delivery Standards, other GON and evidence-based/promising approaches.
  • Assure appropriate engagement with the formal and community health systems and structures.
  • Support the development of functional referral networks for vulnerable groups.
  • Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on implementation of HIV Prevention Care & Support activities and use of project resources to achieve expected results.
  • Contribute to the development/update and monitoring of HIV Prevention Care & Support indicators and tools particularly those required by PEPFAR and the Nigerian OVC M&E Plan.
  • Ensure the exchange of lessons learned and experiences and promote coordination between ARFH/LOPIN sub-grantees, other donor grantees and projects in the target States.
  • Work with M&E team and other partners to develop appropriate tools for monitoring and evaluation HIV Prevention Care & Support including providing input into the design of the baseline study, periodic annual reviews, and regular monitoring tools.
  • Monitor progress toward targets; identify and implement approaches to overcome challenges.
  • For HIV Prevention Care & Support, complete on time required work planning, donor narrative reports, quarterly reports and performance indicator tracking tables, baseline and final evaluation reports and other reports needed/required by the local government, donors, the region or headquarters.

Qualification:

A Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences or related disciplines with at least 4years cognate experience, which must include at least 2 years in Programming for OVC, and sub granting to CBOs. Also, preferred are knowledge of health programs with the Nigeria public sector, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders. An MPH is an added advantage. 

19. Program Officer-HES/PPP (PO-H/P) – 1 Position

The Program Officer-HES/PPP, reports to the State Program Manager will assist in programming for Vulnerable Children, and their Families through Household economic strengthening activities, Graduation/Transitioning of eligible enrollees and establishing public- private partnership (PPP). Fashion out market oriented strategies to ensure sustainability of livelihood gains, including: private sector demand-driven job creation, enterprise development, financial education, value chain linkages and appropriate savings, VSLA, credit & insurance services for various age groups.100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Household Economic Strengthening activities at community level in line with the project proposal and implementation plan.
  • Liaise with private sector actors, local government officials, local NGOs and civil society organization, local religious leaders and other notables to enlist their support for the project.
  • Maintain close working relationships with humanitarian and development organizations, and local partners (banks, training institutes, insurance companies and micro-finance institutions), including representing ARFH at local coordination meetings as assigned.
  • Fashion out market oriented strategies to ensure sustainability of livelihood gains, including: private sector demand-driven job creation, enterprise development, financial education, value chain linkages and appropriate savings, VSLA, credit & insurance services for various age groups.
  • Identify appropriate partners and foster appropriate linkages with private sector organization for funding.
  • Assist households to implement activities that have long-term viability to empower them to take care of the needs of their wards and children.
  • Provide support to stakeholders at State, LGA and CBO levels to develop state specific work plans on Household Economic Strengthening
  • Strengthen technical capacity of CBOs, LGAs and SMs on Household Economic Strengthening strategies.
  • Assist in coordinating and provide direct oversight to project activities to ensure successful implementation of Household Economic Strengthening strategies.
  • Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in program activities and reports
  • Provide timely update on grant work plan progress.
  • Participate in project review meetings, project monitoring, reporting and documentation

Qualification:

 A Degree in Economics, Social Sciences or related disciplines with at least 4 years cognate experience, which must include at least 2 years in Household Economic Strengthening of Vulnerable Families and financial literacy activities. Also, preferred are knowledge of health programs within the Nigeria public sector, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders. An MPH is added advantage.  Familiarity with local tradition and language is highly desirable.

Method of Application

Method of Application

Applicants should complete the online form at http://bit.ly/ARFHjobs and send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org on/or before Friday January 3, 2019. Details of specific job responsibilities can be found on www.arfh-ng.org/jobs.

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 including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). s2-1.cd:�~�B�