Jobs at AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), Friday 26, February 2016

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AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others. Since 2001 we have worked closely with key stakeholders to reduce the burden and mitigate the impact of those diseases through cutting edge, innovative & sustainable approaches.

TECHNICAL OFFICERS – MONITORING & EVALUATION

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The job holder will be a member of the State Team and will support program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and quality assurance (QA) systems.

JOB TASKS
Support the setting up of M&E and QA systems at new program sites in the state
Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
Share program output data with the state team and the State Government through the state team Lead
Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets in the State
Work in collaboration with other members of the state team to follow up on Monitoring & Evaluation Committees at the program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end-users
Provide technical support to site Quality Improvement Committees to set up and implement internal quality management in collaboration with the State Team
Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E and QA systems at the state level
Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs
Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol
Conduct periodic visits to program sites

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Medical Degree (MBBS or equivalent) or a Health-related Degree and a minimum of Five (5) years’ relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation. An MPH Degree will be an advantage.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies
Working knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation, and program management
Knowledge of HIV prevention, treatment and care, including knowledge of current HIV guidelines and standards with respect to monitoring and evaluation
Good analytical skills, knowledge of statistics & good knowledge of statistical methods and packages
Familiarity with USG/CDC HIV program reporting requirements
Ability to organize and coordinate training program
Report writing and oral/written communication skills
Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time

TECHNICAL OFFICER – LABORATORY SERVICE

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The Laboratory Officer reports to the Senior Technical Officer, Laboratory Services with some supervision by the State Team Lead and will be responsible for the overall coordination of programmatic and technical operations of the laboratory program in Plateau State.

JOB TASKS

Provide technical assistance and supervise the implementation of all aspects of clinical laboratory program APIN-supported facilities.
Support the development and review of laboratory testing policies and procedures, arid ensure compliance with standard requirements and national regulations.
Ensure the development and implementation of a robust quality management system, and Good Laboratory Practice at supported laboratories.
Coordinate the logistics management of laboratory commodities and supplies and ensure timely and consistent reporting using the CRIRRF tool.
Supervise the routine collection, analysis and submission of laboratory data for effective program management.
Assist in identifying training needs, planning arid conducting trainings for relevant healthcare workers.
Provide technical assistance to other implementing partners and agencies of Federal and State Ministries of Health, and represent APIN at interagency meetings.
Prepare reports and presentations as required by the management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related field with 5-7 years post-qualification experience.
Or Master degree in any relevant Laboratory discipline Sciences or related field with 3-5 years post- qualification experience.
Professional certification of either AIMLT or FIMLT and a license, to practice as a medical laboratoryscientist is a mandatory requirement.
Previous work experience in the provision of laboratory support for public health diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB will be an added advantage.
Understanding of SLMTA/SLIPTA program and experience in preparing laboratories for accreditation.
Candidate must be willing to do a considerable amount of local travels.

SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER – CLINICAL SERVICE

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support for the delivery of quality HIV services, and attainment of program goals.
S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for program sustainability.

JOB TASKS
Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services and State Teams, between the APIN
Program Office, Program Sitos, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of services to new sites
Contribute to the development of program work plans
Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality program implementation in the areas of ART,
PMTCT, HIV/TB and HIV clinical care services, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and program sustainability
Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners
Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) and a minimum of six (6) years? relevant experience in HIV prevention, treatment and care programs. An MPH degree will be an advantage.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies
Good working knowledge of current national guidelines for HIV prevention, treatment and care
Knowledge of models of working with and linking differentials of healthcare facilities
Ability to multitask, with good knowledge of various program areas
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization
Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs
Knowledge of national M&E tools for HCT, PMTCT and ART
Ability to organize and coordinate training programs and meetings
Report writing and oral/written communication skills
Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time

TECHNICAL ADVISOR MONITORING & EVALUATION

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The job holder will be a member of the Strategic Information team and will be responsible for leading program monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

JOB TASKS

Provide leadership and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US
Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
Manage the program’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the program office on a periodic basis, or when required.
Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision.
Share program output data with the program team.
Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets.
Work in collaboration with other members of the team to follow up on Monitoring & Evaluation Committees at the program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users.
Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E.
Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs.
Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Medical Degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of Eight (8) years’ relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation.

TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
Working knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation, and program management
Knowledge of HIV prevention, treatment and care, including knowledge of current HIV guidelines and standards, especially with respect to monitoring and evaluation
Good analytical skills, knowledge of statistics & good knowledge of statistical methods and packages
Familiarity with USG/CDC HIV program reporting requirements
Ability to organize and coordinate training programs
Ability to lead and manage a team
Report writing and oral/written communication skills
Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time

SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER – MONITORING & EVALUATION

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The job holder will be a member of the Strategic Information team and will be responsible for leading program monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

JOB TASKS
Provide leadership and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
Manage the program’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the program office on a periodic basis, or when required
Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision
Share program output data with the program team
Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets
Work in collaboration with other members of the team to follow up on Monitoring & Evaluation Committees at the program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users
Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E
Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs.
Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Medical Degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of six (6) years relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies
Working knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation, and program management
Knowledge of HIV prevention, treatment and care, including knowledge of current HIV guidelines and standards, especially with respect to monitoring and evaluation
Good analytical skills, knowledge of statistics & good knowledge of statistical methods and packages
Familiarity with USG/CDC HIV program reporting requirements
Ability to organize and coordinate training programs
Ability to lead and manage a team
Report writing and oral/written communication skills
Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time.

TECHNICAL OFFICER – CLINICAL SERVICES

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support for the delivery of quality HIV services, and attainment of program goals.
S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for program sustainability.

JOB TASKS
Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services and State Teams, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of services to new sites
Contribute to the development of program work plans
Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality program implementation in the areas of ART, PMTCT, HIV/TB and HIV clinical care services, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and program sustainability
Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners
Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Medical Degree (MBBS or equivalent) and a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in HIV prevention, treatment and care programs. An MPH Degree will be an advantage.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies
Good working knowledge of current national guidelines for H IV prevention, treatment and care
Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities
Ability to multitask, with good knowledge of various program areas
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization
Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs
Knowledge of national M&E tools for HCT, PMTCT and ART
Ability to organize and coordinate training programs and meetings
Report writing and oral/written communication skills
Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time

TO APPLY
Applicants should write to: vacancies@apin.org.ng stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for the position applied for. The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position being applied for.

Note
Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the positions are therefore encouraged to apply.

DUE DATE: 7 March, 2016

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