Career Opening  at the (ARFH) January 2018

Jobs  Vacancy : Career Employment at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) January 2018

Job Description : Work opportunity at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) January 2018

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Sexual and Reproductive Health, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc.  We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.  We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions in the organization for Global Fund 18-months extension period of the TB/HIV grant.

 

STATE TEAM LEAD (STL)

Duration: Eighteen (18) months

SUMMARY
The State Team Lead (STL) shall, under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, and with support from the ARFH Abuja office, conduct the following activities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure effective technical lead of the community component of the GF TB/HIV programme implementation in each of the Project States.
Provide direction to other technical staff and will be responsible for interfacing with other partners.
Work with the team to bring out effective strategies that will engender achievement of grant objectives and targets.
Give leadership in effective implementation of Community Testing and ensure effective contribution to 90-90-90 UNAID test and treat model
Provide technical support through oversight visits, coaching, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to other staff on the project.
Identifies key project risks, implementation challenges, capacity gaps and provide/recommend appropriate mitigation plan.
Work with other team members to put system in place to detect unethical practices in project implementation, service delivery and data management
Represent ARFH in the States at every strategic and coordination meetings and document minutes of such meetings
Support proper documentation of project records at all levels.
Facilitate coordination meeting and ensure the minutes of such meetings are properly documented.
Work with other team members to develop M&E Operational plan and support the correct implementation and use of routine data collection tools.
Provide regular feedback to field officers on key findings from supervision and data verification exercise
Ensure adherence to Project Implementation Plan, Standard Operational Procedures and other implementation guidelines
Lead all advocacy efforts for each state to create cordial relationship with partners and other key state partners
Carry out any other tasks assigned from the country office

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have a minimum qualification of a University degree in sciences or social sciences.
A Master’s degree especially in public health will be an added advantages.
Minimum of 5 years professional experience in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria interventions and programs management; working experience with donor funded programs especially Global Fund CSS grant.
Excellent organization and time management skills, pro-activeness in managing risks, self-motivated and resilient in stress management, strong attention to details, excellent writing and communications skills in English language are required.
Successful candidates must have extensive knowledge of Nigeria public health sectors with strong analytical and problem solving/team work skills.
Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

STATE PROGRAM OFFICER (SPO)

DURATION: Eighteen (18) months

SUMMARY
The State Program Officer (SPO) shall, under the direct supervision of the State Team Lead, carry out the following activities:

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the implementation of Programme activities in the project states.
Works with the State Team Lead to ensure that all necessary implementation documents are understood by the implementers
Ensures HIV Testing Services (HTS) are conducted in line with the required National Standards
Develops monthly work plan and ensure the work plan is carefully implemented
Provides direct oversight/supervision to Community Testers and ensure adherence to implementation guidelines in assigned LGAs of operation
Prepares monthly programmatic reports and share with the State Team Lead to review before submission to ARFH Abuja Office.
Assist in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks and recommend appropriate mitigation strategies
Takes initiative in conducting researches to project impacts to the outside world
Ensures cordial relationship is created between community and facility players through continuous advocacy to facilitate achievements of grant objectives
Carry out any other tasks assigned from the country office

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have a minimum qualification of University degree/HND in Sciences or Social Sciences with a minimum of 3 years post NYSC professional experience in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria project implementation.
Similar experience with donor funded programs especially Global Fund CSS grant will be an added advantage. Such an individual must be ready to work in a team and must have excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail.
Excellent writing and communications skills in English language are also required.
Successful candidates must be very knowledgeable in community interventions especially community HIV testing and have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point). Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

STATE M&E OFFICER

Duration: Eighteen (18) months

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The State M&E Officer shall, under the direct supervision of the State Team Lead, carry out the following activities:

Responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for each state.
Works with the State Team Lead to ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are conducted appropriately in line with Project, Country and donor M&E needs.
Ensure Community Testers are familiar and compliant with all necessary M&E tools
Participate in State Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Working Group meetings.
Ensure regular maintenance of database/information system.
Provide direct oversight/supervision to Testers and ensure adherence to implementation guidelines in the assigned LGAs of operation
Develop M & E plan for the state team for the conduct of routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification, and validation and data quality assessments (DQAs).
Ensure all data are validated monthly before reporting
Prepare monthly M&E reports and share with the STL before the final submission to ARFH Abuja Office
Work with the established system from the Principal Recipients to ensure all M & E tools are available and used by the Community Testers
Takes initiative in conducting researches to project impacts to the outside world
Analysis data for informed decision
Assist in following up on implementation of recommendations by developing monthly tracking template
Carry out any other tasks assigned from the country office

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have a minimum qualification of University degree/HND in Statistics, Sciences or Social Sciences with minimum of 3 years post NYSC professional experience in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria project implementation.
Similar experience with donor funded programs especially Global Fund CSS grant will be an added advantage. Such an individual must be ready to work in a team and must have excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail.
Excellent writing and communications skills in English language are also required.
Successful candidates must be very knowledgeable in community interventions especially community HIV testing and have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Such a candidate must be knowledgeable in the conduct of project related researches for informed decision.
Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org. Interested candidates must indicate the Position and State being applied for in the Subject line of the email (E.g- State Programme Lead- Akwa-Ibom). 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. Candidates must also 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).

DUE DATE: 10 January, 2018