Recent Openings at APIN Public Health Initiatives June 2018

 

Jobs  Vacancy : Career Employments at APIN Public Health Initiatives June 2018

 

Job Description : Work opportunities at APIN Public Health Initiatives June 2018


APIN Public Health Initiatives 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.

Job Title : QUALITY ASSURANCE/IMPROVEMENT (QA/QI) OFFICER

LOCATION: Benue, Plateau

JOB DESCRIPTION
Will work under the supervision of APIN Senior Technical Officer-QA/QI
Will support Data Quality Assurance (DQA), NigeriaQual and other performance measurement exercises in the states
Review  and update the programme quality improvement protocol as indicated
Develop and coordinate  the implementation of the programme  quality management  plan
Provide technical support to program sites in developing and implementing clinical quality improvement activities in all program areas
Act as secretary to the APIN Central Quality Assurance committee
Ensure documentation and dissemination of the quality improvement and best practices at both central office and programme sites
The incumbent will supervise the state Clinical Quality Assurance Officers and serving as subject matter expertise regarding process improvement initiatives across ART/ TB, PMTCT, care and support, prevention & community services will provide quality assurance/ improvement focused technical assistance.
S/he ensures comprehensive data analysis to identify areas for improvement across thematic areas, health facility systems and program units.
S/he will develop metrics and other relevant reports on QA management for all QA issues, plan and conduct periodic program quality compliance audit at service delivery points to identify non-compliance in adherence to SOPs and guidelines; provide capacity building to health facility teams on QA and QI methodologies.
The job holder will provide onsite technical assistance to the facility QI teams and collate all QA activities and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary teams to address program gaps
Ensure documentation and dissemination of the quality improvement and best practices at both central office and programme sites
Identify training needs, develop and implement training of relevant QI staff at both the central office and programme sites
Collaborate with HealthQual international on the QI strengthening project
Support and monitor the implementation of the QI coaching strategy

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITY
Advanced degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health or related field.
At least 5 years’ relevant post NYSC clinical experience in HIV/AIDS care and antiretroviral treatment.
Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in Adult/ Pediatric HIV management, TB, OVC, Prevention and PMTCT services. Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills;
Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
Knowledge of applicable tools, concepts and methodologies of QA and QI

Job Title : TECHNICAL OFFICER, MONITORING & EVALUATION

LOCATIONS: Plateau, Ogun & Ondo

JOB DESCRIPTION
Will work under the supervision of the State M&E Technical Lead
Work with the state-level staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation activities and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
Provide support to sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, M&E focal points, M&E officers of SACA/SASCP, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support these requirements.
Work with local partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
Ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.
Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry.
Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of SACA/SASCP in integrating APIN data into the national HMIS.
On a monthly basis, analyze state-level data and provide approved reports to State Office, National Office and local partners or other relevant parties.
Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.
Represent APIN and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation.
Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; be alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITY
Advanced degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health or related field.
At least 5 years’ robust post NYSC clinical experience in HIV/AIDS care and relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation
Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
Good knowledge of National harmonized M&E tools, concepts and

Job Title : OVC MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER

JOB DESCRIPTION
Will work under the supervision of the APIN Associate Director M&E
S/he will have a strong understanding of PEPFAR OVC program, OVC indicators, reporting tools and reporting processes (procedure and techniques)
Very proficient with NOMIS database installation and maintenance. Will sustain APIN NOMIS database and ensure regular NOMIS data update across all CBOs/State Office/HQ and data synchronization across APIN OVC data transmission platforms.
The incumbent will design and coordinate the implementation of OVC program M&E activities in line with national guidelines and provide regular OVC data analysis.
Interfacing with GON, USG, and CBO programs to facilitate synergies and initiatives to improve the package of care and support services reporting.
S/he will lead the process of APIN OVC data validation at LGA/State/HQ level working with CSOs, APIN State Offices and other program stakeholders.
S/he will strengthen OVC data linkages between CBOs, State and LGA reporting structures for improved coordination of OVC service delivery planning and implementation at the community level.
S/he will work with other OVC Program Officers to ensure established OVC program goals and objectives and planned outputs and outcomes, and that these results are documented.
The incumbent will develop M&E work plans for the program and coordinate the implementation and reporting on all activities; receive and review monthly programmatic performance reports from CBOs and health facilities.
S/he will establish and maintain working relationships with the other OVC technical departments in Nigeria as a base for building/maintaining/expanding a sustainable country program and ensure that the most updated information regarding OVC programming is shared via the designated mechanisms; databases, the central server, monthly quarterly reports.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITY
Degree in Health Sciences, Social work, Nursing, Public Health, or a related field;
Experience working in PEPFAR OVC program in Nigerian States with good understanding of the dynamics of community OVC programming.
Solid working knowledge (practical skills) in OVC care and support will be an added advantage.
Minimum of five years’ experience in health program management in sub-Saharan Africa/ international health issues including HIV, with at least two years’ experience working on HIV/AIDS counseling and testing programs in international or resource poor settings at supervisory level.
Experience in coordinating HIV/AIDS program implementation. Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.

Job Title : PROGRAM ASSOCIATE – MONITORING & EVALUATION

LOCATIONS: Oyo, Plateau, Benue

JOB DESCRIPTION
Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement and thereafter ensure that validated monthly M&E reports are duly sent to the Abuja central
Conduct timely review and analysis of state level data, especially related to backstopped sites LGAs, and provide monthly feedback to the State Technical Team, internally
Support Data Entry on the DATIM platform
Support in data quality audit at the program sites to ensure compliance with monitoring and evaluation plans and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A degree in Sciences, Statistics or related field. An advanced degree in public health would be an added advantage and a 2 years’ relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation

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.

Note
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 and location being applied for, e.g. Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/QI) Officer (Benue).
Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DUE DATE: 14 June, 2018