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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 16, 2022
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  • Global Initiative for Health and Right is a Non governmental Ogarnisation, which emerged out of the direct need to comprhensivly and sustainably address the rising prevalence rate of new HIV infection amongst youths within the Niger Delta and other parts of Nigeria. The organisation with its head office in Rivers state is registered with both cooperate affai...
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    Associate Program Manager

    Background
    Needle and Syringe Programs' (NSP) primary goal is to improve the health of People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs), so it is essential to deliberately seek the involvement of active PWIDs. Active PWIDs have insight into current cultural norms, practices, and needs among people who use drugs, and may be able to gain trust more easily from participants; their involvement will reinforce the program's respect for active PWIDs. Needle and Syringe Exchange program (NSEP) can serve a number of purposes. GIHR will initiate her NSEP programs:

    • Tapping into existing social networks to reach PWIDs in areas where people are not currently accessing NSEP services. This program will use peers to bridge the gap between participants and NSEP services.
    • GIHR is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our program participants, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

    Role Description

    • Assist the Program Manager with ensuring compliance with national guidelines for basic Minimum Prevention Package Intervention (MPPI).
    • Assist with the integration of NSEP services into existing services provided by GIHR to PWIDs
    • Assist with the design and implementation of approaches in comprehensive NSEP services for Key Population.
    • Support capacity building of Community Members and community influencerswith respect to NSEPservices
    • Assist with documenting and reporting GBV and human rights violations in the zone.
    • Assist the Program Manager with the preparation of periodic project work plans and budgets in conjunction with other staff at theStatetoensure appropriate utilization of project resources.
    • Support field implementation and ensuring demand creation and access to services of community members at the community center.
    • Accompany other program and M&E staff for site visits to ensure program implementation and compliance at the zonal level.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    • A Degree in related field.
    • Experience in health care programs or program support function.
    • Experience in HIV/AIDS program implementation.
    • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion.
    • Experience in dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
    • Willingness to travel within Rivers State.
    • Time Management - Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
    • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
    • Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Cultural Sensitivity - Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
    • Non-discriminatory- Does not discriminate persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioral habits.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Leter to: globalinitiativeforhealth@gmail.com using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.

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