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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 31, 2021
  • Heartland Alliance International in Nigeria works at the intersection of health and human rights, to provide HIV prevention and human rights protection services to most at-risk populations (MARPs), by sensitizing and building grassroots support organizations in the country. Heartland Alliance International’s work in Nigeria builds on regional expert...
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    Human Rights Officer

    Job Summary

    Provide technical support to HALG, Key Populations Local Implementing Partners and civil society on Human Rights and requirements in promoting access to healthcare services.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify and address legal barriers impeding access of health services by target population.
    • Play the lead role in HIV/AIDS Practice for Key Populations (KPs) by designing strategies for responding to the human rights dimension of the HIV epidemic and KAP.
    • Design and implement training programmes on right base approaches of Health and HIV service provision for various target groups.
    • Provide legal representations, other human rights intervention and conflict resolutions mechanism for KPs and communities.
    • Identifying human rights violations of KPs, gathering information and facts, interviewing those violated and the violators where appropriate and develop plan of action to prevent future occurrences.
    • Undertake human rights research and analysis and preparation of reports as required.
    • Provide assistance in drafting statements and other related documents.
    • Prepare human rights education materials to raise awareness of human rights and participate in Awareness raising activities.
    • Draft programme activity summaries and assist in coordination and finalization of reports and other documents.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:

    • A Degree in Law.
    • At least three years’ experience in the area of public health advocacy to increase access to health for vulnerable populations.
    • Knowledgeable about HIV service provision within the global, national, state and local context.
    • Able to provide leadership as well as work in a team environment.
    • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
    • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and the ability to handle confidential information.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to plan, organize, track and successfully conclude special projects and events
    • Organizational skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance.
    • A professional demeanor and composure in a fast-paced, demanding environment is essential. Must work independently, set priorities, recognize urgency, work effectively and efficiently and exercise discretion in handling confidential information.

    Other Competencies:

    • 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.

    Language Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
    • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
    • Demonstrated competency in public speaking.

    Computer Skills:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
    • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.

    Work Environment:

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.
    • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited resource environments.

    **Note: Applicants should specify their desired location on the subject of application**

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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