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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and...
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    Database Manager

    Job Ref Code: DBM14220  Location: Adamawa

    Job Ref Code: DTM14220   Location: Akwa Ibom
    Department: Programs / ICHSAA
    Reports To: Director of Strategic Information
    Position Type: Full Time
    Band: 8

    Project Summary

    • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. The ICHSSA, which is implemented by Sustainable Reduction of HIV/AIDS Impact on OVC and their Households () project in Adamawa and Bauchi of Nigeria, seeks to improve the wellbeing of OVC and their caregivers in a coordinated and sustainable manner.
    • CRS is a member of the ICHSSA 4 consortium with ProHealth International (PHI) as the lead. CRS will contribute to the Strategic Information, Household Economic Strengthening and Systems Strengthening component of the project, among others. It is pertinent to develop new databases and/or management information systems (MIS), maintain and upgrade existing ones in order to respond to data management needs of the project in relation its Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP), which will include but not limited to routine data collection, storage and reporting using appropriate indicators, tools and MIS.

    Primary Function

    • The Database Manager (DM) is responsible for the organization, maintenance and updating of existing SURE Impact Project databases and management information systems (MIS) at National, PEPFAR and CSO levels; such as the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS), District Health Information System (DHIS) USG Instance, PEPFAR’s Data for Accountability, Transparency & Impact (DATIM), among others.  
    • As may be required from time to time, s/he will develop computer programs and troubleshoot databases to generate data, data tables and reports in order to respond to program and donor reporting requirements, on schedule and as the need arises.  

    Job Responsibilities

    • Serve as a liaison between Project and USAID or her agent(s) on MIS related activities and in turn provide overall technical support on database organization, maintenance, development and update, to project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and CSOs teams in the delivery of the project mandates in line with all USG accepted policies and procedures
    • Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for CSOs and MEAL teams.
    • Support the M&E manager to ensure CSO understand the information needs of project stakeholders and donors and adhere to system requirements
    • Provided onsite support for the implementation and updates of the existing MIS systems used by SURE-Impact and CSOs comprising NOMIS, DHIS and DATIM and this will include but not limited to onsite installation, setup, data entry procedures, and data transmission.
    • Provide couching and mentoring to CSO M&E staff on the application and use of the available MIS to ensure that high standards of program implementation are always provided.
    • Support the development of the NOMIS working with any external consultant engaged for this process
    • Support the collection of GIS coordinates of project site locations and the development of service maps
    • Support the development and implementation of SURE-Impact Project Data Management (Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and website development.
    • Support the preparation of monthly, semi-annual and annual and ad-hoc reports from CSOs donors with strict adherence to standards and timelines.
    • Maintain an inventory of data collection and monitoring visits to partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E systems
    • Ensure that CSOs participate in the data quality assessments (DQAs), understand the recommendations for remedial action, and comply with those recommendations
    • Support the development of electronic data entry questionnaires using the appropriate electronic devices and applications or statistical packages during periodic surveys and intermittent studies
    • Develop new programs and adapt existing ones to new applications as the need arises, and in collaboration with the IT unit and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) units carry out systems analysis related to the study of new applications, testing and revision of programs.
    • Participate in national M&E technical working group (TWG) meetings to share best practices and ensure integration of the MIS platforms with the national management information systems for OVC.
    • Collaborate with SURE-Impact management and CSO in planning, designing and undertaking program evaluations and special studies

    Support to the Government partners:

    • Support the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (FMWASD), National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) in coordination of data related to OVC in the national of OVC response.
    • Support other OVC stakeholders, networks, umbrella bodies at the national

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Internal: Director of Strategic Information, Director of Programs, MEAL Managers, MEAL Specialist, and State Senior Program Managers
    • External: CSOs, USAID, External Consultants and Government partners

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor's degree in Social Science with emphasis in rural development, public health, statistics or a development related field. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrated skills in M&E, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in implementing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and OVC, agriculture or food and nutrition security programming, of which at least two year with a NGOs.
    • Experience in managing M&E databases including DHIS and NOMIS
    • Skilled in the development and use of data/data analytics to aid program decision making, with demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and external information systems.
    • Ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, and/or Business Intelligence tools, making recommendations based on findings.
    • S/he will be able to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats/visualizations.
    • Ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
    • Ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

    Travel:

    • Travel up to 30% of the time

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

    • Serves with Integrity
    • Models Stewardship
    • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
    • Promotes Learning.

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    Senior Specialist - Strategic Information

    Job Ref Code: SST14220
    Locations: Cross River, Akwa Ibom
    Band: 8
    Department: Programs/ICHSAA
    Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

    Job Summary

    • The Strategic Information (SI), Senior Specialist, under the direct supervision of the Director of Strategic Information (DSI), and in constant collaboration with the Database Manager; will serve as a liaison between the CSOs under s/her states of oversight and CHILD M&E unit; in the coordination, supervision and monitoring all Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) activities on routine basis and as the need may arise.
    • In addition, s/he is required to provide technical support to the CSOs in the organization, maintenance and updating of all existing databases and management information systems (MIS) used by the project in data collation, management and reporting; at the national, PEPFAR and CSO levels; such as the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS), PEPFAR’s Data for Accountability, Transparency & Impact (DATIM and any other MIS.
    • As may be required from time to time, s/he will develop computer programs and troubleshoot databases to generate data, data/pivot tables and reports in order to respond to program and donor reporting requirements, on schedule and as the need arises.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with emphasis in community-based (or OVC) development programme, public health, statistics or any development related fields.
    • Demonstrated skills in M&E, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
    • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective teamwork; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, working under pressure, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in implementing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV, OVC, TB, agriculture or food and nutrition security programming, of which at least two year with a NGOs.
    • Experience in managing a broad-based database, data management applications, statistical packages and MIS including MS Office (Excel, Access, power point), NOMIS, SQL, ORACLE, SPSS, STATA, etc.
    • Ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
    • Ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

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    Household Economic Strengthening / Food Security Advisor

    Job Ref Code: HFS14220  Location: Adamawa

    Job Ref Code: HSF14220   Location: Akwa Ibom

     

    Band: 9
    Department: Programs / ICHSAA
    Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

    Job Summary

    • The Household Economic Strengthening Technical Advisor will provide technical assistance and accompaniment to CRS-PHI ICHSSA Project in both Adamawa and Benue State.
    • Support ICHSSA Project to develop / enhance and implement a holistic HES strategy, appropriate to the local context that allows PHI to strengthen the capacity of their partner CSOs to provide high quality HES services to enrolled beneficiaries.
    • Support the CSO partners to provide HES interventions that is aligned with household economic vulnerability status and designed to improve household resilience to shocks, reduce food insecurity (access and availability) and facilitate household graduation from the ICHSSA program.
    • Work under the supervision of the ICHSSA Deputy Chief of Party.
    • Support CSO partners to develop and implement capacity strengthening plans informed by a HES technical capacity assessment.
    • Support tailored capacity building and mentorship to CSO partners HES Officers based on assessed capacity
    • Collaborate with the Agriculture Institute to strengthen farm-based livelihoods and improve food access and availability among the households enrolled on the ICHSSA Project.
    • Collaborate with Case Management/Linkages Technical Team to ensure household care plans incorporate economic and food security considerations and promote graduation.
    • Conduct joint monitoring and supportive supervision visits with other member of the ICHSSA technical team to CSO to support high quality HES intervention implementation and ensure household care plan are promotive of graduation.
    • Provide capacity building and mentorship to CSO partners with a focus on implementation and management of community-based savings groups, OVC-optimized financial education, market assessment and opportunity identification, value addition along identified value-chains based, entrepreneurship, and micro-enterprise management based on assessed IP capacity.
    • Lead trainings of trainers / trainings in prioritized areas of HES and food security in collaboration with the HES Team.
    • Conduct joint supportive supervision with other member of the ICHSSA to CSO Partners to ensure adherence to guidelines and maintain program quality standards.
    • For household not yet ready to graduate, support CSO partner to transition households to other programs, especially emerging government social protection initiatives.
    • Identify promising practices in HES and food security to document and share across CSO partners.
    • Document project results and impacts in various forms, including success stories, promising practices, lessons learned, case studies, client satisfaction, etc.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Master's Degree in a relevant field such as Agricultural Science and Extension, Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health related field.
    • Seven (7) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV / AIDS / Health / Agricultural activities under a USG funded award in Nigeria.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing integrated Community based HES activities S / he must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV / AIDS programs.
    • Strong track record of HES intervention strategies, understanding of the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results.
    • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Adolescent challenges and vocation training strategies and policy for HIV Care for Children and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields.

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    MEAL Officer - OVC

    Job Ref Code: MLC14220
    Locations: Akwa Ibom and Cross River
    Department: Programs / ICHSAA
    Reports To: Technical Specialist – MEAL OVC
    Position Type: Full Time
    Band: 7
    Slot: 2 Openings

    Project Summary

    • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. The ICHSSA, which is implemented by Child Health, Livelihoods and Development (CHILD) project in Akwa Ibom and Cross States of Nigeria, seeks to improve the wellbeing of OVC and their caregivers in a coordinated and sustainable manner.  
    • CRS is a member of the consortium with Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN) and will be managing the Strategic Information component of the project, among others. It is pertinent to develop new databases and/or management information systems (MIS), maintain and upgrade existing ones in order to respond to data management needs of the project in relation its Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP), which will include but not limited to routine data collection, storage and reporting using appropriate indicators, tools and MIS.

    Primary Function

    • The primary responsibility of this position is to provide an overall support to the day to day implementation of M&E activities at the Project offices in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
    • S/he should collaborate with his Technical Specialist in the state office and or in-country headquarters to ensure that all M&E tools and management information systems (MIS) are availability and up to date for routine program monitoring activities in the state.
    • Under the direct supervision of the Technical Specialist, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)Officer will ensure that data entry into national, PEPFAR and project MIS - National OVC management information system (NOMIS), District Health Information System (DHIS), Data for Accountability and Impact (DATIM) and other MIS; are up to date at all times.
    • Furthermore, s/he will collaborate with the MEAL teams of  the project and the CSOs to ensure that accurate and high quality program data are collected and entered into the MIS platforms in a timely manner, reports generated along with the narratives, to provide information for OVC programming and management decision making.
    • Also, s/he will support the training of CSO staff, promote program learning and sharing among staff, partners and stakeholders and encourage data utilization at all levels.

    Job Responsibility

    • Support the S/Technical Specialist in overseeing the MEAL activities of the CSOs in the implementation and use of the CHILD MEAL tools and MIS.
    • Work closely with the CSO M&E officers and mentor them to ensure they understand the data requirements and data-gathering and report formats.
    • Support CSO M&E staff in their work with the Data entry clerks, community volunteers, LG Social welfare officers and community improvement teams(CIT) to ensure that enough training is done at all levels, that the correct forms are used and that accurate reports are submitted on a timely basis.
    • In collaboration with the CHILD MEAL team build capacity of CSO M&E staff in understanding of OVC MER indicators and Nigeria custom indicators and how they are measured.
    • Ensure that CSOs enter accurate and high-quality data and report on the MIS platforms on a timely basis or as may be needed.
    • Work with contract M&E firm in the implementation of data quality assessments (DQAs), Site Improvement and Monitoring System (SIMS) implementation.
    • Ensure that CSOs participate in the DQAs, understand the recommendations for remedial action, and comply with those recommendations
    • Collaborate with the Senior Technical Specialist (STS) or Technical Specialist, MEAL OVC in the analysis and report of CSO’s data using the MIS required platforms on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis to USAID and other stakeholders, as may be required.
    • Undertake any MEAL responsibilities that may be assigned to him from time to time by his supervisor of the management team.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor's degree in social science with emphasis in rural development, public health, statistics or a development related field.
    • Demonstrated skills in M&E design with previous experience in application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • At least three (3) year of professional experience implementing/managing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and OVC, agriculture or food and nutrition security programming, of which at least one year with a NGOs.
    • Experience in designing computer databases in Excel, Access, SQL or in other database packages such as DHIS and DATIM.
    • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Excel, Power Point and Word.
    • Experience in data analysis in Access and at least one of the following: CSPro, SPSS, EpiInfo or STATA is an added advantage
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
    • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective teamwork; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
    • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Internal: Technical Specialist MEAL, Database Manager, State Program Manager, Technical area leads (HIV Care and Support, Household Economic Strengthening, Government and Community System Strengthening, Gender and adolescents, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting, etc)
    • External: CSOs, External Consultants and Government partners

    Travel:

    • Travel up to 30% of the time.

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

    • Serves with Integrity
    • Models Stewardship
    • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
    • Promotes Learning.

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    Systems Strengthening & Sustainability Advisor

    Job Ref Code: SSS14220
    Location: Adamawa
    Band: 9
    Department: Programs / ICHSAA
    Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

    Job Summary

    • The Systems Strengthening/Advocacy Advisor will provide technical leadership on all aspects of health and social systems to improve the quality of service delivery in both the public and private health sectors using OVC as the entry point into the health system at State and Local Government levels
    • He/she will lead the design and oversight of interventions with the use of WHO Health Systems framework and PHI approach to systems strengthening to facilitate changes required to embed and institutionalize OVC Case Management and Sustainability into the health and social systems at the State and LGA levels.
    • He/She will harness and coordinate expert inputs from into strategy development, oversight and implementation. He/she will support project team members to adapt the strategy into all streams of work and build capacity of project teams and implementing partners to deliver the project’s systems strengthening strategy
    • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on how OVC program can strengthen health systems including providing technical support to SMOH, SACA, SWASD and other key stakeholders. He/She will supervise the ICS team of four specialist and support them to implement work plans in a coherent and harmonized manner.
    • He/She will support SMWASD in its efforts in harmonization, partner coordination and donor alignment. He/she will also look to engage with broader health issues such as achieving the HIV 95-95-95 goals. The position holder will lead the projects efforts towards the institutionalization of specific OVC interventions and integrated community case management

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Master's Degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other Health related field.
    • Seven (7) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV/AIDS/ Health activities under a USG funded award in Nigeria.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing integrated Community based health and referral programs
    • S/he must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV/AIDS programs.
    • Strong track record of HIV/AIDS programming, understanding of the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
    • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Child Protection and Adolescent challenges and policy for HIV Care for Children, and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields.

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    Ad-Hoc Meal Support Staff

    Locations: Abuja, Benue, Nasarawa, Enugu, Imo, Rivers, Delta and Lagos

    Project Background

    • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
    • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide all administrative support to ensure effective running of M&E activities on the FASTER project at the Zonal and state levels.
    • Provide necessary support in training of partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
    • Support program efforts on learning, formative research, special studies and operational research and work with MEAL team, FASTER technical team and external support (if needed) to conduct research.
    • Support the STS MEAL and the FASTER team in strengthening MEAL strategies for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination at the zone and state of FASTER project implementation.
    • Support the efforts of GoN at sub-national level and PEPFAR to standardize and scale up the use of evidence based technical strategies for OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination.
    • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination for PEPFAR implementing partners and civil society organizations (CSOs).
    • Support MEAL strategies to strengthen bi-directional linkages towards improved OVC continuum of care with focus optimizing health and social services workforce and improved data management information system.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Biostatistics or related field.
    • Demonstrated skills in MEAL, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • Ability to work effectively with government and implementing partners as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
    • Proven inter-personal skills for effective teamwork; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, working under pressure, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
    • Excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment with dependable ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with partners.
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.

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    Household Economic Strengthening / Food Security Technical Specialist

    Job Ref Code: HSS14220
    Location: Cross River
    Band: 7
    Department: Programs / ICHSAA
    Reports To: Household Economic Strengthening/Food Security Technical Advisor

    Job Summary

    • The Household Economic Strengthening Technical Specialist will provide technical assistance and accompaniment to CRS-CCCRN ICHSSA Project in Cross River State.
    • Support ICHSSA Project to develop / enhance and implement a holistic HES strategy, appropriate to the local context that allows CCCRN to strengthen the capacity of their partner CSOs to provide high quality HES services to enrolled beneficiaries.
    • Support the CSO partners to provide HES interventions that is aligned with household economic vulnerability status and designed to improve household resilience to shocks, reduce food insecurity (access and availability) and facilitate household graduation from the ICHSSA program.
    • Work under the supervision of the ICHSSA Technical Advisor Household Economic Strengthening Technical Advisor.
    • Support CSO partners to develop and implement capacity strengthening plans informed by a HES technical capacity assessment
    • Support tailored capacity building and mentorship to CSO partners HES Officers based on assessed capacity
    • Collaborate with the Agriculture Institute to strengthen farm-based livelihoods and improve food access and availability among the households enrolled on the ICHSSA Project
    • Collaborate with Case Management / Linkages Technical Team to ensure household care plans incorporate economic and food security considerations and promote graduation.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as Agricultural Science and Extension, Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health related field.
    • Master's Degree in a relevant field such as Agricultural science and extension, Public Health, Social Work or other health related field will be an additional advantage.
    • Five (5) years of experience in program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV / AIDS / Health / Agricultural activities under a USG funded award in Nigeria.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing integrated Community based HES activities S / he must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV / AIDS programs.
    • Strong track record of HES intervention strategies, understanding of the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results.
    • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Adolescent challenges and vocation training strategies and policy for HIV Care for Children and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields.

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    Ad-hoc Community Care and Support Staff

    Locations: FCT, Benue, Nasarawa, Enugu, Imo, Rivers, Delta and Lagos

    Project Background

    • The Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response (FASTER) project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is designed to accelerate progress in pediatric HIV diagnosis and treatment in partnership with governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, and faith-based organizations
    • FASTER will catalyze progress towards achieving UNAID’ 95-95-95 targets by addressing structural barriers to pediatric HIV testing and treatment.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Support the implementation of FASTER project technical strategies and activities design to respond to the program priority actions to address OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination, Adolescent program and HIV/AIDS pandemic across various communities.
    • Support the referral coordination and linkages between communities and facilities across the focal state.
    • Support the strategies towards strengthening sub-national coordination platforms for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination technical strategies.
    • Facilitate the effective referral coordination platforms across various LGAs being supported FASTER project
    • Facilitate effective representation of the FBOs and FBO networks in HIV/OVC TWG activities at the state levels
    • Strengthen the capacity of OVC implementing Partners on HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
    • Support the scale up of community-based model for the engagement of community structures to improve case-finding for infants delivered outside of facilities.
    • Work with IPs to scale – up the use of age-specific HIV Risk screening tool for determining children and adolescents at risk of HIV and prioritizing them for HIV testing in community and facility settings.
    • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • A Bachelor's Degree in Health, Social Sciences or related discipline.
    • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
    • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.
    • Strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
    • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.

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    Ad-hoc Clinical Services Support Staff

    Locations: Abuja, Benue, Nasarawa, Enugu, Imo, Rivers, Delta and Lagos

    Project Background

    • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons based on need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and nonchurch partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.
    • The Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response (FASTER) project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is designed to accelerate progress in pediatric HIV diagnosis and treatment in partnership with governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, and faith-based organizations. FASTER will catalyze progress towards achieving UNAID’ 95-95-95 targets by addressing structural barriers to pediatric HIV testing and treatment. CRS leads the FASTER project Consortium which includes the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Support the implementation of FASTER project technical strategies and activities design to respond to the program priority actions to address Paediatric and adolescents case findings, linkage to treatment and retention in care in response to HIV/AIDS pandemic across various supported facilities.
    • Support Capacity building of Health Facility staff to improve HIV Case-finding, linkage and retention in care.
    • Support the facilities to implement the DSD models for the children and the adolescents living with HIV.
    • Strengthen/establish the adolescents support group across facilities.
    • Support the provision of adolescents’ friendly services for the adolescents.
    • Strengthen the Index case and genealogy testing strategies among FASTER "priority" sites.
    • Facilitate the effective referral coordination platforms across various LGAs and facilities being supported FASTER project.
    • Support the age-appropriate disclosure among children and adolescents living with HIV
    • Strengthen the capacity of HCWs on HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
    • Work with IPs to scale – up the use of age-specific HIV Risk screening tool for determining children and adolescents at risk of HIV and prioritizing them for HIV testing in community and facility settings.
    • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV.
    • Support the facility referral linkages to increase ART uptake and retention in care among children and Adolescent.
    • Strengthen the asset-based model Operation Triple Zero Initiative for adolescents and young people living with HIV.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBBS) is required. A master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
    • Experience working in PEPFAR HIV and OVC programs
    • Familiarity with National HIV Treatment guidelines
    • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
    • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
    • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
    • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent written and spoken English.

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    OVC Enrollment and Data Entry Assistant

    Project Background

    • The Global Action Towards Epidemic control in Sub-national units in Nigeria (4GATES) program is a five year (2017-2022), United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) funded HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support program implemented across Faith-based and Government owned health facilities in Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States. Catholic Relief Services is part of the 4GATES consortium, which is led by Caritas Nigeria and includes, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Pro-Health International and Palladium. CRS supports the implementation of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) component of the 4GATES project.
    • The household identification and enrollment are a key component of the 4Gates project for bringing on board beneficiaries for service delivery in line with project objectives.
    • The exercise is to enable the program to register all eligible beneficiaries by SAPR with data on basic services provided within the reporting period. CRS therefore seeks to engage ad-hoc staff to support household identification and enrolment.

    General Objectives
    The objectives of the assignment are as follows:

    • Support CSOs and CVs in identifying HHs within targeted communities and health facilities eligible for enrolment.
    • To support CSOs and community volunteers in assessing and enrolling all households and children identified.
    • Do appropriate documentation for all enrolment.
    • To enter data into NOMIS.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Support CSOs and CVs in identifying HHs within targeted communities and health facilities eligible for enrolment.
    • To conduct weekly review with CSOs to ensure effective coordination of the assessment and enrolment.
    • To provide support for community volunteers on the field.
    • To participate in the data entry, validation and analysis of the data on NOMIS.
    • To Prepare weekly and end of activity report.

    Deliverables
    This activity is expected to have the following outcomes:

    • Beneficiaries identified and enrolled.
    • Review and clean data before entry into NOMIS.
    • Support CSOs and data collectors/clerks to enter data into NOMIS.
    • Available data on program outcomes for improved programming and decision making.
    • Produce report of the exercise.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Internal: Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party; Technical Specialist (Gender and Child Protection); Operations Research Manager; Senior Program Managers.
    • External: SMILE CSO partners; community volunteers, adolescent club mentors, ECCD Teachers/caregivers

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Graduates with B.Sc., HND or its equivalent in Social Sciences or related field
    • Must be resident in any of the three 4GATES states of Delta, Enugu or Imo selected
    • Prior experience with working with an NGO or data collection exercise
    • Familiarity with M&E and programming for vulnerable children is an added advantage
    • Demonstrate ability to write reports/ conduct data analysis
    • Experience with NOMIS Software.
    • Proven ability of maintaining targets and deadlines.
    • Demonstrate excellent written and oral Communication skills
    • Excellent knowledge of computer software - MS Office and Excel especially and or other statistical analysis software’s.

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    Health Informatics Specialist

    Job Ref Code: HIS14220
    Location: Abuja
    Band: 7
    Department: Programs/FASTER
    Reports To: MEAL Director

    Job Summary

    • Health Informatics Specialist, FASTER Project, under the direct supervision of the MEAL Director, and in constant collaboration with the Technical Advisor, MEAL HIV Care and Treatment; is responsible for the management of various information technology for development (ICT4D) infrastructure and diverse management information systems (MIS) such as the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS), District Health Management Information System (DHIS), Implementing partners’ electronic medical records (EMR – OpenMRS, LAMIS), and PEPFAR Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact (DATIM), to mention a few.
    • S/he will manage the various modules like dashboards, forms and reports as well as providing technical support for partners at the national and state levels.
    • The HIS will perform general oversight functions in the coordination, supervision and support of all ICT4D/MEAL activities on routine basis and as the need may arise. In addition, s/he is required to provide technical support to the State MEAL teams in the development, organization, maintenance and updating of all existing databases and management information systems (MIS) used by FASTER in data collation and reporting; at the national, state, and PEPFAR levels.

    Qualifications and Skills
    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Social Science, Medical Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or a related field. A master’s degree (MPH, MSc. MBA) will be an added advantage. Or MB.BS/MD or similar degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Information Management or Medicine (strong background in epidemiology, biostatistics or M & E) with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
    • Basic knowledge of Relational Database management applications such as Oracle, Microsoft Access, SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, e.t.c
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills in the use of MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; and ability to interpret and analyze large volumes of data using data analysis tools such as STATA, SPSS, PowerBi, or any other data management tools.
    • The ability to adapt to learn new software and other on-premise or cloud-based systems and electronic processes.
    • In-depth understanding of research and public health programs and link activities/opportunities in Nigeria to ongoing research and public health evaluation activities especially in adolescent and pediatric services
    • Demonstrated skills in MEAL, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective teamwork; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, working under pressure, managing a variety of activities concurrently,and delivering outputs on schedule and to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.

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    Consultant - Trauma Healing Training

    Consultancy Code: THT14220
    Location: Abuja

    Background

    • The Caritas Germany project in the spirit of solidarity and through long-term accompaniment, capacity-building, and institutional strengthening, this project is supporting the overall goal that assist conflict-affected populations in Nigeria and Chad to improve quality of life.
    • The project has two strategic objectives: crisis affected household meets the priority needs of their households (SO1) and CBOs / FBOs have improved capacity to implement quality, and timely cash transfer programming meeting the needs of crisis affected population (SO2), which is implemented by CCFN and CRS respectively.
    • CRS is responsible for implementing SO2 While Caritas Nigeria is responsible for SO1. In implementing SO2, CRS adopts a capacity strengthening approach, which focuses on technical assistance and accompaniment for Caritas Nigeria.
    • The 3-year project is providing technical capacity building, institutional strengthening and accompaniment to Caritas Nigeria to strengthen their emergency cash transfer programming capacity to more effectively provide life-savings humanitarian assistance during and after the project.

    Scope of Work:

    • The 3-years responsive Cash Base Assistance has been ongoing since 2018 in some conflict affected communities of Borno and Adamawa State and CRS is providing capacity building and institutional strengthening for Caritas Nigeria and JDPC who does the implementation.
    • Because of the trauma associated with conflict and other factors in our areas of intervention, the need for this training. The training is targeting at field assistant of the implementing partners base in communities of Biu, Mubi and Maiduguri.

    Specific Activities:

    • Conduct trauma healing training for staffs and field officers of Caritas Nigeria and JDPC in Maiduguri, Mubi and Biu centers with about 15-20 participant per center for 5 days each.
    • Conduct pre and post evaluation
    • Develop and submit training and evaluation reports for each center

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    Construction Engineer / Supervisor

    Job Ref Code: CTS14220
    Locations: Damaturu-Yobe, Maiduguri-Borno and Yola-Adamawa
    Band: 8
    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

    Job Summary

    • The Construction Engineers / Supervisors will be responsible for the management of construction performance during the execution phase.
    • The construction may range in size from small repairs to mega/new works to provide water infrastructure for agricultural production.
    • The selected candidates are expected to have prior construction oversight, quality assurance, reporting experience, contract administration of similar activity. Additional experience in the use of water for agriculture will be a plus. Multiple candidates will be hired and assigned to Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.

    Specific Job Responsibilities

    • Ensure construction firm maintain compliance with the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) so that work is accomplished in an environmentally sound manner using safe work practices.
    • Understand the technical drawings, Bill of Quantities (BoQs), technical specifications and ensure the work meets project contractual expectations, deliverables, quality standards, schedule, costs and scope.
    • Monitor performance and schedule of the project and recommend corrective measure if necessary.
    • Prepare daily reports on progress of work completed and other reports as may be directed by DCoP.
    • Verify work completed and prepare payments reports at various stages of the construction.
    • Provide support through technical guidance as well as supervision to the field teams/construction firm to promote quality in project deliverables.
    • Represent the organization, collaborate and liaise with key state, local government officials and community members as will be required by the activity.
    • Collaborate with other engineering/construction team members within the state of implementation and other locations as may be directed by the DCoP or CoP.
    • Support in the formation/re-formation, training and monitoring of Water UsersТ Association (WUAs) and Water Management Committees (WMCs) in the affected LGAs and communities for the sustainability of water infrastructure.
    • Maintain knowledge of all contract terms and legal requirements for construction projects to avoid any delay in projects and provide support to all work groups and participate in various actively to ensure completion for all projects.
    • Provide technical and managerial supports as may be required to enhance the successful implementation of the activity.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline - Geosciences/Civil/Structural/ Environmental engineering or related fields.
    • At least 5 years of practical experience in designing and construction of water infrastructure for Agricultural production.
    • Experience in any of the following sectors: environment, engineering, urban and climate resilience.
    • Demonstrate ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donor and other donors; and stakeholders - local organizations, implementing partners and communities.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in Hausa will be an added advantage.
    • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications and design software. Use of GIS application will be an added advantage.

    Personal Skills:

    • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
    • Strong ability to relate to people at all levels, within and outside of the organization.
    • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams and coaching skills.
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
    • Fluency in English including excellent oral and written skills highly required. Proficiency in Hausa will be an added advantage.

     


    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating "Position" being applied for and the "Job Ref Code" as the subject of the application to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org

    Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

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    Equal Employer Opportunity:

    • CRS is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management. etc.
    • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply

    Safeguarding:

    • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

    Statement of Commitment to Protection:

    • СТCRSТ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    Method of Application

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    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume in a single file in PDF format using the Job Reference Code and Location as the subject of the mail to:
    Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

    Click Here for Job Details (Drop-box)

    Important Information / Notice

    • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
    • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”
    • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.  
    • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’
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