• Exciting Vacancy at Women for Women International (WfWI)

  • Posted on: 5 January, 2015 Deadline: 12 January, 2015
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  • Overview

    Women for Women International (WfWI) provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability, self-sufficiency, and active citizenship, thereby promoting viable civil societies. WfWI has an immediate opportunity for a HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator for our Nigeria Country Office. The position will be located in Jos- Plateau State.

    HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator

     

    Location: Jos -Nigeria
    Duration: 12 Months Contract
    Start Date: Immediately

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Designing and completing a comprehensive mapping of all existing HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention resources in the communities where WfWI-Nigeria works around Jos that will be used to improve the ability of WfWI-Nigeria to refer women enrolled in our program to counseling and testing as part of an integrated, comprehensive empowerment program for the most marginalized women.

    2. Conduct a systematic assessment of local and contextual barriers women face in addressing HIV/AIDS in the region, and draw upon the information gained from the mapping exercise and barrier assessment to update, expand and enhance our existing HIV/AIDS curriculum and training materials to improve their quality and impact.

    3. Oversee, collaborate with and coordinate work of Curriculum Development Specialist, in addition to ensuring that the information presented in our HIV/AIDS module in the WfWI curriculum reflects the best and most current science available.

    4. Monitor the pilot, as well as design and gather evaluation data to measure the effectiveness of the new curriculum before, during, and after the 100 women complete the new Health Module and HIV/AIDS initiatives.

    5. HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator will attend Health Module trainings during pilot to ensure high quality delivery of training content and methodology.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, International Development, or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
    • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in international development projects focused on HIV/AIDS research, prevention and/or treatment, preferably with an international NGO.
    • Strong experience with donor compliance through projects funded by international foundations and bilateral organizations.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel.
    • Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to details, and strong report writing skills.
    • Significant understanding of community health problems and needs. Demonstrated skills in creating and delivering community health trainings preferred.
    • Ability to work in a challenging environment and strong problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal English and Hausa language skills required.

    Method of Application

    All interested candidates should submit an updated CV with a cover letter to: nigeriajobs@womenforwomen.org.  HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator should be the subject line of the email.

    Application deadline is 12th January 2015. Due to the urgency of the recruitment, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer positions before the date. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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