• Careers at Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) - 14 Positions

  • Posted on: 10 June, 2015 Deadline: 16 June, 2015
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  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Sexual and Reproductive Health, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

    We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions below in the organization:

    Transport Officer

     

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide transportation support to staff or project activities.
    • Handle vehicle fueling and maintenance, and ensure adherence to organizations transport and security policies.
    • Provide logistical support as requested by the project office (line manager).

    Qualifications

    • Level of Education - SSCE, Diploma
    • Certification of Driver, Mechanic, Trade test and professional experience in Vehicle maintenance and repairs.
    • At least 4 years of professional driving with valid Nigerian Drivers license and with NGOs
    • Good spoken and written skills in English language with at least one local language predominant in the state.

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    Front Desk Officer

     

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Receive visitors and ensure visits are properly logged.
    • Receive all deliveries (including mail) and maintain an appropriate record of all deliveries.
    • Receive phone calls and keep accounts of all inquiries and direct them to the appropriate departments.
    • Liaise with the security team to ensure that entrance to the office is properly monitored and that all visits are appropriately logged.
    • Liaise with project team to ensure that adequate information on staff movements is appropriately logged.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Minimum qualification of B.Sc, HND in Business Admin, Social Sciences.
    • At least two (2) years relevant experience in NGOs and service organizations.
    • Must have excellent customer service skills, excellent organizational skills, proven communication skills, good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages.

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    State Program Associates

     

    Job Description

    • The Program Associates will assist in programming activities regarding Household economic strengthening and establishing public private partnership in support of the project, working in consonant with the State Program Coordinator/Officers (SPC/Officers) to assist the CBOs and also engage with government, community leaders, other donors and the private sectors.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Assist in Household Economic Strengthening activities in community level in line with the project proposal and implementation plan.
    • Liaise with private sector actors, local government officials, local NGOs and civil society organization, local religious leaders and other notables to ensure support for and acceptance of ARFH's programs.
    • Maintain close working relationships with humanitarian and development organizations, and local partners (banks, training institutes, insurance companies and micro-finance institutions), including representing ARFH at locaI coordination meeting as assigned.
    • Fashion out market oriented strategies to ensure sustainability of livehood gains, including: private sector demand-driven job creation, enterprise development, financial education, value chain linkages and appropriate savings, VSLA, credit & insurance services for various age groups.
    • Identify appropriate partners and foster appropriate linkages with private sector organization for funding.
    • Assist households to implement activities that have long-term viability to empower them to take care of the needs ot their wards and children.
    • Provide support to stakeholders at State, LGA and CBO levels to develop state specific work plans on Household Economic Strengthening.
    • Strengthen technical capacity of CBOs, LGAs and SMWASD on Household Economic Strengthening strategies.
    • Assist in coordinating and provide direct oversight to project activities to ensure successful implementation of Household Economic Strengthening strategies.
    • Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities and reports
    • Provide timely update on grant work plan progress.
    • Participate in project review meetings, project monitoring, reporting and documentation

    Qualifications

    • A Degree in Economics, Social Sciences with at least 2 years post National Youth Service experience, which must include at least 2 years in Household Economic Strengthening of OVC programming, health, education and sub granting. Also, preferred are knowledge of health programs with the Nigeria public sector, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders.
    • An MPH is an added advantage. Familiarity with local tradition and language is highly desirable.

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    Finance Officer

     

    Specific Responsibilities
    The position will assume direct responsibility for managing all the financial, logistics, and administrative support functions for the project including the following:

    • Process all approved payments in line with standard practices with appropriate supporting documents
    • Provide administrative and technical support to the CBOs to ensure that all advances are retired and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis.
    • Assist in the logistics in preparation for and during workshops.
    • Filling of retired payment vouchers with supporting documents.
    • Posting of daily transactions (Income & Expenditure) using QuickBooks Package.
    • Carry out banking transaction and recording of daily lodgement and withdrawers

    Qualifications

    • Applicants must have first Degree/HND in Accounting or other related Social Sciences. Also required is a minimum of 3 years working experience
    • Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks,
    • Good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Experience in managing USAID grants and familiarity with Nigerian NGOs contractual procedures and a relevant higher Degree will be of additional advantage.

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    State Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Direct responsibility or the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities in the focal States and ensure that strategies are implemented according to plan
    • Work with other project staff and sub-recipients to ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are carried out appropriately to meet the donor and project's M&E needs.
    • Make presentations to stakeholders at both technical and non-technical sessions on program achievements and deliverables.
    • Represent and make appropriate presentation at professional meetings, conferences.
    • Support the development and design of the M&E framework, tools and project M&E plans.
    • Provide continuous technical assistance on data management to project management team.
    • Ensure regular maintenance of database/information system.
    • Contribute effectively at national and sub-national levels to OVC Management information system strengthening forum.
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification and validation and data quality assessments (DQAs).
    • Prepare the state quarterly project reports
    • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams, and conduct operational research activities

    Qualifications

    • A Degree in Social Sciences or Medical field with at least 3 years post National Youth Service experience, which must include at least 2 years in OVC programming, health, education and sub granting.
    • Also, preferred are knowledge of public sector, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders.
    • An MPH is an added advantage.
    • Excellent computer skills in Ms Office suite and M & E softwares: Stata, SPSS, NOMIS etc is compulsory.
    • Familiarity with local language is highly desirable.
    • Must be able to analyze data to inform programme decisions

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    State Program Officer

     

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Responsible for direct management and coordination of all project activities in the state, in line with the project proposal and implementation plan.
    • Ensures that all project activities in project states meet effective programming standards and best practices established by ARFH, USAID PEPFAR and the Nigerian Government especially the Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
    • Provide support to stakeholders at State, LGA and CBO levels to develop state specific workplans to address identified needs of OVC
    • Carry out advocacy to integrate budget for OVC activities into state and LGA annual budget
    • Strengthen technical capacity of CBOs, LGAs and SMWASD in OVC programming, service provisions and governance.
    • Coordinate state project activities to ensure successful implementation of family centered and community based approach
    • Provide supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching for OVC desk officers, M & E officers, and LGA social welfare officers.
    • Provide technical leadership for need assessments and design activities to ensure implementation of innovative approaches including mainstreaming of PMTCT into OVC activities.
    • Represent the organization at meetings with government agencies, other implementing partners, service providers LGA OVC Technical Working group and State OVC Steering Committee meetings etc
    • Support community level committees on child protection activities
    • Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities and reports
    • Provide timely update on grant work plan progress
    • Participate in project review meetings project monitoring reporting and documentation

    Qualifications

    • A Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences with at least 4 years post National Youth Service experience which must include at least 2 years in OVC programming, health, education and sub granting.
    • Also, preferred are knowledge of health programs with the Nigeria public sector health system NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders.
    • An MPH is an added advantage.
    • Familiarity with local tradition and language is highly desirable.

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    Program Advisor

     

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Ensure effective technical lead of OVC programming implementation activities of the projects in Rivers & Akwa Ibom states.
    • Contribute to operations and technical reviews of OVC strategies in relevant areas of programming and ensure it reflects strategic plans at national level as well as donor priorities.
    • Provide technical support through oversight visits, coaching, mentoring and integrated supportive to direct reports (staff) and partners on the project.
    • Provide leadership to the development of annual work plans as well as state level monthly/quarterly implementation work plans for partners on the project.
    • In collaboration with the leadership of partner organizations, identify key process weaknesses and capacity gaps with potential to hinder effective delivery of quality programmes. Incorporate remedial actions in technical assistance and capacity building plans.
    • Oversee the quality implementation and support of ongoing programming based on robust grant management and monitoring and evaluation systems.
    • Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities, reports, security, procurement, HR and financial grant management protocols.
    • Provide guidance to senior program staff to ensure that data on OVC is used effectively for advocacy and realignment of project implementations as necessary.
    • Oversee donor and internal narrative reporting, ensuring that all reports are of high quality and meet the standards 0fARFH and donor requirements.
    • Ensure mentorship for program staff in order to maintain a high standard of capacity for the implementation of quality programming. Oversee performance evaluation process for all the projects staff.
    • Work with Chief of Party and working closely with the Director of Programs and other directors to establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations on all programming aspects and to meet community needs.
    • Establish and maintain relationship with the relevant coordination bodies and line ministries to promote advocacy priorities on the OVC project.
    • Provide support to Chief of Party and working closely with the Director of Programs and other directors to represent the organization with governmental bodies, stakeholders and donors.
    • Prepare relevant reports including quarterly, half - year and end year reports, positive results achieved on the project and lessons learnt and ensure they are shared with stakeholders including the donor in a timely manner.
    • Coordinate project review meetings, project monitoring and evaluation, reporting and documentation.
    • Participate in development process of donor proposals-log frames, narratives and budgets - based on sector and ARFH's priorities.

    Qualifications

    • Applicants must have a University Degree in the Social Sciences with Master's Degree in Public Health or related field.
    • Possession of a PhD will be added advantage.
    • Minimum of 10 years working experience on donor funded HIV/AIDs (PMTCT/eMTCT, Nutrition), OVC, family centered and community based projects in Nigeria with good knowledge of national health programs, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders.
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills, with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power point and NOMIS.
    • Experience and good understanding of USAID principles and procedures will be added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in only one (1) attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability for the job to: programs@arfh-ng.org please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.

    Note

    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
    • Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone number of the referees.
    • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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