• Current Job Placements at FHI 360 Nigeria

  • Posted on: 12 November, 2015 Deadline: 22 November, 2015
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  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

    We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

    Technical Officer-Lab QI & Special Projects

     

    Description:

     

    The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     
     
    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    Liaise with the Senior Technical Officer to provide technical support on HIV serology Rapid Testing Quality Improvement Initiative (HIV RT QII Project and other laboratory Special projects for FHI 360 Nigeria programs.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical assistance to state QI team on the implementation of HIV RT QII project at state level.
    • Provide technical assistance on the laboratory component of the AIS testing from the field to the Molecular lab in Akwa Ibom state.
    • Coordinate procurement of all the lab items required for field, CD4 and PCR/viral load testing for AKAIS project
    • Coordinate logistics distribution of lab items procured for field and lab testing to all the AKAIS survey team and testing labs.Coordinate the proper storage, transportation and sorting of the DBS/ whole blood samples collected for the QC/ CD4/ EID/ VL and HIV-1 Incidence Assay for AKAIS project.
    • Provide oversight functions towards effective and efficient testing and reporting of all samples on AIS project in Akwa Ibom State.
    • Provide oversight function on the production, distribution, administration and collation of feedbacks on the Dried Tube specimen Proficiency Testing scheme.
    • Provide technical assistance to state team on the administration of SPI RT checklist.
    • Monitor the implementation of corrective action process for sites with deficiencies.
    • Coordinate the project activities (Audit & DTS PT) and provide regular update to STO & ADLS.
    • Prepare and share RTQII project monthly / quarterly report.
    • Provide regular update on the implementation of RTQII project to STO Lab services in CO & SO.
    • Remain informed on new findings in the field of laboratory technology that relate to HIV/AIDS, OIs, and treatment by reviewing current literature, and draw implications from research for program activities.
    • Develop concept papers and research papers on the existing project.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • BMLS in Laboratory sciences or related field with 8-10 years post national youth service experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
    • Evidence of certification / trainings in Laboratory Quality Management System (international certification will be an added advantage)
    • Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred.
    • Knowledge of proficiency testing implementation and administration including PT data management.
    • Knowledge of laboratory data management, use of data management software including excel and other advanced programs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office applications ( MS word, Excel, power point etc)
    • Knowledge of laboratory audit using a simple checklist (e.g WHO AFRO SLIPTA checklist / ISO 15189 checklist) as well as preparation of audit report.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

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    Social & Behavior Change Communication Advisor

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    The SBCC Advisor will provide direction, communication technical expertise, and oversight of all project SBCC activities for the Nigeria Malaria Project.  He/she will assist the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), and, working with the project SBCC and Community Mobilization Officers, collaborate with and build capacity of the Ministry of Health (Federal, State, Local Government (LGA) level) communication personnel and private-sector counterparts to identify, develop, implement, and monitor an array of SBCC approaches to changing and maintaining behaviors in the area of malaria prevention and treatment. Working with the Research and M&E Advisor, improve on NMEP’s and partner’s ability to measure and monitor SBCC; Support malaria advocacy, communication, and social mobilization at Federal, State and LGA levels and play a leadership role in integrating SBCC activities in other health programs.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Meet regularly with representatives of the NMEP, USAID, partners, and other stakeholders to integrate feedback including Federal, State and LGA strategic plans into key campaign messages, including correct and consistent LLIN use and maintenance; comprehension and use of ACTs; and increased use of ANC services.
    • Working with the SBCC and Community Mobilization Officers, develop SBCC messages to improve at risk population’s awareness of the risk of malaria during pregnancy and promote the use of IPTp during various phases of pregnancy. 
    • Conduct strategic behaviour communications needs assessments and design, pre-test, and finalize drafts of SBCC/media materials in conjunction with NMEP and relevant partners
    • Implement and monitor IEC/SBCC activities at the health facility and community level to ensure maximum local impact and education. 
    • Collaborate closely with the M&E Advisor to ensure the documentation of SBCC effects on target audiences by designing all messages to track specific, measurable behaviors.
    • Identify complementary activities and align plans with the National Malaria Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) guidelines as well as with plans of other malaria projects.
    • Monitor and report on all Nigeria Malaria Project SBCC activities.
    • Respond to the specified deliverables and goals of contracts and grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI360 contractual agreement.
    • Work with the Malaria Technical Director, collaborate and build capacity of Ministry of Health and private-sector counterparts to develop, implement, and monitor SBCC messaging and implementation.
    • Contribute to work plans, budgets, pipelines, technical reports, and deliverables.
    • Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor. 
    • Complete detailed strategy write-ups, work plans, and deliver quarterly reports and all other reporting requirements.
    • Oversees the work of consultants and subcontractors, as required.
    Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health; Communications and Media Arts; Marketing; or a relevant field.
    • At least 9 years of professional experience developing mass communication campaigns.
    • 5-7 years of experience in implementing and managing national health communication/SBCC programs in developing countries

    Specific Knowledge Requirements:

    • Practical experience with the Nigeria health system and/or Media scene
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Ability to multi-task and oversee a number of ongoing activities.
    • Excellent communication and networking skills.
    • Knowledge of state of the art social and behavior change communication models and strategies and their practical application to malaria as well as technical knowledge in these fields.
    • Knowledge of evidence-based, innovative and practical solutions to communication and gender integration challenges in developing countries.
    • Field experience in developing and implementing SBCC projects and programs in Asia and/or other regions that have demonstrated impact at scale.
    • Understanding of widely accepted formative research, pretesting, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies for effective SBCC interventions.
    • Demonstrated strong technical, programming and management skills.
    • Proven ability to work as an effective team member.
    • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and one or more additional languages a plus.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills and experience working in collaboration with partners, donors and NGOs.
    • Ability to set priorities while multi-tasking, and meet deadlines.

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    Assistant Technical Officer-Laboratory services & QI

     

    Description:

     

    The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     
     
    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    Basic Function:

     

    Liaise with the Technical Officer, Lab QI & Special Projects to provide technical support on HIV serology Rapid Testing Quality Improvement Initiative (RT QII Project) in Akwa Ibom state and other laboratory services for FHI 360 Nigeria programs.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist in providing technical assistance to state QI team on the implementation of RT QII at state level.
    • Provide regular update on the implementation of RTQII project to STO Lab services in CO & SO.
    • Ensure production, distribution, administration and collation of feedbacks on the Dried Tube specimen Proficiency Testing scheme.
    • Work with the state QI team on the administration of SPI RT checklist.
    • Monitor the implementation of corrective action process for sites with deficiencies.
    • Coordinate the project activities (Audit & DTS PT) and provide regular update to CO & SO.
    • Prepare report on HIV RTQII project on a monthly / quarterly basis.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • BMLS in Laboratory sciences or related field with 1-2 years post national youth service experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
    • Knowledge of HIV serology testing using RTKs, basic laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred.
    • Knowledge of laboratory data management, use of data management software including excel and other advanced programs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office applications ( MS word, Excel, power point etc)
    • Knowledge of basic laboratory audit using a simple checklist as well as preparation of audit report.
    • Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable

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    AssistantTechnical Officer -Laboratory / M & E services

     

    Description:

     

    The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     
     
    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    Liaise with the Technical Officer, Lab QI & Special Projects to provide technical support on HIV serology Rapid Testing Quality Improvement Initiative (RT QII Project) in Akwa Ibom state and other laboratory services for FHI Nigeria programs.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist in providing technical assistance to state QI team on the implementation of RT QII at state level.
    • Provide regular update on the implementation of RTQII project to STO Lab services in CO & SO.
    • Perform site mapping, documentation and registration of selected testing facilities and service points.
    • Give support in the distribution, administration and collation of feedbacks on the Dried Tube specimen Proficiency Testing scheme.
    • Ensure distribution, accurate usage and management of RTQII tools at various testing points.
    • Collate, enter and analyze RT QII data collected at testing point level and share report with CO & SO.
    • Contribute to development of RTQII project monthly / quarterly report.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • BMLS, BSc in Laboratory sciences or related field with 1-2 years post national youth service experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
    • Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred.
    • Knowledge of laboratory data management, use of data management software and other advanced programs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office applications ( MS word, Excel, Power point etc)
    • Knowledge of basic laboratory audit using a simple checklist as well as preparation of audit report.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit FHI 360 Career Page

    Note: Select Preferred Location and Click Search

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