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  • Posted on: 2 August, 2012 Deadline: 16 August, 2012
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  • The Population Council is an International, non-profit, non-governmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council's major program areas are HIV &AIDS, reproductive health and poverty, gender, and youth. The Council conducts biomedical, social science and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. The Population Council works in collaboration with a broad range of Nigerian institutions. Due to expansion of its activities. the Council is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following positions:  

    Technical Advisor-MARPs-Abuja
    The successful candidate will provide coordination and technical support in the areas of capacity strengthening on HIV prevention service provision relevant to MARPs and other high-risk groups to local CSOs working with MARPs to help them improve their outreach services.
     
    Qualifications: The ideal candidate MUST possess:
     
    •             Level of Education: Relevant degree(s) in public health, epidemiology, Applied epidemiology, social sciences, epidemiology research methods or other relevant degrees. An MPH degree is preferred.
    •             Experience: 5 years of experience in developing and providing capacity strengthening using evidence-based approaches and 3 years of HI V and AIDS program design and management. Knowledge and experience in working with most-at-risk populations and in developing MARPs-focused behaviour change interventions is preferred.
    •             Language Requirements: Written and spoken English - Excellent
    •             Strong scientific and commercial communication skills
    •             Willingness to travel within the country and across the region on a regular basis.
    •             High degree of independence. creativity and commitment
    •             Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills.
    •             Excellent writing, editorial, statistical analysis and communication skills.
    •             Previous NGO experience provides added advantage.
    •             Experience with and a high degree of competency using Windows-based computer programs and the internet.
     
    Program Officers: Kogi (1), Kwara (1), Kano(1) and Abuja. (1)
    The successful candidates will coordinate and manage the USAID funded HIV and AIDS MARPs project and Held activities.
     
    Qualifications: The ideal candidates must have:
     
    •             A minimum of Bachelor's degree
    •             A Masters degree in Health Policy, Public Administration, or Public Health is preferred.
    •             A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in public policy, non-profit management, or related field.
    •             Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and Power Point required.
    •             Ability and willingness to travel within the country and across the region on a regular basis
    •             High degree of independence. creativity and commitment
    •             Strong analytic and communication skills, ability to write clearly and succinctly under
     
    M&E Coordinator-Abuja
    The successful candidate will be responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation and Data Management of a comprehensive HIV Prevention and Care Project and other projects managed by Pc. The Coordinator will manage the database for capturing and processing the data collected through the management information systems of the projects. He/she will set up the database for data entry of service data from the field. The Coordinator will carry out the data processing and analysis and generate the statistical tables, chart' and graphs for periodic project reports.
     
    Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have:
    1.            Level of Education - A minimum of Masters in Social Science. Statistics, Public Health or any related area
    2.            Desired Number of Years of Prior Experience in a Similar Role - 5 years
    3.            Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skill
    4.            Language Requirements- Excellent English language
    5.            Level of IT Expertise Required - Ability to use the following statistical packages-
    Epi Data, STATA, and SPSS.
    6.            Ability to travel within and outside Nigeria
    7.            Strong analytic and database skills including statistical analysis
    8.            Experience in implementing management information systems and field research is an added advantage.   
         
    Mode of application:

    Qualified candidates should follow the instructions below:
    1. Send an application letter (stating your current salary and salary expectations) and resume to nigeria@popcouncil.org on or before Tuesday, August 16, 2012.
    2. Clearly state the position title for which you are applying and your full names- starting with the surname first, then other names (e.g. Technical Advisor (MARPs) - BEN, Joshua Ekong) - in the subject area of the email.
    3. All attachments must be in PDF format.

    Population Council reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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