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  • Posted on: 15 April, 2016 Deadline: 29 April, 2016
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  • Centre for Health Education, Economic Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS) is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focussing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment opportunities. CHEERS is currently scaling up TB/HIV program coordination and implementation within the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

    State Team Leads

     

    CHEERS is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focussing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment opportunities. CHEERS is currently scaling up TB/HIV program coordination and implementation within the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

    Summary of Position:

    The state team lead will provide overall leadership and management of CHEERS TB/HIV program in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships and coordination with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support response efforts in the state. Main responsibilities are indicated below:

    Management Responsibilities:

    ·         Serves as CHEERS representative in all matters related to TB/HIV activities in the states and with all other concerned parties.
    ·         Spearheading coordination, implementation and reporting of TB/HIV program in the state
    ·         Ensure optimal resource management of the program in the state.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    ·         Lead the development of an integrated TB/HIV plan for state in collaboration with the Head Office Program Management Unit
    ·         Operationalize TB/HIV program plan in the state ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of activities towards achievement of set targets and performance expectation  
    ·         Establish system in the state for project monitoring, evaluation, reporting using national tools and instance.
    ·         Support the state HMIS team to strengthen state M&E data system with periodic analysis and review to inform and enhance program management at the state level.
    ·         Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all focal/supported health facilities in the state
    ·         Take responsibility for management of the state TB/HIV program budget and all other resources under the direction of the head office Program Management Unit
    ·         Advocate and represent CHEERS at the highest level in the state on matters related to TB/HIV.
    ·         Liaise and network with relevant CHEERS partners and co-implementers in the state to improve CHEERS visibility, coordination of activities and promotions of shared advocacy agenda.  
    ·         Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development
    ·         Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep the Head Office management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    ·         BSc, in Public Health or related field minimum. MBBS, MPH, MBA preferred  
    ·         Five years plus management experience in TB/HIV programs especially managing Global Fund, USG programs at state level.
    ·         At least three years’ experience in managing a team of at least five persons and also in HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support.
    ·         Must have managed similar programs in any other of the states listed above
    ·         Experience in planning and budgeting required
    ·         Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions/states to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential
    ·         Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with colleagues, teams and partner organizations to achieve result.
    ·         Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    ·         Comfortable with a team approach to management and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously.
    ·         Proficiency in MS Office, basic research application like Epi-Info, SPSS etc will be an advantage
    ·         Ability to read, analyse, and interpret the most complex document and respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
    ·         Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems

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    Technical Officers TB/HIV

     

    Summary of position: To provide the TB/HIV program of CHEERS with technical services relating to projects/grants and program administration and implementation as well as a variety of support in the area of information collection.

    Main Responsibilities:

    ·         Develops in-depth knowledge of assigned TB/HIV program areas, including current issues and key resource people and organizations, and a clear understanding of how they fit into CHEERS interests. Develops and maintains adequate resource files for assigned program areas.
    ·          Keep current with developments in the TB/HIV programming throughout Nigeria and attend relevant meetings and keep abreast with issues, concerns and needs that should inform the effective implementation of the CHEERS program strategy.
    ·         Develop, implement and manage initiatives of the Organization on TB/HIV and work to provide operational and financial monitoring.
    ·         Review incoming requests for partnership and prepare recommendations for presentation to Management.
    ·         Collaborate with the State Team Lead and other Officers to prepare the Organization’s work plan.
    ·         Represent the State Team Lead at relevant meetings and other activities as assigned by the STL.
    ·         Monitor and implement timely and appropriate facility strengthening activities.
    ·         Provide technical support to CHEERS Treatment, Care and Support activities in the state

    Qualifications and Skills:

    ·         Candidates should be holders of a University degree and further qualification in the social or health sciences or a related field with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
    ·         Experience in TB/HIV services and coordination in any of the states listed above.
    ·         Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV Programming especially in a treatment setting.
    ·         Experience in Global Fund project management and administration.
    ·         Strong analytical capacity and experience in project planning and monitoring.
    ·         Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management.
    ·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
    ·         Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
    ·         Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.

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    Technical Officers: M&E

     

    Summary of Position: S/he has the responsibility of supporting CHEERS M&E programs and projects as well as all activities in the state.

    Main Responsibilities:     

    ·         Provide routine supportive supervision to focal facilities.
    ·         Development of capacity strengthening plan for the state ministry of health in coordination with the State Team Lead.  
    ·         Provide performance data, ensuring data integrity, verifying data, preparing and submitting in a timely manner all required performance reports from facilities to the head office.
    ·         Supervise monitoring and evaluation processes and ensure quality and timely periodic production of M&E information products in line with requirements from the state.
    ·         Facilitate capacity building for monitoring and evaluation of TB/HIV programmes in the state.
    ·         Actively participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings relating to M&E at the state level.
    ·         Enhance M&E capacity among facility staff, to ensure data accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery.
    ·         Collect, verify, collate and analyse data on performance indicators from facilities and LGAs.
    ·         Develop and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports on M&E to the State Team Lead
    ·         Carry out any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator and Executive Director. 

    Qualifications and Skills:

    ·         Candidates should be holders of a University degree and further qualification in the social or health sciences or a related field with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
    ·         Experience in monitoring of TB/HIV services in any of the states listed above.
    ·         Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV M&E framework especially in a treatment setting.
    ·         Experience in Global Fund project monitoring and evaluation.
    ·         Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management.
    ·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
    ·         Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
    ·         Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
    ·         Experience in the design and implementation of DHIS 2.0, and other M&E related software
    ·         Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.

    Method of Application

    What we offer

    ·         Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
    ·         Being part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
    ·         Salary depending on the capacity and experience of the candidate.

    Please submit a one page application and CV as a single document (word or PDF only) containing contact details of 3 referees to recruitment@cheersnigeria.org please indicate clearly that you are applying for any of the above mentioned position by mentioning the position and state in the subject line of your mail and in your application letter. Candidates are discouraged from applying for more than one position

    The closing date for all application is 5pm Friday 29th April 2016.

    NOTE: There are no relocation allowances for the advertised position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and shortlisted candidates must be ready to attend interview at their own cost.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer 

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