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.
The HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of Women for Women International's Health Services Program in Nigeria. Specifically, the Health Coordinator will coordinate the major activities of a project focused on the improvement of the HIV/AIDS component of the health module in the WfWI-International life skills curriculum. In addition to the WfWI-Nigeria staff, the HIV/AIDS Coordinator collaborates and works closely with staff in the Global Programs Unit at WfWI-HQ and staff in the Regional Office to ensure efficient grant compliance and accurate, timely, and informational grant reporting.
- The HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator’s job responsibilities will begin with 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.
- Systematic Assessment of Local and Contextual Barriers
- The HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator will 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.
- Work closely with LS trainers and LS Manager to gather individual stories of participants facing challenges to receiving information and services related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
Oversee Technical Experts
- 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.
- Oversee, collaborate with and coordinate work of the Assessment Specialist: A contracted Specialist will design and implement a comprehensive assessment of the new Health Module curriculum and supplementary HIV/AIDS initiatives pilot with 100 women.
- Monitor and Report on Pilot of new Health Module and Initiatives with 100 women
- The HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator will 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
- HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator will attend Health Module trainings during pilot to ensure high quality delivery of training content and methodology.
- HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator will write field reports and collect success stories and challenges to program implementation.
- The HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator will report monthly to WfWI-Nigeria, WfWI (HQ) and the Regional Office on project progress and findings in a timely manner.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, International Development, or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
- At least five (5) 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.
- Commitment and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values.
- Discretion with sensitive materials and strong understanding of confidentiality
Method of Application
All interested candidates should submit an updated CV with 3 professional references and a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org HIV/AIDS Health Coordinator should be the subject line of the email.
Application deadline is 26th August 2014. 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. Only shortlisted applications will be invited for interview.
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