Ongoing recruitment in Nigeria at AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), August 2016

AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) is a non-governmental
donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care
and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria,
including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others.
Since 2001
we have worked closely with key stakeholders to reduce the burden and
mitigate the impact of those diseases through cutting edge, innovative
& sustainable approaches.

AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) is seeking qualified and suitable candidates to fill the vacant job positions below:

Job Title: Technical Officer – Clinical Services
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support
    for the delivery of quality HIV services, and attainment of program
    goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working
    relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for
    program sustainability.

Job Tasks

  • Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN
    Clinical Services and State Teams, between the APIN Program Office,
    Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV
    services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and
    expansion of services to new sites
  • Contribute to the development of program work plans
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality
    program implementation in the areas of ART, PMTCT, HIV/TB and HIV
    clinical care services, in line with national guidelines and
    international best practices, and work towards target achievement by
    supported sites and program sustainability
  • Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of
    government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in
    Nigeria and other partners
  • Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s degree in
    Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience in HIV
    prevention, treatment and care programs.

Job Title: Technical Advisor – Clinical Services (PMTCT)
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support,
    especially in the area of PMTCT for the scale-up and delivery of
    qualitative HIV services, and attainment of program goals.
  • S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working
    relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for
    program sustainability.

Job Tasks

  • Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN
    Clinical Services Team, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites,
    relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Provide support for the components related to PMTCT
  • Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV
    services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and
    expansion of services to new sites
  • Identify program-wide capacity building needs, especially related to PMTCT
  • Contribute to the development of program work plans
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV
    program implementation and service delivery, in line with national
    guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target
    achievement by supported sites and program sustainability
  • Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of
    government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in
    Nigeria and other partners
  • Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a postgraduate fellowship
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology (preferred) or any relevant qualification
    and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and
    treatment program.
  • Experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria programs would be an advantage.

Job Title: Senior Technical Officer – Clinical Services
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support
    for the delivery of quality HIV services, and attainment of program
    goals.
  • S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working
    relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for
    program sustainability.

Job Tasks

  • Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN
    Clinical Services and State Teams, between the APIN Program Office,
    Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV
    services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and
    expansion of services to new sites
  • Contribute to the development of program work plans
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality
    program implementation in the areas of ART, PMTCT, HIV/TB and HIV
    clinical care services, in line with national guidelines and
    international best practices, and work towards target achievement by
    supported sites and program sustainability
  • Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of
    government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in
    Nigeria and other partners
  • Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s degree in
    Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in HIV
    prevention, treatment and care programs.

Job Title: Technical Advisor – Clinical Services (Paediatric HIV)
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support,
    especially in the area of paediatric HIV for the scale-up and delivery
    of qualitative HIV services, and attainment of program goals.
  • S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working
    relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for
    program sustainability.

Job Tasks

  • Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN
    Clinical Services Team, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites,
    relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Provide support for all components related to the clinical management of paediatric HIV
  • Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV
    services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and
    expansion of services to new sites
  • Identify program-wide capacity building needs, especially related to Paediatric HIV
  • Contribute to the development of program work plans
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV
    program implementation and service delivery, in line with national
    guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target
    achievement by supported sites and program sustainability
  • Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of
    government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in
    Nigeria and other partners
  • Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices
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Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a postgraduate fellowship
    in Paediatrics and a minimum of 12 years’ experience in HIV prevention,
    care and treatment program.
  • Experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria programs would be an advantage.

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor – Clinical Services
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support,
    especially for the scale-up and delivery of qualitative HIV services,
    and attainment of program goals.
  • S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working
    relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for
    program sustainability.

Job Tasks

  • Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN
    Clinical Services Team, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites,
    relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Provide support for managing the Lagos Office team of technical staff
  • Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV
    services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and
    expansion of services to new sites
  • Identify program-wide capacity building needs
  • Contribute to the development of program work plans
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV
    program implementation and service delivery, in line with national
    guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target
    achievement by supported sites and program sustainability
  • Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of
    government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in
    Nigeria and other partners
  • Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a postgraduate fellowship
    in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Paediatrics,and a minimum of
    12 years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment program.
    Experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria programs would be an advantage.

Job Title: Technical Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation
Locations:
Lagos and Jos
Job Description

  • The job holder will be a member of the State Team and will
    support program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and quality
    assurance (QA) systems.

Job Tasks

  • Support the setting up of M&E and QA systems at new program sites in the state
  • Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection,
    analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
  • Share program output data with the state team and the State Government through the state team Lead
  • Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets in the State
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the state team to
    follow up on Monitoring & Evaluation Committees at the program sites
    to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end-users
  • Provide technical support to site Quality Improvement Committees
    to set up and implement internal quality management in collaboration
    with the State Team
  • Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E and QA systems at the state level
  • Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data
    collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs
  • Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol
  • Conduct periodic visits to program sites

Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s degree in
    Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience
    supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and
    executing program evaluation

Job Title: Senior Technical Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • The job holder will be a member of the Strategic Information
    team and will contribute to program monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

Job Tasks

  • Provide support for program/project monitoring and evaluation
    and for US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection,
    analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
  • Manage the program’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and
    complete data are sent to the program office on a periodic basis, or
    when required
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision
  • Share program output data with the program team
  • Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the team to follow
    up on Monitoring & Evaluation Committees at the program sites to
    ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users
  • Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E
  • Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data
    collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs
  • Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol

Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s degree in
    Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience
    supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and
    executing program evaluation

Job Title: Technical Advisor – Monitoring & Evaluation
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • The job holder will be a member of the Strategic Information team and will provide support for managing the program SI team

Job Tasks

  • Provide support for program/project monitoring and evaluation
    and for US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection,
    analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
  • Manage the program’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and
    complete data are sent to the program office on a periodic basis, or
    when required
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision
  • Share program output data with the program team
  • Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the team to follow
    up on M & E Committees at the state offices and program sites to
    ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users
  • Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E
  • Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data
    collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs
  • Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol
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Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s degree in
    Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience
    supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and
    executing program evaluation

Job Title: Associate Director – Strategic Information
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • The job holder will provide leadership for the SI department and
    shall be accountable for all the QA/QI activities, monitoring and
    evaluation, learning and documentation of projects activities, results
    and program quality.

Job Tasks

  • Manage the SI department; defining strategies, goals, objectives and work plan, and monitoring their implementation.
  • Take overall responsibility for all SI unit functions across all projects
  • Take lead in the development, implementation and reporting
    formats for PEPFAR and GF indicators and targets in collaboration with
    the State Teams.
  • Establish system for flow of information from service delivery
    points to the central database and ensure timely technical support to
    all implementing health facilities.
  • Review, validate, share and present regular M&E reports, to
    be used by various stakeholders (CDC, GON, APIN management and Program
    Staff etc.)
  • Provide adequate data for PEPFAR, NASCP and NACA reporting; and
    provides inputs into other national and international reporting systems
  • Take a leadership role in all QA/QI processes
  • Build the capacity of SI staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Supervise and support the data management, analysis and quality management-related initiative undertaken by M&E staff
  • Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
  • Link and analyze resource inputs, outputs and outcomes and report on project effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Work with relevant units to document and publish best practices.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and
    keep senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Coordinate writing of reports and take responsibility for compilation of joint project report to the donor and partners.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master’s degree in
    Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience with
    at least 8 years progressive supporting the implementation of Quality
    Improvement, M&E systems, and planning and executing of HIV/AIDS
    Programs

Job Title: Technical Officer – Pharmacy, Logistics & SCM
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

A member of the Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management (SCM) Team, the
job holder will provide support for all Clinical Pharmacy activities of
the program and management of the general logistics of HIV/AIDS
pharmaceuticals and other related commodities, as well as support the
in-country supply chain system as may be necessary
Job Tasks

  • Collate all records of shipments to Sites, while preparing monthly reports as at when due
  • Track usage of drugs and commodities at the program sites
  • Assist the Technical Advisor – Logistics & SCM in the delivery of goods into, and movement out of, the warehouse
  • Work in conjunction with the Technical Advisor – Logistics &
    SCM and the Program Associate – Inventory Management to ensure that all
    packages delivered by the distribution partners are accounted for and
    are in good condition before taking possession
  • Make necessary input into the monthly allocation of stock to the program sites
  • Participate in quarterly stock review of drugs and other consumables in the Store
  • Provide clinical oversight at the facility levels including
    identifying, preventing, and/or resolving drug-related problems, as well
    as delivering training to and promoting continuing education of
    relevant site personnel on Clinical Pharmacy in collaboration with other
    members of the State Team
  • Review the Pharmacy prescriptions on monthly basis to ensure the
    use of appropriate antiretroviral therapy and liaise with the Associate
    Director – Pharmacy & SCM, site pharmacists and physicians (where
    necessary) to resolve discrepancies
  • Track and maintain records of approvals and clinical follow-up of patients requiring restricted drugs
  • Identify on-going Clinical Pharmacy training needs for program office and site healthcare staff
  • Liaise with the sites on clinical drug-related issues, providing information and responding to enquiries there from
  • Keep abreast with latest advancements and current practices in
    antiretroviral pharmacology and related topics/issues in the management
    of HIV, through continuous reading and understanding of conference
    abstracts/summaries and journal articles.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A first degree in Pharmacy or any other relevant qualifications
    and minimum of 7 years in Logistics/Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS
    commodities or in any other relevant function

Technical & Behavioral Competencies:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain
  • Familiarity with the program policies and procedures of donour funded – supported sites
  • Experience with government systems and dynamics of working with NGOs and private parties
  • Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS Pharmacology
  • Excellent interpersonal skill

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should write to: vacancies@apin.org.ng
stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable,
and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for the
position.

Note

  • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must
    appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft
    Word and as applicant’s full name.
  • The subject of the mail should be the job position and location
    being applied for, e.g. Technical Officer – Clinical Services (Lagos).
  • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  19th August, 2016.

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