Job Title: HIV Community Services Specialist
Together with LMS-ACT headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the community HIV/AIDS services provided in the state.
Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.
The objective of the CCS position will be to provide leadership to the state program in building a network of community HIV services (prevention activities, identification, referral and support of HIV positive clients, follow-up of clients on ART and/or TB treatment and follow up of PMTCT mother-baby pairs, home-based care, OVC and other related services) and link them with the health-facility based services.
Provide technical input in the development of an integrated LMS-ACT project state plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
Together with the Clinical Services Specialist, take lead in the establishment of the community component of the comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services
Take lead in building the capacity of Community Service Providers (CBOs, PLWHA, volunteers etc) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said community HIV/AIDS services.
Liaise with the Advisor for Community Services and the Inventory Officer to avail commodities needed at community service delivery points (water guard, ITNs, condoms, etc) and track utilization.
Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure community programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, M&E data tools, data quality audits, reporting etc)
Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants
Represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the state level on matters of community HIV services.
Ensure provision of technical, financial, M&E and administrative support to the CSOs implementing small grants so they achieve desired project goals.
Participate in activities to extend/expand the LMS-ACT project to other LGAs and States.
Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services
Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
The suitable candidate will have a postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing/midwifery or related discipline with at least 3 years senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries. The candidate will have proven hands-on programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in provision of at least 4 community HIV/AIDS services and developing and nurturing partnerships with local NGOs, FBOs and CBOs. Extensive experience working with networks of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is a MUST. The candidate will demonstrate excellent understanding of the continuum of care for HIV infected individuals and be willing to multi-task for several services. Experience in community organization and working as a community facilitator are mandatory
Job Title: Human Resources Assistant, Abuja
The HR Assistant will assist the Associate Director, Human Resources Management with interviews and hiring actions, ensuring completion of employee’s documentation and administration, complete administrative tasks related to all aspects of HR sections. She/he will be required to assist in preparing job advertisement and general correspondence, arrange and coordinate logistics support for selection and interview process and maintain personnel files. The HR assistant will service as the liaison between the state office and head office for HR related activities. He/she will perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Associate Director HRM.
Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Communication, Public Relations or a related field
Proven programmatic, technical and interpersonal skills
Willingness to travel within Nigeria regularly as required
Able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and must work well under deadlines
2-3 years working experience in this HR field
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and collaborating abilities
Experience using standard editing/proofreading marks and graphic layout designing.
Demonstrated excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume and sensitive work flow, knowledge of USAID employment regulations
Fluency in oral and written English required