Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) Job Vacancies in Nigeria

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) – Local
OVC Partners in Nigeria (LOPIN3) which started on August 2014 is a five
year PEPFAR/USAID funded project implemented in Cross river and Ebonyi
states. The project works with LGAs, communities, households and
families where children are orphaned or made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS
and other disabilities.
LOPIN 3 works within the context of overall
goal of “mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and Households”
The project is implemented by a consortium of 3 local organizations
with HIFASS as the lead partner and others including, People-to-people
Health Foundation Nigeria (PPHFN), Calabar Arch-Diocesan Action
committee on AIDS (CAACA) and catholic Diocese of Abakaliki Succour and
development Services Initiatives (SUCCDEV).

The project is seeking for the services of seasoned professionals to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Calabar, Cross River
Position type: Full-time
Report: Director Admin and Finance
Terms of Reference

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Admin, the incumbent carries out the following duties:

  • Conduct general financial analysis of reports obtained from
    Finance and various departments such as Operations, Transport, Human
    Resources, Field Offices and Other Sources, present and communicate
    findings to Management.
  • Monitor monthly Spending of project fund against budget and obligations
  • Design templates for various reports and develop formats to present information to SLT.
  • Monthly Review and consolidation of Quickbooks and other reports
    from field offices in order to present single project account for
    management information
  • Track financial status by monitoring variances in-line with existing plan.
  • Determine financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results.
  • Prepare financial reports, charts, variance tables and other information as may be required by the Management.
  • Monitor on monthly basis Expenditures against Work-plan Budget and Obligation for all projects.
  • Analyze reports: Vehicle fuel consumption, Generator Fuel
    consumption, Staff Advances, Procurement and logistic operations using
    designed tools and advise management on same
  • Develop new and effective techniques for financial reporting to help management in planning and decision making.
  • Keeping tabs of the latest trends and techniques in the field of Financial Management analysis.

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist in Budget preparation
  • Develop a strong database for asset and inventory tracking
  • Assist in building the capacity of CSO finance officer in Quickbooks and other accounting software
  • Ensure accurate postings of expenditure into the Quickbooks by providing necessary support to the Finance Officers
  • Tracking monthly workplan performance

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance or Management Science.
  • Possession of higher Degree or/and Professional qualification will be an added advantage
  • Must possess the ability to maintain strict confidentiality as a result of the information in his/her possession.
  • Reasonable ability to utilize current word processing, excel spreadsheet, database and e-mail
  • Knowledge of program analysis and evaluation
  • Should possess a minimum of Five (5) years of full-time work
    experience in the same field preferably in Non for Profit Organization.
  • Reasonable knowledge of budgetary management and accounting principles, and procedures is essential
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Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
Calabar, Cross River
Position type: Full time
Report: Director of Monitoring and Evaluation
Terms of Reference

Under the supervision of the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, the incumbent carries out the following duties:

  • Coordinates the project data collection in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Design/update tools for data collection, analysis and dissemination
  • Lead State M&E Officers in management and update of LOPIN-3 the databases
  • Administer the project database and ensure it is constantly updated
  • Ensure the training of Sub-recipients M&E Officers in the use of the database
  • Ensure complete and timely reporting through the implementation
    of an efficient data -management system from the provision of data
    collection tools to reporting;
  • Ensure data analysis from Sub-recipient CSOs;
  • Ensure data quality through the establishment of a Quality Assurance system for the project data;
  • Establish a network of data managers on LOPIN-3 sites in view of improving the quality of data
  • Periodically check the consistency of monitoring and evaluation indicators as defined for each activity of the Project
  • Produce on quarterly basis the project indicator performance tracking table for each CSO
  • Develop monthly and quarterly written reports per deadlines;
  • Strengthen the capacity of sub-recipients as well as LGA and State M & E personnel;
  • Ensure data collection tools are available on implementation sites;
  • Develop procedures and manuals for data quality assurance;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of data quality
    control system, data quality assurance for the program activities and
    the Audit of Data Quality;
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with important State officials, partners and NGOS;
  • Conduct any other duties in relation with the position;


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Health Management,
    Developmental Studies, Public Administration, Business Management,
    Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Operations Research or related
  • At least 7 years working experience working with relational databases and Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Proven experience in surveys and assessment, result-based
    planning, performance monitoring, use of statistical packages (such as
    CSPRO, Epi-lnfo, Stata and SPSS) in data analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent analytical, reporting, computer and communication skills are essential requirement.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS, gender and
    gender-based violence in Nigeria and specifically in the two States is
  • Previous working experience in Cross River and Ebonyi States will be added advantage.
  • Experience on National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS) is desirable
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS programs, Gender and related health
    fields, health planning and research, social developmental work will be
    an advantage

Job Title: OVC Nutrition and Referral System Advisor
Calabar, Cross River
Position type: Full time
Report: Chief of Party
Terms of Reference

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party the incumbent carries out the following duties:

  • Focus on strengthening existing case management system of the
    project to ensure quality services its conformity with GON and PEPFAR
    guidelines for nutrition services.
  • Linkage to treatment facilities and effective bi-directional
    referral systems including coordination of escort services and follow up
    at facility and community levels.
  • He/she will address key aspects of projects implementation
    strategy related to OVC nutrition, processing of reactive
    OVC/Caregivers, response to critically ill OVC and relevant capacity
    building towards sustainability at State, LGA, CSO and community levels.
  • The OVC Nutrition and Referral System Advisor will work closely with the GHPA, SMEA and TPPS to support the CSO partners.
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Other Responsibilities

  • Responsible for identifying and addressing gaps in bilateral referral system
  • Function as main contact with 4Children in respect of linkage to services and bi-directional referral services
  • Provision of technical guidance on IYCF and Food demonstration
    to CSO partners, OVCA’s Community primary referral facility providers
    and care givers, particularly of reactive OVC on treatment.
  • Co-ordinates the documentation and reporting to DME of results
    and lessons learned in the subject areas, particularly the
    bi-directional referral system using the principles of data driven
  • Design realistic innovative interventions for ensuring
    successful sustainable referral cycles including application of
    technology and basic communication tools.
  • Coordinate and document community to facility and facility to community activities
  • Coordinate related quality improvement efforts at State, LGA, CSO and community levels
  • Participate in IPs’ coordination meetings and the meetings of the state/LGA referral TWG.
  • Work with GHP to strengthen community GBV response referral systems and Child protection processes.
  • Provide hands on and institutional level capacity building to CSOs CVs and COIT members on nutrition and referral linkages


  • Advanced degree in Health Sciences.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with reputable organisations on Infant and child nutrition and referral services
  • Advanced knowledge of current Nigeria’s HIV Response, HIV
    prevention and treatment adherence principles, particularly for children
  • Knowledge of GON and PEPEAR current OVC guidelines and ability to address the guidelines using the project’s strategy.
  • Must understand the principles of 90-90-90 towards zero HIV
    transmission and contribution of Community OVC programs to this goal.
  • Experience working closely with other IPs and government personnel at several levels.
  • Practical experience in IYCF and Food Demonstration.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in any of the local languages in Cross River and Ebonyi Stales will be of advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel to rural communities in difficult terrains with challenging roads
  • Ability to respond to guidance and achieve results responsibly with limited direct supervision.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum
Vitae and Cover letter in only one attachment (MS word document) and
indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the mail

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates

Application Deadline  2nd November, 2016.

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