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Jan 19, 2021, 12:26 PM

Chemonics International - We're one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Sustainability Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Description

  • Chemonics International, a leading international organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Sustainability Advisor for the USAID funded Strategic HIV/AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Task Order 03 activity in Nigeria.
  • This activity aims to identify and support proven interventions through the improvement of service delivery and strengthening health systems with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe States.
  • The objectives of the activity include 1) Targeted and efficient HIV and TB case identification and linkage to care and treatment; 2) Enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; 3) Successfully suppress HIV viral load; and 4) Increase GON capacity to expand, coordinate and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Activity Manager, oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of the project sustainability and transition plan and milestones schedule.
  • Liaise with project technical teams to review and revise activity designs to ensure maximum sustainability and ability to be transitioned to local actors.
  • In consultation with government stakeholders, design and plan for innovative financing mechanisms to transfer health workers and other key interventions to government funding in the future.
  • Assess both needs and capacity of government entities to take on funding and management of HIV interventions.
  • Lead private sector engagements at national and sub-national levels and leverage private sector engagement support, expertise, skillsets, and resources to advance SHARP TO3 objectives and programmatic approaches towards the achievement of epidemic control.
  • Develop monthly progress status narrative, success stories, and articles related to the implementation of the project sustainability agenda and PSE initiatives.
  • Develop quality advocacy briefs and raise awareness of the sustainability agenda through effective communications and presentations.
  • Present persuasive recommendations to government entities for increased funding and ownership of the HIV/AIDS response.
  • Support the implementation of organizational capacity interventions for local partners across project states.
  • Create strong collaboration and teamwork between all program units and foster a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in sciences or related field required, Master's degree preferred. Certification in Project Management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of extensive experience working for or in close collaboration with state and local governments in Nigeria required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of extensive experience in human resources for health, public sector health financing, HIV service delivery, and other key technical areas is preferred.
  • Familiarity with government bodies in some or all of the Task Order 03 states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano, and Yobe) strongly preferred. Regularly travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano, and Yobe States to provide direct support.
  • Excellent influencing and networking skills with a proven ability to drive innovations and transformation initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with high-level government stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision:

  • The Sustainability Advisor will report directly to the Senior Activity Manager. As teamwork is crucial to the success of the project, the Sustainability Advisor will be expected to closely coordinate with other project staff, as per direction from the Senior Activity Manager.

Location of Assignment:

  • The location of the assignment is Abuja, Nigeria with intermittent travel throughout the country.
  • This position is open to applicants who are cooperating country nationals (CCNs) and eligible to work in the country of Nigeria. CCN is defined as a cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 25th January, 2021.

 

 

Job Title: IT Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Description

  • Chemonics International, a leading international organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an IT Officer for the USAID funded Strategic HIV/AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Task Order 03 activity in Nigeria.
  • This activity aims to identify and support proven interventions through the improvement of service delivery and strengthening health systems with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe States.
  • The objectives of the activity include 1) Targeted and efficient HIV and TB case identification and linkage to care and treatment; 2) Enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; 3) Successfully suppress HIV viral load; and 4) Increase GON capacity to expand, coordinate and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for systems administration and web administration, implementing IT systems in accordance to design specifications and requirements as set by the project.
  • Research, recommend and arrange for internet service providers (ISPs) and/or other IT firm to install network cabling infrastructure for each office’s local area network.
  • Recommend and assist in contracting with a local firm for ongoing monthly network maintenance and troubleshooting, as needed.
  • Install a local firewall and configure for VPN (if VPN is to be part of firewall build).
  • Install a wireless access point(s) onto the network.
  • Install main office server(s), create a domain, and designate functions and nomenclature for server and clients.
  • Establish server functions such as File and Print sharing, DHCP/DNS, install and configure VPN features, all supporting software, tape backup solution, and anti-virus protection for local area network.
  • Create domain security policy including admin accounts and documentation of all settings
  • Deploy client workstations and join them to the domain – 1) Install antivirus software onto all project-owned computers; 2) Create all user accounts, as well as service admin accounts. Create profiles for each necessary user account on a per-computer basis.
  • Develop a standard folder structure (for file shares) adapted from the HO central filing structure.
  • Install and test the standard folder structure, ensuring access for all project employees on domain computers. Access and document editing rights may have different levels of security/authorization, as deemed necessary by COP / Operations Director.
  • Configure a network to accommodate ABACUS software and identify the local computers to act as a local ABACUS server.
  • Ensure that all systems are compliant with Chemonics systems.
  • Provide an overview of best practices to select staff in a basic network environment for simple maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Training users in VPN access, security procedures, anti-virus principles.
  • Provide training to staff on the use of file servers in day-to-day operations.
  • Provide onsite training focused on best networking practices and Chemonics standards.
  • Work with project technical staff to respond to questions and provide technical input regarding planned and ongoing programmatic activities with IT components
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor consistent with the scope of the position.

Job Qualifications

  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field preferred
  • Microsoft certifications strongly preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in maintaining project office computer hardware, networks, and software, ensuring that all hardware and software components are functioning
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly in MS Office software, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good networking troubleshooting experience
  • Experience troubleshooting computers and accessories and recommend solutions.
  • Understanding of USAID procurement procedures/ guidelines and experience working with USAID or other international donors preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.

Supervision:

  • The IT Officer will report directly to the Director of Finance and Operations.
  • As teamwork is crucial to the success of the project, the IT Officer will be expected to closely coordinate his work with other project staff, stakeholders/partners, as per direction from the Director of Finance and Operations.

Location of Assignment:

  • The location of the assignment is Abuja, Nigeria with intermittent travel throughout the country.
  • This position is open to applicants who are cooperating country nationals (CCNs) and eligible to work in the country of Nigeria. CCN is defined as a cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 31st January, 2021.


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