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Massive Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), July 2019

Jul 2, 2019, 11:59 PM
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming. CRS is expanding its activities in the North-East in the area of Food Security, Nutrition, Non Food Items, Water and Sanitation. We seek for highly qualified candidates to fill the position below:       Job Title: Senior Program Manager Application Ref. Code: SPMF7119 Location: Abuja, F.C.T Department: Programs/FASTER Job Band: 9 Reports To: Project Director Project Summary
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Senior Program Manager provides support for effective FASTER Program management. The role ensures timeliness and efficiency of all program activities for achieving FASTER objectives and targets in line with the CRS partnership management approach.
  • Working closely with the Project Director, the Senior Program Manager coordinates establishment and effective management of the project sub-recipients and other strategic partnerships, leads program planning and reviews and accountable reporting in line with FASTER program and grants management manual and process.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality:
  • Lead FASTER program development and implementation strategy. Support the Program Director in the planning, implementation and management of the project in line with program goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner and to ensure program results/targets are met
  • Coordinate all program planning, reviews and reporting in line with donor requirements
  • Promote CRS partnership management approach and foster engagement with faith-based institutions.
  • Develop and ensure adoption of mechanisms for achieving program accountability to partners, communities and beneficiaries.
Program Management Oversight:
  • Provide Program management oversight to all program sub-offices supporting the Zonal Offices to facilitate efficient field program operations
  • Oversee administrative, operational and security aspects of the FASTER field offices
  • Facilitate transparency among and between members to promote team coordination and effectiveness.
  • Promote program linkages between FASTER and consortium partners.
  • Support Grants Management team to coordinate an effective sub-granting process to subrecipients and technical support to partners in line with USAID obligations and regulations
  • Ensure timely, and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor or the government
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Project Director, represent the consortium on relevant technical forums including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as required
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree minimum in Public Health, Child/Youth Development, International Development, Social Science or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of the HIV, OVC, social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria preferred
  • Minimum 7 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive management responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project/awards management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of achieving project targets through applied learning, rigorous knowledge management, and innovation.
  • Experience collaborating with state governments and local partners to implement development projects.
  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English
  • Willingness to travel significantly throughout all FASTER project locations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Required Foreign Language: Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, Project Director and team, Deputy Country Representative (Health and Livelihood), RTAs for Health and OVC, Country Representatives, Heads of Operations, and Security Managers/Focal Points.
  • External: NASCP, NACA, CDC LAM, other donors, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Grants Manager Application Ref. Code: GMF7119 Location: Abuja, F.C.T Department: Programs/FASTER Job Band: 9 Reports To: Project Director Project Summary
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The CRS/Nigeria Grants and Compliance Manager is responsible for overall budget monitoring, compliance oversight of the USG, other donors and private fund awards and all related sub-agreements under FASTER project.
  • S/he assists in the interpretation of USG and other donor regulations for local partners, field management staff and CRS management.
  • S/he coordinates the assessment and identification of needs for training in compliance, budgeting and financial management and their implementation as well actively works with all sub-recipients on their grant management capacity.
  • In coordination with the Project Director FASTER program staff, CRS Nigeria finance and compliance unit and global compliance and finance staff, s/he develops and implements strategy to prevent or minimize compliance-related liabilities.
Specific Job Responsibilities Sub-recipients Financial Assessment:
  • Lead the assessments of all sub-recipients using CRS HQ Finance’s guidance for stratification of the sub-recipients for FASTER grant.
  • Assist the sub-recipients in preparing a Corrective Action Plan within sixty calendar days of the assessment or monitoring visit that addresses each of the identified weaknesses in any of the ten assessed areas scored below 75%.
Sub-recipients Financial Monitoring:
  • Serve as the principal point of contact on Grant Management and compliance issues with Program Managers, CRS/Nigeria Finance and Compliance staff.
  • Lead the training of the new CRS/HQ Sub-Recipient monitoring policy for FASTER project within CRS Nigeria.&
  • Coordinate the development of Grant Management capacity building activities such as trainings at the sites in close collaboration with CRS Nigeria finance and compliance staff.
  • Ensure FASTER project within the Country Program has in place and adheres to a schedule of planned monitoring visits of sub-recipients during each year. The basis for the selection, timing and frequency of its monitoring visits should be properly documented.
  • Ensure financial and programming staffs participate in the financial monitoring, including site visits, of Sub-Recipient activities. The trip reports must indicate the monitoring steps performed, the processes reviewed, and the result of the testing and reviews.
  • Ensure all monitors prepare and submit a written trip report for each visit to a Sub-Recipient.
  • Review and analyze monitoring reports on a timely manner and sign off for further follow-up
  • Work with sub-recipients to correct weaknesses detected by internal and external auditors, FASTER project management or CRS Nigeria finance and compliance staff.
  • Ensure sub-recipients’ internal control systems are reviewed at least annually by auditors or CRS/FASTER project monitors effectively to ensure that their financial duties are adequately segregated.
  • Ensure FASTER project Sub-recipients evaluate and effectively monitor their lower tier subrecipients.
Sub-Recipient Financial Support:
  • Ensure that the CRS Nigeria finance and compliance staff provide direct technical support in all aspects of finance for Sub-Recipient under FASTER project
  • Orient accounting and project management staff in relevant and appropriate donors’ financial management policies, procedures, and standards.&
  • Ensure integrity of donor grants financial reporting and the effective control of financial assets. Regularly monitor and assess Sub-Recipient ability to accurately record and post all financial transactions and provide feedback to the Project Director and CRS Finance Manager.
  • Advice and ensures on GAAP and basic accounting records to be maintained at SubRecipient.
Grants Management and Budgeting:
  • In coordination with FASTER Project Director, prepare all required Sub-Recipient agreements and monitors grant amendments, update grant files, submit copy of amendment documents to CRS Nigeria and HQ finance and monitor grant expiry period.
  • Ensure that donor required reports are prepared accurately and disseminated within the due dates.
  • Coordinate with FASTER HQ finance team to ensure that donor reports are generated by HQ finance are sent out to the relevant donor.
  • Review posted journals for errors and recommend correction when necessary
  • Takes a lead on developing FASTER cash projections and communicate to CRS Nigeria and HQ finance units
  • Review consortium members and or Sub-Recipient budgets and provide comments/recommend approval by the Project Director.
  • Develop effective budget monitoring tools and implement them for all FASTER project subrecipients.
  • Actively engage in budget discussions and generate feedback for FASTER senior management team on adverse budget variances in monthly BCR meetings and results from Sub-Recipient monitoring.
Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Administration or Finance, Organizational Development, Management or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in capacity strengthening with prior experience of integrating this with programming; Experience in curriculum design and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through participatory adult learning, mentoring, distance education, and other formal and non-formal methods; Experience in the design of and delivery of training workshops.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with HIV/AIDS and working in PEPFAR projects is added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software - MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially);
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, Project Director and team, Deputy Country Representative (Health and Livelihood), RTAs for Health and OVC, Deputy Country Representative (operations), and Security Managers/Focal Points.
  • External: NASCP, NACA, CDC LAM, other donors, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency wide competencies:
  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfil his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
    • Integrity
    • Strategic Mindset
    • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
    • Develops Talent
    • Builds Relationships
    • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Technical Director Ref. Code: TDF7119 Location: Abuja, F.C.T Department: Programs/FASTER Job Band: 10 Reports To: Project Director Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project
  • Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches
  • Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Technical Director is responsible for quality assurance through technical leadership to enable FASTER to adhere to national and international evidence based technical assistance strategies for Peadiatric HIV, Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Adolescent Programs.
  • The Technical Director facilitates linkages between the FASTER project technical team and technical teams of Government coordinating structures and PEPFAR HIV Treatment and OVC program partners
  • S/he will oversee the technical strategies of FASTER along the priority actions providing technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes and ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality and Technical Coordination:
  • Lead all quality assurance aspects FASTER in Nigeria with respect to strategies and activities designed to respond to the program priority actions to address HIV/AIDS pandemic in country
  • Coordination and planning to ensure standardization of FASTER technical approaches, project goals and objectives for the FASTER project in Nigeria
  • Ensure successful startup of FASTER in Nigeria. Provide oversight to ensure the achievement of project objectives.
Technical Leadership:
  • Provide technical leadership for FASTER’s participation in and support of HIV and related Technical Working Group activities at the national and sub-national level
  • Provide technical leadership for the development and timely completion of annual SOWs, workplans, indicators, and budgets for each sub-recipient partner and CRS.
  • Lead the technical documentation of appropriate application of programmatic best practices.
  • Utilize and develop appropriate tools to track program performance (site capacity assessment tool, regular financial analysis, treatment initiation, adherence monitoring/patient retention, etc.)
  • Together with the Project Director, other key personnel and CDC Activity Manager, conduct periodic technical reviews, site visits and monitor progress towards achievement of program objectives.
  • Promote technical linkages between FASTER, consortium and technical partners to achieve quality program deliverables
  • Strengthen technical linkages with CRS country program, regional and global CRS Technical Advisers
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Project Director, represent the consortium on relevant technical forums including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as required
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A primary medical qualification (MBBS) plus a Master's Degree in Public Health or related health discipline
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 5 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV, OVC and adolescent programming.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence based HIV, OVC and adolescent programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Technical experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and adolescents/youth required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project/awards management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, Project Director and team, Deputy Country Representative (Health and Livelihood), RTAs for Health and OVC, Country Representatives, Heads of Operations, and Security Managers/Focal Points.
  • External: NASCP, NACA, CDC LAM, other donors, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners.
Agency Wide Competencies These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship.
      Job Title: MEAL Director Application Ref. Code: MDF7119 Location: Abuja, F.C.T Department: Programs/FASTER Job Band: 10 Reports To: Project Director Project Summary
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Director (MED) will provide leadership in ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation of the FASTER Project while liaising with the technical programming staff of the project, sub-recipients and PEPFAR implementing partners. The MED reports to the FASTER Project Director and is accountable for all the monitoring and evaluation, accountability, learning and documentation of technical project related activities, results and program quality.
  • The MED will provide specific monitoring and evaluation leadership to the project to ensure that the project is able to document progress on her priority actions, achieve its stated objectives and report to the donor and relevant entities of the Government of Nigeria (GON) in an accurate and timely manner. The MED takes the lead on project internal evaluation processes such as annual surveys, mid-term and final evaluations. The MED leads in developing and managing an effective monitoring system with training, mentoring and on-the-job support to project M&E staff and CSO implementing partners.
Specific Job Responsibilities MEAL Coordination:
  • Leads all MEAL quality assurance aspects of FASTER in Nigeria with respect to strategies and activities designed to respond to the program priority actions to address HIV/AIDS pandemic in country.
  • Coordination capacity building to ensure standardization of FASTER MEAL approaches in relation to project goals and objectives for the FASTER project in Nigeria.
  • Ensures successful startup of FASTER in Nigeria in relation to MEAL. Provides oversight to ensure the achievement of project objectives.
  • Facilitate learning and Knowledge Management:
  • In close collaboration with the project Technical Program Director and M&E staff, promotes the identification, documentation and exchange of lessons learned and best practices among the project consortium partners and sub-recipients
  • Identify other international and local programs with similar interventions and assist the Project Director to facilitate linkages and exchange of experience with such programs to enhance adoption of innovative approaches among project consortium partners, sub-recipients and PEPFAR implementing partners.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Project Director, represent the consortium on relevant technical forums including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as required
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Development an M&E plan (or Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP)) for Faster:
  • In consultation and collaboration with the PEPFAR/CDC Strategic Information (SI) team, Government of Nigeria (GON) and CRS Global FASTER technical team, develop an M&E plan (Performance Monitoring Plan) to guide FASTER project data management processes including indicators’ definition and performance measurement, monitoring, evaluation, operations research studies, data quality assurance, data use and reporting.
  • Provide technical leadership and specific directions for the design and implementation of a streamlined MEAL system that enables the project and sub-grantees to track project performance and report accurate results to donor, GON and stakeholders in a standard and required format and on schedule.
  • Support and develop guidelines to accompany the data collection and analysis tools for reports in consultation with the project M&E staff and respective technical and program staff
  • Analyze and interpret data from surveys and sub-recipient reports
  • Provide leadership support to all donor's reporting requirements (including quarterly, semi-annual and annual technical reports) in a timely manner in coordination with Technical Program Director
Qualifications and Skills
  • MSc in Biostatistics, Health or related technical field with a minimum of 7 years of experience on technical and managerial positions.
  • At least (8) years of practical experience in using monitoring, evaluation and learning activities to inform activity implementation and results.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV, OVC and adolescent programming.
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment with dependable ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with senior managers of local and international institutions
  • Strong background in PEPFAR program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for PEPFAR HIV, OVC and Adolescent programs
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, Project Director and team, Deputy Country Representative (Health and Livelihood), RTAs for Health and OVC, Country Representatives, Heads of Operations, and Security Managers/Focal Points.
  • External: NASCP, NACA, CDC LAM, other donors, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: State Program Manager Application Ref. Code: PMF7119 Locations: Akwa-Ibom, Delta, Imo & Nasarawa Department: Programs/FASTER Job Band: 8 Reports To: Zonal Coordinator Project Summary
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The State Program Manager coordinates the activities of FASTER at the State level.
  • S/he facilitates linkages between the FASTER project technical team and technical teams of Government coordinating structures, PEPFAR HIV Treatment and OVC program partners at the State field locations.
  • S/he will oversee the technical strategies of FASTER along the priority actions providing technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes at the State level and ensure project outputs areas are met as per the agreed work plan.
  • The role ensures timeliness and efficiency of all program activities for achieving FASTER objectives and targets in line with the CRS partnership management approach.
  • Working closely with the Zonal Coordinator, the State Program Manager coordinates establishment and effective management of the project sub-recipients and other strategic partnerships at the zonal level.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Management, Quality and Technical Coordination:
  • Ensure quality assurance of FASTER at the State level with respect to program strategies and activities designed to respond to the program priority actions to address HIV/AIDS pandemic in country.
  • Coordination and planning to ensure standardization of FASTER technical approaches, project goals and objectives for the FASTER project at the states level.
  • Ensure successful startup of FASTER at the State level. Provide oversight to ensure the achievement of project objectives.
  • Oversee administrative, operational and security aspects of the FASTER at the state office.
  • Facilitate transparency among and between zonal and state FASTER staff to promote team coordination and effectiveness.
Technical Leadership:
  • Provide technical leadership for FASTER’s participation in and support of HIV and related Technical Working Group activities at the state level.
  • Provide technical leadership for the development and timely completion of state report, annual SOWs, workplans and budgets at the state level.
  • Lead the technical documentation of appropriate application of programmatic best practices.
  • Utilize and develop appropriate tools to track program performance (site capacity assessment tool, regular financial analysis, treatment initiation, adherence monitoring/patient retention, etc.)
  • In conjunction with the state team (community referral coordinator, Snr Technical Specialist M&E) and other key personnel, conduct periodic technical reviews, site visits and monitor progress towards achievement of program objectives at the state level.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Zonal Coordinator, represent the consortium on relevant technical forums including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as required
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
Required Skills & Qualifications
  • A primary Medical qualification (MBBS) plus a Master's degree in Public Health or related Health discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 3 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV, OVC and adolescent programming.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV, OVC and adolescent programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Technical experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and adolescents/youth required.
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Project Director, Technical and MEAL Directors and Nigeria  Zonal Coordinator, FASTER Project Team
  • External: NASCP, NACA, SASCP, SACA, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies:
  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfil his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
    • Integrity
    • Strategic Mindset
    • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
    • Develops Talent
    • Builds Relationships
    • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Project Support Officer Application Ref. Code: PSOF7119 Location: Abuja Department: Programs/FASTER Job Band: 6 Reports To: Project Director Project Summary
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Program Support provides operational support for effective FASTER Program management. S/he is responsible for providing the timely and accurate administration support to all members of the FASTER team. The role ensures timeliness and efficiency of all program support activities for achieving the objectives under FASTER.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality:
  • Support FASTER program development and implementation strategy in line with program goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Support program planning, reviews and reporting in line with donor requirements
  • Develop and ensure adoption of mechanisms for achieving program accountability to partners, communities and beneficiaries.
General Administrative Duties:
  • Liaise with administration support staff to provide updates on anticipated administrative needs.
  • Provide general administrative support to the operation of project activities. Support FASTER Project and CRS-wide meetings, trainings and activities
  • Support the scheduling and coordinate internal and external meetings, including invitations, meeting space, logistics, provision of materials and refreshments.
  • Support in drafting meeting notes and record all proceedings and share with meeting participants.
  • Support the establishment and function of project resource center and project information management
Logistics and itineraries:
  • Ensure logistical support to staff/visitors including liaising with operations on itineraries. Make appointments according to schedules developed by department members
  • Be the primary point of contact for visitors’ administrative needs
  • Coordinate staff movements including leave, field trips and all required logistics using the movement and leave tracker.
  • Assist with correspondence, letters, and invitations. Act as liaison between programs staff and dispatcher.
  • Serves as the interface between technical team and the operations unit.
Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Minimum of a University degree in social sciences or Health
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in program support
  • Knowledge of the HIV, OVC, social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria preferred
  • Experience working with local or international NGO a plus
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English
  • Willingness to travel significantly throughout all FASTER project locations
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, Project Director and team, Deputy Country Representative (Health and Livelihood), CRS Operations team and Security Managers/Focal Points.
  • External: NASCP, NACA, CDC LAM, other donors, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency wide competencies:
  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfil his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
    • Integrity
    • Strategic Mindset
    • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
    • Develops Talent
    • Builds Relationships
    • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist – Gender / Adolescent Program– FASTER Nigeria Application Ref. Code: STSGAF7119 Location:  Abuja, Nigeria Band: 8 Position Type: Full Time Reports To: Technical Advisor – OVC & Referral Coordination Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Senior Technical Specialist – Gender / Adolescent Program will provide technical coordination and for quality assurance for the FASTER Nigeria strategies towards strengthening PEPFAR programs focusing on Adolescents.
  • Under the supervision of the Technical Advisor OVC and Referral Coordination s/he will work with government stakeholders and Implementing Partners (IPs) in the program needs assessment for Pediatric and Adolescent Care & Support services.
  • S/he will contribute to strengthening strategies for case finding of pediatric and adolescents living with HIV, their enrolment into care, community to facility linkages, intra facility linkages, strengthen EID services, working closely with relevant adolescent program technical leads of PEPFAR implementing partners.
  • Specifically, s/he will support the pilot and scale-up of the PEPFAR Operation Triple Zero (OTZ) adolescent program.
  • The incumbent will also support strategies that aimed at improving disclosure and adherence among children and adolescents living with HIV.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality and Technical Support:
  • Project focal point for strategies towards strengthening National and sub-national Coordination platforms for effective adolescent HIV programs
  • Support GoN and PERFARs efforts to pilot and scale up use of evidence based technical strategies for adolescent programming.
  • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OTZ for PEPFAR implementing partners and health institutions.
  • Support strategies that strengthen inter/intra-facility linkages towards improved health systems for Adolescents and Young Persons with focus on service delivery, Health Information systems, strengthen IPs, State and National Coordination platforms for effective Adolescents service delivery to improve case management and referrals that will ensure that Adolescents living with HIV are identified, linked and retained on treatment.
  • Support the strengthening of the capacity of OVC IPs on Gender/Adolescents program, improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
  • Support the scale up of community-based model for the engagement of community structures to improve case-finding for Adolescents outside of facilities.
  • Support the development of guidelines and SOPs on age appropriate HIV Risk screening for children and adolescents in community and facility settings.
  • Support the roll – out of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models to improve ART uptake and treatment retention amongst children and adolescents in Faith – based and Non – Faith based institutions.
  • Support the technical documentation of appropriate application of programmatic best practices.
  •  Utilize and develop appropriate tools to track program performance (site capacity assessment tool, regular financial analysis, treatment initiation, adherence monitoring/patient retention.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Technical Advisors, represent the FASTER Project on relevant technical forums and government engagement as required on Adolescents/OVC programs.
  • Provide technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on OVC and Adolescents programs.
  • Support the FASTER project to roll out leaning briefs, peer reviewed articles, success stories and innovative that work in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A primary qualification Health or Social services plus a master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalents
  • Minimum five years of experience in HIV programming and up to three years in Adolescents/HIV/AIDS programming
  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV and Adolescents/OVC programming.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and Gender/Adolescents programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences and strong interpersonal skills.
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Project Director, Technical and MEAL Directors, Technical Advisors and Nigeria FASTER Project Team
  • External: NASCP, NACA, SASCP, SACA, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Community Referral Coordination Specialist Ref. Code: CRCS7119 Locations: Rivers, Enugu, Lagos and Benue Department: Programs/FASTER Band 7 Reports To: Zonal Coordinator Position Type: Full Time Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches
  • Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • Community Referral Coordination Specialist will provide technical support for quality assurance for the FASTER Nigeria strategies towards strengthening case management and referral coordination of PEPFAR OVC and Adolescent programs at the zonal/state level
  • The Community Referral Coordination Specialist facilitates collaboration between the FASTER project and technical teams of State Government coordinating structures and PEPFAR OVC Implementing partners
  • The role ensures timeliness and efficiency of all program activities for achieving FASTER objectives and targets in line with the CRS partnership management approach
  • Working closely with the Senior Technical Specialist – Gender / Adolescent Program, Zonal Coordinator, the State Program Manager coordinates, S/he will oversee the OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination strategies of FASTER along the relevant FASTER priority actions, providing technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes and ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan. at the zonal/state level.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality and Technical Coordination:
  • Ensure quality assurance of FASTER at the State level with respect to technical strategies and activities designed to respond to the program priority actions to address OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination, Adolescent program and HIV/AIDS pandemic.
  • Coordination and planning to ensure standardization of FASTER technical approaches, project goals and objectives for the FASTER project at the states level.
  • Project focal point for strategies towards strengthening sub-national Coordination platforms for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination technical strategies.
Technical Leadership:
  • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination for PEPFAR implementing partners and civil society organizations.
  • Facilitate effective representation of the FBOs and FBO networks in HIV/OVC TWG activities at the state levels
  • Support the strengthening of the capacity of OVC implementing Partners on HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
  • Support the scale up of community-based model for the engagement of community structures to improve case-finding for infants delivered outside of facilities.
  • Work with IPs to scale – up the use of age-specific HIV Risk screening tool for determining children and adolescents at risk of HIV and prioritizing them for HIV testing in community and facility settings.
  • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV.
  • Support State GoN referral linkages to increase ART uptake and retention in care among children and Adolescent
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Zonal Coordinator, represent the FASTER Project on relevant state technical forums and government engagement as required on OVC programs
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Support high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on HIV, Adolescent program, OVC case management and Referral.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Health, Social Science or related discipline plus a Master's Degree in Public Health or its equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 4 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive technical and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV and OVC programming.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Project Director, Technical and MEAL Directors, Zonal Coordinator, FASTER Project
  • Team
  • External: NASCP, NACA, SASCP, SACA, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship.
      Job Title: Technical Advisor - OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination Application Ref. Code: TAOF7119 Location: Abuja, Nigeria Band: 9 Reports To: Technical Director Position Type: Full Time Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Technical Advisor – OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination will provide technical coordination and for quality assurance for the FASTER Nigeria strategies towards strengthening case management and referral coordination of PEPFAR OVC and Adolescent programs in Nigeria and ensure that FASTER strategies are aligned to national and international evidence based technical strategies.
  • The Technical Advisor – OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination, facilitates collaboration between the FASTER project and technical teams of Government coordinating structures and PEPFAR OVC Implementing partners. S/he will oversee the OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination strategies of FASTER along the relevant FASTER priority actions, providing technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes and ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality and Technical Coordination:
  • Project focal point for strategies towards strengthening National and sub-national Coordination platforms for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination technical strategies.
  • Support GoN and PERFARs efforts to standardize and scale up use of evidence based technical strategies for OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination.
  • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination for PEPFAR implementing partners and civil society organizations.
  • Champion strategies to strengthen bi-directional linkages towards improved OVC continuum of care with focus optimizing health and social services workforce and improved data management information system.
  • Facilitate effective representation of the FBOs and FBO networks in OVC TWG activities at the national and state levels
  • Support innovative approach to creating demand for increased uptake of Pediatric and adolescent HIV services
  • Support the roll – out of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models to improve ART uptake and treatment retention amongst children and adolescents in Faith – based and Non – Faith based institutions.
  • Support the strengthening of the capacity of OVC implementing Partners on HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
  • Support the scale up of community-based model for the engagement of community structures to improve case-finding for infants delivered outside of facilities.
  • Develop guidelines and SOPs on age appropriate HIV Risk screening for children and adolescents in community and facility settings.
  • Work with IPs to scale – up the use of age-specific HIV Risk screening tool for determining children and adolescents at risk of HIV and prioritizing them for HIV testing in community and facility settings.
  • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV.
  • Lead the technical documentation of appropriate application of programmatic best practices.
  • Utilize and develop appropriate tools to track program performance (site capacity assessment
  • tool, regular financial analysis, treatment initiation, adherence monitoring/patient retention.
  • Strengthen GoN referral linkages to increase ART uptake and retention in care among children and Adolescent
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Technical Director, represent the FASTER Project on relevant technical forums and government engagement as required on OVC programs
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Support the FASTER project to roll out leaning briefs, peer reviewed articles, success stories and innovative that work in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A Bachelor's degree in Health, Social Science or related discipline plus a master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 4 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive technical and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV and OVC programming.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Technical Director, represent the FASTER Project on relevant technical forums and government engagement as required.
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular
  • discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on Pediatric HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Required Foreign Language: Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 75% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Project Director, Technical and MEAL Directors and Nigeria FASTER Project Team
  • External: NASCP, NACA, SASCP, SACA, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Disclaimer Clause
  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
      Job Title: Driver - FASTER Nigeria Application Ref. Code: DRF7119 Locations: Rivers (2), Enugu (2), Lagos (1) and Benue (2) Band: 2 Reports To: Program & Admin Assistant Position Type: Full Time Slot: 7 Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • Driver will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and other goods.
Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
  • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
  • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the Head driver each day
  • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
  • Notifies the Head Driver immediately in accident situations, after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
  • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean always
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
  • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
  • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
  • Complete the Motor Vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 5th of each month
  • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Head of Facility & Protocol.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
  • Education and Experience
  • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Benue and Nigerian roads
  • Minimum Four years’ professional experience in a similar position
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Ability to generate VMS reports
  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
Personal Skills:
  • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Required Foreign Language: Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 70% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Fleet Manager, Head Driver, Project Director -FASTER, All staff
  • External: CRS Nigeria Partners and Visitors
      Job Title: Program & Admin Assistant - FASTER Nigeria Application Ref. Code: STSGAF7119 Locations:  Rivers, Enugu, Lagos and Benue Band: 4 Position Type: Full Time Reports To: Zonal Coordinator Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Program & Admin Assistant provides operational support for effective FASTER Program management.
  • S/he is responsible for providing the timely and accurate administration support to all members of the FASTER team at the Zonal/State level. The role ensures timeliness and efficiency of all program support activities for achieving the objectives under FASTER.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality:
  • Support FASTER program development and implementation strategy in line with program goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Support Zonal/State level program planning, reviews and reporting in line with donor requirements
  • Develop and ensure adoption of mechanisms for achieving program accountability to partners, communities and beneficiaries.  General Administrative Duties:
  • Under the supervision of the Zonal Coordinator, liaise with Program Admin support staff to provide updates on anticipated administrative needs.
  • Provide general administrative support to the operation of project activities. Support FASTER Project and CRS-wide meetings, trainings and activities at the zonal/state level.
  • Support the scheduling and coordinate internal and external meetings, including invitations, meeting space, logistics, provision of materials and refreshments.
  • Support in drafting meeting notes and record all proceedings and share with meeting participants.
  • Support the establishment and function of project resource center and project information management
Logistics and itineraries:
  • Ensure logistical support to staff/visitors including liaising with operations on itineraries. Make appointments according to schedules developed by department members
  • Be the primary point of contact for visitors’ administrative needs
  • Coordinate staff movements including leave, field trips and all required logistics using the movement and leave tracker.
  • Assist with correspondence, letters, and invitations. Act as liaison between programs staff and dispatcher.
  • Serves as the interface between technical team and the operations unit.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Minimum of a university degree in Social Sciences or Health
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in program support
  • Knowledge of the HIV, OVC, social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria preferred
  • Experience working with local or international NGO a plus
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English
  • Willingness to travel significantly throughout all FASTER project locations
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Project Director, Technical and MEAL Directors and Nigeria  Zonal Coordinator, FASTER Project Team
  • External: NASCP, NACA, SASCP, SACA, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Technical Advisor - MEAL (HIV Care and Support) - FASTER Nigeria Ref. Code: MTAF7119 Location: Abuja, F.C.T Department: Programs/FASTER Band 9 Reports To: MEAL Director Position Type: Full Time Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project
  • Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches
  • Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Technical Advisor MEAL (HIV Care and Treatment) will provide MEAL technical coordination and support for FASTER Nigeria HIV Care and treat priority areas
  • S/he will coordinate MEAL system strengthening strategies for effective coordination of the HIV response at national and sub-
  • national level. The MEAL TA will support the national and sub-national HIV coordination structures in the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.
  • Specifically, the TA MEAL (HIV Care and Treatment) will provide technical support for the effective functioning of the National Data Repository (NDR) of the Federal Ministry of Health while also strengthening strategies to promote data management and data demand and use.
Specific Job Responsibilities MEAL Technical Assistance:
  • Support GoN and PEPFAR strategies to strengthen inter/intra-facility linkages towards improved Health systems for pediatric ART with focus on service delivery, Health Information systems (HIS), optimize health workforce for data management
  • Provide technical support to facilitate the capacity building of GoN and her partners networks on quality HIV service delivery, data management and data demand and use.
  • Support national and subnational activities on qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, statistical methods and performance monitoring and reporting
  • In close collaboration with the FASTER project technical team, promote the identification, documentation and exchange of lessons learned and best practices among the project consortium partners, GON and sub-recipients.
  • Support the data management system strengthening to ensure effective HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
  • Strengthen accountability processes of all stakeholders in the National HIV response, promoting transparent communication, responsive feedback mechanism, and adherence to internal and external quality standards and requirement
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Project Director, represent the consortium on relevant technical meetings including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as may be required
  • Identify opportunities for learning, formative research, special studies and operational research and work with MEAL team, FASTER technical team and external support (if needed) to conduct research.
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within FASTER and to the larger Nigerian and global technical community, as appropriate.
Qualifications and Skills
  • MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience in providing MEAL support to PEPFAR funded HIV Care and Treatment Programs.
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in using monitoring, evaluation and learning activities to inform activity implementation and results.
  • Strong background in PEPFAR program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for PEPFAR HIV, OVC and Adolescent programs.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Good knowledge of National HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric & Adult) and experience working with the Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word,
  • Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience with implementation sciences and familiarity with the use of a wide range of statistical packages is a plus
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, FASTER in-country MEAL and Technical Directors, RTAs for Health and OVC, Country Representative, Head of Operations, and Security Managers/Focal Points.
  • External: NASCP, NACA, CDC LAM, other donors, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship.
      Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist, MEAL- FASTER Nigeria Application Ref. Code: STSMF7119 Locations: Rivers, Enugu, Lagos and Benue states, Nigeria Band: 8 Reports To: Zonal Coordinator Position Type:  Full Time Department: Programs/FASTER Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project.
  • Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Senior Technical Specialist (STS) MEAL will provide leadership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) towards effective pediatric HIV service delivery especially referrals for specialized services, logistic and commodity management system in the State.
  • This will include among others; strengthening FBOs, State Coordination platforms in the use of SOPs and strategy for the roll out and scale up of HIV self-testing for pediatrics and adolescents. In collaboration with FASTER technical team, SMWASD, SASCP, SACA and relevant private sector actors, facilitate the participation of FBOs and networks in the activities of the State HIV TWG and ensure capacity building of FBOs and networks on quality HIV service delivery, case management, data management and data demand and use.
  • In addition, The STS MEAL will coordinate over all MEAL activities related to OVC programs and interventions in the state, and specifically provide technical support for the effective functioning of the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS) at the SMWASD and other relevant ministries departments and agencies (MDAs) and ensure compliance to data management SOPs including accurate and time reporting of results to key stakeholders at the state and to the FASTER national office via the MEAL Director, on schedule and ad-hoc basis.
Specific Job Responsibilities MEAL Technical Assistance:
  • Project focal point for strengthening MEAL strategies for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination at the zone and state of FASTER project implementation.
  • Support the efforts of GoN at sub-national level and PEPFAR to standardize and scale up the use of evidence based technical strategies for OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination.
  • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination for PEPFAR implementing partners and civil society organizations (CSOs).
  • Champion MEAL strategies to strengthen bi-directional linkages towards improved OVC continuum of care with focus optimizing health and social services workforce and improved data management information system.
  • Support content provision and capacity building for the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS)
  • Support the strengthening of the sub-national Monitoring and Evaluation Technical working group for of the OVC programs.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Zonal Coordinator, represent the consortium on relevant state-level technical meetings including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as may be required
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Identify opportunities for learning, formative research, special studies and operational research and work with MEAL team, FASTER technical team and external support (if needed) to conduct research.
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within FASTER and to the larger Nigerian and global technical community, as appropriate.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, biostatistics or related field. A masters’ degree in public health or statistics will be an added advantage. Demonstrated skills in MEAL, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Up to five years in PEPFAR program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for PEPFAR HIV, OVC and Adolescent programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government, CSOs and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, working under pressure, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment with dependable ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with senior managers of local and international institutions.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Project Director, Technical and MEAL Directors and Nigeria  Zonal Coordinator, FASTER Project Team External: NASCP, NACA, SASCP, SACA, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency wide competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Zonal Coordinator Application Ref. Code: ZCF7119 Locations: Benue, Enugu, Lagos & Rivers Department: Programs/FASTER Job Band: 9 Reports To: Project Director Project Summary
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Zonal Coordinator coordinates the activities of FASTER at the zonal level. S/he facilitates linkages between the FASTER project technical team and technical teams of Government coordinating structures, PEPFAR HIV Treatment and OVC program partners at the zonal field locations. S/he will oversee the technical strategies of FASTER along the priority actions providing technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes at the zonal level and ensure project outputs areas are met as per the agreed work plan.
  • The role ensures timeliness and efficiency of all program activities for achieving FASTER objectives and targets in line with the CRS partnership management approach. Working closely with the Project Director, the Zonal Coordinator coordinates establishment and effective management of the project sub-recipients and other strategic partnerships at the zonal level.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Management, Quality and Technical Coordination:
  • Ensure quality assurance of FASTER at the zonal level with respect to program strategies and activities designed to respond to the program priority actions to address HIV/AIDS pandemic in country.
  • Coordination and planning to ensure standardization of FASTER technical approaches, project goals and objectives for the FASTER project across states at the zonal level.
  • Ensure successful startup of FASTER at the zonal level. Provide oversight to ensure the achievement of project objectives.
  • Oversee administrative, operational and security aspects of the FASTER at the zonal office
  • Facilitate transparency among and between zonal FASTER staff to promote team coordination and effectiveness.
Technical Leadership:
  • Provide technical leadership for FASTER’s participation in and support of HIV and related Technical Working Group activities at the sub-national level.
  • Provide technical leadership for the development and timely completion of annual SOWs, workplans, indicators, and budgets for each sub-recipient partner and CRS.
  • Lead the technical documentation of appropriate application of programmatic best practices.
  • Utilize and develop appropriate tools to track program performance (site capacity assessment tool, regular financial analysis, treatment initiation, adherence monitoring/patient retention, etc.)
  • In conjunction with the Project Director and other key personnel, conduct periodic technical reviews, site visits and monitor progress towards achievement of program objectives at the zonal level.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Project Director, represent the consortium on relevant technical forums including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as required
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A primary medical qualification (MBBS) plus a master’s degree in Public Health or related health discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 3 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV, OVC and adolescent programming.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV, OVC and adolescent programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Technical experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and adolescents/youth required.
  • Required Foreign Language: Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 30% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, Project Director and team, Deputy Country Representative (Health and Livelihood), RTAs for Health and OVC, Deputy Country Representative (Operations), and Security Managers/Focal Points.
  • External: SASCP, SACA, SMWASD, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency wide competencies These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist - MEAL (OVC) - FASTER Nigeria Application Ref. Code: STSMOF7119 Location: Abuja, Nigeria Band: 8 Reports To: MEAL Director Position Type: Full Time Department: Programs/FASTER Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project.
  • Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches.
  • Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Senior Technical Specialist (STS) MEAL (OVC) will support FASTER strategies to strengthen MEAL system for orphans and vulnerable (OVC) programs.
  • The MEAL STS (OVC) will support the national and sub-national OVC coordination structures in the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.
  • Specifically, the STS will provide technical support for the effective functioning of the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS) of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social development while also strengthening strategies to promote data management and data demand and use.
Specific Job Responsibilities MEAL Technical Assistance:
  • Project focal point for strengthening MEAL strategies for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination at national and sun-national level.
  • Support GoN and PERFARs efforts to standardize and scale up use of evidence based technical strategies for OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination.
  • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination for PEPFAR implementing partners and civil society organizations.
  • Champion MEAL strategies to strengthen bi-directional linkages towards improved OVC continuum of care with focus optimizing health and social services workforce and improved data management information system.
  • Support content provision and capacity building for the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS)
  • Support the strengthening of the national and sub-national Monitoring and Evaluation Technical working group for of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children programs.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the MEAL Director, represent the consortium on relevant state-level technical meetings including high level representation, advocacy and donor engagement as may be required
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Identify opportunities for learning, formative research, special studies and operational research and work with MEAL team, FASTER technical team and external support (if needed) to conduct research.
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within FASTER and to the larger Nigerian and global technical community, as appropriate.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in social science, biostatistics or related field. A masters degree in public health or statistics will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills in MEAL, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Up to five years in PEPFAR program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for PEPFAR HIV, OVC and Adolescent programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government, CSOs and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, working under pressure, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment with dependable ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with senior managers of local and international institutions..
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Global FASTER team, FASTER in-country MEAL and Technical Directors, RTAs for Health and OVC, and Security Managers/Focal Points. External: NASCP, NACA, CDC LAM, other donors, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners and FBOs networks.
Agency Wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      Job Title: Technical Advisor - HIV Care & Treatment Application Ref. Code: TAHCTF7119 Location: Abuja, Nigeria Band: 9 Reports To: Technical Director Department: Programs/FASTER Position Type: Full Time Project Background
  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project.
  • Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary
  • The Technical Advisor - HIV Care & Treatment will provide technical coordination and for quality assurance for the FASTER Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment strategies and ensure that FASTER adheres to national and international evidence based technical assistance strategies for Pediatric HIV  Care and Treatment Programs.
  • The Technical Advisor - HIV Care & Treatment will facilitate technical collaboration between the FASTER project HIV Care and Treatment team and HIV technical teams of Government coordinating structures and PEPFAR HIV Care and Treatment Implementing partners.
  • S/he will oversee the Pediatric HIV technical strategies of FASTER along the priority actions providing technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes and ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan.
Specific Job Responsibilities Program Quality and Technical Coordination:
  • Project focal point for strategies towards strengthening National and sub-national Coordination platforms for effective pediatric HIV service delivery to improve Pediatric case identification, bridge Pediatric enrollment gaps and increase number of CLHIV on treatment.
  • Support GoN and PERFARs efforts to scale up the use of optimal ARV regimens in children and adolescents
  • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on pediatric ART for government and faith-based institutions
  • Champion strategies to strengthen inter/intra-facility linkages towards improved health systems for pediatric ART with focus on service delivery, optimize health workforce (including guidelines/ SOPs on task shifting), procurement/supply chain management of essential medicines and health
  • Support innovative approach to creating demand for increased uptake of Pediatric and adolescent HIV services
  • Provide oversight to ensure the achievement of FASTER project Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment objectives in the various implementing state.
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of novel HIV testing approaches to improve pediatric case- finding.
  • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV. Lead the technical documentation of appropriate application of programmatic best practices.
  • Utilize and develop appropriate tools to track program performance (site capacity assessment tool, regular financial analysis, treatment initiation, adherence monitoring/patient retention, etc.)
  • Support the development and rapid evaluation of better screening tools to strategically identify children and adolescents in need of HIV testing.
  • Strengthen GoN referral linkages to increase ART uptake and retention in care among children and Adolescent
  • Support the roll – out of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models to improve ART uptake and treatment retention amongst children and adolescents in Faith – based and Non – Faith based settings.
Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Technical Director, represent the FASTER Project on relevant technical forums and government engagement as required.
  • Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on Pediatric HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Support the FASTER project to roll out leaning briefs, peer reviewed articles, success stories and innovative that work in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A primary medical qualification (MBBS) plus a master's degree in Public Health or its equivalent
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in project management positions with progressive technical and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR funded comprehensive HIV and OVC projects.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.
  • Familiarity with the National HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric & Adult) and experience working with the Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Project Director, Technical and MEAL Directors and Nigeria FASTER Project Team
  • External: NASCP, NACA, SASCP, SACA, HIV and OVC Program Implementing Partners
Agency Wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Integrity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Develops Talent
  • Builds Relationships
  • Accountability & Stewardship
      How To Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their filled Application Form and detailed Resume in a single file in PDF format using the Job Reference Code as the subject of the mail to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)   Application Deadline 14th July, 2019.   Note
  • The above job descriptions are not exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the positions.
  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.
  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

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