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Ongoing recruitment at Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF)


The Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF) based in Jalingo, Taraba State, is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered to practice in Nigeria. The NGO works in partnership with public, private, and other non-government organizations to contribute to achieving equitable, sustainable, and quality healthcare delivery in Nigeria. It was registered with Taraba State Government in 2001 and with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria in August 2005. Our vision is to ensure universal access to quality health care and social services among the general population, especially women and children.

WACHEF is a member of World Hepatis Alliance (WHA), International Alliance of Patients` Organization (IAPO), Tuberculosis Network of Nigeria, African Liver Patients Association (ALPA), Association of OVC NGOs in Nigeria (AONN) among others. The organization has implemented several projects under World Bank, Global Fund, BMGF etc. WACHEF is expecting an award from Pro-Health International with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”) towards implementing the Integrated Child Healthcare and Social Services Award (ICHSSA4) project in Taraba State.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 



Job Title: Health System Strengthening (HSS) and Child Protection Officer

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports to: Program Manager

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the HSS and Child Protection Officer will in collaboration with other staff manage a range of duties relat­ed to health system strengthening, stakeholders’ engagements, organizational capacity, program development, capacity building and oversight and providing programmatic assistance to Community case workers and caregivers.
  • The HSS and Child Protection Officer will also assist the Program Manager in coordinating activities related to local and state OVC sectors and other stakeholders as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in integrated VC services including facilitating provision of educational services, birth registration and other protection services to ICHSSA 4 project beneficiaries
  • Guide the project technically in terms of: VC service provision; capacity development and mentoring of LGA focal persons, Community Case Workers (CCWs) and beneficiaries
  • Provide technical support to LGA social welfare units on a range of VC issues
  • Support other program staff in training of Community Case workers and Caregivers in the community
  • Efficiently organize and carry out coaching for caregiver’s, and other support groups in the community
  • Participated in the training and development of a safe space ECCD centers in the community
  • Accompany other program staff for site visits to carry out monthly data collection, analysis and reporting on OVC activities in the communities.
  • Participate in developing materials for learning sessions, harvest meetings and coaching visits.
  • Generate quality and timely quarterly and annual reports and update the technical team on the progress of activities.
  • Facilitate the formation and participate in Quality improvement team meeting at the Community and LGA level
  • Provide support to achievement of 95-95-95 vision of USAID/PEPFAR programing towards epidemic control
  • Actively participate in documenting success stories
  • Take part in meetings with partners at community and local government level
  • Assist in responding to ICHSSA4 request and preparing reports includ­ing work plans, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Requirements

  • A Degree in Social Sciences or Health related field (MPH or Masters in Development studies will be an added advantage)
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience working on OVC Program/HIV prevention
  • Strong technical skills in OVC Program in Nigeria
  • Strong organizational development skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with the national OVC standard and guidelines on HIV prevention
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrable skill in the use of word processors (MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to take initiative and perform under intense pressure.

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Strategic Information
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports To: Program Manager

Job Summary

  • The M&E Officer is responsible for overseeing and coordination of monitoring and evaluation of all program’s activities under the ICHSSA 4 project including data collection and reporting and ensuring the technical quality of data entry and management of the program data.
  • The M&E Officer will collaborate with PHI M&E Team to provide technical support to Community Case Workers (CCWs) to conduct enrolment and service delivery to beneficiaries at the community, provide regular monitoring, and provide feedback on learnings during project implementation, directly facilitates technical capacity building on data quality, and supports efforts to coordinate with local government and private sector partners.
  • The M&E Officer directs and supervises the Data Entry Clerk including overseeing and managing of community case workers on the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the M&E activities of the ICHSSA 4 project and the implementation of project M&E Plan at the LGA and Community levels.
  • Co-ordinate household enrollment to establish a baseline for the project
  • Collate, update, and maintain all data obtained from field work into a database
  • Keep record of all source documents for verification of project accomplishments
  • Conduct data quality assurance, conduct regular site visits and verification and generate monthly reports
  • The M&E person shall liaise/provide support in mentoring, coaching and training of the LGA monitoring and evaluation focal person, and CCWs on data management
  • Visits communities regularly to collect data and support case workers
  • Oversee the training/mentoring of Community case workers and other staff on the ICHSSA4 Project, including the NOMIS, and other requirements
  • Oversee the activities and responsibilities of the Data Clerk
  • Conduct data quality assessments for reported data and provide appropriate mentoring for case workers
  • Ensure NOMIS is functional and reporting timely
  • Maintain soft and hard copies of project data and reports
  • Attend relevant management and technical meetings
  • Support Program implementation
  • Ensure timely reporting
  • And any other duties assigned by the Program Manager/Executive Director

Qualifications / Requirements / Skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or HND in Statistics, Public Health, Social Sciences or a related field
  • At least 1 year of professional experience implementing/managing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and OVC, Agriculture or Food and Nutrition programming, of which at least one year with a NGOs.
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication, and report writing skills
  • Possess excellent community mobilization skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Project: ICHSSA4
Reports To: Executive Director

Job Summary

  • The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all programming, including ensuring the technical quality of services of the program.
  • The Program Manager works with funders to oversees the development and execution of community action plans and households and vulnerable children case plans, monitors the implementation of plans, directly facilitates technical capacity building, and supports efforts to coordinate with local government and private sector partners.
  • The Program Manager also supports in the implementation of OVC programming in line with National Plan of Action adhering strictly to national service standard with the aim of improving the technical quality of programming for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The Program Manager directs and supervises other project staff including overseeing and managing of Community Case Workers (CCWs) on the project.

Specific Responsibilities
Program Quality and Management:

  • Serve as the lead for the project implementation, overseeing and coordinating all ICHSSA 4 OVC programming, and ensure strong communication and coordination with and between all project members as a means to effectively achieving program objectives.
  • Act as primary point of contact for CSO- ICHSSA 4 in the areas of operations interacting with government and community
  • Lead the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
  • Support other project staff in developing work plans; track progress on work plans; assist with providing recommendations on challenges that arise during implementation to project team and implementing partners.
  • Use appropriate project management tools (Gantt chart, Work Breakdown Structure etc.) to plan, review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
  • Provide guidance to SI and other staff to ensure appropriate use of MEAL tools and systems most appropriate for the project to generate timely, reliable data that informs project decision-making, captures project impact, and meets PHI agency-wide and donor reporting requirements
  • Provide the over arching support towards enrolling and service provision towards attaining the vision 95-95-95 of USAID/ PEPFAR on the ICHSSA 4 Project.
  • Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.

Organization and Management functions:

  • Submit timely and accurate reports related to progress and other reports as required to the donor.
  • Provide financial management support to Finance officer on the project budget.
  • Support recruitment of CSO staff for the project and key positions for other project team partners.
  • Ensure annual performance planning and reviews of staff performance in keeping with the organization’s performance management system.
  • Mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork. Hold regular staff meetings.
  • Ensure staff compliance with all organization administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.

Administrative Functions:

  • Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance management, etc.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and management and leadership skills.
  • Experience in vulnerability assessments, beneficiary registration, distributions, monitoring and evaluation in emergency situations preferred.
  • Knowledge of at least three of the following areas: HIV/AIDS care and support, OTZ, Child protection, household economic strengthening, Social protection, nutrition including; social service systems strengthening, M&E; and quality improvement.

Requirements
Desirable:

  • First Degree in Social Science, Education, International relations, International Development or related field.
  • Must be a middle-aged person and energetic
  • At least 3 years’ demonstrated professional experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
  • Able to manage relationships to achieve results;
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.

 

 

 

Job Title: HIV Care and Support Officer

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports to: Program Manager

Job Description

  • The purpose of this position is to provide technical guidance to the organization in the implementation of technical program activities for community-based HIV Care and Support in the Program.
  • Under the supervision/direction of the program Manager, s/he will collaborate closely with the team to roll out and implement an integrated and holistic community-based response to HIV/AIDS towards scaling up access to HIV prevention and care services for vulnerable children and their caregivers.

General Function

  • The Prevention, Care & Support specialist will be responsible for working closely with the ICHSSA4 HIV prevention care & Support Programme Management specialist as well other ICHSSA 4 technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the program
  • Focusing primarily on HIV prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening, gender, and Nutrition.

Major Responsibilities

  • S/he will provide technical support primarily in the area of Community based HIV Care & Support for project beneficiaries affected by HIV.
  • S/he will be responsible for strengthening the linkages between the community-based care activities and health facilities providing HIV treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care.
  • S/he will also support the strengthening of the capacity of implementing CSOs in the area of 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. In addition,
  • s/he will support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviors, HIV transmission, and gender-based violence

Specific Responsibilities

  • Link all identified HIV positive beneficiaries to HIV treatment care and support service
  • Administer quarterly HIV care and support, Nutrition and PHDP checklist as applicable to ICHSSA 4 beneficiaries and refer appropriately.
  • Development of “care plan” for vulnerable household.
  • Completion of referral forms in line with ART and other services in accordance with identified/required services by the beneficiary
  • Provide support to community case workers and other stakeholders.
  • Refer and provide escort of ICHSSA4 beneficiaries to HIV service points for uptake of HIV related services
  • Mobilize ICHSSA 4 beneficiaries for community outreaches for HTC and conduct follow up visits to HIV positive beneficiaries for continuous adherence support.
  • Participate in monthly LGA level referral coordination meetings.
  • Participate in the development of HIV service delivery directory.
  • Facilitate at Community case workers HIV prevention Care and Support stepdown trainings.
  • Document all HIV prevention care and support activities and report on monthly, quarterly and annually and at other times as may be required by the ICHSSA 4 project.

Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Support Community Case Workers to fill referral forms appropriately
  • Provide regular supportive supervision to the Community Case Workers Care and Support staff to ensure adherence to HIV treatment care and support for HIV positive beneficiaries.

Qualifications and Skills

  • B.Sc / BA in a relevant health degree, minimum of 2 years professional experience with community-level HIV prevention, Care & Support programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with implementing partners, Community Based Organizations, Community case workers
  • Experience in supporting Community based HIV Testing and Counselling programs
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric & Adult)
  • Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.
  • Good computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

 

 

 

Job Title: HES, Nutrition and Food Security Officer

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports to: Program Manager

Job Summary

  • Part of ICHSSA 4 major focus is on the provision of appropriate HES services informed by market information: and quality nutrition and food security services to OVC and their households.
  • This makes the position of the HES, Nutrition and Food Security Officer central to the achievement of ICHSSA 4 overall objectives.
  • The following roles and responsibilities are provided to guide their work, in a coordinated and integrated manner but are not exhaustive.

Responsibilities
Technical Leadership:

  • Serve as the CSO technical lead in the development and implementation of HES and nutrition strategies
  • Work with other staff, case managers and case workers to ensure effective and coordinated implementation of planned HES and nutrition activities, training or events
  • Facilitate routine nutrition assessment of beneficiaries on ICHSSA 4 project and support the provision of appropriate services to malnourished children
  • Implement and monitor programs to support scaling up of infant and young child nutrition at community and local government levels
  • Conduct assessment; collate data on nutrition using approved nutrition tools on the project
  • Ensure promising practices are documented, shared through learning exchanges and communication of success stories
  • Work closely with SI unit to conduct special studies to evaluate the impact of HES and nutrition interventions on targeted households
  • Conduct baselines and mid- term evaluations and other assessments of HES activities

Representation:

  • Represent their organizations in external technical meetings, conferences and workshops related to HES and nutrition at the state, LGA and communities.
  • Participate on behalf of their organization in strategic meetings with the government or private sector
  • Search for opportunities to link households with government program on HES or nutrition and solicit for support as appropriate
  • Liaise and coordinate with other HES or nutrition actors, including the government, other civil society actors to promote synergy, share lessons learned and avoid duplication.
  • Link State, LGA, and CSO staff to relevant HES and food security technical and coordination forums.
  • Represent the organization at ICHSSA4 Community of practice meetings and other related meetings

Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Provide guidance to Community Case Workers (CCWs) on HES and Nutrition related program implementation activities
  • Participate in field visits for direct interaction with households.

Qualifications

  • Candidate must hold a minimum of Bachelor's Degree and or HND in Food and Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, Public Health, Social Sciences, Agriculture or related field
  • At least 2 years of professional experience implementing/managing OVC program, HIV, agriculture or food and nutrition programming, of which at least one year with an NGOs.
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication, report skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: Gender, Parenting and Adolescent Officer

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports to: Program Manager

Job Summary

  • The Gender, Parenting and Adolescent Officer of the organization will be working directly with PHI technical team and other Implementing partners to support community case workers, caregivers, community stakeholders to implement programs that are culturally acceptable and age-appropriate to promote gender mainstreaming in the project communities.

Responsibilities
Technical Leadership:

  • Work with PHI thematic lead to ensure gender integration throughout the implementation of the project in accordance with the USAID donor policies / strategies and gender requirements.
  • Working with Stakeholders in target communities about the sexual risk of adolescents
  • Facilitate caregiver’s forums and kids/adolescent clubs in the community for parenting and protection skills development using USAID approved manuals.
  • Participate in meetings and trainings with CALHIV C-KP and program for them within the continuum of care on OVC- HIV programming towards reaching 95-95-95 goal
  • Train Caregivers and Adolescent boys and girls to identify issues of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and GBV through culturally acceptable and age-appropriate content
  • Participate in referral mechanism meeting to strengthen linkages between the communities and health facilities for ASRH and gender-based violence, including implementation of clinical pathway for treatment of sexual assault survivors;
  • Document success stories, lessons learned and innovations within project community, as appropriate;
  • Train community case workers, child protection committees and other key stakeholders on gender integration and child protection;
  • Provide regular supportive supervision to project community to ensure the achievement of expected results.

Representation:

  • Represent their organizations in external technical meetings, conferences and workshops related to gender and adolescent Boys/Girls at the state, LGA and communities.
  • Participate on behalf of their organization in strategic meetings with the government or private sector
  • Search for opportunities to link households with government program on OTZ and other preventive programming
  • Liaise and coordinate with other gender and adolescent actors, including the government, other civil society actors to promote synergy, share lessons learned and avoid duplication.
  • Represent the organization at ICHSSA 4 Community of practice meetings and other related meetings

Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Provide guidance to volunteers on Gender, parenting and Adolescent related program implemented activities
  • Participate in field visits for direct interaction with households.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Requirements

  • Candidate must hold a B.Sc / HND in Social Sciences or Health-related field (MPH or Masters in Development studies will be an added advantage)
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience with an NGO or organization implementing gender/gender-based Violence projects
  • Familiarity with cultural issues around gender response in the North East
  • Candidate must have completed NYSC
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrable skill in the use of word processors (MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to take initiative and perform under intense pressure.

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance and Administrative Officer

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Finance and Administrative
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports to: Program Manager

Job Summary

  • The Finance Officer is responsible for preparing budget and workplan of the organization, manage the day to day running of the financial records and receipt report, policies, in compliance with USAID regulations and organizational policy.
  • The Finance Officer works with PHI team to oversees the financial management of the project and ensure timely submission of report

Responsibilities
Primary Responsibility:

  • The Finance officer will ensure that the organization complies with Donor regulations and {insert organization’s name} Finance Policies and Procedure and Principle of stewardship.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely submission of liquidation, reports, forecast and other ad hoc reports as required to management, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure the organization have a functional internal control system in compliance to IAS/GAAP.
  • Prepare, edit and submit budgets and costed work plans as required.
  • Ensure all financial reports of the organization are properly documented and on file for ease of reference.
  • Participate in various organizational and financial assessments that may be done in the organization from time to time.
  • Support in procurement process to ensure compliance to USAID regulations and organizational policy.
  • Ensure staff and vendor advances are timely and properly documented and tracked.
  • Support internal/External audit processes and support management to ensure audit issues are successfully closed.
  • Provide professional and experienced advice to management on finance related decisions.
  • Support program team in ensuring program objectives are successfully implemented.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Must hold a B.Sc / HND in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or related discipline.
  • Master’s Degree and professional qualification is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience, preferably with an NGO/CBO/CSO.
  • Must have completed NYSC.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication, report skills.
  • Must be a matured, motivated, problem-solving individual with high levels of initiative;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong internal relationship management and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact.
  • 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.

 

 

 

Job Title: Data Entry Clerk

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Strategic Information
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports to: M&E Officer

Job Summary

  • The Data Entry Clerk is responsible for reviewing and accurate capturing all program data on the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS).
  • The incumbent will ensure the database is up-to-date, and perform back-up of the database routinely.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enter all OVC and Household forms/data into the NOMIS database.
  • Arrange and file all forms properly in household folders and VC files
  • Enter all VC and Household forms/data into the OVC and Household registers.
  • Ensure that only age appropriate services are entered from the service forms to the NOMIS database.
  • Report all inappropriate data reported by community Case workers to the M&E Officer
  • Conduct data quality checks before entry into the NOMIS database on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that antivirus is active at all times on the computer system that hosts the NOMIS database.
  • Assist the M&E officer in conducting routine data quality checks on the VC and Household forms in the folders.
  • Ensure NOMIS is functional and assist the M&E officer in ensuring timely reporting to ICHSSA 4 and the LGA.
  • Maintain soft and hard copies of project data and reports
  • Attend relevant management and technical meetings
  • Support Program implementation

Qualifications / Requirements / Skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree and or HND in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 1 year of professional experience managing NOMIS, DHIS, or other related database
  • At least 1 year of professional experience implementing/managing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and OVC, agriculture or food and nutrition programming with an NGO.
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication/ good reporting skills.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV as one attachment to: recruitmentwachef.2022@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Applications not sent in the required format will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for assessment and interview.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • WACHEF is an equal opportunity organization

Application Deadline  30th May, 2022.


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