Job at Ass. for Reproductive & Family Health Nigeria Oct 2017

Career Vacancy at Association for Reproductive and Family Health in Nigeria October 2017

 

New Job Opening at Association for Reproductive and Family Health

 

Job Description : Job Employment at Association for Reproductive and Family Health

Jobs in Edo State for Association for Reproductive and Family Health

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek applications from qualified candidates for the below position under the Global Fund Malaria Grant- New Funding Model:

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

Time Frame: The duration of this consultancy is 60 days and engagement is immediately.

Background

  • It is estimated that more than three hundred thousand deaths per annum are caused by malaria in Nigeria. Malaria is responsible for 60% of outpatient visits to health facilities, 11% of maternal deaths and 30% of hospitalization among under 5 children. Ninety Seven percent of the over one hundred and eighty million population is at risk of malaria infection.
  • Nigeria has adopted the use of LLINs as an intervention for malaria vector control in the country as part of the Integrated Vector Management Strategy. So far over 60 million LLINs have been distributed in country through mass campaigns between 2009 and 2013. About 3 million LLINs have also been distributed through the continuous distribution channels.
  • However, one major challenge is getting individuals and communities to sleep inside these nets, even beyond the LLIN distribution periods. Efforts have been made through advocacy, communication and social mobilization to empower people for decision making and action. This often requires working on socio-cultural beliefs to facilitate shifts in mind-sets, and ultimately increase the utilization of malaria interventions and services including LLINs.
  • However, despite this huge effort, the LLIN use in-country remains unacceptably low. To change this low net use situation, NMEP and CRS through Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) plans to conduct a post campaign BCC intervention, intended to promote and sustain a culture of net use in Edo state, South-South, Nigeria.
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health has been selected as the BCC consultant to implement post campaign BCC activities in Edo state.

Job Description

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be based in Edo State and reports to ARFH State Program Officer.
  • The M & E Officer will primarily be responsible for collection, collation and storage of activity data to ensure accountability of programs implemented by ARFH during the BCC campaign.
  • The M&E Officer will develop the M&E plans for the consultancy and ensure program indicators; monitoring formats, databases, data analysis, and reporting are maintained and harmonized.
  • S/He will also track the progress of key indicators and provide timely reports.

Responsibilities
The task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to:

  • Ensures timely collection and collation of quality data
  • Provide feedback on implementation progress and collate end process data.
  • Work closely with the team to ensure timely and quality data entry, analysis and interpretation.
  • Training of recruited community volunteers on the tools for data collation during BCC campaign.
  • Supportive Supervisory visits with ARFH to LGAs during House hold visit and community dialogues in order to ensure implementation according to set guidelines.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have:

  • At least a First degree in International Development, Statistics, Public Health, Demography or related subject, with previous experience working in public health projects.
  • At least 4 years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability and Learning.
  • The ability to represent ARFH in relevant forums and working groups at state level.
  • Proficient and demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts including knowledge of Global Fund or USAID grant requirements will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in data collection, collation, statistical analysis, participatory fieldwork methodologies and report writing.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, SPSS or other statistical packages.
  • Excellent team, budget, project management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English including local languages.

Application Closing Date
27th September, 2017.

TO APPLY:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter indicating their suitability for the position applied for with a detailed 3-page Resume in a single file word document to: programs@arfh-ng.org The “Job Title and Location” must be expressly stated as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
  • Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

 

Job Title: Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) / Logistic Assistant

Time Frame: The duration of this consultancy is 60 days and engagement is immediately.

Background

  • It is estimated that more than three hundred thousand deaths per annum are caused by malaria in Nigeria. Malaria is responsible for 60% of outpatient visits to health facilities, 11% of maternal deaths and 30% of hospitalization among under 5 children. Ninety Seven percent of the over one hundred and eighty million population is at risk of malaria infection.
  • Nigeria has adopted the use of LLINs as an intervention for malaria vector control in the country as part of the Integrated Vector Management Strategy. So far over 60 million LLINs have been distributed in country through mass campaigns between 2009 and 2013. About 3 million LLINs have also been distributed through the continuous distribution channels.
  • However, one major challenge is getting individuals and communities to sleep inside these nets, even beyond the LLIN distribution periods. Efforts have been made through advocacy, communication and social mobilization to empower people for decision making and action. This often requires working on socio-cultural beliefs to facilitate shifts in mind-sets, and ultimately increase the utilization of malaria interventions and services including LLINs.
  • However, despite this huge effort, the LLIN use in-country remains unacceptably low. To change this low net use situation, NMEP and CRS through Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) plans to conduct a post campaign BCC intervention, intended to promote and sustain a culture of net use in Edo state, South-South, Nigeria.
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health has been selected as the BCC consultant to implement post campaign BCC activities in Edo state.

Job Description

  • The SBCC/ Logistic assistant will be based in Edo State and reports to SBCC officer.
  • He/She will assist SBCC officer to organize advocacy visits and community sensitization during the BCC campaign implementation.
  • The SBCC/ Logistic assistant will ensure that procurement of items follow organizational procurement policy

Responsibilities
The task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to:

  • Support the SBCC officer and team in advocacy visits at the state, LGA and communities
  • Will ensure that all evidence for activities carried out are appropriately filed.
  • Assist during the training process with logistics and collation of attendance sheets for participants.
  • Assist in carrying out supportive supervisory visits with ARFH team to LGAs during house hold visit and community dialogues in order to ensure implementation according to set guidelines.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have:

  • At least a B.Sc/HND in Social sciences, Arts or related subject, with previous experience working in development projects.
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in the SBCC and/ logistics in development projects.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft office packages.
  • Excellent team, budget, project management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English including local languages and familiarity with local terrain.

Application Closing Date
27th September, 2017.

TO APPLY:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter indicating their suitability for the position applied for with a detailed 3-page Resume in a single file word document to: programs@arfh-ng.org The “Job Title and Location” must be expressly stated as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
  • Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

 

Job Title: Finance Officer

Time Frame: The duration of this consultancy is 60 days and engagement is immediately.

Background

  • It is estimated that more than three hundred thousand deaths per annum are caused by malaria in Nigeria. Malaria is responsible for 60% of outpatient visits to health facilities, 11% of maternal deaths and 30% of hospitalization among under 5 children. Ninety Seven percent of the over one hundred and eighty million population is at risk of malaria infection.
  • Nigeria has adopted the use of LLINs as an intervention for malaria vector control in the country as part of the Integrated Vector Management Strategy. So far over 60 million LLINs have been distributed in country through mass campaigns between 2009 and 2013. About 3 million LLINs have also been distributed through the continuous distribution channels.
  • However, one major challenge is getting individuals and communities to sleep inside these nets, even beyond the LLIN distribution periods. Efforts have been made through advocacy, communication and social mobilization to empower people for decision making and action. This often requires working on socio-cultural beliefs to facilitate shifts in mind-sets, and ultimately increase the utilization of malaria interventions and services including LLINs.
  • However, despite this huge effort, the LLIN use in-country remains unacceptably low. To change this low net use situation, NMEP and CRS through Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) plans to conduct a post campaign BCC intervention, intended to promote and sustain a culture of net use in Edo state, South-South, Nigeria.
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health has been selected as the BCC consultant to implement post campaign BCC activities in Edo state.

Job Description

  • The Finance officer will be based in Edo state and will report to the Senior Finance Officer.
  • Ensure daily documentation of project financial processes and compilation of retirement documents.
  • Project involves working at state, LGA and Community level.

Responsibilities
The task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to:

  • The role of the Finance Officer is to assist the Project team in providing complete financial services of ARFH program office in line with operating contractual obligations and donor requirement. S/He will administer and maintain comprehensive reporting and budgeting systems.
  • Provide team and ARFH program office with timely financial information to enable all levels to make timely operational decisions.
  • This also includes documenting financial transactions and payment vouchers for activities carried out.
  • Compile retirement documents and submit to program office timely.
  • Monitor the day to day financial and project banking transactions including cash deposit and withdrawals.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all accounting files, track and follow -up on advances and ensure timely reconciliations.
  • Maintain adequate filing storage of such documents.
  • Provide support to staff as regards finance issues and assisting internal auditors with queries.
  • Check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with organisation policies and related law, prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have:

  • Degree or Higher Degree in Accountancy or related discipline.
  • Experience in administrative support, posting financial data to ledgers, preparing invoices, billings and/or vouchers, reviewing and maintaining account balances.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years post NYSC, previous experience working with NGOs and International Donor-Funded program will also be added advantage.
  • Strong Numeracy Skills.
  • Excellent Reporting Skills.
  • Strong Budgeting and Financial Analysis Skill.
  • Attention to details and ability to meet deadlines.

Application Closing Date
27th September, 2017.

TO APPLY:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter indicating their suitability for the position applied for with a detailed 3-page Resume in a single file word document to: programs@arfh-ng.org The “Job Title and Location” must be expressly stated as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
  • Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

 

 

Job Title: Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist

Time Frame: The duration of this consultancy is 60 days and engagement is immediately.

Background

  • It is estimated that more than three hundred thousand deaths per annum are caused by malaria in Nigeria. Malaria is responsible for 60% of outpatient visits to health facilities, 11% of maternal deaths and 30% of hospitalization among under 5 children. Ninety Seven percent of the over one hundred and eighty million population is at risk of malaria infection.
  • Nigeria has adopted the use of LLINs as an intervention for malaria vector control in the country as part of the Integrated Vector Management Strategy. So far over 60 million LLINs have been distributed in country through mass campaigns between 2009 and 2013. About 3 million LLINs have also been distributed through the continuous distribution channels.
  • However, one major challenge is getting individuals and communities to sleep inside these nets, even beyond the LLIN distribution periods. Efforts have been made through advocacy, communication and social mobilization to empower people for decision making and action. This often requires working on socio-cultural beliefs to facilitate shifts in mind-sets, and ultimately increase the utilization of malaria interventions and services including LLINs.
  • However, despite this huge effort, the LLIN use in-country remains unacceptably low. To change this low net use situation, NMEP and CRS through Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) plans to conduct a post campaign BCC intervention, intended to promote and sustain a culture of net use in Edo state, South-South, Nigeria.
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health has been selected as the BCC consultant to implement post campaign BCC activities in Edo state.

Job Description

  • The SBCC specialist will be based in Edo state and reports to the State Program Officer.
  • Ensure high level advocacy is carried out at the state, LGA and Community level based on National Malaria ACSM guidelines.
  • Will be involved in developing and implementing innovative SBCC strategies for ARFH during the post LLIN campaign BCC activities.

Responsibilities
Task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to:

  • Carry out along with ARFH and state team advocacy to relevant stakeholders
  • Under the technical direction of the Program officer, will ensure standard SBCC tools and materials are utilized through lifespan of project.
  • Assist the ARFH and state team in providing support on crosscutting issues, providing TA to the ACSM branch of SMEP in line with project priorities.
  • Assist the team to develop creative initiatives to ensure that project goals are met.
  • Ensure documentation of all SBCC activities, meeting reports, training, and workshops, and also contribute to the development of project weekly reports.
  • Ensure the appropriate cadre of personnel are short listed and trained.
  • Able to represent ARFH at relevant platforms related to the project in the state.
  • Ensure that all project BCC documents and other information required for program implementation and reporting are prepared and submitted on time and in compliance with the requirements of the grant.
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation staff to track progress towards the delivery of programme outputs, paying special attention to the objective of documenting the success (e.g. significant change stories) with a view to providing evidence of outcomes and demonstrate value for money.

Qualifications
Successful candidate will have:

  • At least a First degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or Liberal Arts or other related field. A masters in Communication or Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years post-National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) experience, some of which should be in malaria program management, advocacy, and capacity building.
  • Good interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Excellent creative instincts and the ability to originate new ideas.
  • Ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision.
  • A full command and up to date knowledge of both written and spoken English, and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent grounding in SBCC programming and in-depth understanding of capacity building approaches.
  • Computer literacy especially of Microsoft office with ability to generate quality report for activities.

Application Closing Date
27th September, 2017.

TO APPLY:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter indicating their suitability for the position applied for with a detailed 3-page Resume in a single file word document to: programs@arfh-ng.org The “Job Title and Location” must be expressly stated as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
  • Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

 

 

LAGOS :

The Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in collaboration with National Tuberculosis and Leprosy & Buruli Ulcer Control Programme is pleased to announce a request for a survey consultancy organization to provide the technical leader for the conduct of the National Tuberculosis Knowledge, Attitude and Knowledge (KAP) survey on the Global Fund supported Tuberculosis Grant. This is a cross-sectional descriptive study design employing both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, with an objective to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice level of the study population regarding Tuberculosis as compared to the result of the 2012 baseline.  The study will be conducted in 12 states across the six geo-political zones; Ondo and Lagos (South West), Benue and Plateau (North Central), Akwa-Ibom and Delta (South South), Katsina and Kaduna (North West), Ebonyi and Imo (South East), and Gombe and Adamawa (North East). The result of this study will inform appropriate and evidence-based programming that will further enhance the effectiveness of the national TB control efforts.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Request for Survey Consultancy: National Tuberculosis Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey

Job Description
The Survey Consultancy organization/firm required to coordinate and manage the survey implementation should be responsible for the following:
Oversee the overall conduct of the survey having obtained ethical approval from NHREC to final survey dissemination. This will include:

  • Finalization of survey data collection tools bearing in mind the Nigerian context
  • Coordinate survey data management processes
  • Recruitment of supervisors and field data collectors
  • Pilot survey
  • Training of supervisors and filed data collectors
  • Monitoring of field data collection
  • Data analysis and report writing
  • Dissemination of findings to stakeholders including article publication in peer review journals
    • The survey consultancy will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (NTBLCP) and Co-Principal Investigator (ARFH).
    • Provide regular progress report and advise the National Steering Committee on measures to improve efficiency in the conduct of survey
    • Provide a summary of key findings and actionable points for policy decision and program implementation
    • Promote and facilitate transfer of technical capacity to National Survey Technical committee members during the conduct of the survey. Consultant must demonstrate competency in supporting country’s research capacity and/or data use.
    • Must ensure strict compliance with the ethics code of conduct stipulated by NHREC, FMOH.
    • Make presentations to relevant stakeholders at various stages and milestones achievement of the survey

Qualification Required

  • Eligible organization must be registered and domiciled in Nigeria.
  • Must have excellent track record in conducting similar national surveys in Nigeria.
  • Previous experience in TB KAP survey will be an added advantage.

Submission Guideline
Prospective consultants shall ensure their proposals include the following. Please read carefully:
Cover Page:

  • Please include the following information only: (i) Title of proposal – “National TB Study – Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey in Nigeria”. (ii) Full name of organization (iii) Mailing address of organization (must be in Nigeria); (iv) Valid and working phone number(s) of organization; (v) Name of organization’s representative and his/her title (vi) Email address and phone number(s) of the representative

Proposal Narrative:

  • Proposal narrative must not exceed 3 pages, single-spaced (relevant staff CVs, and budget are not included in this page limit). This should entail information on organization’s competency, understanding of the survey and how the organization proposes to implement the survey.
  • Include a workplan (i.e., timeline) of all activities and your proposed methods of monitoring the implementation of the activities.
  • Provide a detailed description of all work to be completed.
  • Any other relevant information, such as anticipated challenges to implementation and how those challenges will be addressed, are acceptable if space permits.

Organizational Capability/Past Performance :

  • Submit brief descriptions of existing or recent similar stud(ies) that the organization has conducted, as well as how well the results were accepted by the client(s). Please list the client, and dates of the stud(ies) for each study. Maximum of 2 pages, single-spaced, with one inch margins.

Proof of Legal Registration to Conduct Research in Nigeria:

  • Submit a legible copy of proof of organization’s legal registration in Nigeria including
  • Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation/CAC by inclusion of Article of Association;
  • Evidence of registration as a corporate entity with relevant professional bodies;
  • Evidence of Tax payment for the past 3 consecutive years and VAT registration & proof of past remittances;
  • Evidence of Compliance with the provision of the Pension Reform Act 2004 as contained in Section 16 (6d) of the Public Procurement Act 2007.

Organizational References:

  • List at least two references for the organization. References must be clients for which the organization has conducted work in the past 7 years. More references are acceptable if they are relevant. Please briefly describe the work completed for each reference and the dates.
  • Include the full name, valid email address, valid phone number, and any other contact information for each reference.
  • CVs for all key personnel in the proposal. A description of the roles and responsibility of the personnel in this survey.
  • Copies of Nigeria Health Research Ethics Certificate for participating research team. This should include CITI certificate for obtaining informed consent from study participants.

Application Closing Date
29th September, 2017.

TO APPLY:

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and submit applications to: TBresearch.kap@arfh-ng.org All applications should be addressed to: Head, Monitoring & Evaluation, Association for Reproductive and Family Health.

Note

  • Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
  • Only successful candidates will be notified of the outcome by the third week in October, 2017.
  • Only electronic applications are allowed for this job advert. Send all applications
  • No submission will be accepted after the closing date. No physical submission will be accepted.







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