Vacancies At AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria
Posted: 28/Jan/2014
Deadline: 11/Feb/2014
AIDS Pervention Initiatice in Nigeria(APIN) is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among other. Since 2001, we have worked closely with sey stakeholders to reduce the burden and mitigate the impact of those diseases tgrough cutting edge, innovative & sustaninable apporaches.
a. Technical Advisor - Clinical Services (Adult ART) [Abuja]   
The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support, especially in the area of Adult Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for the scale-up and delivery of qualitative HIV services, and attainment of programme goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.
Job Tasks   
• Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services Team, between the APIN Program Office, Program 
• Sites, relevant govemment agencies and other stakeholders   
• Work with other team members to support the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of services to new sites, towards the scale-up of HIV services    
• Identify program-wide capacity building needs, especially relating to Adult ART   
• Contribute to the development of program work plans   
• Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV programme implementation and service delivery, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and programme sustainability    
• Support the coordination of all components related to the clinical management of HIV   
• Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government,their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners. medicalworldnigeria.com
• Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices   
Minimum Qualifications and Experience   
A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.), a postgraduate fellowship in a relevant speciality and a minimum of eight (8) years' experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes. Experience in TB. MNCH. RH and malaria programmes would be an advantage.    
Technical and Behavioural Competencies   
• Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention,treatment. care & support of adults and children    
• Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities   
• Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas   
• Ability to work with discretion and minimal supervision   
• Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization   
• Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs   
• Knowledge of HCT, PMTCT and ART national MlE tools   
• Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings   
• Good written and oral communication skills   
b. Technical Advisor- Clinical Services (Paediatric ART) [Lagos]   
The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support, especially in the area of Paediatric Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for the scale-up and delivery of qualitative HIV services. and attainment of programme goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.
Job Tasks   
•  Interface, in conjunction with other members of theAPIN Clinical Services Team, between the APIN Program Office, Program 
• Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders   
• Provide support for managing the Lagos Officeteam of technical staff
• Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of services to new sites    
• Identify program-wide capacity building needs. especially related to Paediatric ART   
• Contribute to the development of programme work plans   
• Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV programme implementation and service delivery, in line with national guidelines and international best practices. and work    towards target achievement by supported sites and programme sustainability    
• Support the coordination of all components related to the clinical management of HIV   
• Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners    
• Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices   
Minimum Qualifications and Experience   
• A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.), a postgraduate fellowship in Paediatrics and a minimum of eight (8) years' experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes. Experience in TB. MNCH, RH and malaria programmes would be an advantage.    
• Technical and Behavioural Competencies   
• Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention, treatment, care & support of adults and children    
• Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities   
• Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas   
• Ability to work with discretion and minimal supervision   
• Understanding of community systems and how they impacl service utilization   
• Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs   
• Knowledge of HCT, PMTCT and ART national M/E tools   
• AbiIityto organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings   
• Good written and oral communication skills   
c . Technical Officer· Clinical Services [Abuja,lbadan and Jos]   
The job holders will work as members of respective APIN State Office Teams and will provide technical and programmatic support for the scale-up of HIV services, delivery of quality services, and attainment of programme goals. Slhe will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.    
Job Tasks   
• Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services and State Teams,   
between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other'stakeholders   
• Work with other team members towards the scale-up of hiv services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of services to new sites.
• Contribute to the development of programme work plans 
• Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality programme implemantation in the areas of ART,PMTCT,HIV clinical are services, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and programme sustainability 
• Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners 
• Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices 
Minimum Qualifications and Experience 
• A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.) (an MPH would be an advantage) and a minimum of five (5) years' experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment program, preferably with experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria and programmes. 
• Technical and Behavioural Competencies 
• Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention, treatment, care & support of adults and children 
• Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities 
• Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas 
• Ability to work with discretion and minimal supervision 
• Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization 
• Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs 
• Knowledge of HCT, PMTCT and ART national M/E tools 
• Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings 
• Good written and oral communication skills 
d. Technical Officer· Monitoring & Evaluation [Ibadan and Jos] 
The job holder will be a member of the State Team and will be responsible for leading program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and quality assurance (QA) systems. 
Job Tasks 
• Support the setting up of M&E and QAsystems at the program sites in the state 
• Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for programme improvement 
• Share program output data with the State Team and the State Government through the State Team Lead 
• Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets in the State 
• Work in collaboration with other members of the State Team to follow up on Monitoring&Evaluation Committees at the program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users 
• Provide technical support to site Quality Improvement Committees to set up and implement internal quality management in collaboration with the State Team 
• Facilitate the provision oftechnical support to strengthen M&E and QAsystems at the state level 
• Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs 
• Contribute to the periodic review of the organization's quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol 
• Conduct periodic visits to program sites 
Minimum Qualifications and Experience 
• An MBBS degree and a minimum of six (6) years' experience, supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation; an MPH will be an advantage. 
• Technical and Behavioural Competencies 
• Working knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation, and programme management 
• Good analytical skills, knowledge of statistics & good knowledge of statistical methods 
• Knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, including knowledge of current 
• HIV/AIDS guidelines and standards with respect to monitoring and evaluation 
• Ability to organize and coordinate training program 
• Report writing and oraVwritten communication skills 
• Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time 
e. Program Associate· Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Lagos) 
Reporting to the Logistics Officer, the LogisticsAssistant will provide much-needed support and assistance in the management of the general logistics of HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals, clinical,laboratory and other related materials as well as the in-country supply chain 
Job Tasks 
• Assist the Logistics Officer in the delivery of goods into, and movement out of, the warehouse 
• Work in conjunction with the Logistics Officer and Inventory Specialist to ensure that all packages delivered by the distribution partners are accounted for and are in good condition before taking possession 
• Maintain record of receipts and issuance of shipments out of the warehouse to ensure completeness and accuracy 
• Work closely with the Logistics Officer to receive allocations and arrange the pick-up of relevant items 
• Update tally cards and other relevant inventory tools on daily basis and render stock report on a monthly basis 
• Track usage of drugs and commodities at the program sites 
• Make necessary input into the monthly allocation of stock to the program sites 
• Participate in the quarterly stock review of drugs and other consumables in the Store 
Minimum Qualification and Experience 
A first degree in Purchasing & SupplylLogistics, Pharmacy or any other relevant qualification; two (2) years' experience in Logistics/Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS commodities or in any other relevant function 
Required Competencies 
• Report writing skill 
• Ability to work with minimal supervision 
• Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain 
• Familiarity with the program policies and procedures of APIN and program sites 
• Experience with government 'systems and dynamics of working with NGOs and private parties 
f. Research Assistant   
The job holder will provide support to on-going, new and emerging research activities and collaborations as well as undertake study on Loss-to-follow-up   
Job Tasks   
• Support the APIN research management group and other adhoc teams in proposal development and submission. Support the setup of programme evaluations and research operations   
• Participate in and/or support research implementation as appropriate   
• Participate in basic data collection, reporting and analysis on programme and outcome evaluations
Loss-to-follow-up Study   
• Implement research procedures in accordance with the protocol guidelines as provided by the Principal Investigator Travel to study sites across Nigeria to recruit participants and conduct interviews, chart reviews and other data collection activities as required, using a standardized questionnaire and chart extraction tools.
• Collect data, enroll and follow up clients for the loss- to- follow up study being jointly conducted by APIN and MGH • Coordinate and train additional staff to assist with study recruitment and consent procedures when required. Record, organize and capture results of questionnaires in preparation for data analysis . • Conduct follow-up telephone interviews of patients enrolled in study .
• Enter questionnaire and follow-up data into study database .   
• Maintain log of patients enrolled in the study as detailed in study protocol. • Produce regular research progress reports Principal Investigator and Co-investigators
Minimum Qualification and Experience   
At least a first degree in Sociology, Nursing, Medicine or Public Health   
Required competencies   
• Time management skills, basic administrative and organizational skills
• HIV counselling or clinical experience   
• Fluency in English and IgbolYoruba/Hausa (verbal and written, at least one)
• Computer literacy and with ability to use the computer for data entry and production of basic reports .
• Experience of working with datasets and data bases will be an advantage
• Good interpersonal skills, strong service ethic, sensitivity to patients Professionalism and attention to detail and accuracy   
• Flexibility to take on other duties as reasonably requested by the Project Manager and/or Co-investigators.
• Willingness and readiness to travel to study sites as required   
Mode of Application   
Qualified applicants should write to vacancies@apin.org.ng stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for each position. The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant's full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position being applied for. All applications must be received on or before February 11,2014. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Intemet browsing, emailing, etc.) are essential for all positions. APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the positions are therefore encouraged to apply. This advertisement is also available on www.apin.org.ng