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APIN Public Health Initiatives 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 others. APIN works in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria. We seek to recruit qualified persons to fill critical positions necessary for programme implementation. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration. We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to assume some vacant positions:

(1) Position title: Technical Officer, Clinical Services
Project: CDC 1753
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Location: Ondo State
Job Task:
The successful person will work to accelerate progress toward the attainment of PEPFAR Nigeria program goals in the State, which will include providing support to HIV treatment facilities to achieve epidemic control in high-burden “scale-up” local government areas (LGAs) by reaching the UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goal. S/He will work with other team members to promote age-specific, gender-sensitive approaches to antiretroviral therapy (ART) as part of national “test and start” strategy to improve linkage to treatment in all LGAs in the state. S/He will ensure that newly identified PLHIV (adults and children) as well as those currently on treatment continue to receive uninterrupted ART services in all LGAs. S/He will support ART services for stable PLHIV through differentiated models of care and treatment in order to improve treatment outcomes and create efficiencies, including multi-month drug refills, use of community structures etc.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a medical degree (MBBS, MBChB) from a recognized institution.
 Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field would be added advantage.
 Must be a registered medical practitioner with a current practice license from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
 Must have minimum of eight (8) years’ post qualification experience and minimum four (4) years’ experience supervising and coordinating the direct provision of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) services in an integrated community setting.
 Knowledge of global and national HIV treatment standards.
 Leadership/mentoring skills and good interpersonal skills.
 Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
 Advanced knowledge of and experience using MS office packages including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook among others.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

(2) Position title: Technical Associate, Clinical Services (4 positions)
Project: CDC 1753
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Location: Benue State-3; Ondo State-1
Job Task:
This position will provide support in ensuring direct provision of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) services in an integrated service delivery Centre in supported local government areas (LGAs) in the State. S/He will provide support to the sites at the LGAs to ensure that patients receive quality care as measured by ART, PMTCT and TB/HIV cascade indicators. S/He will prepare monthly program work plans, participate in planning and coordination of all HIV related trainings.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a medical degree (MBBS, MBChB) from a recognized institution.
 Must be a registered medical practitioner with a current practice license from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
 Must have completed NYSC with experience in the direct provision of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) services in an integrated community setting.
 Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
 Advanced knowledge of and experience using MS office packages including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook among others.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

(3) Position title: Associate, Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management (PSCM) (3 positions)
Project: CDC 1753
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Location: Benue State-2; Ondo State-1
Job Task:
This position will report to the State Team Lead in the region. The successful candidate will support all clinical, pharmacy and supply chain management activities of the program in the designated location. S/He will be responsible for the delivery of quality antiretroviral therapy (ART) services, through ensuring an efficient supply of medicines and delivering client-oriented services to promote appropriate use. S/he will support the Pharmacy Unit to ensure excellent delivery of pharmaceutical care and uninterrupted supply of anti-retroviral drugs and other relevant medications. S/he will also ensure that the project maintains Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) and ensure adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in clinical service delivery. The candidate will support Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) surveillance and reporting at the designated facilities and collate all Pharmacovigilance reports.
Qualifications/Experience:
 Must possess a university degree in degree (Bachelor of Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Services/Doctor of Pharmacy) from a recognized institution.
 Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field would be added advantage.
 Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in public health programs, with a focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
 Must possess extensive knowledge of the ART regime and current global/national guidelines for dispensing ARV.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing and data interpretation skills.

(4) Position title: Finance Associate (2 positions)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753 – CDC 1753KP
Location: Benue and Oyo States
Job Task:
This position will report to the Finance Officer in the State. The successful candidate will provide support in reviewing and processing vendor invoices at the state. S/He will review all approved retirements for completeness and accuracy and send schedules to the state Finance Officer. S/He will assist to produce project budget monitoring reports, review common cost journals, and assist to prepare quarterly accrual reports. S/He will also assist to conduct monthly reconciliation of all project bank accounts and financial transactions.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a first degree (BSc/HND) in Accounting or any related field. ACA and/or Master’s degree is an added advantage.
 Must possess minimum one (1) year post NYSC working experience
 Must possess intermediate knowledge of accounting software packages like QuickBooks.
 Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
 Must possess a high level of integrity and responsibility.

(5) Position title: Technical Officer, Prevention (KP)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753 – KP
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
This position will report to the Technical Advisor, Prevention Services at the Head Office. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of prevention services for Key Population (KPs) according to program design in Benue State. S/He will track program activities and ensure implementation is carried out according to work plan. S/He will provide technical support to the program team to ensure 100% target achievement according to program design. S/He will support the Technical Advisor to ensure all deliverables for the project are met
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess first degree in Social or Behavioural & Medical Sciences or related discipline.
 Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field would be added advantage.
 Must have minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the field of HIV prevention for KPs.
 Strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in prevention activities for KPs, HIV testing and linkage to care.
 Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

(6) Position title: Assistant Technical Officer, KP
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753 – KP
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
This position will report to the State Prevention Team Lead. The successful candidate will provide support in coordinating the implementation of prevention services for Key Population (KPs) according to program design in Benue State. S/He will support in tracking program activities and ensure implementation is carried out according to work plan. S/He will provide technical support to the program team to ensure 100% target achievement according to program design. S/He will support the state Technical Officer to ensure all deliverables for the project are met
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess first degree in Social or Behavioral & Medical Sciences or related discipline.
 Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field would be added advantage.
 Must have minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of HIV prevention for KPs.
 Strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in prevention activities for KPs, HIV testing and linkage to care.
 Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

(7) Position title: Senior Technical Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
Reporting to the state SI Lead, the desired candidates will be a member of the Strategic Information team and will contribute to program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to support the implementation of robust monitoring and evaluation systems in the state. S/He will provide guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements. S/He will provide technical support to the State SI Lead in ensuring effective management of the SI department; defining strategies, objectives and work plan, monitoring their implementation, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement. S/He will conduct timely review and analysis of state level SI effort towards ensuring effective and timely tracking of patients on ART treatment to minimize loss-to-follow up using enhanced electronic tools. S/He support the State SI Lead
in ensuring optimized upload of facilities on the NDR platform, complement optimized patients Viral Load drive and results in the state office and provide weekly feedback to the state Technical teams. Will support management of the program’s reporting cycle in Benue State to ensure high quality and complete data are generated and shared with stake holders on a periodic basis, or when required.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a degree in Medical Sciences (MBBS/B. Pharm), Behavioural/Social Sciences, Public Health, Demography, Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field. Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) will be an advantage.
 Must have minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the field of HIV prevention, care & treatment.
 Must possess the ability to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to inform programming.
 Must have intermediate knowledge of SPSS or STATA or knowledge of DHIS, MS-Access or other compatible database software will be of added advantage.
 Must have experience conducting monitoring visits, utilising checklists and other tools, including the ability to develop M&E tools as needed.
 Must be familiar with the NMRS, NDR and other reporting platforms.

(8) Position title: Technical Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753
Location: Abuja HQ

Job Task:

Reporting to the Associate Director SI, the desired candidate will be a member of the Strategic Information team and will contribute to program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support for the implementation of robust monitoring and evaluation systems in APIN HQ. S/He will provide support/guidance to state teams on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements. S/He will provide technical assistance to program sites including supportive supervision, interacting with state Program Managers, SI leads and M&E focal persons in the analysis, review of monthly reports and use of output data for program improvement.
S/He will conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including data quality assessments (DQAs) exercise using official tools and ensure result utilization for site improvement activities. S/He will On a monthly basis, review, revalidate and analyse program data on APIN DHIS2, PERFAR DATIM, NHMIS, NOMIS and other reporting platforms.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a degree in Medical Sciences (MBBS/B.Pharm), Behavioural/Social Sciences, Public Health, Demography, Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field. Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) will be an advantage.  Must have minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of HIV/AIDS care and relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, planning and executing program evaluation.
 Must have experience conducting monitoring visits, utilizing checklists and other tools, including the ability to develop M&E tools as needed.
 Must possess the ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to inform programming.

(9) Position title: Program Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC – KP
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
Reporting to the state Senior Technical Officer-M&E, the desired candidates will work with the states M&E team to support the implementation of robust KP monitoring and evaluation systems in the state. S/He will be responsible for collating the KP data at the LGA level and ensuring quality data report for the KP program in the state. S/He will conduct timely review and analysis of state level data and provide monthly feedback to the state Technical teams and other levels.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a first degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Behavioural/Social Sciences, Public Health, Demography, Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field.
 Must have minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the field of HIV prevention for KPs.
 Must possess the ability to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to inform programming.
 Must have intermediate knowledge of SPSS or STATA or knowledge of DHIS, MS-Access or other compatible database software will be of added advantage.
 Must have experience conducting monitoring visits, utilising checklists and other tools, including the ability to develop M&E tools as needed.

(10) Position title: Technical Officer, Health Information (HI)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
This position will report to the Technical Advisor, Health Information at the Head Office. The successful candidate will support the maintenance of existing database platforms and develop new ones to meet new donor data reporting requirements. S/He will support the design of new database utilities on the platform in response to programme needs. S/He will design and implement in conjunction with other members of the strategic information team; capacity building plans for data managers of subcontractor sites.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a first degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or relevant field.
 Must have minimum of five (5) years’ experience in information technology, including data collection, entry and analysis, database designing and management.
 Must have advanced knowledge of Open MRS, DHIS, MS-Access or other compatible database software.
 Must have experience providing technical assistance, conducting monitoring visits, utilising checklists and other tools, including the ability to develop health information management tools as needed.

(11) Position title: Senior Program Associate, Laboratory Services
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
The successful person will be responsible for managing a variety of laboratory-based investigations, carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyses of results, as part of a clinical team. Provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures, health and safety guidelines. S/He will perform laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support provision of the continuum of HIV treatment services. S/He will be working with the project team to develop and implement quality assurance systems to improve the quality of diagnostics, and facilitate treatment and monitoring of HIV, managing laboratory services, with specific focus on HTS and related tests for Anti-Retroviral Therapy.
Qualifications/Experience:
 Must possess a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent
 Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field would be added advantage.
 Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in managing laboratory services with specific focus on HTS and related tests for Anti-Retroviral Therapy.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation and data interpretation skills.

(12) Position title: Program Associate, Laboratory Services
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
The successful person will provide support in managing a variety of laboratory-based investigations, carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyses of results, as part of a clinical team. Provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures, health and safety guidelines. S/He will perform laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support provision of the continuum of HIV treatment services.
Qualifications/Experience:
 Must possess a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent
 Minimum of one (1) year experience in managing laboratory services with specific focus on HTS and related tests for Anti-Retroviral Therapy.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation and data interpretation skills.

(13) Position title: KP Legal Expert & Advocacy Associate
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753 – KP
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
The successful candidate will provide technical support to KP program activities across communities and state structures. S/He will be responsible for promoting Human Rights, identifying and tracking socio-legal barriers to access to KP services. S/he will be responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of laws and policies that improve access to HIV and AIDS services by the vulnerable persons, including key populations. S/He will also articulate, plan, implement and follow up on targeted advocacy to gatekeepers, stakeholders and government agencies to enhance programme deliverables.
S/He will provide support to create an enabling environment for smooth implementation of activities at the community level.
Qualifications/Experience:
 Must possess a University degree in Law (LLB). A relevant Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
 Must possess a minimum of seven (7) years working experience in health sector especially in managing HIV Programme, including KPs.
 Experience working on advocacy issues particularly those affecting KPs and other vulnerable populations is relevant for this role.
 Must have passion for the job and readiness to go the extra mile.
 Must have good analytical and critical thinking skills.
 Must have excellent people management and motivation skills.
 High level of integrity
 Accountability and ownership of tasks and results is essential for this role.

(14) Position title: KP Testing & Linkage Officer
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753 – KP
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
The successful candidate will coordinate all testing performed by CBOs and ensure at least 95% Linkage of positive clients to designated One Stop Shop (OSS). S/He will ensure that sustainable, high quality and client focused HIV Counselling and Testing services are provided to CSO partners and OSS in the implementation of quality services in their communities across target states. S/He will ensure confidential counselling, quality HIV prevention education and referral of clients accessing HIV testing services in line with national requirements and standards. S/He will ensure un-interrupted supply of commodities and develop strategies to strengthen referrals between HIV Testing Service delivery points and the OSS for appropriate referrals for care and treatment.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess first degree in Social or Behavioural & Medical Sciences or related discipline.
 Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field would be added advantage.
 Must have minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of HIV prevention for KPs.
 Strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in prevention activities for KPs, HIV testing and linkage to care.
 Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

(15) Position title: Gender Based Violence Associate
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753 – KP
Location: Benue State
Job Task:
The successful candidate will be responsible in the coordination of all Gender Based Violence (GBV) services coordinated by CBOs across the state. S/He will implement all GBV activities and design strategies and mobilize the community to respond to emerging gender issues affecting KPs (MSM. FSW, PWID and TG). S/He will promote, organize, manage and coordinate GBV for the project. With guidance from the State Prevention Team Lead, s/he will be responsible for managing, planning, and facilitating gender mainstreaming activities at the OSS and supported CBOs. S/He will provide to the office and the various teams all expertise and knowledge required in the fields of GBV and Gender as it relates to key population programming, and as per request and needs directly implement GBV responses and cases management especially for most acute and/or emergency cases at the CBOs and OSS.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess first degree in Social or Behavioural & Medical Sciences or related discipline.
 Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field would be added advantage.
 Must have minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the field of HIV prevention for KPs.
 Strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in prevention activities for KPs, HIV testing and linkage to care.
 Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
 High level of integrity.
 Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
 Must possess good report writing, presentation, data interpretation skills.

(16) Position title: Regional Liaison Associate– Information Technology (IT)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: APIN
Location: Lagos State
Job Task:
This position reports to the Head of IT at Head Office. The successful candidate will provide support for the Information Technology unit in the Lagos Liaison Office. S/He will be expected to resolve all minor hardware, software issues and interconnectivity/ networking problems within the Lagos office network. S/He will assist in hands-on support for staff in the Liaison Office and will be directly involved in quality/specification confirmation, verification and acceptance of all newly procured IT equipment sent to the Lagos Office. The successful candidate will be in charge of configuring and setting up of all ICT devices with APIN specific applications and tools.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a first degree in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/Information Technology or any other relevant field. A professional certification in IT is very essential.
 Must possess a minimum of four (4) year post NYSC working experience in IT in a reputable firm or NGO.
 Must be proficient in supporting a Microsoft operating system environment. This entails Microsoft Windows Server, Workstations, Office as well as Messaging platforms.
 Must have experience in setting up and configuring new computer notebooks and desktops. This includes software installation.
 Must have demonstrable technical support skills. This includes troubleshooting issues, reporting faults and maintaining logs on servers, desktops and notebooks.
 Must have the basic knowledge and skills to deploy, integrate, maintain and administer a structured Ethernet network.
 Must have the ability to follow instructions and work autonomously, but also able to recognize when you are in over your head.
 Demonstrated willingness and ability to adjust quickly to rapidly changing needs, multiple demands and complex situations are essential to this position.

(17) Position title: Regional Liaison Assistant Officer– HR/Admin
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: APIN
Location: Lagos State
Job Task:
This position will report to the Senior Admin Officer in the Head Office. The successful candidate will be responsible in the overall management of the regional office admin operations which includes management of office equipment, assets and maintaining good office ambience. S/He will ensure that the building and facilities are in compliance with health, environmental and safety standards. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all admin logistics, assets, vehicles and fleet management, ticketing, hotel accommodation and travel arrangements for Board members and staff on official travels.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a B.Sc./HND in Social or Management Sciences. Master’s degree is added advantage.
 Must possess a minimum of eight (8) years post NYSC experience, preferably working in an NGO in a similar capacity.  Must have excellent management and organisational skills, must understand and show respect for local customs and culture and must possess excellent multi-tasking and organisational skills.
 Must possess excellent oral, communication and interpersonal skills.
 Must possess appreciable skills in computer knowledge and application.
 Must possess a high level of integrity.
 Good personal appearance and disposition.

(18) Position title: Motor Vehicle Officer (3 positions)
Duration of Contract: One (1) year
Project: CDC 1753 – KP, APIN
Location: Benue (2) Lagos (1)
Job Task:
The success candidate will be responsible in providing secure and timely driving services in transportation of personnel and/or materials from place to place. He will schedule annual vehicle examination for service vehicles with the State Finance and Admin Officer and apply for the renewal for the vehicle license. He will determine when and what kind of maintenance the vehicle needs, keep track of general maintenance schedules, especially car tyres condition and ensure sound running of the
vehicles assigned and arrange minor repairs where necessary. He will check oil and tyres properly and keep the service vehicles in clean condition, both inside and outside. He will keep track of timely car insurance renewals, update monthly mileage records and maintain log book of each service vehicle on daily basis.
Qualifications and Experience:
 Must possess a Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or National Examination Council (NECO) certifications.  Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record with no traffic violations.
 Must have worked as a driver with minimum of 5 years’ experience in an organized and structured organization preferable an NGO.
 Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
 Must possess a high level of integrity and responsibility.

Mode of Application:

Qualified applicants should please click Apply now to apply. Applicants will be required to attach a CV with a Suitability Statement that states how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and indicating the person specifications highlighted above for the position. The Suitability Statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, contained in one document. CV file must be  named with applicants full name. Our platform only accepts .pdf and .doc document formats.

Closing Date: 24rd, August 2019

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