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Centre for Health Education, Economic Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS) is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focussing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment opportunities. CHEERS is currently scaling up TB/HIV program coordination and implementation within the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
Centre for Health Education, Economic Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS) is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:
Position 1: Program Coordinator
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Job Description:
The program coordinator has the overall responsibility to coordinate TB/HIV program implementation and the work of all state and head office managers. S/he will ensure full success of donor program activities with strict adherence to its set timing, quality delivery, budget and indicators.
Supervision and Coordination: Supervise the work of all staff in the Programme team to ensure all activities are properly coordinated and in accordance with the required outputs of projects. Organise and facilitate regular programme team meetings.
Ensure that the Executive Director is given up date on the progress of the project and understands what is happening in the programme and what advice and assistance is required from the Executive Director.
Monitoring: Observe and monitor activities of each line/state Manager, through attending Project Team meetings, workshops and reviewing staff reports. Monitor the outputs of each project. Take action to ensure that projects remain “on course” to achieve their required outputs.
Project Support: Provide technical support to each line/state Manager in order to help achieve the intended outputs. Assist especially activities that are more sensitive or difficult in nature or which require additional staff resources and more specialised technical input.
Information collection/analysis: Coordinate information collection, analysis, and recording/storage of information within the programme unit. Develop the advocacy strategies of the programme using this information and analysis. Coordinate preparation of information materials in the programme and submission as at when due to donors.
Government and donor liaison: Liaise with technical-level officials from the government and from donor organizations, assisting the government with regard to the project’s advocacy agenda, in close consultation with the relevant line/state Manager. Assist the Executive Director in liaising with high-level officials from Government and donor/development partners organizations.
Financial management: Examine and make appropriate recommendations for approval of requests for advancing or disbursing programme funds in a timely manner, in accordance with donor specific financial regulations and with proper regard for the efficient and responsible use of donor funds.
Contracting of consulting services: Draft terms of reference and contracts for consulting services needed by the programme, for the Executive Director’s signature.
Reporting: Ensure constant briefing with the Executive Director on all aspect of projects and to contribute to and carefully edit the monthly, semi-annual and annual reports drafted by the Managers, in order to provide reports of a high standard in line with agreed content requirements and formats. Bring to the Executive Director’s attention challenges that require further discussion.
Planning and budgeting: In consultation with the relevant Managers, prepare amendments to the Action Plan and budget, at least twice a year or more often if required, in order to achieve the intended project outputs. When required, lead the process of drafting the next Action Plan, in order to achieve a plan of high quality in line with the donor objectives.
Other duties: Assist the Executive Director with other tasks as required.
MBBS minimum, advanced degree in Public Health, or equivalent experience will be an added advantage.
Ten years plus senior level experience in TB/HIV development program operations.
At least eight years’ experience in managing a team of at least five persons.
In depth knowledge and five years cognate experience of heading and serving as a Project Director or Project Coordinator in managing Global Fund, USG and other international donor agencies projects at a senior management level.
Comfortable with a team approach to management and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously.
Excellent general management skills particularly in facilitation, team building and coordination.
Effective communicator with ability to communicate organization’s direction and ability to motivate others with strong, honest leadership.
Strong supervisory and excellent problem solving skills.
Prior program coordination experience with background on reporting to donors.
Excellent time management, organizational and computer software skills.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
A highly motivated and organized individual, comfortable with working under minimum supervision and as part of a team. An ability to cope with work-related pressure, whilst remaining deadline and focus oriented, and good humoured.
Position 2: Technical Officers
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Job Description:
To provide the TB/HIV program of CHEERS with technical services relating to projects/grants and program administration and implementation as well as a variety of support in the area of information collection.
Develops in-depth knowledge of assigned TB/HIV program areas, including current issues and key resource people and organizations, and a clear understanding of how they fit into CHEERS interests. Develops and maintains adequate resource files for assigned program areas.
Keep current with developments in the TB/HIV programming throughout Nigeria and attend relevant meetings and keep abreast with issues, concerns and needs that should inform the effective implementation of the CHEERS program strategy.
Develop, implement and manage initiatives of the Organization on TB/HIV and work to provide operational and financial monitoring.
Review incoming requests for partnership and prepare recommendations for presentation to Management.
Collaborate with the TB/HIV Manager and other Program Officers to prepare the Organization’s work plan.
Represent the TB/HIV Manager at relevant meetings and other activities as assigned by the Management.
Monitor and implement timely and appropriate payment to TB/HIV grantees.
Review and assess narrative and financial reports provided by grantees and making recommendations for action.
Provide Program-related administrative support, including but not limited to -
Assist with the preparation of presentations for conferences and meetings;
Regular collection and analysis of data that inform the development of the TB/HIV programs of the Organization;
A comprehensive data of networks in the sector and liaise with relevant organizations;
Source for Program-related materials and publications;
Provide regular updates on TB/HIV program implementation
Candidates should be holders of a University degree and further qualification in the social or health sciences or a related field with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
Experience in TB/HIV services and coordination of state programs.
Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV Programming especially in a treatment setting.
Experience in project management and administration.
Strong analytical capacity and experience in project planning and monitoring.
Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
Experience with the Global Fund will be an added advantage
Position 3: MERL Manager
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Job Description:
S/he has the overall responsibility for effective planning and successful implementation of CHEERS M&E programs and projects as well as all activities related to developing, implementing, and overseeing the Program’s entire performance management and reporting system, including preparing and updating the M&E Plan for CHEERS.
Direct and manage the development of state project work plans and budget for the M&E component of any CHEERS state project.
Provide performance data, ensuring data integrity, verifying data, preparing and submitting in a timely manner all required performance reports to donors.
Supervise monitoring and evaluation processes and ensure quality and timely periodic production of M&E information products in line with requirements.
Review M&E information products, distil and communicate their implications for programme implementation, including modification in geographical priorities, target groups, interventions and implementing partners with a view to shaping programme direction.
Coordinate and supervise development of information management systems for monitoring and evaluation.
Facilitate capacity building for monitoring and evaluation of TB/HIV programmes.
Actively participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings relating to M&E.
Effectively communicate on all technical project implementation plans and expectations to team members and state officers in a timely and clear fashion.
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate Program Officers and Assistants within the M&E unit.
Enhance M&E capacity among member organisations, to ensure accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery.
Provide M&E technical assistance, strategic guidance, training and practical support to member organisations as well as to team members.
Assist with documenting and continuously improve CHEERS central M&E system.
Collect, verify, collate and analyse data on performance indicators from CHEERS state offices and partners.
Consistently and transparently disseminate and report M&E data to stakeholders.
Monitor and evaluate progress of States work in the field by undertaking periodic visits to program sites within the states.
Develop and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports on M&E to the Programs Coordinator, Executive Director.
Carry out any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator and Executive Director.
Master’s Degree or equivalent, in health, social sciences, or management.
At least eight years’ experience in the monitoring and evaluation of large-scale programmes e.g. Global Fund.
At least five years’ experience in managing a team of at least five persons.
Experience in the design and building of at least one monitoring and evaluation system, from inception (or design stages).
Three years experience in designing and implementing scientific research (research project leader on at least one major research project).
Systems building and systems thinking skills as well as high-level advocacy and communications skills.
Well developed conceptual thinking skills.
Evidence of result-driven and results-based management.
Extensive experience in working with international cooperating partners and donors, the public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations
Have a good grasp of the determinants, challenges and impact of TB/HIV in Nigeria and the growing demand for effective response planning, monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
Experience in the design and implementation of TB/HIV programmes
Experience in the design and implementation of DHIS 2.0, and other M&E related software
Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.
Previous experience in managing a Global Fund project, working on M&E will be an added advantage.
Position 4: State Team Leads
Job Description:
The state team lead will provide overall leadership and management of CHEERS TB/HIV program in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships and coordination with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support response efforts in the state.
Serves as CHEERS representative in all matters related to TB/HIV activities in the states and with all other concerned parties.
Spearheading coordination, implementation and reporting of TB/HIV program in the state
Ensure optimal resource management of the program in the state.
Specific Responsibilities:
Lead the development of an integrated TB/HIV plan for state in collaboration with the Head Office Program Management Unit
Operationalize TB/HIV program plan in the state ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of activities towards achievement of set targets and performance expectation
Establish system in the state for project monitoring, evaluation, reporting using national tools and instance.
Support the state HMIS team to strengthen state M&E data system with periodic analysis and review to inform and enhance program management at the state level.
Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all focal/supported health facilities in the state
Take responsibility for management of the state TB/HIV program budget and all other resources under the direction of the head office Program Management Unit
Advocate and represent CHEERS at the highest level in the state on matters related to TB/HIV.
Liaise and network with relevant CHEERS partners and co-implementers in the state to improve CHEERS visibility, coordination of activities and promotions of shared advocacy agenda.
Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development
Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep the Head Office management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
BSc, in Public Health or related field minimum. MBBS, MPH, MBA preferred
Five years plus management experience in TB/HIV programs especially managing Global Fund, USG programs at state level.
At least three years’ experience in managing a team of at least five persons and also in HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support.
Must have managed similar programs in any other of the states listed above
Experience in planning and budgeting required
Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions/states to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential
Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with colleagues, teams and partner organizations to achieve result.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Comfortable with a team approach to management and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously.
Proficiency in MS Office, basic research application like Epi-Info, SPSS etc will be an advantage
Ability to read, analyse, and interpret the most complex document and respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
What we offer:
Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
Being part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
Salary depending on the capacity and experience of the candidate.
Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should please submit a one page application and CV with contact details of 3 referees to:
Please indicate clearly that you are applying for the above mentioned positions by mentioning the exact position in the subject line of your email and in your application letter.
There are no relocation allowances for the advertised position.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and shortlisted candidates must be ready to attend interview at their own cost.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline: 29th April, 2016
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