Saturday, 18 January 2020

Latest Job Vacancies at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research

The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research – An indigenous, non-profit organization registered in Nigeria in 2010 to promote best practices in health care delivery, medical training and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening. CCCRN implements projects through a team of experienced health and allied professionals that include clinicians, laboratorians, community workers and health information specialists. CCCRN has established footprints in 14 states of Nigeria with offices in Abuja and Benue, where it has implemented quality public health initiatives and contributed to the global knowledge of effective health solutions in Nigeria.
CCCRN is the recipient of the Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) to increase access to high-quality comprehensive services and strengthen the capacity of families and communities living in target communities to care for and protect the children in their care. The project is implemented in 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State and in 7 LGAs of Cross River State.
We require qualified candidates to fill the under-listed position through an external recruitment process:
Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Calabar, Cross River
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
The Finance Officer is responsible for managing the region or assigned accounts   and Operations with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of Organization and ultimately the donor against fraud, loss or misuse.In collaboration with the Finance and Account Manager, carryout the following responsibilities:
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks.
  • Maintain accounting files.
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone,)
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.
  • Preparation of forms for payments of taxes and social security.
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor
  • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize Organization’s risk exposure).
  • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
  • Supplier withholding tax payments
  • Office Tax compliance
  • Donor Budget preparation & monitoring
  • Preparation and submission of Month end reporting package
  • Cheques raised and signed by approved signatories.
  • Bank voucher preparation
  • Cash tracking of incoming and outgoing transactions.
  • Petty cash custody & reconciliation
  • Accrual statements management
  • Prepaid statements management
  • QB data entry (Payment & Retirement)
  • Review of retirements
  • Supplier withholding tax statements
  • External audit preparation & follow up
  • CCCRN region Budget preparation
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances.
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the Organization account.
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
  • Review bank vouchers and prepare expense pre accounting requests
  • Prepare and verify salaries cost allocations and other cost allocations
  • Prepare, Check and verify the accuracy of bank reconciliations
  • Carry out payment / activities request review
  • Reviews and approves payment
  • Ensures the effectiveness of approvals.
  • Properly code all transactions.
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash,
  • Blank cheque custody cheque preparation
  • Uploading approval from the Procurement / other Finance Team
Requirements
Experience / Knowledge and Sklls:
  • Understanding of principles of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English
  • A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work with a ‘can do’ attitude, in line with the Organization ’s values
  • Strong team working orientation with a flexible and adaptable approach to work demands across the whole organization
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Accountant
  • ICAN Qualified or in progress will be of advantage.
  • Understanding of key aspects of accounting
  • Experience with Donor projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation
Competencies:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally
  • Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines
  • Financial Management
  • Good ethical conduct
  • Monitoring / assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail



Job Title: Nutrition Specialist
Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Responsible for the overall design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the program’s Nutrition activities, including design of behavior change and communication interventions and integration of nutrition interventions in the production and market components in the program.
  • Closely works with other USAID-funded and other relevant donors involved in nutrition interventions, the State Ministry of Health, and local health centers to ensure coordinated nutrition interventions.
  • Leads the Nutrition component of the ICHSSA 1 program.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
  • Demonstrated experience in nutrition policy research and policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and related civil society organizations is desired.
  • Experience in designing and implementing nutrition sensitive agricultural, dietary diversity, and social and behavior change communication projects. Experience with food and equipment quality standards would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills, written and verbal fluency in English is highly desired.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Nutrition, Food Sciences, Public Health or related field as well as specialized training in Nutrition are required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Nutrition, particularly in managing community-based nutrition programming.



Job Title: Gender and Adolescent Advisor
Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Support CBOs to identify and address the difficult issues of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and GBV through culturally acceptable and age-appropriate content and highlighting the key role parents can play in protecting their children from CSA and GBV and responding to abuse.
  • Support CSOs to establish and strengthen referral mechanism and linkages between the communities and health facilities for ASRH and gender-based violence, including implementation of clinical pathway for treatment of sexual assault survivors;
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within CCCRN and to the larger Nigerian and global community, as appropriate;
  • Facilitate capacity development for partner CBOs, community volunteers, child protection committees and other key stakeholders on gender integration and child protection;
  • Provide regular supportive supervision to CBO staff to ensure the achievement of expected results;
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance on gender-related goals and objectives and contribute content for internal and external reporting
  • Develop a gender mainstreaming plan and keep it up-to-date annually. The plan must include activities, indicators and means of verification, deadlines and resources for each activity;
  • Collaborate with other colleagues and CBO partners to ensure gender integration throughout the implementation of the project in accordance with the USAID donor policies / strategies and gender requirements;
  • Provide technical support to CBOs in raising awareness in target communities about the sexual risks adolescents
  • Support CBOs to facilitate general parenting practices that increase the likelihood that children will not engage in risky sexual behaviors;
  • Facilitate programs that improve parents’ ability to effectively communicate with their children about sexuality and sexual risk reduction;
  • Conduct an analysis of the experiences, risks and challenges for children— girls and boys, including disabled children— in the targeted states/communities.
  • Design and conduct gender assessments at regular intervals
Minimum Experience and Qualification
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on gender and adolescence development field.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based programmes/projects on gender and adolescence or any other cross cutting programme, especially at country/field level, experience in emergency response is an asset. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relations both within and outside the organization
  • University degree (Masters or higher) in the Social Sciences (i.e. Sociology, Demography, Psychology, Political Science, Social Policy or Economics), Public Health, International Development, or in an area relevant to Gender, Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, HIV/AIDs, etc.



Job Title: Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Advisor
Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Provide support to CCCRN ICHSSA 1 project in developing a learning plan to create, capture, organize, translate, share, and apply knowledge to improve ICHSSA 1 programs
  • Facilitate organization and delivery of learning events to share with USAID lessons learned and best practices
  • Support identification of ICHSSA 1 good and best practices in an accessible format for other organizations and institutions
  • Facilitate capacity building assessments of local implementing partners and stakeholders, and develop capacity development plans
  • Work with ICHSSA project staff on professional development (i.e., presentations, public speaking, technical team management, and team building) and its local implementing partners to create a learning and knowledge management agenda
  • Facilitate use of collaboration, adaptation, and learning tools
  • Coordinate knowledge capturing, sharing, and strategic learning to speed performance-based adaptations and bring new innovations to the project programmatic work
Minimum Qualification and Experience
  • Experience designing and delivering learning events, working in teams and facilitating meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local professionals and local implementing partners in Nigeria;
  • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated evidence of effective team leadership
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline is preferred; At least three years of experience with communications and/or knowledge management in the international development sector;
  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to CLA
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local professionals, international donor organizations, civil society and private sector, host country government counterparts, and other implementing partners;



Job Title: Gender and Adolescent Specialist
Locations: Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Calabar, Cross River
Slot: 2 Openings
Project Summary
  • CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV.
Job Description
  • Support CSOs to establish and strengthen referral mechanism and linkages between the communities and health facilities for ASRH and gender-based violence, including implementation of clinical pathway for treatment of sexual assault survivors;
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within CCCRN and to the larger Nigerian and global community, as appropriate;
  • Facilitate capacity development for partner CBOs, community volunteers, child protection committees and other key stakeholders on gender integration and child protection;
  • Provide regular supportive supervision to CBO staff to ensure the achievement of expected results;
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance on gender-related goals and objectives and contribute content for internal and external reporting
  • Conduct an analysis of the experiences, risks and challenges for children— girls and boys, including disabled children— in the targeted states/communities.
  • Design and conduct gender assessments at regular intervals
  • Develop a gender mainstreaming plan and keep it up-to-date annually. The plan must include activities, indicators and means of verification, deadlines and resources for each activity;
  • Collaborate with other colleagues and CBO partners to ensure gender integration throughout the implementation of the project in accordance with the USAID donor policies / strategies and gender requirements;
  • Provide technical support to CBOs in raising awareness in target communities about the sexual risks adolescents
  • Support CBOs to facilitate general parenting practices that increase the likelihood that children will not engage in risky sexual behaviors;
  • Facilitate programs that improve parents’ ability to effectively communicate with their children about sexuality and sexual risk reduction;
  • Support CBOs to identify and address the difficult issues of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and GBV through culturally acceptable and age-appropriate content and highlighting the key role parents can play in protecting their children from CSA and GBV and responding to abuse.
Minimum Experience and Qualification
  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on gender and adolescence development field.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based programmes/projects on gender and adolescence or any other cross cutting programme, especially at country/field level, experience in emergency response is an asset. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relations both within and outside the organization
  • University degree (Masters or higher) in the Social Sciences (i.e. sociology, Demography, Psychology, Political Science, Social Policy or Economics), Public Health, International Development, or in an area relevant to Gender, Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, HIV/AIDs, etc.



Job Title: Community Systems Strengthening Specialist
Locations: Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Calabar, Cross River
Slot: 2 Openings
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • The job holder will lead the development and implementation of a harmonized and integrated community strategy and financing plan to ensure that all community-based interventions achieve seamless community-facility linkages and funded by the local government.
  • Setup, supervise and monitor the work of CQIT, Community Development Association (CDAs) and related community structure as described in the project narratives in locations covered by the Project through the CSOs;
  • Provide professional mentorship, training and support to CBOs in implementation of the Project’s activities, including the activities aimed at creation and building capacities of community groups like WDC, CQIT, CDC etc;
  • Provide advisory support to the development of necessary training materials and providing CDAs by guidelines, manuals, Trainings of Trainers (TOT) and other necessary support for implementation of capacity building for CBOs and local authorities;
  • Ensure partnership and cooperation between CBOs and local government for the purpose of identifying local needs, priorities and initiatives integrated into higher level community program and activities;
  • Establish networking of the local structures at local level to strengthen accountability, child protection and stigma redress;
  • The Community Systems Strengthening Specialist will provide overall technical leadership to support Local Government and CBOs to expand high impact services and implement a priority package of cost-effective OVC interventions
  • In collaboration with System Strengthening Technical Advisor, other technical advisors and specialists, provide direction and oversight for training, mentoring and supportive supervision for interventions related to community engagement, systems strengthening, workforce development in line with government policies and guidelines at the local and community levels.
  • Support Local Government to develop sustainability benchmarks, capacity strengthening plans that support them to meet their benchmarks and provide training and accompaniment as needed and in response to available data.
  • CSS will practice, promote and facilitate child protection systems and ensure the implementation of standards in every course of action using community structure.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • She/he must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Strong track record of HIV/AIDS programming, understanding of the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
  • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Child Protection and Adolescent challenges and policy for HIV Care for Children, and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive issues and contacts within government authorities and within communities; sound judgment and maturity to foster a positive work environment;
  • Strong understanding of the principles of the private-public partnership
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV/AIDS/ Health activities under a USG funded award in Nigeria.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing integrated Community based health and referral programs



Job Title: Systems Strengthening Specialist
Locations: Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Calabar, Cross River
Slot: 2 Openings
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Provide training and accompaniment to State to strengthen their ability to support the CBOs in key areas such as leadership and governance, planning, budgeting, financing and/or coordination/networking; and if necessary workforce strengthening, and information management/data-use for decision-making in order to strengthen and sustain the OVC response.
  • Develop and maintain relationships GON entities, USG mechanism, GFATM and networks keeping them abreast of progress being made by States and seek opportunities to enhance collaboration and leverage resources among critical stakeholders to support a HIV-sensitive child protection system.
  • Collaborate with the System Strengthening/Advocacy Technical Advisor to identify ways to strengthen, align and link formal and informal social service systems to support OVC and their household, quality service delivery and a sustained OVC response.
  • Collaborate with the project technical team to ensure alignment between GON policy and practice with regard to OVC case management and referral procedures, practices and tools.
  • Collaborate with System Strengthening/Advocacy Technical Advisor to identify ways to improve internal advocacy efforts among key GON institutions to increase support for a HIV-sensitive social service system.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to develop an approach to sustainability plan development and implementation that increases the ability of relevant State institutions (e.g., SMWASD, SMOH) to fulfil their mandate and support HIV-sensitive social service system.
  • Support the development of analytical framework to support the analysis of existing organizational capacity assessments to inform sustainability planning.
  • Support CBOs to identify capacity strengthening needs using appropriate national/harmonized organizational capacity assessment tools, as necessary.
  • Support States to develop sustainability benchmarks, capacity strengthening plans that support them to meet their benchmarks and provide training and accompaniment as needed and in response to available data.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other organizations, including the private sector and research institutions.
  • Experience in leadership, planning, management, supervision and organizational skills including the ability to prepare and analyze work plans and budgets.
  • Excellent understanding of GON systems and procedures as it relates to planning and budgeting.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal, cross -cultural and training/mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR programming, process and frameworks is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Work or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of five years senior-level experience in organizational development and provision of technical assistance to government entities at the Federal and/or State level(s) and international non-governmental organizations highly valued.
  • Proven experience with management and monitoring of capacity strengthening programs for government entities working in health and/or social services areas.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in providing technical support and/or capacity building to government institutions in leadership and governance, planning, budgeting, financing and/or coordination/networking; Experience in workforce strengthening, information management/data-use for decision-making, management and accountability mechanisms highly valued.



Job Title: Grant and Compliance Specialist
Locations: Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Calabar, Cross River
Slot: 2 Openings
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Provide senior level technical support to the CBOs/local partners to finalize their annual budgets, conduct a review of budgets against project targets, budget notes and justification, making recommendations and follow-up implementation.
  • Monitor monthly reports for liquidation, update budget analysis and advise the Finance & Account Director and Grant and Compliance Manager accordingly
  • Monitor allocated partner agreements and budgets and ensure compliance with Compliance Manuals and donor guidelines.
  • Conducts in CCCRN Internal Control and Monitoring/ pre-award assessments as required.
  • Ensure that partners keep supporting documents for all financial transactions, keep ledgers for Fixed Assets, Purchase Requisitions, Cash Receipts and Disbursements.
  • Under the leadership of the Grant Compliance Manager, the SG&C Specialist will be responsible for finance compliance support to allocated CCCRN local partners and related sub-agreements.
  • She/he interprets USG regulations to local partners and CCCRN Nigeria ICHSSA management. The officer also assists with trainings on compliance, conducts financial reviews and follow-up of recommendations, and identifies training needs, and develops site-specific curriculum to address the needs.
  • Serve as principle point of contact on compliance issues with partners and program managers/officers
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, required.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
  • Should be willing and able to travel widely within the country
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • B.Sc Accounting, ICAN/ACCA Certification
  • At least 4 years post NYSC grants management experience in an international NGO
  • Proficiency in the use of Quickbooks accounting Software
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.



Job Title: Program Officer
Locations: Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Calabar, Cross River
Slot: 2 Openings
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • She/he ensure planned project results are achieved and documented at the CSOs level
  • The incumbent will support the development of state work plans for the project and coordinate the implementation and reporting on all activities; receive and review monthly programmatic performance reports from CBOs and health facilities.
  • She/he will directly manage sub-award recipients assigned for the purpose of coordinating implementation and service provision to the beneficiaries.
  • S/he will work with the State Program Manager to support the implementation of high-quality care and support activities for orphans and vulnerable children.
  • The incumbent will coordinate the implementation of OVC program activities in line with PEPFAR guidelines within the state.
  • Identify programmatic areas that are lagging behind on service coverage (such as PMTCT & EID) and initiate dialogue and actions
  • Support the development of sustainable models for HIV care and support along the HIV cascade to different OVC sub-populations.
  • Interfacing with GON, USG partners, and CBOs to facilitate synergies and initiatives to improve the package of care and support services to beneficiaries.
  • She/he will strengthen linkages between CBOs, state and LGA structures for improved coordination of OVC service delivery planning and implementation at the community level.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience in coordinating HIV/AIDS program implementation. Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and able to represent the organization to donors and partners
  • Ability to work closely with CSO partners, government agencies and commitment to network mission.
  • Good experience of using Ms. Word, Excel or knowledgeable on NOMIS M&E package and good understanding of institutional capacity building, grant management, service delivery and proposal development.
  • Previous 5 years experience of managing sub-award recipients
  • Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or a related field; Solid working knowledge (practical skills) in PEPFAR OVC care and support highly desired.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in health program management in Nigeria including HIV, with at least three years’ experience working on HIV/AIDS Care, treatment and support programs in national or resource poor settings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pediatric home-based care, gender, stigma and discrimination.



Job Title: Systems Strengthening / Advocacy Advisor
Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Contribute to the development and improvements in the projects OVC costing approach, in particular related to effectiveness and impact optimisation. This should include financing for sustainable programme impact and alignment with the HIV 95-95-95 goals.
  • Provide strategic technical support to the SMWASD and Local Government Social Welfare Departments including support in the coordination of partners, harmonisation of tools and approaches, and donor alignment.
  • Provide technical support to the state and local government in the development of State OVC plan, budgets and advocacy papers for public sector financing.
  • Periodically carry out sustainability capacity assessments, working with the Senior MEAL Expert in this regard.
  • Contribute to the use of information management tools such as dashboards to support decision-makers at State and local levels to make better use of data, include data from ICHSSA 1
  • Work with the MEL team to spearhead the use of a learning agenda approach including accountability within the project and amongst key stakeholders
  • Establish and foster meaningful relationships with various partners, both in the private and public sector.
  • Practice, promote and facilitate child protection systems and ensure the implementation of standards in every course of action using community structure.
  • lead the development and implementation of a harmonized and integrated community strategy to ensure that all community-based interventions achieve seamless community-facility linkages
  • The Systems Strengthening/Advocacy Advisor will provide technical leadership on all aspects of health and social systems to improve the quality of service delivery in both the public and private health sectors using OVC as the entry point into the health system at State and Local Government levels
  • He/she will lead the design and oversight of interventions with the use of WHO Health Systems framework and CCCRN approach to systems strengthening to facilitate changes required to embed and institutionalize OVC Case Management and Sustainability into the health and social systems at the State and LGA levels.
  • He/She will harness and coordinate expert inputs from into strategy development, oversight and implementation. He/she will support project team members to adapt the strategy into all streams of work and build capacity of project teams and implementing partners to deliver the project’s systems strengthening strategy
  • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on how OVC program can strengthen health systems including providing technical support to SMOH, SACA, SWASD and other key stakeholders. He/She will supervise the ICS team of four specialist and support them to implement work plans in a coherent and harmonised manner.
  • He/She will support SMWASD in its efforts in harmonisation, partner coordination and donor alignment. He/she will also look to engage with broader health issues such as achieving the HIV 95-95-95 goals. The position holder will lead the projects efforts towards the institutionalization of specific OVC interventions and integrated community case management
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • S/he must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Strong track record of HIV/AIDS programming, understanding of the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
  • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Child Protection and Adolescent challenges and policy for HIV Care for Children, and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health related field.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV/AIDS/ Health activities under a USG funded award in Nigeria.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing integrated Community based health and referral programs



Job Title: State Project Manager
Locations: Cross River, Calabar and Akwa Ibom, Uyo
Slot: 2 Openings
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Act as the initial trouble-shooter when difficulties in implementation are identified; meet with necessary project participants, listen to challenges and actively identify solutions such that projects can continue as needed.
  • Submit timely, accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements. Prepare reports to be submitted for donors, State and local government offices.
  • Monitor local context and report on how changes in context may affect program activities. This includes changes in the security environment.
  • Closely collaborate and network with government stakeholders and others in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the program, continued partnership and sharing best practices in various fields.
  • Co-ordinate with other USAID partners or organizations in the area to ensure complimentary service provision to the project beneficiaries.
  • Perform other tasks assigned to him/her by ICHSSA Project Management Team.
  • Provide leadership and coordination to transitioned and new CSO partners to implement ICHSSA based on the project design and objectives.
  • Facilitate a working environment of mutual trust, respect, and care among local project team. Encourage effective teamwork, with case managers and CCWs supporting each other.
  • Conduct regular meetings to ensure issues are raised and addressed and to encourage reflection on project progress and learning for improvement.
  • Oversee the implementation of planned activities to ensure targets are achieved:
  • Ensure that project activities are carried out in a timely manner per USAID approved work plan, and that the project achieves results in line with its annual approved work plan, and that the project achieves results in line with its annual PEPFAR targets in each program area.
  • Ensure each CSOs has a clear weekly work-plan and that necessary resources are available for them to implement their responsibilities.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to project activities to assess progress against targets and to provide coaching and direction to activities in areas where improvements are needed.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Strong track record of HIV/AIDS programming, understanding of the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
  • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Child Protection and Adolescent challenges and policy for HIV Care for Children, and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields
  • Previous 5 years’ experience of managing sub-award recipients
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health-related fields.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV/AIDS/ Health.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to email their CV / Resume and Cover Letter (as a single MsWord document) to: [email protected] with the job title as email subject.
Note
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the positions.
  • CCCRN is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

Application Deadline 30th January, 2020.

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