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Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Job for Entry Level Hotline Assistants

Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

Job Title: Adherence Officer
Job Ref Code: ADHOEDO071817
Location: Edo
Department: GF / HSS
Band: C-1
Reports To: State Team Lead
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosi
Job Context

  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.

Primary Function

  • Community mobilization for HCT and PMTCT
  • Advocacy and networking
  • Partnership and representation
  • Data generation

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with NEPHWAN and other GF-funded CBOs to ensure a coherence of approach in demand generation for HCT and PMTCT, and also establish positive working relationships with these CBOs, other implementing partners, and relevant government agencies.
  • Organize and carry out targeted advocacy visits to designated community stakeholders such as TBAs, women groups, traditional and religious leaders, and establish or sustain linkages between the project and these stakeholders.
  • Properly document all implemented activities and data gathered, and report same (both narrative and numbers) timely with given templates.
  • Develop a well-established, coherent and integrated referral system to CRS-managed facilities in the given communities.
  • Participate actively in the monthly cluster meetings, CBO coordination meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Independently develop and implement strategies to increase project HCT and PMTCT coverage and ensure that project targets are achieved.
  • Carry out mapping exercises relating to PMTCT service delivery in order to identify potential clients and ensure the provision of HCT services to these identified clients. Ensure that an effective and documented referral system is in place at community level to link all positive clients to the GF-supported facilities.
  • Other duties as may be assigned periodically.

Qualifications

  • A first degree in a relevant field such as Nursing, Community Health, Biological or Social Sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, especially in community-based activities.
  • Strong English language communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Strong assessment, organizational, analytical and planning skills.
  • Computer competency (MS Word & Excel) is essential
  • Able to work independently and efficiently within the state GF team, while interfacing closely with the entire team.
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in an ongoing basis and capable of establishing stronger and mutually beneficial links between CRS and our partners.
  • Ability to travel as much as 70% of the time within the assigned state.

Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: S/he will report to the State Team Lead, and be expected to work in close collaboration with other state GF team members (Technical Specialist, M & E Officer) in the areas of demand generation, advocacy, partnership and data management.
  • External: S/he is expected to work closely with NEPWHAN and other CBOs funded by the Global Fund, other implementing partners involved in demand-generation activities, SACA, SASCP and other relevant government agencies.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Job Title: Clinical Coordinator
Job Ref Code: CCABJ071817
Location: Abuja
Department: GF/HSS
Band: D-2
Reports To: Senior Program Manager
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Job Context

  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities
Training and Mentoring:

  • Supervise Technical Specialists to coordinate and mentor the ART, TB, PMTCT and SRH clinical care team at supported secondary health facilities.
  • Ensure that current knowledge of HIV/AIDS patient’s standard of care at the partner health facilities is maintained through organization of didactic sessions, case reviews/presentations etc.
  • Ensure all SHCs have adequate knowledge materials and job aids; including current national guidelines, that ensure uniformity of practice across all sites.
  • Ensure that Technical Specialists carry out technical needs assessment with respect to ART, TB, PMTCT, HCT and SRH at partner health facilities and proffer solutions in line with GF & CRS’s organizational goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the provision of onsite mentorship to partner facility staff on ART, TB/HIV, PMTCT and SRH.
  • Follow up on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality improvement strategies identified by the program team, and participation in meetings or committees like Project Management Team (PMT), TB-HIV meetings, etcgeared towards meeting overall grant objectives at partner health facilities.
  • Oversee the direct management of people infected and affected by HIV infection at the partner health facilities.

Program Management:

  • Monitor target across allotted states and facilities and provide feedback to ensure target achievement.
  • Actively come up with strategies to ensure donor target achievements are met on clinical service delivery modules.
  • Ensure that Technical Officers provide direct supervision of the partner SHCs.
  • Ensure that Technical Officers provide monthly reports of all activities carried out at partner health facilities.
  • In collaboration with Supply Chain Manager, Laboratory Manager and Chemonics, ensure that there are no stock-outs of pharmaceutical and laboratory commodities, and that these commodities when supplied are properly utilized and documented.
  • Oversee collaborations with SHC staff and community volunteers to ensure all patients on ART are tracked and followed up on.
  • Ensure adequate knowledge of all process and output indicators specified by NACA and the GF.
  • In collaboration with the program and technical staff, develop, implement and periodically update a decentralized workplan.

Budget Management:

  • Ensure all cash advances are liquidated promptly.
  • Ensure that facilities utilize their budgets appropriately to improve clinical service delivery

Partnerships and Networking:

  • Liaise with other GF SRs and PEPFAR IPs in supported states to ensure coordinated service provision in those states.
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships between CRS’ GF partner facilities, CRS, the Catholic Church and its partners, the GoN and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Representation at technical working groups for ART, TB, HCT, PMTCT and SRH, as well as, at other meetings and related activities as designated.

CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities:

  • The Clinical Coordinator will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department.  This will include active involvement in all program department activities as needed.

Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with integrity
  • Models stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Senior Program Manager, M &E Manager, Technical Specialists, Supply Chain and Laboratory
  • Managers, Program staff, Finance staff
  • External: FHI, NACA, NASCP, Chemonics, other GF SRs.

Required Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S., with a Master’s Degree in Public Health and/or a post-graduate qualification in HIV Medicine or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years post-NYSC clinical experience working in HIV/AIDS management with significant program management responsibilities.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
  • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project in a HIV/AIDS service delivery setting, including working with government authorities.
  • Proven experience working with partner organizations in both the public and private sectors.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with GF or projects will be an advantage.
  • Excellent English language- oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time to supported states.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Job Title: Laboratory Specialist
Job Ref Code: LABS071817
Locations: Delta & Edo
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Position Band: D-1
Reports to: State Team Lead & Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
Job Context

  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities
Quality Assurance:

  • Training of Secondary Health Centre personnel on the protocols for quality inthe laboratory.
  • Test new and improved laboratory methods and procedures.
  • Prepare laboratory notes, charts and graphs and writes up results of examinations.
  • Keep accurate monthly Laboratory Project Records
  • Prepare & distribute testing panels for Quality Laboratory Assessment
  • Evaluate quality control and quality assurance statistics and modifies manuals as needed
  • Design of protocols for efficient quality management of a clinical laboratory.
  • Management of staff Performance at SHC Laboratories

Instrument Evaluation/Maintenance:

  • Development of standard tools for evaluation & troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
  • Development & revision of Instrument maintenance policy.
  •  Liaising with manufacturer’s service engineers to ensure the continuous functionality of all laboratory equipment.
  • Diagnoses equipment malfunctions and dismantles and repairs equipment.
  • Liaising closely with other medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses as well as with end-users (patients and their care-givers) to ensure proper understanding and utilization of laboratory protocols and equipment.

Trainings/Mentoring:

  • Serve as resource persons for GF HIV laboratory trainings
  • On-site hands-on trainings on general Laboratory procedures
  • Case-based demonstrations of proper laboratory procedures
  • Trains or supervises training of partner laboratory staff.
  • Preparation of training manuals
  • Auditing of the laboratory system

Commodity Management:

  • Monitoring of product (laboratory reagents and supplies) consumption rate
  • Monitoring of the storage condition of commodities at SHC laboratories
  • In collaboration with other program team members, ensure monthly collation of RTK, DBS and CRIFF data.
  • Compile a comprehensive report for item (c).

Program Management:

  • Facilitate sample logging between facilities to support a facility with faulty equipment.
  • Ensure that there is no stock-out of reagents and supplies at facilities.
  • In collaboration with site mangers, ensure that all GeneXpert laboratories in the SHCs are fully functional and are able to provide full services.
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships between CRS’ GF partner facilities, CRS, the GoN and other relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate the prompt movement and documentation of DBS samples (with retrieval of results) from PHCs to SHC; and from SHCs to the referral laboratories.
  • In collaboration with the GF program staff and other technical staff, develop, implement and periodically update a decentralized GF workplan.

CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities

  • The Laboratory Specialist will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department.
  • This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities as needed.

Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves withintegrity
  • Modelsstewardship
  • Cultivates constructive relationships
  • Promoteslearning

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal:Senior Program Manager, State Team Leads, Supply Chain Manager, Technical Specialists, M&E Officers
  • External: FHI, NACA, Chemonics, Lab equipment maintenance vendors, PEPFAR IPs

Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) with at least 5 years post-NYSC work experience.
  • Appropriate licensure or certification as a medical scientist approved by the MLSCN.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with GF or USG projects will be an advantage.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project in a HIV/AIDS service delivery setting, including working with government authorities.
  • Proven experience working with and through partner organizations in both private and public sectors.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
  • Excellent English language- oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Job Ref Code: MEOK071817
Location: Kogi
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Position Band: C-1
Reports to: State Team Lead
Job Context

  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities
Data Management:   

  • Provide all CRS partner sites at assigned state with necessary tools to ensure data is collected in an organized and verifiable manner.
  • Ensure that all relevant staff at both PHCs and SHC levels in assigned state are mentored and trained in data collection, documentation and validation.
  • Give data-based evidence to the Program Manager and Technical Officer to guide programming in the state.
  • Carry out data verification exercises at the various collection points in the SHCs.
  • Work regularly with the State and LGA M & E officers to ensure that optimum data quality is recorded at the facilities and LGA level.
  • Liaise / support community groups to carryout community mobilization activities to facilitate demand creation for the assigned SHCs and partner CBOs.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of community outreach activities at SHCs and CBOs through provision of standardized reporting tools.
  • Use appropriate tool to document support given during mentoring visits, and ensure that facilities have copies of these.
  • Review and centrally collate all M & E data for the project in assigned state and submit data monthly, quarterly or as required.
  • Liaise with the supply chain and laboratory officer to ensure drug and commodity consumption data are collected as needed.
  • Facilitate and participate actively at cluster meetings in the assigned state.

Management quality:

  • Carry out regular visits to project sites to oversee and ensure the efficient implementation of M&E activities
  • Regular update of reporting formats to capture key results, challenges, lessons, success stories and opportunities
  • Train and mentor partners’ program staff on M&E activities based on the program M&E framework and requirements
  • Undertake regular verification monitoring of ongoing program implementation in close coordination with the Program Managers and Technical Officers.
  • Facilitate and participate in the periodic review of program implementation and progress towards achieving results and adjustment of expected results.

Partnership, Representation and Networking:

  • Participate in the SACA and state M & E technical working group meetings, and attend the monthly M&E meetings at the LGA level and the state level.

General responsibilities

  • With key program staff and partners, ensure each of the state’s program strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards.
  • In collaboration with the program and technical staff, develop, implement and periodically update a decentralized GF workplan.
  • Work with partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Ensure that M&E learning is incorporated into evolving program plans.
  • Work with program staff to identify and implement appropriate ICT4D solutions to improve timeliness and quality of M&E and project implementation.

CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department.
  • This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities as needed.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal:Senior Program Manager, State Team Leads, M&E Manager,Technical Specialists, Data Entry Clerks
  • External: CRS-supported facilities, Local and State Government M&E Officers

Agency Wide Competences:
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Professional Skills

  • Bachelors-level degree in statistics, health sciences or another relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years M&E experience in HIV programming.
  • Demonstrated skills in technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including use of statistical packages such as SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA including Microsoft Excel, and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience with I-form Builder and Zoho Reports will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work closely with the public and private sectors.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel within given state about 70% of the time.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Job Title: State Team Lead
Job Ref Code: STLK071817
Location: Kogi
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Position Band: D-2
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Supervises: Senior Program Manager, Technical Specialist, M&E Officer, Adherence Officer, Program Assistant, Project driver
Job Context

  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Monitor target achievement across PHCs and SHCs and provide feedback to ensure target achievement.
  • Work with Technical Specialist to mentor facility staff to ensure their provision of high quality services.
  • Actively come up with strategies to ensure donor target achievements are met.
  • Lead the community mobilization efforts by liaising with all co actors in the states and ward development committees
  • Ensure that all support groups are functional and meeting regularly.
  • Work with Technical Specialist to collaborate with facility staff and support groups to ensure all patients on ART are tracked and followed up on.
  • Utilize data from M&E team to guide programming.
  • Support community groups to carryout community mobilization activities to facilitate demand creation for supported facilities as necessary.
  • Ensure adequate knowledge of all process and output indicators specified by the PR and donor.
  • Compile state office staff work plans and send to the SPM for approval (monthly and quarterly).
  • Write high quality monthly and quarterly program reports and submit to SPM.
  • Provide leadership to the state field office.

Budget Management:

  • Responsible for managing and appropriately utilizing facility budgets as directed by the SPM.
  • Request for a bi-weekly cash advance for all the field office activities, in line with the approved work plan.
  • Ensure all cash advances made to the state office and state office staff are liquidated promptly.
  • Actively monitor the state office budget and flag any over and under expenditure to ensure that corrective actions are taken.

Partnerships and Networking:

  • Liaise with other GF PRs and SRs in the state to ensure coordinated service provision to the CRS sites.
  • Organize periodic partners’ forum to share updates and examine achievement of program goals
  • Act as the primary liaison between CRS and the state government (GoN) officials – SAPCs, SITs, SACA, SMoH, LACA, LGA, Wards- to facilitate information sharing and networking.
  • Coordination and reporting of community activities and service delivery at PHCs.
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships between CRS’ GF partner facilities, CRS, the Catholic Church and its partners, the GoN and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the state PEPFAR IP to ensure that the CRS GF partner facilities can leverage available resources and are fully supported.
  • Represent CRS at all state level meetings that CRS is invited to.

Training and Mentoring:

  • Ensure that the following meetings hold and provide leadership at these meetings – weekly team meetings, monthly workplan review meetings, quarterly program review meetings.
  • Request and monitor on-going on-site technical assistance visits to CRS’ partner facilities (PHCs and SHCs), coordinate responses to site issues, collaboratively share issues and responses both in documents and in Program review meetings
  • Ensure all partners understand program priorities and promote buy-in from partners.

MEAL Responsibilities:

  • Accountability: Actively seeks and responds to feedback from all members of targeted communities and other stakeholders.
  • Analysis and Critical Thinking: Make informed decisions based on key project data findings, trends, comparisons between sub-groups of data, and by making explicit important assumptions.
  • Learning: Facilitates connections between colleagues and peers to generate and share evidence-based learning.

CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities:

  • The Program Manager will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department.  This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities as needed.

Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Supervise and mentor staff.
  • Together with the HR Manager in Abuja, ensure all new staff receives proper CRS orientation; promote just workplace and diversity principles. Ensure staff well-being.

Audit:

  • Actively promote compliance with key CRS policies and procedures relevant for the effective operations of a CRS sub-office.  For example, orientation training for new sub-office staff should address relevant internal controls.
  • Particular attention should be paid to the CRS Internal Control Policy (POL-FIN-ICS-024), the Segregation-of-Duties Procedure (POL-FIN-ICS-024.02), the Financial Resource Control in Cash Environments Procedure (PRO-FIN-CAS-007.01), the Agency’s Procurement Manual, and the Staff Safety and Security Guidelines.
  • In coordination with the Head of Operations, take timely, concrete actions to resolve any recommendations arising from audits and from management’s own periodic monitoring of internal controls at the Country Program’s sub-office(s), including through the annual Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) process.

Security:

  • Ensure implementation and staff compliance to CRS Safety and Security Policies and Procedures towards minimizing staff exposure to safety and security risks, through ensuring staff adherence to safety and security best practices as contained in FSP ,proper security orientation of staff and partners in the project through security briefings, improving quality of security information through gathering of security intelligence to guide staff movement within project activity area, manage movement of staff through issuance of security clearance across project activity area.

Representation and Advocacy:

  • As team leads of sub offices, support agency-wide competencies and ensures field office is in compliance at all times.
  • In consultation with the Head of Unit HSS, represent CRS Nigeria at state meetings, relevant technical working committees and well as with church partners.
  • Collaborate and strengthen linkages with technical focal persons from relevant state and federal agencies.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Senior Program Manager, Clinical Coordinator, M&E Manager, Other State Team Leads, Technical Specialists, FCO, Head of Unit HSS, HoOPs, Head of Finance.
  • External: SACA, SASCP, LGA officials, etc

Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S., B. Pharm, BMLS or B. Nursing;with a Masters’ degree in public health or a related field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of5 yearsworking experience in public health, with at least 3 years in HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project in a HIV/AIDS service delivery setting, including working with government authorities.
  • Demonstrated people management and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience working with and through partner organizations in both the public and private sectors.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with GF or USG projects will be an advantage.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent analytical and information-seeking skills, and good decision-making skills.
  • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
  • Excellent English language- oral and written communication skills. Report writing skills are critical for this position.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to travel 50% of time in assigned state.
Job Title: Technical Specialist
Job Ref Code: TSABIA071817 and TSABIA071817
Locations: Abia & Edo
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Position Band: D-1
Reports to: State Team Lead / Clinic Coordinator
Department: GF / HSS
Job Context:

  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities
Training and Mentoring:

  • Coordinate and mentor the ART, TB-HIV, PMTCT and SRH clinical care teamsat supported facilities and ensure they functionas effective units.
  • Carry out technical needs assessment with respect to ART, TB, PMTCT, HCT and SRH at partner health facilities and proffer solutions in line with GF & CRS’s organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ensure all SHCs have adequate knowledge materials and job aids that ensure uniformity of practice across all sites.
  • Follow up on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality improvement strategies identified by program team, training needs and participation in meetings geared towards meeting overall grant objectives at partner health facilities.
  • Provide onsite mentorship to partner facility staff in ART, TB/HIV, PMTCT, SRH.
  • Maintain current knowledge of HIV/AIDS patient’s standard of care at the partner health facilities through organization of didactic sessions, mortality reviews, case reviews/presentations etc.
  • Direct management of people infected and affected by HIV infection at the partner health facilities.
  • Use appropriate tools to document support given during mentoring visits, and ensure that facilities have copies of these.

Program Management:

  • Monitor target across PHCs and SHCs, determine and provide feedback to ensure target achievement.
  • Actively come up with strategies to ensure donor target achievements are met.
  • Collaborate with SHC staff and support groups to ensure all patients on ART are tracked and followed up on.
  • Ensure adequate knowledge of all process and output indicators specified by donors.
  • Provide direct supervision of the partner SHCs.
  • Monthly reporting of all activities carried out at partner health facilities.
  • In collaboration with the program and technical staff, develop, implement and periodically update a decentralized GF workplan.

Budget Management:

  • Ensure all cash advances are liquidated promptly

Partnerships and Networking:

  • Liaise with other GF and PEPFAR partners in the stateto ensure coordinated service provision to the CRS-supported sites.
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships between CRS’ GF partner facilities, the Catholic Church and its partners, the GoN and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Representation at state technical working groups for ART, TB, HCT, PMTCT and SRH, as well as at other meetings and related activities as designated.

CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities:

  • The Technical Specialist will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department.
  • This will include active involvement in all program department activities as needed.

Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: State Team Lead, Clinical Coordinator, Supply Chain and Lab Officers, M&E Team
  • External: SACA, SMoH, PEPFAR IP

Required Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S., with a Masters’ degree in public health or related field is strongly preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ post-NYSC clinical experience working in HIV/AIDS management with significant program management responsibilities.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
  • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
  • Excellent English language- oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project in an HIV/AIDS service delivery setting, including working with government authorities.
  • Proven experience working with partner organizations in both the public and private sectors.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with GF or USG projects will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Job Title: Supply Chain Specialist
Job Ref Code: SCSEDO71817/SCSENUGU071817 AND SCSDELTA071817
Locations: Enugu, Edo & Delta
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Position Band: D-2
Department: GF / HSS
Reports To: Senior Program Manager/Logistics & Supply Chain Manager            
Job Context

  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities
Demand and Supply Planning:

  • Provide oversight and mentoring to Supply Chain Specialists at state level, to ensure that all project sites are properly provided with commodities at the right time and in the right quantities.
  • Quantify centrally for project commodity needs for the CRS’ GF program
  • Ensure that supply chain teams at state level monitor stock status of ARVs, Opportunistic Infection Drugs and any other pharmaceutical commodity, and manage stock-outs and over stocks of product cycles at the facilities.
  • Provide oversight to Laboratory Specialists; working with the Clinical Coordinator,and ensure that ART laboratory equipment and commodities are properly managed.

Commodity Management:

  • Centrally coordinate with Chemonicsand 3PLsto ensure timely delivery of commodities to CRS-supported facilities.
  • Centrally collate comprehensive CRRIFF reports from the states, and ensure that these are timely submitted to the PR and Chemonics as required.
  • Collaborate with other implementing partners at the national level for the improvement of commodity supplies in CRS-supported facilities.

Program Management:

  • Manage CRS’s relationship with Chemonics, the 3PLs to ensure smooth supply chain operations for the project.
  • Manage CRS’s relationship with the PSM units of FHI, FMoH and NACA; as well as the LMCUs at supported states.
  • Centrally manage the project LMIS, in collaboration with the PR and GoN players as necessary.
  • Develop, implement and periodically update a decentralized workplan for the Supply Chain and Laboratory teams.

Training:

  • Mentor and supportively supervise Supply Chain and Laboratory Specialists, and ensure that their knowledge base and technical capacity is constantly up-to-date.
  • Ensure that project supply chain and laboratory activities are aligned with national guidelines and SOPs.
  • Conduct monitoring and mentoring visits to supported states and facilities to ensure smooth implementation of supply chain, pharmacy and laboratory activities.
  • Support capacity strengthening, provide technical assistance, and develop standard operating procedures for inventory management and other aspects of supply chain management that will assure the quality and availability of commodities at partner facilities.

CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities:

  • The Supply Chain Manager will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department.
  • This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities as needed.

Agency Wide Competencies (For all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with integrity
  • Models stewardship
  • Cultivates constructive relationships
  • Promotes learning

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal:Senior Program Manager, Clinical Coordinator,State Team Leads, Supply Chain and Lab Specialists, Technical Specialists.
  • External: Chemonics, FHI, FMoH, NACA, 3PL

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) from a reputable university, with a Masters’ Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Supply Chain Management or a related field strongly desired.
  • Minimum of 5years’ work experience with progressive responsibility in pharmaceutical, and/or supply chain management.
  • Previous experience working with GF and/ or USG funded programs will be an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Strong computer skills- Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong report writing skills will be an added advantage
  • Experience in partner capacity strengthening preferred.
  • Knowledge of CRS’ program quality standards will be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to work remotely as part of a team and to work independently.
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the country up to 50% of the time.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form Below” and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org indicating in the subject line of their application the job title and reference code for the position and the state being applied for (e.g SCSABIA071817).Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)
Application Deadline: 1st August, 2017 .

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