Massive Recruitment at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)
Massive Recruitment at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

NGO Latest Job Vacancies at HIFASS

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Our vision is enhancing healthier and safer communities, while our mission is to collaborate with partners to promote comprehensive and sustainable interventions for public health, support military medicine and health diplomacy for peace, stability and development of communities.

HIFASS is currently seeking professionals for the Protection and Assistance to the Cameroonian Refugees (PACR) Project aimed at providing quality services for health care, nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) intervention in some LGAs in Cross River.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Admin/Procurement Officer

Location: Ikom, Cross River
Reports To: Project Manager/Operations Manager-HQ
Field Operations Job Type: 6 Months

Project Summary

  • The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively.
  • Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.

Purpose of Position

  • The Admin/Procurement officer will be responsible for providing general administration support to the Protection and Assistance to the Cameroonian Refugees (PACR) project in relation to raising purchase orders, document storage, data integrity analysis and cleansing repairs and maintenance of premises, equipment and vehicles, transport, security, mails and courier services, archives of the bank, front desk and access to premises and any other duties as and when required in order to provide an efficient and responsive service in a demanding but rewarding team environment.

Major Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the smooth operation of the organisation’s facilities, assets, inventory, and fleet management
  • Manages, organizes field and local travels for HIFASS staff and consultants
  • Manage the filing system and safety of projects’ documents
  • Support the operations unit through planning, organising and implementation of administrative activities;
  • Prepare monthly report on stock management;
  • Work with drivers to ensure regular maintenance of all vehicles and ensure that vehicle logbook are up to date;
  • Update and maintain fixed assets register and keep track record of acquisition, transfer and disposal;
  • Collect, Collate and Analyse quotations for the purpose of procurement and arrange for procurement team’s meeting;
  • Keeping track record of the inventory usage and provide timely information on stock movement to avoid stock out;
  • Maintain and update procurement records and generate reports on procurement
  • Prepare and advertise placement of Request for Quote (RFQ) from vendor
  • Organize all procurement activities relating to request for proposals, sealed bid and price quote
  • Ensure that all purchase go through the approved procurement process

Required Qualifications/Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Hold a Diploma / Degree in Business / Administration and other recognized equivalent or related fields;
  • Experience in financial analysis and decision making
  • At least 2 years’ working experience in administration with proven knowledge on procurement procedures and processes
  • Experience in managing contracts with various vendors
  • Excellent computer/IT skills to include competent use of Microsoft Office Packag
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet project deadlines

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the “Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)” in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (Cross River State) as the subject of the mail to: careers@hifass-hfi.org

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Program/M&E Officer

Location: Ikom, Cross River
Reports To: Project Manager
Field Operations Job Type: 6 Months

Project Summary

  • The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively.
  • Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.

Purpose of Position

  • The Program/M&E Officer will work within the Technical unit and in the field office of HIFASS to provide project management support in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of Health assistance and WASH intervention for Cameroonian refugees.
  • The incumbent undertakes field visits to monitor the implementation of program and introduce corrective measures where needed.

Major Responsibilities

  • H/She will provide support and ensure excellent execution of activities within planned timelines and scope, and with high quality in line with UNHCR’s programming polices and guidelines in the field office;
  • H/She will be involved in overseeing the operational aspects and logistics related to execution of project activities;
  • He/she will ensure the collection, management, analyses, and sharing of documents, data and materials to the right personnel, workers, and stakeholders;
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented to meet the objectives of the Project Partnership Agreements (PPAs) in the field office;
  • Assist in developing contingency plans and adjusting programming to respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the regions;
  • Assist in developing work plan and project reports in compliance with UNHCR’s global and regional priorities;
  • Ensure that HIFASS and partner staff are familiar with UNHCR’s programme policies and guidelines;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of UNHCR programming;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate RBM tools to record data, assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Public Health, Nursing and Science or related field. (Master’s in a related field will be an added advantage);
  • Empowering and Building Trust;
  • Managing Resources;
  • Analytical Thinking;
  • Planning and Organizing;
  • Political Awareness.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the “Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)” in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (Cross River State) as the subject of the mail to: careers@hifass-hfi.org

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer

Location: Adikpo, Benue
Reports To: Project Manager
Field Operations Job Type: 6 Months

Project Summary

  • The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively.
  • Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.

Purpose of Position

  • The WASH Officer will support the UNHCR Country Operation, in coordination with the Government, to assess needs and coordinate the provision of WASH services to persons of concern to UNHCR. This will include WASH contingency and preparedness planning, assessment and development of long term WASH Strategy and operational plans.
  • Coordination or WASH partners in conjunction with the government authorities, and monitoring progress of WASH programme implementation to ensure that an adequate level of WASH services are provided at each site in accordance with the UNHCR WASH Manual and Technical Guidelines, and applicable UNHCR Standards and/or National Standards.

Major Responsibilities
Leadership and Coordination:

  • Lead the delivery of WASH services for refugees to meet the UNHCR standards and / or the national WASH standards, depending on the context;
  • Act as a focal point for WASH issues within HIFASS and liaise with UN and international agencies, Government and Non-governmental counterparts;
  • Coordinate the activities of WASH Partners, together with other UN agencies, governmental and non-governmental counterparts and local authorities to ensure delivery of WASH services to beneficiaries meet UNHCR standards of assistance, depending on the context.

WASH Strategy, Planning and Programme Support:

  • Actively participate in drafting WASH strategies, and operational plans for HIFASS WASH programme at the community level;
  • Jointly with technical staff of implementing partners and other WASH actors, update detailed needs and resource assessments and revise designs of technical plans as necessary, taking into account practical aspects of implementation, long-term sustainable solutions, and relevant technical specifications and guidelines;
  • Work with HIFASS programme staff on the development of WASH aspects of the programme.

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building:

  • Provide technical guidance and support to partners on all water, sanitation, hygiene promotion related issues, to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and impact soundness in their implementation and in accordance with UNHCR policies, standards and priorities;
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities of staff of implementing/operational partners to address key areas of WASH importance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

Reporting:

  • Work closely with HIFASS M&E Report regularly on WASH activity implementation by all WASH partners, while maintaining accurate records of all relevant WASH performance indicators;

Required qualifications/experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Environmental Sanitation/Public Health Nursing or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Proficiency in English is required.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the “Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)” in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (Benue State) as the subject of the mail to: careers@hifass-hfi.org

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: Ikom, Cross River
Reports To: Project Manager/Accountant-HQ
Field Operations Job Type: 6 Months

Project Summary

  • The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively.
  • Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.

Purpose of Position

  • The Finance Assistant will apply the basic accounting principles, knowledge, and techniques to assist with the processing of financial transactions, analyze account and budget variances, and perform routine accounting activities in accordance with established procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  • Verify budget and accounting data regarding program activities by checking files/agreement, monitoring financial expenditures and estimating projections/cash flows;
  • Maintain accurate financial record and provide weekly, monthly, bi-monthly etc relevant reports for target audience that support transparency of financial records;
  • Perform timely and efficient processing of expense claims, invoices, payment vouchers, travel advances, cash payments/cheques, vendor payments and monthly recurrent expenditure including payroll costs and deductions;
  • Managing Petty cash as below:
    • Reimbursing expenses falling under petty cash
    • Timely requisitioning of petty cash at field level.
    • Ensuring completeness of all petty cash vouchers: proper recording &back up, complete approval by relevant officers, continuous referencing and accuracy of the figures.
  • Manage Program payments and advances in the field office as below:
    • Receiving advances from Head Office& making payments as requested and approved.
    • Follow up with Staff on due advances for retirement.
    • Help put together returns for the advances retirement in a timely manner.
    • Verification for completeness of all retirement returns: arithmetical accuracy, stamping paid, complete approvals, full recording and back up on the returns.
    • Timely banking of cash refunds for monies received at field level and communicating to Head Office.
    • Maintain well updated & accessible Finance files at field level sent through to Head Office (retirement returns, petty cash, cash & bank reconciliations, monthly expense report& any other correspondence finance information)to ensure proper control of supporting documents for payments and financial reports.;
  • Liaise with other functional units that work closely with the Finance Unit on relevant issues and prompt resolution of finance related queries with Staff & Vendors;
  • Maintain efficient and timely archiving system of physical and electronic financial information with supporting documents and safely accounting for them;
  • Carry out banking transactions and recording of daily lodgements and withdrawals;
  • Perform any other related tasks as required.

Required qualifications/experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting and other recognized equivalent or related fields;
  • Minimum 3 years job experience relevant to the function;
  • Strong computer skills (preferably knowledge of Spreadsheet and Database software);
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • Knowledge in UN Financial Rules and Regulations is required;
  • Experience with QuickBooks Accounting Solution Software will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the “Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)” in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (Cross River State) as the subject of the mail to: careers@hifass-hfi.org

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

 

 

 

Job Title: Driver

Location: Ikom, Cross River
Reports To: Project Manager/Admin/Procurement Officer
Field Operations Job Type: 6 Months

Project Summary

  • The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively.
  • Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.

Purpose of Position

  • The incumbent serves as driver and logistics assistant for official activities.
  • Carefully and responsibly drive official vehicle to and from various locations within Nigeria.
  • S/he will provide daily preventive maintenance and routine check of official vehicles.
  • Reports defects and malfunctions to the supervisor. Monitor expiration and renewal of driver’s and vehicle license.
  • Ensures passengers fasten seat belts at all times.

Major Responsibilities

  • Complete daily check list for the Project vehicles;
  • Prepare monthly report on Vehicle’s performance;
  • Provide office logistics assistant for the project when necessary;
  • Log all movements in the mileage log book and ensure passengers sign off on arrival;
  • Ensure prompt services and maintenance of the Project Vehicle before due date;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications/Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of 5-10 years driving experience;
  • Must possess valid professional driver’s license;
  • Evidence of post primary education and training in security, Defensive driving, vehicle operation/maintenance is required;
  • General knowledge and familiarity of the Nigerian national road network;
  • Experience in similar position with a multilateral organization (e.g. UN agencies) and/or bilateral organization (e.g. International/Local implementing partners) will be of advantage.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the “Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)” in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (Cross River State) as the subject of the mail to: careers@hifass-hfi.org

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Communication Assistant

Location: Ikom, Cross River
Reports To: Project Manager/Communication Team-HQ
Field Operations Job Type: 6 Months

Project Summary

  • The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively.
  • Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.

Purpose of Position

  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager and guidance of the Head Quarters Communication team, the communication assistant will provide strong support in communication to the Protection and Assistance to the Cameroonian Refugees (PACR) project in Cross River and Benue State to maximize the effectiveness of HIFASS’ contribution to providing PB Emergency response, ensuring that appropriate professional, personal and practical support is provided to, staff and volunteers on documentation of activities, report writing and publication of project activities, processes and products; provide information on project to update HIFASS websites, develop and publish periodic newsletters and keep stakeholders fully informed of PACR project activities and successes.

Major Responsibilities

  • To accurately and timely document every activity concerning PACR project;
  • Manage and co-ordinate internal and all external communications; review and collate activity reports; statutory reports on all PARC programs and activities;
  • The incumbent should ensure the timely summary of all reports for the development of statutory reports, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually;
  • Work with the HQ communications team to prepare web copies for website development; regularly provide updates for the organizational website including blog, brochure and other social media presence (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram);
  • The incumbent will spearhead the development and publication of PARC periodic newsletter, and other publications;
  • Writing and documentation of project results, lessons learned success stories and dissemination within and beyond the organization.

Other Areas to Work:

  • Identify, build and manage significant external relationships, including with partners, allies, lobby targets and media contacts;
  • In addition, incumbent shall be involved in marketing of HIFASS activities and programs to institutions, attending meetings, conferences, workshops and events and giving feedback on such outings and also participating in trainings, capacity development and community related activities;
  • Undertake other duties which may arise or as may be delegated from time to time commensurate with the skills required for this post.

Required Qualifications/Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A University degree in Communications, Mass Communication, Marketing, Journalism, Theatre Arts or other relevant field. A Masters degree in relevant field will be an advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience, including of social media, and other online communications. Experience in working with an international environment, preferably with human rights and/or non-profit organizations;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in an organized and structured manner.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and under time pressure;
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of other languages desirable;
  • Knowledge of graphic design including the use of editing and design software (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro or similar);
  • Ability to travel to state offices.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the “Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)” in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (Cross River State) as the subject of the mail to: careers@hifass-hfi.org

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Janitor

Location: Adikpo, Benue
Reports To: Admin/Procurement Officer
Field Operations Job Type: 6 Monthss

Project Summary

  • The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing emergency assistance to refugees in Cross River and Benue states respectively.
  • Response includes distribution of food and non-food items, health assistance and shelter. HIFASS is to provide Public Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to the 20,485 registered Cameroonian refugees in Benue (3, 517) and Cross River (16, 790) States and other new arrivals of Cameroonian refugees.

Purpose of Position

  • The janitor must be detail-oriented, flexible and willing to take on non-routine cleaning and special projects as the need arises.
  • The Janitor will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing offices, meeting rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and dining room and public areas.

Major Responsibilities

  • Perform general clean up of all areas of the building as directed
  • Manage routine upkeep of exterior areas, green space and parking lot
  • Complete non-routine cleaning according to specified job orders
  • Remove garbage and recycling daily and prepare bins for weekly pick-up Handle emergency cleaning and upkeep requests
  • Ensure rooms are maintained and fully equipped

Required Qualifications/Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 2+ years janitorial experience
  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Willingness to work early morning or late night shifts
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision
  • Capacity to take direction
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Physically capable of lifting and moving objects

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the “Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)” in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (Benue State) as the subject of the mail to: careers@hifass-hfi.org

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.