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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

TECHNICAL OFFICERS - LABORATORY SERVICES

JOB DETAILS

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES
Liaise with the Senior State Technical Officer to provide technical support and implement high quality laboratory services for FHI360 Nigeria programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment program.
Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services to FHI360 and facility staff.
Provide technical support on laboratory quality assurance issues at the state office level.
Coordinate the inventory management along with AXIOS to ensure adequate stock and quality data capture in the DHIS.
Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and liaise with STO to apply these lessons and modify existing program.
Represent FHI360 on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level.
Remain informed on current programs in the field of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and related development fields by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities as outlined by the technical supervisor.
Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
B.Sc in Laboratory Sciences or related field with 5-7 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
Or Master degree in Laboratory Sciences or related field with 3-5 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred.
Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.
Experience in Laboratory TB services is an advantage.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

TECHNICAL OFFICER - LOGISTICS

JOB DETAILS

The Technical Officer (HSS & Logistics) will assist the Senior Technical officer Logistics in the development of FHI 360 in-house capacity among the various departments, implementing agencies (IAs) and all tiers of government in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management of health commodities.
He/She will provide technical support and leadership to Nigeria’s efforts to strengthen the procurement and supply chain management system of health commodities using evidence based data from the Logistics management information system, to reduce stock-outs, lower costs and eliminate wastage

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide TA and capacity building to all tiers of the government of Nigeria and to FHI 360 to strengthen national systems for procurement and supply chain management of health commodities
Provide Logistics support to State offices focusing on reporting, distribution, shipping, storage and warehousing of commodities
To provide technical coordination in product selection, quality assurance, receipt of commodities and efficient storage and distribution systems.
Work with the STO Logistics to direct outgoing or incoming health commodities distribution activities of FHI 360; ensure health commodities or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner and ensure that all required inventory checks are conducted and all variances reconciled.
Work with the STO in developing, maintaining and improving a logistics management information system and an electronic inventory control system of stocking and tracking commodities
Support the STO in the development of warehousing and distribution budgets Conduct periodic visits to facility warehouses to follow-up on all warehouse related matters such as the environment, sterilization, refrigeration etc. and generate reports to management and other stakeholders.
Monitor safety standards in accordance with regulations; ensure safety code and quality compliance are met daily and report any issues arising to the STO
Work with the STO in designing coordinated systems for FHI 360 to transport health commodities report and forecast delivery times, transport costs and performance in order to reduce stock-outs, eliminate wastes and lower costs.
Ensure that all distribution documentation for health commodities in FHI 360, with funding agencies, suppliers, implementing partners and regulatory bodies is complete and compliant.
Ensure FHI 360’s compliance with legal guidelines, Nigerian, US and any other funder’s export and import controls, contracting principles, sourcing and price/cost analysis requirements and report all actual or potential variance to the STO.
Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with at least 3- 5 years post national youth service experience with at least 1 year experience in managing a PSM cycle, including rational health commodities selection, forecasting/quantification, quality assurance spanning the PSM cycle, warehousing/storage, distribution, and LMIS.
Or B Pharm, BS/BA in Logistics, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or any relevant field with 5 to 7 years post national youth service experience managing a PSM cycle, including rational health commodities selection, forecasting /quantification, quality assurance spanning the PSM cycle, warehousing/storage, distribution, and LMIS.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
Considerable knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
Sound knowledge of inventory control systems.
Experience must include managing health commodity logistics information systems, including forecasting/quantification of Laboratory Commodities.
Familiarity with developing PSM indicators and issues surrounding monitoring and evaluation of the PSM.
Knowledge of M supply, Quantimed and Pipeline a plus
Familiarity with technical and health management approaches relevant to the work of the National AIDS & STI Control, National TB Control Programs, National Malaria Control Program and RH especially at the state, LGA and community levels.
Knowledge of the key principles and approaches to health systems strengthening.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV programs.
Ability to evaluate relevance of data or information, as well as work with staff to resolve differences in interpretation of information.
Ability to manage tight deadlines, with minimal supervision and under pressure of tight deadlines.
Sound knowledge and experience regarding Laboratory Logistics, M&E, statistics and quality assurance/quality improvement, and their specificities for developing countries.
Ability to represent FHI 360/Nigeria to donors, government officials and the NGO community.
High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills.
Well-developed computer skills.
Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time

TECHNICAL OFFICER - MONITORING & EVALUATION-CQI & PHE

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively involved in all QA/QI processes within FHI360 Nigeria and among FHI360’s Implementing partners especially in terms of data collection and verification.
Provide technical guidance to state-level Quality Management Officers and M&E Officers on program/project on Quality Management issues.
Assist GON, Partners and the IPs in the strengthening/creation/implementation/update of quality tools and mechanisms (“quality management system”) to ensure continuous high quality.
Ensure that the CQI processes are initiated and executed in all entities under the SIDHAS project
Provide support on Nigerian Quality and SIMS initiatives
Facilitate operational research (advocating, capacity building, documentation and dissemination of success stories, monitoring) the use of references (guidelines, norms, standard operating procedures) by the IPs.
Actively involved in developing and strengthening FHI360’s research agenda and portfolio within the Nigerian health system
Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, focusing on quality of services, and participate in project assessments and evaluations.
Participate in the development of national studies in which FHI360 is involved, particularly with respect to ensuring the integration and implementation of continuous quality management systems. Represent SIDHAS-FHI360 and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research and Quality Management.
Provide technical assistance to ensure implementation of high quality research, surveillance and public health evaluation activities in Nigeria.
Conduct advanced data analysis to further research, surveillance and public health evaluation goals and objectives.
Have an in-depth understanding of FHI360’s research and public health programs and link activities/opportunities in Nigeria to ongoing research and public health evaluation activities in FHI360.
Understand and contribute to FHI360’s research and public health evaluation portfolio across a range of technical areas, including HIV/AIDS, FP/RH, TB, Malaria and other topics, as appropriate.
Participate in quality research and public health evaluation projects conducted in Nigeria.
Keep a--- of scientific literature in relevant fields
Provide technical assistance to stakeholders in the design of projects, protocols, manuals and data collection forms.
Develop concept papers and research papers to improve and or extend existing monitoring and evaluation activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience with at least 5 years progressive experience in public health/research.
Or MPH, or MS/MA in relevant degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience with at least 3 years progressive experience in public health/research.
Proven track record of writing and publishing, especially at scientific conferences and in scientific journals and of conducting research and large scale evaluation project.
Knowledge of techniques, principles, methods and data analysis related to epidemiology and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other diseases of public health importance.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
Considerable knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
Thorough knowledge of epidemiological data management tools such as SPSS or EPI INFO, and relevant computer software skills.
Considerable knowledge and expertise in public health, family planning, HIV, TB and other reproductive health (RH) issues.
Working knowledge of scientific literature related to reproductive health, HIV prevention and treatment, and other infectious diseases.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding RH and HIV programs and research.
Ability to evaluate relevance of data or information, as well as work with staff to resolve differences in interpretation of information.
Solid understanding of research methodologies
Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically as part of a team or independently to advance the interest of research and public health in Nigeria.
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, with minimal supervision and under pressure of tight deadlines.
Sound knowledge and experience regarding M&E, statistics and quality assurance/quality improvement, and their specificities for developing countries

COMPLIANCE OFFICER

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES:

FHI/NIGERIA POSITION DESCRIPTION Title: Compliance Officer Location: Country Office Abuja Supervisor: Associate Director, Compliance Basic Functions: Under the direction of Associate Director Compliance, the position holder will carry out independent appraisals of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which FHI’s financial resources are managed. Duties and Responsibilities: Review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, adequacy of internal controls, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguard of assets within FHI Nigeria’s policy framework. Plan, perform and report back on internal audits to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of donor organizations and other control procedures are in place and are being properly implemented and managed within FHI/Nigeria’s offices. Advise and monitor quality standards and value for money and make recommendations for improvement. Test internal controls, target in particular high risk areas; document any weaknesses and their impact, and make recommendations to address these weaknesses. Follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations and management action plans. Where necessary, carry out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets or any other investigation. For each assignment, prepare a written report to present findings and conclusions to management. Prepare routine monthly financial and labor related reports and distribute to Senior Management, technical and financial staff. Respond to management queries in relation to FHI/Nigeria’s internal control environment. Perform other duties as assigned. Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices. Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills. Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems. Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance. Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis. Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow. Routine coordination with FHI employees and consultants, on-site and in the field. Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among several organization teams and units and professional organizations. Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy. Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner. Maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues or projects and use judgment and decision-making to execute duties and responsibilities. Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data. Strong understanding of risk management and internal control issues. Good communication and report writing skills. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times. Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines. Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background. Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely. Ability to travel a minimum of 50%.

QUALIFICATIONS:
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

- BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent
- 3 – 5 years relevant experience. Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 – 3 years relevant experience
- 1-3 years experience in internal control functions.
- Familiarity with U.S. Government grants or other client funded programs, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds is required
- CPA, ACA, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is an advantage.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES:

• This position is characterized by the performance of a variety of administrative and office support duties. Positions require knowledge of organizational and departmental policies and procedures in order to communicate information involving programs, functions, and services. Duties performed may include preparation of documents and reports, the use of office technology, compiling records, organizing and maintaining files, posting information , greeting/referring/assisting others, mail distribution, and photocopying. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to, collecting and verifying data, summarizing and reconciling information or financial data, records management, review and processing, research and inventory. Positions may serve as the primary staff assistant to a department or manager. At the advanced level, may serve as a lead worker or may provide supervision to other employees.
• Answers phones.
• Takes messages or fields/answers routine and non- routine questions.
• Provides information to callers.
• Works in cooperation with other Administrative Associates to cover phones.
• Provides administrative support to staff for copying, faxing and large- scale mailings.
• Responds to staff requests for administrative support as needed.
• Sets up and maintain files, prepares reports, presentations and graphics, provides employees with office supplies, performs data entry, proofreads, and compiles special reports.
• Receives and distributes incoming mailing and coordinates outgoing mail, including courier services, postage meter account, and interoffice mail distribution.
• Schedules meetings and meeting arrangements.
• Provides meeting support as needed (e.g. scheduling conference rooms, coordinating food, logistics).
• Communicates with both internal and external personnel as required.
• Prepares and maintains documentation, plans, reports, schedules, databases, spreadsheets, logs, etc. to support functions.
• Assignments vary based on department and/or functional area.
• May handle special projects and execute research and data analysis tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:
University degree, recognized equivalent or HND.
Familiarity with administrative and secretarial skills is an advantage.
Familiarity with international NGOs is an advantage.

TECHNICAL OFFICER - HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING

DESCRIPTION:

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent will work under the supervision of the STO, HSS to provide support in the planning, implementing and monitoring of health systems strengthening and laboratory activities in assigned projects.  S/he will contribute to FHI 360’s provision of technical assistance to FHI 360 Nigeria partners and implementing agencies at all levels to develop/review, implement and monitor health systems and laboratory strategies and activities.
Along with the STO HSS, ensure technical soundness in the implementation of FHI 360’s health systems strengthening grants.
Assist in providing technical assistance in different health systems strengthening aspects using the six WHO building blocks and a reference guide.
Support the STO HSS in collaborating with the relevant federal, state and LGA departments/agencies and other partners to develop innovative technical strategies, tools and systems to strengthen health systems at all levels.
Support the STO HSS to provide on behalf of FHI 360, inputs/technical assistance to GON, FHI 360 partners and IAs on health systems strengthening and laboratory policies, strategies and proposal development processes.
Work with the STO HSS in contributing to the development of FHI 360 Nigeria’s health systems strengthening strategy and work plans that clearly address the WHO HSS building blocks.
Develop and implement framework for capacity development for the different departments in the design and implementation of evidence-based health systems policies and practices related to their technical programs and units.
Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years post national youth service experience with at least 1 year’s progressive experience in health systems strengthening, health financing, human resource for health management or other related areas.
MPH or MSc. in related degree with at least 3 to 5years post national youth service experience with at least 3 years progressive experience in health systems strengthening, health financing, human resource for health management or other related areas.
Experience in health systems analysis, health financing (including budgeting and health accounts), human resource for health (including workload analysis), and service delivery required.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
Familiarity with technical and health management approaches relevant to the work of the National AIDS & STI Control, National TB Control Programs, National Malaria Control Program and RH especially at the state, LGA and community levels.
Knowledge of the key principles and approaches to health systems strengthening.
Working knowledge of scientific literature related to reproductive health, HIV prevention and treatment, and other infectious diseases.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding RH and HIV programs and research.
Ability to evaluate relevance of data or information, as well as work with staff to resolve differences in interpretation of information.
Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically as part of a team or independently to advance the interest of research and public health in Nigeria.
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, with minimal supervision and under pressure of tight deadlines.
Sound knowledge and experience regarding M&E, statistics and quality assurance/quality improvement, and their specificities for developing countries.
Ability to represent FHI 360/Nigeria to donors, government officials and the NGO community.
Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills.
Well-developed computer skills.

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