NGO Job Vacancies in Nigeria at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), February 2014

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is a legally registered NGO operating in Nigeria. AHF-Nigeria collaborates with the Federal Governments of Nigeria and other partner institutions, to provide technical assistance to these key stakeholders to deliver quality and comprehensive HIV/AIDS
treatment, Care and Support, HIV counseling, and testing, Prevention, Nutrition and Psychosocial services to people living with WV/AIDS.

To meet the above needs, the Program wishes to recruit a dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven and results oriented individuals to fill in the following post:

Job Position Title: Pharmacy Technician

Reports to: Pharmacist
Location: Based in Kogi State.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on. drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals;
  • Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs
  • Manages appropriate data collection, such as client name, prescribed medication and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and inventory
  • Performs a monthly stock count;
  • Supervises the pre-dispensing of prescriptions for clients who are down referred to PHC sites.
Education and/or Experience
  • Suitable candidate will be fresh graduate in Pharmacy or related field or Pharmacy technician diploma of school of health technology with 3-5 years experience in use of ARV5 and drug logistics.
 Job Title: Site Coordinator / ART Clinician
Reports To: HIV technical specialist/CPM
Location: Based in Abuja
Job Summary

The ART clinician oversees the ART, PMTCT and prevention services of the AHF program at the facility level. This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In close coordination with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
  • Coordinate monthly patient care team meetings.
  • Ensure efficient management of AHF’s finances and provide complete, timely and accurate reports.
  • Implement a continuous quality assurance and improvement program at the site level.
  • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by Site staff.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
  • Ensure quality of HIV treatment and TN services at the site.
Education and Experience
  • University graduate in Medicine.
  • At least two to three years experience in HIV treatment programs.
  • Experience in program management.
  • Experience with operational research and evidence based healthcare is an added advantage.
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking
 Job Position: Pharmacist
Report to: Pharmacist Manager/CPM
Location: Based in Abuja
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews prescriptions issued by AHF Providers or other authorized prescriber to assure accuracy and clinical appropriateness;
  • Supervise pharmacy personnel on pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutics processes and procedures including monitoring of ADRs and adherence counseling.
  • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals;
  • Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste drugs
  • Manages appropriate data collection, such as client name, prescribed medication and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and inventory
  • Work with relevant clinic site personnel to maintain accurate drugs records system for efficient drug logistics
  • Ensure completion and submission accurate and auditable monthly drug reports from AHF clinic sites
  • Assists the CPM/Pharmacy Manager in preparing a quarterly drug forecast:
  • Provides weekly adherence reports, monthly reports on Down Referral;
  • Collaborate with the relevant GON and states line ministries, departments or agencies on pharmaceutical and drug logistics issues
Education and/or Experience
  • BSc Pharm with 2-3 years relevant experience with NGOs or similar development organisation
 Job Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Reports to: Country Program Manager
Location: Based in Abuja
Job Summary
This position is responsible for evaluating of component of comprehensive ART program including prevention, clinical care and treatment for patient management and monitoring and overall program monitoring and evaluation. This role is also responsible for ensuring the collection and management of quality data and providing the analysis of this data for AHF prevention, care and treatment programs in Nigeria as well as participating in training and support supervision of service providers in order to ensure data quality.

Essential duties and responsibilities
  • Work with the country and state office staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation of AHFs activities in Nigeria and its reporting requirements.
  • Provide support to sites in the state and interacting with site Program coordinators, Managers, M&E focal points,
  • M&E officers of SACA/SASCP, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support these requirements.
  • Work with site staff and CR0 partners to support the correct Implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
  • Carryout routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
  • Ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
  • Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry.
  • Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS fields by review of current literature; be alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Finished graduate studies, possession of MPH/MSc (epidemiology or statistics) an added advantage
  • At least two to three years of monitoring and evaluation experience, preferably in HIV care delivery models
  • Proficiency in design, conduct and reporting of Data quality assurance/improvement and continuous quality improvement metrics and methodology.
  • Proficient knowledge of EMR platforms, DHIS platforms and other relevant national data management systems
  • Experience in research design and conduct and evaluation of public health programs

Method of Application
Interested candidates should submit their C.Vs and cover letters to the following email address: globalhr.Africa@aidshealth.org not later than 12 Noon on Friday 7th March, 2014.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline 7th March, 2014

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