SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER-PAEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND PRIORITY SUB POPULATION CARE, , ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN ASSOCIATION FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND FAMILY HEALTH

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VACANCIES: SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER-PAEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND PRIORITY SUB POPULATION CARE, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

ASSOCIATION FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND FAMILY HEALTH (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc.

We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions in an on-going USAID funded OVC project: Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award in Lagos State. The candidates will be based in Lagos under overall supervision of the Chief of Party. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

POSITION: SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER-PAEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND PRIORITY SUB POPULATION CARE -1POSITION

The SPO will work directly with the State Program Manager and report to the Director of Programs. S/he will assist in ensuring that all project activities are in line with the Child Safeguarding Policy of ARFH and best practices, established by USAID PEPFAR, and GoN. S/he will assist in strengthening technical capacity of CBOs, and Health Facility Officials to increase service uptake by OVC and the priority sub population. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate increased case findings for HEI/CLHIV/ALHIV/CKP and other children in PLHIV households.
  • Participate actively in the implementation of the Paediatric ART Saturation Strategies (PASS), with support from the SPM, under the guidance of the DoP.
  • Coordinate ARFH facility based Case Managers and linkages with Treatment Partners at facilities, OSS Centres and Community HTS activities.
  • Support Implementation of HFR and tracking of UNAIDS 95-95-95 Goals.
  • Support the development of technically sound proposals for Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare interventions.
  • Supervise and ensure the successful implementation of Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare activities by CSO sub-grantees.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for CSOs, consistent with the program proposal, Nigerian OVC Service Delivery Standards, other GON and evidence- based approaches.
  • Support the development of functional referral networks for vulnerable groups.
  • Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare activities and use of project resources (e.g. HES and SS) to achieve expected results.
  • Contribute to the development/update and monitoring of Paediatric and Maternal Healthcare indicators and tools particularly those required by PEPFAR and the Nigerian OVC M&E Plan.
  • Monitor progress toward targets, identify and implement approaches to overcome challenges.
  • Participate in the development of workplans, and timely submission of monthly reports in addition to other reports that will form integral part of the quarterly reports, SAPR and APR.
  • Undertake other project activities as may be directed by the PMT.

QUALIFICATION:

A Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences or related disciplines with at least 5 years cognate experience, which must include at least 2 years in Programming for OVC, to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Also, preferred are knowledge of health programs with the Nigeria public sector, health system, NGOs/CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders. An MPH is an added advantage.

POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (AO)-1 POSITION

The AO reports to the Director, Finance and Operations and will be responsible for the day- to-day secretarial and administrative functions e.g. insurance, vehicle fleet management etc. He/she will be responsible for HR and Personnel matters as well as the supervision of the drivers and inventory management. 100% of his/her time per annum is chargeable to the project.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide necessary administrative and secretarial supports to the project.
  • Take notes and dictations at meetings and transcribes; ensuring that spellings, punctuations are correct.
  • Arrange appointments and receives visitors, places and screen telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, where necessary.
  • Arrange logistics for seminars/workshops and meetings, both internal and external, some involving high ranking officials and take minutes and/or notes.
  • Prepares correspondences, documents and reports; including routing memo for repairs and services.
  • Receives, screens, logs and routes correspondences, attaching necessary background information and maintains follow up actor.
  • Maintain contacts, including names, addresses and telephone numbers of stakeholders in government, NGOs private sector, diplomatic carps and donor organizations.
  • Maintain appropriate filing systers for the project.
  • Provide technical oversight for receptionist, domestic assistants, etc.
  • Handling of petty cash transactions and fuel retainer-ship; including preparation of petty cash analysis for reimbursement
  • Prepare phone reimbursement to staff and keep track of payments.
  • Maintains inventory register for fixed assets and office supplies/consumables for the project and regular updates when necessary.
  • Documentation and report writing during meetings, seminars and workshops.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelors degree or HND in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or Social Sciences with Master degree in related fields and at least 3 years cognate experience. She/he should also possess excellent oral and written skills in English language, proficiency in current office software applications (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), and experience in multi-cultural setting will be added advantage.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh.ng.org on/or before Wednesday 13 January, 2021. Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees including their functional e-mall addresses and telephone numbers.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).