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Friday, October 13, 2017

Program Associate - Community Services at APIN

APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others.

APIN Public Health Initiatives has been awarded a 5 year Grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement “Improving Comprehensive AIDS Response Enhanced for Sustainability” (iCARES) project, - a hybrid of facility and community based interventions, that will expand access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in 8 states of Benue, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Plateau in Nigeria. The program, funded by US PEPFAR through CDC, aims to contribute to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria.

Program Associate - Community Services at APIN
Location: AbujaBenue, Ekiti, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Plateau, Lagos
Job Description
  • To assist in providing technical and programmatic support closely with the Technical Officer, to drive Community based programs in the Prevention & Community directorate of the organization in close working relationship with stakeholders; CSOs, supported health facilities, relevant government agencies and network of PLHIVs, in the implementation of community-based programs, care and support, Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) services with gender mainstreaming, and working closely with the State Teams to ensure achievement of programmatic goals and objectives
Job Task
  • Assist in providing oversight and technical support to all community services in assigned state(s) with guidance from the supervisor and the Technical Lead
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the directorate work plans with quarterly progress report writing of all programmatic activities
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting of all community based programs; Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC), and Care & Support services at the program sites
  • To support the CSOs during program implementation, and closely monitor compliance with standards and target achievements in assigned state(s)
  • Assist in capacity building efforts of partners and ensure delivery of high quality services at all program sites using internationally recognized best practices and in line with national guidelines
  • Support in strengthening bi-directional referrals between communities and health facilities, and gender mainstreaming across program areas.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum Qualification: First degree in Sciences or Social Sciences.
  • A minimum of 2 years cognate experience in an NGO or donor-funded environment with expertise in the design, implementation and monitoring of HIV Care & Support program (including OVC)
Method of Application
Appicants should send their applications to: stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above.

  • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
  • The subject of the mail should be the job position and location being applied for, e.g. Job Title - Location.
  • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 25th October, 2017

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