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Ongoing recruitment at Centre for Health, Education, Economic, Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS)

Centre for Health, Education, Economic, Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS) is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focussing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment.

CHEERS is currently scaling up TB/HIV program coordination and implementation within the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria and is in need of competent/qualified persons to fill up the vacant positions listed below:

 

Job Title: M&E Assistant
Location:
 Anambra
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • S/he has the responsibility of supporting CHEERS M&E Manager in ensuring that all M&E related activities in the facilities/states are carried out on time and as at when due.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in Providing routine supportive supervision to facilities.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in the development of capacity strengthening plan for the Ministry of Health HMIS staff and facility Data Entry Clarks.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in collating comprehensive performance data, ensuring data integrity, verifying data, preparing and submitting in a timely manner all required performance reports from facilities to the management and the Principal recipient.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in monitoring and evaluation processes and ensure quality and timely periodic production of M&E information products in line with requirements from the donor.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings relating to M&E at the head office and state levels when required.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in enhancing M&E capacity among state and facility staff, to ensure data accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer  to Collect, verify, collate and analyse data on performance indicators from states.
  • Assist the M&E Officer to develop and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports on M&E to the Management.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Supervisor and program Manager.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University Degree with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
  • Experience in monitoring of TB/HIV services
  • Knowledge of TB/HIV M&E framework especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of the design and implementation of DHIS 2.0, and other M&E related software
  • Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Location
: Abuja
Desired Start Date: January 2018
Summary of Position

  • The position holder will assist the Finance Manager and Officer in their daily and routine financial operations

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist the finance officer in capturing all financial transactions in a timely and accurate manner for the purpose of generating management and donor reports.
  • Recording of tractions in the appropriate registers
  • Ensuring appropriate filling and documentation of staff retirements and activity proposals submitted to the finance department
  • Ensuring that all transactions paid and posted to the QuickBooks accounting systems are stamped appropriately
  • Assist the Finance Officer in tracking the employee advances on monthly basis and following up on the recovery process or management action
  • Participate in monthly closeout procedures such as bank accounts reconciliations
  • Assist the finance department in undertaking reconciliation of all balanced sheet items periodically and ensure that all the accounts are kept current and all reconciling items identified are reconciled.
  • Assisting the Finance Department in the preparation of annual financial statements and timely completion of annual audits.
  • Supporting all CHEERS program and non-program audits.
  • Supporting with attendance sheets and other finance related logistics in staff orientation on CHEERS financial guidelines and requirements in order to implement activities and execute budgets accordingly.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University degree in Accounting or Financial Management. With at least 1-2 years of work experience in a donor funded project in Nigeria.
  • Experience in QuickBooks software implementation.
  • Working knowledge of TB/HIV financial management especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project management and administration will be an added advantage.
  • Analytical capacity and experience in finance planning and reporting.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility and work under pressure.

 


Job Title: 
Admin Assistant
Location:
 Abuja
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • S/he will provide office support services by implementing administrative procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative activities on the project.
  • The overall responsibilities also include making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing reports and maintaining appropriate filing systems.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining workflow by studying methods; implementing administrative schedules; and developing admin related reporting procedures.
  • Supports the admin officer to create and revise systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control, office layout, and budgetary and personnel requirements as well as implementing changes.
  • Assists the admin officer in conducting and enhancing administrative staff performance by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.
  • Support the admin officer in resolving administrative related challenges by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Liaise with Admin officer to complete operational requirements by scheduling and assigning administrative projects.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University Degree in Social or Health Sciences with at least 1-2 years of work experience in a donor funded project in Nigeria.
  • Good/ working knowledge of TB/HIV administrative management especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project management and administration will be an added advantage.
  • Analytical capacity and experience in finance planning and reporting.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.

 

 

 

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • The Procurement Officer will be responsible for the timely procurement and delivery of high quality, low-cost health and non-health products as well as the proper processing of assigned purchase orders on the project.
  • In order to carry out these responsibilities, the Procurement Office selects and evaluates the performance of vendors, and coordinates the overall vendor/organization relationship.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensures the timely delivery of quality health and non-health products at the lowest possible cost
  • Initiates the process of vendor prequalification and selection
  • Participates in the selection of vendors based on agreed criteria
  • Conduct a periodic comparative analysis on vendors prices
  • Reviews and evaluates the performance of vendors and suppliers
  • Processes the necessary procurement payment documents
  • Prepare Local Purchase Orders and issue same to vendors after management approval
  • Closely liaising with vendors to ensure service optimization
  • Ensures the proper management of procurement department operations
  • Carries out all necessary procurement activities
  • Ensures the proper processing of assigned vendor purchase orders
  • Verifies quantification of orders
  • Verifies that the required order is within the agreed budget
  • Submits final invoices to the Finance and Accounts Department
  • Write monthly procurement operations report and submit to management
  • Conducts any other assignment as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University degree in Social or Management Sciences with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
  • Experience in Procurement related activities is preferred
  • Knowledge of TB/HIV health and non-health products especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project procurement and supply chain management.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of the design and implementation of LMIS, and other procurement related software
  • Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer, ART
Location:
 Ebonyi
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • To provide the TB/HIV program of CHEERS with technical services relating to projects/grants and program administration and implementation as well as a variety of support in the area of information collection.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develops in-depth knowledge of assigned TB/HIV program areas, including current issues and key resource people and organizations, and a clear understanding of how they fit into CHEERS interests. Develops and maintains adequate resource files for assigned program areas.
  • Keep current with developments in the TB/HIV programming throughout Nigeria and attend relevant meetings and keep abreast with issues, concerns and needs that should inform the effective implementation of the CHEERS program strategy.
  • Develop, implement and manage initiatives of the Organization on TB/HIV and work to provide operational and financial monitoring.
  • Review incoming requests for partnership and prepare recommendations for presentation to Management.
  • Collaborate with the State Team Lead and other Officers to prepare the Organization’s work plan.
  • Represent the State Team Lead at relevant meetings and other activities as assigned by the STL.
  • Monitor and implement timely and appropriate facility strengthening activities.
  • Provide technical support to CHEERS Treatment, Care and Support activities in the state

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University degree and further qualification in the Social or Health Sciences or a related field with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
  • Experience in TB/HIV services and coordination in any of the states listed above.
  • Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV Programming especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project management and administration.
  • Strong analytical capacity and experience in project planning and monitoring.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.

 

 

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • The main purpose of the position is to provide technical support in the Finance Department through financial reporting, internal control management and administrative support.

Specific Responsibilities
Finance Roles:

  • Capturing all financial transactions in a timely and accurate manner for the purpose of generating management and donor reports.
  • Processing payments while ensuring adherence to minimum compliance requirements by the donor.
  • Ensuring that internal controls within the computerized accounting systems are safeguarded and working well
  • Allocation of expenses to the relevant programs and department.
  • Tracking the employee advances on monthly basis and following up on the recovery process or management action
  • Support the Finance Manager in undertaking monthly closeout procedures such as bank accounts reconciliations
  • Undertaking reconciliation of all balanced sheet items periodically and ensure that all the accounts are kept current and all reconciling items identified and reconciled.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and periodic donor financial reports as per CHEERS and donor reporting guidelines
  • Managing the fixed assets register and all accounting requirements in the assets management e.g. reconciliation of assets with the accounting system records.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in ensuring that fund requests are received, reviewed, analyzed and disbursed within the given timeframe.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in the preparation of annual financial statements and timely completion of annual audits.
  • Supporting all CHEERS program and non-program audits.
  • Supporting in staff orientation on CHEERS financial guidelines and requirements in order to implement activities and execute budgets accordingly.

Administrative Role:

  • Contributing to the establishment and maintenance of a harmonious working environment; while strengthening team-building by encouraging active participation and interaction at all levels.
  • Managing and supervising Finance interns, assigning tasks accordingly
  • Filing statutory deductions in a timely manner with the relevant authorities.
  • Ensuring systematic filing of all supporting documentation for the project.
  • Supporting HR with the staff payroll and ensuring its accuracy.
  • Performing appraisals for Finance Department interns and volunteers
  • Attending meetings related to areas of responsibility as may be assigned by the Finance Manager.
  • Providing recommendations to the SMT on improving CHEERS Financial, Administrative or Management procedures
  • Any other duties that are not specifically stated above but will necessarily come within the framework of your operation shall be assigned to you from time to time by your immediate supervisor.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University Degree in Accounting or Financial Management. Further professional qualification in the accounting and social sciences with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria will be an advantage.
  • Experience in QuickBooks software implementation.
  • Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV financial management especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project management and administration.
  • Strong analytical capacity and experience in finance planning and reporting.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer, ART
Location:
 Anambra
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • To provide the TB/HIV program of CHEERS with technical services relating to projects/grants and program administration and implementation as well as a variety of support in the area of information collection.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develops in-depth knowledge of assigned TB/HIV program areas, including current issues and key resource people and organizations, and a clear understanding of how they fit into CHEERS interests. Develops and maintains adequate resource files for assigned program areas.
  • Keep current with developments in the TB/HIV programming throughout Nigeria and attend relevant meetings and keep abreast with issues, concerns and needs that should inform the effective implementation of the CHEERS program strategy.
  • Develop, implement and manage initiatives of the Organization on TB/HIV and work to provide operational and financial monitoring.
  • Review incoming requests for partnership and prepare recommendations for presentation to Management.
  • Collaborate with the State Team Lead and other Officers to prepare the Organization’s work plan.
  • Represent the State Team Lead at relevant meetings and other activities as assigned by the STL.
  • Monitor and implement timely and appropriate facility strengthening activities.
  • Provide technical support to CHEERS Treatment, Care and Support activities in the state

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University degree and further qualification in the Social or Health Sciences or a related field with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
  • Experience in TB/HIV services and coordination in any of the states listed above.
  • Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV Programming especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project management and administration.
  • Strong analytical capacity and experience in project planning and monitoring.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic accounting and grant management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure

 

 

 

Job Title: M&E Assistant
Location:
 Ebonyi
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • S/he has the responsibility of supporting CHEERS M&E Manager in ensuring that all M&E related activities in the facilities/states are carried out on time and as at when due.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in Providing routine supportive supervision to facilities.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in the development of capacity strengthening plan for the Ministry of Health HMIS staff and facility Data Entry Clarks.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in collating comprehensive performance data, ensuring data integrity, verifying data, preparing and submitting in a timely manner all required performance reports from facilities to the management and the Principal recipient.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in monitoring and evaluation processes and ensure quality and timely periodic production of M&E information products in line with requirements from the donor.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings relating to M&E at the head office and state levels when required.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer in enhancing M&E capacity among state and facility staff, to ensure data accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery.
  • Assist the M&E Technical Officer  to Collect, verify, collate and analyse data on performance indicators from states.
  • Assist the M&E Officer to develop and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports on M&E to the Management.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Supervisor and program Manager.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University Degree with at least 3 years of work experience in TB/HIV in Nigeria.
  • Experience in monitoring of TB/HIV services
  • Knowledge of TB/HIV M&E framework especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Computer skills (MS Office), specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of the design and implementation of DHIS 2.0, and other M&E related software
  • Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.

What We Offer

  • Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
  • Being part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
  • Salary depending on the capacity and experience of the candidate.
  • Candidates must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.

 

 

Job Title: State Team Lead
Location: 
 Anambra
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • The state team lead will provide overall leadership and management of CHEERS TB/HIV program in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships and coordination with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support response efforts in the state.

Responsibilities
Management Responsibilities:

  • Serves as CHEERS representative in all matters related to TB/HIV activities in the state and with all other concerned parties.
  • Spearheading coordination, implementation and reporting of TB/HIV program in the state
  • Ensure optimal resource management of the program in the state.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of an integrated TB/HIV plan for state in collaboration with the Head Office Program Management Unit
  • Operationalize TB/HIV program plan in the state ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of activities towards achievement of set targets and performance expectation
  • Establish system in the state for project monitoring, evaluation, reporting using national tools and instance.
  • Support the state HMIS team to strengthen state M&E data system with periodic analysis and review to inform and enhance program management at the state level.
  • Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all focal/supported health facilities in the state
  • Take responsibility for management of the state TB/HIV program budget and all other resources under the direction of the head office Program Management Unit
  • Advocate and represent CHEERS at the highest level in the state on matters related to TB/HIV.
  • Liaise and network with relevant CHEERS partners and co-implementers in the state to improve CHEERS visibility, coordination of activities and promotions of shared advocacy agenda.
  • Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep the Head Office management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications and Skills

  • MBBS qualification with an advanced degree in Public Health (MPH) and/or Management
  • Five years plus management experience in TB/HIV programs especially managing Global Fund, USG programs at state level.
  • At least three years’ experience in managing a team of at least five persons and also in HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support.
  • Must have managed similar programs in any other of the states listed above
  • Experience in planning and budgeting required
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions/states to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with colleagues, teams and partner organizations to achieve result.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable with a team approach to management and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, basic research application like Epi-Info, SPSS etc will be an advantage
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret the most complex document and respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems

 

 

Job Title: Vehicle Movement Officer
Location:
 Anambra
Desired Start Date:  January 2018
Summary of Position

  • S/he has the responsibility of supporting CHEERS head office and state team members with transport and logistics services to project locations, facilities and sites.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the project vehicle is used for project related activities only
  • Obtaining approval for use of the project vehicle before embarking on any activity
  • Completing of the vehicle log/register
  • Fuelling of the project vehicle in coordination with the Admin/Finance officers
  • Maintaining of the petrol utilization log
  • Maintaining of the routine vehicle maintenance records with vendors
  • Ensure compliance of all traffic rules as well as CHEERS vehicle movement policies
  • Daily cleanliness of the project vehicle
  • Ensure that all occupants of the vehicle wear seat belts at all times
  • Obtaining invoice from vendors on vehicle and equipment servicing

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University degree
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in driving and logistics support in an NGO/Commercial sector.
  • Experience in implementing TB/HIV services in any of the states listed above.
  • Experience in Global Fund project will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of basic of computers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure

 

What We Offer

  • Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
  • Being part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
  • Salary depending on the capacity and experience of the candidate.
  • Candidates must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: recruitment@cheersnigeria.org

 

Application Deadline  24th November, 2017

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