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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 1.

POSITION: SENIOR SPECIALIST, HEALTH INFORMATICS – DATA MANAGEMENT.

Details:

Position Title: Senior Specialist, Health Informatics – Data Management.

Number of Persons: 1

Position Locations: Abuja

Paygrade: 5

Project: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

The Senior Specialist, Health Informatics – Data Management, under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, will directly participate and/or lead in the development, implementation, supervision and functioning as well data use of all Caritas Nigeria’s electronic and other health information and related systems at facility, state and/or country office levels as required. Specifically, the Senior Specialist, Health Informatics – Data Management will effectively manage Caritas Nigeria central database which hosts state level databases. S/he will manage the situation room and supervise the State Level Data Monitoring Assistants. The candidate will ensure that 4GATES Project Team have real time access to state servers/databases, and provide oversight in the steady improvement of data quality for treatment and other indicators reported through the EMRs. The person will be charged with providing technical feedback to colleagues/partners within agreed timelines regarding observed issues in order to facilitate immediate corrective measures that will improve data quality of our data over time. S/he will respond to some data needs required for program planning and implementation.

Description of Role:

The Senior Specialist, Health Informatics – Data Management will be directly responsible for the following:

  • Maintenance and upgrade of electronic health information systems (HIS) hardware and software used for program Monitoring, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation. This function will include direct participation in the software programming and/or development of the actual logic statements for the coding of HIS/Program indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • Development/adaption of software, database and other tools for reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN reporting requirements.
  • Deployment of relevant hardware, software and database tools to new sites as identified by Caritas Nigeria program management.
  • User support including training, direct technical assistance on building and maintaining a strong facility, LGA, state and national level HIS.
  • Assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to Caritas Nigeria program management.
  • Development of standard operating procedures, user manuals and data management procedure documents for all of Caritas Nigeria’s electronic information systems.
  • Preparing timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation and submit to Senior Advisor.
  • Support to Caritas Nigeria program management team, M&E and other staff in collating, analyzing and reporting all data especially those collected in all Caritas Nigeria’s electronic HIS for program review meetings, reporting and support for science activities.
  • Development and /or adaption of HIS tools (standard operating procedures, flow charts, data collection forms) and ensure collected data is entered or transcribed into the electronic systems.
  • Document lessons learnt and best practices in the HIS portfolio according to donor and GoN guidelines.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the next line supervisor, S.A HI, Caritas O&E Lead, Principal Investigator, or the Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria

Responsibilities:

National Data Repository:

  • Monitor state level NDR weekly uploads and Follow-up with State Office Level Data/Situation Room M&E Assistants on failed uploads and remediation
  • Monitor VL coverage and suppression on NDR to facilitate performance improvements
  • Monthly EMR-NDR DQA to facilitate DQI
  • Respond to all adhoc data calls from thematic leads

HQ Central Database Repository

  • Monitor State Level Databases and monitor completeness and number of reporting facilities.
  • Flag defaulting SDFs not uploading routinely and follow up with States for action.
  • Generate line lists for HQ use weekly on:
    • Viral Load
    • HTS
    • Defaulters
    • General State line lists
  • Monitor errors across the following forms and share with appropriate States for necessary action within narrow timelines on:
    • Pharmacy form errors
    • Care Card errors
    • Lab forms errors
    • Other errors noted on the dashboard

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a degree in Social, Medical or Physical Sciences plus a Master’s degree in Information Technology or in other related fields.
  • A strong background experience in computer programming in Java, and database management in MySQL, and Linux (obuntu) operating system) with at least 6 years’ cumulative experience (4 years must be at a Senior Officer or Specialist level) years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
  • Experience working at the national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs is highly desirable.

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

Management.                                                                    



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 2.

POSITION: PROGRAM SPECIALIST – HEALTH INFORMATICS.

Details:

Position Title: Program Specialist – Health Informatics.

Number of Persons: 1

Position Locations: Delta State

Paygrade: 5

Project: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

The Health Informatics Specialist, under the supervision of the Technical Advisor, will directly participate and/or lead in the development, implementation, supervision and functioning as well data use of all Caritas Nigeria’s electronic and other health information and related systems at facility, state and/or country office levels as required.

Description of Role:

The Health Informatics Specialist will be directly responsible for and, in the absence of a senior specialist, provide overall state and regional level health informatics leadership in the following regards;

  • Maintenance and upgrade of electronic health information systems (HIS) hardware and software used for program Monitoring, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation. This function will include direct participation in the software programming and/or development of the actual logic statements for the coding of HIS/Program indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • Development/adaption of software, database and other tools for reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN reporting requirements.
  • Deployment of relevant hardware, software and database tools to new sites as identified by Caritas Nigeria program management.
  • User support including training, direct technical assistance on building and maintaining a strong facility, LGA, state and national level HIS.
  • Assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to Caritas Nigeria program management.
  • Development of standard operating procedures, user manuals and data management procedure documents for all of Caritas Nigeria’s electronic information systems.
  • Preparing timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation and submit to senior specialist or technical advisor.
  • Support to Caritas Nigeria program management team, M&E and other staff in collating, analyzing and reporting all data especially those collected in all Caritas Nigeria’s electronic HIS for program review meetings, reporting and support for science activities.
  • Development and /or adaption of HIS tools (standard operating procedures, flow charts, data collection forms) and ensure collected data is entered or transcribed into the electronic systems.
  • Backstop the facilities M&E officers and/or data entrants in the implementation of Caritas Nigeria HIS structures and systems.
  • Document lessons learnt and best practices in the HIS portfolio according to donor and GoN guidelines.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the next line supervisor, S.A HI, Caritas O&E Lead, Principal Investigator, or the Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria

Responsibilities:

  • Health Informatics: Ensure the maintenance and functioning of health information systems across partner facility, LGA, state and national levels
  • Leadership: Effectively coordinate and manage the activities of supervisees (at SDFs) to enhance their outputs and contribute to team productivity
  • Training and Mentoring: Ensure that capacities required to deliver on health informatics and related activities are built in SDF level staff contributing to general Caritas Nigeria implementation efforts.
  • Gap Analysis: Analyze health information system and data for assigned SDFs to improve data quality and appropriate performance feedback to SDFs, other program staff and stakeholders
  • Reporting: Ensure all timelines for various reports to internal reporting platforms, NDR, and DHIS are met and all submitted reports meets all expectations for quality and completeness
  • Representation of Caritas: Participate in meetings and forums as required and use such opportunities to present Caritas in positive light in quality of representation and character.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Health Informatics Specialist will work under the supervision of the Program Advisor.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a degree in Social, Medical or Physical Sciences plus a Master’s degree in Information Technology or in other related fields.
  • A strong background experience in computer programming in Java, and database management in MySQL, and Linux (obuntu) operating system) with at least 4 years’ cumulative experience (2 years must be at Officer level) years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
  • Experience working at the national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs is highly desirable.

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

Management.                                                                    



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 3.

POSITION: OFFICEER, CARE AND TREATMENT

Details:

Position Title: Officer, Care and Treatment

Number of Persons:

Position Locations: Warri, Delta State

Paygrade: 5

Project: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

Responsible for coordinating HIV care and treatment activities in target Service Delivery Facilities with a multidisciplinary team. In collaboration with Caritas Nigeria Technical Teams and facility based teams, the incumbent will provide HIV prevention, care and treatment services directly to patients. The objective of this position is to enhance service delivery and to strengthen the leadership and the capacity of the supported facilities in the coordination and delivery of quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

Description of Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Build capacity of facility based clinicians through hands on coaching, supportive supervision and mentorship across program areas in HIV care and treatment.
  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated program work plan and contribute quota towards ensuring the achievement of program deliverables
  • Ensure achievement of Treatment New target for assigned facilities
  • Ensure the use of risk stratification tool for optimum yield of positives in assigned facilities
  • Ensure every index positive patient receive Partner Notification Services (PNS) with a view to achieving average minimum elicitation ratio of 1:3
  • Follow-up of all newly identified positives with a view to ensuring 100% linkage to treatment
  • Support Clinical Associate in the coordination of all ART clinic related activities in assigned facilities.   
  • Support Clinical Associate and Facility Level Physician in the provision of   clinical assessment and monitoring of patients on ARV therapy based on standard guidelines with emphasis on initial clinical evaluation. Treatment preparation, Same day ART initiation, in addition to prompt diagnosis of therapeutic failure using virological, immunological and/or clinical parameters as may be applicable  
  • Provide guidance to facility level focal persons in monitoring adherence to therapy and prompt identification and management of therapeutic toxicities.
  • Ensure all patients on ART receive timely viral load test and documented evidence results used for clinical decision.
  • Ensure all virally unsuppressed patients receive Quality and Complete Enhanced Adherence Counselling, timely repeat viral load, functional switch committee and appropriate and timely switch for confirmed cases of treatment failure 
  •  Support Clinical Associate and facility Level Physician in the Identification, diagnosis and management of opportunistic infection.
  •  Ensure regular nutritional assessment of positive patient (adult & pediatric) with a view to intervening either by therapeutic or supplementary nutritional support.
  • Ensure prompt tracking of patients that missed scheduled appointment and Lost to Follow Up.
  • Involvement in support group activities including orphan and vulnerable children activities and designing strategy that enhance social integration in conjunction with community based treatment support specialist.
  • Provide guidance to Facility Level Physician and Clinical Associate in the diagnosis and management of pediatric HIV/AIDS using laboratory, clinical and nutritional parameters to ensure early and prompt ART initiation.
  • Monitoring and follow up of retro exposed infants by ensuring post exposure prophylaxis, early infant diagnosis with DBS and Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis.
  •  Ensure prompt initiation of Positive Pregnant women on ART, all current pregnant positive women receive timely documented viral load and result used for clinical decision for such women.
  • Management of TB/HIV co infection with strict adherence to ISTC guideline and ensuring CPT for life.
  •  Use of Continuous Quality Improvement Processes for Improved Program Performance using scientifically proven method such as small test of change to increase quality of service deliveries.
  • Strengthen TB /HIV clinic integration
  • Co-ordination of activities around TB infection control and prevention
  • Monitoring of implementation of TB infection control plan
  • Ensure functional and coordinated Differentiated Model of Care
  • Achieve 100% regimen optimization with the use of DTG and age & gender appropriate regimen
  • Weekly reporting of all activities undertaken to immediate supervisor
  • Prompt flagging of all issues and impediment to target achievement in assigned facility
  • Involvement in data quality assurance and ensuring complete and consistent EMR update
  • Overall oversight of all ART related activities in the assigned facility
  • Carry other activities as assigned from time to time.   

Reporting & Supervision:

The Clinical Officer will report to the Senior Clinical Specialist/Deputy State Team Lead and work closely with all Caritas Nigeria Program Area leads in the state and headquarters

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Degree in Medicine is required.
  • At least 4 years’ post NYSC experience
  • At least 2 years’ clinical experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment at an Implementing Partner’s level
  • Ability to lead teams and promote cross learning
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion. Committing to a course of action without undue delay or prevarication
  • Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Ability and willingness to travel when and if required.

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

Management.                                                      



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 4.

POSITION: OFFICER, GRANTS AND COMPLIANCE.

Details:

Position Title: Grants and Compliance Officer    

Position Number: 1.

Location: Asaba, Delta State

Paygrade: Band 5

Project: Caritas Nigeria: 4GATES.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

This position will work with the G&CS/SG&CS in coordination, identification and conduct of pre-award assessment of potential sub recipients for the States in collaboration with the Program Units and Clinical units. H/She serves as principal point of contact on compliance issues with allocated partner health facilities, implements approved financial management capacity building trainings at the sites, reports on partner’s capacity to meet grant reporting and compliance regulations.  Facilitate training and orientation of sub recipients on all applicable USG laws and regulations, funding agencies rules and regulations, terms and conditions of the subcontract. Ensure consistent application of organizational financial and administrative policies/standards, as well as USG rules and regulations across Caritas Nigeria transactions and partners. Conduct financial monitoring including site visits and review of financial reports and their supporting documents.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Compliance with grants management processes and procedures

  • Supports Program and Finance Departments on grants budgeting to ensure that all categories of project costs are taken into account at the conceptualization and submission stage of grant preparation.
  • Support the contract review process and ensure that key internal stakeholders provide necessary input before management approval
  • Ensures that all reports go through the necessary review and approval process and are submitted on time and to the expected quality standard
  • Maintains grant document filing
  • Provides training to facility Staff on Grant Managements policies, procedures and practices

3. Management of sub-grant/partnership agreements/contracts to comply with USG regulations, policies and procedure.

  • Supports Program team to provide support to sub-grantees/partners with finalization of project descriptions and budgets before signing partnership agreements; draft partnership agreements with grants recipients.
  • Reviews partner agreements ensuring the financial and contractual terms and conditions are compatible with donor requirement and procedures
  • Coordinates pre-award assessment, review and negotiate budgets with sub-grantees/partners together with program team and determine relevant capacity building needs
  • Monitors sub-grantee/partner compliance with terms of agreement and work plan and prepares regular updates and reports to management
  • Coordinates the issuance, modification, and handling closure of sub-grant partners 

4. Management of grants in compliance with terms and conditions of donor agreements and policies during project implementation.

  • Ensures that grant funded projects are implemented in compliance with the donor regulations and Policies.
  • Ensures program team fully understand donor rules and regulations and provide a list of all the compliance requirement as necessary.
  • Provides procedures and policy guidance and interpretation to all team members to ensure adherence to grant management procedures; provide the Compliance Checklist and share with all team members contributing to meeting compliance requirements as necessary.
  • Provides training on donor compliance matters and regulations
  • Supports program team and finance in monitoring all compliance requirements related to donor contracts. 
  • Capable of building constructive working relationships across the whole organization
  • Understanding of programmatic and compliance requirements from a variety of donors.
  • Prepare and/or review information and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and modify policies/procedures/systems in accordance with government regulations and organizational needs and objectives.
  • Assist in preparations for external monitoring visits, reviews, and audits, and cross-site evaluations and participate as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain electronic and hard copy files for each grant-funded project to be used for tracking and reporting purposes.
  • Conduct routine compliance reviews of grant programs.

4.   Internal Control Assessments and implementation

  • Conduct Internal Control and Monitoring/pre-award assessments as required.
  • Regularly visit the partners for capacity building and assessments.
  • Prepare Site Visit Reports on internal controls, procurement, human resource management, asset management, and budget utilization. Site findings, explanation of findings, criteria and recommendation as well as the follow-up requirements.
  • Prepare working papers to document work carried out during site visits. Ensure that files are organized, legible, and logically developed to document the management, accounting and logistics systems, the assessment of those systems, the tests developed and conducted to evaluate those systems, and the tests of reporting accuracy.
  • Give opinion on adequacy of internal controls, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, compliance with partner’s policies and procedures.
  • Perform bi-annual stock/commodity audits/reviews using an approved questionnaire. Such commodities will include but not limited to drugs, supplies, technical equipment, and office furniture.
  • Write commodity review reports on weaknesses for approval and for the relevant program managers/technical specialists to take corrective actions.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • B.Sc. in Accounting or Finance required; Professional Accounting qualification or MBA is a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ Experience working in an NGO or 4 years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook. Knowledge of SunSystems will be an added advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

Management.                                                          



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 5.

POSITION: PROGRAM OFFICER, MONITORING AND EVALUATION.

Details:

Position Title: Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation

Location: 1 Enugu

Position Number:

Paygrade: Band

Project: Caritas Nigeria: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

The successful Officer will supervise regular data collection across implementing entities and ensure quality of the data by scheduled verifications and validations. S/he will participate in the implementation of M&E field activities for assigned SDFs while ensuring that Caritas Nigeria M&E processes are adhered to in a consistent manner.  The person will be responsible for generating and providing the inputs, information and statistics for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and other reports. S/he will assist and support the use and deployment of program Monitoring and Evaluation tools across all PTFs. Constant performance and gap analysis will be carried out weekly and monthly by the Officer who will promptly provide feedback on observations to PTFs and other stakeholders.

Description of Role:

  • Support the implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities for Caritas Nigeria supported SDFs
  • Supervise and coordinate the collection of accurate monitoring reports from the health facilities (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annually) on all required indicators
  • Support the development and refinement of Monitoring and Evaluation materials
  • Collect, and collate monthly SDF reports for designated sites and send feedbacks.
  • Build the data culture at health facilities to improve data demand and data use
  • Manage and provide training for data analysis at the service delivery outlets and coordinate the technical assistance to sites in the analysis of data to address gaps in program and services
  • Increase SDF demand for quality information, methods, and tools, and facilitation of information use in decision making
  • Support information technology infrastructure and management for data management tools
  • Ensure all PTF databases are properly secured and routinely backed up.
  • Incumbent will assist in providing technical support and supervision in the planning, implementation and review of SURGE and KPIF activities at supported health facilities through routine technical assistance visits.
  • Support on-going documentation systems that demonstrate progress towards quality strategic information management for improved ART delivery in target SDFs
  • Mentor facility staff to ensure that the data entered into hospital database is accurate, consistent and according to prescribed format through routine visits to assigned SDFs.
  • Ensures accurate upload of required data on the EMR, CDR, NDR, and any other electronic platform used on the program for all assigned SDFs.
  • Participates in DQA and other data quality and validation activities.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the next line supervisor, Program Director or the Executive Secretary

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • The position will require the successful candidate to have at least 2 years’ experience at an IP level, or 3 years’ experience in the relevant field.
  • Degree in medical records, statistics or any relevant discipline in the Social Sciences
  • Masters’ Degree in an appropriate field a plus.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with Statistical packages a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

Management.                                                                    



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 6.

POSITION: OVC OFFICER, MONITORING AND EVALUATION.

Details:

Position Title: OVC Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Number of Position: 1

Position Locations:  Delta State

Paygrade:

Project: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

The OVC M&E Officer will support state level implementation of the OVC project in the states of assignment with displayed capacities in building acceptable documentation, reporting and learning systems. S/he will lead the monitoring of data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy and incorporated into program reports for submission to CDC.

Under his/her guidance, the project at state level will utilize monitoring data to maximize program impact. The successful candidates will ensure efficient use of available resources towards achieving defined M&E goals.  S/he will ensure adherence to structured principles in the course of implementation of M&E field activities and provide required program statistics within expected timelines to inform project planning and delivery.

The Officers will build and sustain strategic relationships with key state level stakeholders and maintain an information flow to keep all stakeholders updated with project performance.

Description of Role:

  • Support and oversee the M&E work of the Community Based Organizations (CBO) in the implementation of the OVC Project.
  • Oversee the training of CBO staff in the 4GATES M&E system including the NOMIS forms and database
  • Ensure CBO understand the information needs of project stakeholders and donors and adhere to system requirements
  • Work closely with the CBO M&E officers to ensure they understand the data requirements and data-gathering and report formats. 
  • Support CBO M&E staff in their work with the community volunteers to ensure that sufficient training is done for community volunteers, that the correct forms are used and that accurate reports are submitted on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that CBOs enter accurate and high quality data and report on the NOMIS platforms on a timely basis or as may be needed.
  • Ensure that CBOs participate in the data quality assessment, understand the recommendations for remedial action, and comply with those recommendations
  • Participate in the M&E Working group to help ensure that the system is being implemented by all CBOs correctly.
  • Attend relevant 4GATES management and technical meetings to ensure close coordination between program, management, and M&E staff
  • Collaborate with 4GATES management and CBO in planning, designing and undertaking program evaluations and special studies
  • Identifies and responds to key stakeholders’ information needs in MEAL activities, using a range of appropriate communication methods.
  • Ensure the transmission of data into NOMIS and any other required electronic platform within expected frequencies.
  • Participates in DQA and other data quality and validation activities.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the next line supervisor, Caritas O&E Lead, the 4GATES OVC Director, Principal Investigator, or the Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Regularly monitor stated project milestones and evaluate outcomes of support strategies at appropriate intervals
  • Training and Mentoring: Ensure capacities required to deliver on M&E related activities are built at CBO and other field implementers’ levels for expected contribution to general Caritas Nigeria implementation efforts.
  • Gap Analysis: Analyze generated data from the field to monitor program performance, improve overall data quality and provide appropriate feedback to partners and stakeholders.
  • Reporting: Ensure all timelines for various reports are met and all submitted reports meets all expectations for quality and completeness
  • Representation of Caritas: Participate in meetings and forums as required and use such opportunities to present Caritas in positive light in quality of representation and character.

 Reporting & Supervision:

The position reports to primarily to the Senior OVC M&E Specialist. The position also has reporting lines to the 4GATES OVC Program Advisor and the Principal Investigator.

The position regularly interacts with facility staff, Caritas Nigeria technical staff and other members of the Outcome and Evaluation Department.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or other Social Sciences.
  • At least 5 years’ post NYSC experience, 3 these years must be in OVC related M&E.  
  • A Post Graduate degree in Public Health/Health Science is an added advantage.
  • Skills using MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS and/or SAS and Epi-Info highly desirable
  • Appropriate familiarity with electronic medical record systems
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Hands on experience in the use of computer (Word processing, Excel, and database programs).
  • Knowledge of and experience in spreadsheet and database management work.
  • Good communication and reporting skills including proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

Management.                                                                    



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 7.

POSITION: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE & DISEEASE SURVEILLANCE OFFICEER.

Details:

Position Title: Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance Officer

Number of Persons: 2

Position Locations: Asaba, Delta State & Warri, Delta State

Paygrade: 4

Project: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

The Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance (QIS) Officer, under the supervision of the Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance Specialist, will support State-level tracking, collection and analysis of routine and intermittent Quality Improvement processes and indicators (including ART Surge indicators) according to PEPFAR Nigeria and the Nigerian Government’s QI plan for HIV/AIDS services

Description of Roles & Responsibilities:

  • S/He will oversee a moderate number of high volume Service Delivery Facilities (SDFs)
  • Assess and identify service delivery interruptions and areas that require improvement in their assigned States
  • Monitor implementation progress across the three 90s for all tier 1 & Tier 2 SDFs and immediately flag gaps for resolution
  • Produce analytical summaries (graphs, charts, tables, narratives and appealing visuals) as requested for internal and external reporting requirements (including Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems [SIMS] and Nigeria Quality Assessment [NigeriaQual] activities)
  • Participate in Implementation Science research within their assigned State and ensure that program data guides program implementation in the State offices, health facilities and partner State and LGA institutions
  • Support and provide ongoing training for performance measurement to the site staff
  • Ensure that bi-annual Performance Measures are conducted at each eligible SDF with results shared at site and STOCs (Small Test Of Change) initiated and completed for low scoring indicators
  • Mentor 100% of QI focal persons in all allocated SDFs on all QI tools and processes
  • Ensure that 100% of SDFs receive quarterly visits for Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Ensure each SDF has a QI focal person/team that is functional with updated annual QM (Quality Management) Plans.
  • Complete an SDF checklist for each facility at least once every quarter
  • Ensure 100% of all supported SDFs have a Quality Management Plan
  • Carry out documentation audit on folders and registers for 100% of allocated SDFs at least once every quarter
  • Follow up on all QoC issues from site visits or data validation exercises
  • Ensure that 100% of allocated SDF QI teams submit monthly facility report and are supported remotely through monthly telecoms
  • Administer Patient Satisfaction Monitoring (PSM) and Health Care Workers Satisfaction Monitoring (HCWSM) forms; analyze the results and forward findings to appropriate channels
  • Conduct evaluation of Quality Improvement (QI) and Strategic Information (SI) activities in each SDF and provide feedback to key management staff
  • Carry out other additional duties as required. 

Reporting & Supervision:

The Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance Officer will report to the Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance Specialist and work closely with all Caritas Nigeria Program Area leads in the state and headquarters

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field
  • Post graduate qualifications (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Methods or similar) will be an advantage
  • Candidates are expected to have at least 4 years’ relevant experience in quality Improvement practices and research, as well as experience working with a HIV Implementing Partner
  • Experience working with M&E tools, and activities for donor-funded HIV programs as well as familiarity with Quality Improvement Methodologies (PDSA, STOC, etc.) and PEPFAR indicators, reporting requirements and QI processes like SIMS and NigeriaQual is desired
  • Candidates with Implementation Science or Research competencies, including research methods, statistical analysis, scientific writing and dissemination; as well as proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word and SPSS and/or other data analysis software are highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel to the field as may be required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 8.

POSITION: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE & DISEASE SURVEILLANCE SPECIALIST.

Details:

Position Title: Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease surveillance Specialist

Number of Persons: 1

Position Locations: Asaba, Delta State

Paygrade: 5

Project: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

The Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance (QIS) Specialist, under the supervision of the Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance Advisor, will provide State-level leadership in the tracking, collection and analysis of routine and intermittent Quality Improvement processes and indicators (including ART Surge indicators) according to PEPFAR Nigeria and the Nigerian Government’s QI plan for HIV/AIDS services.

Description of Roles & Responsibilities:

  • S/He will oversee a large number of high volume Service Delivery Facilities (SDFs)
  • Lead the processes for assessing and identifying service delivery interruptions and areas that require improvement in the assigned States
  • Monitor implementation progress across the three 90s for all tier 1 & Tier 2 SDFs and immediately flag gaps for resolution
  • Produce analytical summaries (graphs, charts, tables, narratives and appealing visuals) as requested for internal and external reporting requirements (including Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems [SIMS] and Nigeria Quality Assessment [NigeriaQual] activities)
  • Promote the culture of Implementation Science research within their assigned State and ensure Data Driven Information Use (DDIU) is used to direct program implementation in the State offices, health facilities and partner State and LGA institutions
  • Provide training and support to both the Technical Assessment (TA) teams and the Facilities
  • Support and provide ongoing training for performance measurement to the site staff
  • Ensure that bi-annual Performance Measures are conducted at each eligible SDF with results shared at site and STOCs (Small Test Of Change) initiated and completed for low scoring indicators
  • Mentor 100% of QI focal persons in all allocated SDFs on all QI tools and processes
  • Ensure that 100% of SDFs receive quarterly visits for Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Ensure each SDF has a QI focal person/team that is functional with updated annual QM (Quality Management) Plans.
  • Complete an SDF checklist for each facility at least once every quarter
  • Ensure 100% of all supported SDFs have a Quality Management Plan
  • Carry out documentation audit on folders and registers for 100% of allocated SDFs at least once every quarter
  • Follow up on all QoC issues from site visits or data validation exercises
  • Ensure that 100% of allocated SDF QI teams submit monthly facility report and are supported remotely through monthly telecoms
  • Administer Patient Satisfaction Monitoring (PSM) and Health Care Workers Satisfaction Monitoring (HCWSM) forms; analyze the results and forward findings to appropriate channels
  • Conduct evaluation of Quality Improvement (QI) and Strategic Information (SI) activities in each SDF and provide feedback to key management staff
  • Carry out other additional duties as required.   

Reporting & Supervision:

The Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance Specialist will report to the Quality Improvement Implementation Science & Disease Surveillance Advisor and work closely with all Caritas Nigeria Program Area leads in the state and headquarters.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field or Bachelor’s degree in Medicine. Post graduate qualifications (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Methods or similar) will be an advantage
  • Candidates are expected to have at least 6 years’ relevant experience in Quality Improvement practices and research, as well as experience working with a HIV Implementing Partner
  • Experience designing and managing M&E plans, tools, and activities for donor-funded HIV programs is required
  • Familiarity with Quality Improvement Methodologies (PDSA, STOC, etc.) and PEPFAR indicators, reporting requirements and QI processes like SIMS and NigeriaQual is required
  • Candidates with Implementation Science or Research competencies, including research methods, statistical analysis, scientific writing and dissemination; as well as proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word and SPSS and/or other data analysis software are highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel to the field as may be required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 9.

POSITION: SENIOR SPECIALIST, MONITORING AND EVALUATION.

Details:

Position Title: Senior Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Number of Position: 1

Position Locations: 1 Enugu State

Paygrade:

Project: 4GATES Project.

About Caritas Nigeria: www.caritasnigeria.org;

Summary of Role:

The successful Senior Specialist will be a member of the State Senior Management team and will primarily lead and supervise all monitoring and evaluation activities across implementing entities. The successful candidate will articulate the priorities of the team to the SMT and cascade focus down through the Specialist, Officers, and other level M&E staff to ensure efficient use of available resources towards achieving defined M&E goals.  They will ensure adherence to structured principles in the course of implementation of M&E field activities and provide required program statistics within expected timelines to inform project planning and delivery.

The Senior Specialist will build and sustain strategic relationships with key stakeholders and maintain an information flow to keep all stakeholders updated with project performance.

Description of Role:

  • Effective Leadership of State M&E team in the implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities for Caritas Nigeria in the state supported SDFs
  • Provide adequate oversight in the M&E roles for SURGE and KPIF implementation.
  • Provide adequate support to other key interventions for VL coverage, DMOC, TLD transition, MMD4 and MMD6 strategies.
  • Ensure availability of program data as required for 4GATES, Donor, and GoN reporting and planning cycles.
  • Build the data culture at partner level to increase demand for quality information, systems, and utilization of available data for decision making
  • Manage and provide training for data analysis at the service delivery outlets and coordinate the technical assistance to sites to address gaps in program performance.
  • Incumbent will assist in providing technical support and supervision in the planning, implementation and review of M&E activities to supported partners.
  • Support ideal documentation systems that demonstrates evidence of quality service delivery by Caritas Nigeria supported partners
  • Ensure all state supported facilities submit weekly data to the NDR, DATIM, CDR, and any other required electronic platform.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the next line supervisor, S.A M&E, Caritas O&E Lead, Principal Investigator, or the Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Regularly monitor stated project milestones and evaluate outcomes of support strategies at appropriate intervals
  • Leadership: Effectively coordinate and manage the activities of state M&E staff such as to enhance their outputs and contribution to overall team productivity
  • Training and Mentoring: Ensure capacities required to deliver on M&E related activities are built across M&E HR levels right down to supported SDFs
  • Program Performance Analysis: Constantly analyze state data to provide insight on status of interventions and gaps to inform redirection where necessary.
  • Reporting: Ensure all timelines for various reports are met and all submitted reports meets all expectations for quality and completeness
  • Representation of Caritas: Participate in meetings and forums as required and use such opportunities to present Caritas in positive light in quality of representation and character.

 Reporting & Supervision:

The position reports to the HQ Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation. The position has a dotted line reporting relationship to the State Team Lead. The incumbent will also answer to the Project Director, the Principal Investigator, and the Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or other Social Sciences.
  • At least 8 years’ post NYSC experience, 6 these years must be in HIV prevention, care and treatment monitoring and evaluation.
  • A Post Graduate degree in Public Health/Health Science is an added advantage.
  • Skills using MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS and/or SAS and Epi-Info highly desirable
  • Appropriate familiarity with electronic medical record systems
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Hands on experience in the use of computer (Word processing, Excel, and database programs).
  • Knowledge of and experience in spreadsheet and database management work.
  • Good communication and reporting skills including proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Applications in Word format only (with CVs & Credentials attached) should be forwarded by e-mail to hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (081)5 074 8634.

Please note

Your application will be automatically acknowledged by a return e-mail.

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