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2024 Entry-Level Recruitment at AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 350,000 patients in 36 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. A truly independent voice in our mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s operating capital comes from our own self-created social enterprises. AHF Pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships generate funding that helps AHF provide medical and advocacy services across the globe.

AIDS: We are currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who don’t know they are infected. By advocating big goals – aiming to see an unprecedented 1 billion people tested each year – AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide.

As we create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the 2024 Entry-Level Recruitment at AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualification: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Anambra | Nigeria
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Job Description:

The M&E Assistant will be responsible for all data reporting-related activities of the site programs in line with reporting requirements. This includes implementing the M&E framework, maintenance of monitoring data collections systems at site. He/she will also contribute to the design and assist the M&E Manager in conducting program assessments and evaluations to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the implementation of monitoring and Evaluation activities in the field
  • Support the development and strengthening of AHF Nigeria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.
  • Manage and Update site level database and ensure timely reports to the country office.
  • Ensure correct use of M&E tools at the site and outpost and logistics of tools.
  • Provide mentoring out-post facility and CBOs to ensure that the data entered into the facility database are accurate, consistent and according to standard operating procedures
  • Ensure data are reported according to the approved dataflow and timelines and attend to any other duties assigned.
  • Ensure all data are fed into OpenMRS, webPPR, Site database and state DHIS.
  • Daily entry of records into the OpenMRS for effective storage and backup for effective monitoring and assessing the performance of client’s health and program at site level
  • Monitor the sites’ programs in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement at site level.
  • Supervise site level data reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the country office on a periodic basis, or when required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BSc Statistics (Major), Medical demography and it’s equivalent.
  • Significant experience in data entry and data management.
  • Demonstrate competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong writing, editing, and formatting skills.
  • Demonstrate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS or STATA. Use of OpenMRS, NigeriaMRS etc will be of advantage.

Laboratory Scientist

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualification: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Kogi | Nigeria
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Job Description:

Provide laboratory support to AHF supported sites and monitor adherence to standard laboratory protocols and guidelines. Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship, and team building exercises for laboratory staff.

Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab personnel on routine lab assays, demonstrates experience in viral load sample management, automated and semi-automated equipment handling and use (running the Cyflow for CD4+, Chemistry and Hematology machines). Ensures quality management system in the lab and implementation of laboratory services in line with approved QC/QA protocols at supported healthcare centers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides routine and basic laboratory services for PLHIV attending the health facilities as required.
  • Supports laboratory services provision, ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services including calibration, standardization, and maintenance of automated or semi-automated instruments following established procedures.
  • Participate in EQA and proficiency testing activities.
  • Support in ensuring compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for all lab technicians and assistance involved with the lab function, including maximizing the use of available resources.
  • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors (external contractors) and supported sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective.
  • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers.
  • Validates and reports, results of assays performed, delivers patients reports according to times indicated in policy and collection manual and ensuring strict adherence to safety procedures.
  • Participates in identifying training needs, capacity building, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff.
  • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for all supported sites.
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the supported Healthcare Centers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BMLS, AMLSCN
  • Experience with handling fully or semi-automated machines a must.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.
  • Must possess a valid license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Duly registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and hold a current annual practicing license.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to travel 30-50% of the time.
  • Sensitive to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues.
  • Possess current knowledge of best practices in HIV/AIDS laboratory management,
  • Ability to prepare reports, provide team leadership and guidance.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer operations

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualification: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSc/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria
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Job Descriptions:

The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will provide leadership and guidance in the design and implementation of the functional Monitoring and Evaluation systems. Responsible for the development of M&E plans and organizes internal systems to collect and analyze the data used to measure key performance indicators of programs, processes, and activities. The M&E Manager tracks the program inputs, activities, processes, outcomes and impact measures of the project implementation, design and implements occasional evaluations to be conducted in response to specific management questions on program performance related to issues such as relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, outcome, and impact of program implementation. He/she provides leadership and strategic management of HIV/AIDS response data for the Country program and reports to the bureau office, primarily through facilitating, development and/or strengthening of systems and capacity to monitor and evaluate HIV/AIDS situations and responses and to utilize data for program planning and implementation. This includes the development of the Program M&E framework, the development of a performance monitoring system, overseeing the maintenance of monitoring data collections systems (including developing and maintaining a project database). He/she will also contribute to the design and assist in managing program assessments and evaluations and promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and guidance on program monitoring and evaluation to meet AHF global and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
  • Manages country level Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting activities for AHF Intervention across all supported states in Nigeria.
  • Provide technical assistance to states and sites programs in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement.
  • Manage the country program’s data reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the Bureau/Global office on a periodic basis, or when required.
  • Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets and share program output data with the technical leads.
  • Work in collaboration with states team to follow up on Monitoring & Evaluation activities at the program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users.
  • Supervise Formative & Operations research, and other longitudinal studies in the country including development of study protocol and abstract.
  • Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen the country M&E activities and contributes to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs.
  • Work with the country, state office staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program Monitoring and Evaluation of AHFs activities in Nigeria and its reporting requirements.
  • Facilitate timely reporting of the organization data reports to States & National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA)
  • Provide support to sites in the state by interacting with site program coordinators, Managers, state M&E officers of SACA/SASCP, other Implementing partners and CBOs on needs and ensuring that these parties understand data reporting and can support these requirements.
  • Carryout routine monitoring visits to all project sites, including the conduct of Data validation and Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) using official tools, preparation of monthly reports, and supportive supervision.
  • Manages 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.
  • Any other duty designated by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirments:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, preferably with specialization in the Epidemiology track. A PhD degree is an added advantage.
  • Significant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of international funded programs.
  • proven record of establishing M & E systems, designing, and conducting evaluations and will have experience of several statistical software packages commonly used for data analysis.
  • Demonstrate competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strategic thinker with people skills and managerial, coordination, and organizational skills.
  •  Strong writing, editing, and formatting skills.
  • Demonstrate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info, Clintrial, OpenMRS and advance skills in the use of other analytical tools.
  •  Demonstrate ability and willingness to take initiative and to be flexible depending on changing priorities and deadlines.
  •  Experience providing and facilitating training; experience setting up training programs and workshops preferred.
  • management.
  • Experience with operational research is an added advantage.
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email. (Tip: Learn How to write a Professional CV in 2024)

Deadline: January 5, 2024

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