AIDS Healthcare Foundation Recruitment 2017 | AHF Recruitment Guide and Requirements

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Recruitment 2017 | AHF Recruitment Guide and Requirements.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Recruitment 2017…. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. AIDS Healthcare Foundation is registered in Nigeria as Foundation For AIDS Care Prevention and Advocacy but collectively referred to as AHF Nigeria.

AHF Nigeria works in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to provide free HIV/AIDS services; HIV prevention and treatment (ART), capacity building and advocacy in resource constrained settings. AHF-Nigeria currently operates in states including; Benue, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi, Cross River, Anambra and supports 62 clinic sites country wide.

The organization now seeks to hire highly competent, dynamic and experienced person to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Administration Officer
Req No: 2017-6484
Location: Nigeria
Category: Administrative/Clerical
Type: Regular Full-Time
Overview

  • Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?
  • If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports planning, development and implementation of the program.
  • Supports implementation and adherence to the financial and operating policies and procedures.
  • Supports procurement and supply chain management of goods and supplies to supported health facilities and the program as a whole.
  • Supervises appropriate utilization of program vehicles; responsible for scheduling of program vehicles to field activities
  • Participates in the General staff meetings and other various meetings as assigned.
  • Prepares monthly petty cash, and reimbursement reports for AHF finance department / local accountancy firm;
  • Provides administrative support to the County program:
  • Prepares monthly credit card, petty cash, and reimbursement reports for AHF finance department / local accountancy firm;
  • Maintains and manages meeting calendar;
  • Maintains and updates contacts database.
  • Answers incoming phone-calls; oversee office voicemail;
  • Collects and distributes incoming mail / arrange courier services when needed;
  • Oversees office supply inventory; orders as needed;
  • Develops and maintains filing system (mainly digital and also hardcopy when strictly needed);
  • Monitors vendor invoices & accounts payable;
  • Assist with visa applications (getting invitation letters);
  • Check the email account on a daily basis, and forward information requests to the appropriate people;
  • Communicate with accountancy firm on payment of invoices and on reimbursement of expense reports;
  • Send original invoices, receipts and expense reports to the accountancy firm;
  • Makes external hard disk backups of all updated files.
  • Coordinates standing and ad-hoc teleconferences and meetings; send reminders, maintains and distributes meeting minutes and action-item grids;
  • Writes minutes for each one of the AHF teleconference meetings;
  • Provides administrative and logistical support for AHF’s Nigeria;
  • Review and update the operations manager on all WIP in the states.
  • Prequalify some cooperate vendors for procurement.
  • Coordinates standing and ad-hoc teleconferences and meetings; send reminders, maintains and distributes meeting minutes and action-item grids;
  • Writes minutes for each one of the AHF Nigeria meetings;
  • Any other duties as may be assign by the supervisor.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Accounting, Finance, Social Sciences and other related field from a four year College or University;
  • Two years related experience in NGO Administrative work.
  • Use of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); MS outlook, working knowledge of MS project preferred.

Job Title: Laboratory Scientist
Req No: 2017-6406
Location: Cross River
Category: Healthcare Center Operations
Type: Regular Full-Time
Overview

  • Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?
  • If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Responsibilities

  • Participates in planning and overseeing support supervision activities for the laboratory function for all sites;
  • Provides  basic laboratory services for CD4 tests and other tests as required;
  • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources;
  • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for all lab technicians and HIV Medics involved with the lab function;
  • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors( outside contractors), and the sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of  results is efficient and effective;
  • Conducts quality control checks and maintenance for the Partec CD4 machine in all labs and other laboratory tests performed within the labs;
  • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers;
  • Participates in training, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
  • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for all sites;
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experiences

  • AIMLS, BMLS
  • Experience with handling semi or fully automated machines a must;
  • A minimum of three years experiences in a similar position.
  • Must poses a valid license to practice as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Communications Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to write reports. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or other people.

Certificates, Licences, Registrations:

  • Duly registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientists’ Council 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.

Job Title: Pharmacist
Req No: 2017-6441
Location: Nasarawa Clinic
Category: Healthcare Center Operations
Type: Regular Full-Time

Overview

  • Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you?
  • Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?
  • If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on drug interactions, side effects, adverse drug reactions, dosage, and storage of pharmaceuticals.
  • Counsels patients on medication adherence.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs
  • Manages appropriate data collection, such as client name, prescribed medication and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and drug inventory through mentorship of staff at clinics and outposts.
  • Performs a monthly stock count of pharmaceuticals at the clinic store and outpost stores;
  • Supervises the pre-dispensing of prescriptions for clients who are down referred to PHC sites;
  • Ensure completion and submission of accurate and auditable monthly drug reports from clinic and outposts.
  • Collaborate with the Pharmacist at the central office to ensure there is adequate stock of Pharmaceuticals at the sites.
  • Update Pharmacy Services Database on a monthly basis for assigned AHF sites.
  • Represent AHF Nigeria at State Drug Logistics Meetings organized by the Ministry of Health.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications
Education And Experience:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree (B.Pharm.)
  • Experience in logistics management of drugs, preferably in an NGO
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar position
  • Must possess a valid license to practice as a Pharmacist.

Communication Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate drug information to patients.
  • Ability to communicate with other healthcare personnel in a professional manner.
  • Effective public speaking skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must be duly registered with the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria, with a current annual practicing license.

Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Req No: 2015-3700
Location: Agasha Clinic, Benue
Category: Healthcare Center Operations
Type:Regular Full-Time
Overview

  • To provide laboratory oversight in AHF site and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program.
  • Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship and team building exercises for other lab staff.
  • Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab staff in running the Partec CD4, hematology and chemistry machines.
  • Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained at all AHF supported healthcare centers within your jurisdiction.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in planning, overseeing and supervising activities for the laboratory function for the site;
  • Performs basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Heamatology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required;
  • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources;
  • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols, and support other affiliated labs staff -lab technicians, assistants and HIV Medics involved with the lab function;
  • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors( outside contractors) at the site level to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of  results is efficient and effective;
  • Performs quality control checks and maintenance for the Partec CD4 machine in the site lab, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs;
  • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers; promoting quality of services based on timeliness in reporting results.
  • Participates in training, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
  • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site;
  • Participate in EQA, proficiency testing activities.
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BMLS Medical Laboratory science; AIMLS
  • A minimum of two years post NYSC experience in a similar position.
  • Experience with CD4 , hematology and chemistry systems.
  • High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring.
  • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

Job Title: ART Clinician
Req No: 2015-3109
Location: Abuja
Category: Healthcare Center Operations
Type: Regular Full-Time
Overview

  • Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees? If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Responsibilities

  • In close coordination with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services;
  • Coordinate monthly patient care team meetings;
  • Ensure efficient management of AHF’s finances and provide complete, timely and accurate reports;
  • Implement a continuous quality assurance and improvement program at the site level.
  • Supervise other staff at the facility level;
  • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff;
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided;
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs;
  • Any other duty designated by the HIV/AIDS technical specialist;
  • Quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site;
  • Data capture, handling and use at the site.

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • University graduate in Medicine;
  • At least one year experience in HIV treatment programs;
  • Experience in program management;
  • Experience with operational research and evidence based healthcare is an added advantage;
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Sensitivity to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues;
  • Knowledge of excel and PowerPoint programs.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Req No: 2017-6576
Location: Nigeria
Category: Healthcare
Type: Regular Full-Time
Overview

  • Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees? If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and guidance on program monitoring and evaluation to meet AHF global and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
  • Manage 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.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree, preferably with specialization in the Epidemiology track.
  • 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 a number of 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.
  • 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

Job Title: State Nursing Coordinator
Req No: 2017-6435
Location: Nigeria
Category: Healthcare
Type: Regular Full-Time
Overview

  • Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?
  • If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with the state coordinating team, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
  • Coordinates the provision of quality nursing care within the state.
  • Ensures that medication administration is within the scope of practice of the licensee.
  • Directs nursing care in the state including outpatients, in patients care.
  • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
  • Acts as a team leader for with the provision and supervision of high quality patient care in AHF supported facilities in the state.
  • Audits Chart notes and medication administration according to protocol.
  • Supervises the provision of patient and family education in AHF supported health facilities.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
  • Mentors and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
  • Provides leadership to nursing team to establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
  • Responsible for identifying training needs, conduct capacity building for health care workers in supported health centers.
  • Supports the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling, Blood and Injection safety, USP, PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
  • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
  • Any other duty designated by the Nurse Manager.

Key Result Areas:

  • Quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site.
  • Facility based HIV prevention program indicators.
  • HIV Care Task Shifting Indicators

Education and/or Experience

  • University graduate in Nursing-B.Sc or its Equivalent.
  • MPH degree would be an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in HIV program management.
  • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.

Job Title: Medical Director
Req No: 2017-6405
Location: Abuja
Category: Medical
Type: Regular Full-Time
Overview

  • Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?
  • If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Responsibilities
Leadership and Management Responsibilities:

  • He/she oversees AHF medical operations in Nigeria and supports the Country Program Manager to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services in the country.
  • Provides technical support to the Treatment program and work with the Prevention lead to ensures linkage to treatment and care program through well-established processes of patient linkages and service integration
  • Attends key technical partners meetings and provides feedback to management.
  • Leads the development of treatment work plans for all sites.
  • He/she participates in staff need assessment, interviewing, and induction of new hired staff.
  • He/she participates in setting performance targets and staff appraisal and addressing concerns of employees under his/her supervision.
  • Supports the operations of the programs in the country to ensure efficient service delivery in each site/program area

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Ensures standard quality of clinical services is delivered at all AHF supported sites.
  • Provides periodic comprehensive support supervision reports, adhering to the tools provided by AHF
  • Promotes the implementation of standard operating procedures for all activities relating to good clinical practice and ensures functional QI teams are in existence at site levels
  • Strengthens and ensures TB/HIV, PMTCT, ART and other integrated services are delivered in an integrated service delivery model.
  • Ensures effective patient flow in all sites, especially those with high volume of patients and coordinate  periodic operations research to monitor performance and assure improved quality.
  • Identifies early warning resistance indicators and intervention strategies
  • Remains updated on current trends and standards in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and related illnesses
  • Participates in the elaboration/monitoring of annual targets and ensure that they are achieved in all regional sites
  • Is the point person for management of difficult cases.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical leadership and mentorship to doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists, pharmacist working in the different facilities in the country to ensure continuous growth and learning
  • Works with the program pharmacist  to ensure that pharmacy operations are in accordance with good pharmacy practices
  • Identifies and promotes operational research at country level and builds capacity among the staff  in case presentations and elaboration of scientific papers

Education and Experiences

  • Must be a Medical Doctor from a recognized institution. Additional qualification in Health systems management, public health or family medicine will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of Five years medical/health service experience preferred with a sound knowledge of basic medical disciplines to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
  • Three years or more of recent experience with HIV/AIDS treatment; two years minimum of administration and program management experience with knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
  • Experience in planning and budgeting required
  • Experience in quality management and assurance practices desired
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Research applications e.g SPSS, Epi-info etc

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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