AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) Recruitment in Lagos, Abuja, Uyo, Jos, Ibadan

We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to assume the following positions:

1. Program Associate – Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Lagos)

Reporting to the Logistics Officer, the Logistics Assistant will provide much-needed support and assistance in the management of the general logistics of HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals, clinical, laboratory and other related materials as well as the in-country supply chain

 Job Tasks

Assist the Logistics Officer in the delivery of goods into, and movement out of, the warehouse
Work in conjunction with the Logistics Officer and Inventory Specialist to ensure that all packages delivered by the distribution partners are accounted for and are in good condition before taking possession
Maintain record of receipts and issuance of shipments out of the warehouse to ensure completeness and accuracy
Work closely with the Logistics Officer to receive allocations and arrange the pick-up of relevant items
Update tally cards and other relevant inventory tools on daily basis and render stock report on a monthly basis
Track usage of drugs and commodities at the program sites
Make necessary input into the monthly allocation of stock to the program sites
Participate in the quarterly stock review of drugs and other consumables in the Store


Minimum Qualification and Experience

2. Research Assistant

The job holder will provide support to on-going, new and emerging research activities and collaborations as well as undertake study on Loss-to-follow-up

Job Tasks

Support the APIN research management group and other adhoc teams in proposal development and submission.
Support the setup of programme evaluations and research operations
Participate in and/or support research implementation as appropriate
Participate in basic data collection, reporting and analysis on programme and outcome evaluations

Loss-to-follow-up Study

Implement research procedures in accordance with the protocol guidelines as provided by the Principal Investigator
Travel to study sites across Nigeria to recruit participants and conduct interviews, chart reviews and other data collection activities as required, using a standardized questionnaire and chart extraction tools.
Collect data, enroll and follow up clients for the loss- to- follow up study being jointly conducted by APIN and MGH
Coordinate and train additional staff to assist with study recruitment and consent procedures when required.
Record, organize and capture results of questionnaires in preparation for data analysis.
Conduct follow-up telephone interviews of patients enrolled in study.
Enter questionnaire and follow-up data into study database.
Maintain log of patients enrolled in the study as detailed in study protocol.
Produce regular research progress reports Principal Investigator and Co-investigators


Minimum Qualification and Experience

At least a first degree in Sociology, Nursing, Medicine or Public Health

Required competencies

Time management skills, basic administrative and organizational skills
HIV counselling or clinical experience
Fluency in English and Igbo/Yoruba/Hausa (verbal and written, at least one)
Computer literacy and with ability to use the computer for data entry and production of basic reports. Experience of working with datasets and data bases will be an advantage
Good interpersonal skills, strong service ethic, sensitivity to patients
Professionalism and attention to detail and accuracy
Flexibility to take on other duties as reasonably requested by the Project Manager and/or Co-investigators.
Willingness and readiness to travel to study sites as required

3. Technical Advisor – Clinical Services (Adult ART) [Abuja]

 The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support, especially in the area of Adult Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for the scale-up and delivery of qualitative HIV services, and attainment of programme goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.

Job Tasks

Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services Team, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders

Work with other team members to support the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of  services to new sites, towards the scale-up of HIV services
Identify program-wide capacity building needs, especially relating to Adult ART
Contribute to the development of program work plans
Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV programme implementation and service delivery, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and programme sustainability
Support the coordination of all components related to the clinical management of HIV
Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners
Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices


 Minimum Qualifications and Experience

 A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.), a postgraduate fellowship in a relevant speciality and a minimum of eight years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes. Experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria programmes would be an advantage.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies

Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention, treatment, care & support of adults and children
Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities
Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas
Ability to work with discretion and minimal supervision
Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization
Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs
Knowledge of HCT, PMTCT and ART national M/E tools
Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings
Good written and oral communication skills

Location: Abuja
Experience: 8 year(s)
Course of Study: Medicine


4. Technical Advisor – Clinical Services (Paediatric ART) [Lagos]

 The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support, especially in the area of Paediatric Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for the scale-up and delivery of qualitative HIV services, and attainment of programme goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.

Job Tasks

Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services Team, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
Provide support for managing the Lagos Office team of technical staff
Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of  services to new sites
Identify program-wide capacity building needs, especially related to Paediatric ART
Contribute to the development of programme work plans
Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV programme implementation and service delivery, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and programme sustainability
Support the coordination of all components related to the clinical management of HIV
Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners
Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices


 Minimum Qualifications and Experience

A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.), a postgraduate fellowship in Paediatrics and a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes. Experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria programmes would be an advantage.


Technical and Behavioural Competencies

Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention, treatment, care & support of adults and children
Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities
Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas
Ability to work with discretion and minimal supervision
Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization
Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs
Knowledge of HCT, PMTCT and ART national M/E tools
Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings
Good written and oral communication skills

Location: Abuja
Experience: 8 year(s)
Course of Study: Medicine

5. Technical Officer – Clinical Services [Abuja, Ibadan and Jos]

 The job holders will work as members of respective APIN State Office Teams and will provide technical and programmatic support for the scale-up of HIV services, delivery of quality services, and attainment of programme goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.

Job Tasks

Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services and State Teams, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of  services to new sites
Contribute to the development of programme work plans
Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality programme implementation in the areas of ART, PMTCT, HIV/TB and HIV clinical care services, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and programme sustainability
Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners
Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.) (an MPH would be an advantage) and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment program, preferably with experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria and programmes.


Technical and Behavioural Competencies

Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention, treatment, care & support of adults and children
Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities
Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas
Ability to work with discretion and minimal supervision
Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization
Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs
Knowledge of HCT, PMTCT and ART national M/E tools
Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings
Good written and oral communication skills

Location: Abuja
Experience: 5 year(s)

6.  Technical Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation [Ibadan and Jos]

The job holder will be a member of the State Team and will be responsible for leading program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and quality assurance (QA) systems.


Job Tasks

Support the setting up of M&E and QA systems at the program sites in the state
Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for programme improvement
Share program output data with the State Team and the State Government through the State Team Lead
Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets in the State
Work in collaboration with other members of the State Team to follow up on Monitoring & Evaluation Committees at the program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users
Provide technical support to site Quality Improvement Committees to set up and implement internal quality management in collaboration with the State Team
Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E and QA systems at the state level
Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs
Contribute to the periodic  review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol
Conduct periodic visits to program sites


Qualifications and Experience

An MBBS degree and a minimum of six (6) years’ experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation; an MPH will be an advantage.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies

Working knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation, and programme management
Good analytical skills, knowledge of statistics & good knowledge of statistical methods
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, including knowledge of current HIV/AIDS guidelines and standards with respect to monitoring and evaluation
Ability to organize and coordinate training program
Report writing and oral/written communication skills
Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time

Location: Oyo
Experience: 6 year(s)
Course of Study: Medicine

7. Program Associate – Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Lagos)

Reporting to the Logistics Officer, the Logistics Assistant will provide much-needed support and assistance in the management of the general logistics of HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals, clinical, laboratory and other related materials as well as the in-country supply chain

 Job Tasks

Assist the Logistics Officer in the delivery of goods into, and movement out of, the warehouse
Work in conjunction with the Logistics Officer and Inventory Specialist to ensure that all packages delivered by the distribution partners are accounted for and are in good condition before taking possession
Maintain record of receipts and issuance of shipments out of the warehouse to ensure completeness and accuracy
Work closely with the Logistics Officer to receive allocations and arrange the pick-up of relevant items
Update tally cards and other relevant inventory tools on daily basis and render stock report on a monthly basis
Track usage of drugs and commodities at the program sites
Make necessary input into the monthly allocation of stock to the program sites
Participate in the quarterly stock review of drugs and other consumables in the Store


Minimum Qualification and Experience

A first degree in Purchasing & Supply/Logistics, Pharmacy or any other relevant qualification; two (2) years’ experience in Logistics/Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS commodities or in any other relevant function

 Required Competencies

Report writing skill
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain
Familiarity with the program policies and procedures of APIN and program sites
Experience with government systems and dynamics of working with NGOs and private parties

Location: Lagos
Experience: 2 year(s)
Course of Study: Pharmacy

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should write to vacancies@apin.org.ng  stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for each position. The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position being applied for

Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet browsing, emailing, etc.) are essential for all positions.

APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the positions are therefore encouraged to apply.

Deadline: February 11, 2014

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