Job Vacancies at Abraham’s Children Foundation


  2020-06-10
  Unspecified

Abraham’s Children Foundation is an NGO focused on providing basic community services to people living in underserved and low-income communities. We pay special attention to vulnerable groups and person’s.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: LGAs Registration Assistant

Location: Gboko, Tarkaa, and Ushongu Benue
Slot: 3 Openings

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Registration Assistant is a member of the Registration team and is normally supervised by the LGA Programme Officer with technical support and assignment directives from the Assistant Registration Officer in the sub-Office.
  • The Registration Assistant is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, and with ensuring that registration is effectively used for the identification of specific program needs, for the management of operations, and for the achievement of durable solutions.

Under the direct supervision of Programme Officer the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern.
  • Assist in the supervision and daily running of registration team activities, where required.
  • Conduct registration interviews when required in accordance with registration standards and guidance.
  • Provide counselling to, and responds to queries from the target audience registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all registration cases.
  • Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to Programme Officer for follow-up as required.
  • Collaborate with custodian staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including provision of identity and entitlement documentation.
  • Draft correspondence and reports relating to registration activities in the operation, when required
  • Provide statistics and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Mandatory:

  • OND/ NCE, HND/ First Degree, is an added advantage.
  • Experience working for a non-governmental organization or relevant government department
  • Successful experience in coordination of teams and follow-up of activities
  • Applicant must residence in the project location namely : Gboko, Tarkaa, and Ushongu.

Job Title: LGAs Community Mobilization Officer

Location: Benue

Job Descriptions

  • Design & plan community mobilisation and psychosocial activities (such as workshops, trainings, committees & groups) with Community Workers
  • Must work to achieved desired target within speculated time.
  • Supervise & monitor the performance of 3 Community Workers and 1 Community center Manager
  • Applicant must resident in the place of job.
  • Implement quality interventions, relevant and appropriate for the target populations
  • Monitor the project in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • Ensure a good collaboration with all other Project Officers, Community Workers & key stakeholders in the area
  • Weekly report on Community Worker activities

Main Tasks
Planning & Implementation:

  • Facilitating, under the supervision of the Project Manager and with the Community Workers in the design, planning and management of the activities
  • Organizing Focus Groups Discussions with community structures and representatives of the local community (which consists of women, youth and other interested groups) to assess priority’s need of communities, in order to enable local communities to prioritize their needs, to establish a community-based action plan, and to tap into available resources.
  • Ensuring general supervision of quality of the content of the activities
  • Running trainings and workshops for the Community Workers as well as trainings and workshops for the residents with support from the Community Workers
  • Thinking creatively with the Community Workers on activity planning
  • Plan objectives and roles & responsibilities of groups and committees with Community Workers.

Set Up Management of an Efficient Referral System:

  • Organizing assessment of services available in the area for potential referral
  • Mapping of the structures
  • Follow-up of the referred cases, ensuring appropriate follow up care has been given and taking appropriate action if further care is needed.

Coordination with Team Members:

  • Cooperating with the community workers involved in the programme, especially on identifying specific needs related to the programme support
  • Planning & reporting on weekly activities together
  • Sharing information, tools & resources as necessary
  • Working closely with the other Project Officer in coordinating activities, sharing information, reporting & identifying needs.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Participating in the activities evaluation and impact assessment
  • Be involved in a needs assessment to identify in-need populations & potential activities
  • Weekly reporting on work of Community Workers (qualitative and quantitative) to Project Manager
  • Monitoring the quality and impact of the activities, as well as documenting any needs and challenges and feeding back to community member.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise and manage the work of Community Workers and Community Centre Manager for a proper implementation of activities
  • Design a workplan and activity schedule with the Community Workers and Community Centre Manager and monitor on a regular basis
  • Enforce respect of the institute’s principles
  • Handle managerial issues, under supervision of the Multisectorial Project Manager
  • Manage and supervise Community Workers by following attendance, leave requests, absences and ensuring a fair appraisal.

Other Duties:

  • Other activities as requested by the Project Manager
  • Ensuring a good link between the population in the area of intervention and the rest of the team as well as other service providers (or other organisations present in the area)
  • Report to the Project Manager any problems in the area of intervention or with staff that cannot be resolved at Project Officer level, being sure to maintain a good two-way communication for complaints & feedback from the residents of the area to improve activities
  • Be aware of the security rules and social and political situation in the field at any time and provide feedback to the PM.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Mandatory:

  • HND / First Degree, Masters Degree is an added advantage.
  • Experience working for a non-governmental organization or relevant government department
  • Successful experience in coordination of teams and follow-up of activities
  • Proven experience working with communities (psychosocial activities, community mobilisation)
  • Strong motivation to empower youths & adults
  • High motivation to identify needs & adapt activities to the context and for the populations
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Team management (formal or informal)
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • English and local Languages Very good.
  • Must be resident in any of the preferred 3 LGAs in Benue State.

Optional:

  • Humanitarian Standards
  • Humanitarian methodologies
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in budget/work plan management
  • Experience with computer Applications eg Excell Ms word.
  • Experience in security management
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian principles
  • Interpersonal skills (e.g. basic counselling, active listening)
  • Knowledge of local dialect is very useful and required.

Job Title: Community Testing, Linkage & Retention Officer

Locations: Gboko / Tarkaa /Ushongu, Benue
Slot: 3 Openings

Job Descriptions

  • Seeks to appoint Community Testing, Linkage & Retention Officers to be based in the three pilot selected LGAs in Benue State namely: Gboko/ Tarkaa and Ushongu.
  • The primary purpose of this position is to strengthen active referrals and linkages from community-based HIV testing points to HIV care and treatment and to improve retention in care through community-based adherence support interventions.

Responsibilities

  • Implement Targeted Community HIV Testing Services
  • Increase and create demand for community-based HIV Testing Services through community mobilization & campaigns and case finding by expanding access to traditional and non-traditional facility- and community-based HTS.
  • Differentiate HTS for priority populations with age-appropriate and targeted approaches for children,
  • AGYW and men and high-risk individuals;
  • Leverage other critical entry points for HIV case finding and Liaise with Testing,
  • Linkage and Retention Mentors to ensure supply of quality HIV test kits for use in communities;
  • Liaise with Testing, Linkage & Retention Mentors to ensure proficiency in HIV Testing;
  • Support door to door index HIV testing in targeted high HIV prevalence and hard to reach areas.
  • ?Coordinate targeted and integrated community outreach interventions such as Extended Program on Immunization mobile services to increase Early Infant Diagnosis and Paediatric HIV testing.
  • Implement Active Referral and Linkage to Care
  • Ensure that all clients tested HIV positive at community sites are referred and linked to facility for treatment initiation;
  • Conduct follow up visits to facilities to ensure that patient are captured into data base; Implement & monitor patient tracking logbooks and intervention to bring those lost to follow up into care.
  • Work closely with WBPHCOTs & CBOs and provide a list of patients to be physically traced;
  • Set up networks and linkage with key stakeholder such as health facilities, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision sites and Sexual Reproductive Health Services and Nutrition to ensure successful referrals;
  • Improve bi-directional referral systems between community and facility-based services; Improve utilization of community-based health information systems to track community/facility referral.
  • Implement Adherence Support and Retention in Care
  • Collaborate with WBPHCOTs and CBOs to trace Pre-ART patients and ART defaulters; Support community-based HIV services for new support groups and stable (Adherence Clubs) ART patients including cohorting, recruitment and facilitation; Work with. (NACS)and POC Technical Assistant to integrate Nutrition Assessment, Counselling, and Support (NACS) into Adherence Clubs.
  • Provide Health Education to clients on HIV, ARVs, Adherence to ART, Viral Load monitoring and TB screening Timeously report any challenges related to the referral and linkage to care to foster early interventions.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Mandatory (Minimum):

  • CHO, SCHEW, JCHEW, registered nurse or social worker, HND in Health related disciplined an added advantage.
  • Experience working for a non-governmental organization or relevant government department
  • One year experience in health facility HIV services is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of PMTCT and other HIV services is an added advantage
  • Ability to read and write English fluently.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (Mention experience and the Tasks related to the previous job(s) and the period of each), Cover Letter to: acfngakwaibom@gmail.com clearly indicating your “Job Title and preferred LGA” as subject of your mail. eg: Application for LGAs Community Mobilization Officer, Gboko.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  30th June, 2020.

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