Caritas Nigeria Program Officer Jobs

Caritas Nigeria Program Officer Jobs

Summary of Role

  • Ensures close monitoring of patient target in all program areas and work with SDFs to achieve set targets.

  • S/he will be responsible for monitoring all aspects of patient management and hospital administration to ensure efficient management of resources and coordinating annual budget development and agreements.

  • Incumbent will ensures sites expenditure is in line with DIP and budgets; liaises with leads of key program thematic areas to provide technical support to sites when needed; Ensures all sites submit monthly program and financial reports; and foster sites relations with relevant GON representatives in states.

    Description of Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide program support to SDFs.

  • Work with sites on annual budget and signing of agreements.

  • Ensure that sites expenditure is in line with DIP and in line with budgets.

  • Ensure that sites meet their target in all program areas.

  • Responsible for making sure that all sites submit monthly program and financial reports.

  • Foster Sites relations with relevant GON representatives in the state.

  • Give support to the Principal Investigator in managing the 4GATES Project.

  • With support from the Finance and Compliance team, work with 4GATES Service Delivery

  • Facilities (SDFs) in budget management, including monthly liquidation and request for advance.

  • Actively participate in activities to ensure appropriate budget planning and financial reporting by partners.

  • Actively participate in activities to ensure partners remain in compliance with Caritas Nigeria and USG donor rules and regulations for management of resources.

  • Carry out regular technical assistance visits to the SDFs with on-going on-the-job training to partners.

  • Work with technical team members to ensure provider driven technical assistance is available to the partners when requested.

  • Compile and respond promptly to program monthly reports submitted by partners and respond to all their issues promptly and ensure closure as required.

  • Provide input at CTCT meetings by ensuring the PI has adequate information from all SDFs managed by the PM prior to the CTCT meeting.

  • Carry out mini dashboard reviews for assigned SDFs and monthly analysis of the monthly M&E reports and follow up with appropriate actions.

  • Serve as primary contact for integration of other Caritas Nigeria programs with 4GATES Project.

  • Provide local perspective on determining the mapping out of services for 4GATES Project especially with respect to referral services in and around states where 4GATES Project works.

  • Act as primary contact for designated partners; including sharing new information and taking the lead on ensuring healthy relationships between partners and Caritas Nigeria/4GATES.

  • Provide support to partners as requested, including project development and facilitation of workshops and supporting partners to build linkages with other implementing partners and state governments.

  • Build relationships with other stakeholders in the state, which will include other implementing partners, state governments and state agencies for AIDS control.

  • Participate in review of project proposals.

  • Participate in Program Department meetings and contribute to development of Program Department priorities.

  • Research, stay up to date on, and disseminate HIV/AIDS methodologies, best practices, M&E tools, reports, findings, etc., including those from other country programs, that can be useful for Caritas Nigeria HIV/AIDS and other programming

  • Participate in and share information from relevant trainings and workshops, as

  • Participate in Caritas Nigeria strategic planning and implementation of strategic priorities.

    Reporting & Supervision

  • The Program Officer will report to the Senior Program Manager and/or the Program Management Advisor and work closely with all Caritas Nigeria Program Area Leads in the State and Head Office.

    Additional Responsibilities

  • The Responsibilities (Above) are not all-inclusive.

  • The employee will also perform other related tasks as required and will be responsible for reporting and communicating progress and achievement of the specific assigned tasks.

    Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or Management or Social Sciences or Business

  • Administration. A degree in Medicine is an added advantage.

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in program management in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program or other related development context.

  • Experience and knowledge of ART Surge Response is a major requirement.

  • Proven experience in all aspects of project management, including project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, budget development and management, expenditure tracking and report writing.

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in stakeholder engagement, relationship and partnership management.

  • Proven experience managing a team.

  • Experience of fund raising.

  • Ability to represent Caritas Nigeria in high level meeting with Government and donors

  • Proven experience managing public-donor funded programs.

  • Experience in capacity building and working with local organizations.

  • Ability to manage and mentor diverse staff in multiple locations and apply solid performance management principles

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in strategic planning initiatives and manage staff in program implementation.

  • Experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building.

  • Good communication skills including proficiency in both written and spoken English.

  • Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a professional manner.

  • Ability to work under pressure, efficiently handle multiple tasks, quickly find creative solutions to problems and challenges that arise, and manage stress and time in a fast-paced work and fluid operating environment.

  • Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, cooperation, and learning.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Caritas Nigeria Program Officer Jobs

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