Adherence Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Adherence Officer 

Job Ref Code: ADHOEDO071817
Location: Edo
Department: GF / HSS
Band: C-1
Reports To: State Team Lead
Project: HSS / Investing for Impact Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

Job Context
  • CRS is a Sub-Recipient to Family Health International (FHI 360) on the Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Program in Nigeria.
  • The Program seeks to scale up gender sensitive HIV prevention services among children and adults in Nigeria.
Primary Function
  • Community mobilization for HCT and PMTCT
  • Advocacy and networking
  • Partnership and representation
  • Data generation
Job Responsibilities
  • Work closely with NEPHWAN and other GF-funded CBOs to ensure a coherence of approach in demand generation for HCT and PMTCT, and also establish positive working relationships with these CBOs, other implementing partners, and relevant government agencies.
  • Independently develop and implement strategies to increase project HCT and PMTCT coverage and ensure that project targets are achieved.
  • Carry out mapping exercises relating to PMTCT service delivery in order to identify potential clients and ensure the provision of HCT services to these identified clients. Ensure that an effective and documented referral system is in place at community level to link all positive clients to the GF-supported facilities.
  • Organize and carry out targeted advocacy visits to designated community stakeholders such as TBAs, women groups, traditional and religious leaders, and establish or sustain linkages between the project and these stakeholders.
  • Properly document all implemented activities and data gathered, and report same (both narrative and numbers) timely with given templates.
  • Develop a well-established, coherent and integrated referral system to CRS-managed facilities in the given communities.
  • Participate actively in the monthly cluster meetings, CBO coordination meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned periodically.
  • A first degree in a relevant field such as Nursing, Community Health, Biological or Social Sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, especially in community-based activities.
  • Able to work independently and efficiently within the state GF team, while interfacing closely with the entire team.
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in an ongoing basis and capable of establishing stronger and mutually beneficial links between CRS and our partners.
  • Strong English language communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Strong assessment, organizational, analytical and planning skills.
  • Computer competency (MS Word & Excel) is essential
  • Ability to travel as much as 70% of the time within the assigned state.
Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: S/he will report to the State Team Lead, and be expected to work in close collaboration with other state GF team members (Technical Specialist, M & E Officer) in the areas of demand generation, advocacy, partnership and data management.
  • External: S/he is expected to work closely with NEPWHAN and other CBOs funded by the Global Fund, other implementing partners involved in demand-generation activities, SACA, SASCP and other relevant government agencies.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Application Closing Date
1st August, 2017 .

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form Below" and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: [email protected] indicating in the subject line of their application the job title and reference code for the position and the state being applied for (e.g SCSABIA071817).

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)