Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) Jobs in Benue State

Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 1997 in Otukpo – Benue State to address the socio-economic and health concerns of the people of Benue and other poor communities in Nigeria. OCAG is dedicated to empowering vulnerable and marginalized communities in Benue State and beyond through advocacy / policy influencing, reproductive health messaging and referrals, capacity building, household economic strengthening and program /services delivery across the broad spectrum of HIV/AIDS.

OCAG is about to start the implementation of an integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea (ICCM) in partnership with Christian Aid and funding from DFID/UKAid subject to signing of contract agreement.
In view of this, Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) is requesting applications from only qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: 
Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management Officer
Location:
 Benue
Job Descriptions

  • The role will be responsible to develop, promote effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, centered on impact and outcomes; create conditions so that learning is fed into programme decision-making across the 2 LGAs.
  • Use participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation for effective project implementation and results.
  • Encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning needs using Monitoring and Evaluation findings.
  • The role will develop and strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation systems to allow for effective, accurate reporting for decision making and project implementation, encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning needs using Monitoring and Evaluation findings, communicate project successes and learning through traditional and innovative approaches.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree, preferably in Statistics or the Social Sciences.
  • At least 3 years NGO experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation with good knowledge of public health management challenges in Nigeria, particularly in the areas of research, implementation, project management and community development programmes, as well as health policy.
  • Experience of monitoring, evaluation, research and Learning and project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • Understanding of reporting requirements of institutional donors such as DFID, Global Fund, EU and USAID.
  • Hands-on experience supporting community based development programmes. Experience of building the M&E skills and capacity of others
  • Knowledge and experience using statistical software such as SPSS, Epi-info; STATA) and handheld digital data collection platform e.g KoBo collect.
  • Ability to use data management and information systems such as DHIS and digital data platforms for real time data entry, analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to produce quality reports, case studies and health advocacy briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent organization at state and local levels

Desirable Criteria

  • Ability to incorporate gender analysis and inclusion and community health work.
  • Familiarity with DFID/UKAid funding and reporting requirements
  • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria
  • Ability to produce case studies and advocacy briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information.
  • Local language knowledge a plus.
  • Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and work well in a team.

Job Title: Project /Logistics Officer
Location: 
Benue
Job Description

  • The post holder will be responsible for ensuring effective project implementation and management of ICCM commodities at community and LGA levels.
  • The post will manage collaborations with focal persons in the LGA (CORPs, LLHFWs etc) and State CMS.
  • S/he will provide technical support on effective management of commodities including tracking of commodities, compliance with storage and distribution, utilization and reporting of logistics data.
  • H/She will work with Christian Aid’s State Programme Coordinator to ensure timely distribution of commodities to health facilities.
  • The role will be responsible for effective management of commodities including tracking of commodities, compliance with storage and distribution, utilization and reporting of logistics data, ensure project activities are delivered on time, within approved budget and in compliance with standard protocols, policies and national guidelines. The role will maintain strong relationships through effective communication between organization, partners (donors and funders), LGAs and Central Medical Store (CMS).
  • The role will ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements and contribution made to other team members in the development and implementation of community based volunteers’ capacity development and training.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Basic Health or any related field. S/he must have at least 3 years’ experience of working with an indigenous or international NGO.
  • Experience in strengthening health commodities logistics management systems at local and state level.
  • Extensive understanding of the national response to health care delivery and health policies, integrated community case management of childhood illnesses and maternal health.
  • Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive and inclusive programming
  • Experience of managing donor-funded projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate project progress reports to a wide audience
  • English fluency and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Local language knowledge a plus.
  • Familiarity with ICCM national guidelines desirable

Desirable Criteria:

  • Skills and experience in state and local advocacy and lobbying processes
  • Familiarity with Donor funding and reporting requirements
  • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria
  • Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and work well in a team.

Remuneration
Attractive.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter and CV’s to: [email protected] (stating the position as subject of the mail).

Application Deadline  10th October, 2016.

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