Jobs at the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)

National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) (formerly National Action Committee on AIDS) was established in February 2000 to coordinate the various activities of HIV/AIDS in the country | National Agency for the Control of AIDS.

Our mission is to provide an enabling policy environment and stable ongoing facilitation of proactive multi sectoral planning, coordinated implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation activities in Nigeria

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Jobs at The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).

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Job Description:

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has received funding from Global Fund for the period 2021-2023, in continuance of the pursuit of its statutory responsibilities for HIV/AIDS treatment, care & Support and strengthening of health systems in Nigeria by further addressing the gaps in the National HIV prevention and treatment program. A dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU) manages all grant-related activities.

Job Summary

  • Responsible for knowledge management within the NACA PMU and with the relevant NACA Departments and other external stakeholders.
  • The program officer is responsible for archiving and retrieval of all grant technical and legal documents, including reports, official letters, and presentations.
  • S/he is responsible for tracking the NACA PMU workplan and monitoring the implementation of planned activities.
  • S/he is also responsible for secretariat support for all grant-related meetings, ensuring high-quality minutes are produced and shared with stakeholders in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a quarterly workplan of activities of the PMU and track same to support the prompt implementation of planned activities
  • Interface with relevant NACA user departments so that grant activities are coordinated and implemented smoothly.
  • Interface with relevant NACA user departments to request relevant documentation, support and follow-up to retrieve requested documents that are needed for the implementation of planned grant activities.
  • Support the development of periodic updates and progress reports on all components of the GF grant activities.
  • Responsible for control, security, accessibility, and timeliness of grant documents that may be used by/useful to members of the PMU, such as policies, procedures, guidelines, forms, templates, etc.
  • Troubleshoot and recommend solutions for issues related to PMU staff engagement with user departments in NACA and other partners interfacing with the PMU.
  • Ensure adequate secretarial support for all grant-related meetings and activities involving the PMU
  • Manage organizational documentation for the PMU through the grant life cycle.
  • Manage grant documents while also ensuring their accuracy, quality and integrity.
  • Ensure that organizational documents go through a documented and approved review-and-approval process before being stored.
  • Ensure the security, accessibility, and proper distribution of grant documents.
  • Manage vendor services related to meetings and travels on all grant activities
  • Ensure proper compliance and adherence to all GF guidelines particularly as regards travel related activities.
  • Responsible for administrative functions such as travel schedules, meeting support equipment and liaison to service providers.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Minimum of a First Degree in Health Sciences, Life Sciences or Social Sciences
  • An advanced degree in any of the above will be an advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the development field, grant program support or implementation in an administrative role
  • Good knowledge and experience working on an international donor public health project, is an advantage (preferably Global Fund)
  • Experience working with Government Ministry, Departments and Agencies at either the federal or state level is an advantage
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time well, multitask and troubleshoot.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Computer Skills: 5 years of experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, certificates are an advantage.

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Technical Advisor, Data Systems and Analytics

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has received funding from Global Fund for the period 2021-2023, in continuance of the pursuit of its statutory responsibilities for HIV/AIDS treatment, care & Support and strengthening of health systems in Nigeria by further addressing the gaps in the National HIV prevention and treatment program. A dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU) manages all grant-related activities.

Job Summary

  • This exciting role will help develop new ways of looking at and analysing national HIV data to evaluate national response, monitor progress towards epidemic control and provide insights to support important decision-making.
  • The Analyst will be responsible for extracting, transforming, and mapping HIV data into performance metrics and KPIs to support NACA’s mandate by providing technical guidance that will enhance the Agency’s capacity to integrate data in coordinating the national multi-sectoral response to the HIV epidemic.

Key Responsibilities

  • Extract, collect and transform multi-sectoral HIV data and prioritize analytics needs for evaluating key performance indicators for national response
  • Leads data cleaning and preparation and translation of questions into relevant queries
  • Work with all partners to ensure uniformity in reporting data for evaluating key performance metrics
  • Mentor and build the capacity of NACA staff on data handling and analytics
  • Build dashboards, create data sets and effectively utilize statistical, data mining, visualization, machine learning, and/or deep learning techniques in delivering data science insights
  • Assist responsible NACA departments in developing metrics for improved planning, monitoring and measuring impact of national response programs and interventions.
  • Advice the NACA DG on measures to strengthen data management systems for HIV/AIDS datasets
  • Provide data management technical support to the IBBSS 2019; KP size estimates and any other surveys and surveillance activities during the period of this engagement.
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Perform any other tasks that may be requested by the NACA DG.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • First Degree in Public Health, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics or related fields
  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics or related fields is an added advantage.
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in mining and managing big data as a data analyst
  • Experience leading analytics projects and ability to multi-task while prioritizing important deliverables
  • Experience using data analytics and visualization tools such as Cognos, Alteryx Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire, PowerBI, or ThoughtSpot
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with data science tools, including Python, R, Scala, Julia, or SAS
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc), databases (SQL etc), and programming (Python, Oracle, XML, Javascript, ETL frameworks etc)
  • Familiarity with using cloud services (AWS, Google, Azure) or Big Data tools (Hadoop, Hive, Spark) in data science solutions
  • Proven ability to analyze data and understanding of how data analysis translates into policy decisions
  • Working knowledge of advanced modelling techniques such as cluster analysis, structural equation modelling and hierarchical linear modelling.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and other relevant technical domains.

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Deadline: November 15, 2022

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