Technical Advisor – MARPs,Abuja,Population Council
The Population Council is an international, non-profit, non-governmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council’s major program areas are HIV&AIDS, reproductive health and poverty, gender, and youth. The Council conducts biomedical, social science and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. The Population Council works in collaboration with a broad range of Nigerian institutions.
The successful candidate will provide coordination and technical support in the areas of capacity strengthening on HIV prevention service provision relevant to MARPs and other high-risk groups to local CSOs working with MARPs to help them improve their outreach services.
Relevant degree(s) in public health, epidemiology, applied epidemiology, social sciences, epidemiology research methods or other relevant degrees. An MPH degree is preferred.
5 years of experience in developing and providing capacity strengthening using evidence-based approaches and 3 years of HIV and AIDS program design and
Knowledge and experience in working with most-at-risk populations and in developing MARPs-focused behaviour change interventions is preferred.
Written and spoken English – Excellent
Strong scientific and commercial communication skills Willingness to travel within the country and across the region on a regular basis.
High degree of independence, creativity and commitment Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills.
Excellent writing, editorial, statistical analysis and communication skills. Previous NGO experience provides added advantage.
Experience with and a high degree of competency using Windows-based computer programs and the internet.
Send an application letter (stating your current salary and salary expectations)and resume to Nigeria@popcouncil.org on or before Tuesday, August 16th, 2012.
Clearly state the position title for which you are applying and your full names starting with the surname first, then other names (e.g. Health Economist BEN, Joshua Ekong) – in the subject area of the email.
All attachments must be in pdf files.
Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will be automatically disqualified.
Population Council reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.