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15
Sep

Career Opportunities

Are you an innovator? Do you thrive as part of a team committed to making the world a significantly better place? Do you think out of the box to find creative solutions to old challenges? Do you desire to make an impact and help your organization succeed whilst finding fulfillment as your career progresses? Are you passionate about saving lives and helping humanity?

If your answer is YES to these questions then you should strongly consider a career at ECEWS. We are a leading indigenous NGO committed to achieving quality life, education and economic empowerment in Africa’s most vulnerable settings. Our serene work environment offers job satisfaction to our employees across the country. Gender, Ethnic background, Nationality, Race etc. is no barrier to working with us.

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CHANGING LIVES NATIONWIDE

ECEWS is a family of diverse professionals dedicated to changing lives. Innovation, Mutual Respect, Passion, Accountability, Commitment to Excellence are the core values that guide our team. Regardless of your role at ECEWS, your contribution will strike a chord in the world of human development.

JOIN OUR TEAM OF VARIED PROFESSIONALS

We converge professionals from diverse fields to holistically attend to the needs of Human Development. Career possibilities at ECEWS are in the following areas, namely;

Health
Education
Economic Development
Finance
Human Resources
Administration
Information Technology

LEVERAGE ON OUR PASSION FOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

While you contribute to changing the lives of the vulnerable, we build your capacity and support you to reach your highest potential. With a competitive benefit package, capacity building, healthy policies and programs, we can boast of a strong workforce. Join our workforce to change the lives of others and yours.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Job Title: SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR CLINICAL SERVICES, ART/TB/HIV PREVENTION
Department: PROGRAMS
Location: ABUJA
Project: LOCATE
Position Range: D
Reports to: DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES
Supervisees: STATE PROGRAM MANAGERS
Project Duration: FULL TIME, 4 MONTHS (JUNE- SEPTEMBER 2017)
Closing Date: JUNE 09, 2017

Overall Job Function:

Incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Deputy Project Director/ Director Clinical services in meeting program objectives, drawing plans and overseeing the implementation of the care and support service delivery in line with the NG&SOP, NAP and M&E national plans on care and support

Incumbent will be responsible for providing support in developing and managing health programs that maximize development results and impact, Coordinating and managing the technical services essential to the functioning and effective implementation of all programmatic activities, Ensure that the systems (people, policies, processes and tools) that are necessary to play those roles exist and are fully operational, Provide technical support to supported facilities in establishing protocols for HIV/AIDS care and treatment and other health services that are consistent with national guidelines.

Qualifications, Key Knowledge, Skills & Ability:

  • Degree in Medicine, Public Health or a related field; or a Master’s degree or equivalent in public health or related fields
  • At least 9 years’ post NYSC experience in developing country health care programs or program support function 3 years of which must be at a senior management level within an international NGO or agency
  • Knowledge of the policies, regulations, reporting formats, and cultures of principal donors, including USAID, EC, DFID, CDC/PEPFAR, and others
  • Extensive clinical experience in care and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients
  • Demonstrated experience in non-profit sector in a program management role
  • Strong supervisory and management skills
  • Ability to lead teams and promote cross learning
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion. Committing to a course of action without undue delay or prevarication
  • Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner

ECEWS has a competitive compensation package, interested candidates may submit a one page capability statement and an updated resume as a single document with full name as tittle of the document to careers@ecews.org with position and location clearly stated as subject of the email. ECEWS is an equal opportunity employer, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Tittle: DATA ANALYST/ COMPUTER PROGRAMMER II
Department: PROGRAMS
Location: ENUGU
Project: LOCATE
Position Range: B
Reports to: DATA ANALYST/ COMPUTER PROGRAMMER
Project Duration: FULL TIME, 6 MONTHS (JUNE – DECEMBER 2017)
Closing Date: JUNE 09, 2017

Overall Job Function:

The incumbent will bring on board models that allow patient/facility level data entry, storage, analysis and interpretation. The design must also allow for collaboration with other reportage platform developed by CDC, USG and Government of Nigeria.  The Data Programmer / Data Analyst must be able to use his/her skills in programming and software development, data mining, as well as database management. Discuss, Design and develop information intelligence needs with the management and other program staff. Support in the development and implementation of data collection systems/strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality, Ensure the deployment, functionality, analytical techniques and upgrade of Electronic medical record in all LOCATE project supported comprehensive sites, Work closely with management to prioritize reporting needs. Build the capacity of facility staff in the use of EMR through hands on trainings and supportive supervision. Generate reports using IT / database systems and assist in their analysis. Monitor and maintain the update of data management such as USG DHIS 2 INSTANCE reporting system, quality, secure access and use to meet specific reporting requirements. Introduce business rules and carry out periodic data quality assessment. Migration of existing Data Management System from current platform to required platform. Manage the development tools, systems and template relevant for M&E reporting. Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems. Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets. Filter and “clean” data, and review computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct coding problems

Qualifications, Key Knowledge, Skills & Ability:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology; with a post graduate qualification in information technology. Database certification will be an added advantage
  • 2-3 years in data or business analysis or related field
  • High-level proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access along with clear understanding of SAS,SPSS, SQL Server and other analytical tools JAVA, MS-SQL, MYSQL, ORACLE or any other RDBMS package. Deployment of network/destop packages
  • Solid understanding of database architecture and development

ECEWS has a competitive compensation package, interested candidates may submit a one page capability statement and an updated resume as a single document with full name as tittle of the document to careers@ecews.org with position and location clearly stated as subject of the email. ECEWS is an equal opportunity employer, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

9
Mar

COURTESY VISIT TO IMO STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

The Hon. Commissioner for Health, Women Affairs and Social Development, Barr (Mrs) Ngozi Njoku, recently played host to Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS). The occasion was a courtesy visit by the Imo State Team to brief the newly appointed commissioner on the programs of ECEWS, coverage and accomplishments.

Dr. Tochukwu Noh, the ECEWS State Program Manager for Imo State who led the ECEWS delegation on the visit congratulated the Hon. Commissioner on her well-deserved appointment, and thanked the Ministry for the tremendous support to the program of ECEWS in Imo State. He used the opportunity to update the Commissioner on activities of the organization in the state including comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS under the CDC/PEPFAR-funded Local Capacity Enhancement Project (LOCATE) Programme. According to the State Program Manager, ECEWS has expanded access, enabling 133,017 individuals to know their HIV status. 1571 individuals living with HIV have been provided with care and treatment services across 2 comprehensive facilities, with 288 families benefiting from the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Additionally 471 orphans and vulnerable children have been provided with healthcare, nutrition, protection, and educational services under the project. Health systems have been strengthened through capacity building for health workers in various domains of HIV intervention, infrastructural development, and quality control.

Responding, the Hon. Commissioner, expressed appreciation for the work of ECEWS in the state, and thanked staff and volunteers for their commitment and contribution to efforts made at halting and reversing the trend of HIV in the state. She pledged her continuous support of the work of the organization, noting that they were in alignment with the Governor’s vision of touching lives.

Also in attendance at the visit was Dr. Joseph Okeagu – Permanent Secretary, Dr. Emeh Desmond – State AIDS Program Coordinator, a representative of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and a team from the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH).

The LOCATE project, funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the US President Emergency Funds for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is in its third year of operation. The Project is implemented in Okigwe Senatorial Zone covering the six LGAs – Okigwe, Onuimo, Isialla Mbano, Ehime Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo, supporting services in 37 health facilities and one Community Based Organization – Community Life Advancement Project (CLAP).

 

26
Nov

UNFPA Trains Health Workers On Condom Programming

DO you know that there are male condoms and there are female condoms? Hearing it for the first time? Then you are not alone. Generally, condom is one product that is used more than it is known, most people wish to use it but are ashamed to purchase it, most people wish to know about it but are unwilling to discuss it, and above all, most women are unaware of the fact that there exist a condom designed for their anatomy.

Owing to the controversies surrounding condom use, ECEWS in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health under the auspices of United Nations population fund (UNFPA) organized a 2-day step down training in Akwa Ibom State to increase the overall awareness of condom programming and address the seeming controversies.

The training which was held on September, 28-29 Summit Complex, Uyo, had in attendance select HIV prevention officers from private health facilities. Issues on Male and female condoms, condom lubricant, attitude of condom vendors/providers, myths and conceptions of condoms were elaborated on.

The HIV/AIDS State Program Coordinator, Dr Markson, while appreciating the participants for acquiescing to being trained by non-medical personnel also expressed conviction that sooner than later, the medical/non-medical collaboration will yield fruits.

While comparing the many benefits of condom with its low usage in the state, He says; “it therefore becomes necessary on us to inject condom advocates into the society if we need to win this war, we need to bring down the prevalence rate of HIV in Akwa Ibom State. We just have to have so many of us promoting condoms in our little corners, in our private clinics, in our churches.”

The Executive Director, ECEWS, appreciated the participants for being part of the training. He however encouraged them to translate the knowledge gained into action by setting up confidence centers in their facilities to attract more youths to access HIV/FP services.

Valentine, a participant from State Ministry of Health, Akwa Ibom, has this to say; “Being a new person in the place, the training has really increased my awareness in Condom Programming. I have learnt about the barriers in Condom use. I have also learnt about the misconceptions, Condom forecasting, quantification and other things. I must commend ECEWS for what they have done, I wish they will continue this because it has really been of help to me.”

Imaobong Johnson representing Utibeima Medical Center explains how good she is in Condom Programming following this training. “They have told us the proper use of condom, those misconceptions others had and myself too, they have been able to clear those doubts and am very good at it now”. She says.

It is thus believed that this training will achieve its primary objective, that of preventing HIV transmission in Akwa Ibom and by extension, the world.

23
Apr

UNFPA Rep Visit ECEWS

The UNFPA West and Central African Regional Head of HIV, Mr. Pierre Robert, has expressed willingness to further support ECEWS to create a future free of HIV, STIs and unwanted pregnancies for the young people of Nigeria.

After a tour round the UNFPA funded ECEWS confidence center, Calabar Street, Uyo, in company with, Zubaida Abubakar, UNFPA programme analyst for Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, Mr. Robert was impressed with the positive things going on in the center. He says, “I was very encouraged to see a lot of young women come in here. It is a place where young people can come and learn about Reproductive Health and HIV. You can freely come in at any time and receive the services that you need in a very safe environment. It is a very good initiative and I support it very much.

Speaking further, He urged ECEWS to keep doing its good work to attract more young people to the center. “You will notice that when people can speak openly and freely about sexuality and about Family Planning, they will be healthier. You will have less unwanted pregnancies, less STIs, less HIV.”

In his remark, the Executive Director of ECEWS, Andy Eyo expressed appreciation to UNFPA for the privilege of partnership granted ECEWS. He further stated that the confidence center though having the appearance of gaming center serves as a hub to attract all kinds of people including sex workers to access Sexual and Reproductive Health/HIV services adding that 927 people have been tested for HIV/Hepatitis B&C between Jan-Sept with 39 positives recorded.

He however encouraged UNFPA to leverage on the serenity and popularity of the center to scale up Family planning services.

Mr. Eyo also identified the Calabar Carnival being the biggest street party in Africa and the Christmas Village in Akwa Ibom State as viable opportunities to accentuate sensitization on Sexual and Reproductive Health/HIV.

The Information/Technology Manager, Mr. Samuel Benson demonstrated the use of the ECEWS confidence center social media App which provides an opportunity for everyone to chat with HIV, Family Planning and Sexual/Reproductive Health Counsellors even at the comfort of their homes.

7
Jan

ECEWS Partners with Abak Local Government Area on Poverty Reduction

The Executive Director of Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS), Mr. Andy Eyo has made known the Organization’s commitment to empower the ultra-poor market women of Abak through the Market Women Empowerment Project thereby reducing the poverty level in the Local Government Area.

Mr. Eyo who made this known today during an advocacy visit to the Abak Local Government Council emphasized that empowering a woman means empowering the family which in turn will reduce hunger, hawking, child labour and inter-generational poverty, adding that the selection will not be a political one but will be based on reality.

The Market Women Empowerment Project, an initiative of the Akwa Ibom women resident in the USA (NKA UFORO IBAN) in collaboration with ECEWS is aimed at poverty reduction amongst ultra-poor market women through issuance of grants to boost their businesses.

While reacting to this development, the Chairman of Abak Transition Committee, Hon. Emmanuel Udosen thanked ECEWS team for the positive impact it has had on the lives of Abak people and affirmed the council’s support to make the project a success. He also called on other NGOs to emulate ECEWS by attracting benefits from the international community to the local community.

Hon Udosen described ECEWS’ visit as timely and urged the team to do more in helping the poorest population in the state. “There is a similar program on ground, we are working on giving out interest-free loans to market women. So ECEWS is God-sent. The market women have a structure called the Market Women Frontline Organization, we will use this structure to sift out those who actually need and deserve the grant as well as do follow-up to see how well they have managed the funds.”

The Council’s Head of Service, Elder Etukudo, expressed confidence in ECEWS capabilities in doing an honest work and assured the team of the Council’s support on the project. “I have worked with them in urunguko LGA on HIV/AIDS programme, it was a very nice project, am convinced they will succeed. We will be prepared to assist and select an indigenous staff in the council as a desk officer who will liaise with ECEWS in the project. We will ensure that this programme is not politicized.”

Mrs Grace Inyang, the representative of NKA UFORO IBAN thanked the Chairman for the opportunity granted ECEWS and promised to revert to her colleagues in the United States on the level of progress.