Jobs at Population Council

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. Due to expansion of its activities, the Council is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following positions:

Method of Application
Qualified candidates should follow instructions below:
1. Send an application letter stating your current salary and salary expectations and resume to nigeria@popcouncil.org  on or before Thursday, May 16, 2013.
2. Clearly statae the position title for which you are applying and your full names - starting with the surname first, then other names (eg. Financial Accountant - BEN, Shehu Ekong) - in the subject area  of the email
3. All attachments must be in PDF format.

  • Nurse/Counselor


    The successful candidate will provide HIV counseling and testing, HIV/STI prevention education and STI syndromic management and other primary health care services at a newly established community-based outpatient clinic for men and their sexual partners who engage in high risk behaviors that predispose them to increased risks of HI V and other sexually transmitted infections and perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have:
    Minimum of Bachelors of Nursing degree
    Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
    Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in a public or private clinic or hospital
    Basic computer skills and knowledge ofMS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    Ability and willingness to travel within the state and country when needed
    Trained and certified HIV andAIDS counselor
    Strong analytic and communication skills, ability to write clearly under time pressure


    Location: Kaduna
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Nursing
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Program Officer


    The successful candidate will plan and manage the implementation of a USAID funded HIV and AIDS MARPs project and field activities. S/he will work with Implementing Partners (IP) to ensure high quality delivery onproject activities. S/he will ensure timely partners' program activities reporting on targets. S/he collaborate with the finance staff to ensure timely and accurate disbursement offunds to the partners, and support the administration and provision of technical assistance to the USAID
    MARPs Project IPs.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidates must have:
    A minimum of Bachelor's degree
    A Masters degree in Health Policy, or Public Health is preferred.
    A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in public policy, non-profit management, or related field.
    Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.
    Ability and willingness to travel within the country and across the region. on a regular basis
    High degree of independence, creativity and commitment
    Strong analytic and communication skills, ability to write clearly and succinctly under time pressure and to make well-organized verbal presentations.


    Location: kano
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: public      health
    Required Grade:  Not Specified




  • Driver


    The successful candidate will provide a reliable and courteous transportation service to staff, He will operate and maintain vehicles; maintain accurate, up-to-date records as requested by management.
    including vehicle logs and vehicle documentation and coordinate the schedule for major or periodic
    vehicle maintenance with management and staff to minimize service interruptions,

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have:
    Completed Secondary School Education
    Specialist Training, Qualification- Certificate of Driver Mechanic Trade Test
    General Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level- Excellent
    Language Requirements: English -- Good
    Two years work experience in driving with an international NGO
    Ability to interact in cross-cultural setting with ease


    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 2 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Financial Accountant


    The successful candidate will provide mid - management level support to Director, Finance & Administration Nigeria, Abuja office. This includes:

    (a) financial reporting and monitoring of ongoing projects
    (b) preparation of draft budgets at different levels;
    (c) ensure staff, partners and vendors' compliance with financial policies;
    (d) perform internal auditing checks and suggest accounting controls;
    (e) ensure the accuracy in the preparation and postings of journal entries and Finance's files;
    (f) support the Director of Finance and Administration to ensure that all necessary controls are in place over the Council's assets;
    (g) support the Director of Finance and Administration in ensuring that all reports to donors, and head office and internal documents are produced accurately and on a timely basis;
    (h) ensure effective cash management, internal control, tax and statutory compliance;
    (i) maintain and update monthly payroll:
    (j) monitoring the balances on the staff and vendors advances on daily basis and ensure complete liquidation;
    (k) Preparation of the monthly national staff benefits report to the Director of Finance and Administration:
    (l) preparation of the monthly schedules of prepayments and accruals for review;
    (m) ensure timelines of disbursements and accurate recording.

    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate must possess:
    Minimum of B.Sc Accounting or its equivalent
    Must be a qualified Accountant such as ANAN. ICAN,ACCA
    Ai least 5 years experience in a similar post with a multinational organization/international NGO.
    Excellent command of the English language
    Good presentation skills
    Excel lent computer skills.
    Ability to operate financial packages such as QuickBooks, Fund EZ, Sun system etc.
    Excellent organizational and leadership skills.


    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Accounting
    Required Grade:  Not Specified