Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI) Is Employing

Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI) Is Employing

ISHRAI is a Non-profit organisation working to advocate for the sexual reproductive health and rights of sexual and gender minorities by supporting, promoting and enhancing knowledge on issues around sexual diversity and gender justice through policy advocacy, capacity building and research.

The organisation seeks to recruit and hire competent personnel in the following categories.


Job Title: Program Officer (PO)

Quantity: 1

Location: Lagos State

Type: Full-time

Work Hours: 40 hours per week

Qualification: BSc/HND

Education/Experience: A graduate of Public Health, Social/Management Sciences, International Relation and Linguistic with experience in Social and development work.



Working knowledge of Microsoft office, Excel and program management software

Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques

Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation

Ability to speak the local languages

Strong written and oral communication skills

Proposal writing and development experience.


Roles and Responsibilities:

Coordinate and developing of new ideas and projects to meet the organization’s objectives, goals, mission and vision

Oversee and support the programs unit by providing technical and strategic guidance, program direction, input and feedback

Ensure that interventions are tailored to meet the needs and promote the rights of target populations and the community which the organization serves

Serve as technical lead on development of project proposals and concept notes for new program ideas in collaboration with the program officers

Provide management oversight for ongoing programs, ensuring all projects are managed to budget and achieve the planned results on time, based on organizational policy and donor requirements

Coordinate the development of annual organizational programs work plans and budget

Provide regular program and operational reports to the Executive Director and Programs Committee

Maintain and strengthen relationships with program partners and stakeholders

Review and approve all organizational program reports submitted to external partners and donors

Oversee program/project related monitoring, evaluation and learning process

Report monitoring and evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate

Develop technical documents including training guides, manuals, booklets etc to aid the implementation of programs at the field level.


Job Title: Finance and Administrative Officer

Quantity: 1

Location: Lagos State

Type: Full-time

Work Hours: 40 hours per week

Qualification: BSc/HND

Education/Experience: A graduate of Accountancy, Business Management, Finance or related field, experience in grants finance role in Social and development work.



Non-discriminatory – Do not discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioural habits

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Fluency in oral and written English and should have knowledge of the use of QuickBooks

Strong organizational and prioritization skills

Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

Cultural Sensitivity – Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.


Roles and Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain financial and management procedures for the Project

Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements as relating to the Rules and Regulations of the project donors

Advise on the proper allocation of projects fund

Prepare and review detailed budgets for approval by management

Make regular reports to management on income, expenditure and any variations from budgets

Ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to submissions for funding, for grant aid, for contracts and any other initiatives

Ensure that all finances are properly administered and monitored

Designs, generates and analyses financial reports for the donor and internal management.


Job Title: Care and Support Officer

Quantity: 1

Location: Lagos State

Type: Full-time

Work Hours: 40 hours per week

Qualification: BSc/HND

Education/Experience: BSc/HND in a relevant health degree, a minimum of 2 years technical experience with community-level HIV prevention, Care & Support Programs.



Working knowledge of Microsoft office, Excel and program management software

Experience in supporting HIV Testing and Counselling programs in health facilities, mobile units and community outreaches

Knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines and experience working with HIV programs

Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.

Ability to speak the local languages

Proposal writing and development experience.


Roles and Responsibilities:

To provide technical and programmatic support primarily in the areas of HIV prevention, Community based Care & Support for project beneficiaries affected

Must be responsible for implementing strategies designed to strengthen the linkages between the community based care activities and health facilities providing HIV care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care

Must support in the area of HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for HIV counselling and testing, HIV/TB care and support

Must support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviors, HIV transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on Key Population

Work with other project staff to ensure adherence to technical standards, best practices for all HIV Prevention Care & Support activities of the project

Support strategies towards ensuring that project activities are built on strong behavior change principles, and build the capacity of Community Volunteers and relevant project staff in effective implementation and monitoring

Work closely with assigned facilities unit, LSACA and LACA in identifying and capitalizing on leverage points for improved linkages and referral coordination at the community level and for integration of HIV Prevention

Attend all relevant central trainings and meetings and submit training reports to Program Manager

Step-down all central trainings to community volunteers and other relevant stakeholders at the LGA and community levels

Ensure proper documentation of all program activities implemented including ensuring beneficiaries provided with relevant HIV services

Support the formation and regular meeting of beneficiary support groups in project communities.


How to apply

 Applications must be between the ages of 22 – 28 years.

Suitable and qualified candidates should submit their CV, cover letter of yourself along with a one-page suitability statement detailing personal motivation and core values in MS Word or PDF as a single document to and The preferred job position MUST be indicated as the SUBJECT of the mail. Application not received in this format will NOT be considered.


Persons living with HIV and women are highly encouraged to apply. ISHRAI is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other socioeconomic status.

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