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  • Technical Specialist at Catholic Relief Services

  • Posted on: 9 January, 2019 Deadline: 15 January, 2019
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  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS is a global leader in agricultural livelihoods programming, and promotes resilience building in impoverished, disaster-affected, and climate change-impacted areas around the world. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently works in 32 of Nigeria's 36 states, focusing on agriculture and livelihoods, health, and emergency programming.

    Technical Specialist

     

    Band:                   7

    Department:       GF HIV

    Report To:           State Team Lead

    Job Ref Code:     TSD020119

    Full JD Link:        https://goo.gl/16QmzT

    Job Responsibilities

    1.       Training and Mentoring

    • Coordinate and mentor the ART, TB-HIV, PMTCT and SRH clinical care teams at supported facilities and ensure they function as effective units
    • Carry out technical needs assessment with respect to ART, TB, PMTCT, HCT and SRH at partner health facilities and proffer solutions in line with GF & CRS’s organizational goals and objectives.
    • Provide onsite mentorship to partner facility staff in ART, TB/HIV, PMTCT, SRH
    • Maintain current knowledge of HIV/AIDS patient’s standard of care at the partner health facilities through organization of didactic sessions, mortality reviews, case reviews/presentations etc.
    • Ensure all SHCs have adequate knowledge materials and job aids that ensure uniformity of practice across all sites.
    • Follow up on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality improvement strategies identified by program team, training needs and participation in meetings geared towards meeting overall grant objectives at partner health facilities.
    • Direct management of people infected and affected by HIV infection at the partner health facilities.
    • Use appropriate tools to document support given during mentoring visits and ensure that facilities have copies of these.
    • Work with Adherence Officer and other team members to ensure high quality of care and high standards of implementation of the project in the state.
    • Work closely with the M&E team to ensure that there is sufficient timely program data, and that technical decisions are data driven in the state.

    2.       Program Management

    • Monitor target across PHCs and SHCs, determine and provide feedback to ensure target achievement.
    • Actively come up with strategies to ensure donor target achievements are met.
    • Collaborate with SHC staff and support groups to ensure all patients on ART are tracked and followed up on.
    • Ensure adequate knowledge of all process and output indicators specified by donors.
    • Provide direct supervision of the partner SHCs.
    • Monthly reporting of all activities carried out at partner health facilities.
    • In collaboration with the program and technical staff, develop, implement and periodically update a decentralized GF work plan.

    3.       Budget Management

    • Ensure all cash advances are liquidated promptly

    4.       Partnerships and Networking

    • Liaise with other GF and PEPFAR partners in the state to ensure coordinated service provision to the CRS-supported sites.
    • Develop and maintain healthy relationships between CRS’ GF partner facilities, the Catholic Church and its partners, the GoN and other relevant stakeholders. 
    • Representation at state technical working groups for ART, TB, HCT, PMTCT and SRH, as well as at other meetings and related activities as designated.

    5.       CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities

    The Technical Specialist will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department.  This will include active involvement in all program department activities as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

      • M.B.B.S., with a Masters’ degree in public health or related field is strongly preferred.
      • At least 3 years’ post-NYSC clinical experience working in HIV/AIDS management with significant program management responsibilities.
      • Demonstrated ability to manage a project in an HIV/AIDS service delivery setting, including working with government authorities.
      • Proven experience working with partner organizations in both the public and private sectors.
      • Working knowledge of and experience with GF or USG projects will be an advantage.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
    • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
    • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
    • Excellent English language- oral and written communication skills. 
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal: State Team Lead, Clinical Coordinator, Supply Chain and Lab Officers, M&E Team

    External: SACA, SMoH, PEPFAR IP

    Disclaimer:

    This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should download the CRS Application Form using the link (https://bit.ly/2B9iJB9), fill and send with a detailed resume as one document in PDF indicating position applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. State Team Lead – Edo STL020119).

    Completed applications are to be sent to ng.recruitment_health@crs.org Deadline for submission is COB (i.e. 5:00pm) – January 15, 2019

    Equal Opportunity:

    “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.

    Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

    Statement of Commitment to Protection:

    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable

    adults from abuse and exploitation’’

    Method of Application

    Use the email(s) below to apply.

    • Technical Specialist - ng.recruitment_health@crs.org

    Note

    • Contingent on donor approval
    • Interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis

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