Centre for Health, Education, Economic Rehablitation & Social Security (CHEERS) is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focusing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment.
CHEERS is supported by KNCV to implement a USAID-funded TB Community Action for Improved TB Case Detection and Treatment (COUNTED) Project, which will contribute to and increase the number of bacteriologically positive TB cases notification and treatment, strengthen community facility referral linkages, increase GeneXpert services uptake as well as increase the involvement of community-based private and traditional Health services providers in TB service delivery within Local governments in Enugu, Rivers, Bauchi, Benue, Nasarawa, and Niger State, Nigeria.
Community Based Organization
Locations: Enugu, Rivers, Bauchi, Benue, Nassarawa, and Niger
Slot: 3 in each states
Summary of the Position
- The main responsibility of the CBOs would be to conduct targeted community TB screening outreaches; guided by the available data at the DOTs centers with the community in selected communities in Enugu, Rivers, Bauchi, Benue, Nassarawa, and Niger States. Three CBOs will be selected in the six proposed states.
- Conduct targeted community TB screening outreaches; guided by the available data at the DOTs centers with the community.
- Conduct TB screening for community members during outreaches
- Collect sputum samples from presumptive TB cases
- Transport sputum samples to the nearest GeneXpert lab for diagnosis
- Follow up with the results of patients
- Escort all diagnosed Drug Sensitive or DR-TB patients to a linked DOTS clinic to start treatment
- Conduct tracking for patients who defaulted on treatment.
- Liaise with State Ministries of Health including the respective State TB and Leprosy Control Programs, partners (TB and HIV implementing partners, CSOs, Community gatekeepers, heads of religious bodies), health facilities and other related stakeholders in the planning and implementation of the community outreach activities.
- Report weekly to the SPM.
What We Offer
- Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
- Being part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
- Salary depending on the capacity and experience of the candidate.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their Application (Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter, 3 professional references) to "The Human Resources, CHEERS" via: firstname.lastname@example.org