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  • Posted: Feb 12, 2024
    Deadline: Feb 16, 2024
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    Heartland Alliance Ltd-Gte is a service-based human rights organization with a global heritage that is established under the laws of Nigeria with a mission to engage as a lead and global player with a variety of stakeholders to create access to opportunities and resources for comprehensive healthcare and social and economic justice for all. Heartland Alli...
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    Peer Navigators

    Job Summary

    The Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte Nigeria Peer Navigators, in conjunction with the clinical team and program participants, develop and implement strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness needs and self-management skill sets of all program participants on comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support. Working collaboratively with the clinical, M&E and program unit the Peer Navigators provide client tracking, health system navigation, health advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized health, social and emotional well-being and wellness resources related to HIV.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    As part of an interdisciplinary team:

    • Ensures on-going tracking and support to program participants by maintaining contact by way of in person drop-in, email, telephone calls, and accompaniments.
    • Inform and educate the larger community members about HIV testing sites and the value of testing.
    • Provide basic HIV101 information at outreach events, health fairs, community gatherings and at the OSS.
    • Assess member knowledge and self-management skill level in the areas of HIV disease including treatment, preventing disease progression, preventing transmission, self-care, emotional wellness, social support, disclosure, and harm-reduction.
    • Help participants to develop self-management skills based on participant-identified needs and Clinic.
    • Refer members to HIV related health and wellness services and/or other community services.
    • Attend patient consults at request of clinic or patient.
    • In consultation with a Supervisor, promote the Peer Navigation Program at client tracking meeting.
    • Maintain confidential and accurate records and reports of all client tracking activities.
    • Comply with agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to maintaining confidentiality of participants and business operations in accordance with HAI policies.
    • Other duties as may be assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ND/HND/B.Sc. in relevant field
    • Experience in HIV related health and wellness services, health advocacy and/or other community services is an added advantage.
    • Effective communication skills, problem solving skills.


    • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
    • Problem solving-identifies and resolves problem in a timely manner, solving situations users reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
    • Interpersonal skills-focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; Listen to other without interrupting; keeps motion under control; remains open to others ideal and tries new things.
    • Oral Communication-speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations: listen and get clarification; response well to question; demonstrate group presentation skills; Speaks local language of the people.
    • Written communication- writes clearly and informatively.
    • Diversity- Shows respect and sensitively for cultural differences; Education other on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment –free environment.
    •  Ethics- treats peoples with respect; keeps commitment; inspired the trust of other; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
    • Judgement- Displays willingness to make decision.
    • Motivation- sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

    Qualities of a Peer Navigator

    • You have strong emotional self-management skills.
    • The ability to keep your own feelings in check while helping someone else through theirs.
    • Able to creatively solve problems.
    • The ability to set firm boundaries and practice assertive communication.
    • The ability to put your own personal judgments, prejudice, and biases aside.
    • Able to draw upon your own personal experiences with HIV, addiction, and shame to help others.
    • You are an intuitive listener.
    • A compassionate person with the ability to treat the person in front of you with dignity and respect.
    • You can engage people who may not trust you at first.
    • You work independently, and as part of a team. But, not too proud to ask for help.
    • You have a strong, solid support group and/or active self-care regimen.
    • You are comfortable communicating with health care professionals.
    • You can work within the harm reduction model of the society

    Method of Application

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