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  • Posted: Jun 13, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 20, 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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    Senior Technical Officer, Prevention Care and Treatment

    Job Summary 

    This role will provide day-to-day technical and programmatic support to the AD-PCT, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, TB/HIV, and other medical services. The primary responsibilities include implementing high-quality care, treatment, and support activities, with a focus on the clinical management of HIV/AIDS and provision of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) at the regional level.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to coordinate the design and implementation of facility- and community-based programs for the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including Anti-retroviral treatment.
    • Support the development of evidence-based strategies aligned with national guidelines and the achievement of the 95-95-95 UNAIDS goal. This includes implementing uninterrupted ART services, utilizing differentiated service delivery models, monitoring treatment schedules for optimal retention and viral suppression, integrating TB/HIV services, and providing other integrated medical services.
    • Work with relevant staff and partners to coordinate the design and implementation of community-based programs for community HTS and ART. This involves optimizing HIV case finding and linking individuals to care at supported health facilities.
    • Collaborate with partners implementing community programs to improve the linkage of clients identified as HIV positive to care and treatment services, and to support the provision of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and ART in accordance with national and global best practices and guidelines.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and competency required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Education and Experience

    • MB.BS or similar degree with 6 to 8 years relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of ART/TB/HIV services in resource constraint settings.
    • MPH or its equivalent is an added advantage.
    • Demonstrated skills in HIV, prevention, care and treatment
    • Ability to use evidence to design and implement targeted interventions with highest degree of efficiency and impact.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    • Proven ability in supervising staff

    Preferred Skills:

    • Familiarity with USAID-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to be able to accept and discharge substantial responsibilities, to prioritize work assignments, to meet deadlines, and to exercise professional judgment.

    Other Competencies

    • 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.
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.
    • 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.
    • Cultural Sensitivity – Respect the cultural environment in which a person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
    • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation or gender.

    Language Skills

    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
    • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
    • Demonstrated competency in public speaking.

    Computer Skills

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, and PowerPoint.
    • High proficiency in MS Excel.
    • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte

    Work Environment

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • The employee is required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.
    • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Heartland Alliance on erp.heartlandalliancenigeria.org to apply

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