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  • HIV Prevention Advisor, Abuja 

    Overall Responsibilities 
    The main purpose of this position is to provide overall technical leadership in establishment of effective gender-sensitive, targeted HIV prevention programs in the project states and communities that build synergies with the clinical care programs and the work being done by PLWHA.
     
    Management Responsibilities: 
        * Together with Pro-ACT headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the community HIV/STI prevention services strategy and plan in the state.
        * Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.
     
    Specific Responsibilities 
        * In collaboration with the Project Director and staff, take lead in the development, implementation and monitoring of Pro-ACT project community HIV and STI prevention strategy and plan including the Abstinence Be Faithful (AB) and other prevention programs.
        * Undertake a quick assessment of existing IEC/BCC materials in the country and determine their relevancy for this age of the epidemic in Nigeria
        * Use available information and reports to determine the key drivers of the epidemic in Nigeria and characterize their socio-demographic profiles and behaviors.
        * Lead development and packaging of second generation IEC/BCC materials/messages
        * Provide TA to state governments and LGAs in development of HIV prevention strategies.
        * Be a technical resource in the communication for effective behavior change training programs
        * Design and implement systems for timely provision of technical, financial, M&E and administrative support to the CSOs implementing small grants so they achieve desired project goals.
        * Liaise with the M&E Advisor to ensure HIV prevention components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, M&E data tools, data quality audits, reporting etc) 
        * Represent MSH Pro-ACT project on matters of community HIV prevention.
        * Network with other Government, CSO and community partners in the State to build synergies that reinforce behavior change.
        * Document programmatic achievements and keep the Associate Director informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
     
    Qualifications 
        * A postgraduate degree in health education and health promotion
        * Minimum 5 years proven experience in programming and management of HIV/AIDS/TB prevention programs at a senior level
        * Specialized training and work in behavior change communication is desirable
        * Demonstrable experience in developing health education materials
        * Ability to use standard computer and software applications: Advanced MS Word, Advanced Power Point, Advanced MS Publisher
        * The ideal candidate must have a great deal of initiative and integrity, an understanding and/or interest in the work of MSH, and a balance of creative, technical, and interpersonal skills
     
    Background Information
    The LMS Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (ProACT) is a USAID-funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The goal of the project is to build the capacity of Nigeria’s public/private institutions and communities to strengthen sustainable systems for HIV/AIDS and TB service delivery.

    Method of Application
    To apply, click this link: https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/4356/job 
    Application Due Date:    2011-09-30
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