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  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

    Technical Officer, PMTCT

     

    Project Description:
    With the Senior Technical Officer, theTechnical Officer will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment, and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, TB and integrated medical services of FHI 360 Nigeria’s programs. S/he will support capacity building to the health workers to implement quality services in these areas.

    Duties

    •     With the Senior Technical Officer, coordinate the implementation of components related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), TB and integrated medical services of FHI 360 Nigeria’s programs.
    •     Provide day to day technical and programmatic support related to Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services guided by strategies and approached related to the implementation programs
    •     Work with relevant staff to coordinate the design and implementation of facility based programs in relation to clinical management of HIV/AIDS/ART, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services
    •     Provide ongoing technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services for FHI 360 Nigeria programs
    •     Work with technical staff at the zonal and state offices and other relevant FHI 360 staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery
    •     Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
    •     Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
    •     Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets.
    •     Assist in the provision of programmatic assistance to local partners in programming HIV/AIDS/STI activities.
    •     Remain informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and related developments by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation.
    •     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    •     Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
    •     Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
    •     Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    •     Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
    •     Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    •     Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
    •     High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
    •     Well-developed computer skills.
    •     Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:
    • Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities for a specific technical area. Creates scientific and technical material in area of expertise. Assists and gives guidance with development of proposals. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.
    • Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects.
    • Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
    • Writes and edits technical reports and documents.
    • Assists with publications, web pages, and presentations.’
    • Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in assigned technical area.
    • Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
    • Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.
    • Develops or writes technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures.
    • Assists with the implementation of research studies by monitoring and documenting processes.
    • Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
    • Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results.
    • Delivers presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
    • Ensures project implementation adheres to company strategy and remains technically sound.
    • Provides leadership and team building at the task level.

    Qualifications:

    •     MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
    •     Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is required.
    •     Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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    Technical Officer, Prevention and Mitigation

     

    Project Description:
    The State TO, Prevention and Mitigation will assist in the provision of technical support to the implementing agencies in prevention and mitigation at the state level. It includes supporting the implementation of prevention activities (sexual and biomedical) and strategic behaviour change interventions, testing and counseling, home based care, orphans and vulnerable children and other community mobilization activities.

    Duties:

    •     Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation interventions. This includes orphans and vulnerable children programming; home based care and other care and support activities at the community level.
    •     Support the development and implementation of interventions focusing on nutrition, food security, education and skills development; psychosocial/spiritual support and shelter; household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection.
    •     Assist in the provision of technical support to build the capacity of local implementing agencies and state counterparts to carry out orphans and vulnerable children and other mitigation activities and create effective linkages with facility based services.
    •     Support counseling and testing (HCT) services at multiple entry points at the facility and community level and ensuring access to most at risk populations and couples.
    •     Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and behaviour change intervention among most at risk populations i.e. PLHIV, MARPs to reduce sexual transmission.
    •     Support the implementation of Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom (ABC) and Other Prevention (OP) activities as well as guide the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners on SBC activities.
    •     Assist in the development of SBC/ IEC/media materials for the program.
    •     Collaborate with the lab team on design and strengthening injection and blood safety practices across SIDHAS supported facilities.
    •     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    •     Knowledgeable about health and development programs in developing countries, including its comprehensive impact upon those infected and affected by the disease.
    •     Has knowledge about and experience working with health and community services within the geographical area.
    •     Has experience working with PLHA and support groups of PLHA
    •     Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    •     Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
    •     Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    •     Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
    •     High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
    •     Well-developed computer skills.
    •     Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:
    • Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities for a specific technical area. Creates scientific and technical material in area of expertise. Assists and gives guidance with development of proposals. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.
    • Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects.
    • Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
    • Writes and edits technical reports and documents.
    • Assists with publications, web pages, and presentations.’
    • Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in assigned technical area.
    • Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
    • Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.
    • Develops or writes technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures.
    • Assists with the implementation of research studies by monitoring and documenting processes.
    • Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
    • Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results.
    • Delivers presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
    • Ensures project implementation adheres to company strategy and remains technically sound.
    • Provides leadership and team building at the task level.

    Qualifications:

    •     MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
    •     Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
    •     Or BS/BA in pharmacy, microbiology, health sciences, monitoring and evaluation, public health or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
    •     Demonstrable experience in large and complex SBC/BCC mobilization activities in a donor (USAID, DFID, CIDA, etc.) funded national health-focused project.
    •     HCT experience and ability to understand full range of issues around HCT.
    •     Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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    Technical Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation

     

    Project Description:
    The State Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of the Senior State Technical Officer (M&E) and State Program Manager, and with technical oversight from the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, is responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for the state office. The State Technical Officer (M&E) will work with others in the state office and local implementing partners to ensure that state monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.

    Duties:

    •     Work with the state-level staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation activities and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
    •     Provide support to sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, M&E focal points, M&E officers of SACA/SASCP, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support these requirements.
    •     Work with local partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
    •     Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
    •     Ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
    •     Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.
    •     Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry.
    •     Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of SACA/SASCP in integrating FHI 360 data into the national HMIS.
    •     On a monthly basis, analyze state-level data and provide approved reports to State Office, National Office and local partners or other relevant parties.
    •     Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
    •     Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.
    •     Represent FHI 360 and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation.
    •     Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; be alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
    •     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    •     Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
    •     Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation
    •     Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
    •     Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    •     Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
    •     Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    •     Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
    •     High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
    •     Well-developed computer skills.
    •     Ability to travel within Nigeria

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:
    • Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities for a specific technical area. Creates scientific and technical material in area of expertise. Assists and gives guidance with development of proposals. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.
    • Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects.
    • Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
    • Writes and edits technical reports and documents.
    • Assists with publications, web pages, and presentations.’
    • Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in assigned technical area.
    • Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
    • Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.
    • Develops or writes technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures.
    • Assists with the implementation of research studies by monitoring and documenting processes.
    • Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
    • Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results.
    • Delivers presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
    • Ensures project implementation adheres to company strategy and remains technically sound.
    • Provides leadership and team building at the task level.

    Qualifications:

    •     MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
    •     Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
    •     Or BS/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or  in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
    •     Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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