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  • Posted on: 24 June, 2015 Deadline: 7 July, 2015
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  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a legally registered NGO operating in Nigeria, AHF Nigeria collaborates with the Federal Governments of Nigeria and other partner institution, to provide technical assistance to these key stakeholders to deliver quality and comprehensive HIV/Aids treatment, care and support, HIV counselling and testing, prevention, Nutrition and Psychosocial services to people living with HIV/Aids.

    To meed the above needs, the Program wishes to recruit a dynamic, skilled, committed, self driven and result oriented individuals to fill the positions below:

    Data Assistant (2 positions)

     

    Location: Benue
    Reports to: M&E Officer/Site Coordinator
    Slot: 2

    Job Summary

    • To ensure adequate data capturing, recording, proper filling of patients records and timely reporting etc.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Enter at the RTP data from outreaches and facility in the Epi info and Access
    • Collect all RTP initake forms from AHF Nigeria partners enter them in the Epi- Info and Access database
    • Compile all RTP data bases for sites on monthly basis
    • Analyze all data and prepare them into ANF Nigeria and AHF Nigeria's Partners.
    • Filling for all clinic clients in the sites
    • Enter clients’ data in Open MRS
    • Ensure that Pre-ART and ART registers are entered welt
    • Compile and enter data for the weekly PPR
    • Compile and enter quarterly PPR for the site
    • Carrying out chart audits for the clinic when the need arises
    • Assists in ad hoc data collection activities
    • Assists in preparation of monthly reports
    • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Education and Experience

    • Degree in Medical Records, Computer Science, Statistics or other related field.
    • At least one year experience in medical recording, implementation and management of health Strategic Information systems (HIV/AIDS programming preferred)
    • High- level computer skills using MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS and Epi-info Windows
    • Basic data management and analysis skills.
    • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring an asset.

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    Logistics Assistant (5 positions)

     

    Reports to: Operations Manager/Accounts & Admin Assistant
    Slot: 5

    Job Summary

    • The driver provides transport support services to all AHF Staff and volunteers at the state as maybe required from time to time.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides transport support services to all Al-IF Staff and Volunteers at the state as maybe required from lime to time.
    • Ensures all AHF Vehicle policies are followed and enforced.
    • Maintains accurate and up to date records relating to AHF Vehicle use by filling vehicle log book.
    • Purchase fuel, reviews the accuracy of cash memos and/or bill and submit seine to finance dept. for payment.
    • Performs constant and routine check on project vehicle, reports any fault from necessary action(s).
    • Ensures AHF Travel Authorization/Request duly approved is in place before embarking on any official trip.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Education and Experience

    • A minimum of OND or NCE.
    • Possession of valid Driving License.
    • Over two years of driving experience in a reputable organization an added advantage.
    • Computer literacy an added advantage

    Basic Requirements:

    • Basic technical knowledge of automobiles, as he has to write reports on the working condition of the company transport means
    • Good organizational skills in order to coordinate and see that all the employees are getting their transportation on time
    • Good knowledge of the terrain will bean added advantage,

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    Quality Service Manager

     

    Reports to: Country Program Manager

    Job Summary

    • The Quality Services Manager directly oversees at medical activities across at AHF Nigeria supported facilities, covering all comprehensive sites, and see to the expansion of services in Nigeria.
    • Ensuring delivery of high quality standard of care for at patients through training, staff mentor ship, supervision and adherence to SOPs.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities
    Leadership Management:

    • As a Manager, he/she oversees AHF medical operations n N/gene and supports the Country Program Manager to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services in the country.
    • Provides technical support to the Treatment program and work with the Prevention lead to ensures linkage to treatment and care program through well established processes of patient linkages and service integration
    • Attends key technical partners meetings and provide.s feedback to management.
    • Leads the development of work plans for all sites
    • He/she participates in staff need assessment, interviewing, and eduction of new hired staff.
    • He/she participates in setting performance targets and staff appraisal. disciplining and addressing complaints of employees under his/her supervision
    • Supports the operations of the programs in the country to ensure efficient service delivery in each site/program area.

    Clinical Responsibilities:

    • Ensures standard quality of clinical services is delivered at all AHF supported sites.
    • He/She will lead quality assurance initiatives in the country program.
    • Provides periodic comprehensive support supervision reports, adhering to the tools provided by AHF
    • Promotes the implementation of standard operating procedures for all activities relating to good clinical practice and ensures functional Qi teams are in existence at site levels
    • Supervises and implements quality management activities and quality benchmarks monitoring, facilitation of quality assurance and quality improvement sessions. Strengthens and ensures TB/HIV, PMTCT, ART and other integrated services are delivered in an integrated service delivery model.
    • Ensures effective patient flow in all sites, especially those with high volume of patients and coordinate periodic operations research to monitor performance and assure improved quality.
    • Identifies early warning resistance indicators and intervention strategies
    • Remains updated on current trends and standards in clinical management of HI V/AIDS and related illnesses
    • Participates in the elaboration/monitoring of annual targets and ensure that they are achieved in all regional sites
    • Is the point person for management of difficult cases.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Provides direct supervision and mentor ship to doctors, nurses laboratory scientists, pharmacy technician working in the different facilities in the country to ensure continuous growth and learning
    • Ensures timely compilation and submission of monthly drug inventory reports in coordination with the Program Pharmacist
    • Works with the program pharmacist to ensure that pharmacy operations are in accordance with good pharmacy practices
    • Identifies and promotes operational research at country level and builds capacity among the staff in case presentations and elaboration of scientific papers

    Education and/or Experience

    • Must be a Medical Doctor from a recognizable institution.
    • Additional qualification in Health systems management, public health or family medicine will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of Five years medical/health service experience preferred with a sound knowledge of basic medical disciplines to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
    • Three years or more of recent experience with HIV/AIDS treatment: two years minimum of administration and program management experience with knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
    • Experience in planning and budgeting required
    • Experience in quality management and assurance practices desired
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Research applications e.g SPSS, Epi-nfo etc

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    Arts Clinician (6 positions)

     

    Reports to: Quality Service Manager/Regional Medical Manager
    Slot: 6

    Job Summary

    • The ART clinician oversees the ART, PMTCT and prevention services of the AHF program at the facility level. Thrs position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria's programmatic targets and objectives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • In dose coordination with the facility medical staff, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT. prevention and TB services.
    • Coordinate monthly patient care team meetings.
    • Ensure efficient management of AHF's finances and provide complete, timely and accurate reports.
    • Implement a continuous quality assurance and improvement program at the site level,
    • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff.
    • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
    • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF's treatment and prevention programs.
    • Ensure quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site.

    Education and Experience

    • University graduate in Medicine.
    • At least two to three years post NYSC experience in HIV treatment programs.
    • Experience in program management.
    • Experience with operational research and evidence based healthcare is an added advantage.
    • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multitasking.

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    Nurse Clinician (6 positions)

     

    Reports to: Prevention Program Manager/Site Coordinator
    Slot: 6

    Job Summary

    • The ART nurse assists the clinician in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility.
    • He/She will directly supervise the community HIV prevention programs.
    • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria's programmatic targets and objectives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • In close collaboration with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based care in HCT Prevention,ART, PMTCT, arid TB services.
    • Provides skilled nursing procedures (i.e dressing changes).
    • Administers medication as ordered within the scope of practice of the licensee.
    • Performs phlebotomy and/or initiates intravenous infusions as ordered.
    • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
    • May act as team leader to assist with the provision and supervision to patient care.
    • Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
    • Provides patent and family education.
    • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
    • Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    • Reports significant changes in the patients physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
    • Establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
    • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff.
    • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
    • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF's treatment and prevention programs.
    • Any other duty designated by the supervisor.

    Education and Experience

    • University graduate in Nursing or its equivalent.
    • At least one year post NYSC experience in HIV program management.
    • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
    • Must be highly organized, committed and capable of effective multitasking
    • Proficiency in computer an added advantage

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    Laboratory Coordinator

     

    Reports to: Country Program Manager

    Job Summary

    • To provide laboratory oversight in AHF sites and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program.
    • Coordinates training, support supervision mentor ship, team building exercises torah lab staff in the country program.
    • Directly supervises laboratory scientists/technicians and other lab staff in running the Partec CD4, hematology and chemistry machines.
    • Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained in aII AHF supported healthcare centers in the country program.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinates planning, overseeing arid supervising activities for the laboratory function for all sites:
    • Coordinates and ensures the performance of basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Hematology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required at all AHF Sites:
    • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources;
    • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols, and support other affiliated labs staff -lab Scientists, technicians, assistants and HIV Medics involved with the lab functions;
    • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors) outside contractors), and all sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective;
    • Coordinates the Performance of quality control checks and maintenance of Laboratory Equipments, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs:
    • Coordinates the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all AHF healthcare centers, promoting quality of services based on timeliness in reporting results.
    • Coordinates training, mentor ship and team building exercises for laboratory staff:
    • Coordinates Inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site:
    • Coordinates EQA, proficiency testing activities.
    • Coordinates and ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at all AHF Healthcare Centers:
    • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Education and Experience

    • BMLS Medical Laboratory science; AIMLS
    • A minimum of four years post NYSC experience in a similar position.
    • Additional qualification Medical laboratory science or relevant postgraduate equivalent will bean added advantage.
    • High lab leadership and coordination skills
    • Experience with CD4, hematology, chemistry, microbiological systems.
    • Proficient experience in various HIV services laboratory support equipment handling.
    • High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring.
    • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

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    Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician

     

    Location: Kogi
    Reports to: Pharmacist/Site Coordinator

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals
    • Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs
    • Manages appropriate data collection, such as client name, prescribed medication and cost. to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and inventory
    • Performs a monthly stock count of pharmaceuticals at the clinic store and outpost stores:
    • Supervises the pre-dispensing of prescriptions br clients who are down referred to PHC sites;
    • Ensure completion and submission of accurate and auditable monthly drug reports from clinic and outposts.
    • Collaborate with the Pharmacist at the central office to ensure there is adequate stock of Pharmaceuticals the sites.
    • Any other duties as may be assign by the supervisor.

    Education and Experience

    • Suitable candidate wit be fresh graduate in Pharmacy or related field or Pharmacy Technician diploma of School of Health Technology, with 3-5 years' experience in use of ARVs and drug logistics.
    • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

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    Counsellor

     

    Reports to: Prevention Program/Site Coordinator

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of patents Adherence programs aimed at strengthening treatment literacy at the health facility and community.
    • Ensures reinforcement of treatment adherence messages during pre-treatment counseling sessions for PLHIV.
    • Ensures the effective implementation of Positive health dignity and prevention (PHDP) concepts-at the community and health facility level.
    • Ensures effective sac strategic leadership to Health care workers. CBO/ FBO) partners within the continuum of care
    • Support the development and implementation of strategic HIV referral/linkage protocols at the health facilities.
    • Contribute to capacity building for HCWs and staff of COO partners with respect to treatment adherence and HCT quality assurance,
    • Ensure effective data management and supervise the process of appropriate data collection at the facility and community using appropriate data tools.
    • Represents ANF in strategic and technical partnerships-at National, State and Local Government levels.
    • Supervises HCT/tracking teams.
    • Supervise Adherence teams.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned as needed.

    Education and Experience

    • B.Sc, BA or any relevant qualification.
    • 2-3 years experience in providing HIV related services at health facilities
    • Experience with managing CBO partners a plus.
    • Computer proficiency an added advantage

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    Accounts / Admin Assistant

     

    Reports to: Laboratory Coodinator/Site Coordinator

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide administrative and logistics support to the state office,
    • Coordinate Finance aridAdmin and operational work at the state level and ensures compliance to AHF Policies.
    • Supcortboth Bernie and Nasarawa staff and operations
    • Prepares monthly petty cash, and reimbursement reports for AHFfinance departrnentilocalacccuntancyflrm.
    • Review fuel op book and prepare monthly fuel consumption reportforaf sites In Benue.
    • Supervises appropriate utilication of program vehicles’ responsible for scneduting of program vehicles to field activities inihe state.
    • Review invoices and scan to Central oftlceforaporoval,
    • Collate orrginal retirements front all facilities in Benue and Nasarawa and torward sante to the Central Office.
    • Review and update the Central office Admin on all WIP in. tIre states,
    • Preouafify some cooperate vendors in the state.
    • Maintains arid manages meeting caiendar and contact database:
    • Answers incoming phone-calls; oversee office voicemail;
    • Collects and distributes incoming mail! arrange courier services when needed:
    • Oversees office supply inventory; orders as needed;
    • Develops and maintains filing system (mainly digital and also hardcopy when strictly needed);
    • Monitors vendor invoices & accounts payable.
    • Communicate with Central Office Finance on payment of invoices and reimbursement of expense reports;
    • Makes external hard disk backups of all updated files.
    • Coordinates standing and ad-hoc teleconferences and meetings; send reminders, maintains and distributes meeting minutes and action item grids;
    • Writes minutes for each one of the AHF Sense state office meetings;
    • Any other duties as may be assign by the supervisor.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance and other related field from a four year college or university;
    • Two years related experience in NGO Finance/Administrative work.
    • Use of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); MS outlook, working knowledge of MS project preferred

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    Laboratory Scientists (3 positions)

     

    Reports to: Laboratory Coodinator/Site Coordinator
    Slot: 3

    Job Summary

    • To provide laboratory oversight in ANY site and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program. Involved in training, support supervision, mentor-ship arid team building exercises for other lab staff.
    • Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab staff in running the Partec CD4. hematology and chemistry machines.
    • Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained at all ANY supported healthcare centers within your jurisdiction.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participates in planning, overseeing and supervising activities for the laboratory function for the site;
    • Performs basic laboratory assays C04 tests, Heamatology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required;
    • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources;
    • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols, and support other affiliated labs staff -lab technicians, assistants and HIV Medics involved with the lab function
    • Coordinates with alt laboratory vendors (outside contractors) at the site level to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective;
    • Performs quality control checks and maintenance for the PartecCD4 machine in the site lab, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs:
    • Participates in the development and replication of the Al-IF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers; promoting quality of services based on timeliness in reporting results.
    • Participates in training, mentors-hip and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
    • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site;
    • Participate in EQA, proficiency testing activities.
    • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience

    • BMLS Medical Laboratory Science; AIMLS
    • A minimum of two years post NYSC experience in a similar position.
    • Experience with CD4, hematology and chemistry systems.
    • High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring.
    • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

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    HIV Prevention Coordinators

     

    Reports to: Prevention Program Manager/Regional Medical Manager
    Slot: 2

    Job Summary

    • The HIV Prevention Coordinator fell directly supervise the community HIV prevention programs.
    • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria's programmatic targets and objectives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at Biomedical Prevention of HIV (including Testing and Counseling).
    • Contributes to the design and implementation of approaches in other prevention strategies-including but not limited to Blood and Injection safety, Pre and Post exposure prophylaxis, HIV Testing and Counseling, and PHDP.
    • Ensures effective and strategic leadership to HCWs at heath facilities and partners within the continuum of care.
    • Support the design and implementation of prevention programs for key populations (i.e. as female sex workers,Adolescent and young persons as well as PWID).
    • Contribute to the capacity building of HCWs and staff of CBO partners with respect to HIV Biomedical prevention programs.
    • Provide technical assistance to health facilities, CBOs sub-partners on strategic program implementation.
    • Supports collaboration among partners involvement in HIV programs and promotes use of internationally recognized best practices and evidence-informed HIV biomedical interventions!services among AHF sponsored or supported programs in Nigeria.
    • Supports the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling. Blood and Injection safety, USP, PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
    • Ensure effective data entry, manage and supervise the process of appropriate data collection at the facility and community using appropriate data tools,
    • Assist to ensure coordinated inventory management, performs a monthly stock count; and reports appropriately.
    • Represents AHF in strategic and technical partnerships-at the National, State and Local Government levels,
    • Perform other duties as maybe assigned as needed,

    Key Result Areas:

    • HIV prevention program indicators.

    Education and Experience

    • A degree in Public Health, Nursing or Health related discipline.
    • At least one year post NYSC experience in HIV testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease prevention or treatment
    • programs, including program planning, prevention program management.
    • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
    • Must be highly organized, committed and capable of effective multi-tasking.
    • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and cover letters to: globalhr@aidshealth.org stating the position and location as subject of mail.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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