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  • Posted on: 3 August, 2015 Deadline: 16 August, 2015
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    Clinical Care Specialist

     

    Overall Responsibilities

    Job objective

    The objective of the Clinical Care Specialist position is to manage the MSH ProACT ART program in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/TB and PMTCT services in partnership with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.
     
    Management responsibility

    • Together with ProACT headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the comprehensive ART services provided under the ProACT project.
    • Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State and LGA project plan in collaboration with the Advisors and State Teams.
    • Take lead in the establishment of comprehensive HIV/TB care and treatment services as well as PMTCT services in ProACT focus states.
    • Provide technical support on HIV care and treatment including PMTCT, ART, adherence, OI management to state partners and facility based multi disciplinary teams.
    • Liaise with the HMIS staff to ensure functional PMTCT/TB/ART monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems as required in the project PMP
    • Periodically monitor ARVs and OI drug stocks in the facilities and advocate for timely procurement and distribution.
    • Represent MSH ProACT project at the state and LGA level on matters of PMTCT,TB/HIV collaborative activities and ART.
    • Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
    • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    • Be part of the State capacity building and supervisory team ensuring quality PMTCT/ART/TB  service delivery at supported health  facilities
    • Participate in activities to scale up HIV and PMTCT services to underserved communities in target States.

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    • Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.
    • Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
    • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

     

    Qualifications

    • Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses and registration with Nigerian Medical and Dental Council
    • At least 3 years experience with HIV/AIDS care  and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC  and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
    • A graduate degree in public health will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
    • Experience in developing country health care programs.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
    • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely  manner

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    Community Care Specialist

     

    Overall Responsibilities

    The objective of the Community Care Specialist position is to manage the MSH ProACT PHDP/Care and Support portfolio including HIV prevention, OVC services in a manner that strengthens linkages and synergy between community-based and facility-based services; in partnership with the state government, other implementing partners and the community itself.
     
    Management responsibility

    Together with ProACT headquarter and State Staff spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the HIV prevention, OVC, Care and Support services, provided under the ProACT project.
    Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State project plan in collaboration with the State Teams.
    • Together with the Clinical Care Specialist, take lead in the establishment of comprehensive HIV and TB services in supported health facilities.
    • Conduct targeted advocacy to LGA and community leaders for implementation of OVC, care and support services and HIV prevention programs in target LGAs.
    • Provide technical assistance to the implementing health facilities and target communities on HIV prevention programming, Care and Support including HTC, adherence support systems, and client retention strategies.
    • In collaboration with the SCMS lead, monitor stock levels of Prevention, Care and Support commodities and OI drugs in the State and ensure timely procurement and distribution.
    • Network with LGA, grantee CSO and community partners in the LGA to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
    • Ensure timely relevant technical support to all grantee CBOs.
    • Liaise with the M&E team to ensure functional monitoring, evaluation and reporting of HIV sexual prevention program, care and support/OVC services as required in the project PMP
    • Represent MSH ProACT project at the state and LGA level on matters of HIV Prevention, OVC and care and support.
    • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    • Be part of the state capacity building and supervisory team ensuring quality HIV prevention program, OVC, care and support services are delivered
    • Participate in activities to scale-up prevention interventions to target communities

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    • Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.
    • Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
    • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

    Qualifications

    • Nurse with a graduate degree in a public health.  Social Worker with a graduate degree and  extensive experience working with PLHIV may be considered.
    • Experience in HIV Sexual prevention programming and working with key populations, preferably in Nigeria. 
    • Significant experience in HIV/AIDS Programs with a focus on HIV Care and Support, OVC in resource poor settings in Africa, preferably Nigeria.
    • Experience working with CSOs and community structures as well as managing, and supervising allied health professionals.
    • Experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as CDC/USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred, particularly those related to sub granting to CSOs, HTC, treatment adherence and provision for orphans and vulnerable children.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

    Method of Application

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

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