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  • Posted on: 3 November, 2015 Deadline: 13 November, 2015
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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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

    Technical Officer, Prevention & Mitigation

     

    Description:

     

    The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     
     
    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    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 and responsibilities:

    • 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.
    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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    Assistant Technical Officers

     

    Description:

     

    The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    With the support of the Senior Technical Officer and the Technical Officers in PCT and M&E unit, the Assistant Technical will provide technical, programmatic and Laboratory support to implement high quality state and L.G.A. level HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/HIV, TB, HCT and other services at the state level.

    In addition, 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.

     

    S/He will enter program data into the FHI 360 data management software for subsequent analysis; identifies and follows up missing data; undertakes basic validation checks, and stores and disseminates data and hardcopy files as appropriate

     

    Duties and responsibilities:

     

    • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/FP, TB and integrated medical services and apply these lessons to improve the design of new and existing programs.
    • Provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities in PMTCT/EID sites in collaboration with appropriate GoN stakeholders ensuring timely and adequate documentation.
    • Support the implementation of facility and community-based Prevention, Care & Treatment activities including strengthening referrals and linkages, improve demand creation for HIV/AIDS services, mentor community-based organizations and support groups to comprehensive services. 
    • Support the integration of HIV/AIDS services into routine health services including reproductive health, routinely monitor and report performance indicators and engage in quality improvement measures. 
    • Work with the State Technical Officer to contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets including programmatic assistance to local partners. 
    • Remain informed on current programs in the field of HIV/AIDS and related developments by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation. 
    • Bring to the knowledge of the State Technical Officer – M&E questions that need to be solved such as inconsistencies or missing data by the originators of the source data. 
    • Assist the State Technical Officer – M&E in providing 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 preparation and sorting of source documents for data to be entered into DHIS and reported to the Donor. 
    • Assist in conducting 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. 
    • Work with the STOs to ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality. 
    • 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. 
    • Work with the STO to document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • MB.BS or similar degree with minimum of 1 year relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT, TB and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings. 
    • BSc. Nursing, Public health, Pharmacy or other closely related field with 1-3 years relevant experience. 
    • BS/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 1 – 3 years relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation or data management. 
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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    Technical Officer-Laboratory Services

     

    Description:

    The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     
     
    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    Liaise with the Senior State Technical Officer to provide technical support and implement high quality laboratory services for FHI360 Nigeria programs.

     

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Provide technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment program. 
    • Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services to FHI360 and facility staff. 
    • Provide technical support on laboratory quality assurance issues at the state office level. 
    • Coordinate the inventory management along with AXIOS to ensure adequate stock and quality data capture in the DHIS. 
    • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and liaise with STO to apply these lessons and modify existing program. 
    • Represent FHI360 on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level. 
    • Remain informed on current programs in the field of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS and related development fields by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities as outlined by the technical supervisor. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • BSc in Laboratory sciences or related field with 5-7 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS. 
    • Or Master degree in Laboratory sciences or related field with 3-5 years post national youth service experience and a minimum of 3 years experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS. 
    • Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred. 
    • Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required. 
    • Experience in Laboratory TB services is an advantage.   
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

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    Technical Officer-Monitoring & Evaluation

     

    Description:

    The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     
     
    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    The Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of the Senior 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 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 and responsibilities:

    • 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.
    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 visit FHI 360 Career Page.

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