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  • Posted on: 10 March, 2016 Deadline: 22 March, 2016
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  • Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is a legally registered NGO operating in Nigeria, AHF-Nigeria collaborates with the Federal Government of Nigeria and other partner institutions, to provide technical assistance to these key. To meet the above needs, the program wishes to recruit a dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven and results oriented individuals to fill the vacant position below:

    HIV Prevention Coordinator

     

    Job Summary

    • The prevention coordinator will ensure implementation HIV prevention programs in AHF supported health facilities, ensure adherence to SOPs, national guidelines and protocols.
    • He/she would facilitate the expansion and coverage of prevention program in line with approved program objectives.
    • Strengthen collaboration & partnership with CBO/ CSOs and other NGOs to enhance synergy

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at Biomedical Prevention of HIV (including Testing and Counseling).
    • Coordinates the provision of community HCT outreaches according to acceptable protocols and in line with the national guidelines.
    • Scale up and strengthen the provision of HCT through provider initiated testing and counseling approaches (PITC).
    • Contributes to the design and implementation of approaches in other prevention strategies-including but not limited to Blood and Injection safety, Post exposure prophylaxis, HIV Testing and Counseling, and PHDP.
    • Ensures effective and strategic leadership for HCWs at heath facilities and partners within the continuum of care.
    • Support the design and implementation of prevention programs for MARP5 and other 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 prevention programs.
    • Provides technical assistance to health facilities, CBOs sub-partners on strategic program implementation.
    • Support and strengthen collaboration among CBO partners involved in HIV programs and promotes use of national and 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 for all HIV prevention programs.
    • 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 2-3 years post NYSC experience in HIV testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease prevention or treatment programs, including program planning, prevention program management.
    • Experience with managing CBO partners a plus.
    • 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

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    ART Nurse

     

    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 and 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 a team leader to assist with the provision and supervision of patient care.
    • Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
    • Provides patient and family education.
    • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
    • Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    • Reports significant changes in the patient's physical status to the RN and/or to the medir.al provider.
    • Establish effective linkages and referral of patient within and outside the facility.
    • Ensure that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff.
    • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all service provided.
    • Implement operational research protocol to answer important questions within AHF's treatment and prevention programs
    • Any other duties 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 multi-tasking
    • Proficiency in computer an added advantage

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    Laboratory Scientist/Technician

     

    Job Summary

    • To provide laboratory oversight in AHF supported sites and monitor adherence to standard laboratory protocols and guidelines.
    • Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship, and team building exercises for laboratory staff.
    • Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab personnel on routine lab assays, demonstrates experience in running the Cyflow (CD4+) Chemistry and Hematology machines.
    • Ensures implementation of laboratory services in line with approved QC/QA protocols at supported healthcare centres.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participates in planning and overseeing, supervision and monitoring activities for the laboratory function for all sites;
    • Provides routine and basic laboratory services for PL HIV attending the health facilities as required;
    • Oversees laboratory services provision, ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services including calibration, standardization and maintenance of automated or semi-automated instruments following established procedures.
    • Ensures compliance and Implementation of laboratory protocols for all lab technicians and assistance involved with the lab function; including maximizing the use of available resources.
    • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors(external contractors) and the sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective.
    • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers.
    • Validates and reports, results of assays performed, delivers patients reports according to times indicated in policy and collection manual and ensuring strict adherence to safety procedures.
    • Participates in identifying training needs; capacity building, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
    • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for all sites;
    • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the supported Healthcare centers
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Education and Experience

    • BMLS Medical Laboratory Science; AIMLS
    • A minimum of Three years post NYSC experience in a similar position.
    • Experience with handling semi or fully automated machines a must;
    • Must possess a valid license to practice as a Medical laboratory scientist
    • High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring.
    • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

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    Data Assistant

     

    Job Summary

    • The Site Data Assistant will be responsible for all data reporting-related activities of the site programs in line with reporting requirements. This includes implementing M&E framework, maintenance of monitoring data collections systems at site.
    • He/she will also contribute to the design and assist the M&E Officer in conducting program assessments and evaluations to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support the development and strengthening of AHF Nigeria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.
    • Manage and Update site level database and ensure timely reports to the country office
    • Ensure correct use of M&E tools at the site and outpost and logistics of tools.
    • Provide mentoring out-post facility and CEO's to ensure that the data entered into the facility database are accurate, consistent and according to standard operating procedures
    • Ensure data are reported according to the approved dataflow and timelines and attend to any other duties assigned
    • Ensure all data are fed into open MRS, WEBPPR, Site database and state DHIS.
    • Daily entry of records into the Open MRS for effective storage and backup for effective monitoring and assessing the performance of client's health and program at site level
    • Monitor the sites programs in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement at site level
    • Supervise site level data reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the country office on a periodic basis, or when required.
    • Any other duty designated by the supervisor.

    Education and Experience

    • Degree in Medical Records, Computer Science, Statistics, Medical Demography or other related field.
    • Significant experience in data entry and data management.
    • Demonstrate competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
    • Strong writing, editing, and formatting skills.
    • Demonstrate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS or STATA
    • 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 Assistants

     

    Job Summary

    • The Logistic Assistant provides transport support services to all AHF Staff and Volunteers at the state as may be required from time to time.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides transport support services to all AHF Staff and Volunteers at the state as may be required from time 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 vehide log book.
    • Purchase fuel, reviews the accuracy of cash memos and/or bill and submit same to finance dept. for payment.
    • Performs constant and routine check on project vehicle, reports any fault for 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.

    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 transport on time.
    • Good knowledge of the terrain will be an added advantage.

    Education and Experience

    • A minimum of OND or NCE.
    • Possession of a valid Driving license.
    • Over 3 years of driving experience in a reputable organization an added advantage.
    • Computer literacy an added advantage.

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    Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians

     

    Job Summary

    • Works to ensure implementation of pharmacy best practices, quality improvement of pharmacy services, rational drug use, and logistics management of anti-retroviral drugs and drugs for opportunistic infections in assigned clinics and outposts.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on drug interactions, side effects, adverse drug reactions, dosage, and storage of pharmaceuticals.
    • Counsels patients on medication adherence.
    • 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 drug inventory through mentorship of staff at clinics and outposts.
    • Performs a monthly stock count of pharmaceuticals at the clinic store and outpost stores;
    • Supervises the pre-dispensing of prescriptions for 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 at the sites.
    • Update Pharmacy Services Database on a monthly basis for assigned AHF sites.
    • Represent AHF Nigeria at State Drug Logistics Meetings organized by the Ministry of Health.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Education and/or Experiences

    • Suitable candidate will be fresh graduate in Pharmacy or Pharmacy Technician Diploma of School of Health Technology with over 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS Pharmacy Programs.
    • The fresh pharmacy graduate must possess a Pharmacy Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree
    • (B.Pharm.), with a valid license to practice as a Pharmacist.
    • The Pharmacy technician must possess a Diploma from the School of Health Technology with a valid license to practice as Pharmacy Technician.
    • Experience in logistics management of drugs, preferably in an NGO
    • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

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    Senior Nursing Officers

     

    Job Summary

    • The senior Nursing Officer would work closely with the clinician in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility.
    • He /She will directly supervise the ART nurse in providing topnotch HIV care, treatment and prevention programs. This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigerias programmatic targets and objectives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • In close collaboration with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT prevention and TB services.
    • Supervises the provision of skilled nursing procedures (i.e. dressing changes).
    • Ensures that medication administration is within the scope of practice of the licensee.
    • Directly performs or monitors the provision of phlebotomy and/or initiates intravenous infusions as ordered.
    • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
    • Acts as a team leader to assist with the provision and supervision of patient care in the health facilities.
    • Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
    • Supervises the provision of patient and family education in supported health facilities.
    • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
    • Mentors and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    • Reports significant changes in the patients physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
    • Supports the ART nurses to establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
    • Supervise community program staff and ensure achievement of targets as well as timely preparation and dissemination of reports.
    • Responsible for identifying training needs, conduct capacity building for health care workers in supported health centers.
    • 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.
    • 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 - BSc or its Equivalent.
    • MPH degree would be an added advantage
    • At least Three years' experience in HIV program management.
    • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
    • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.
    • Proficiency in computer an added advantage

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    ART Clinician

     

    Job Summary

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

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • In close 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 provides complete timely and accurate reports.
    • Implement a continuous quality assurance and improvement program at the site level.
    • Ensure 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 off HIV treatment and TB service 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 organised and capable of effective multi-tasking

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their CVs and cover letters to globalhr.Africa@aidshealth.org

    Note

    • Candidate should kindly indicate the position applying for and their preferred located as the subject of their e-mail.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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