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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.

    Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics

     

    Job 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
    Basic Function:

    • The Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics under the supervision of the Associate Director, Continuous Quality Improvement & Public Health Evaluation will assist the development, implementation, supervision and data use of all FHI360’s electronic information systems at facility, community, state and country office levels.
    • S/he will ensure that all electronic information systems meet intended reporting and data output requirements for donors and GoN.
    • S/he will provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of a systematic data analysis process of data outputs from the electronic information systems, carrying out advanced data analysis and preparing data analysis products for presentation and reporting.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support for the design and content development and field implementation for electronic information systems (DHIS, LAMIS, NOMIS, and Referral Database and any other FHI360 software or database tools) used for M & E. This function will include providing technical leadership for the hard coding of software applications and assisting other members of the programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M & E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
    • Ensure that the software and database tools developed meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN.
    • Provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of a systematic data analysis process of data outputs from the electronic information systems.
    • Perform backup and recovery of all databases. Manage database users. Takes appropriate measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of program data.
    • Enhance FHI360’s and implementing agencies data demand and use activities in Nigeria, with an emphasis on generating data analysis products using existing program data captured in the electronic information systems.
    • Coordinate and supervise the deployment of the electronic information systems to new sites.
    • Participate in the development and/or adaptation, monitoring of use and modification of M&E tools, Standard Operating Procedures, and Data flow processes and procedures.
    • Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to FHI360 management.
    • Oversee and perform routine monitoring visit to project sites operating electronic information systems.
    • On a monthly basis, analyze site specific and state-level data and provide reports to national office and local partners.
    • Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to donor guidelines.
    • Represent FHI360 and make presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research.
    • Remain informed of current issues regarding monitoring and evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • HND, BSc or MSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Health Information Management or relevant Professional Certification in Information and Communications Technology and related disciplines, with 5 to 7 years relevant experience software development or database management.
    • Experience working at the national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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    Technical Officers, Health Systems Strengthening and Logistic

     

    Job 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
    Basic Function:

    • The Technical Officer Health Systems Strengthening & Logistics will work with other team members in the development of FHI 360 in-house capacity among the various departments, implementing agencies (IAs) and all tiers of government in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management of health commodities.
    • S/he will provide technical support and leadership to Nigeria’s efforts to strengthen the procurement and supply chain management system of health commodities using evidence based data from the Logistics management information system, to reduce stock-outs, lower costs and eliminate wastage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide TA and capacity building to all tiers of the government of Nigeria and to FHI 360 to strengthen national/state systems for procurement and supply chain management of health commodities
    • Provide Logistics support to State offices focusing on reporting, distribution, shipping, storage and warehousing of commodities
    • Responsible for daily to day warehouse maintenance and security and escalates major issues/repairs/improvements to the SPM for support
    • Ensure that all required health inventory checks are conducted and all variances reconciled
    • To provide technical coordination in product selection, quality assurance, receipt of commodities and efficient storage and distribution systems.
    • Work with the country office logistics team to direct outgoing or incoming health commodities distribution activities of FHI 360; ensure health commodities or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner and ensure that all required inventory checks are conducted and all variances reconciled.
    • Work with the state team/GON team in developing, maintaining and improving a logistics management information system and an electronic inventory control system of stocking and tracking commodities.
    • Support the state government team in the development of warehousing and distribution budgets Conduct periodic visits to facility warehouses to follow-up on all warehouse related matters such as the environment, sterilization, refrigeration etc. and generate reports to management and other stakeholders.
    • Monitor safety standards in accordance with regulations; ensure safety code and quality compliance are met daily and report any issues arising to the STO
    • Work with the STO/state teams in designing coordinated systems for FHI 360 to transport health commodities report and forecast delivery times, transport costs and performance in order to reduce stock-outs, eliminate wastes and lower costs.
    • Ensure that all distribution documentation for health commodities in FHI 360, with funding agencies, suppliers, implementing partners and regulatory bodies is complete and compliant.
    • Work with the state team to institute data entries into the district health information system.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with at least 3- 5 years post national youth service experience with at least 1 year experience in managing a PSM cycle, including rational health commodities selection, forecasting/quantification, quality assurance spanning the PSM cycle, warehousing/storage, distribution, and LMIS.
    • Or B Pharm, BS/BA in Logistics, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or any relevant field with 5 to 7 years post national youth service experience managing a PSM cycle, including rational health commodities selection, forecasting /quantification, quality assurance spanning the PSM cycle, warehousing/storage, distribution, and LMIS.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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    Technical Officer, TB/HIV

     

    Job 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

    • To provide technical support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on tuberculosis control and TBHIV collaboration

    Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides technical support related to TB/HIV program strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs.
    • With the Senior Technical officer (TB/HIV) and the state senior technical officers (PCT), coordinates the design and implementation of components related to TB and TB/HIV programs.
    • Provides technical assistance in TB and TB/HIV management capacity building to field programs.
    • Contributes to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to TB/HIV and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
    • Assists in the provision of programmatic assistance to partners on issues of management and control of tuberculosis TBHIV and HIV.
    • Remains informed on current programs in the field of TB and TB/HIV and related development field by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities.
    • Performs other care, prevention and evaluation duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • MBBS degree
    • At least 1-3 years experience in relevant areas of health, including TB/HIV
    • Experience in project development, proven experience in the planning and facilitation of training, and excellent communication and computer skills required. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system, NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
    • Experience developing collaborative relationships and liaising with senior level government officials, community leaders, and donors.
    • A post graduate degree in related fields will be an advantage
    • 50% domestic travel.

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    Technical Officer, Clinical Services

     

    Job 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
    Basic Function:
    With the Senior Technical Officer, the State Technical Officer (Clinical Services) will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP), TB and integrated medical services at the state level.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide day to day technical and programmatic support related to Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS, PMTCT, TB, RH/FP and integrated medical services at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
    • With the Senior State Technical Officer, coordinate the implementation of components related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), RH/FP, TB and integrated medical services at the facility level.
    • Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management capacity building, PMTCT, RH/FP, TB and integrated medical services at the facility level.
    • 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 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/TB, RH/FP and integrated medical services activities.
    • Remain informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management 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 especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services at the facility level.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    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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    Senior Contract & Grant Officer

     

    Job 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
    Basic Functions:

    • Work with the AD, Procurement, Contracts and Grants to provide lead administration for the management of awards and subawards to include contracts, grants and cooperative agreements.
    • Monitor work flows and help develop and implement systems to provide sound management control over FHI 360’s compliance with award terms and conditions and FHI 360 policies.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for review of sub-agreement and subcontracting implementation activities and contractual arrangements to ensure they meet with donor and organizational regulations.
    • Implement procedures to ensure compliance with award terms and FHI 360 policy and providing support to C&G and other FHI 360 staff to ensure that C&G tools align with program needs
    • Develop templates, provide guidance and identify training needs to ensure FHI 360 C&G functions are consistently applied across the program and in coordination with the global organization.
    • Collaborate on draft C&G documents, and provide general communications to the field on such matters. 
    • Interpret and apply funding regulations to ensure that all FHI 360 policies and procedures and procurement and contracting requirements are met for sub agreement and subcontracting activities working to ensure consistency of use across FHI 360.
    • Coordinate the development of and implement procedures for projects to ensure that adequate records and audit trails are maintained.
    • Develop and implement procedures to ensure that C&G processes and related projects are efficiently, monitored and executed in a timely manner.
    • Provide input for C&G policy and procedure revisions. 
    • Provide support to other staff to ensure project-wide understanding of contractual issues.
    • Keep current with changes in contractual regulations.
    • Provide support on special projects within C&G.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • BSc. in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 5 - 7 years relevant experience with donor contract, cooperative agreements, and grant regulations.
    • Msc. in Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 - 5 years relevant experience with donor contract, cooperative agreements, and grant regulations.
    • Ability to interpret funding contracts and grants regulations and develop implementing procedures is a most.
    • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
    • Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

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    Senior Technical Officer - Prevention

     

    Job 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
    Basic Function:
    The STO, Prevention provides technical assistance and support in the implementation of prevention (sexual and biomedical) and strategic behaviour change interventions within the HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care & Treatment Department at the community and facility level.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist 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.
    • Work closely with other technical staff in the implementation of Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention strategies within routine facility services and a standard of community based care.
    • Ensure that results from research and published best practices are incorporated into HIV/AIDS prevention interventions and contributes significantly to this literature.
    • Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS prevention capacity building to field programs.
    • Assist in the development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of prevention of HIV/AIDS.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 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 5 to 7 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 7 to 9 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.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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    Technical Officers, Monitoring & Evaluation

     

    Job 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
    Basic Function:

    • 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

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    Assistant Technical Officers

     

    Job 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 Assistants, Clinical Services

     

    Job 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
    Basic Function:
    With the State coordinator and the TO from the coordinating team, the Technical Assistant- clinical Services will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality L.G.A. level  (both at health facility and Community level) HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/HIV, TB, HCT and other services at the state level.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Community level:

    • Support the coordination, implementation of LGA scale up and daily monitoring of the operational teams to achieve on the 90:90:90 assigned targets in the priority LGAs.
    • Facilitate the efficient cART drive, ensuring quantitative, qualitative and retentive deliverables are achieved
    • Saturate assigned wards in LGAs with HIV service interventions through household coverage and population access
    • Strengthening effective referrals and linkages between facility and priority LGAs in the target drive
    • Conduct same day evaluation and enrollment of all patients who test HIV positive
    • Ensure same day ART initiation for eligible pregnant women and general populations
    • Work with field case managers and community structures to strengthening referrals and linkages for health facility and community level services.
    • Ensure timely daily ART/PMTCT updates are provided to the state cART coordinating team including success stories, reports, logistics supply, commodities and community daily service summaries.
    • Attend to other duties assigned by supervising leads.

    Health facility level:

    • Support the optimization of comprehensive HIV & PMTCT services in the facility by instituting 80% PITC and maximized initiation, retention and VL suppression rates
    • Support the QI capacity of providers in utilizing data analysis for program improvement

    Qualifications

    • MBBS with a minimum of 1 year post national youth service experience in clinical care,
    • Registered Nurse /Midwife with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.
    • A sound understanding of HIV/AIDS, TB and TBHIV technical areas.

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    Technical Assistants TB/HIV

     

    Job 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
    Basic Functions:

    • With the support of the Senior Technical Officer PCT (State office), Senior Technical Officer TBHIV (CO) and the LGA TBL supervisor, the Assistant TBHIV referral coordinator will provide technical, programmatic and laboratory support to implement high quality LGA level, TB, TBHIV and HCT services at the local government level.
    • In addition s/he, will work with others in the state office and local implementing partners to ensure that LGA level TB/TBHIV monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.
    • S/He will regularly collect, collate and submit program data to the STO PCT (state office) for subsequent analysis and further actions.
    • Their primary location will be at the highest HIV burden site in a given LGA from where support will also be provided to other sites within the LGA.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support the implementation of facility-based TB and TBHIV Prevention, Care & Treatment activities; including strengthening referrals and linkages between the HIV and TB service delivery points.Support the integration of TBHIV/ services into routine health services.
    • Work with the facility staff to ensure that the quality of TB and TBHIV services adheres to standard operation procedures.
    • Visit every HIV comprehensive facility within the assigned LGA at least once a month to supervise and mentor the facility based TBHIV referral coordinator and ensure that all TBHIV records are up to date.
    • Visit every supported standalone DOTS facility within the LGA at least once a month to ensure that all registered TB patients are tested for HIV, properly documented and those testing positive are promptly referred to a comprehensive facility for enrollment into ART.
    • Ensure that all TB and TBHIV recording and reporting tools are available at all supported TB/TBHIV service delivery points in the assigned LGA.
    • Facilitate sputum transport from supported facilities in the assigned LGA to proximal Xpert sites.
    • Keep an up to date LGA presumptive TBHIV diagnostic evaluation treatment register to abstract information from the existing tools from facilities.
    • Follow up the documentation of TB treatment outcome for all TBHIV co-infected patients within a given LGA with real time documentation of diagnostic and treatment outcome in the provided study data tool.
    • Receive Xpert results through the Gx alert system in the state and keep track of all positive Xpert results from facilities within the assigned LGA.
    • Hold monthly TBHIV review meetings with the facility TBHIV referral coordinators and LGTBLS.
    • Submit monthly reports and data (including the facility TBHIV cascade) to the STO PCT (state office) within the first week of every month.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time by supervisors.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of Community Health Officer (CHO) or its equivalent in any public health related field;
    • Minimum of 2 years  working experience in the public health field related to TB and TBHIV;
    • Fluent in oral and written English;
    • Computer literate with an ability to analyze data; and
    • Resident in the relevant LGA.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit FHI360 Career Page

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