• Vacancy at Management Sciences for Health

  • Posted on: 18 October, 2012 Deadline: 2 November, 2012
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  • The objective of the CCS position will be to provide leadership to the state program in building a network of community HIV services (prevention activities, identification, referral and support of HIV positive clients, follow-up of clients on ART and/or TB treatment and follow up of PMTCT mother-baby pairs, home-based care, OVC and other related services) and link them with the health-facility based services.


    Management responsibility

    • Together with LMS-ACT headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the community HIV/AIDS services provided in the state.
    • 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 LMS-ACT project state plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
    • Together with the Clinical Services Specialist, take lead in the establishment of the community component of the comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services
    • Take lead in building the capacity of Community Service Providers (CBOs, PLWHA, volunteers etc) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said community HIV/AIDS services.
    • Liaise with the Advisor for Community Services and the Inventory Officer to avail commodities needed at community service delivery points (water guard, ITNs, condoms, etc) and track utilization.
    • Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure community programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, M&E data tools, data quality audits, reporting etc) 
    • Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants
    • Represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the state level on matters of community HIV services.
    • Ensure provision of technical, financial, M&E and administrative support to the CSOs implementing small grants so they achieve desired project goals.
    • Participate in activities to extend/expand the LMS-ACT project to other LGAs and States.
    • 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.

    The suitable candidate will have a postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing/midwifery or related discipline with at least 3 years senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries. The candidate will have proven hands-on programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in provision of at least 4 community HIV/AIDS services and developing and nurturing partnerships with local NGOs, FBOs and CBOs. Extensive experience working with networks of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is a MUST. The candidate will demonstrate excellent understanding of the continuum of care for HIV infected individuals and be willing to multi-task for several services. Experience in community organization and working as a community facilitator are mandatory

    Background Information
    The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a USAID-funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The goal of the project is to build the capacity of Nigeria’s public/private institutions and communities to strengthen sustainable systems for HIV/AIDS and TB service delivery.

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