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  • Medical Officers at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

  • Posted on: 9 February, 2017 Deadline: 20 February, 2017
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  • Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services.

    Medical Officer II


    Locations: Owerri and Akwa Ibom- Abak.

    General Description

    • Under the supervision of the Site Team Leader, and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / DODWRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and HIV related research activities in particular including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital.

    Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
    • Provides technical assistance in HIV/ AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
    • Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
    • Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the STL and data Officers.
    • Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TBHIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP/DOD-WRPN.
    • Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
    • Will be involved in management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
    • Acts as a Study Physician on relevant protocols.
    • Performs other research, care, prevention and evaluation duties as assigned.

    Minimum Education/Training Requirement

    • MBBS with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas.
    • Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.

    Prior Work Experience:

    • 1-2 years’ post national youth service experience in clinical care, with experience in HIV/AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level, Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and clinical research experience are also required.

    Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:

    • Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
    • Clinical management training and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
    • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections. Knowledge in Nigerian Clinical Research regulations and practice.
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

    Other Specification:

    • Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to owerri or Abak.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send a Cover letter and Resume to "the Human Resources Manager (HIFASS)" and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed above via: specifying the position title as the subject of the mail.


    • Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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