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  • Posted on: 12 October, 2017 Deadline: 25 October, 2017
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  • APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others.

    APIN Public Health Initiatives has been awarded a 5 year Grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement “Improving Comprehensive AIDS Response Enhanced for Sustainability” (iCARES) project, - a hybrid of facility and community based interventions, that will expand access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in 8 states of Benue, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Plateau in Nigeria. The program, funded by US PEPFAR through CDC, aims to contribute to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria.

    Program Associate - Community Services

     

    Job Description

    • To assist in providing technical and programmatic support closely with the Technical Officer, to drive Community based programs in the Prevention & Community directorate of the organization in close working relationship with stakeholders; CSOs, supported health facilities, relevant government agencies and network of PLHIVs, in the implementation of community-based programs, care and support, Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) services with gender mainstreaming, and working closely with the State Teams to ensure achievement of programmatic goals and objectives

    Job Task

    • Assist in providing oversight and technical support to all community services in assigned state(s) with guidance from the supervisor and the Technical Lead
    • Contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the directorate work plans with quarterly progress report writing of all programmatic activities
    • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting of all community based programs; Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC), and Care & Support services at the program sites
    • To support the CSOs during program implementation, and closely monitor compliance with standards and target achievements in assigned state(s)
    • Assist in capacity building efforts of partners and ensure delivery of high quality services at all program sites using internationally recognized best practices and in line with national guidelines
    • Support in strengthening bi-directional referrals between communities and health facilities, and gender mainstreaming across program areas.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum Qualification: First degree in Sciences or Social Sciences.
    • A minimum of 2 years cognate experience in an NGO or donor-funded environment with expertise in the design, implementation and monitoring of HIV Care & Support program (including OVC)

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    Technical Advisor - Strategic Information

     

    Job Description

    • The job holder will be a member of the Strategic Information team and will be responsible for leading program monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

    Job Tasks

    • Provide leadership and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
    • Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
    • Manage the program’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the program office on a periodic basis, or when required
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision
    • Review and update the programme quality improvement protocol as indicated
    • Develop and coordinate the implementation of the programme  quality management  plan
    • Act as secretary to the APIN Central Quality Assurance committee
    • Provide technical support to program sites in developing and implementing clinical quality improvement activities in all program areas
    • Share program output data with the program team
    • Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets
    • Work in collaboration with other members of the team to follow up on M & E Committees at the state offices and program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users
    • Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E
    • Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs
    • Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation

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    Senior Technical Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation

     

    Job Description

    • The job holder will be a member of the Strategic Information team and will contribute to program monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

    Job Tasks

    • Provide guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
    • Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
    • Manage the program’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the program office on a periodic basis, or when required
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision
    • Share program output data with the program team
    • Monitor the progress of the program towards achieving targets
    • Work in collaboration with other members of the team to follow up on Monitoring & Evaluation Committees at the program sites to ensure the promotion of data utilization by relevant end users
    • Facilitate the provision of technical support to strengthen M&E
    • Contribute to the development and review of appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all monitoring and reporting needs
    • Contribute to the periodic review of the organization’s quality improvement protocol, in line with national protocol
    • Ensure documentation and dissemination of the quality improvement and best practices at both central office and programme sites
    • Identify training needs, develop and implement training of relevant QI staff at both the central office and programme sites
    • Collaborate with HealthQual international on the QI strengthening project
    • Support and monitor the implementation of the QI coaching strategy

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing program evaluation.

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    Senior Program Officer - Community Services

     

    Job Description

    • To provide technical and programmatic support as well as work closely with the Technical Advisor, to drive Community services in the Prevention & Community directorate of the organization in close working relationship with stakeholders; CSOs, supported health facilities, relevant government agencies and network of PLHIVs, in the implementation of community-based programs, care and support, Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) services with gender mainstreaming, and working closely with the State Teams to ensure achievement of programmatic goals and objective

    Job Tasks

    • Provide oversight and technical support to all community services in assigned state(s) with guidance from the supervisor and the Technical Lead
    • Contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of directorate work plans with quarterly progress report writing of all programmatic activities
    • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting of Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC), and Care & Support services at the program sites
    • To provide oversight in the management of CSOs activities (inclusive of target achievements and reimbursements) in assigned state(s)
    • Contribute to capacity building efforts of partners and ensure delivery of high quality services at all program sites using internationally recognized best practices and in line with national guidelines
    • Provide oversight and support on bi-directional referrals between communities and health facilities, and gender mainstreaming across program areas within the directorate.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A first degree in Sciences or Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in relevant field.
    • A minimum of 8 years cognate experience in an NGO or donor-funded environment with expertise in the design, implementation and monitoring of HIV Care & Support program (including OVC)

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    Program Officer - Community Services

     

    Job Description

    • To provide technical and programmatic support as well as work closely with the Technical Advisor, to drive Community services in the Prevention & Community directorate of the organization in close working relationship with stakeholders; CSOs, supported health facilities, relevant government agencies and network of PLHIVs, in the implementation of community-based programs, care and support, Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) services with gender mainstreaming, and working closely with the State Teams to ensure achievement of programmatic goals and objectives.

    Job Tasks

    • Provide oversight and technical support to all community services in assigned state(s) with guidance from the supervisor and the Technical Lead
    • Contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of directorate work plans with quarterly progress report writing of all programmatic activities
    • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting of Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC), and Care & Support services at the program sites
    • To provide oversight in the management of CSOs activities (inclusive of target achievements and reimbursements) in assigned state(s)
    • Contribute to capacity building efforts of partners and ensure delivery of high quality services at all program sites using internationally recognized best practices and in line with national guidelines
    • Provide oversight and support on bi-directional referrals between communities and health facilities, and gender mainstreaming across program areas within the directorate.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A First degree in Sciences or Social Sciences. A Master’s degree in relevant field, would be an added advantage.
    • A minimum of 6 years cognate experience in an NGO or donor-funded environment with expertise in the design, implementation and monitoring of HIV Care & Support program (including OVC)

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    Senior Program Associate - Community Services

     

    Job Description

    • To assist in providing technical and programmatic support as well as work closely with the Technical Officer, to drive Community based programs in the Prevention & Community directorate of the organization in close working relationship with stakeholders; CSOs, supported health facilities, relevant government agencies and network of PLHIVs, in the implementation of community-based programs, care and support, Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) services with gender mainstreaming, and working closely with the State Teams to ensure achievement of programmatic goals and objectives.

    Job Tasks

    • Assist in providing oversight and technical support to all community based programs in assigned state(s) with guidance from the supervisor and the Technical Lead
    • Contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the state directorate work plans with quarterly progress report writing of all programmatic activities
    • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting of all community based programs; Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC), and Care & Support services at the program sites
    • To support the CSOs during program implementation, and closely monitor compliance with standards and target achievements in assigned state(s)
    • Assist in capacity building efforts of partners and ensure delivery of high quality services at all program sites using internationally recognized best practices and in line with national guidelines
    • Support in strengthening bi-directional referrals between communities and health facilities, and gender mainstreaming across program areas within the directorate.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A first degree in Sciences or Social Sciences.
    • With minimum of four (4) years cognate experience in an NGO or donor-funded environment with expertise in the design, implementation and monitoring of HIV Care & Support program (including OVC).

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    Associate Director - Strategic Information

     

    Job Description

    • The job holder will provide leadership for the SI department and shall be accountable for all the QA/QI activities, monitoring and evaluation, learning and documentation of projects activities, results and program quality.

    Job Tasks

    • Manage the SI department; defining strategies, goals, objectives and work plan, and monitoring their implementation.
    • Take overall responsibility for all SI unit functions across all projects
    • Take lead in the development, implementation and reporting formats for PEPFAR and GF indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Teams.
    • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the central data base and ensure timely technical support to all implementing health facilities.
    • Review, validate, share and present regular M&E reports, to be used by various stakeholders (CDC, GON, NACA, APIN management and Program Staff)
    • Provides adequate data for PEPFAR, NASCP and NACA reporting; and provides inputs into other national and international reporting systems
    • Take a leadership role in all QA/QI processes
    • Build the capacity of SI staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation system.
    • Supervise and support the data management, analysis and quality management-related initiative undertaken by M&E officers at the country office.
    • Link and analyze resource inputs, outputs and outcomes and report on project effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Work with relevant units to document and publish best practices.
    • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep PRO senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    • Coordinate writing of reports and take responsibility for compilation of joint project report to the donor and partners.

    Qualification and Experience

    • A Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) and a minimum of 12 years’ cumulative experience with at least 6 years progressive supporting the implementation of M&E systems, and planning and executing of HIV/AIDS Programs

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    Program Officer - Prevention

     

    Job Description

    • The Program Officer, Prevention Services will work with stakeholders, facilities, Civil society organizations, Subnational government units, Technical working groups in the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of Prevention of HIV services including general prevention, HTS services, Blood and Injection safety program within APIN supported state of operations, communities and facilities.

    Job Tasks

    • Responsible for the design and implementation of the HIV prevention services (including HTS among KP, adolescents and young people, and partner services) in supported states.
    • Provide technical support and oversight to ensure excellent KP and HIV Testing Services delivery in supported states in line with program directives
    • Ensure that the implementation of HIV Prevention activities are in line with the project’s implementation plan and meets the donor needs.
    • Support the process of development, review and deployment of HIV prevention documents, guidelines and training curricula, including HIV Testing Services/Partner notification Services and KP testing service tailored training curriculum and service delivery guidelines
    • Responsible for the implementation of minimum prevention package intervention (MPPI) for Key Population
    • Work to strengthen quality assured counseling and testing services across all the HTS models – facility based, mobile and strategic community outreaches targeting key and vulnerable
    • Work with the state MOH for qualitative HIV prevention service delivery in line with the national and program guidelines populations including adolescents and young people
    • Represent and make appropriate presentations to management team, stakeholders at various fora on prevention program achievements and deliverables
    • Support advocacy, demand creation, and mobilize policy/guidelines support across facilities as required by program activities and actively participate in technical working group meetings at different level

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Basic Medical Sciences, Humanities or Arts and a Master degree in Health (MPH, M.Sc.) or equivalent degree in Humanities and a minimum of 6 years’ experience progressive work in the implementation of comprehensive prevention projects in donor funded programs.
    • Skills in management of blood safety, injection safety and key population programs and service delivery.

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    Technical Advisor - PMTCT

     

    Job Description

    • The Technical Advisor – (Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission) will provide technical support in PMTCT and EID program implementation at the programme sites within the context of integration of PMTCT services and scale up of interventions for both mother and HEI exposed infants, as well as to strengthen working relationship with stakeholders and build systems for programme sustainability at the state level.

    Job Tasks

    • Provide technical and programmatic support for the design, implementation and evaluation of the PMTCT and EID programs and work towards APIN target achievement at supported sites.
    • Implement the PMTCT aspect of Prevention and Community directorate activities and contribute to the development and monitoring the implementation of state level annual and quarterly work plans.
    • Work with other members of the Clinical team and Prevention and Community services team to build the capacity of State program officers, site clinicians and other providers of the PMTCT services.
    • Ensure PMTCT and ART related technical assistance provided by State Regional Offices align with the overall Prevention and Community Services directorate work plan and strategies.
    • Work with the Quality Assurance and M&E Teams design and conduct PMTCT quality Improvement Initiatives at the state level.
    • Supervise the day to day collation of relevant data sets in liaison with the SI unit in the construction and analysis of the PMTCT cascade to ensure that the desired coverage of pregnant women for HTS services in ANC, ARV in pregnancy, Viral Load services, and EID interventions for HIV exposed Infants is achieved.
    • Support the conduct of relevant program evaluations to ensure that program objectives are being met, quality of PMTCT services is comparable to world standards and organizational objectives are being met.
    • Serve as state level liaison between relevant agencies of government at the sub national level including the Primary Health Care Board, the Hospital Management Board, SACA, State Ministry of health, Heads of public and private institutions and other state level actors in PMTCT program implementation

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A MBBS (or its equivalent) and a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH). A post graduate’s Medical fellowship in Public Health or Obstetrics and Gynecology would be an added advantage.
    • A minimum of 10 years’ work experience in HIV/AIDS program management, including experience in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS.

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    Technical Associate - Pharmacy & SCM

     

    Job Description

    • To render support to all clinical pharmacy and supply chain management activities of the program

    Job Task

    • Provide Technical Assistance to supported facilities in designated Local Government Areas of the state
    • Promote excellent HIV Clinical Pharmacy practices and documentation at supported facilities in designated Local Government Areas of the state
    • Promote ADR surveillance and reporting at the designated facilities and collate all Pharmacovigilance reports in the state
    • Work with Government officials and facility staff to achieve program goals
    • In conjunction with the State LMCU, ensure consistent availability of required HIV commodities at supported facilities in designated Local Government Areas of the state
    • Ensure adherence to pharmacy related guidelines, SOPs, job aids and protocols at supported facilities in designated Local Government Areas of the state
    • Ensure the availability and proper use of the ART LMIS tools at supported facilities in designated Local Government Areas of the state
    • Facilitate timely submission of all LMIS report by supported facilities in designated Local Government Areas of the state
    • Ensure proper monitoring and retention of devolved patients in Care in designated Local Government Areas of the state
    • Track the movement of patients between from Hub facilities to different models of Care and between models in designated Local Government Areas of the state

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Pharm or Pharm. D degree, Registered Pharmacists with minimum of 2 years progressive experience in Managing HIV, TB or Malaria programs

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    Technical Officer - Pharmacy & SCM

     


    Job Description

    • To render support to all clinical pharmacy and supply chain management activities of the program

    Job Task

    • Responsible for all State Pharmacy related activities at supported facilities
    • Provide Technical Assistance/Onsite mentorship to all supported facilities (ART and PMTCT) in the state
    • Responsible for ensuring Good Clinical Pharmacy practice and documentation at all supported facilities in the State.
    • Provide mentorship to all state supported facility Pharmacists and Clinicians on Pharmacotherapeutics in HIV patients.
    • Promote Pharmacovigilance, and Adverse Drug reaction reporting at all supported facilities
    • Provide mentorship on Isoniazid prevention therapy, completion and its documentation of eligible patients at all supported treatment sites in the state.
    • Provide Drug Information Services to Facility Pharmacists, Community Pharmacists and Clinicians as required.
    • Promote good relationship with GON officials and facility staff to achieve program goals
    • Engage with State PSM TWG , LMCU and other key stakeholders for seamless and strategic decision making on supply chain related issues
    • Ensure efficient logistic flow within the system
    • Ensure adherence to pharmacy related guidelines, SOPs, job aids and protocols at supported facilities in State.
    • Coordinate the availability and proper use of the ART LMIS tools at supported facilities in State
    • Coordinate timely submission of all LMIS report by supported facilities in State
    • Represent the program at all LMCU and State procurement and Supply Chain Management meetings
    • Coordinate the devolvement of stable patients from the ART sites to the various models of ART service delivery at supported hub facilities in the state
    • Ensure proper tracking, monitoring, and retention of devolved patients in all differentiated care models at supported hub facilities
    • Responsible for planning and organizing relevant Pharmacy related trainings and meetings at the Program State Office
    • Responsible for preparing and submitting State monthly report

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Pharm or Pharm. D degree, Registered Pharmacists with minimum of 6 years progressive experience in Managing HIV, TB or Malaria programs

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    Technical Officer - Laboratory Services

     

    Job Description

    • The jobholder will assist in the design, planning and implementation of laboratory services and laboratory related activities at the LGA level.

    Job Task

    • S/he will Compile, analyze and monitor trends on the functionality and optimization of all Molecular and Clinical laboratory services as well as laboratory related activities
    • Support the implementation of Laboratory Continuous Quality Improvement and the deployment and institution of appropriate corrective and preventive action respectively.
    • S/he will assist in the evaluation of laboratory methods and procedures; and conduct of periodic laboratory system assessment and review of activities.
    • Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Integrated Sample Referral Network and an efficient biosafety and infection control program across all supported healthcare facilities and communities.
    • Assist in the development and adaptation of required guidelines/standards for related laboratory services. The job holder is also responsible for the functionality of all laboratory information systems and linkage to EMR.
    • Responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring system to assure an efficient documentation of lab documents and records.
    • Prepare progress reports of laboratory activities, lab program implementation and lab quality issues.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in Medical Laboratory Science. A valid certificate to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist mandatory.
    • 6 years’ experience in implementing Public Health programs preferably in the NGO context. Experience in a molecular laboratory would be an added advantage.

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    Technical Advisor - Laboratory Services

     

    Job Description

    • The jobholder will assist in the design, planning and implementation of laboratory services and laboratory related activities at the state level

    Job Task

    • S/he will Compile, analyze and monitor trends on the functionality and optimization of all Molecular and Clinical laboratory services as well as laboratory related activities
    • Support the implementation of Laboratory Continuous Quality Improvement and the deployment and institution of appropriate corrective and preventive action respectively.
    • S/he will assist in the evaluation of laboratory methods and procedures; and conduct of periodic laboratory system assessment and review of activities.
    • Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Integrated Sample Referral Network and an efficient biosafety and infection control program across all supported healthcare facilities and communities.
    • Assist in the development and adaptation of required guidelines/standards for related laboratory services. The job holder is also responsible for the functionality of all laboratory information systems and linkage to EMR.
    • Responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring system to assure an efficient documentation of lab documents and records.
    • Prepare progress reports of laboratory activities, lab program implementation and lab quality issues.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in Medical Laboratory Science.
    • A valid certificate to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist mandatory.
    • 10 years’ experience in implementing Public Health programs preferably in the NGO context.
    • Experience in a molecular laboratory would be an added advantage.

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    Technical Associate - Laboratory Logistics

     

    Job Description

    • To support the development, implementation and monitoring of the laboratory logistics plan in program implementation.
    • He/she will coordinate the stock management and distribution of laboratory equipment and reagents

    Job Task

    • With technical guidance from the Director – Lab Services, coordinate the integration of laboratory logistics system for efficient quantification and supply of laboratory reagents and consumables.
    • Oversee the Lab Logistics Remote tracker to support commodities availability across supported healthcare facilities.
    • Receive delivery of materials in the warehouse.
    • Verify quantities of goods delivered, inspect for damage and sign delivery tags.
    • Prepare and maintain records concerning the receipt and issuance of materials.
    • Update computer inventory control records.
    • Perform periodic physical inventory and reconciles with inventory records.
    • Assist in determining proper inventory levels, ordering points, and ordering quantities.
    • Confer with user departments and provide cost information for budgeting purposes.
    • Advise on methods to improve receiving, storing, and distributing materials and supplies and maintain stock control records.
    • Track usage of supplies and report on any incidence of abuse.
    • Responsible for the preparation of technical reports as regards Laboratory Logistics.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Medical Laboratory Science. A valid certificate to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist mandatory.
    • 3 years’ experience in managing laboratory supply chain management logistics preferably in the NGO context.
    • Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices

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    Technical Associate - Laboratory Program Support

     


    Job Description

    • The incumbent will provide general program assistance and conduct activities to support laboratory program implementation

    Job Task

    • S/he will be responsible for communicating all program related matters and/or specific policy information related to the unit.
    • Assist in updating and/or developing policies and procedures and support the system for document control.
    • The job holder is responsible for planning and coordinating all laboratory related trainings in collaboration with the CQ/IM unit.
    • S/he will design, coordinate and implement a system for the real time follow up on all outstanding unit tasks and action plan in line with approved timelines.
    • S/he will assist in the preparation of the laboratory administrative reports and collation of success stories.
    • Provide daily administrative & logistical support to the lab team & other staff as requested.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Laboratory Sciences, Biology, Chemistry or related science from an accredited University.
    • 2 years’ experience preferably in the NGO setting.
    • A knowledge of laboratory data management would be an added advantage.

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    Senior Technical Officer - Pharmacy & SCM

     

    Job Description

    • To render support to all clinical pharmacy and supply chain management activities of the program

    Job Task

    • Promote excellent HIV Clinical Pharmacy practices and documentation at supported facilities
    • Provide regional leadership of clinical pharmacy, pharmacovigilance and ART Differentiated Care activities
    • Maintain effective relationship and interaction with Government officials and other stakeholders with other members of the team to achieve program goals
    • Engage with the Regional PSM TWG and other key stakeholders for strategic decision making on supply chain related issues
    • Provide Technical Assistance/ onsite mentorship to supported facilities
    • Supervise drug logistics in the region
    • Support Pharmacovigilance activities and drug information services in the states
    • Provide Monthly reports for Pharmacy related activities for the region
    • Ensure quality assurance of HIV Pharmaceutical services at the facility level
    • Identify trainings and conduct approved trainings in the region
    • Ensure adherence to pharmacy related guidelines, SOPs, job aids and protocols at supported facilities in the region
    • Ensure the availability and proper use of the ART LMIS tools at supported facilities in the region
    • Ensure the timely submission of all LMIS report by supported facilities in the region
    • Provide Technical oversight on ART Differentiated Care activities in the region
    • Ensure proper monitoring, tracking and retention of devolved patients in Care in in the region
    • Support Operational research

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Pharm or Pharm. D degree with Masters in Clinical Pharmacy, Public Health, Epidemiology or Pharmacology.
    • Registered Pharmacists with minimum of 8 years progressive experience in Managing HIV, TB or Malaria programs

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    Technical Officer - Clinical Services

     

    Job Description

    • The job holder will work to accelerate progress toward the attainment of PEPFAR Nigeria program goals.
    • In Benue State, this includes providing support to HIV treatment facilities to achieve epidemic control in 7 high-burden “scale-up” local government areas (LGAs) by reaching the UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goal.
    • In the remaining 16 LGAs in Benue State and the ones in all the other states (all known as “sustained support LGAs” and “sustained support plus LGAs”), the facilities will be supported to maintain PLHIV currently on ART.

    Job Tasks

    • Work with other team members to promote age-specific, gender-sensitive approaches to antiretroviral therapy (ART) as part of national “test and start” strategy to improve linkage to treatment in all LGAs.
    • Ensure that newly identified PLHIV (adults and children) as well as those currently on treatment continue to receive uninterrupted ART services in all LGAs.
    • Support ART services for stable PLHIV through differentiated models of care and treatment in order to improve treatment outcomes and create efficiencies, including multi-month drug refills, use of community structures etc.
    • Ensure that PLHIV on ART receive adequate medication adherence support and scheduled monitoring in order to retain them on treatment and ensure treatment success
    • Promote the implementation of TB/HIV activities to address TB disease among PLHIV: HIV testing for all TB cases, timely TB diagnosis and treatment completion, and TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) for PLHIV, as well TB infection control in supported facilities
    • Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services and State Teams, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
    • Contribute to the development of program work plans
    • Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality HIV program implementation in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and program sustainability
    • Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners
    • Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practice

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

    • A Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) and a minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience in HIV clinical/program management. A Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) degree would be an added advantage.

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    Technical Advisor - Molecular Diagnostics

     

    Job Description

    • To provide technical support to supported PCR laboratories to establish, implement and improve quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) activities including viral load testing, DNA PCR and HIV drug resistance monitoring.
    • Participate in supportive supervision and provide mentorship to supported laboratories to achieve an improved QA program.

    Job Task

    • Support and strengthen all capacity building efforts of molecular diagnostic section of all APIN supported laboratories.
    • Programming, calibration and performance verification of PCR equipment.
    • PCR equipment use, application, care, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance.
    • HIV-1 DNA and RNA HBV, HCV sample collection, documentation, storage, preparation and processing and assay runs.
    • Validation of assay runs, analysis and interpretation of results, and data management.
    • Storage and shipment of blood extract, and fractions in liquid Nitrogen.
    • Validate and evaluate new nucleic acid based test technologies for performance.
    • Maintain personal expertise in PCR laboratory practices and emerging automated methodologies and technologies.
    • Participate in supportive supervision and provide mentorship to health center laboratories.
    • Contribute to the strengthening of PCR laboratory network within the APIN program and with other institutions and stakeholders.
    • Participate in the training of laboratory personnel and other health workers in molecular laboratory procedures and diagnostics.
    • Provide technical assistance in strengthening PCR laboratory data management to improve data utilization.
    • Provide support in the supplies chain management of PCR commodities including rolling out tools for quantification and tracking of supplies at supported laboratories.
    • Coordinate EQA and IQC programs for HIV-1 DNA and RNA, HBV, HCV testing.
    • Facilitate regular communications on PCR equipment repairs and maintenance with the relevant vendors and in-house services

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A minimum of Master’s Degree in Virology with professional certification of either AIMLT/FIMLT is required.
    • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant post qualification experience.
    • A PhD degree and previous experience working with an International Development Organization would be an added advantage.

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    Technical Officer - TB/HIV Services

     

    Job Description

    • The job holder will support the head of department to provide appropriate technical support and mentoring to TB Laboratories,

    Job Task

    • Coordinate proficiency programs with Supranational Reference Laboratory Network and inter-laboratory comparisons.
    • Participate in TB panels preparation and administration for basic and advanced tests
    • Participate in review of sites’ TB External Quality Assessment (EQA) panel reports.
    • Activation of TB GeneXpert sites and smear microscopy laboratories.
    • Facilitate all TB trainings (Smear Microscopy, TB Culture (Solid and Liquid), Molecular TB Diagnosis (GeneXpert and Line Probe Assay), DST (1st and 2nd line), TB EQA, TB sample transport logistics and biosafety.
    • Participate in setting up and coordinating a continuous quality improvement plan for the TB Laboratories.
    • Provide appropriate technical support and mentoring to TB Reference Laboratories.
    • Participate in onsite data validation exercises with state programs, GeneXpert sites, reference laboratories and DOTs centers.
    • Coordinate TB laboratory Logistic Management.
    • Liaise with the State TB and Leprosy Control Officers (STBLCOS), DR-TB Focal Persons to understand and ensure smooth running of lab component of PMDT in the States.
    • Key into the state monthly/quarterly work plan for supportive supervision to patients in the community.
    • Ensure that laboratory national data capturing (recording and reporting) tools are available, properly and completely filled.
    • Track investigation results from responsible laboratories to ensure that they are sent back to the state TB program or treatment centers within the turnaround time.
    • Liaise with other relevant Lab staff to oversee the follow up investigations for all DR TB patients in DR TB treatment centers, ambulatory Phase and community initiation (including baseline DST for patients) and patients in the continuation phase across the country.
    • Activation of sites for GeneXpert, Fluorescent Microscopy and TB Culture/LPA.
    • Review reports (site visits, monthly/quarterly narrative, data, mentoring and supervision, etc.) and follow up of challenges.
    • Collate reports for appropriate and timely dissemination.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A degree in Medical Laboratory Science (sub-specialty in Microbiology) registrable with MLSCN. A master’s degree in relevant sub-specialty would be an added advantage.
    • Licensed Medical Laboratory Scientist. Minimum of 6 years’ working experience.

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    Associate Director - Clinical Services

     

    Job Description

    • The job holder will work with the Director of Clinical Services (DCS) to maintain a high level of expertise and innovation in the delivery of pediatrics and adult antiretroviral therapy (ART).
    • This is necessary to accelerate progress toward the attainment of PEPFAR Nigeria program goals.
    • This includes the provision of support to HIV treatment facilities to achieve epidemic control in high-burden “scale-up” local government areas (LGAs) by reaching the UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goal.
    • S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for program sustainability.

    Job Tasks

    • Support the development of evidence-based strategies in line with national guidelines and donor priority for the attainment of UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal, including the implementation of national “test and start” strategy to improve linkage to treatment in all LGAs, uninterrupted ART services for PLHIV, differentiated models of care and treatment, medication adherence support and scheduled monitoring in order to retain them on treatment and ensure treatment success, and TB/HIV activities to address TB disease among PLHIV
    • Provide support to the DCS for the management of the program-wide Clinical Services team
    • Identify program-wide capacity building needs as this relates to the Clinical Services Directorate and support capacity building efforts
    • Provide technical guidance for the delivery of antiretroviral therapy in line with national guidelines and international best practices
    • Ensure that training materials, SOPs and tools for ART service delivery are up-to-date
    • Work with the DCS, other team members and relevant units/directorates to support identification of priority areas for evaluation in order to improve program implementation
    • Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and support documentation of best practices as well as enhance knowledge sharing
    • Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Team, between the APIN Program Office, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
    • Contribute to the development of program work plans
    • Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent), a postgraduate fellowship in Internal Medicine or  Family Medicine or a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) with a minimum of 12 years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment program.
    • Experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria programs would be an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Appicants should send their applications to: vacancies@apin.org.ng stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above.

    Note

    • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
    • The subject of the mail should be the job position and location being applied for, e.g. Job Title - Location.
    • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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