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  • Posted on: 5 December, 2019 Deadline: 17 December, 2019
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  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not-for-profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. AIDS Healthcare Foundation is registered in Nigeria as Foundation for AIDS Care Prevention and Advocacy in Nigeria but Collectively referred to as AHF-Nigeria. AHF-Nigeria works in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to provide free HIV/AIDS services; HIV prevention and treatment (ART), capacity building and advocacy in resource-constrained settings.

    AHF-Nigeria currently operates in 7 states including; Benue, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi, Cross River, Anambra, Akwa Ibom and supports numerous clinics country wide. The organization now seeks to hire highly competent, dynamic and experienced persons to fill the position below:

    Senior Regional Medical Manager

     

    Location: Makurdi, Benue
    Reports to: Medical Director

    Job Summary

    • The Senior Regional Medical Manager directly oversees all medical and interrelated activities, within AHF-Nigeria supported facilities in a cluster of States in Nigeria.
    • He/She is responsible for ensuring high quality services within standalone, comprehensive sites and outposts within the States, and see to the expansion of services within the States/region in Nigeria, ensuring delivery of high quality standard of care for all patients through staff mentor-ship, supervision and leadership.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Leadership and Management:

    • As a Senior Regional Medical Manager, he/she oversees AHF medical operations in the State and supports the Medical Director to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services in the state/region.
    • Provides technical support to the Prevention and Treatment program and ensures effective continuity of prevention services to treatment and care program through well-established processes of patient linkages and service integration
    • Leads the development of work plans for the sites within his/region
    • Takes the lead in ensuring AHF’s visibility and presence is strengthened within the region by strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders, strengthening communication and collaboration as well as increasing AHF CBO partners in the region
    • Attends key technical partners’ meetings and provides feedback to management through the Medical Director.
    • Ensures that CMEs are conducted in all sites and participates in the facilitation of CME sessions.
    • He/she participates in staff need assessment, interviewing, and induction of new hired staff.
    • He/she participates in setting performance targets and staff appraisal, disciplining and addressing complaints of employees under his/her supervision.
    • Supports the operations of the programs in the region to ensure efficient service delivery in each site/program area

    Clinical Responsibilities:

    • Ensures standard quality of clinical services is delivered at all AHF supported sites in the region. He/She will lead quality assurance initiatives in the region
    • Leads AHF growth and expansion within the region/ cluster of states. He/ She will ensure that AHFs program grows within the region via sites expansion, client growth and increase in number of partners.
    • Provides periodic comprehensive support supervision, focusing on adhering to national guidelines, policies and AHF standards
    • Provides on-site technical support and mentoring to the field staff and coordinate M&E AHF activities
    • Supervises and ensures implementation of standard operating procedures for all activities relating to good clinical practice and that functional QI teams are active at state and site levels
    • Supervises and implements quality management activities and quality benchmarks monitoring, facilitation of quality assurance and quality improvement sessions.
    • Strengthens and ensures TB/HIV, HIV Prevention, ART, services are delivered in an integrated service delivery model.
    • Ensures optimal operations of the laboratory services, including functioning of sample referral networks at regional level
    • Ensures the development and optimization of STI and cervical cancer screening services at AHF-supported health facilities in the states in the region
    • Guides and supports implementation of differentiated service delivery that ensures de-congestion, streamlined patient flow in all sites, especially those with high volume of patients and coordinate time motion surveys to monitor performance
    • Oversees the timely collection, compilation and reporting of routine and specific data to guide decision making at site, regional and country program level.
    • Utilizes routine quarterly data and other relevant information to inform and drive quality of healthcare
    • Identifies early warning resistance indicators and intervention strategies
    • Remains updated on current trends and standards in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and related illnesses, ensures the dissemination of same to staff in ANF-supported health facilities in the states in the region
    • Participates in the elaboration/monitoring of annual targets and ensure that they are achieved in all regional sites
    • S/He is the point person for management of difficult cases in the states.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Provides direct supervision and mentor-ship to state coordinators working in the different states in the region to ensure continuous growth and learning
    • Ensures timely compilation and submission of monthly drug inventory reports in coordination with the Program Pharmacist
    • Works with the program pharmacist to ensure that pharmacy operations are in accordance with good pharmacy practices
    • Identifies and promotes operational research at site level and builds capacity among the staff in case presentations and elaboration of scientific papers.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    • Must be a Medical Doctor from a recognizable institution and duly certified with the local regulatory council. Additional qualification in health systems management or public health will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of Ten years medical/health service experience preferred with a sound knowledge of basic medical disciplines to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
    • Five years or more of recent experience with HIV/AIDS treatment; three years minimum of leadership, administration and program management experience with knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
    • Experience in planning and budgeting is required
    • Experience in quality management and assurance practices is desired
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

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    Art Clinician/Sites Coordinator

     

    Reports to: Senior Regional Medical Manager

    Job Summary

    • The ART Clinician / Sites Coordinator 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 healthcare workers, 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 provide complete, timely and accurate reports;
    • Implement a continuous quality assurance and improvement program at the site level.
    • Supervise other staff at the facility level;
    • 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;
    • Quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site;
    • Data capture, handling and use at the site.
    • Any other duty designated by the supervisor.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    • University graduate in Medicine;
    • At least two years’ experience in HIV treatment programs;
    • Experience in program management;
    • Experience with operational research and evidence based healthcare is an added advantage;
    • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

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    State Nursing Coordinator

     

    Reports to: Senior Regional Medical Manager

    Job Summary

    • The State Nursing Coordinator would work closely with the State Coordinator/Regional Coordinator in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery in the state.
    • He /She will directly supervise the nurses’ cadre in providing topnotch HIV care, treatment and prevention programs. Operational lead of the Nursing care and ART task shifting system within the state, by so doing implement high quality care in line with the direction of the Country office technical leads.
    • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • In close collaboration with the state coordinating team, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
    • Coordinates the provision of quality nursing care within the state.
    • Ensures that medication administration is within the scope of practice of the licensee.
    • Directs nursing care in the state including outpatients, in patients’ care.
    • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
    • Acts as a team leader for with the provision and supervision of high quality patient care in AHF supported facilities in the state.
    • Audits Chart notes and medication administration according to protocol.
    • Supervises the provision of patient and family education in AHF supported health facilities.
    • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
    • Mentors and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    • Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
    • Provides leadership to nursing team to establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
    • 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.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    • University graduate in Nursing - BSc or its Equivalent.
    • MPH degree would be an added advantage
    • At least 5 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 MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
    • Ability to write reports and communicate effectively.

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    Art Nurse

     

    Reports to: State Nursing Coordinator

    Job Summary

    • The ART Nurse assists the clinician in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility.
    • He/She will directly support the health facility and community HIV prevention programs, strengthen referral and linkage services.

    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.
    • Initiate and expand PITC in the supported health facilities.
    • 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 medical provider.
    • Establish and support effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
    • Work closely with the prevention coordinator to supervise community program staff and ensure achievement of targets as well as timely preparation and dissemination of reports.
    • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
    • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    • University graduate in Nursing or equivalent.
    • At least two 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 MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
    • Ability to write reports and communicate effectively.

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    Data Assistant - 2 positions

     

    Reports to: ART Clinician/Site Coordinator

    Job Summary

    • The 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 Manager in conducting program assessments and evaluations to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the implementation of monitoring and Evaluation activities in the field
    • 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 CBO’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 data-flow and timelines and attend to any other duties assigned
    • Ensure all data are fed into OpenMRS, webPPR, Site database and state DHIS.
    • Daily entry of records into the OpenMRS 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.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    • BSc Statistics (Major), Medical Demography and related degree.
    • 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. Use of OpenMRS will be of advantage.
    • Demonstrate ability and willingness to take initiative and to be flexible depending on changing priorities and deadlines.

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    Community HTS Assistant

     

    Reports to: Prevention Coordinator
    Slot: 2 Openings

    Job Summary

    • To render quality counselling and psychosocial support to clients. Refer clients for appropriate additional psychosocial and clinical support.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide HIV Testing Services to all clients willing to conduct HIV test.
    • Participates in the coordination of community outreaches and campaigns.
    • Support the linkage of clients newly diagnosed with HIV to care, support and treatment and HIV negative clients to appropriate HIV prevention services.
    • Keep comprehensive directory of facilities offering ART and other related prevention services.
    • Provide support to decentralized HTS points to provide quality services.
    • Provide support (where needed) in ensuring a coordinated inventory management and ensure supply of RTKs and consumables to HTS sites.
    • Ensure HTS data collection and reporting tools are available and are regularly updated to ensure completeness at all times
    • Counsel and refer patients and family on disease prevention and staying healthy.
    • Support adherence counselling for patients on HIV treatment and document the session out comes in the counselling form.
    • Provide ongoing psychosocial counselling and other form of support to PLHIV.
    • Provide support for activities of PLHIV support groups in the community and contribute to tracking lost to follow up cases.
    • Support the conduct of treatment literacy sessions for patients prior to ART initiation and provide them with the clinical and laboratory goals of ARV’s.
    • Identify clients who are defaulting and furnish team with relevant information for intervention.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    • OND and diploma in related field.
    • Certificate for AIDS Treatment Training
    • Certificate for Counseling Skills Training
    • Degree or diploma in child and youth development would be an advantage.
    • Ability to write reports and communicate effectively.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application (CV and Cover Letter as one document) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org Kindly indicate the position and the location you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail.

    Note

    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Also, your application document must be saved in your full name preferably in MS word format.
    • AIDS Healthcare Foundation an Equal Opportunity Employ

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