Technical Officer, Clinical Services at FHI 360

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.


Job Title: Technical Officer, Clinical Services

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).
  • With the Senior Technical Officer, the Technical Officer will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment, and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, TB and integrated medical services of FHI 360 Nigeria’s programs.
  • S/he will support capacity building to the health workers to implement quality services in these areas.

Responsibilities

  • With the Senior Technical Officer, coordinate the implementation of components related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), TB and integrated medical services of FHI 360 Nigeria’s programs.
  • Provide day to day technical and programmatic support related to Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services guided by strategies and approached related to the implementation programs
  • Work with relevant staff to coordinate the design and implementation of facility based programs in relation to clinical management of HIV/AIDS/ART, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management, PMTCT, TB and integrated medical services for FHI 360 Nigeria programs.
  • Work with technical staff at the zonal and state offices and other relevant FHI 360 staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, 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 activities.
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and related developments by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation.
  • 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.
Skills 
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria
  • Clinical management and training experience 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
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
31st March, 2017.



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