Senior Technical Officer Job Vacancies in Nigeria

 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 equality, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Country:              Nigeria

Req ID: 4215
Description
Position Title: Senior Technical Officer (Private Sector)

Location:                    Country Office



Supervisor:                Associate Director, Care and Treatment

               


Basic Function:

As a member of the Prevention, Care and Treatment team under the guidance of the Associate Director, Care and Treatment, the STO Private Sector provides technical support and programmatic leadership to implement high quality care, treatment and support activities in private sector health facilities with primary focus on PMTCT and clinical management of HIV/AIDS including provision of Anti-retroviral therapy (ART).


Duties and responsibilities:

Provide technical leadership and support related to HIV services with primary focus on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs within the private health sector


In collaboration with other FHI teams, provide technical assistance to the private sector to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate PMTCT and HIV/AIDS service delivery elements into routine hospital services as appropriate.


Undertake development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of PMTCT and other HIV services in the Private Health Sector.


Contribute to development of lessons learned from implementation of services in the private health sector and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.


Sustain links at programmatic and field level activities with the larger public sector based HIV program.


Coordinate the design and implementation of HIV services in field-level projects and programs within the private sector


Represent FHI/Nigeria to donors and government officials on issues of HIV service provision in the Private Health Sector.


Remain informed on current programs in the field of maternal health, PMTCT, HIV/AIDS and related development fields.


Work with SIDHAS staff at state offices to implement procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.


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.


Perform other duties as assigned.




Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

Clinical management and training, experience and ability to understand full range of issues around PMTCT, clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.


Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings with particular depth in the organization of the Private Health Sector


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.




Qualifications and Requirements:

MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years of progressive relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of HIV services in resource constrained settings.


Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is required.


Experience in project development with proven experience in the planning and facilitation of training is required.


Familiarity with Nigerian private sector health systems, FBOs, NGOs and CBOs is required


Prior experience working with a private health sector focused project/organization is highly desirable.


Application Method

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Deadline: 4th November, 2013

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