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Jhpiego Nigeria Fresh Job Recruitment (8 Positions)

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26 Sep, 2016

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Healthcare Jobs in Nigeria, NGO Jobs in Nigeria, Non profit Organization Jobs

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people.

Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the following vacant positions below:

 

Job Title: Key Populations Technical Advisor
Job ID: 2016-2631
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Key Populations Technical Advisor will provide technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations, including integration of MNCH and TB, for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja.
  • Responsibilities will include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of HIV prevention health activities and contributing to cross-cutting approaches, such as in-service and pre-service training, quality improvement and gender integration.
  • This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
  • This position is contingent upon award.
  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations, including integration of TB/HIV services for co-infected patients.
  • Lead the design of structural interventions to prevent HIV among key populations, including those that address gender inequalities, stigma and discrimination and the legal rights and status of key populations, and economic barriers
  • Develop new/Review evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of the program to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Nigeria

Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:

  • Guiding the integration of HIV services with maternal and newborn health, family planning and TB
  • Promoting and supporting couples counseling;
  • Expanding community based HTC, task shifting and demand creation, especially aimed at key and vulnerable populations;
  • Increasing the percentage of persons tested and counseled for HIV;
  • Increasing knowledge and positive attitudes of community and health care providers toward HIV services to encourage counseling, testing and referrals;
  • Increasing knowledge and positive attitudes of patients toward HIV services to expect counseling, testing and referrals;
  • Increasing the number of HIV-infected adults with key and vulnerable populations who access CT services
  • Facilitating the scale-up of routine, confidential CT services;
  • Training lay counselors in household CT and deploying lay counselors in hard-to-reach areas;
  • Formulating locally appropriate IEC/BCC strategies using a mix of effective communication channels, based on national models, templates, and standards based on local analyses;
  • Liaising with local media organizations, telecommunications companies, and musical and artistic organizations in developing mass media;
  • Guiding local implementation of IEC/BCC activities in both public and private sectors based on demonstrated good practices; and
  • Supervising/supporting local NGOs in promoting community participation in HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations as part of integrated community interventions.
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E across program sites as required by program activities
  • Lead the formulation of approaches for scale up of key and vulnerable population HIV prevention services
  • Actively participate in all Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups
  • Analyze potential key and vulnerable population HIV prevention strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and program team members to identify clinical and community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care for key and vulnerable populations
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address key and vulnerable population HIV prevention service delivery gaps
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Advocate with national, district and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving health outcomes in HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations
  • Guide MOH, professional associations, other national stakeholders in the revision/development of evidenced-based standards for competency in HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations
  • Mobilize international level clinical/technical expertise to resolve clinical issues that shape or effect local public policy or program design.
  • Contributes to strengthening the referral system.
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations
  • Contribute to the development of business proposals, technical reports and publications as they relate to HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations
  • Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conference
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Nursing required. Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred
  • At least five  (5) years’ experience applying community outreach approaches
  • At least five (5) years’ experience training community health workers and/or CBOs in HIV interventions for key and vulnerable populations
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, performance and quality improvement, psychosocial support, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender inequalities, stigma, economic barriers, discrimination and the legal rights and status of key populations in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Nigeria healthcare system
  • Ability to liaise with MOH, NGOs, FBOs, and CBOs
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English
  • Computer literacy including strong skills in word processing and Exce
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team and fostering team work
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally
  • Nigerian nationals encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should
Click here to apply online  

 

 

Job Title: Technical Director, Programs
Job ID: 2016-2608
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Technical Director, Programs will provide technical oversight and direction for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • The Technical Director, Programs will lead the overall design of technical interventions to integrate HIV in the health care system and assist the government to bring it to scale.
  • The Technical Director, Programs will design and oversee the annual phasing in of activities in the work plan and will coordinate technical implementation of all program activities, including capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and quality improvement.
  • The Technical Director, Programs will work in close collaboration with CDC/Nigeria, relevant ministries, PEPFAR implementing partners and other stakeholders working in HIV in Nigeria.
  • The Technical Director, Programs will represent the organization or delegate representation to other members of the technical team in key technical working groups.
  • This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of project activities to achieve project goals, objectives and targets.
  • Contribute technical leadership to the development of HTC activities for the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, CDC and other stakeholders.
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address health systems bottlenecks that act as an impediment to effective HIV service delivery.
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations.
  • Refine evidence-based training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials to meet the needs of the project.
  • Identify relevant training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those capacity building needs.
  • Provide technical and clinical guidance to the project team.
  • Supervise and mentor technical staff.
  • Implement activities and ensure that the project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the project targets.
  • Ensure timely implementation of all project activities, including planning and implementing assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E across project sites, consistent with Nigeria’s national health protocols and in line with best practices and protocols, in close coordination and collaboration with CDC and Federal Ministry of Health.
  • Strengthen the relationships between the community and the health facilities.
  • Draft, adapt, edit and proofread HIV technical documents and learning materials, as needed.
  • Actively participate in all relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups.
  • Guide Federal Ministry of Health, professional associations, other national stakeholders in the revision/development of evidence-based standards for HIV competencies.
  • Mobilize international level clinical/technical expertise to resolve clinical issues that shape or effect local public policy or project design.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure that necessary project planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Conduct regular reporting to the Project Director, and project and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertise.
  • Contribute to documenting project activities, results and best practices to the donor, including progress and annual reports.
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement and track data/results for project performance monitoring plan; develop of conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen project implementation.
  • Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight of quality improvement approaches.

Required Qualifications

  • Medical degree with post-graduate level training in public health
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing public health projects of more than US$5M per year in developing countries, with an emphasis on HIV projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Nigeria’s healthcare system, particularly the public health system.
  • Minimum five years of senior-level experience in designing and implementing health and/or development projects of more than US$5M per year in developing countries (preferably Nigeria), with an emphasis on HIV projects.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience designing and implementing activities for complex programs in developing countries, with at least 3 years in HIV programs and familiarity with CDC/PEPFAR indicators, administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems, the “Three Ones Principles” and PEPFAR 90-90-90
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts.
  • Strong management, results-oriented and decision-making skills.
  • Strong leadership and technical capacity to support service delivery.
  • Technical expertise in comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
  • Proven leadership skills, as well as skills in facilitation, team building and coordination.
  • Experience and understanding of the PEPFAR framework.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online  

 

 

Job Title: Project Director
Job ID: 2016-2607
Location: Nigeria

Overview

  • The Project Director will provide overall vision, leadership and programmatic and managerial oversight for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • The Project Director will guide the strategic planning, design and implementation of the project and be responsible for reporting of activities and for all project deliverables.
  • The Project Director will be the primary point of contact and manage all relationships with CDC/Nigeria, Government counterparts, PEPFAR implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • The Project Director will work closely with the FMOH and other relevant ministries to streamline efforts and ensure a coordinated effort.
  • The Project Director will supervise a team of highly qualified staff. This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality program implementation that is consistent with Nigeria’s national health guidelines, protocols and standards.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with the Federal Ministry of Health, CDC, as well as other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders to maximize resources, coordinate activities and avoid duplication of effort.
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders including CDC and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets and provide oversight on core funding agreements.
  • Ensure the quality of interventions.
  • Facilitate the development of innovative project approaches and interventions.
  • Ensure the sustainability of interventions particularly in the area of capacity building.
  • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant technical working groups with counterparts and other implementing partners.
  • Provide program leadership and strategic direction to ensure the program’s technical and financial integrity are guaranteed and to achieve program goals, objectives and targets.
  • Work collaboratively with other program team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Lead annual work planning and budgeting process, in close collaboration with CDC, the Federal Ministry of Health, respected State Ministries of Health, project team and project partners.
  • Collaborate with the other program team members to oversee program activities, ensure timely implementation and timely, accurate reporting to donor and others as necessary.
  • Supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Provide updates on the progress made, direction, approaches and successes of the program to donor and partners and internally within Jhpiego.
  • Work with M&E staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results.
  • Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations.
  • Manage sub grantee partners if applicable.

Required Qualifications

  • Clinical and/or management Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, International Health or a related field; MD preferred.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing large (more than US$5 million per year) USG-supported public health programs and budgets in developing countries; HIV projects preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of professional, progressively more responsible management experience of international public health program phases (design, implementation, monitor, reporting and financial management).
  • Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable programs in West Africa, preferably in Nigeria.
  • Experience designing and managing HIV/AIDS, prevention, care and treatment programs.
  • Proven track record directing, motivating and managing a project team composed of technical experts and administrative staff.
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers.
  • Understanding of CDC, USG and PEPFAR donor’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements, and health strategic framework.
  • Ability to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Experience in leading annual work plans, incorporating national Technical Working Groups directives, and collaborating on local action plans.
  • Capacity for analyzing technical problems and issues that impede efforts to provide improved health care to populations; developing technical solutions to these problems/issues and assisting in the design of operational research that could yield appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management.
  • Solid understanding of Nigeria’s health system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills.
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams and developing communities of learning among host-country partners and counterparts.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online  

 

 

Job Title: Community Services Technical Advisor
Job ID: 2016-2630
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Community Services Technical Advisor will provide technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of community outreach for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja. Responsibilities will include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of community-based models of service delivery and annual phasing in of activities.
  • This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
  • This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance, mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
  • Community level communication campaigns that focus on modification of behavior and inform key community stakeholders;
  • Develop service delivery strategies for accessing hard-to-reach populations, including the identification of opportunities to integrate HIV/TB/PMTCT/MNCH services with non-health sectors;
  • Identify and collaborate with agencies/organizations implementing community-based activities;
  • Work as part of the technical team to carry out a targeted assessment of community and family behaviors related to HIV, TB and PMTCT/MNCH;
  • Provide technical guidance to support the linking of health facilities, CBOs and communities;
  • Conduct mapping exercises to identify existing resources, including social support services, nutritional support services and religious or other counseling/support.
  • Develop/revise evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of community outreach activities; and
  • Integrate project within DHMT framework.
  • Link community efforts with national community health worker revitalization program
  • Support peer educator follow-up and supportive supervision to community health workers, CBOs and/or community health workers
  • Actively participate in all relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups
  • Analyze potential HIV and community health strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to training and service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement and training.
  • Regularly report to the Technical Director, and program and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertise
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for quality improvement
  • Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conference
  • Assist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Health Sciences or Nursing required. Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience applying community outreach approaches
  • At least five (5) years’ experience training community health workers and/or CBOs in HIV and/or TB interventions
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, performance and quality improvement, psychosocial support, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Nigeria healthcare system
  • Ability to liaise with MOH and DHMT staff, NGOs, FBOs, and CBOs
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff
  • Proven track record managing a project team and fostering team work
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English
  • Computer literacy including strong skills in word processing and Excel
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally
  • Nigerian nationals encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should
Click here to apply online  

 

Job Title: HIV Care and Treatment Technical Advisor
Job ID: 2016-2628
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The HIV Care and Treatment Technical Advisor will provide strategic leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of Care and Treatment components of a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja.
  • Responsibilities will include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of HIV activities, including the integration of TB and MNCH services.
  • This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities based on current scientific evidence.
  • This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Provide mentoring and capacity building assistance at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:

  • Improving continuity of care and follow-up for HIV-positive individuals and HIV-exposed infants;
  • Provision of a minimum package of care for people living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Ensuring the quality of rapid HIV counseling and testing, including provider initiated testing and counseling in priority district health services
  • Strengthening the relationships between the community and the health facilities to enable adherence, as well as integrating couples counselin
  • Oversee the engagement of communities as the entry point to ANC and PMTCT services
  • Enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity including new diagnostic technologies, laboratory bio-safety, quality assurance procedures, laboratory management and staffing issues,
  • Interventions for co-occurring diseases impacting HIV-infected patients including TB; and
  • Expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support.
  • Develop or review evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of TB and HIV laboratory activities to meet the needs of the US government and the Government of Nigeria
  • Reinforce the peer review process, including sharing lessons learned and best practices adopted, to continually bridge performance gap
  • Provide “training of trainers,” in-service and pre-service education, follow-up and supportive supervision to health workers, lab technicians and/or CBOs
  • Actively participate in relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences
  • Analyze potential PMTCT, MNCH, HIV Testing and TB strategies within the context of the program and communicate these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to training and service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for quality improvement
  • Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conference
  • Assist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports

Required Qualifications

  • A Clinical Degree (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Laboratory Technology or other) required; specialty training in medicine, infectious diseases, or other relevant advanced clinical degree preferred
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in implementing HIV treatment, care and support programs including PMTCT and TB/HIV
  • Experience training health workers and/or CBOs in comprehensive HIV and TB care
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in HIV and TB care, including laboratory services necessary for strengthening service delivery at the clinical and community-level
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Nigerian healthcare system
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in the areas
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets;
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally
  • Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should
Click here to apply online  

 

Job Title: Technical Advisor, PMTCT/Prevention
Job ID: 2016-2627
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Technical Advisor, PMTCT/Prevention will provide technical oversight in the area of PMTCT for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja.
  • S/he will work to enhance national coordination and collaboration for prevention service delivery expansion, strengthening the specific systems that improve availability and access to PMTCT services.
  • Responsibilities will include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of PMTCT activities, including the integration of PMTCT and MNCH services.
  • This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities based on current scientific evidence.
  • This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Provide mentoring and capacity building assistance at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:

  • Improving continuity of care and follow-up for HIV-positive mothers;
  • Ensuring the quality of rapid HIV counseling and testing, including provider initiated testing and counseling in priority district health services:
  • Strengthening the relationships between the community and the health facilities to enable adherence, as well as integrating couples counseling:
  • Oversee the engagement of communities as the entry point to ANC and PMTCT services; and
  • Interventions for co-occurring diseases impacting HIV-infected patients including TB.
  • Develop new/review evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of PMTCT activities to meet the needs of the Government of Nigeria
  • Reinforce the peer review process, including sharing lessons learned and best practices adopted, to continually bridge performance gaps
  • Provide training of trainers, in-service and pre-service education, follow-up and supportive supervision to health workers, and/or CBOs
  • Actively participate in relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences
  • Analyze potential PMTCT, MNCH and HIV strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to training and service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement
  • Provide regular feedback to the Technical Director and program and technical staff, on successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertise
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for quality improvement
  • Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conference
  • Assist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports

Required Qualifications

  • A Clinical Degree (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Laboratory Technology or other) required; specialty training in medicine, infectious diseases, or other relevant advanced clinical degree preferred
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in implementing HIV treatment, care and support programs including PMTCT and TB/HIV
  • Experience training health workers and/or CBOs in comprehensive HIV and TB care
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in the areas
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in HIV and TB care
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials, NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and donors
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Nigeria healthcare system
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English;
  • Computer literacy including strong skills in word processing and Excel;
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally
  • Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should
Click here to apply online  

 

Job Title: Technical Director, Clinical Services
Job ID: 2016-2626
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Technical Director, Clinical Services will provide technical oversight in the area of clinical services for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja.
  • The Technical Director Clinical Services will be responsible for providing strategic guidance to HIV program staff and other stakeholders; representing the project in technical working groups; and overseeing the development of HIV quality improvement systems.
  • S/he will work closely with program and technical staff to ensure excellence in technical implementation at targeted clinical facilities.
  • In addition, the Technical Director, Clinical Services will lead cross-cutting approaches including HIV prevention, treatment and adherence activities designed to reach adolescent and pediatric patients.
  • This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide programmatic leadership for, and oversee the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for the implementation of Jhpiego’s comprehensive HIV program, particularly in relationship to strengthening clinical services and linkages between clinical and community services
  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within CDC, the Nigeria MOH, as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Nigeria such as NGOs and PVOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities
  • Advise Nigeria counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or technical working groups with counterparts and partner institutions in development, adaptation and operationalization of national guidelines and policies
  • Provide leadership in the design of interventions to include HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support, ensuring that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, and are sustainable
  • Represent Jhpiego and program in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the program to ensure successful implementation
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with program goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure technical compliance with CDC rules and regulation
  • Support and strengthen the capacity of the Nigeria MOH to deliver quality clinical HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services
  • Participate in design, adaptation, finalization and revision of national training packages and corresponding technical updates
  • Support the MOH to ensure quality of facility-based HIV services through site assessments, training/mentoring of service providers, and ongoing QA support
  • Ensure quality program implementation, including ensuring all program components are functioning (appropriate guidelines, supplies and materials, training programs, staff and consultants, etc.)
  • Write donor reports, workplans, strategic plans and other program-related documents in a timely manner and provide prompt feedback to donor requests for information
  • Serve as liaison with district health management teams, including district medical officers

Required Qualifications

  • Clinical and/or Management Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Health or a related field; MD preferred.
  • Extensive programming and technical expertise in HIV programs in the East and Southern Africa region.
  • At least 7 years’ experience managing HIV care and treatment programs at a regional or national level, including planning, designing, budgeting, supervising, evaluating and documenting results.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the following areas HIV counseling and testing, treatment, care, and support including retention and adherence
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Expertise in research to practice-identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, inspiring teamwork and motivating staff and partners to achieve results.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
  • Computer skills (word processing, PowerPoint); statistical package knowledge desirable.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally
  • Nigerian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should
Click here to apply online  

 

Job Title: Technical Director, Laboratory Services
Job ID: 2016-2625
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Technical Director, Laboratory Services will oversee and provide technical and management leadership for the design, implementation, and monitoring of the HIV prevention, care and treatment and TB lab strengthening interventions, ensuring their adherence to national and international standards, as well as their contribution to the national and international goals, for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.
  • It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja.
  • Also acting as an advisor, s/he will support capacity building activities focused on strengthening quality management systems of local clinical laboratories in high-volume testing and treatment locations.
  • This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain quality testing procedures and systems including new diagnostic technologies.
  • Prepare and oversee implementation of laboratory work plan in consultation with county laboratory coordinators.
  • Provide technical support to facility laboratory technologists on laboratory management.
  • Provide technical assistance/guidance on laboratory testing processes, with focus on HIV testing, EID, and VL monitoring.
  • Conduct development, pre-testing, implementation and review of laboratory standard operating procedures to be applied in HIV care and treatment services.
  • Support laboratory sample transport networking in supported facilities.
  • Support commodity forecasting, quantification and redistribution/buffering in supported facilities in partnership with county teams.
  • Coordinate performance and documentation of daily internal quality control and participation in external quality assessment to MOH supported facilities for TB and HIV services.
  • Promote organizational structure in the areas of physical laboratory structure and infection prevention and promotes laboratory bio-safety.

Required Qualifications

  • Higher National Diploma/degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in implementation of HIV or TB related medical laboratory activities in a CDC or USAID-funded project.
  • Competent in development and implementation of work plans, M&E activities and reports.
  • Demonstrated competency in laboratory activities.
  • Skills in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service education, performance and quality improvement, M&E.
  • Ability to liaise with senior MOH and county government officials and senior members of the donor community.
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Nigerian health care system, particularly the public health system.
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should
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Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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