ICAP is a global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities. We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Pediatrics and PMTCT Officer
Job No: 496968
Work Type: Regular Full-Time
Reports To: Pediatrics and PMTCT Advisor
- Working under the supervision of the Pediatric and PMTCT Advisor. ICAP Nigeria, the Pediatrics and PMTCT Officerwill Anchoroversee the implementation of pediatric and PMTCT interventions at the Facility, Local Government and State levels in Nigeria.
- The incumbent will be responsible for the provision of direct technical assistance to facilities towards achieving the PEPFAR Accelerating Progress in Pediatrics and PMTCT (AP3) goal.
The Pediatrics and PMTCT Officer will:
- Support capacity-building activities for technical teams and Health care workersto improve targeted identification of Children and Adolescent Living with HIV (CALHIV) in line with the PEPFAR Accelerating Progress in Pediatrics and PMTCT (AP3)
- Build the capacity of Health care workers on supporting caregivers, especially the index recipients of care (RoCs) on the use of HIV-ST at home
- Conduct predictive analysis for pediatric case identification using risk profiling
- Be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of capacity-building activities on AP3services at supported facility and community services delivery points.
- Support facility and State teams to scale up PMTCT services in non-traditional settings (non-PEPFAR supported facilities) using the hub and spoke approach (establishment of community PMTCT model)
- Support facility and community team to usedashboards to monitor the progress of HIV-exposed infants (HEI) along the PMTCT cascade (antiretroviral prophylaxis, EID, CTX, and HIV final status)
- Support implementation of QI collaboratives to address pediatric and PMTCT implementation performance gaps as well as the quality of care.
- AnchorLiaise with State Ministry of Health officialsand other stakeholders in coordinating HIV care and treatment programming through technical working groups, review meetings and conferences as requested by the Pediatrics and PMTCT Advisor and/or in line with approved work plans.
- Document project training and technical assistance activities and contribute to the production and dissemination of technical reports.
- Carry out any other tasks that may be assigned.
Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:
- An Advanced Degree (MBBS / MPH or International equivalent) is required.
- Minimum of three (3) years post NYSC experience; experience in the management of HIV care and treatment projects in resource-limitedsettings preferred.
- Experience in supporting ART facilities within the context and urgencies of the Nigerian HIV Surgerequired.
- Cultural adaptability and language skills relevant to work locations are strongly preferred.
- Prior experience in training, mentoring, and supervision of multicultural facility and community-based clinical and program teams (including the institutionalization of relevant review meetings at the service delivery level).
- Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
- Computer literacy with competencies in MS Office Suite required.
- Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English and oversee the production of comprehensive program reports.
- Travel within the project Statesin Nigeria conducting site visits for capacity building and program monitoring activitieswith occasional travel outside of assigned state.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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9th December, 2022.
- Only candidates who are eligible to work in Abuja Nigeria without a need for sponsorship will be considered for the position.
- The position is contingent upon the availability of grant funding. Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.