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Friday, October 13, 2017

Program Officer (Prevention) at APIN

APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others.

APIN Public Health Initiatives has been awarded a 5 year Grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement “Improving Comprehensive AIDS Response Enhanced for Sustainability” (iCARES) project, - a hybrid of facility and community based interventions, that will expand access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in 8 states of Benue, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Plateau in Nigeria. The program, funded by US PEPFAR through CDC, aims to contribute to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria.

Program Officer (Prevention) at APIN
Location: Abuja

Job Description
  • The Program Officer, Prevention Services will work with stakeholders, facilities, Civil society organizations, Subnational government units, Technical working groups in the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of Prevention of HIV services including general prevention, HTS services, Blood and Injection safety program within APIN supported state of operations, communities and facilities.
Job Tasks
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the HIV prevention services (including HTS among KP, adolescents and young people, and partner services) in supported states.
  • Provide technical support and oversight to ensure excellent KP and HIV Testing Services delivery in supported states in line with program directives
  • Ensure that the implementation of HIV Prevention activities are in line with the project’s implementation plan and meets the donor needs.
  • Support the process of development, review and deployment of HIV prevention documents, guidelines and training curricula, including HIV Testing Services/Partner notification Services and KP testing service tailored training curriculum and service delivery guidelines
  • Responsible for the implementation of minimum prevention package intervention (MPPI) for Key Population
  • Work to strengthen quality assured counseling and testing services across all the HTS models – facility based, mobile and strategic community outreaches targeting key and vulnerable
  • Work with the state MOH for qualitative HIV prevention service delivery in line with the national and program guidelines populations including adolescents and young people
  • Represent and make appropriate presentations to management team, stakeholders at various fora on prevention program achievements and deliverables
  • Support advocacy, demand creation, and mobilize policy/guidelines support across facilities as required by program activities and actively participate in technical working group meetings at different level
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Basic Medical Sciences, Humanities or Arts and a Master degree in Health (MPH, M.Sc.) or equivalent degree in Humanities and a minimum of 6 years’ experience progressive work in the implementation of comprehensive prevention projects in donor funded programs.
  • Skills in management of blood safety, injection safety and key population programs and service delivery.
Method of Application
Appicants should send their applications to: stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above.

  • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
  • The subject of the mail should be the job position and location being applied for, e.g. Job Title - Location.
  • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 25th October, 2017

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