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Monday, November 20, 2017

Senior Technical Officer, Clinical Services (PMTCT) 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. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Technical Officer, Clinical Services (PMTCT)

Requisition: 2017200314
Location: Abuja

Basic Function
  • To provide technical and programmatic leadership and support to Integrated Maternal Newborn & Child Health (IMNCH) strategies and approaches related to implementation of high quality care and support activities.
  • The basic responsibility is to provide project management and technical advice on maternal and child health, with primary focus on PMTCT and technical support on emergency neonatal and obstetric care, prevention of malaria, diarrhoeal disease, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and immunization activities. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • With the Associate Director, Care and Treatment provide technical leadership and technical support related to maternal health with primary focus on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs.
  • In collaboration with FHI staff, provide technical assistance to public sector (FMOH) and private organizations to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate PMTCT and related issues into the HIV/AIDS service delivery elements as appropriate.
  • Undertake development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of PMTCT and related maternal and child health activities.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to PMTCT and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Sustain links at programmatic and field level activities with other IMNCH components (pediatrics, reproductive health).
  • With the Associate Director, coordinate the design and implementation of maternal health programs including prevention of mother to child transmission in field-level projects and programs.
  • Work in close collaboration with the TB and Integrated Medical Service Unit in the implementation of integrated HIV, TB and other medical services at the facility level.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to maternal health and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Represent FHI/Nigeria to donors and government officials on issues of maternal health and clinical management of HIV/AIDS.
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of maternal health and PMTCT and related development field and contribute to FHI’s global lessons learned in maternal health and HIV/AIDS.
  • Work with technical staff at the zonal and state offices and other relevant FHI staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and 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.
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 PMTCT 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 public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
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 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.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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