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Vacancy for Clinical HIV AIDS Specialists


Background Information
The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a USAID-funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The goal of the project is to build the capacity of Nigeria’s public/private institutions and communities to strengthen sustainable systems for HIV/AIDS and TB service delivery. The project seeks to recruit highly creative and innovative individuals with cutting edge technical skills and integrity to fill the following vacant positions.
 
Job Title: Clinical HIV/AIDS Specialist, Kebbi
Grade: J
Job ID: 13-5335
Center/Office: CLM - General
Project/Program: PRO-ACT
 
 
Overall Responsibilities
The objective of the Clinical HIV/AIDS Specialist position is to manage the Pro-ACT-ACT State continuum of Clinical care Program (Basic palliative care [BPC] including the management of opportunistic infections and prophylaxis for adults and children; pediatric ART; adult ART; Management of TB/HIV Co-infection; and PMTCT programs in a manner that strengthens state and local government systems and technical capacity for sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.
 
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State PRO-ACT project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
  • Take lead in the establishment of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services in the state
  • Take lead in building the capacity of health workers (didactic, mentoring etc.) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said clinical HIV/AIDS services.
  • Liaise with the State Logistics Specialist to monitor ARV and OI drug stocks in the State and ensure timely procurement and distribution.
  • Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, PMM and other tools to HF staff, data quality audits, reporting etc.) 
  • Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants
  • Manage the roll-out of the project clinical quality assurance program in the state ensuring SOPs and job aids are available at points of use and quality audits are conducted periodically
  • Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment of a state technical and administrative supervisory system for all implementing partners.
  • Participate in activities to extend/expand the PRO-ACT project to other health facilities, communities and States.
  • Represent MSH PRO-ACT project at the state level on matters of CC&T.
  • Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
  • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
 
Qualifications
  • Post graduate degree in Medicine or Public Health.
  • Significant program experience in Reproductive and Child Health, HIV/AIDS Programs, IMCI, and health systems strengthening in resource poor settings in Nigeria
  • Clinical experience in managing HIV/AIDS clients in Nigeria.
  • Experience managing, supervising and teaching medical and nursing staff.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred, particularly those related to Voluntary Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, and care and treatment desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and  fluency in English

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