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Job Title: Technical Officer, Prevention and Mitigation

Req ID: 3338

Location: State Office

Type: Nigerian National OnlyOrganisation: FHI 360 – Nigeria

Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

FHI/NIGERIA

Supervisor: State Technical Officer, Prevention & Mitigation

Locations: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Edo, Kano, Rivers

Basic Function:

The State TO, Prevention and Mitigation will assist in the provision of technical support to the implementing agencies in prevention and mitigation at the state level. It includes supporting the implementation of prevention activities (intercourseual and biomedical) and strategic behaviour change interventions, testing and counseling, home based care, orphans and vulnerable children and other community mobilization activities.

Duties and responsibilities:

1.   Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation interventions. This includes orphans and vulnerable children programming; home based care and other care and support activities at the community level.

2.   Support the development and implementation of interventions focusing on nutrition, food security, education and skills development; psychosocial/spiritual support and shelter; household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection.

3.   Assist in the provision of technical support to build the capacity of local implementing agencies and state counterparts to carry out orphans and vulnerable children and other mitigation activities and create effective linkages with facility based services.

4.   Support counseling and testing (HCT) services at multiple entry points at the facility and community level and ensuring access to most at risk populations and couples.

5.   Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and behaviour change intervention among most at risk populations i.e. PLHIV, MARPs to reduce intercourseual transmission.

6.   Support the implementation of Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom (ABC) and Other Prevention (OP) activities as well as guide the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners on SBC activities.

7.   Assist in the development of SBC/ IEC/media materials for the program.

8.   Collaborate with the lab team on design and strengthening injection and blood safety practices across SIDHAS supported facilities.

9.   Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

1.   Knowledgeable about health and development programs in developing countries, including its comprehensive impact upon those infected and affected by the disease.

2.   Has knowledge about and experience working with health and community services within the geographical area.

3.   Has experience working with PLHA and support groups of PLHA

4.   Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.

5.   Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections

6.   Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

7.   Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

8.   High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

9.   Well-developed computer skills.

10.   Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Qualifications and Requirements:

1.   MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.

2.   Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.

3.   Or BS/BA in pharmacy, microbiology, health sciences, monitoring and evaluation, public health or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.

4.   Demonstrable experience in large and complex SBC/BCC mobilization activities in a donor (USAID, DFID, CIDA, etc.) funded national health-focused project.

5.   HCT experience and ability to understand full range of issues around HCT.

6.   Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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