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Job Title: Clinical Advisor – PMTCT/MNCH

Employer Management Sciences for Health – MSH Nigeria

Sector: NGO

Grade: I   

Job ID: 13-6601

Location: NG-Abuja

Center/Office: CLM – General   

Project/Program: PRO-ACT   

Overall Responsibilities: The Clinical Advisor – PMTCT/MNCH will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of integrated PMTCT/FP/MNCH services under the MSH ProACT project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. He/she will supervise field based clinical teams and will report to the Deputy Project Director. In addition he/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination and providing overall strategic direction for PMTCT/MNCH programming as well as providing strong leadership to a multidisciplinary team of clinicians working in supported health facilities.

Management responsibility:

1.   Spearheading the strategic design and  implementation of integrated PMTCT/MNCH services including FP under the LMS-ACT project in Nigeria

2.   Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Specific Responsibilities:

•   Provide technical guidance and clinical expertise in the provision of ProACT project PMTCT services

•   Work closely with the technical unit to provide technical assistance to partners and guide the development of innovative PMTCT/MNCH initiatives to support facility level program      operations including FP integration, care and treatment of HIV infected pregnant women, infants and children.

•   Provide technical assistance in the training and supportive supervision of site clinicians providing PMTCT /MNCH, HIV counseling and adherence support services.

•   Provide on-going technical support and supervision to field based clinical teams who will in turn provide technical support to facilities in the implementation of integrated PMTCT/MNCH services.

•   Represent MSH ProACT at PMTCT technical working groups meetings hosted by the USG or Ministry of health, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCP)

•   Develop a standard of care package for PMTCT service delivery and ensure implementation in supported health facilities.

•   Liaise and network with relevant ProACT partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for PMTCT/MNCH.

•   Participate in the development and/or review of HIV policy and guidelines documents, in close collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners

•   Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of PMTCT/MNCH  activities within the project PMP framework

•   Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep MSH ProACT senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

•   Work with ProACT senior management to document and publish best practices.


Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Deputy Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding  PMTCT program data generation and management.


•   Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses

•   Specialist degree in Ob &Gyn with a graduate degree in public health preferred.

•   At least 5 years experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment, PMTCT or Reproductive health programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.

•   Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in PMTCT/pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment.

•   Experience in developing country health care programs.

•   Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

•   Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely manner

•   Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action;

•   Training and experience in Mentorship and Quality Improvement programs will be a distinct advantage

•   Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required;

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