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Job Title: Technical Officer, Rapid Activation  

Employer: FHI 360 – Nigeria

Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Req ID: 3921

National Only: Yes

BASIC FUNCTION: To support the Senior Technical Officer in implementing the rapid expansion of ART and PMTCT services in the priority/focus states

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

1.   Under the technical direction of Senior Technical Officer- RAT, provide support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the rapid expansion at the state level

2.   Support the development and follow up implementation of work plans for PMTCT and ART expansion at the state level

3.   Participates in meetings/events organized  stakeholders and partners  on PMTCT and ART expansion at the state level

4.   Ensures coordination of the SIDHAS scale up with similar initiatives by other actors to minimize duplication and overlap at the state level

5.   Works with relevant staff to ensure adequate support is provided to State Rapid Activation Teams.

6.   Works with staff of State Rapid Activation Team to ensure achievement of deliverables.

7.   Ensures that the scale up plans, activities and reports feed and get integrated into the overall SIDHAS state work plan, budgets and reports.

8.   Ensures availability of technical resources and integrates their efforts into overall program management.

9.   Assists in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the rapid expansion of ART and PMTCT services.

10.   Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Technical Officer, RAT

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.   A multi-skilled person able to perform duties across different technical areas (multitasking)

2.   Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

3.   Clinical care and public health management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical care and prevention of HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria as well as other diseases

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.   Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

8.   Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

MINIMUM RECRUITMENT STANDARDS:

•   MBBS with 5 years of progressive professional experience working in the health or development field in Nigeria is required.

•   A minimum of 4 years experience in care and support for HIV/AIDS especially with ARV program.

•   Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programming issues in Nigeria.

•   Experience in project development, proven experience in the planning and facilitation of training, and excellent communication skills required.

•   Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

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