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Job Title: Program Officer – Clinical Services (Private Sector)

Location: Ibadan, Nigeria

Employer: AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)

The job holder will be a member of the Private Sector Team and will provide technical support in all aspects of HIV/AIDS services at private health facility programme sites, in order to integrate and improve service delivery, scale up services and achieve programme targets in the state. S/he will also strengthen working relationship with private sector stakeholders and build systems for programme sustainability.

Job Tasks:

•   Lead the Private Sector Team in the state and the work program

•   Interface between the APIN Programme Office on the one hand and the APIN partner sites and HIV stakeholders in the state on the other

•   Work towards complete coverage of the state by identifying areas of unmet need for HIV services and anchor scale up of HIV services to private facilities in the state

•   Identify training and technical assistance needs and provide technical and programmatic support for the implementation of high quality treatment, care and support programme and work towards target achievement at APIN supported private facilities

•   Lead the development and implementation of site work plan, towards achieving high quality healthcare delivery and programme sustainability in collaboration with the member of the private sector team

•   Work with the state office head to coordinate the implementation of all components related to the clinical management of HIV/AIDS at supported private facilities

•   Work with stakeholders to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate ART, PMTCT, HIV/TB and Care & Support programme in private facilities in the state, using international best practices / Work closely with team members to document best practices, share experience and make recommendations as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications and Experience: A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.). preferably with an MPH or a fellowship in relevant fields; and a minimum of eight years’ experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programmes; experience in MNCH, RH, Malaria and TB programmes would be an advantage

Technical and Behavioural Competencies:

•   Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention, treatment, care & support of adults and children

•   Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of private healthcare facilities

•   Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas

•   Work with discretion and minimal supervision

•   Understanding of community systems and how they impact service utilization

•   Ability to provide mentorship and integrated supportive supervision to all categories of HCWs in the private sector

•   Knowledge of HCT, PMTCT and ART National M/E tools

•   Excellent leadership qualities and interpersonal skills

•   Ability to organize and coordinate training programme and meetings

•   Good written and oral communication skills

•   Excellent interpersonal skill

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