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Job Title: Community Care Specialist

Employer: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Grade: I  

Job ID: 13-6890  

Location: Zamfara, Nigeria

Center/Office: CLM – General

Project/Program: PRO-ACT  

Overall Responsibilities: The objective of the Community Services Specialist position will be to provide leadership to the state program in building a network of community HIV services (identification, referral and support of HIV positive clients, follow-up of clients on ART and/or TB treatment and follow up of PMTCT mother-baby pairs, home-based care, OVC and other related services) and link them with the health-facility based services

Specific Responsibilities:

•   Provide technical input in the development of an integrated Pro-ACT project state plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.

•   Together with the Clinical Services Specialist, take lead in the establishment of the community component of the comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services

•   Take lead in building the capacity of Community Service Providers (CBOs, PLWHA, volunteers etc) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said community HIV/AIDS services.

•   Liaise with the Advisor for Community Services and the Inventory Officer to avail commodities needed at community service delivery points (water guard, ITNs, condoms, etc) and track utilization.

•   Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure community programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, M&E data tools, data quality audits, reporting etc)

•   Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants

•   Represent MSH Pro-ACT project at the state level on matters of community HIV services.

•   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.

•   Ensure provision of technical, financial, M&E and administrative support to the CSOs implementing small grants so they achieve desired project goals.

•   Participate in activities to extend/expand the Pro-ACT project to other LGAs and States.

Qualifications:

•   A postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing/midwifery or related discipline.

•   Minimum of 3 years senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries.

•   A proven hands-on programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in provision of at least 4 community HIV/AIDS services and developing and nurturing partnerships with local NGOs, FBOs and CBOs.

•   Extensive experience working with networks of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is a MUST.

•   Excellent understanding of the continuum of care for HIV infected individuals and be willing to multi-task for several services.

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.

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