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Job Title: Program Officer, Medical Services

Location: Akure, Nigeria  

Recruiter: Equitable Health Access Initiative (EHAI) Nigeria

Overall Job Purpose: He/She shall work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Clinical Services Department with support and guidance from the Akure State manager to deliver program related goals and activities at facility level and organizational level. Particularly mentoring and training of health workers on adult and pediatric ART, TB/HIV and other clinical related activities as will be dictated by program direction. He/she will also monitor program indicators at facility level and trouble shoot when necessary.

Main Task:

•   Provide and utilize technical expertise in management of HIV positive adults and children.

•   Participate in development, adaptation & implementation of guidelines, and tools with federal government and donor agencies.

•   Represent the organization at implementing partners’ strategic meetings and State Ministries of Health.

•   Participate in needs assessment of hospitals and subsequent activation.

•   Identify training needs, draw up profile, budget and facilitate at training sessions for health care providers.

•   Carry out on going quality assurance to meet stated objectives.

•   Submit monthly and quarterly reports of all activities.

•   Ensure targets for adult and pediatric patients in care and on treatment and TB/HIV are met.

•   Organized regular Continuous Medical education for health care workers and developed easy job aids.

•   Provide on-site clinical mentoring and technical assistance to clinic staff.

•   Facilitate communication, collaboration, task-sharing and teamwork among clinic staff.

•   Ensure strong linkages between the clinic, the laboratory, the TB program, the PMTCT clinic, the pediatric clinic, inpatient care and community outreach staff.

•   Ensure that site and patient level data including clinical data, laboratory data are collected and documented into appropriate registers and tools

•   Submission of trip and monthly reports as at when due.

•   Give technical assistance to quality improvement team of each facility including technical supervision during the NIGERIAQual.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•   Technical expertise in the management of HIV positive adults, children and pregnant women including opportunistic infections to ensure delivery of quality health care.

•   Time efficient, systematic methodology.

•   Excellent training and presentation skills.

•   Successful negotiation and advocacy with appreciation of cross cultural uniqueness.

•   Impressive leadership and management skills.

•   Program and budget development, planning and implementation.

•   Rapid adaptability to new problem solving, responsibility and location.

•   I.T: Microsoft -Word, Excel, Power point, outlook, access.

•   Ability to spend up to 50% of time on domestic travels.

•   Language: Fluent in English Language.

•   Ability to multi task.

Qualification and Requirements:

•   A medical degree from a reputable university is a requirement.

•   A Master’s degree in public or other health related field will be an advantage.

•   At least 3 years of relevant clinical experience working on HIV Care and treatment program.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online or send their Cover Letter and CV  in PDF Format to

Deadline: 13.11.2013

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