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Job Title: Technical Officer – Clinical Services

Location(s): Oyo and Plateau, Nigeria

Employer: AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)

Responsibilities:

•   The job holders will work as members of respective APIN State Office Teams and will provide technical and programmatic support for the scale-up of HIV services, delivery of quality services, and attainment of programme goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.

•   Interface, in conjunction with other members of the APIN Clinical Services and State Teams, between the APIN Program Office, Program Sites, relevant government agencies and other stakeholders

•   Work with other team members towards the scale-up of HIV services by supporting the identification of areas of unmet need and expansion of services to new sites

•   Contribute to the development of programme work plans

•   Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality programme implementation in the areas of ART, PMTCT, HIV/TB and HIV clinical care services, in line with national guidelines and international best practices, and work towards target achievement by supported sites and programme sustainability

•   Promote stakeholder engagement by working with various levels of government, their relevant bodies/agencies, US Government agencies in Nigeria and other partners

•   Work closely with other team members to prepare program reports and document best practices

Requirements: A degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.) (an MPH would be an advantage) and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment program, preferably with experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria and programmes.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies:

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

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

•   Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas

•   Ability to 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

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

•   Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings

•   Good written and oral communication skills

•   Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet browsing, emailing, etc.) are essential

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should apply online or write to (vacancies@apin.org.ng) stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for the position.

The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word format and as applicant’s full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position being applied for.

All applications must be received on or before 11th February, 2014.

Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the positions are therefore encouraged to apply.

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