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Job Title: Senior Technical Officer, Clinical Services (PMTCT)

Req ID: 3065

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Type: Nigerian National Only

Organisation: FHI 360 – Nigeria

Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Basic Function:

To provide technical and programmatic leadership and support to Integrated Maternal Newborn & Child Health (IMNCH) strategies and approaches related to implementation of high quality care and support activities. The basic responsibility is to provide project management and technical advice on maternal and child health, with primary focus on PMTCT and technical support on emergency neonatal and obstetric care, prevention of malaria, diarrhoeal disease, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and immunization activities.

Duties and responsibilities:

•   With the Associate Director, Care and Treatment provide technical leadership and technical support related to maternal health with primary focus on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs.

•   In collaboration with FHI staff, provide technical assistance to public sector (FMOH) and private organizations to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate PMTCT and related issues into the HIV/AIDS service delivery elements as appropriate.

•   Undertake development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of PMTCT and related maternal and child health activities.

•   Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to PMTCT and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.

•   Sustain links at programmatic and field level activities with other IMNCH components (pediatrics, reproductive health).

•   With the Associate Director, coordinate the design and implementation of maternal health programs including prevention of mother to child transmission in field-level projects and programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

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

•   Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.

•   Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.

•   Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections

•   High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

•   Well-developed computer skills.

•   Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Senior Technical Officer, Clinical Services - PMTCT Job




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