Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI) is a non-political, non-religious, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion of health and protection of the well-being of families in Africa. Driven by a vision of Healthy Families; Healthy Societies, CFHI’s mission is to develop a safe and accommodating society for all, through community driven and family centered health interventions, socio-economic empowerment, research, and policy development.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Officer (Nutrition, Health, Care and Support)
Location: Owerri, Imo
Employment Type: Full-time
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure 100% of HIV infected children on CFHI Care and treatment portfolio in target LGAs are enrolled in the 4GATES OVC program.
Direct community volunteers /case managers towards overall technical quality - including adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines for all HIV Prevention Care & Support activities of the project.
In collaboration with community volunteers /case managers, implement evidence-based health and nutrition interventions to indigent households by responding to identified prioritized health, nutrition, and PSS needs.
Work with community volunteers /case managers in using national guidelines wherever possible to provide vulnerable households with access to quality healthcare, nutrition, and PSS.
Provide health and nutrition training and supervision to all relevant staff and CVs.
Conduct IYCF training and collaborate with community volunteers /case managers to implement relevant activities
Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within the 4GATES OVC Program
Ensure timely preparation of high-quality training and meeting reports.
Contributes to the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual work-plans Supervision and Mentoring
Contributes to the development of daily, weekly and monthly reports.
Provide regular supportive supervision to the community volunteers /case managers to ensure the achievement of expected results.
Represent the CSO in external technical meetings, conferences, and workshops related to HIV Prevention Care & Support
Liaise and coordinate with other HIV Prevention Care & Support actors, including LG SACA, PHCs, PMTCT sites, TBAs and other NGOs, learning institutions and civil society actors to promote synergy, share lessons learned and avoid duplication.
Qualifications / Requirements
BSc in a relevant health degree and a minimum of 2-3 years technical experience with community-level HIV Prevention, Care & Support programs
Demonstrate ability to work effectively with government and community volunteers /case managers as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training, and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
Experience in supporting HIV Testing and Counselling programs in health facilities, mobile units, and community outreaches
Good knowledge of the Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Paediatric & Adult)
Familiarity with the terrain
Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.
Candidate must have:
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion.
Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.
Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and adept at cross-functional collaboration.
Excellent professional written and verbal communication.
Excellent presentation skills.
Ability to multitask.
Application Closing Date
30th January, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover Letter and CV to: [email protected] The subject of the email should be the Job Title and Applicant Full Name.