Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (Caritas Nigeria), is a Not-for-Profit Humanitarian and Development Agency established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), to coordinate at the national level, the social development interventions of the Catholic Church in Nigeria. Caritas Nigeria works to fight hunger, disease and ignorance as well as respond to humanitarian crises and emergencies by mobilizing resources from within and outside the Church to meet the basic needs of affected persons, regardless of religion, nationality or ethnicity.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Technical Advisor, Care and Treatment
Locations: Asaba - Delta, Enugu, Owerri - Imo and Umuahia - Abia
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Care and Treatment
Project: 4GATES Program
Number of Positions Available: 4
The Global Action Towards HIV Epidemic control in Sub-national units in Nigeria (4GATES) program, funded by the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program being implemented in Abia, Delta, Enugu and Imo States.
The 4GATES Program is a 5-year program that started in October 2017; it will end in September 2022. This program is been implemented in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services and ProHealth International.
The Incumbent will serve as the technical lead for the state and will be responsible for coordinating 4GATES HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in the target state with a multidisciplinary team.
In collaboration with Caritas Nigeria Technical Teams and facility-based teams, the incumbent will provide technical support in HIV prevention, care and treatment services directly to state program teams and supported Service Delivery Facilities.
The objective of this position is to ensure quality service delivery and the achievement of program targets and deliverables.
Description of Roles & Responsibilities
Serve as the Technical Lead for the State and the Surge Operations Manager.
Provides technical oversight of program implementation in assigned state
Under the leadership of the State Team Lead/State Incident Commander, lead and coordinate all technical component of the state surge activities.
Responsible for weekly articulation and reporting of State Surge activities for the Situation Room and other similar fora.
In collaboration with State Unit and Thematic Area Leads, provide technical support in HIV prevention, care and treatment services directly to program and facility level staff.
Responsible for coordinating ART related care and treatment activities.
Ensure quality service delivery and achievement of program targets and deliverables.
Provide technical input in the development of an integrated program work plan and contribute quota towards ensuring the achievement of program deliverables.
Ensure achievement of all assigned targets relating to HIV prevention, care and treatment indicators.
Conceptualize, develop and implement strategies directed towards quality site level program implementation across all related thematic areas.
Collate, analyze and use data generated from program implementation to inform strategy direction from time to time.
Contribute to monthly, quarterly, semi- annual and annual indicator narratives.
Contribute to the development of annual interim progress report and continuation application
Monitor and supervise complete and correct completion of all ART reporting tools,
Supervise the Clinical Team in the state and support the coordination of all HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in the state.
Interface with CDC Branch Chiefs, Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders as need arises.
Represent Caritas Nigeria in meetings and fora whenever required.
Provide guidance and supportive supervision in the holistic delivery of quality ART services.
Carry other activities as assigned from time to time.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Technical Advisor, Care and Treatment will report to the Senior Technical Advisor, Care and Treatment responsible for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services in the Head Office.
S/he will work very closely with the State Team Lead who is responsible for the overall deliverables and performance of the assigned state.
S/he will also work closely with all State Program Area Leads, the Senior Program Manager, other Senior Advisors responsible of the various Program Areas and Units, the Associate Director, Care and Treatment, Associate Director, Grants Management, the Program Director, the Principal Investigator, the Deputy Executive Secretary and the Executive Secretary.
The Responsibilities (above) are not all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other related tasks as required and will be responsible for reporting and communicating progress and achievement of the specific assigned tasks.
Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Degree in Medicine with a Master of Public Health or related Post-graduate qualification is required. A fellowship is an added advantage.
At least 8 years’ relevant experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment at an Implementing Partner’s level; At least 5 years in a technical leadership role with supervisory responsibilities. Must have worked as a Senior Specialist under Care & Treatment for at least four (4) years in Caritas Nigeria or in a similar organization in the past.
Ability to lead teams and promote cross learning
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion. Committing to a course of action without undue delay or prevarication
Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook.
Ability and willingness to travel when and if required.
Application Closing Date
6 pm: 16th September, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Letter of Application with a recently updated CV as a single PDF file-format (as an attachment), and send to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email. E.g. "Technical Advisor, Care and Treatment; Umuahia, Abia State".