AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others. Since 2001 we have worked closely with key stakeholders to reduce the burden and mitigate the impact of those diseases through cutting edge, innovative & sustainable approaches.
We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Technical Officer-Clinical Services
The job holder will provide technical and programmatic support for the delivery of quality HIV services, and attainment of program goals.
S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for program 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 program work plans
Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality program 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 program 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
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
A Medical Degree (MBBS or equivalent) and a minimum of five (5) years' relevant experience in HIV prevention, treatment and care programs. An MPH Degree will be an advantage.
Technical and Behavioural Competencies
Good working knowledge of current national guidelines for H IV prevention, treatment and care
Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities
Ability to multitask, with good knowledge of various program areas
Ability to work with 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 national M&E tools for HCT, PMTCT and ART
Ability to organize and coordinate training programs and meetings
Report writing and oral/written communication skills
Ability and readiness to travel at least 25% of work time
Application Closing Date
7th March, 2016.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should write to: [email protected] stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for the position applied for. 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 and as applicant's full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position being applied for.
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.