Program Officers Maternal, Neonatal And Child Health (MNCH) in Benue, Nigeria

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

LOCATION: Ogun, Osun, Delta, Benue, Nassarawa, Kano and FCT.

Summary/Overview: The MNCH Program Officer (PO) at the central, regional or state level and to be occupied by staff with a medical and or midwifery background. The MNCH PO is also expected to spend 40% of his/her time in the office and 60% on supervisory and advocacy activities.


programmatic support to the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention activities of the Institute of Human Virology programme, including sexual prevention (HCT, Abstinence, Be faithful [AB] and Condoms and other prevention and Key Affected Population), medical prevention ( injection safety/health care waste management, community based organizations and Community Multi-Drugs Resistant Tuberculosis activities. He/she will supervise and coordinate all relevant activities for all community prevention activities through effective supervision of staff and effective project management to meet program targets.


  • Assist in the development and adaptation of guidelines, tools and other relevant materials for use in the national scale up of PMTCT activities in IHVN-supported sites in Nigeria.
  • Assist in development of program strategies, work plans and their implementation for effective operations of the hub and spoke model of scale up.
  • Ensure smooth operations and coordination of PMTCT activities at the regional and or state offices.
  • Forecast and request for PMTCT commodities such as care kits and Mama Packs.
  • Co-ordinate, track progress, review results and address PMTCT challenges
  • Mentor doctors, nurses, mentor mothers to provide quality care to HIV+ pregnant women.
  • Create a sustainable PMTCT team that includes Traditional Birth Attendants to deliver overall quality health care to HIV+ pregnant women.
  • Ensure that the facility operates a functional and efficient client flow system.
  • Identify barriers to PMTCT and proffer solutions to these challenges.
  • Assist and undertake needs assessments of new sites as required.
  • Facilitate and coordinate all trainings sessions organized for site health care workers.
  • Provide technical assistance to site and community staff through precepting, monitoring and mentoring.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the activities of Infant Feeding Counseling activities and training of health care workers at all IHVN supported sites in Nigeria.
  • Facilitate effective linkages within thematic groups and overall community linkages.
  • Report all activities to the Program Area Lead and the Director, Community Health department.
  • Adhere and abide by the ethics and code of conduct of the Institute.
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