Senior Program Officer Maternal, Neonatal And Child Health (MNCH) in Abuja, Nigeria

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Summary/Overview: The Senior Program Officer, MNCH will provide administrative, programmatic and logistical support to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Unit of the Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria. S/he is also expected to spend about 60% of working hours on supervisory and advocacy activities.


  • 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 Attendant 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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