The job holders will work as members of respective APIN State Office Teams and will provide technical and programmatic support for the scale-up of HIV services, delivery of quality services, and attainment of programme goals. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme 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 programme work plans
- Provide technical and programmatic support for high quality programme 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 programme 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 degree in the Medical Sciences (MBBS or MB.Bch.) (an MPH would be an advantage) and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment program, preferably with experience in TB, MNCH, RH and malaria and programmes.
Technical and Behavioural Competencies
- Good working knowledge of current national and WHO HIV/AIDS guidelines for prevention, treatment, care & support of adults and children
- Knowledge of models of working with and linking different tiers of healthcare facilities
- Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas
- Ability to work with discretion and 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 HCT, PMTCT and ART national M/E tools
- Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes and meetings
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet browsing, emailing, etc.) are essential