Technical Officer-Prevention & Mitigation in Lagos, Nigeria

at Fhi360

Industry
NGO
Specialization
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation interventions. This includes orphans and vulnerable children programming; home based care and other care and support activities at the community level.
  • Support the development and implementation of interventions focusing on nutrition, food security, education and skills development; psychosocial/spiritual support and shelter; household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection.
  • Assist in the provision of technical support to build the capacity of local implementing agencies and state counterparts to carry out orphans and vulnerable children and other mitigation activities and create effective linkages with facility based services.
  • Support counseling and testing (HCT) services at multiple entry points at the facility and community level and ensuring access to most at risk populations and couples.
  • Assist the Senior STO in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and behaviour change intervention among most at risk populations i.e. PLHIV, MARPs to reduce sexual transmission.
  • Support the implementation of Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom (ABC) and Other Prevention (OP) activities as well as guide the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners on SBC activities.
  • Assist in the development of SBC/ IEC/media materials for the program.
  • Collaborate with the lab team on design and strengthening injection and blood safety practices across SIDHAS supported facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
  • Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
  • Or BS/BA in pharmacy, microbiology, health sciences, monitoring and evaluation, public health or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
  • Demonstrable experience in large and complex SBC/BCC mobilization activities in a donor (USAID, DFID, CIDA, etc.) funded national health-focused project.
  • HCT experience and ability to understand full range of issues around HCT.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

 

 

Job Title: Associate Director, Program Support

Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Program Management Team, the position holder will work with the Director of Programs to provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all FHI360 Nigeria activities in the state offices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide management support to State Offices focusing on work plans, sub agreement amendments, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reporting
  • Develop and oversee execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring, amendment and close out of all SIDHAS IAs’ sub agreements
  • Ensure that FHI360 delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services)
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with donor and FHI policies by both state offices and IAs
  • Lead the development, testing, application and evaluation of PM tools
  • Manage the design of sub grant activities as directed including the preparation of budgets, implementation schedules, modifications, AOTR requests and evaluation criteria.
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
  • Guide and support the state offices in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to USAID/Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.
  • Coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state offices and implementing agency staff and other partners.
  • Ensure availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program.
  • Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the national government.
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.
  • Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 5-7 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • or MS/MA in social science, public health or related field, MPH preferred, and a minimum of 7-9 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience.
  • Or BS/BA in Social Science, Public Health or related field, with a minimum of 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
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