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Nursing Jobs at Center for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP)
Date Posted: 27/Dec/2012

 

CIHP is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes better healthcare for all Nigerians throughthe creation of strong and sustainable health systems. CIHP is consistent with global orientation towards the transferof program management and implementation responsibilities of donor-supported programs to indigenous
organizations. This is aimed at increasing local ownership, funding effectiveness and strengthening of local talent for the adequate provision of quality technical assistance for healthcare and development in Nigeria as part of the US President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR II)’s central sustainability theme. The broadened scope of
objectives has created the need for increased staff capacity around new and enlarged areas of focus.
Working with CIHP is all about making a difference to people’s lives by ensuring quality and sustainable health service provision. Provided, that you have the dedication, commitment, community spirit and client service skills to make a positive difference to the many thousands of people who will be relying on you, we can offer you a fair, diverse, dynamic and flexible learning environment across our six field offices or at the central office in Abuja, Nigeria.
 
Senior Associate – HCT & Prevention
Location: Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Kaduna, Gombe and Cross River, & Kogi
Incumbent supports HCT program objectives, drawing plans and overseeing the implementation of the care and support service delivery in line with the guidelines and national plans on care and support
● Will liaise with others on the relevant care and support activities implemented at the CBOs and health facilities, provide support, build and strengthen community based structures and systems through which services are delivered● Works with MOHs and other state agencies to design and put in place a strong supervision system for HIV/AIDS Testing and counseling (HCT) sites
● Strengthens quality assurance (QA) for both HIV testing and counseling for mobile, and community based rapid counseling and testing (RCT) services
● Ensures that programs are adequately documented.
 
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Ability: A degree in Public Health, Nursing or related discipline 
● At least 3 years’ post NYSC experience in HIV testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease prevention or treatment programs, including program planning, implementation and evaluation 
● Professional training and extensive knowledge in HIV/AIDS counseling, testing, practices and procedures; particularly in care and support of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) 
● Ability to ensure that the highest standards of quality and client care are achieved
● Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
 
Senior Clinical Services Associate (Pediatrics)
Location: Kaduna and Kogi
Incumbent serves as a resource for the evaluation of ongoing pediatric care and treatment programs, and subsequent development of new and/or expanded programs for the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS in infants, children, and teenagers ●Perform site visits and assessments of treatment facilities to assess, initiate, and enhance pediatric care and treatment services 
●Develop linkages with PMTCT programs to ensure follow-up of HIV-exposed infants 
●Support the identification of early infant diagnostic testing initiatives, HIV-exposed and infected children including pediatric testing programs, pediatric HIV testing in adult clinics, linkages with VC, etc. 
●Provide technical support with other clinical service officers and related technical program units.
 
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Ability: A degree in Public Health, Nursing or a strongly related discipline is required 
● At least 3 years’ post NYSC clinical experience in HIV/AIDS care and antiretroviral treatment 
●Experience in managing Pediatric patients and health care program development ●Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in Pediatrics, HIV/AIDS 
● Training facilitation experience an added advantage technical support to facility staff in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment.
 
Senior Clinical Service Associate (Palliative Care)
Location: Abuja
Incumbent will provide technical support for multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS care and treatment, working with organization clinicians and health facility- based site teams to implement palliative care services to HIV/AIDS clients. 
●Support the strengthening of leadership capacity of the supported facilities in the coordination with all stakeholders to ensure access to quality palliative care for HIV patients, to provide supervision on planning and implementation of all aspect of Home based care and palliative care that are consistent with the national HIV/AIDS plan in Nigeria. 
● Ensure the provision of quality services to VCs, PABAs and People Living with HIV. 
●Ensure coordination and linkages of HIV services including Tuberculosis, Malaria and other diseases 
● Provide support for quality assurance and quality improvement at the facilities. 
●Provision of ongoing mentoring and hands on supervision to site clinicians for effective services delivery ●Render technical support to facility staff in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment.
 
Qualifications & Skills, Knowledge & Ability: Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or a related field
● At least 3 years’ post NYSC experience working on international health issues including HIV, with at least two years working on HIV/AIDS counseling and testing programs in international or resource poor settings. 
● Ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills
● Ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action 
● Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion. 
● Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner
 
General Requirements
All positions require candidates that are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite, computer applications and
Internet/ Emails
● Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills 
●Significant amount of travel may be involved for all positions
● Commitment to and understanding of organization’s vision, values and principles including rights-based/gender approaches would be expected.
 
Terms of Employment:
The organization offers highly competitive salary packages for all positions.
Appointments for each of these positions will be subject to a probationary period.
Local terms and conditions are applicable.
 
Application Procedure: Interested/qualified candidates must apply by email with CV and a suitability statement of not more than 200 words as a Microsoft Word attachment to [email protected] not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. The subject of the email should be the POSITION title and the applicant’s full name e.g. Finance Associate - Maria John. Applications not sent in this format will NOT be processed. Only short listed candidates will
be contacted.

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