The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.
To drive quality, comprehensive health services and to engender global best practices to reduce the burden of pediatric and adolescent HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, IHVN is seeking for qualified candidates for this position below:
Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Care and Support
Locations: Abuja and Rivers
Job Category: Technical
Department: Prevention Care and Treatment
Unit: Care and Support
Provide technical assistance to health care providers to render effective and efficient quality of care to People Living with HIV and People Affected by AIDS (PABA).
Mentor health care providers to improve and maintain standard of care through ongoing Care & Support assessment, nutritional assessments, prevention education, disclosure counseling, Positive health, Dignity and Prevention (PHDP), partner notification and testing.
Provide technical support for effective adherence counseling to achieve viral suppression.
Plan and coordinate all activities of support group through formation and strengthening of functional and active support group activities at the state.
Develop capacity of support group members and health care providers on PHDP activities in the facility and community.
Liaise with relevant stakeholders (Government of Nigeria, Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Association of Women Living with HIV in Nigeria, Community Based Organizations, and Non-Governmental Organizations) for wrap around services.
Provide technical support to State NEPWHAN to oversee activities of Treatment Support Specialist (TSS), Mentor Mothers (MM), Adherence Counselors, volunteers and support groups.
Provision of technical support to Treatment Support Specialist (TSS), Mentor Mothers and PLHIV (volunteers) to provide quality holistic care to PLHIV.
Build capacity of PLHIV peer educators to complement PHDP activities of health care providers in the community.
Forecast and request for Care and Support commodities.
She/he must have degree in Nursing Science or its equivalent, Masters in Public health is an added advantage.
Skills and Abilities:
Good communication (oral and written) and facilitation skills with proficiency in the computer programming - Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation skills are required
Proficiency with data analysis
Ability/capacity to develop and design care and support strategic plan
High quality narrative report writing and understanding of project management principles
Good inter and intrapersonal communication skills
Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure to meet organizational targets/goals.
Prior Work Experience:
A minimum of five to seven years professional level experience managing public health and health delivery with emphasis on care and support. She/he must have experience working with PEPFAR funded care and treatment program.
English language (high proficiency in verbal and written expression)
Familiarity with the broad range of care and support issues, understanding of the major issues affecting care support, with in-depth knowledge of the implementation of care and support programs in Nigeria.
Application Closing Date
17th October, 2019.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Resume and a one page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to "Assistant Director, Human Resources" through this email address: email@example.com
Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
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