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Senior Technical Officer, Prevention, Care & Treatment At FHI 360

Date Posted: 14/Sep/2013
Deadline: 30/Sep/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Basic Function:

Provide technical support to implement high quality care, treatment and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of HIV/AIDS including provision of Anti-retroviral therapy (ART). The SSTO will also provide technical leadership and support to the implementing agencies in prevention and mitigation at the state level. It includes supporting the implementation of prevention activities (sexual and biomedical) and strategic behavior change interventions, testing and counseling, home based care, orphans and vulnerable children and other community mobilization activities

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical leadership and technical support related to clinical management and home-based care HIV/AIDS strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs.
  2. Assist 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.
  3. With the Associate Director/Clinical Services and the State Program Manager, coordinate the design and implementation of components related to clinical management of, and home-based care for HIV/AIDS, including the use of Anti-retroviral treatment in field-level projects and programs.
  4. Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS care and support capacity building at the state level.
  5. 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.
  6. With Associate Director/Clinical Services, develop guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS care and support programming

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years of progressive relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
  2. Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is required.
  3. Experience in project development with proven experience in the planning and facilitation of training is required. 
  4. Experience in large and complex SBC/BCC mobilization activities in a donor funded national health focused project is an added advantage.
  5. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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