Assistant Technical Officer-Pediatric HIV & PMTCT

Posted 4 weeks ago

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health interventions, education and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi is an allied organization to Family Health International (FHI 360) with co-existing and mutually supportive interest in advancing the collective goals of the people and communities served. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER- PEDIATRIC HIV & PMTCT: will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality facility-level paediatric ART, PMTCT, RH/FP, OVC support and other services at the state level. In addition, will work with others in the state office, local implementing partners and facility staff to ensure all services provided are appropriately documented using the national tools/organizational reporting platforms. Provide technical assistance to health facilities to ensure the provision of an integrated and holistic paediatric ART and PMTCT services, provide support for quality paediatric HIV care including diagnosis and management of opportunistic infections, ARV regimen optimization and monitoring for improved viral suppression, adverse drug reactions and drug resistance, coordinate facility and community-level interventions to ensure mother-baby-pair tracking, adherence support and retention of children on ART. The Technical Officer will work with the OVC partners in the state to ensure bi-directional linkages of children living with HIV/AIDS, provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities in PMTCT/EID sites in collaboration with appropriate GoN stakeholders, ensuring timely and adequate documentation. He/she will also contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of paediatric HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/FP and integrated medical services and apply these lessons to improve the design of new and existing programs.

Minimum Recruitment Standard:

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT, TB and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
  • BSc. Nursing, Public health, Pharmacy, or other closely related field with 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • BS/BA in statistics, microbiology, or other relevant degree with 5 – 7 years relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Method of application: Interested and Qualified candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to:

Vacancy closes: Friday, 10th May2024.

Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer: AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview

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