Call for Application: Mental Health Specialist – OSS (1 position)

Global Fund - GC7
Anambra
Posted 2 months ago

Grade Level: Consultancy

Location: Anambra

Duration: 9 months with possibility of extension (based on performance)

No of Consultants: 1

Commencement Date: 22nd January 2024

Supervisor: Clinical Specialist – OSS

Background

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is a non-profit organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting global health and economic initiatives in Nigeria. It was established as indigenous organizational, registered in 2009 with its headquarter in Abuja, and presence in the four geopolitical regions of Nigeria.  It aims to provide technical assistance to the government and people of Nigeria in the implementation of public health and development programs.

The Global Fund Grant Cycle (GC7) is to ensure a coordinated and intensive effort to scale up the prevention, identification, and treatment of HIV in both general and key populations in Anambra state. The focus will be on facility and community-based approaches to reach epidemic control, and in addition, ensure improvement in the coverage of pregnant women on ART as well as target KP and AGYW programs.

Hence, the consultant will support the implementation of the GC7 grant at the one-stop shop.

Key roles:

The services of the consultant will include but not limited to the following:

  • Support in scaling up the mental health services to Key and vulnerable populations in the OSS and communities.
  • Conduct screening and assessment of beneficiaries and develop individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans according to their needs.
  • Provide psychoeducation to key populations, partners and families.
  • Facilitate group therapy and support group sessions in coordination with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Conduct home visits to provide further psycho-social support when needed.
  • Organize community, rehabilitation and awareness activities for beneficiaries and their families in coordination with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Attend and contribute to the weekly clinical supervision meeting.
  • Ensure the complete and updated filing of beneficiary information, including follow-up visits and referrals.
  • Assist in performing other tasks as requested.

Recruitments:

  • BA / B.Sc in Psychology (Masters Degree is an added advantage) with 2 – 3 years working in a HIV/AIDs program.
  • Experience working with Key Populations is essential.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to produce excellent results under pressure.
  • Ability to use key computing applications e g MS Office Suite etc and knowledge of different databases (DHIS or NMRS) is a plus.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to the “PCT Unit” via: GC7Advert@ahnigeria.org using their Full Name, the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail. (e.g., “OKEY MUSA ADEOYE, Logistics Technician – Lagos”).

Deadline for submission of application is 16th January 2024.

Note:

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. AHNI is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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