Technical Officer-Harm Reduction

Global Fund - GC7
Posted 7 months 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.

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.

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

TECHNICAL OFFICER-HARM REDUCTION: will be responsible for designing and implementing harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs and key populations in the state. S/he will work closely with the project team to scale up the needle syringe program and other interventions in the state. The successful candidate will provide technical direction for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of comprehensive harm reduction program for PWIDs, provide technical assistance to state teams to undertake implementation of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to harm reduction and support the state team and CBOs to implement strategies aimed at providing information, education and communication services on safer injecting practices, safe handling, and disposal of injecting equipment.

Minimum Recruitment Standard:

  • Medical Degree (MBBS, BPharm Nursing, Public Health), with 2-3 years of proven experience in implementation of key population programs is required.
  • Experience in harm reduction programs will be an added advantage.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings.
  • 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: Tuesday 5th December 2023

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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