Technical Officer-Pediatrics & Adolescent Care & Treatment

Posted 1 year 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 programs, education, research, and livelihoods initiatives in Nigeria. USAID-funded Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) with focus on the BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe) states is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

TECHNICAL OFFICER-PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT CARE & TREATMENT: Will focus on optimizing pediatric and adolescent HIV Care & Treatment service delivery through the provision of second- and third-line ART and ensure smooth implementation of ACE’s role in pediatric and adolescent HIV service delivery. S/He will work very closely with facility-based health workers, State Ministries of Health, Community based organizations and relevant Stakeholders. Provide technical assistance at supported HIV treatment facilities to achieve epidemic control by reaching the UNAIDS’ 95-95-95 goal in children and adolescents living with HIV, support scale up of evidence-based strategies in accordance with the UNICEF service delivery framework in supported states and health facilities. S/He will also perform quality of care assessment and ensure that children and adolescents living with HIV (CALHIV) in all supported health facilities receive high quality comprehensive ART services in accordance with National Treatment guidelines, support uptake of differentiated models of care and treatment for CALHIV in order to improve treatment outcomes and create efficiencies, including multi-month drug refills, use of community structures, etc.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • MB.BS/MD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) including TB in resource constrained settings.
  • Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is an advantage
  • Experience in pediatric ART service delivery.
  • 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 18th June 2022.

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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