Senior Technical Advisor (HIV / TB) vacancy in Uyo and Calabar

Job Category: Healthcare NGO
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Akwa Ibom Cross River

About Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Job Description

Basic Function

  • The Senior Technical Advisor (HIV/TB) provides leadership and technical support to the project in the areas of clinical care/ART, PMTCT and reproductive health.
  • S/he coordinates services needed to implement high-quality care PMTCT, HIV care and treatment and reproductive health/family planning services (RH/FP).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing technical leadership and technical support related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, ART, PMTCT, TB, Reproductive Health/Family Planning strategies and approaches
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of HIV clinical care/ART, PMTCT, TB reproductive health/family planning strategies in field-level projects and programs
  • Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management and PMTCT capacity building to field programs Provide oversight and supervisory roles to the appropriate technical staff  Develop guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and RH/FP
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB, RH/FP and apply these lessons to modify existing and improve the design of new programs
  • Represent FHI360 to donors and government officials on issues of clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB, and RH/FP
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of clinical management of HIV/AIDS and related development field by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities
  • Provide technical assistance in non-ART clinical care including the management of opportunistic infections (OI) and Palliative care capacity building to field programs
  • Develop concept papers and research papers to improve and or extend existing studies in the management of HIV/AIDS activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • MB.BS / MD / PHD with 5 to 7 years relevant experience with at least 5 years progressive experience at the senior management level working in the health or development field in Nigeria
  • Other biological science degrees (BSc any field) with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in care and treatment for HIV/AIDS with at least 3 years progressive experience at the senior management level working in the health or development field in Nigeria
  • Possession of an MPH or postgraduate degree in a related field is required
  • Proven experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical training
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity working with USAID/PEPFAR donor funded projects

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand the full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including the provision of ART Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance
  • Ability to represent FHI360 to donors, government officials and the NGO community
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills Proven ability in supervising staff Well-developed computer skills
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

How to Apply

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