Massive Recruitment at Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research

Apply for Massive Recruitment at Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research: The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research is a non-profit organization that promotes best practices in health care delivery, medical training, and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening.

We are recruiting suitable candidates for a comprehensive HIV Care and Treatment award in the positions below:

 

Job Title: Pharmacy and Supply Chain Officer

Location: Niger / Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Pharmacy and Supply Chain Specialist

Job Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Pharmacy & Supply Chain Specialist, the incumbent will be responsible for the provision of technical guidance on pharmacy and supply chain-related activities to assigned Service Delivery Facilities in the state.
  • The jobholder will ensure and support the effective communication and documentation of all Pharmacy and Supply Chain Management activities including pharmacy-related improvements and recommendations identified during site visits.
  • S/he will conduct site visits and meeting with relevant stakeholders and will prepare monthly summary reports of all pharmacy and supply chain activities in assigned SDFs in the state and submit them to the Pharmacy & Supply Chain Specialist as required.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to monthly and bi-monthly program reports on Pharmacy and Supply Chain activities.
  •  Maintain health facility issues log.
  •  Monitor and collate adverse drug reactions reports for the health facilities.
  •  Mentor facility focal staff on Pharmacy and Supply Chain activities.
  •  Participate in developing and updating Pharmacy and Supply Chain training manuals.
  •  Organize TDC meetings at all supported health facilities.
  • Review last-mile distribution schedule for all assigned health facilities in the state.
  • Act as a resource for all Pharmaceutical and Supply chain issues in assigned health facilities.
  • Strengthen Pharmaceutical care practices in assigned facilities.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Procurement and Supply Management (PSM), GON, and facilities.
  • Monitor distributor performance to assess the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Participate in capacity building activities for Pharmacy focal staff at the facility level
  • Monitor reporting rates and timeliness of reporting for facilities in the assigned sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy;
  • Two (2) – Three (3) years post-NYSC experience and two (2) years of mandatory knowledge and experience in the implementation of pharmacy and supply chain management services in HIV/AIDS program.

Job Knowledge:

  • In-depth professional knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to the assignment is required.
  • This includes a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical and supply chain management issues in Nigeria and the approaches to address them.
  • The job holder should have knowledge of the country’s government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities, and regulations.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be experienced in hospital pharmacy operations and hospital inventory management operations, have experience in dealing with difficult and sensitive situations professionally, must have the ability to work under pressure, efficiently handle multiple tasks, quickly find creative solutions to problems and challenges that arise, and manage stress and time in a fast-paced work and fluid operating environment.
  • The holder must have the ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, cooperation, and learning. Willingness and ability to travel, Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity, Proficient with Microsoft Office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. and Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Advisor, ART

Location: Niger / Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Care & Treatment

Job Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor, the Adult ART Advisor will provide technical and scientific leadership to all facilities implementing adult ART strategies using clinical tools.
  • S/he will provide guidance in HAT service delivery by staying current on evolving clinical and technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in adult ART.
  • S/he will be responsible for sharing best practices in adult ART in ACE-supported facilities with relevant departments, agencies and contribute to the knowledge base through authorized participation in scientific forums and technical networks.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the Senior Technical Advisor in providing technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity building of specific technical components of ACE program
  • Identifying and addressing implementation bottlenecks in adult Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) care across health facilities.
  • Ensuring strong linkages within the ART program at health facilities e.g., between HIV Counseling Testing Areas and Clinic, Laboratory and Clinic, referral between the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) areas and the Adult Clinic.
  • Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components for supporting targeted health facilities in carrying out clinical care activities
  • Providing quality of care assessment and ensuring that patients in health facilities receive high-quality comprehensive care and treatment according to recommended guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
  • Performing Quality Improvement and program evaluation, monitoring, and administrative support.
  • Provide direct supervision to the facility-based clinical officers in adult ART care
  • Deploy techniques in translating knowledge to action in program implementation across health facilities.
  • Participate in resource development activities for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities and following the standards and practices
  • Working with health facility staff, focal persons, and colleagues to effectively address operational challenges (including laboratory equipment breakdowns, staffing shortages, training needs, and commodity supply).
  • Establishing measures to assess the impact of the ACE program in the community.
  • Participating in quality improvement and data analysis.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MB.BS / MBChB / MD)
  • Possession of an MPH is required
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive clinical experience in HAT service delivery in PEPFAR funded program
  • Proven experience in program management, planning, and facilitating technical training with extensive knowledge and skills for the application of differentiated service delivery.

Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and use site-level granular data to identify gaps, develop remedial action plans to improve services delivery
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand the full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS/TB, including the provision of ART
  • Extensive clinical experience in the care of HIV infected adults in resource-poor settings.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a teamwork environment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (Care & Treatment)

Location: Kwara / Niger
FTE: 100%
Reports To:Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director

Job Overview

  • Senior Technical Advisor will report to DCOP, will provide technical and managerial leadership (thematic lead) in the provisionof quality services that meet global and nationalstandards in HIV prevention (including PrEP), treatment, care, and reproductive/family planning services.
  • He/she will take lead in planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting on HIV prevention activities and establish linkages betweencommunities and health services.
  • He/she will train and mentor project staff, health care providers, and consortium partners to provide high-qualityHIV, RH/FP services including screening and referral of identified clients with cancer of the cervix.
  • /he will be responsible for the development/adaptation of guidelines, standard operating procedures, anddeployment of appropriate, safe, and ethical models of care that would efficiently achieve results while maintaining program fidelity.
  • The STA willprovide direct support to government officials to design and implement activities/programs that would ensure the provision of resilient andsustainable HIV and RH programs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in HIV Care and Treatment (C&T)
  • Developing evidence-based strategies along the continuum of HIV care for the program with support from DCOP
  • Promoting innovative programming in C&T across USAID-ACE programs
  • Supporting clinical service delivery and mentoring teams in the design and implementation of innovative C&T interventions/ models and strengthening of HIV C&T components in current programs under the strategic direction of DCOP
  • Providing technical assistance, training, and mentoring to support USAID-ACE supported sitesin C&T
  • Developing comprehensive training materials, SOPS, and tools for HIV model clinics and systematically updating technical and other staff on HIV C&T
  • Supporting building organizational capacity for C&T
  • Support DCOP in the representation of ACE in working groups related to HIV C&T
  • Work with the DCOP to support the identification of priority research and evaluation to document the outcomes and impact of HIV C&T programs.
  • Support documentation of program experiences in HIV C&T as well as enhanced knowledge sharing to internal and external audiences around USAID-ACE program experiences including publishing in peer-review journals.

Requirements

  • Medical Degree (MBBS / MBChB / MD)
  • Possession of an MPH or post graduate clinical or public health degree is required
  • Minimum of 10 years experience working in the health or developmental field in Nigeria with at least 5 years’ progressive experience working in the PEPPAR HIV response
  • Proven experience in project development, planning, and facilitating technical training with extensive knowledge and skills for the application of differentiatedservice delivery
  • Familiarity with the Nigeria public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and use site-level granular data to identify gaps, develop remedial action plans to improve services delivery.
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand the full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS/TB, including the provision of ART
  • Proven ability in supervising staff.
  • Extensive clinical experience in the care of HIV infected adults and children in resource-poor settings.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a teamwork environment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting.
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Advisor, Pharmacy & Supply Chain

Location: Niger / Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor

Job Overview

  • The Advisor will lead the overall planning, implementation, and delivery of high-quality supply chain management and pharmaceutical care, pharmacovigilance, and differentiated service delivery services, as well as the implementation of an efficient health commodity logistics system for the ACE project in accordance with donor requirements and stipulated guidelines of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • S/he will oversee the inventory management and mitigation of medication shortages by leveraging technology and predictive ordering processes

Responsibilities

  • Provide supportive supervision, capacity building, and mentorship to the health supply chain team
  • Coordinate the activities and functions of the health supply chain team to ensure an uninterrupted supply of commodities required on the NPHIIA grant
  • Organize and conduct training of program staff on logistics management and pharmaceutical management.
  • Forecast commodity needs for the program
  • Develop and maintain systems and mechanisms for the acquisition and delivery of health and non-health commodities that are most appropriate to the needs of the Nigeria NPHIIA Program and field staff.
  • Support the health Supply chain specialists to implement best practices in commodity management (e.g. storage, inventory management, waste drive, etc.) of health commodities and other related improvements and recommendations identified during assessments.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving a logistics management information system and an electronic inventory control system of stocking and tracking commodities.
  • Responsible for designing coordinated systems for the transportation of health commodities, reporting, and forecasting delivery times and performance analysis to reduce stock-outs, eliminate wastes and lower costs.
  • Support the generation of harmonized LMDs, tracking of order status, stock status analysis, and post-gap analysis for all supported states
  • Responsible for directing outgoing or incoming health commodities distribution activities of the ACE project; ensuring health commodities or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner and that all required inventory checks are conducted, and all variances reconciled.
  • Support the provision of technical support in strengthening pharmacy systems and pharmacists’ capacity on pharmacy best practices and quality pharmaceutical care in the areas of PMTCT, ART, TB care, and reproductive health including ensuring drug inventory management across supported sites.
  • Support the state-level implementation, monitoring, service quality governance, and reporting of CPARP, CARC, and other DSD models.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) and GON at the national level
  • Coordinate the pharmaceutical care and pharmacovigilance aspects of the HIV care and treatment program.
  • Prepare periodic narrative/reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
  • Support and advise the line manager on all Pharmaceutical and supply chain issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the line manager.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.
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Requirements
Education:

  • Candidate must possess a B. Pharm and
  • A Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Supply Chain Management, or Public Health is required

Prior Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience working with USAID/PEPFAR programs and strong familiarity with USAID reporting requirements.
  • Minimum of 5 years of substantive and progressively responsible professional experience working in the pharmaceutical supply chain, HIV/AIDS commodity, and logistics management.
  • Supply chain experience working with the Government of Nigeria at the national, state, and/or facility level is required

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Advisor, HSS / HRH / Sustainability and Program Coordination

Location: Niger / Kwara
FTE: 100%
Senior Technical Advisor (Health System Strengthening)

Job Overview

  • The HSS / HRH / SPC Advisor will provide technical assistance to facilities and host government agencies for the HIV response.
  • S / he will work with the Senior Technical Advisor in the development and implementation of Health Governance and Strategic Plans, Health Products and Technology, Human Resource for Health (HRH) plans, and Sustainability plans.
  • S / he will support addressing issues around devolution and community participation for program sustainability.
  • S / he will advise the project team on HSS matters related to the program and manage staff in this respect.

Responsibilities

  • Support health systems strengthening interventions including leadership and management capacity building, policy development, health information systems, enhanced efficiency of laboratory practices, supply chains and skills-building among health providers.
  • Work closely with the STA HSS in the development and deployment of ACE program sustainability initiatives
  • Coordinate and actively participate in a health workforce coordination committee to determine health workforce gaps, remedies, and evaluation needs
  • Provide strategic oversight and supervision support to the state management in budgeting for essential services
  • Provide technical assistance in establishing and strengthening facility – community referral linkage by developing devolution approaches with community participation
  • Collaborate and support HRH activities at LG level, including needs identification, coordination of interventions, and supervision of HRH management, HRH development, and HRH leadership, management, and governance capacity development.
  • Lead capacity building and training programs related to addressing HSS issues at the state and LG level
  • Support LG and relevant stakeholders in strengthening the management of the health system through evidence-based decision-making, needs-based planning, information systems that track health workers and service delivery practices, and quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Support health system leadership and management to develop management practices and HRH support systems that standardize recruitment, promote retention, and enable the top performance of health workers.
  • Provide guidance and support in the development of HRH competencies and systems processes for monitoring workforce performance as related to service quality.
  • Participate in state-level strategic planning and M&E activities; and monitor the progress of the project in improving workforce rationalization, optimization, and leadership/management.
  • Support the sharing of lessons learned, promising practices, and effective strategies to enable the state government to advance toward the desired HRH/HSS results

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field, such as Medicine, Public Health, Health System Management, Social Administration, or Social Sciences
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant, senior-level professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas listed
  • At least three years of demonstrated experience in managing and/or implementing integrated HIV/AIDS/TB prevention, care, and treatment with HSS programming on PEPFAR funded programs
  • Knowledgeable about facility- or community-based HIV/AIDS models; health governance; HRH; supply chain strengthening; QI; AMEL; health care financing; public-private partnerships capacity strengthening of local organizations

Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Fluency in English and local language

Skills:

  • Demonstrable problem-solving skillsas well as an effective liaison with senior-level policymakers.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Advisor, Pediatric ART / Facility

Location: Niger / Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Care & Treatment

Job Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor, the Paediatric ART Advisor will provide technical leadership for implementing strategies to enhance uptake and quality of HIV services for infected and affected children within health facilities and communities.
  • S/he will provide guidance in HAT service delivery by staying current on evolving clinical and technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in pediatric ART.S/he will be responsible for sharing best practices in pediatric ART in ACE-supported facilities with relevant departments, agencies and contribute to the knowledge base through authorized participation in scientific forums and technical networks.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the Senior Technical Advisor in providing technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity building of specific technical components of ACE program
  • Identifying and addressing implementation bottlenecks in the paediatric Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) care across health facilities.
  • Ensuring strong linkages within the paediatric ART program at health facilities e.g., between PMTCT/EID and OVC care
  • Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components for supporting targeted health facilities in carrying out paediatric clinical care activities
  • Providing quality of care assessment and ensuring that patients in health facilities receive high-quality comprehensive care and treatment according to recommended guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
  • Performing Quality Improvement and program evaluation, monitoring, and administrative support.
  • Provide direct supervision to the facility-based clinical officers in pediatric ART care
  • Deploy techniques in translating knowledge to action in program implementation across health facilities.
  • Participate in resource development activities for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities and following the standards and practices
  • Working with health facility staff, focal persons, and colleagues to effectively address operational challenges (including laboratory equipment breakdowns, staffing shortages, training needs, and commodity supply).
  • Establishing measures to assess the impact of ACE program in the community.
  • Participating in quality improvement and data analysis.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MB.BS/MBChB/MD)
  • Possession of an MPH is required
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive clinical experience in HAT service delivery in PEPFAR funded program
  • Proven experience in program management, planning, and facilitating technical training with extensive knowledge and skills for the application of differentiated service delivery
  • Abilities
  • Ability to analyze and use site-level granular data to identify gaps, develop remedial action plans to improve services delivery
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand the full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS/TB, including the provision of ART
  • Extensive clinical experience in the care of HIV infected pediatrics in resource-poor settings

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a teamwork environment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Laboratory Specialist

Location: Niger / Kwara
Slot: 2 Openings
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Advisor Laboratory Services

Job Overview

  • CCCRN is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to support the ACE project located in Niger and Kwara state. CCCRN provides technical and programmatic support services to the states.
  • The incumbent will report to the Advisor Laboratory. S/he will coordinate access to laboratory tests and ensure existing laboratory platforms are maximized for HIV service delivery.
  • S/he will ensure smooth coordination of sample referral network and reporting to national systems and structures.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the performance of the laboratory activities of the ACE project at the state level
  • Provide technical guidance to State Laboratory Officers in the states of implementation. This will ensure that the facility and community implementers provide quality laboratory services (diagnostic and patient monitoring) in the states
  • Provide technical support to strengthen the operationalization of the laboratory Strategic framework as defined by the National HIV Programme in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, checklists, manuals, and performance standards designed to ensure efficient laboratory operations
  • Coordinates and integrates laboratory activities with those of other subdivisions and with other state agencies
  • Liaise with the State Laboratory focal person to understand and ensure the smooth running of laboratory activities in the states.
  • Promoting interaction and collaboration with laboratory stakeholders state levels by serving on state Laboratory Technical Working Groups (TWG)
  • Supporting the development of a mechanism on establishing linkages with the National Reference Laboratory with a view to ensuring linked referral services and timely reporting.
  • Collate and review state reports (site visits, monthly/quarterly narrative, data, mentoring and supervision, etc.)
  • Send laboratory reports to the Central Office timely
  • Ensure that state HIV laboratory challenges are flagged and followed up for prompt interventions
  • Communicate and maintain effective communication with the Central Office
  • Ensure Optimal Laboratory performance (equipment efficiency and maintenance, optimal EQA performance, no service interruptions, adequate stock level, timely laboratory testing, timely results dispatch, timely and complete reporting, etc.)
  • Participate in HIV laboratory assessments, HIV panels preparation, and administration for basic and advanced tests
  • Participate in the review of sites EQA panel reports
  • Ensure that GLP is implemented and monitored in supported laboratories
  • Representation at meetings
  • Key into the state monthly/quarterly/ Annual work plan
  • Work closely with the necessary stakeholders to ensure samples are moved to the testing laboratories promptly and ensure prompt results retrieval
  • Track investigation results from responsible laboratories to ensure that they are sent back to the facility /state program within the turnaround time.
  • Carry out data triangulation across all thematic units
  • Maintain and update professional knowledge and take responsibility for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Assist in coordinating HIV related research and training activities that will require the use of the laboratory facilities
  • Perform every other duty necessary for the successful implementation of laboratory activities of CCCRN.

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, or a comparable area with appropriate Licensure or certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, public health microbiologist approved by the relevant practice regulation agency.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar capacity under PEPFAR programs.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Care and Treatment Officer

Locations: Niger & Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Care and Support Specialist
Slot: 6

Job Overview

  • HIV care and support Officers will provide technical assistance in the implementation of Care and Support services in supported health facilities and communities under the supervision of the Care and Support Specialist.
  • S/he will coordinate with other stakeholders to ensure enrollment and provision of requisite services to all enrolled HIV sub-populations.
  • S/he will ensure HIV care and service provision at the facility and community and level is designed to demonstrate attribution to the 95:95:95 epidemic control goal

Responsibilities

  • The Care and Treatment Officer will provide Technical Assistance (hands-on mentorship) to adherence counselors, Nurses & other Health Care Workers in all facilities in their designated clusters on care and support services.
  • Monitors and coordinates the daily patient care activities of the unit; schedules staff and patients to always ensure full coverage of patient care needs and to ensure effective patient services.
  • S / he is to provide technical guidance to ACE partner CSOs in the Implementation of technical program activities for community-based HIV Care and Support
  • Provides triage advice and guidance to physicians and staff referring patients to the clinic; oversees and monitors patient evaluation and treatment decisions.
  • S / he will collaborate closely with the ACE team to roll out and implement an integrated and holistic community-based response to HIV / AIDs towards scaling up access to HIV prevention and care services
  • Provide technical input for the development of strategies, design, and implementation of HIV Prevention / Care & Support activities; ensure activities improve access to HIV prevention and care services amongst project beneficiaries.
  • Coordinates services with other patient care units as required; maintains communication with allied services and maintains community liaison as appropriate.
  • Direct CSOs towards overall technical quality – including adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines for all HIV Prevention Care & Support activities of the project.
  • Support strategies towards ensuring that project activities are built on strong behavior change principles and build the capacity of CSOs and relevant GON staff in effective implementation and monitoring.
  • Oversees and provides direct nursing evaluation and/or other related care and consultation to patients as required.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
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Requirements and Qualifications

  • MBBS / B.Sc Nursing / RN with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in implementing HIV Prevention, Care and Support programs.
  • Experience in supporting HIV Testing and Counseling / PMTCT / TB programs in health facilities, mobile units, and community outreaches
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines and experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entitles

Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities
  • Viable knowledge transfer techniques to diverse audiences through workshops, training, and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles
  • Knowledge and understanding of HAT services structure, workflow, and operating procedures
  • Ability to conduct patient evaluation and triage procedures

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Advanced nursing skills
  • Fluency in English and local language.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Laboratory Officer

Location: Niger / Kwara
Slot: 4
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Laboratory Specialist.

Job Overview

  • The Laboratory Officer will provide support for laboratory testing (VL, CD4, TB drives) and ensure timely transmission of quality assured results for decision making at health facilities.
  • S/he will also be responsible for the facilitation of VL, drives, Lab systems strengthening, as well as QMS implementation at assigned Health facilities

Responsibilities

  • The incumbent will build the capacity of facility laboratory staff on appropriate phlebotomy techniques for all categories of clients and ensure adherence to standard lab protocols and guidelines for testing both in the facility and community
  • He/ She will be responsible for the periodic evaluation of laboratory methods, procedures, laboratory systems assessments, laboratory continuous quality improvement projects, and review of activities with institutions of corrective and preventive action
  • Work collaboratively with other facility professionals in the cascade of care to collate line list clients eligible for VL from EMR to facilitate proactive tracking and bleeding of all eligible clients for VL daily
  • Regularly review and ensure prompt documentation of VL results onto TAT register, VL monitoring register, clients’ care card, ART, register, and LAMIS/OMRS whenever results are returned
  • Facilitate appropriate VL drive, baseline CD4 for all newly identified clients, and collection of sputum samples from all presumptive TB cases and subsequent transport to nearest GeneXpert Laboratory for analysis
  • Facilitate the participation of all community and facility counselor testers in the proficiency testing program
  • Ensure quality controls are performed and documented for RTKs every week amongst the facility and community teams
  • Provide weekly updates on VL optimization efforts, appropriate documentation of VL uptake in service registers, and daily uptake trackers
  • Coordinate inventory control management for RTKs and other lab supplies in the facility and among the community teams

Requirements

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, or a comparable area with appropriate Licensure or certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, public health microbiologist approved by the relevant practice regulation agency.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in the field of public health and/or laboratory sciences is required. Prior work experience with the Government and/or international organizations is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Considerable knowledge of the basic principles and laboratory applications of biology, microbiology, and chemistry.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of information sources in biology, microbiology, chemistry, and scientific methodology.
  • Knowledge of current laboratory facilities, methods, equipment, materials, and ability to perform standardized biological, chemical, and microbiological examinations independently.
  • Make and record scientific observations accurately, prepare and present scientific records and reports and observe safety precautions and precautions.
  • Knowledge of the use of computers and laboratory Information Management.
  • Knowledge of public health laboratory laws and regulations; sanitary bacteriology regulations.
  • Ability to carry out and consult with other program area staff and the public on this issue.
  • Ability to deal with staff and the public in a positive and successful manner

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Experienced with lab related data management systems
  • Familiar with standards and federal/ state regulations affecting laboratory and laboratory practices
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Ms. Excel
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment are also required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Care and Support Associate

Location: Kwara / Niger
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Care & Support specialist
Slot: 6 Openings

Job Overview

  • HIV Care and support associate will provide support for direct service provision in supported health facilities and communities under the supervision of the Care and Support Officer.
  • S / he will coordinate with other stakeholders to ensure enrollment and provision of requisite services to all enrolled HIV subpopulations.
  • S / he will ensure HIV care and service provision at the facility and community and level is designed to demonstrate attribution to the 95:95:95 epidemic control goal

Responsibilities

  • The Care and Support associate will provide Technical Assistance (hands-on mentorship) to adherence counselors, Nurses & other Health Care Workers in allfacilities in their designated clusters on care and support services.
  • Review appointment system at the facilities and its use in tracking defaulters.
  • Support & participate in tracking of Missed Appointment patients & LTFU defaulters and report to the supervisor on weekly basis.
  • Assess & review ART services at the facilities, ensuring their conformity with the National Guideline on Care & Treatment of HIV/AIDS.
  • Facilitate transfer of skills to Healthcare providers on HIV/AIDS care & treatment through case review & working with the facility staff on some Clinic days.
  • Coordinate the implementation of PMTCT Intervention Cascade at the facility level and report the supervisor on a weekly basis
  • Initiate and coordinate HTS/IT services in all supported sites and actively link positive identified, and report to the supervisor on a weekly basis
  • Participate in bi-monthly Referral Coordinators meeting in all supported LGA’s to ensure 100% linkage rate
  • Educate facility staff on Test & Start approach, ensuring its effective practice to enhance the attainment of the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets.
  • Educate facility nurses on Triaging, TB & STI Clinical screening for effective patient management.
  • Conduct Charts Abstraction to ascertain patients’ treatment monitoring via Viral load test & then ensure that baseline & repeat count is done as at when due.
  • Mentor Focal persons on how to perform Nutrition Assessment using tools such as MUAC, Body Mass Index (BMI), and document accordingly.
  • Train Health Care workers on Quality Improvement Activities/strategies.
  • Reviews documentation on the Registers & PMM forms
  • Perform quarterly data validation by comparing Sites’ monthly Reports with documentation on the Registers.
  • Apply SIMS Checklist to all the facilities on an alternate basis with Technical Assistance (TA visit) quarterly to identify gaps followed with appropriate interventions.
  • Participates in the development of Monthly Work plan of Activities.
  • Participates in Expanded State Meeting & Quarterly program Review meeting.
  • Participates in ECHO and other virtual online capacity building sessions
  • Writes & Submit monthly/quarterly Technical Assistance or SIMS visit Report to the supervisor.
  • Perform other duties assigned by Supervisors/Superiors.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • RN or Community Health Extension Worker with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in implementing HIV Prevention, Care, and Support programs
  • Experience in supporting HIV Testing and Counselling programs in health facilities, mobile units, and community outreaches
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines and experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entitles

Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities
  • Viable knowledge transfer techniques to diverse audiences through workshops, training, and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles
  • Knowledge and understanding of HAT services structure, workflow, and operating procedures
  • Ability to conduct patient evaluation and triage procedures

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Advanced nursing skills
  • Fluency in English and local language

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Pharmacy and Supply Chain Specialist (PSC)

Location: Kwara / Niger
Slots: 2
FTE: 100%
Reports To: Advisor, Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management

Job Overview

  • The PSC Specialist will provide technical support to service providers to ensure commodity security for all medical products under the ACE program.
  • The job holder will ensure and support the effective communication and documentation of all Pharmacy and Supply Chain Management activities including pharmacy-related improvements and recommendations identified during site visits.
  • S/he will conduct site visits and meeting with relevant stakeholders and will prepare monthly summary reports of all pharmacy and supply chain activities in the state and submit to the Technical Advisor, Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to Monthly and bi-monthly program reports on Pharmacy and Supply Chain activities
  • Maintain a state Pharmaceutical and Supply Chain issues register
  • Monitor and collate adverse drug reaction reports in the assigned state.
  • Mentor staff on Pharmacy and Supply Chain activities at the state level
  • Participate in developing and updating Pharmacy and Supply Chain training manuals.
  • Review last-mile distribution schedule for all facilities in assigned states
  • Act as a resource on all Pharmaceutical and Supply chain issues in the assigned state.
  • Strengthen Pharmaceutical care practices in assigned state
  • Implement state-level monitoring, service quality governance, and reporting of CPARP, CARC, and other DSD models
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Procurement and Supply Management (PSM), GON at the state level.
  • Collaborate with the State LMCU to promote and oversee an integrated approach to the supply chain management of health commodities
  • Monitor distributor performance to assess the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Participate in capacity-building activities for Pharmacy focal staff.
  • Monitor reporting rates and timeliness of reporting for facilities in the assigned state.
  • Monitor emergency order rates for health facilities.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
  • Certificate in Logistics Management of Health Commodities or its equivalent
  • An advanced degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Supply Chain Management, or another related field is desirable
  • Three (3) years of mandatory knowledge and experience in the implementation and management of pharmacy and supply chain management services in HIV/AIDS program.
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Job Knowledge:

  • Provide technical support to service delivery points in ensuring best practices in health commodities commodity management In-depth professional knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to the assignment is required.
  • This includes a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical and supply chain management issues in Nigeria and the approaches to address them.
  • The job holder should have knowledge of the country’s government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities, and regulations.
  • Solid working knowledge of management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is critical to the success of this position.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and an extensive range of contacts with donors, other Implementing Partners, Ministry of Health officials, and non-governmental organization counterparts.
  • Must possess high-quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing public health interventions to evaluate their efficiency in relation to significant economic, political, and social trends in Nigeria.
  • Ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate important and complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment are also required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Care and Treatment Specialist

Location: Niger / Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Care & Treatment

Job Overview

  • The Care and Treatment Specialist will provide support for service delivery and achievement of favorable health outcomes for patients.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the STA Care&Treatment in the design, implementation and monitoring of the HIV/AIDS care and treatment component of the project
  • Support in the achievement of technical and operational deliverables
  • Support the provision ofclinical quality assurance for delivery of HAT services across project components
  • Engage with project partners to provide clinical guidance on HIV/AIDS/TB case management
  • Ensure that HIV prevention and treatment activities are culturally appropriate and are carried out with community involvement, using participatory methods
  • Conduct post-training follow-up of the trained service providers to provide onsite individualized mentoring support to reinforce skills learned at the initial training.
  • Conduct regular supportive supervision visits to facilities to identify gaps in program focus areas service delivery and to rectify them with the help of staff and health officials at the facility, and state level to improve the quality of care.
  • In collaboration with the M&E Specialist, facilitate collection of data at baseline and periodic intervals and help to collate, analyze, and interpret the data collected. Help facility staff make decisions for quality improvement based on the data.
  • Keep up to date on clinical approaches and programmatic priorities.
  • Provide technical assistance to local partner organizations forHAT service delivery, training, quality of care improvement, and other interventions as defined by the project.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MB.BS/MBChB/MD) or BSc Nursing
  • Possession of MPH is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 4 years progressive clinical experience in HAT service delivery in PEPFAR funded program.

Abilities:

  • Good clinical acumen inHIV/AIDS/TB case management with technical experience in HIV prevention, counseling, and testing, and PMTCT
  • Familiarity with standard care and treatment guidelines and PEPFAR indicators
  • Ability to mentor clinical facility staff on care and treatment approaches.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a teamwork environment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (Health System Strengthening)

Location: Niger / Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports  to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Technical Director

Job Overview

  • Provides health systems, health finance, and public health technical assistance to the program, technical staff, and administrators as per project/program requirements.
  • The STA HSS will supervise the advisors/teams for Laboratory, Supply chain/Pharmacy, Financing, and Private sector engagement will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the project HRH plan and annual workplans and will work closely with the AMEL team to ensure appropriate monitoring, reporting, and remediation of all project deliverables.
  • The STA HSS is also responsible for subcontract engagement, monitoring, reporting, and compliance

Work Interactions and conditions:

  • The STA HSS will report to the DCOP and will work closely with other STAS in the field

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in the areas of health systems strengthening and quality improvement
  • Provide leadership in the development of HSS& QI framework
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up, and supervision, including developing supportive supervision guidelines
  • Develop and test approaches for quality and performance improvement according to the local context as needed
  • Lead in establishment/maintenance of quality laboratory practice and quality standards for all biomedical interventions
  • Lead in establishment/maintenance of quality operational pharmaceutical supply chain standards
  • Apply quality standards to ensure that health services meet standard requirements
  • Advocate with donor/client organizations, agencies, and NGOson domestic resource mobilization
  • Initiate and lead the deployment of wholistic approaches to strengthening public finance management processes
  • Establish and strengthen state-based monitoring and accountability mechanisms
  • Coordinate efforts towards the development of an enabling environment to foster increased private investment and contributions

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Laboratory Science
  • Possession of an MPH is desirable
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in managing and/or implementing integrated HIV/AIDS/TB prevention, care, and treatment with HSS programming on PEPFAR funded programs
  • Knowledgeable about facility- or community-based HIV/AIDS models; health governance; HRH; supply chain strengthening; QI; AMEL;health care financing; public-private partnerships capacity strengthening of local organizations
  • Familiarity with the Nigeria public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable

Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to supervise technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programming
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Fluency In English and local language

Skills:

  • Excellent demonstrable writing and diplomacy skills with experience presenting technical issues to stakeholders,
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Advisor, Laboratory Services

Position ID: HSS003
Location: Kwara
FTE: 100%
Report to: Senior Technical Advisor.

Job Overview

  • The Lab Advisor will provide technical support in the execution and monitoring of laboratory activities in health facilities.
  •  He / she will provide support to laboratory specialists/ officersto ensure program activities are planned and executed with quality, accountability, fidelity, and measurable impact.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance and make recommendations to ACE programs to improve quality, access, and utilization of HIV diagnostic services with a focus on quality assurance and proficiency testing, Viral load and Early Infant Diagnosis cascade, sample referral and result return systems, recency testing implementation, GeneXpert utilization for HIV/TB, laboratory-clinical interface, laboratory operations, laboratory quality management systems and accreditation.
  • Track and triage laboratory program activities, laboratory operations, performance, action items, and follow-up; this includes routing information and tasks appropriately following the established chain of communication.
  • Support development, review, timely submission, and tracking of laboratory work plans, budgets, and expenditure reports.
  • Assess the technical quality and fidelity of implementation of laboratory activities in field programs by conducting site visits and reviewing programmatic data.
  • Build capacity of laboratory specialist to monitor program performance, analyze and interpret program data routinely including review of facility-level data to identify gaps, develop data-driven solutions and SOPs to ensure CCCRN  meets PEPFAR program targets.
  • Create a platform for collaboration and sharing of best practices across programs and with other technical areas where relevant.
  • Maintain knowledge of evolving public health laboratory technical standards, guidelines, and program requirements including national and international guidelines/recommendations for HIV care, treatment, and diagnosis.
  • Support the development, review, and delivery of presentations, tools, reports, protocols, abstracts, manuscripts, and other documents deemed essential.
  • Represent CCCRN  at meetings, conferences, and workshops as directed and approved.
  • Participate in the planning and coordination of program calls, annual laboratory-clinical meetings, or any other approved technical meetings.
  • Work towards developing technical expertise and ownership of a selection of programmatic areas within the laboratory services portfolio.
  • Perform tasks as assigned to support the execution of ACE PEPFAR laboratory program strategies and initiatives.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS)
  • Postgraduate laboratory degree or MPH is required.
  • Prior Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar capacity  is required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

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Application Closing Date: 14th March, 2022 (Midnight).

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