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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.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, LABORATORY SERVICES

Job ID: 18389
Contract Type: 1 year fixed term


DESCRIPTION

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Assistant (Laboratory Services) will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality laboratory services of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB, HCT and other services within state and L.G.A. level including adherence to good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP), National policies and guidelines with the State Lab and State community coordinator, the

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate and maintain oversight of the day to day operations of all laboratory services at the facility and community-based interventions.
Support the implementation of cART scale up and daily monitoring of sample collection and management between the community and the Hubs for HIV/AIDS including strengthening effective referrals and linkages between facility laboratory and focus LGAs in the target drive.
Ensure good clinical laboratory practice and quality assurance, universal safety precautions are properly followed and biological waste management between the community and testing Hubs at the focus LGA.
Provide technical assistance for laboratory services to LGA lab team on field testing (if POC is available), sample collection and handling and reporting in line with the standard operating procedures and guidelines.
Monitor logistics of cART HIV testing, commodities documentation of HTC services using the monitoring and evaluation tools
Ensure proper documentations and reporting of all testing done and results communication between the LGA Lab volunteer and the testing Laboratory at the Hub
Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and field work related to client and sample management of HIV/AIDS and apply these lessons to modify existing scale up program and improve the design of new programs.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with a minimum of 1 year post national youth service experience in laboratory services on laboratory management of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT, TB and PEPFAR program.
Certification / license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is a plus.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY MOBILIZER

Job ID: 18390
Location: Rivers
Contract Type: 1 year fixed term

DESCRIPTION
The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES

The Technical Assistant, Community Mobilization will ensure effective mobilization and engagement with the various communities for successful campaign for expanding access to quality HIV/AIDS in Tier 1 and 2 states; by specifically supporting community-driven approaches to HIV/AIDS treatment and care; and facilitating stronger linkages and partnerships between the public health sector and civil society groups;

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership on vision and strategic direction on community engagement activities in the state
Lead advocacy efforts to mobilize political and social commitment and human resources for the campaign at all levels;
provide guidance for social mobilization efforts at all levels as well as work closely with various partners and broad range of stakeholders that include TBAs, Faith Based Leaders, Traditional and Paramount Leaders, Youth, CSOs and LGA PHC units to conduct mobilization activities at all levels in order to increase uptake of integrated ART services.
Coordinate mapping exercises and documentation of community resources (TBA/FBO/CSO/CBO/Media relating to HIV service delivery in order to ascertain positive engagement, documentation network and ensure effective referral systems at community level.
Provide technical guidance and leadership for appropriate training for social mobilization team to build their competence mobilization techniques.
Facilitate media engagement for buy-in into radio programs to mobilize communities at project sites in order to increase uptake of services; as well as take charge of the distribution and monitoring IEC and community mobilization materials to various partners and partners
Identify community issues/challenges and develop strategies to address these issues/challenges for effective implementation of the campaign portfolio
Conduct regular coordination meetings with the LGA social mobilization team to ensure an integrated and comprehensive approach to community mobilization, advocacy, and networking.
Participate in all state level coordination meetings with the outreach team to ensure an integrated and comprehensive approach to community mobilization, advocacy, and networking.
Prepare regular reports and other briefs on mobilization activities to SIDHAS STO through the TO/PCT
Other duties as may be assigned periodically.

QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Social Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences; and Must be computer literate (Ms Office Packages/Internet);
Competency and skills in community engagement and understanding of HIV/AIDS and gender issues; sensitivity to cultural differences, and understanding of political and ethical issues
Ability to work well with others, develop and maintain compatibility among recipients of assistance
Experience in working with schools/NGOs and CBOs

TECHNICAL OFFICER, MONITORING & EVALUATION

JOB ID: 18387

Contract Type: 1 year fixed term

DESCRIPTION
The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of the Senior Technical Officer (M&E) and State Program Manager, and with technical oversight from the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, is responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for the state office.
The Technical Officer (M&E) will work with others in the state office and local implementing partners to ensure that state monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the state-level staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation activities and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
Provide support to sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, M&E focal points, M&E officers of SACA/SASCP, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support these requirements.
Work with local partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
Ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.
Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry.
Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of SACA/SASCP in integrating FHI 360 data into the national HMIS.
On a monthly basis, analyze state-level data and provide approved reports to State Office, National Office and local partners or other relevant parties.
Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.
Represent FHI 360 and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation.
Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; be alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
Or BS/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, CLINICAL SERVICES

JOB ID: 18387
Contract Type: 1 year fixed term

DESCRIPTION
The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

JOB SUMMARY / RESPONSIBILITIES

With the State coordinator and the TO from the coordinating team, the Technical Assistant- clinical Services will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality L.G.A. level  (both at health facility and Community level) HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RH/HIV, TB, HCT and other services at the state level.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Community level:
Support the coordination, implementation of LGA scale up and daily monitoring of the operational teams to achieve on the 90:90:90 assigned targets in the priority LGAs.
Facilitate the efficient cART drive, ensuring quantitative, qualitative and retentive deliverables are achieved
Saturate assigned wards in LGAs with HIV service interventions through household coverage and population access
Strengthening effective referrals and linkages between facility and priority LGAs in the target drive
Conduct same day evaluation and enrollment of all patients who test HIV positive
Ensure same day ART initiation for eligible pregnant women and general populations
Work with field case managers and community structures to strengthening referrals and linkages for health facility and community level services.
Ensure timely daily ART/PMTCT updates are provided to the state cART coordinating team including success stories, reports, logistics supply, commodities and community daily service summaries.
Attend to other duties assigned by supervising leads.
Health facility level:

Support the optimization of comprehensive HIV & PMTCT services in the facility by instituting 80% PITC and maximized initiation, retention and VL suppression rates
Support the QI capacity of providers in utilizing data analysis for program improvement

QUALIFICATIONS

MBBS with a minimum of 1 year post national youth service experience in clinical care,
Registered Nurse /Midwife with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.
A sound understanding of HIV/AIDS, TB and TBHIV technical areas.


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DUE DATE: 31 March, 2017

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