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Medical Officers Job at HIFASS

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services.


Owerri and Akwa Ibom- Abak.

Under the supervision of the Site Team Leader, and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / DODWRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and HIV related research activities in particular including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital.

Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
Provides technical assistance in HIV/ AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the STL and data Officers.
Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TBHIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP/DOD-WRPN.
Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
Will be involved in management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
Acts as a Study Physician on relevant protocols.
Performs other research, care, prevention and evaluation duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Training Requirement
MBBS with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas.
Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.

Prior Work Experience:
1-2 years’ post national youth service experience in clinical care, with experience in HIV/AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level, Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and clinical research experience are also required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:
Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
Clinical management training and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including 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. Knowledge in Nigerian Clinical Research regulations and practice.
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to owerri or Abak.

Applicants should send a Cover letter and Resume to "the Human Resources Manager (HIFASS)" and additional certificates that supports or addresses the requirements listed above via: specifying the position title as the subject of the mail.

Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DUE DATE: 20 February, 2017


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