Jobs at FHI360

To apply for any of these jobs below and more, visit www.fhi360.org/careercenter to register and submit CV.
Deadline: 24th August, 2012.
  • Senior Technical Officer, Clinical Services (PMTCT)
    Country:              Nigeria
    Req ID:                 3065
    National Only:   check
    Description

                          

    Basic Function:

     To provide technical and programmatic leadership and support to Integrated Maternal Newborn & Child Health (IMNCH) strategies and approaches related to implementation of high quality care and support activities. The basic responsibility is to provide project management and technical advice on maternal and child health, with primary focus on PMTCT and technical support on emergency neonatal and obstetric care, prevention of malaria, diarrhoeal disease, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and immunization activities.





    Duties and responsibilities:



        With the Associate Director, Care and Treatment provide technical leadership and technical support related to maternal health with primary focus on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs.



        In collaboration with FHI staff, provide technical assistance to public sector (FMOH) and private organizations to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate PMTCT and related issues into the HIV/AIDS service delivery elements as appropriate.



        Undertake development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of PMTCT and related maternal and child health activities.



        Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to PMTCT and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.



        Sustain links at programmatic and field level activities with other IMNCH components (pediatrics, reproductive health).



        With the Associate Director, coordinate the design and implementation of maternal health programs including prevention of mother to child transmission in field-level projects and programs.



        Work in close collaboration with the TB and Integrated Medical Service Unit in the implementation of integrated HIV, TB and other medical services at the facility level.



        Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to maternal health and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.



        Represent FHI/Nigeria to donors and government officials on issues of maternal health and clinical management of HIV/AIDS.



        Remain informed on current programs in the field of maternal health and PMTCT and related development field and contribute to FHI’s global lessons learned in maternal health and HIV/AIDS.



        Work with technical staff at the zonal and state offices and other relevant FHI staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.



        Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.



        Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets.



        Perform other duties as assigned.





    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 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



        Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.



        Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.



        High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.



        Well-developed computer skills.



        Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified




  • Technical Officer, Prevention and Mitigation
    Country:              Nigeria
    Req ID:                 3066
    National Only:   check
    Description

    Basic Function:



    The TO, Prevention and Mitigation will assist in the provision of technical support to the implementing agencies in prevention and mitigation activities at the state level. This includes supporting the implementation of prevention activities (sexual and biomedical) and strategic behaviour change interventions, testing and counseling, home based care, orphans and vulnerable children and other community mobilization activities.



    Assist in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation interventions. This includes orphans and vulnerable children programming; home based care and other care and support activities at the community level.



        Support the development and implementation of interventions focusing on nutrition, food security, education and skills development; psychosocial/spiritual support and shelter; household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection.




        Assist in the provision of technical support to build the capacity of local implementing agencies and state counterparts to carry out orphans and vulnerable children and other mitigation activities and create effective linkages with facility based services.



        Support HIV testing and counseling (HTC) services at multiple entry points at the facility and community level and ensuring access to most at risk populations and couples.



        Assist in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and behaviour change intervention among most at risk populations i.e. PLHIV, MARPs to reduce sexual transmission.



        Support the implementation of Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom (ABC) and Other Prevention (OP) activities as well as guide the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners on SBC activities.



        Assist in the development of SBC/ IEC/media materials for the program.



        Collaborate with the lab team on design and strengthening injection and blood safety practices across SIDHAS supported facilities.



        Perform other duties as assigned.





    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
         Knowledgeable about health and development programs in developing countries, including its comprehensive impact upon those infected and affected by the disease.



        Has knowledge about and experience working with health and community services within the geographical area.



        Has experience working with PLHA and support groups of PLHA



        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 manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.



        High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.



        Well-developed computer skills.



        Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified