Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention at Pathfinder International

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Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention

Requisition Number: SENIO001320
Location: Kano
FTE: Full Time (100%)
Job Category: Technical Services
Reports to:  The Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director

Job Description

  • We are a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do, believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but also critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction.
  • We provide women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention as well as AIDS care and treatment.
  • We are recruiting for the Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE), a USAID funded project

About the project

  • The Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) is focused on accelerating the achievement of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria through the delivery of high impact HIV prevention, care and support services to populations in Nigeria most at risk of acquiring HIV.
  • The goal of the project is improved HIV/AIDS/TB (HAT) outcomes of priority and key populations in underserved local government areas in Bauchi, Jigawa and Kano states.

Objectives

  • Increase access and provision of HAT services
  • Increase the quality of HAT services
  • Increase health system resiliency, responsiveness, and accountability.

Job Summary

  • The Job holder will be Responsible for providing technical coordination of Prevention activities at the State, LGA, facility and community levels in collaboration with the State MOH and other stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and monitor interventions that strengthen health system capacity to deliver HIV Prevention services and provide appropriate support to vulnerable groups
  • Liaise with the HIV Prevention unit of MOH, State and health facility teams and community structures to establish and/ or strengthen healthcare facilities and community capacity for HIV prevention interventions
  • Strengthen bidirectional referrals between facility services and KP programs
  • Strengthen/establish community-based demand creation, mobilization, linkages/referrals and interventions for HIV prevention.
  • Work with the State and health facility HIV prevention focal persons to develop a system for planning and management of HIV prevention
  • Ensure adherence to guidelines and SOPs for HIV prevention at health facility and community levels;
  • Ensure establishment and functionality of HIV prevention work improvement teams as well as integration of HIV Prevention in health facility Quality Improvement approaches.
  • Link OVC to facility and community-based HIV services and social protection services
  • Participate in development of VMMC, PMTCT, HTS and HIV sexual prevention training packages at national and sub-national level, training and mentorship of various services providers at community and health facility levels.
  • Provide technical support to MOH HIV Prevention TWG, State Health Teams and Health Facilities in development of guidelines, SOPs, protocols and dissemination of packages (protocols, guidelines, SOPs and related materials) for HIV prevention capacity building and support.

Required Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MBBS)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Sciences Epidemiology (MSc) or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance in PEPFAR prevention programs
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings.

Experience:

  • At least seven (7) years of proven experience in design, implementation and coordination of HIV and TB-project in resource limited settings
  • Extensive clinical experience in care of HIV infected adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women in resource limited settings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills. Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team
  • Good problem-solving skills.

Other Essential Requirement:

  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse 
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Pathfinder International and among beneficiaries served by Pathfinder International

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.

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

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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