CRS Technical Specialist - Case Management & Referral Coordination Jobs in Nigeria

CRS Technical Specialist - Case Management & Referral Coordination Jobs in Nigeria


Job Summary

  • The Technical Specialist Case Management/ Referral Coordination will provide technical coordination at the state level for the 4GATES project strategies towards strengthening case management and referral coordination in Enugu, Delta and Imo States.

  • S/He will ensure that 4GATES strategies are aligned to national and international evidence based technical strategies.

  • The Technical Specialist Case Management/ Referral Coordination facilitates collaboration between the CSOs, 4GATES project and technical teams of Government coordinating structures and PEPFAR OVC Implementing partners.

  • S/he will oversee the OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination strategies and provide technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes and ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan in the supported states.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities

    Program Quality and Technical Coordination:

  • Implement strategies towards strengthening National and sub-national Coordination platforms for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination technical strategies.

  • Support GoN and PERFARs efforts to standardize and scale up use of evidence based technical strategies for OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination.

  • Ensure the availability and utilization of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination
    Champion strategies to strengthen bi-directional linkages towards improved OVC continuum of care with focus optimizing health and social services workforce and improved data management information system at the states.

  • Support innovative approach to creating demand for increased uptake of Pediatric and adolescent HIV services

  • Support the roll – out of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models to improve ART uptake and treatment retention amongst children and adolescents in supported facilities.

  • Support the strengthening of the capacity of CSOs, OVC implementing Partners on HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.

  • Support the scale up of community-based model for the engagement of community structures to improve case-finding for infants delivered outside of facilities.

  • Supervise the use of SOPs on age appropriate HIV Risk screening for children and adolescents in community and facility settings.

  • Work with partners and supportive facility frontline staff to scale – up the use of age-specific HIV Risk screening tool for determining children and adolescents at risk of HIV and prioritizing them for HIV testing in community and facility settings.

  • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV.

  • Strengthen referral linkages to increase ART uptake and retention in care among children and Adolescent.

    Representation and Learning:

  • Provide technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on OVC and adolescent programs.

  • Support the 4GATES project to roll out learning briefs, peer reviewed articles, success stories and innovative that work in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV and OVC programming.

  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.

  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.

  • Technical experience with programming to
    address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.

  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.

  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations

  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Required Languages - English

  • Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 80%.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.

  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.

  • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.

  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations

  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Health, Social Science or related discipline plus a Master's Degree in Public Health or its equivalent
    Minimum 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming

  • Minimum 2 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive technical and management responsibilities.

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Talent

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Accountability & Stewardship

    What we Offer

  • CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CRS Technical Specialist - Case Management & Referral Coordination Jobs in Nigeria


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