Jhpiego HIVST Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Jhpiego HIVST Officer Jobs in Nigeria


Overview

  • With financial support from Unitaid via Population Services International, Jhpiego is implementing Phase 3 of the STAR Initiative, a 18-month project to catalyze HIVST adoption, availability, and use in Nigeria.

  • Through the Unitaid-funded STAR Initiative, HIV self-testing (HIVST) has proven to provide an opportunity to reach, test, and diagnose or prevent infection in populations that are considered unreachable by use of traditional testing approaches.

  • In Nigeria, STAR will support the Government of Nigeria to develop and adapt policy guidelines for the adoption of HIV self-testing and support the integration of HIV self-testing within the existing health care systems.

  • HIVST Officer will ensure sustainable, high quality and client focused HIVST services utilizing a total market approach with community (linkage to prevention, treatment and care services) in line with national requirements and standards.

  • S/he will ensure un-interrupted supply of commodities and develop strategies to strengthen referrals between community based HIVST points and the relevant health facilities for appropriate referral of clients.

  • S/he will also be responsible for ensuring a functional referral linkage system.

    Responsibilities

  • Overall implementation of HIVST at the state level

  • Lead State level advocacy and support to SMOH and IPs on HIVST

  • Coordinate and engage with the private sector (pharmacy and PPMVs) to implement the total market approach

  • Lead in the coordination of community based HIVST for the target population of interest with the district.

  • Collaborate for the successful roll out and implementation of HIVST for target populations.

  • Work to establish and strengthen effective referral linkage between community outreach services and care and treatment facilities.

  • Collaborate with district reference laboratories to implement proficiency testing and other diagnostic quality assurance.

  • Contribute to development of project strategies, work plans and budgets

  • Produce and ensure timely submission of monthly program activity reports to the Project Director.

  • S/he provides HIVST to priority populations according to the national HIV testing protocols and guidelines

  • S/he establishes and strengthens good working relationship with other implementing partners and stakeholders.

  • S/he ensures that HIVST quality assurance practices are always performed at all times according to the national requirements.

  • S/he performs any other duty as assigned by the Project Director.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree (preferred) in health sciences, medical sciences or public health.

  • At least 5 years’ experience with HIV/AIDS program implementation, working with public and NGO sectors is required

  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word processing and database management

  • Good strategic, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to work effectively with key stakeholders especially relevant government partners, implementing partners and CSOs.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data

  • Familiarity with UNITAID regulations is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using Job title e.g. " HIVST Officer " (Indicate location in your application & email title)

    Application Closing date

  • Close of Business Tuesday 29th September 2020

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