Pediatric Treatment & Adherence Advisor at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered in 2007 with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. HIFASS is committed to enhancing the quality of lives of the vulnerable population including women, children and disabled persons in Nigeria. We provide local driven solutions to advance better development outcome in health, education and other social services. HIFASS in partnership with other development organizations implement donor-funded community Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Pediatric ART Saturation Support programs Cross River, Akwa Ibom & Kano States. Currently we are seeking qualified candidates for the position below:Job Title: Pediatric Treatment & Adherence AdvisorLocations: Calabar, Akwa Ibom & KanoReport to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)Job Type: Full TimeSlot: 3 OpeningsPosition SummaryPediatric HIV Treatment & Adherence Advisor (PTAA) will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of community service delivery components of the Pediatric ART Saturation Strategy (PASS).He/she will lead the implementation of the program design to ensure quality service delivery consistent with the national and international standards and guidelines.S/he will be the technical lead in care & treatment services for HIV infected and/or affected children, 0 - 17 years enrolled on the program.S/he will lead in the use of household/community generated data for program improvement; promote shared learning and knowledge exchange of best practices and lessons learnt,S/he will support all technical program staff and will manage any pediatric clinical and community related issues in the program.Principal ResponsibilitiesLead technical design, oversight, and monitoring of activities for pediatric HIV prevention, care and treatment services in communities and household levels.Provide technical leadership in the area of demand creation and service uptake for children (0 - 17 years) to maximize HIV testing and counselling services, create linkages and provide assisted referral services to health facilities.Responsible for leading community engagement with Caregivers groups, households, CLHIV, support groups, religious leaders, spiritual homes, youth organizations, households and involvement of males, to expand knowledge on HIV and referral for treatment and care services in facilities.Responsible for strengthening community and health facility linkages among Children Living with HIV (CLHIV) to optimize ARl eligibility and retention in care and treatment.Regular case management review of CLHIV including viral load monitoring, to ensure viral suppression.Contribute detailed and accurate technical deliverables and reports to PASS and OVC care and support services that fulfil USAID reporting requirements.Supervise teams of community case managers and contribute to implementation of annual program work plan and expected deliverables.

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