Senior Program Officer, MNCH at The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.To drive quality, comprehensive health services and to engender global best practices to reduce the burden of pediatric and adolescent HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, IHVN is seeking for qualified candidates for this position below:Job Title: Senior Program Officer, MNCHLocations: Abuja and RiversJob Category: TechnicalDepartment: Prevention Care and Treatment  Unit: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH)ResponsibilitiesCoordinate the provision of programmatic support and oversight to the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Unit at state officesCoordinate the development of program strategies, work plans and their implementation for effective operations of the hub and spoke model of scale up.Support the state team to ensure smooth operations and coordination of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) activities at the IHVN supported facilities in the states.Forecast and recommend for purchase, PMTCT commodities such as care kits and Mama PacksEnsure timely submission of CRRIF data request for the stateCo-ordinate, track progress, review results and address PMTCT challenges and communicate with central teamSupervise service providers (doctors, nurses, mentor mothers etc.) to provide quality care to HIV+ pregnant women.Ensure the creation of a sustainable PMTCT team to deliver overall quality health care to HIV positive pregnant & breast feeding women in the facilitiesEnsure that the facility operates a functional and efficient client flow system through collaboration with the state PMTCT Senior Program Officer/Program OfficerIdentify barriers to PMTCT and proffer solutions to these challenges with the state teamsFacilitate and coordinate relevant trainings sessions organized for site health care workersProvide technical assistance to site and community staff through perception, monitoring, supportive supervision & mentoringCoordinate the activities of Infant Feeding Counseling/ care of HIV Exposed Infants for health care workers in the statesFacilitate effective linkages within thematic program areas and overall community-based organizations.Report all activities to the State Manager/Program Director/, Program Area Leads and the Director/Head, Prevention, Care and Treatment Department.Work with state team on sites Quality Improvement Team lead (QIT) to ensure quality of service given to clients are in line with the national guidelineReview State data on weekly/monthly basis to assess level of achievement and gaps.Coordinate Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) activities with the state team to determine prompt samples transport and turnaround time of all the facilitiesCoordinate the state team as they collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the state to ensure effectiveness of PMTCT interventions in the stateFacilitate and coordinate the activities of Mentor Mothers / Traditional Birth attendants, Treatment Support Specialists, volunteers and other community structure to improve care, treatment protocols and mechanisms for tracking defaultersAdhere and abide by the ethics and code of conduct of the Institute.Any other duties assigned by State Manager/Project Director/Program Area Lead & Head of Department. . 

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