Technical Advisor, ART/Treatment at Jhpiego

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some it’s partners. Save the Children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM). Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). The program’s goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the vacant position below:Job Title: Technical Advisor, ART/TreatmentJob ID: 2016-2628 Location: AbujaPosition Reports to: TBDPosition Supervised: TBDOverviewThe HIV Care and Treatment Technical Advisor will provide strategic leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of Care and Treatment components of a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja.Responsibilities will include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of HIV activities, including the integration of TB and MNCH services.This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities based on current scientific evidence. This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.ResponsibilitiesProvide mentoring and capacity building assistance at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:Improving continuity of care and follow-up for HIV-positive individuals and HIV-exposed infants;Provision of a minimum package of care for people living with HIV (PLHIV)Ensuring the quality of rapid HIV counseling and testing, including provider initiated testing and counseling in priority district health servicesStrengthening the relationships between the community and the health facilities to enable adherence, as well as integrating couples counselinOversee the engagement of communities as the entry point to ANC and PMTCT servicesEnhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity including new diagnostic technologies, laboratory bio-safety, quality assurance procedures, laboratory management and staffing issues,Interventions for co-occurring diseases impacting HIV-infected patients including TB; andExpanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support.Develop or review evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of TB and HIV laboratory activities to meet the needs of the US government and the Government of NigeriaReinforce the peer review process, including sharing lessons learned and best practices adopted, to continually bridge performance gapProvide “training of trainers,” in-service and pre-service education, follow-up and supportive supervision to health workers, lab technicians and/or CBOsActively participate in relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferencesAnalyze potential PMTCT, MNCH, HIV Testing and TB strategies within the context of the program and communicate these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staffFormulate and test sustainable solutions to training and service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvementDocument and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for quality improvementAuthor and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conferenceAssist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports 

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