Technical Director – TB/HIV Prevention, Care & Support (STEER Project) at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.   We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.   We are recruiting to fill the position below:Technical Director - TB/HIV Prevention, Care & Support (STEER Project)Job DetailLocation: KadunaExperience: 5year(s)Course of Study: MedicineRequired Grade: Any Role PurposeAs a member of the STEER Team, The Technical Director, TB/HIV Prevention, Care & Support will be responsible for working closely with the STEER Technical Team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project – focusing primarily on TB/HIV prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition.S/he will lead planning in consultation with the Deputy CoP planning, reporting and capacity strengthening efforts while putting in place operational strategies for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.The TD will provide Technical Support in programming as well as documentation and reporting.  He will line manage the technical Advisors.Key Areas of AccountabilityProvide technical and programmatic leadership primarily in the areas of TB/HIV prevention, Community based TB/HIV Care & Support for project beneficiaries affected by AIDS.Responsible for strengthening the linkages between the community-based care activities and health facilities providing TB/HIV care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care.Support the strengthening of the capacity of implementing CSOs in the area of TB/HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for TB/HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.Support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing TB/HIV risk behaviours, TB/HIV transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on adolescent girls and young female caregivers.The TD-TB/HIV PCS will utilize approaches that support integration and maximize country and community-ownership.Coordinate and maintain close liaison with project partners and with relevant stakeholders in the focus statesWork in close collaboration with all STEER Staff based at the states.Coordinate periodic monitoring/reviews of the STEER Project, identifying successes, and using lessons learned to make contribution to the overall strategies of the project.Coordinate the development of monthly, quarterly and annual work plans of nutrition and HES.Prepares, collates and submits periodic reports to the Deputy Chief of Party on Project activities.Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly with security procedures and other staff policies.Place of Work:The post will be based in Kaduna and will require about 50-75% of travel outside to the implementing LGAs and communities.Other:Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

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