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AIDS Healthcare Foundation – (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. AIDS Healthcare Foundation is registered in Nigeria as Foundation for AIDS Care Prevention and Advocacy but collectively referred to as AHF Nigeria. AHF Nigeria works in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to provide free HIV/AIDS services; HIV prevention and treatment (ART), capacity building and advocacy in resource constrained settings.

AHF-Nigeria currently operates in 6 states including; Benue, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi, Cross River, Anambra and supports 81 clinic sites country wide. The organization now seeks to hire highly competent, dynamic and experienced persons to fill the regular full time position below:

Job Title: ART Nurse

Location: Cross River
Reports To: Senior Nursing Officer

Job Summary

  • The ART nurse assists the clinician in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility.
  • He /She will directly support the health facility and community HIV prevention programs, strengthen referral and linkage services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
  • Initiate and expand PITC in the supported health facilities.
  • Provides skilled nursing procedures (i.e. dressing changes).
  • Administers medication as ordered within the scope of practice of the licensee.
  • Performs phlebotomy and/or initiates intravenous infusions as ordered.
  • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
  • May act as a team leader to assist with the provision and supervision of patient care.
  • Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
  • Provides patient and family education.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
  • Establish and support effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
  • Work closely with the prevention coordinator to supervise community program staff and ensure achievement of targets as well as timely preparation and dissemination of reports.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
  • Any other duty designated by the Country Program Manager.

Education and Experiences

  • University graduate in Nursing.
  • At least two years’ experience in HIV program management.
  • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office.

Application Closing Date
5PM; 8th June, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application (CV and Cover Letter) in a single file (word or pdf format only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org

Note

  • Kindly indicate the position and the location (e.g ART Nurse- Cross River State) you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. The file must be saved as follows: first name surname (e.g Johnson Okafor).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Job Title: Data Assistant

Location: Cross River
Reports To:M&E Manager/Site Coordinator

Job Summary

  • The Data Assistant will be responsible for all data reporting-related activities of the site programs in line with reporting requirements.
  • This includes implementing M&E framework, maintenance of monitoring data collections systems at site.
  • He/she will also contribute to the design and assist the M&E Manager in conducting program assessments and evaluations to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of monitoring and Evaluation activities in the field
  • Support the development and strengthening of AHF Nigeria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.
  • Manage and Update site level database and  ensure timely reports to the country office
  • Ensure correct use of M&E tools at the site and outpost and logistics of tools.
  • Provide mentoring out-post facility and CBO’s to ensure that the data entered into the facility database are accurate, consistent and according to standard operating procedures
  • Ensure data are reported according to the approved dataflow and timelines and attend to any other duties assigned
  • Ensure all data are fed into OpenMRS, webPPR, Site database and state DHIS.
  • Daily entry of records into the OpenMRS for effective storage and backup for effective monitoring and assessing the performance of client’s health and program at site level
  • Monitor the sites programs in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement at site level
  • Supervise site level data reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete data are sent to the country office on a periodic basis, or when required.
  • Any other duty designated by the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

Key Result Areas:

  • Facilitate the collection, collation and analysis of key program indicators and reporting to the country office

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Degree in Statistics (Major), Medical Demography, Mathematics and other related discipline.
  • Significant experience in data entry and data management.
  • Demonstrate competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong writing, editing, and formatting skills.
  • Demonstrate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS or STATA. Use of OpenMRS will be of advantage.
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to take initiative and to be flexible depending on changing priorities and deadlines.

Application Closing Date
8th June, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (CV and Cover Letter) in a single file (word or pdf format only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.orgKindly indicate the position and the location (e.g Data Assistant – Cross River State) you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. The file must be saved as follows: First Name, Surname (e.g Chinedu Oguaghamba).

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Job Title: HIV Prevention Coordinator

Location: Cross River
Reports To: Prevention Program Manager/State Coordinator

Job Summary

  • The HIV prevention coordinator will ensure implementation HIV prevention programs in AHF supported health facilities, ensure adherence to SOPs, national guidelines and protocols
  • He/ she would facilitate the expansion and coverage of prevention program in line with approved program objectives. Strengthen collaboration & partnership with CBO / CSOs and other NGOs to enhance synergy

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at Biomedical Prevention of HIV (including Testing and Counseling).
  • Coordinates the provision of community HCT outreaches according to acceptable protocols and in line with the national guidelines.
  • Scale up and strengthen the provision of HCT through provider initiated testing and counseling approaches (PITC).
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of approaches in other prevention strategies-including but not limited to Blood and Injection safety, Post exposure prophylaxis, HIV Testing and Counseling, and PHDP.
  • Ensures effective and strategic leadership for HCWs at heath facilities and partners within the continuum of care.
  • Support the design and implementation of prevention programs for MARPs and other key populations (i.e. as female sex workers, Adolescent and young persons as well as PWID).
  • Contribute to the capacity building of HCWs and staff of CBO partners with respect to HIV prevention programs.
  • Provides technical assistance to health facilities, CBOs sub-partners on strategic program implementation.
  • Support and strengthen collaboration among CBO partners involved in HIV programs and promotes use of national and internationally recognized best practices and evidence-informed HIV biomedical interventions / services among AHF sponsored or supported programs in Nigeria.
  • Supports the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling, Blood and Injection safety, USP, PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
  • Ensure effective data entry, manage and supervise the process of appropriate data collection at the facility and community using appropriate data tools for all HIV prevention programs.
  • Assist to ensure coordinated inventory management, performs a monthly stock count; and reports appropriately.
  • Represents AHF in strategic and technical partnerships-at the National, State and Local Government levels.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises HCT mobile teams.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with AHF’s policies and applicable laws;

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

  • B.Sc, B.A or any relevant qualifications.
  • MPH would be an added advantage
  • 2-3 years’ experience in providing HIV prevention activities.
  • Experience with managing CBO partners a plus.

Application Closing Date
5pm Friday, 8th June, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications (CV and Cover Letter) in a single file (word or pdf format only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.orgKindly indicate the position and the location (e.g “HIV Prevention Coordinator – Cross River State”) you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. The file must be saved as follows: First name, surname (e.g Johnson Okafor).

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Job Title: Community HTS Assistant

Location: Cross River
Reports To: Prevention Coordinator

Job Summary

  • To render quality counseling and psychosocial support to clients. Refer clients for appropriate additional psychosocial and clinical support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

VCT Duties:

  • Provides pre and post – voluntary HIV confidential counseling and testing, to all patients willing to have the HIV test done. KPA:  Must test an average of 120 patients per week, but may see more if patients are still available.
  • Performs the rapid HIV testing on all clients that have consented to testing. KPA: ensures that each and every test done, has consent signed by the patient or a legally authorized person.
  • Encourages and support patients that test positive; helping them to cope with the new diagnosis. KPA: Try to make sure that the patient accepts and can deal with the new diagnosis.
  • Participates in Mass HIV testing initiatives and campaigns. KPA: Take part in mass HIV testing activities according to mass testing projects program.
  • Acts as (by facilitating) a linkage between HIV diagnosis, care, support and treatment. KPA: Ensures that an HIV positive patient is referred to the next appropriate level of care.

Adherence counseling duties:

  • Collaborate with other health care professionals (doctor, nurse, social worker, community health care worker, home-based caregiver, psychologist.) in maintaining treatment protocol. KPA: Assist other professionals by seeing at least 10 patients per day or entering them to HIV care program.
  • Provide direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and Psychosocial care to patients. KPA : refers to support groups and these are recorded in support group register. Also encourages patients to have a supporter on treatment initiation.
  • Teach and counsel patients & family on disease prevention and staying healthy. KPA : Run literacy classes; educating patients on ARVs and staying healthy.
  •  Assist patients with adherence counseling and document the session in counseling form. KPA at least see 5 or more defaulting patients per day.
  • Provide ongoing psychosocial counseling to clients attending the clinic. KPA : Must have a minimum of 65 clients  seen and counseled per month.
  • Assist with the reading and interpretation of the CD4 count results to clients. KPA:
  • Brings questions and concerns to the physician as necessary.
  • Maintain filing system for all client records including psychosocial forms, laboratory results and medical records. KPA : Client confidentiality to be maintained at all times.

Treatment literacy duties:

  • Provide training to patients ready for ARV treatment and provide them with the clinical and laboratory goals of ARV’s. KPA : must keep a schedule for this and a register of attendance for patients attending literacy training sessions.
  • Identify clients who are defaulting and furnish team with relevant information for intervention. KPA : Suggest solutions to deal with adherence as per each clients need.
  • Preparation for weekly sessions with supervisor by noting challenges encountered and planning for the next weeks activities. KPA : Keeps agenda for meeting supervisors and becomes punctual.

General Duties:

  • Prepare monthly report on services rendered for submission to supervisor. KPA: monthly statistical reports submitted on time.
  • Participate in team de-briefing sessions. KPA : keep record of debriefing sessions held.
  • Enter client visit details into the psychosocial relevant register. KPA: Provide weekly psychosocial relevant statistical report to the data capturer.

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Diploma in Psychology, Sociology and other related discipline
  • Certificate for AIDS Treatment Training
  • Certificate for Counseling Skills Training
  • Degree or diploma in child and youth development would be an advantage
  • Must be proficient in MS Office

Application Closing Date
5PM; 8th June, 2018.
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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application (CV and Cover Letter) in a single file (word or pdf format only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org

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  • Kindly indicate the position and the location (e.g Community HTS Assistant- Cross River State) you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. The file must be saved as follows: first name surname (e.g Johnson Okafor).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

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