Current Jobs Vacancies at MSH Nigeria 2013 – (4 Positions) 

1) Clinical Advisor – Pediatric HIV

Overall Responsibilities
The Pediatric Advisor will provide technical leadership and support  in the planning and

implementation of pediatric HIV services under the MSH ProACT project  in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. He/she will supervise field based clinical teams and will report to the Deputy Project Director. In addition he/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination and providing overall strategic direction for the Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment programming as well as providing strong leadership to a multidisciplinary team of clinicians working in supported health facilities.

Management responsibility
  1. Spearheading the strategic designimplementation of Pediatric HIV services under the ProACT project in Nigeria and this will also include integrating pediatric HIV services      within existing MNCH  services in supported health facilities
  2. Member of the Project Management Team thatresponsible for overall project performance
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provides technical guidance and clinical expertise in the provision of ProACT project pediatric HIV care and treatment services
  • Work closely with the technical unit to provide technical assistance to partners and guide the development of innovative pediatric initiatives of partners to support facility level      program operations including pediatric HIV testing, care and treatment of HIV infected infants, children and adolescents.
  • Provide technical assistance in the training and supportive supervision of site clinicians providing pediatric palliative care, antiretroviral treatment, counseling and adherence      support.
  • Provide on-going technical support and supervision to field based clinical teams who will in turn provide technical support to facilities in the implementation of pediatric activities.
  • Participate in the PMTCT/Pediatric technical working group meetings hosted by the Ministry of health, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCP)
  • Develop a standard package of Pediatric HIV care services and ensure its implementation in MSH supported facilities.
  • Liaise and network with relevant ProACT partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for pediatric HIV.
  • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of pediatric care and treatment services within the project PMP framework
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep MSH ProACT senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Work with ProACT senior management to document and publish best practices.
ACCOUNTABILITY:
Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.
Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding pediatric program data generation and management.
Qualifications
  • Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses and registration with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council
  • Specialist degree in Pediatrics with a graduate degree in public health preferred.
  • At least 5 years experience in clinical management of pediatrics HIV cases would be a distinct advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience with PMTCT, HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in PMTCT/pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment.
  • Experience in developing country health care programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action;
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required;

2) Clinical Advisor – PMTCT/MNCH

Overall Responsibilities
The Clinical Advisor – PMTCT/MNCH will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of integrated PMTCT/FP/MNCH services under the MSH ProACT project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. He/she will supervise field based clinical teams and will report to the Deputy Project Director. In addition he/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination and providing overall strategic direction for PMTCT/MNCH programming as well as providing strong leadership to a multidisciplinary team of clinicians working in supported health facilities.
Management responsibility
  1. Spearheading the strategic designimplementation of integrated PMTCT/MNCH services including FP under the LMS-ACT project in Nigeria
  2. Member of the Project Management Team thatresponsible for overall project performance
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide technical guidance and clinical expertise in the provision of ProACT project PMTCT services
  • Work closely with the technical unit to provide technical assistance to partners and guide the development of innovative PMTCT/MNCH initiatives to support facility level program      operations including FP integration, care and treatment of HIV infected pregnant women, infants and children.
  • Provide technical assistance in the training and supportive supervision of site clinicians providing PMTCT /MNCH, HIV counseling and adherence support services.
  • Provide on-going technical support and supervision to field based clinical teams who will in turn provide technical support to facilities in the implementation of integrated PMTCT/MNCH services.
  • Represent MSH ProACT at PMTCT technical working groups meetings hosted by the USG or Ministry of health, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCP)
  • Develop a standard of care package for PMTCT service delivery and ensure implementation in supported health facilities.
  • Liaise and network with relevant ProACT partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for PMTCT/MNCH.
  • Participate in the development and/or review of HIV policy and guidelines documents, in close collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners
  • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of PMTCT/MNCH  activities within the project PMP framework
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep MSH ProACT senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Work with ProACT senior management to document and publish best practices.
ACCOUNTABILITY:
Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Deputy Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.
Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding  PMTCT program data generation and management.
Qualifications
  • Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses
  • Specialist degree in Ob &Gyn with a graduate degree in public health preferred.
  • At least 5 years experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment, PMTCT or Reproductive health programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in PMTCT/pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment.
  • Experience in developing country health care programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action;
  • Training and experience in Mentorship and Quality Improvement programs will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required;

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3) HIV Quality Improvement Officer

Overall Responsibilities
Working under the supervision of the Senior Clinical Advisor, the HIV Quality Improvement (QI) Officer   will provide leadership for the implementation of HIV quality of care improvement activities under the ProACT project in Nigeria. In addition he/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination and providing overall strategic direction for the roll out of QI initiatives of the ProACT project as well as providing strong leadership to a multidisciplinary team of clinicians working in supported health facilities.
Management responsibility
  1. Spearheading the strategic designimplementation of  HIV quality of      care improvement activities  under      the ProACT project in Nigeria
  2. Member of the Project Management Team thatresponsible for overall project performance
Specific Responsibilities
  • Work with the senior Clinical Advisor to spearhead HIV-related quality improvement activities within MSH ProACT project, including implementation of the NigQUAL initiative at MSH supported health facilities.
  • Work with field based clinical team to provide technical assistance to public sector facilities to periodically measure and improve the quality of HIV/AIDS and related care.
  • Assure consistency of HIV care and treatment services in supported sites as per established national guidelines as HIV services are decentralized to lower levels.
  • Assist with the technical management and roll out of the NigQUAL initiative at a national level.
  • Work with the Senior Clinical Advisor in the development of core and optional clinical quality indicators based upon national practice guidelines and priorities.
  • Work with the senior Clinical Advisor to develop quarterly QI work plans and technical reports.
  • Periodically visit state management teams and hospital ART committees to motivate staff in QI.
  • Train health workers in HIV care related Quality improvement (QI) activities.
  • Perform regular site support and mentoring visits at participating HIV clinics in MSH supported sites.
  • Work with field based clinical teams to provide on-site QI consultations and coaching to supported sites using information gathered during assessments, so that results are used to effect changes in HIV clinic practice.
  • Work with ProACT senior management to document and publish best practices.
ACCOUNTABILITY:
Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.
Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for analysis of QI data.
Qualifications
  • MD with a post degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
  • Prior experience with coordinating HIV quality improvement initiatives
  • Excellent grasp of quality improvement issues and current literature on HIV quality improvement initiatives
  • Experience in developing country health care programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action;
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required;

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4) Senior Technical Advisor: HIV Prevention, Care and Support

Overall Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Advisor: HIV Prevention, Care and Support   will be MSH ProACT leading technical expert in the area of prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, OVC, care and support working in close collaboration with other MSH ProACT project team members. He/she will be responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction, relevance, coverage and quality of the portfolio for prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, OVC, Care and support and for the design, implementation and evaluation of related prevention, OVC, care and support activities implemented by MSH ProACT project.  He/she will also be responsible for ensuring the coherence and coordination of MSH’s prevention, OVC , care and support services in a manner that strengthens linkage and synergy between community-based and clinical facility-based services; in partnership with the state government, other implementing partners and the community itself.

Management responsibility

  1. Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of HIV Prevention, care and support activities including PHDP and OVC services provided under the MSH ProACT project in Nigeria
  2. Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance
Specific Responsibilities
  • Keep abreast of new survey and research findings on the HIV epidemic in Nigeria; synthesize their findings and implications and disseminate these to MSH ProACT staff; advise      on appropriate shifts in MSH prevention strategy to respond to evolving epidemiological data.
  • Coordinate HIV prevention, OVC, care and support activities with the national government, and other USG implementing partners.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance, training and consultation on the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention, OVC and care and support activities to MSH ProACT staff and partners, including assistance in the application of new data and research findings to program activities.
  • Design continuous quality improvement tools for periodic assessment of HIV sexual prevention interventions, OVC, care and support activities under the MSH ProACT project.
  • Continually identifies TA needs and develops and standardizes the package for Technical Assistance implementation in line with national guidelines and international best practices
  • Coordinate capacity building sessions for technical staff, GoN and CBO partners to ensure the implementation of high quality HIV sexual prevention intervention as well as OVC, care and support services in target communities.
  • Represent MSH at national and USG technical working groups meetings hosted by the NACA, Ministry of health, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCP)
  • Liaise and network with relevant ProACT partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for OVC, care and support and HIV prevention programs.
  • Conduct regular site visits to review implementation of OVC and prevention programs and meet with beneficiaries.  Based on information collected during field visits, communicate findings and recommendations for strengthening OVC and prevention interventions to the ProACT project leadership
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep MSH ProACT senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Work with ProACT senior management to document and publish best practices.
ACCOUNTABILITY:
Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.
Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.
Qualifications
  • Master’s level or higher training in public health, epidemiology, demography, social or behavior science or related field required;
  • Minimum 5 years’ progressively responsible experience in HIV/AIDS strategy development and implementation, with specific reference to OVC, Care and Support and prevention of sexual transmission in diverse contexts
  • Comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention and community-based health care initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation of HIV programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills/experience required;
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in behavior change methodologies and their application to HIV/AIDS is particularly desired
  • Strong supervisory and management skills;
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.

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