Technical Officer, Pediatrics and PMTCT at Pathfinder International - 3 Openings

 Employment Nigeria 01-Jun-2022 ₦Not Available LAGOS , BAYELSA , EDO , Administrative   Consultancy   Technical  


Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do believe that it is not only a fundamental human right, but also critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention as well as AIDS care and treatment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Officer, Pediatrics and PMTCT

Requisition Number: TECHN001334
Locations: Lagos, Edo, and Bayelsa
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Category: Technical Services
Reports to: Technical Advisor

About the Project

  • Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE), a USAID awarded project is focused on accelerating the achievement of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria through the delivery of high impact HIV prevention, care and support services to populations in Nigeria most at risk of acquiring HIV.
  • The goal of the project is improved HIV/AIDS/TB (HAT) outcomes of priority and key populations in underserved local government areas in Lagos, Edo  and Bayelsa states.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Increase access and provision of HAT services
  • Increase the quality of HAT services
  • Increase health system resiliency, responsiveness, and accountability.

Job Summary

  • The Job Holder will work closely with the State MOH teams, partners and services providers to ensure quality service delivery through training, on-site technical supportive supervision, mentorship, and coaching in all thematic areas of PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV care.

Job Responsibilities / Essential Duties

  • Provide leadership and coordination to ensure facilities provide integrated and holistic Pediatrics Care and Treatment and PMTCT
  • Provide technical support to facility and community level staff as well as lay providers in PMTCT, and Pediatric ART
  • Provide support for quality pediatric HIV care including diagnosis and management of Opportunistic Infections, ARV Optimization, and monitoring of children on ART for drug resistance
  • Coordinate facility and community-level strategies to ensure tracking of mother-baby pairs, and adherence and retention activities for children on ART
  • Ensure that diagnosis of HIV in infants below 18 months is confirmed through DNA PCR
  • Ensure all children living with HIV are linked to care and treatment
  • Provide technical support in viral load testing, monitoring and coverage for children on ART as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Participate in MOH Technical Working Groups
  • Participate in clinical seminars to discuss pediatric HIV/AIDS issues,
  • Facilitate training in: PMTCT, Pediatric ART, TB/HIV co-infection
  • Provide facility staff with all the latest information on PMTCT, and Pediatric ART, including updates on new national guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and sharing of lessons learned and best practices in Pediatric Care and Treatment and PMTCT.
  • Coach and mentor facility staff (clinician, nurse, expert clients) through the implementation of quality improvement initiatives
  • Conduct CPD/CMEs on selected areas of pediatric HIV/PMTCT/TB care.

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree / Equivalent Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
  • More than 3 years of experience in HIV/TB management.
  • Clinical experience in the management of pediatric HIV and PMTCT
  • Clinical experience in the management of pediatric HIV and PMTCT
  • Trained in ART management
  • Registered with the relevant professional bodies
  • Good experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Interest and aptitude to engage with data and utilize data for decision making
  • Organized and strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to use forms, tools, and interest to utilize software and digital platforms
  • Good interpersonal skills

Other Essential Requirement (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse):

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Pathfinder International and among beneficiaries served by Pathfinder International.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Please indicate your preferred location on your Cover / Application Letter.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Pathfinder is committed to safeguarding and protecting the people we serve as well as our staff. We have zero-tolerance for any behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, as well as our staff and partners, including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. Everyone we hire must abide by our safeguarding and related policies, including reporting suspected or known policy violations.
  • By submitting an application, you acknowledge you understand you will be subjected to a variety of vetting/background checks intended to verify your suitability to work with us.
  • Pathfinder International Nigeria does not pay relocation allowance.
  • Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 



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