National Consultant- coordination of the differentiated service delivery strategic initiative (DSD SI) and DSD for HIV treatment (DSD ART), Nigeria -(2101981)Grade : No gradeContractual Arrangement : Special Services Agreement (SSA)Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 9 Months : ..
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) denotes various HIV service delivery approaches centered on people living with HIV (PLHIV) need for simplified and adapted services across the HIV care continuum, including HIV prevention, testing, linkage, ART services, and chronic care.
DSD reflects the preferences and expectations of the various sub-populations while reducing unnecessary burdens on the health system.
This approach involves the thorough assessment of PLHIV to determine the needed level of care and matching them to appropriate services.
DSD offers less intensive and less frequent services that are more easily accessible for PLHIV who are clinically stable on antiretroviral therapy (ART), thus reducing the barriers to treatment and care.
It also refocuses health system resources on those who require more intensive care and follow-up. Similarly, it includes offering more intensive care for clinically unstable people and / or who present with advanced HIV disease.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general coordination of the WHO Country Representative, the HIV / AIDS Technical Officer's supervision, the DSD ART consultant will work to accelerate and strengthen the coordination of the DSD SI and DSD ART according to WHO recommendations.
Specifically, the WHO DSD ART Consultant will support the Government of Nigeria, NACA / NASCP, and DSD SI providers (local and international) :
Essential : University degree in Medicine / Public Health
Desirable : Masters level and above in Medicine / Public Health
Essential : At least 2 years of technical and programmatic experience working on HIV treatment and care in Nigeria, including experience on differentiated HIV treatment services (desirable : experience on HIV service delivery for underserved populations).
Expertise and experience providing technical support, and experience working with the Global Fund and other HIV actors, including the Ministry of Health and civil societies.
Desirable : experience on HIV service delivery for underserved populations
Excellent organizational skills.
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English