JOB VACANCY IN WIDOWS AND ORPHANS EMPOWERMENT ORGANISATION (WEWE
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a local NGO, not for profit, Faith Based Organisation (FBO) is seeking applications from qualified candidates to fill in a position of Disease Intervention Officer in the Rivers State Surge Project to improve the health and well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their families in 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in line with Center for Disease control and President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) 95 : 95 : 95 Agenda.
Position : Disease Intervention Officer (DIO)
The successful candidate will be based in Rivers State
Position Summary :
The major role of the Disease Intervention Officer is to manage emergency cases of orphans and vulnerable children households, affected and in affected household in 17 LGAs in Rivers State.
S / he will (1) strengthen bidirectional relationships between communities and health facilities; (2) Identifying areas for improvement;
3). Responsive coaching and modeling of best practices that benefits the OVC and HIV care and treatment programs (4). Advocating for environments conducive to quality patient care and provider development;
and (5). Collecting and reporting data when required
Key duties and Responsibilities :
Ensures linkage of infected children and adolescent from the community testing points to any supported HIV care and treatment center / Facility close to them
Ensures that strategies relating to the OVC and care and treatment programs are non-stigmatizing and client focused
Create a conducive environment for adolescents and young girls enrolled into the program to have open and sincere conversations about their sexual and reproductive health issues
Build the capacity of community volunteers and community facilitators on basic principles of HIV / AIDS service delivery components
Ensure confidentiality of clients enrolled into the program is maintained with ethical standards put in place to avoid litigations and most importantly protect the rights of the child
Collaborate with relevant government and non-governmental agencies including SMOH for the provision of wrap around services for clients enrolled into the OVC program.
Serve as a subject matter expert on issues around HIV care and treatment for infected pediatrics and the adolescents, medication adherence counselling, uptake and interpretation of routine viral load data
Be constantly updated on developing issues and trends in the OVC , Pediatric HIV care and treatment portfolios
Submit a routine reports on capacity building done and technical assistance activities provided as well as findings and recommendations for strengthening services between the health facilities and the communities where OVC are followed up.
Minimum Position Requirements :
Requires a bachelor’s degree in Medicine
Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
At least 3 years’ experience with clinical HIV and AIDS care, including the provision of ART.
At least 1 year experience with program planning, assessment, and implementation of HIV clinical care.
Ability to write reports and analyze and interpret data.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds.
Willingness to travel to clinics and hospitals throughout Rivers State