Senior Technical Officer - Child and Adolescent Health
fhi 360
Abuja
8d ago
source : myJobmag

Duties and Responsibilities

With the Associate Director RMNCH, Associate Director Care & Treatment, state Senior Technical Officers and other relevant staff, coordinates the design and implementation of components related newborn, child and adolescent health including comprehensive HIV care, treatment and support in paediatric, adolescent and adult populations.

With the Associate Director, RMNCH & Associate Director, Care and Treatment, leads capacity building efforts in relation to newborn, child and adolescent health to field programs including paediatric, adolescent and adult HIV / AIDSWith Associate Director RMNCH & Associate Director, Care and Treatment, develops guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation and evaluation of health programs newborn, child and adolescent populations.

Including clinical management and monitoring of HIV / AIDS in paediatric, adolescent and adult populationsContributes to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related newborn, child and adolescent populations and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programsProvides technical assistance to states in the facility level implementation of quality improvement initiatives and approaches aimed at ensuring continuous quality improvement for newborn, child and adolescent health including HIV care and treatment.

Supports the country office team in the use of data for analysis to guide implementation approaches for program improvement at state and facility levels.

Represents FHI 360 / Nigeria to donors and government officials on issues of newborn, child and adolescent healthRemains informed on current programs in the field of child and adolescent health by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities.

Ensures sustained linkages at the technical, functional and structural levels with other RMNCH components (reproductive health, maternal health) and SIDHAS’ OVC program.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

with a sound understanding of the delivery of newborn, child and adolescent health programs including integrated HIV / AIDS programs in resource constrained settings.

Possession of a Masters’ degree in Public or Maternal and Child Health or post graduate fellowship in Paediatrics is an advantage.

Experience in project development with proven experience in the planning and implementation of newborn, adolescent or child health programs is required.

Familiarity with Nigerian public-sector health systems, non-governmental organizations and community based organizations is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes :

Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues newborn, child and adolescent health including comprehensive management of HIV / AIDSSensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infectionsAbility to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.Excellent written and spoken communication and computer skills.

Ability to travel within at least Nigeria 25% of the time.

Remuneration

The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees :

Core benefits :

Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)Dental insuranceVision coverageGroup life and AD&D insuranceHealth savings accountLong-

term disabilityMedical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)Dependent life insuranceBusiness travel insuranceSupplemental personal accident insuranceSupplemental disabilityLife insurancePaid vacation, sick and parental leave403(b) retirement planPension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location) :

Public transportation programOn-site fitness centerLocal credit union membershipHealth and wellness programEmployee assistance programQualified tuition programs (529 plans)Bicycle subsidyLegal assistance planPet insurance

Method of Application

The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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