Technical Officer, Pediatrics and PMTCT
Pathfinder International
Lagos, Nigeria
6d ago

Description

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do believing 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.

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 TITLE : Technical Officer, Pediatrics and PMTCT

    Reports to : Technical Advisor

    Bayelsa (1)

    Please indicate your prefer location on your Cover / Application Letter

    FTE : Full Time (100%)

    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, 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 children on ART for drug resistance
  • Coordinate facility and community level strategies to ensure tracking 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 trainings in : PMTCT, Pediatric ART, TB / HIV co-infection
  • Provide facility staff with all the latest information on PMTCT, Pediatric ART, including updates on new national guidelines.
  • Contribute to 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

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