Technical Advisor, PMTCT
Pathfinder International
Kano, NG
1d ago
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Pathfinder International's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Technical Advisor, PMTCT jobs in Kano Job Location : Kano Deadline : May 29, 2022

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  • Requisition Number : TECHN001322

    Location : Kano

    FTE : Full Time (100%)

    Job Category : Technical Services

    Reports to : The Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Director

    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.
  • Pathfinder Nigeria is recruiting for the Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE), a USAID funded project
  • About the Project

  • The Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) 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 Bauchi, Jigawa and Kano 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

  • Responsible for providing technical coordination of PMTCT activities at the State, LGA, facility and community levels in collaboration with the State MOH and other stakeholders to ensure elimination of mother to child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV in ACE supported states.
  • Job Responsibilities / Essential Duties

  • Ensure increased ANC uptake through demand creation and partner involvement.
  • Support facilities to test and Identify HIV positive mothers and put them all on lifelong ART
  • Provide technical strategy on routine and timely viral load testing for PMTCT mothers as well as viral suppression
  • Ensure mothers and the infants are retained in care
  • Coordinate strategies for early infant diagnosis, infant prophylaxis and prompt ART for positive infants
  • Capacity build facility teams to conduct and report on HEI and maternal cohort analysis
  • Train healthcare providers on quality PMTCT care
  • Conduct supportive supervision to supported sites
  • Provide timely updates for the quarterly program performance review and share mitigation for underperforming areas
  • Monthly reporting, feedback and data use on key PMTCT indicators
  • Participate in development of strategic tools (SOPs, TORs, package of care) to guide PMTCT programming
  • Participate in National and State TWG / stakeholder meetings
  • Required Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MBBS)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Sciences Epidemiology (MSc) or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings
  • Experience :

  • At least five years of proven experience in design, implementation and coordination of HIV and TB-project in resource limited settings
  • Extensive clinical experience in care of HIV infected adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women in resource limited settings
  • Extensive clinical experience in care of HIV infected adults and children in resource limited settings
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills. Proven ability to write high quality scientific / management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team
  • Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings
  • 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.
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