Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention
Pathfinder International
Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
3d 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.

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 TITLE : Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention

    Reports to : The Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Director

    LOCATION : Kano, Nigeria

    FTE : Full Time (100%)

    JOB SUMMARY : The Job holder will be Responsible for providing technical coordination of Prevention activities at the State, LGA, facility and community levels in collaboration with the State MOH and other stakeholders.

    DUTIES & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and monitor interventions that strengthen health system capacity to deliver HIV Prevention services and provide appropriate support to vulnerable groups
  • Liaise with the HIV Prevention unit of MOH, State and health facility teams and community structures to establish and / or strengthen healthcare facilities and community capacity for HIV prevention interventions
  • Strengthen bidirectional referrals between facility services and KP programs
  • Link OVC to facility and community-based HIV services and social protection services
  • Participate in development of VMMC, PMTCT, HTS and HIV sexual prevention training packages at national and sub-national level, training and mentorship of various services providers at community and health facility levels.
  • Provide technical support to MOH HIV Prevention TWG, State Health Teams and Health Facilities in development of guidelines, SOPs, protocols and dissemination of packages (protocols, guidelines, SOPs and related materials) for HIV prevention capacity building and support.
  • Strengthen / establish community-based demand creation, mobilization, linkages / referrals and interventions for HIV prevention.
  • Work with the State and health facility HIV prevention focal persons to develop a system for planning and management of HIV prevention
  • Ensure adherence to guidelines and SOPs for HIV prevention at health facility and community levels;
  • Ensure establishment and functionality of HIV prevention work improvement teams as well as integration of HIV Prevention in health facility Quality Improvement approaches
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