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Associate Director, Prevention, Care and Treatment BSc - MSc Job

2024-05-29 12:47   Medical / Healthcare   Lagos   17 views
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Job Summary
The incumbent will provide technical support to implement high-quality prevention, care, treatment, and support activities with a primary focus on prevention interventions, clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and the management of other disease conditions. S/he will supervise key prevention and clinical staff, and lead in integrating prevention and clinical services with other project initiatives. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders (including the Government of [Nation] and other implementing partners), and evaluate service delivery outcomes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
A. Supervision of Prevention Services:

Supports the Deputy Chief of Party in overseeing the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HALG public health interventions including HIV/AIDS interventions, linked with care and treatment activities. Others include TB, RH/FP, Malaria, cervical cancer screening, STI etc.
Ensure that appropriate technical strategies, policies, and SOPs are developed and implemented according to HALG, USAID, OGAC and Nigerian guidelines.
Supports the senior management team in the development and monitoring of workplan, budgets and ensure appropriate levels of technical support in the implementation.
Supports the Deputy Chief of Party in the development of high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention interventions for target populations, ensuring behavioral change and access to standard HIV prevention commodities.
Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects.

B. Supervision of Clinical Services:

Provide technical leadership and technical support related to clinical management and home-based care HIV/AIDS strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs.
In coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party, coordinate the design and implementation of components related to the clinical management of and home-based care for HIV/AIDS, including the use of antiretroviral treatment in field-level projects and programs.
Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS care and support, including capacity building for managing other co-morbidities.
Serve as the focal person for clinical quality assurance and control of HALG service delivery interventions for general populations.
Provide support to facilities in the states, including interacting with site clinical teams and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) focal points, ensuring quality assurance and control in the delivery of HIV treatment services to the general population at the facilities and through other decentralized service delivery models.
Work with state teams and local implementing partners to support the correct implementation and use of HTS, STIs and ART monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence for complete, correct, and timely reporting.
Provide technical assistance in non-ART clinical care, including the management of opportunistic infections (OIs) and capacity building for palliative care in field programs.
Manage and provide technical supervision to the Technical Officer, HIV Care and Treatment at the state level.
Advise the project on national/state policies, procedures, licensing requirements and ensure compliance with all requirements and/or mandatory inspections to the one-stop shops.
Prepare formal evaluations of clinical staff as scheduled and required, and supervise monthly/quarterly clinical staff meetings.
Identify and advise management on training needs for all clinical staff.
Lead the integration of clinical services with other project activities to enhance the achievement of project outcomes.

C. Monitoring and Research:

Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
Remain informed about current programs in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support, as well as related development fields, and use this knowledge to provide support to the research unit in conducting research (qualitative and quantitative) on service delivery outcomes for HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using national and HALG CQI tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
Proactively seek out and report relevant opportunities, success stories, linkages or challenges that impact on clinical services.
Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to HIV/AIDS care and support, and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.

D. External Relations:

Represent Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte to donors and government officials on issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, and make presentations as necessary.
Ensure that high-quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and other interventions are implemented in a timely manner in coordination and collaboration with HALG stakeholders and partners

Other Duties and Responsibilities as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Education and/or Experience:

Master's degree in Public Health or any other related field.
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) degree.
At least 8 years of post-NYSC clinical experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; at least 5 years of program management experience.
Excellent knowledge of HIV prevention and clinical issues, as well as current literature in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
Experience in developing project-specific antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery plans.

Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with USAID-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to be able to accept and discharge substantial responsibilities, to prioritize work assignments, to meet deadlines, and to exercise professional judgment.

Other Competencies:

Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Cultural Sensitivity – Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
Non-discriminatory- Does not discriminate persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs, or behavioural habits.

Language Skills:

Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
Demonstrated competency in public speaking.

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.

Company Description
Heartland Alliance Ltd-Gte is a service-based human rights organization with a global heritage that is established under the laws of Nigeria with a mission to engage as a lead and global player with a variety of stakeholders to create access to opportunities and resources for comprehensive health... read morecare and social and economic justice for all. Heartland Alliance Ltd-Gte is building on over a hundred-year legacy of Heartland Alliance International (HAI); the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years to provide high quality and stigma-free services for all using a tailored human rights-based approach.