Clinical HIV/AIDS Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Taraba State

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

The following vacancy is available

Job Title: Clinical HIV/AIDS Specialist
Overall Responsibilities
The objective of the CCS position is to manage the LMS-ACT State continuum of Clinical care Program (Basic palliative care [BPC] including the management of opportunistic infections and prophylaxis for adults and children; pediatric ART; adult ART; Management of TB/HIV Co-infection; and PMTCT programs in a manner that strengthens state and local government systems and technical capacity for sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.

Management Responsibility
Together with LMS Pro-ACT headquarter and State staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the said services in State.
Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.
Specific Responsibilities
Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State LMS-ACT project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
Take lead in the establishment of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services in the state
Manage the roll-out of the project clinical quality assurance program in the state ensuring SOPs and job aids are available at points of use and quality audits are conducted periodically
Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment of a state technical and administrative supervisory system for all implementing partners.
Participate in activities to extend/expand the LMS-ACT project to other health facilities, communities and States.
Represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the state level on matters of CC&T.
Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Take lead in building the capacity of health workers (didactic, mentoring etc) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said clinical HIV/AIDS services.
Liaise with the State Logistics Specialist to monitor ARV and OI drug stocks in the State and ensure timely procurement and distribution.
Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, PMM and other tools to HF staff, data quality audits, reporting etc)
Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants

Qualifications
Post graduate degree in Medicine or Public Health.
Significant program experience in Reproductive and Child Health, HIV/AIDS Programs, IMCI, and health systems strengthening in resource poor settings in Nigeria
Clinical experience in managing HIV/AIDS clients in Nigeria.
Experience managing, supervising and teaching medical and nursing staff.
Experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred, particularly those related to Voluntary Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, and care and treatment desirable
Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English

To apply for this position, follow link: https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/6547/clinical-hiv-aids-specialist%2c-taraba/job

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