Management Sciences for Health Jobs in Nigeria for Graduate Community Care Officers

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit
organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help
leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build
stronger health systems for greater health impact.
We work to save lives
by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with
policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to
improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.

Management Sciences for Health is recruiting to fill the job position below:

Job Title: Community Care Officer
Job ID: 13-9318
Location: Kwara
Grade: G
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader
Overview

  • The objective of the Community Care Officer position is to
    manage the MSH CaTSS care and support portfolio including HIV sexual
    prevention, OVC services in a manner that strengthens linkage and
    synergy between community-based and clinical facility-based services; in
    partnership with the state government, other implementing partners and
    the community itself.

Job Responsibilities
Management Responsibilities:

  • Together with CaTSS headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the
    effective and efficient implementation of the HIV sexual prevention,
    Care and Support services, OVC provided under the CaTSS project.
  • 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 project plan in collaboration with the State Teams.
  • Together with the Clinical Care Specialist, take lead in the
    establishment of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment
    services.
  • Strongly advocate to LGA and community leaders for
    implementation of OVC, care and support services and HIV sexual
    prevention programs in target LGAs.
  • Represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the LGA level on matters of HIV Prevention, OVC and care and support.
  • Network with LGA, grantee CSO and community partners in the LGA
    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.
  • Be part of the State capacity building and supervisory team
    ensuring quality HIV sexual prevention program, OVC, care and support
    services are delivered.
  • Participate in activities to scale-up sexual prevention interventions to target communities
  • Provide technical support on HIV sexual prevention programming,
    care and support including HTC, Adherence support systems, and client
    retention strategies to the implementing health facilities and community
    based organisations.
  • In collaboration with the SCMS, monitor stock levels of
    Prevention, Care and Support commodities and drugs in the State and
    ensure timely procurement and distribution.
  • Liaise with the M&E team to ensure functional monitoring,
    evaluation and reporting of HIV sexual prevention program, care and
    support/OVC services as required in the project PMP.
  • Ensure timely and coordinated relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities and grantee CSOs.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • Nurse with a graduate Degree in a Public Health, Social Worker
    with a graduate degree and extensive experience working with PLWHA may
    be considered.
  • Experience working with CSOs and community structures as well as managing, and supervising health workers.
  • 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 sub granting to CSOs, HIV
    Testing and Counseling, treatment adherence and provision for orphans
    and vulnerable children.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Experience in HIV Sexual prevention programming and working with key populations, preferably in Nigeria.
  • Significant experience in HIV/AIDS Programs with a focus on HIV
    Care and Support, OVC in resource poor settings in Africa, preferably
    Nigeria.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  2nd December, 2016.

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