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Medical Officer at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)


Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Our vision is enhancing healthier and safer communities, while our mission is to collaborate with partners to promote comprehensive and sustainable interventions for public health, support military medicine and health diplomacy for peace, stability and development of communities. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated support to HJF Medical Research International, Ltd Gte in support of Nigerian Military HIV program across 33 Military Formations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Medical Officer II (HIFASS - 13- 21)

Location: Owerri, Imo
Employment Type: Contract
Reports to: Site Commander
Hours: full-time 40 hours/week.

Basic Functions

  • Under the supervision of the Site Commander and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / WRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, TB/HIV and HIV related research activities including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital. The incumbent will also be the Site Team Leader and ensure day to day running of the program at the facility.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
  • Provides technical assistance in HIV/ AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
  • Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
  • Will be involved in management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
  • Acts as a Study Physician and Site Lead on relevant study protocols.
  • Will supervise the site Administrator and other staffs supported by the program.
  • Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
  • Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the clinical staffs and data Officers.
  • Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TB/HIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP/DOD-WRPN.
  • Performs other prevention, care, and evaluation research duties as assigned.

Job Specification
Minimum Education / Training Requirements:

  • University Degree in Medicine (MBBS), Clinical Management Training and other relevant trainings in HIV comprehensive Care and Treatment. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.

Prior Work Experience:

  • 3 years’ post national youth service (NYSC) experience in clinical care, with experience in HIV/AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level.
  • Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with HIV service delivery in military formation and clinical research experience are also required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:

  • Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Knowledge and Skills, Person:

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Understanding of Military health care service delivery will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
  • Other specification: Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Owerri.

Salary
N350,000 - N370,000 monthly.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Academic and Training Certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in One PDF format, Cover Letter and CV together in One Word format to "The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS)" via: careers@hifass-hfi.org using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Applications without the attached Academic and Training Certificates will not be treated.
  • This position is open to all interested Applicants
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

Application Deadline  25th October, 2021.


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