Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Program Officer, Care and Support (C&S) at Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a comprehensive family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and site levels.Program Officer, Care and Support (C&S) at Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Program Officer, Care and Support
Locations:
 Kano and Katsina.
Reports to: Program Lead Care and Support

Summary/Overview
  • The C&S Program Officer (PO) at the central, regional or state level and to be occupied by staff with a medical and or midwifery background.
  • The C&S PO is also expected to spend 40% of his/her time in the office and 60% on supervisory and advocacy activities.
Essential Functions
  • Assist in the development and adaptation of guidelines, tools and other relevant materials for use in the national scale up of C&S activities in IHVN-supported sites in Nigeria.
  • Assist in development of program strategies, work plans and their implementation for effective operations of the hub and spoke model of scale up.
  • Ensure smooth operations and coordination of C&S activities at the regional and or state offices.
  • Forge and maintain strong relationship with NEPWHAN, and other PLHIV networks
  • Forecast and request for C&S commodities such as care kits and ACTION meals.
  • Co-ordinate, track progress, review results and address C&S challenges
  • Mentor doctors, nurses, support groups, Linkage coordinators, Treatment supporters, mentor mothers to provide quality care to PLHIV.
  • Ensure that the facility operates a functional and efficient client flow system.
  • Identify barriers to C&S and proffer solutions to these challenges.
  • Assist and undertake needs assessments of new sites as required.
  • Facilitate trainings sessions organized for site and community providers.
  • Provide technical assistance to site and community staff through precepting, monitoring and mentoring.
  • Facilitate training of health care workers at all IHVN supported sites in C&S.
  • Facilitate effective linkages within thematic groups and overall community linkages.
  • Report all activities to the Regional and State Managers, Program Area Lead and the Director, Community Medicine
  • Adhere and abide by the ethics and code of conduct of the Institute.
Qualifications
Education/Experience:
  • RN, RM or BNSc, or a degree in health related course. A post graduate degree in Public Health is a definite advantage with excellent computer skills are required.
  • Also required is at least 3 years working experience with participation in both clinical and community C&S activities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of personalities is necessary.
  • Ability to clearly explain available C&S services.
  • Community outreach and engagement talents.
  • Clear understanding of the health system, PHC structure and HIV/AIDS.
  • Supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening PHCs, local health structures and building local capacities for self-management
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one page cover letter as one MS Word document saved with applicants name in the following format e.g. Adamu Maduka Application Program Officer, Care and Support (C&S) Kano explaining suitability to Associate Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email e.g. Program Officer, Care and Support (C&S) - Kano. 

Note
  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline Date: 
17th November, 2016.

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