Job Summary

The Prevention, Care & Support officer will be responsible for working closely with the Case managers, facility focal persons and the CBO Program technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the program – focusing primarily on HIV prevention, Care & Support. S/he will provide technical and programmatic support primarily in the areas of HIV prevention, Community based HIV Care & Support for Vulnerable households affected by AIDS. S/he will be responsible for implementing strategies designed to strengthen the linkages between the community-based care & support activities and health facilities providing HIV care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care. S/he will also support the strengthening of the capacity of implementing Case managers in the area of HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities. Also, S/he will support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviours, HIV transmission.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Ensure 100% of HIV infected children on CBOs’ Care and treatment portfolio in target LGAs are enrolled in the OVC program.
  • Responsible for treatment outcome monitoring of all PLHIV enrolled on the program
  • Direct Case Managers (CMs) towards overall technical quality - including adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines for all HIV Prevention care & support activities of the project.
  • In collaboration with case managers, implement evidence-based health and nutrition interventions to indigent households by responding to identified prioritized health, nutrition, and PSS needs.
  • Work with Case managers in using national guidelines wherever possible to provide vulnerable households with access to quality healthcare, nutrition and PSS. 
  • Provide health and nutrition training and supervision to all relevant staff and Case managers. 
  • In conjunction with our funders OVC team to conduct IYCF training and collaborate with community volunteers to implement relevant activities
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within our funders OVC Program
  • Ensure timely preparation of high-quality training and meeting reports. 
  • Contributes to the development of monthly, quarterly and annual work plans Supervision and Mentoring
  • Support Innovative Solutions to Community Development develop appropriate job descriptions to ensure staffing is appropriate for expected results. 
  • Provide regular supportive supervision to the CVs to ensure the achievement of expected results. 
  • Represent the CSO in external technical meetings, conferences, and workshops related to HIV Prevention Care & Support
  • Liaise and coordinate with other HIV Prevention Care & Support actors, including LG SACA, PHCs, PMTCT sites, TBAs and other NGOs, learning institutions and civil society actors to promote synergy, share lessons learned and avoid duplication. 
  • Perform any other role assigned

Qualification and Experience:

Qualified applicants must have:

  • BSc or its equivalent in a relevant field such as Nursing, Public health, health sciences e.t.c plus a minimum of 2-3years technical experience with community-level HIV Prevention, Care & Support programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and Community Volunteers as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training, and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles. 
  • Experience in supporting HIV Testing and Counselling programs in health facilities, mobile units and community outreaches 
  • Good knowledge of the Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Paediatric & Adult) 
  • Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion.
  • Experience in dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a professional manner. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.

Salary: NGN70,000- NGN100,000

Location: Ugheli Delta

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| Full Time |
NGN 75,000 - 150,000