Senior Clinical Services Associate, Pediatrics & Adolescent

December 21, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

an Indigenous Non-profit and Non-governmental Organization

We are an indigenous non-profit and non-governmental organization with Head Office in Abuja and field offices in several locations across Nigeria. We are in the business of saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for people living with; and affected by HIV. It is an organization built on strong core values, we believe strongly in commitment, innovation, inspiring leadership, and partnerships.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Clinical Services Associate, Pediatrics & Adolescent
Job Code: CSU:0042
Location: Kogi
Grant duration: Subject to availability of funds and exceptional grant performance.
Do You Have What It Takes To Join Us?

We are in search of innovative, creative, and self-motivated talents with outstanding skills and proven track records in the advertised position.
A reliable individual who is committed, audacious, accountable, and passionate (females and HIV community members are strongly encouraged to apply) with strong core values to work with our highly experienced team at our Head and state offices in the following capacities
A reliable executor who is flexible and can hit the ground running in aiding the organization achieve its goals as it aligns with saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for the most vulnerable. If this typifies you, kindly read on.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Providing technical assistance to health care facilities supported by CIHP in focal states. Such assistance include training of staff in clinical management of HIV/AIDS, initiating and supervising ART clinics at hospital level, providing ongoing mentoring and supportive supervision to pediatric clinicians, assisting facility-based teams to develop/improve Paediatric care systems, referral systems, adherence support systems, patient flow, medical records etc.
Perform site visits and site assessments of treatment facilities to assess, initiate and enhance pediatric care and treatment services.
Serve as a resource for the evaluation of ongoing Paediatric care and treatment programs and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded programs for the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS in infants, children and teenagers.
Develop linkages systems with PMTCT programs to ensure follow up of HIV exposed neonates and infants.
Support early infant diagnostic testing initiatives at supported sites.
Institute programs to identify HIV exposed and -Infected children including inpatient pediatric
testing programs, pediatric HIV testing in adult clinics, linkages with OVC etc.
Work with state teams to ensure that all HIV infected children are enrolled into HIV care and HIV infected children are initiated on HAART.
Review of program data to identify hotspots to optimize HCT in children and increase yield.
Utilization of different capacity building initiatives including CMEs, onsite training sessions, mentoring and supportive supervisory visits etc. to build capacity of healthcare workers on various aspects of pediatric care
Ensure provision of qualitative care for children across all supported sites
Work with state team to expand Youth wellness center and adolescence care package.
Partnership with Vocational Training Institutes/Community Based organizations on skills acquisition for young people attending centers for site sustainability.
Develop and implement a pediatrics transition program from infected children through adolescence to adult to improve pediatrics retention, positive adjustment and better quality of life.
Support adolescent friendly differentiated care model
Design and implement quality improvement program using various strategies.

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Medicine, Public Health or a related field; or a Master’s or equivalent in Public Health or related fields residency in Internal Medicine
At least 3 years’ post NYSC experience in developing country health care programs or program support function
Knowledge of the policies, regulations, reporting formats, and cultures of principal donors, including USAID, EC, DFID, CDC/PEPFAR, and others
Extensive clinical experience in care and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients
Demonstrated experience in non-profit sector in a program management role
Strong supervisory and management skills
Analytical Thinking & Conceptualization
Leadership and cross learning capacity
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion. Committing to a course of action without undue delay or prevarication
Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.

Application Closing Date
4th January, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
And
Submit their current CV and Suitability Statement not more than 200 words indicating Position and Location in Microsoft Word format by email to: [email protected] The subject of the email should be the JOB TITLE, LOCATION AND APPLICANT FULL NAME e.g. Senior Clinical Services Associate, Pediatrics & Adolescent –  CSU:0042 – Kogi – ADESUWA NWACHUKWU.
Note

It is important to apply via the link and the mail, as applications sent to ONLY the email address will be considered invalid.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Qualified Locals and residents of this location are encouraged to apply.
Applications are reviewed in the order of arrival, and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.

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