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Senior Prevention Service Officer at the Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP)

The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization established to promote better health outcomes for all Nigerians through creation of strong and sustainable health systems. The organization evolved from Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) in 2011 and has continued to support family-focused, comprehensive high-quality, HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Prevention Service Officer

Code: PCS-02
Location: Abuja
Unit: Prevention and Community Services
Job Description

  • The incumbent will provide technical leadership related to HTC/Prevention services and approaches related to implementation of programs.
  • S/he will coordinate the design and implementation of components related HTC and prevention services in theorganization’s supported sites.
  • Ensure quality HCT/Prevention services design and implementation, achievement of results, and collaborates with other technical units to ensure effective teamwork.
  • S/he will provide technical assistance for capacity building of health care workers and other partners and establishes strong linkages and referral systems for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Lead the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling and Prevention training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate international standards, regional protocols, and local realities.
  • The job holder will strengthen/initiate quality assurance (QA) for both HIV testing and counseling for facility-based, mobile, and community based rapid counseling and testing (RCT) services working with the MOH and other institutions.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Ability

  • Advanced degree in Nursing/Midwifery, Medical Laboratory, or Public health.
  • Knowledge of public health information, education, and communications methodology in an African development context.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working on international health issues including HIV, with at least two years working on HIV/AIDS counseling and testing programs in international or resource poor settings.
  • Ability to interpret strategies, analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  • Demonstrated ability in maintaining close counterpart relationships, both governmental and in partner sites and communities

Candidates are expected to possess:

  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and able to represent the organization to donors and partners
  • Good experience of using Ms. Word, Excel or applicable software related to position
  • Commitment to and understanding of organization’s vision, values and principles including rights-based/gender approaches would be expected.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a suitability statement of not more than 200 words as a Microsoft Word attachment to: 2017projectrecruitment@gmail.com The subject of the email should be the JOB CODE and the applicant’s FULL NAME e.g.  MSS-02 – John Bull.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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