Family Health International vacancies: Clinical service officer

Family Health International is a public health and development organization working to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. Our 2,500 staff work in 55 countries, conducting research and implementing programs that advance public health and build local capacity to address development problems, Since 1971, Family Health International has been a global leader in family planning and reproductive health and, since 1986, in the worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. Our research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases. Our partners include US and other international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors.
In Nigeria, FHI is currently engaged in providing public health services and in undertaking research in HIV/AIDS, TS, malaria and reproductive health in partnership with the Government of Nigeria, with funding from the United States aid programs, as well as from the Global Fund and private foundations and corporations. To strengthen our operations, we seek qualified Nigerian candidates for the following position:
The Clinical Services Officer, under the supervision of the Senior Medical Services Officer, will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities with primary focus on the clinical management of HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS at the zonal and state levels, and provide day-to-day technical and programmatic support related to the clinical management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level, guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs
Key responsibilities
With the Senior Medical Services Officer:
• Coordinate the implementation of components related to the clinical management of HIV/AIDS and the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIVIAIDS at the facility level
• Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management and PMTCT capacity building at the facility level
• Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to the clinical management of HIV/AIDS and PMTCT, and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs
• Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
• Contribute to the development of program strategies, sUb-project documents, work plans and budgets
• Assist in the provision of programmatic assistance to local. partners in programming HIV/AIDS/STI activities, and
• Remain informed on current programs in the field of clinical management of HIV/AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation, particularly the clinical management of HIVIAIDS and PMTCT at the facility level
Minimum Recruitment Standards:
1. MBBS/MD with 1 – 3 years experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIVIAIDS and provision of anti retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
2. 3 – 5 years post-graduate experience in Public Health is desirable.
3. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system, as well as NGOs and CBOs operations will be an added advantage.
Method of Application:
Forward a suitability statement and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document latest 1st November 2010 to for Medical Services Department vacancy.


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