Care & Support Officer – Mobile Foundation for Health Security & Rehabilitation (MHSR)

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Job Description

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • S/he is to provide technical support in the Implementation of technical program activities for community-based HIV Care and Support on KPCARE 1 Project.
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, collaborate closely with the MHSR team to roll out and implement an integrated and holistic community-based response to HIV /AIDs towards scaling up access to HIV prevention and care services for Key Population
  • Support the technical team on the development of strategies, design, and implementation of HIV Prevention / Care & Support activities by KPCARE 1 project; ensure activities improve access to HIV prevention and care services.
  • Direct Peer Navigators towards overall technical quality – including adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines for all HIV Prevention Care & Support activities of the project.
  • Provide technical support for Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance interventions at community and OSS.
  • Provide technical support for weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual project performance reviews, assessing progress of the KPCARE 1 Project.
  • Support strategies towards ensuring that project activities are built on strong behavior change principles and build the capacity of Peer Navigators and relevant staff in effective implementation and monitoring.
  • Work with Heartland Alliance LTD/GTE Treatment partners and coordinate bidirectional patient referral from facility to community and vice versa.
  • Obtains patient line list regularly and ensure data synergy with the treatment partners along all custom indicators.
  • Lead the process of monitoring of quality HIV care at the household and ensure drug adherence and viral load suppression
  • Lead the process on patient follow up for Drug – up and Viral Load sample collection at the community and facility to ensure overall achievement along the 95 95 95 epidemic control cascades.
  • Work closely with the SMOH, SACA and HIV TWGs in Lagos State in identifying and capitalizing on leverage points for improved linkages and referral coordination at the community level and for Integration of HIV Prevention Care & Support elements for Key Population activities.
  • Lead the process in ensuring all Peer Navigators ensure prompt enrollment and referral of all newly identified HIV cases
  • Other assigned roles by Supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Direct Supervisor: ADMIN Manager
  • Indirect Supervisor: Executive Director
  • Supervises: Peer Navigators, & Treatment Support Associate.

Qualification and Skills

  • BSc in Nursing with a minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience in implementing HIV Prevention, Care and Support programs plus a technical experience with community level HIV prevention, Care & Support programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities 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 Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric &Adult) and experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entitles
  • Familiarity with USAIDS programming and principles
  • Must be adaptable and can work well in high- pressure situation
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled In MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one PDF document to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Use your personal email address.
  • Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the Job Title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • MHSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Disclaimer: MHSRdoes not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview.
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