Equitable Health Access Initiative (EHAI) Job Opportunities in Nigeria

Equitable Health Access Initiative (EHAI) is an indigenous non-governmental organisation fully committed to ensuring equitable access to quality and efficient health care services through the implementation of intervention programs in the control of communicable diseases (e.g. HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis etc.) and non-communicable diseases of public health importance, as well as health systems support and strengthening.

EHAI requires a dedicated, experienced and inspiring State Manager/Senior Technical Officer to join our dynamic team. The State Manager will lead, develop and support the state team (of not less than 15 employees) to effectively implement programs and initiatives across the region.

Equitable Health Access Initiative (EHAI) is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: State Manager/ Senior Technical Officer

Location: Akure, Ondo State
Department: Office of The CEO
Reports TO:  CEO
Through: Relevant Head of Department
Reporting To Job Holder:  All Staff of the State Office

Job Description

  • The State Manager/ Senior Technical Officer will provide overall leadership in the delivery of High Quality Prevention, Care and Treatment Services to People Living With HIV in Ondo and Ekiti State on the PEPFAR ACTION Plus Up Project.
  • Oversee and contribute to the development of knowledge sharing activities including best practices, abstracts, technical publications or reports, Foster knowledge sharing and learning among state office teams.
  • Work closely with the Heads Department to ensure regular monitoring and progression towards attainment of Key Performance Indicators for you and your team members.
  • Work with your team to ensure they are aware of and complying with the policies and procedures of the organisation at all times.
  • Work closely with your team to ensure they are equipped and able to successfully deliver on all EHAI programs.
  • Work to develop a strong, supportive and positive team environment.
  • Proactively manage the performance of your team and actively undertake performance management objectives as soon as any potential issues are identified in order to maintain high performance and positive culture of your team.
  • Maintain open, honest and positive communication channels between your team and your direct line(s) of reporting.
  • Undertake tactical analysis of issues pertaining to the organisation/operations in your region and come up with appropriate intervention plans.
  • Research and maintain awareness of key stakeholder representatives in your region (including government, business, industry and community)
  • Prepare and maintain Annual, quarterly and monthly operational plans for your region in conjunction with the Management Team of the Organization.
  •  Provide regular report to the CEO and management team as agreed.

Overall Responsibilities

  • The State Manager/Technical Officer leads the implementation of a comprehensive PEPFAR program at the Akure and Ekiti State offices in collaboration with the project leadership, Lagos Head Office and field based teams.
  • He/she will support efforts to ensure the delivery of high quality HIV prevention, care and treatment for clients on the ACTION Plus Up project.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in Leadership with demonstrable excellent Leadership skills
  • Excellent and detailed working knowledge of HIV prevention care and treatment program in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/ national-level strategic knowledge management implementation for health program initiatives.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Access etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 50% of the time.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Essential: MBBS, B. Pharm or B.Sc in any Health Science field or their equivalent with a Post-graduate degree (Masters in Public Health or epidemiology, MBA etc.)  from a recognized academic institution.
  • At least 7 years post-NYSC Experience for Medical Doctors.
  • At least 10 years post-NYSC Experience for non-Medical Doctors.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment program in Nigeria at the health facility, state/national level (with at least 2 years of this in leadership position) – Preferably on PEPFAR supported projects.
  • Proven skills and knowledge of current national and international guidelines in the management of infectious diseases of public health interest including HIV, TB, and Malaria.
  • Program planning, Research and coordination experience is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public health sector systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable

Job Title: Technical Officer – Pharmaceutical Services

Location: Akure, Ondo

Overall Responsibilities

  • He/ She will work under the supervision of The Head Clinical and Quality Improvement Services in the delivery of quality pharmaceutical care and efficient supply chain management to ensure the implementation of the HIV/AIDS supply chain unification project in EHAI supported facilities.
  • The incumbent will work with site staff to ensure delivery of quality pharmaceutical services.

Job Description
Carry out supportive supervisory and mentoring activities to sites to ensure the following:

  • Monitoring and updating the temperature chart in the Store and Dispensary.
  • ARV quantification for Dispensary and Stores Stock.
  • Dispensing Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infection Drugs with Pharmaceutical advice and care.
  • Evaluating antiretroviral regimen prescriptions to dispense the appropriate doses to patients.
  • Pharmacovigilance documentation of Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infection Drugs adverse effects in patients and the report of same to funders and NAFDAC.
  • Filling the National Adult, New patient, PMTCT and Pediatric ARV Registers.
  • Filling the National Daily Consumption Registers.
  • Maintaining a FEFO principle in Stock rotation and Issue.
  • Timely bimonthly CRRIFF report submission to SCMS.
  • Submission of weekly enrollment into ART to funders
  • Submission of trip and monthly reports as at when due.
  • Will liaise with SCMS and other stakeholders in the logistics chain management to ensure at least 1 month minimum stock at all sites at any given time.

Knowledge Skills and Ability

  • Specific experience with National HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical programs strongly desired
  • Time efficient, systematic methodology.
  • Excellent training and presentation skills.
  • Successful negotiation and advocacy with appreciation of cross cultural uniqueness.
  • Proven ability to work independently and with little supervision. Able to
  • manage a strong supply chain technical team
  • Program and budget development, planning and implementation.
  • Rapid adaptability to new problem solving, responsibility and location.
  • I.T: Microsoft -Word, Excel, Power point, outlook, access.
  • Language: Fluent in English Language.
  • Ability to multi task.

Qualification and Requirements

  • A B.Sc Pharmacy Degree from a reputable university is a requirement.
  • A Master’s Degree in public or other health related field will be an advantage.
  • At least 3 years of relevant clinical or program experience working on HIV Care and treatment program.

Job Title: Technical Associate – Community Medicine

Location: Ado Ekiti, Ekiti

Overall Responsibilities

  • He /She will provide both technical and administrative support towards implementation of quality and sustainable maternal and child services for HIV positive pregnant women and their children at facility and community levels in line with national policies and guidelines and international best practice.

Job Descriptions

  • Provide technical support related to maternal health with primary focus on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) strategies and Care & Support programme for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families, including orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
  • In collaboration with EHAI staff, provide technical assistance to public sector (FMOH and SMOH/LG) and private organizations to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate PMTCT with adult and paediatric Care & Support programme into the HIV/AIDS service delivery elements as appropriate.
  • Undertake development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes.
  • Initiate and encourage best practices in the field of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Sustain links at programmatic and field level activities with other components of HIV care and treatment (pharmacy, HMIS, LIMS).
  • Work with other programme staff and thematic areas to map out strategies to achieve set programme objectives and cover gaps identified.
  • Provide supportive technical and programmatic supervision across supported sites
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes
  • Work in close collaboration with the TB and Integrated Medical Service Unit in the implementation of integrated HIV, TB and other medical services at the facility level.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Represent EHAI/Nigeria to donors and government officials on issues of  HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes and clinical management of HIV/AIDS
  • Submit regular scheduled reports of activities he/she carried on behalf of EHAI.
  • Draw up monthly, quarterly and annual HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes. Remain informed on current programs in the field of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes and related development field and contribute to EHAI’s global lessons learned in HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes.
  • 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 any other delegated task that enhances your skills.

Knowledge Skills and Ability

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV program implementation at project-level, facility, state/ national-levels.
  • Good clinical and programmatic understanding of  HIV care and support/OVC, PMTCT
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and end-users of service.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of Maternal and Child health in HIV care Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Appropriate computer skills.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 75% time.

Qualification and Requirements

  • BNS, RN/RM with 3-5years post qualification working experience
  • Master’s in Public health will be an added advantage.
  • 1- 3 years relevant experience in HIV project at health facility, state/ national-levels.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR project
  • Experience with medical practice in Nigerian health system
  • Training in HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programmes and EID desirable.
  • Program planning, Research and coordination experience is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public health sector systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the “Head, Administration and Human Resources” through this email address:[email protected]

Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone numbers.

Note: Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline:  Today, 16th December, 2015.

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