Health Job Vacancies At AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a legally registered NGO operating in Nigeria, AHF Nigeria collaborates with the Federal Governments of Nigeria and other partner institution, to provide technical assistance to these key stakeholders to deliver quality and comprehensive HIV/Aids treatment, care and support, HIV counselling and testing, prevention, Nutrition and Psychosocial services to people living with HIV/Aids.

To meed the above needs, the Program wishes to recruit a dynamic, skilled, committed, self driven and result oriented individuals to fill the positions below:

Nurse Clinician (6 positions)

Reports to: Prevention Program Manager/Site Coordinator
Slot: 6

Job Summary

  • The ART nurse assists the clinician in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility.
  • He/She will directly supervise the community HIV prevention programs.
  • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based care in HCT Prevention,ART, PMTCT, arid TB services.
  • Provides skilled nursing procedures (i.e dressing changes).
  • Administers medication as ordered within the scope of practice of the licensee.
  • Performs phlebotomy and/or initiates intravenous infusions as ordered.
  • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
  • May act as team leader to assist with the provision and supervision to patient care.
  • Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
  • Provides patent and family education.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Reports significant changes in the patients physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
  • Establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
  • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
  • Any other duty designated by the supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • University graduate in Nursing or its equivalent.
  • At least one year post NYSC experience in HIV program management.
  • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
  • Must be highly organized, committed and capable of effective multitasking
  • Proficiency in computer an added advantage

Laboratory Coordinator

Reports to: Country Program Manager

Job Summary

  • To provide laboratory oversight in AHF sites and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program.
  • Coordinates training, support supervision mentor ship, team building exercises torah lab staff in the country program.
  • Directly supervises laboratory scientists/technicians and other lab staff in running the Partec CD4, hematology and chemistry machines.
  • Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained in aII AHF supported healthcare centers in the country program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates planning, overseeing arid supervising activities for the laboratory function for all sites:
  • Coordinates and ensures the performance of basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Hematology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required at all AHF Sites:
  • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources;
  • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols, and support other affiliated labs staff -lab Scientists, technicians, assistants and HIV Medics involved with the lab functions;
  • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors) outside contractors), and all sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective;
  • Coordinates the Performance of quality control checks and maintenance of Laboratory Equipments, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs:
  • Coordinates the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all AHF healthcare centers, promoting quality of services based on timeliness in reporting results.
  • Coordinates training, mentor ship and team building exercises for laboratory staff:
  • Coordinates Inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site:
  • Coordinates EQA, proficiency testing activities.
  • Coordinates and ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at all AHF Healthcare Centers:
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • BMLS Medical Laboratory science; AIMLS
  • A minimum of four years post NYSC experience in a similar position.
  • Additional qualification Medical laboratory science or relevant postgraduate equivalent will bean added advantage.
  • High lab leadership and coordination skills
  • Experience with CD4, hematology, chemistry, microbiological systems.
  • Proficient experience in various HIV services laboratory support equipment handling.
  • High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring.
  • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician

Location: Kogi
Reports to: Pharmacist/Site Coordinator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals
  • Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs
  • Manages appropriate data collection, such as client name, prescribed medication and cost. to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and inventory
  • Performs a monthly stock count of pharmaceuticals at the clinic store and outpost stores:
  • Supervises the pre-dispensing of prescriptions br clients who are down referred to PHC sites;
  • Ensure completion and submission of accurate and auditable monthly drug reports from clinic and outposts.
  • Collaborate with the Pharmacist at the central office to ensure there is adequate stock of Pharmaceuticals the sites.
  • Any other duties as may be assign by the supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Suitable candidate wit be fresh graduate in Pharmacy or related field or Pharmacy Technician diploma of School of Health Technology, with 3-5 years’ experience in use of ARVs and drug logistics.
  • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

Counsellor

Reports to: Prevention Program/Site Coordinator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of patents Adherence programs aimed at strengthening treatment literacy at the health facility and community.
  • Ensures reinforcement of treatment adherence messages during pre-treatment counseling sessions for PLHIV.
  • Ensures the effective implementation of Positive health dignity and prevention (PHDP) concepts-at the community and health facility level.
  • Ensures effective sac strategic leadership to Health care workers. CBO/ FBO) partners within the continuum of care
  • Support the development and implementation of strategic HIV referral/linkage protocols at the health facilities.
  • Contribute to capacity building for HCWs and staff of COO partners with respect to treatment adherence and HCT quality assurance,
  • Ensure effective data management and supervise the process of appropriate data collection at the facility and community using appropriate data tools.
  • Represents ANF in strategic and technical partnerships-at National, State and Local Government levels.
  • Supervises HCT/tracking teams.
  • Supervise Adherence teams.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned as needed.

Education and Experience

  • B.Sc, BA or any relevant qualification.
  • 2-3 years experience in providing HIV related services at health facilities
  • Experience with managing CBO partners a plus.
  • Computer proficiency an added advantage

Accounts / Admin Assistant

Reports to: Laboratory Coodinator/Site Coordinator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistics support to the state office,
  • Coordinate Finance aridAdmin and operational work at the state level and ensures compliance to AHF Policies.
  • Supcortboth Bernie and Nasarawa staff and operations
  • Prepares monthly petty cash, and reimbursement reports for AHFfinance departrnentilocalacccuntancyflrm.
  • Review fuel op book and prepare monthly fuel consumption reportforaf sites In Benue.
  • Supervises appropriate utilication of program vehicles’ responsible for scneduting of program vehicles to field activities inihe state.
  • Review invoices and scan to Central oftlceforaporoval,
  • Collate orrginal retirements front all facilities in Benue and Nasarawa and torward sante to the Central Office.
  • Review and update the Central office Admin on all WIP in. tIre states,
  • Preouafify some cooperate vendors in the state.
  • Maintains arid manages meeting caiendar and contact database:
  • Answers incoming phone-calls; oversee office voicemail;
  • Collects and distributes incoming mail! arrange courier services when needed:
  • Oversees office supply inventory; orders as needed;
  • Develops and maintains filing system (mainly digital and also hardcopy when strictly needed);
  • Monitors vendor invoices & accounts payable.
  • Communicate with Central Office Finance on payment of invoices and reimbursement of expense reports;
  • Makes external hard disk backups of all updated files.
  • Coordinates standing and ad-hoc teleconferences and meetings; send reminders, maintains and distributes meeting minutes and action item grids;
  • Writes minutes for each one of the AHF Sense state office meetings;
  • Any other duties as may be assign by the supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and other related field from a four year college or university;
  • Two years related experience in NGO Finance/Administrative work.
  • Use of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); MS outlook, working knowledge of MS project preferred

Laboratory Scientists (3 positions)

Reports to: Laboratory Coodinator/Site Coordinator
Slot: 3

Job Summary

  • To provide laboratory oversight in ANY site and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program. Involved in training, support supervision, mentor-ship arid team building exercises for other lab staff.
  • Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab staff in running the Partec CD4. hematology and chemistry machines.
  • Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained at all ANY supported healthcare centers within your jurisdiction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in planning, overseeing and supervising activities for the laboratory function for the site;
  • Performs basic laboratory assays C04 tests, Heamatology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required;
  • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources;
  • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols, and support other affiliated labs staff -lab technicians, assistants and HIV Medics involved with the lab function
  • Coordinates with alt laboratory vendors (outside contractors) at the site level to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective;
  • Performs quality control checks and maintenance for the PartecCD4 machine in the site lab, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs:
  • Participates in the development and replication of the Al-IF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers; promoting quality of services based on timeliness in reporting results.
  • Participates in training, mentors-hip and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
  • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site;
  • Participate in EQA, proficiency testing activities.
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • BMLS Medical Laboratory Science; AIMLS
  • A minimum of two years post NYSC experience in a similar position.
  • Experience with CD4, hematology and chemistry systems.
  • High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring.
  • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

HIV Prevention Coordinators

Reports to: Prevention Program Manager/Regional Medical Manager
Slot: 2

Job Summary

  • The HIV Prevention Coordinator fell directly supervise the community HIV prevention programs.
  • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at Biomedical Prevention of HIV (including Testing and Counseling).
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of approaches in other prevention strategies-including but not limited to Blood and Injection safety, Pre and Post exposure prophylaxis, HIV Testing and Counseling, and PHDP.
  • Ensures effective and strategic leadership to HCWs at heath facilities and partners within the continuum of care.
  • Support the design and implementation of prevention programs for key populations (i.e. as female sex workers,Adolescent and young persons as well as PWID).
  • Contribute to the capacity building of HCWs and staff of CBO partners with respect to HIV Biomedical prevention programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to health facilities, CBOs sub-partners on strategic program implementation.
  • Supports collaboration among partners involvement in HIV programs and promotes use of internationally recognized best practices and evidence-informed HIV biomedical interventions!services among AHF sponsored or supported programs in Nigeria.
  • Supports the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling. Blood and Injection safety, USP, PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
  • Ensure effective data entry, manage and supervise the process of appropriate data collection at the facility and community using appropriate data tools,
  • Assist to ensure coordinated inventory management, performs a monthly stock count; and reports appropriately.
  • Represents AHF in strategic and technical partnerships-at the National, State and Local Government levels,
  • Perform other duties as maybe assigned as needed,

Key Result Areas:

  • HIV prevention program indicators.

Education and Experience

  • A degree in Public Health, Nursing or Health related discipline.
  • At least one year post NYSC experience in HIV testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease prevention or treatment
  • programs, including program planning, prevention program management.
  • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
  • Must be highly organized, committed and capable of effective multi-tasking.
  • Computer proficiency an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and cover letters to: [email protected]stating the position and location as subject of mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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