Management Sciences for Health recruitment for a Clinical Care Specialist

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Management Sciences for Health is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Care Specialist

Job ID: 13-8767
Location: Sokoto and Kebbi States, Nigeria
Grade: I
Slot: 2
Group/Office: HP
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Reports To: State Team Leader

Job Objective
The objective of the Clinical Care Specialist position is to manage the MSH ProACT ART program in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/TB and PMTCT services in partnership with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.

Management Responsibilities

  • Together with ProACT headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the comprehensive ART services provided under the ProACT project.
  • Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State and LGA project plan in collaboration with the Advisors and State Teams.
  • Take lead in the establishment of comprehensive HIV/TB care and treatment services as well as PMTCT services in ProACT focus states.
  • Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
  • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Be part of the State capacity building and supervisory team ensuring quality PMTCT/ART/TB  service delivery at supported health  facilities
  • Participate in activities to scale up HIV and PMTCT services to underserved communities in target States.
  • Provide technical support on HIV care and treatment including PMTCT, ART, adherence, OI management to state partners and facility based multi disciplinary teams.
  • Liaise with the HMIS staff to ensure functional PMTCT/TB/ART monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems as required in the project PMP
  • Periodically monitor ARVs and OI drug stocks in the facilities and advocate for timely procurement and distribution.
  • Represent MSH ProACT project at the state and LGA level on matters of PMTCT,TB/HIV collaborative activities and ART.

Accountability

  • Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.
  • Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses and registration with Nigerian Medical and Dental Council
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • Experience in developing country health care programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely  manner
  • At least 3 years experience with HIV/AIDS care  and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC  and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
  • A graduate degree in public health will be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline 17th January, 2015

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