Vacancy: Treatment Support Officer at the Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP), Kogi

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The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization established to promote better health outcomes for all Nigerians through creation of strong and sustainable health systems. The organization evolved from Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) in 2011 and has continued to support family-focused, comprehensive high-quality, HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Treatment Support Officer

Code: SO-21

Location: Kogi

Unit: States Office

Job Description

  • The incumbent will support the provision of psychosocial support for special populations- KP, Adolescent, peer navigation and linkages & community ART and care and support.
  • S/he will develop and implement strategies to improve ART Adherence and retention in care including differentiated care models (both facility and community based) and adolescent care.
  • S/he will develop work plans for the program and coordinate the implementation and reporting on care and support activities. The job holder will ensure that the health facility and community based care team (nurses/Peer Health Educators) provide quality, comprehensive health education and information on Adherence and Psychosocial support services through the state based Care and Support Associate.
  • S/he will coordinate the activities of the Peer Health Educators such as (escort services to patients within the facilities, conduct home visits to track care and treatment defaulters; coordinates and facilitate support group meetings) in collaboration with facility focal person.
  • Building the capacity of facility level care team to perform adherence assessment and provide counseling for client initiating ART will ensure ongoing support and technical assistance to facility based multidisciplinary teams on issues regarding medical/treatment adherence through the state based Care team.
  • S/he will participate in the organizational, Donor and other partner Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings as appropriate and continually review operational research findings to provide quality service to persons living with HIV in line with international best practices.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Ability

  • Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Social Sciences or a related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on international health issues including HIV, with at least five years’ experience working on HIV/AIDS counseling and testing programs in international or resource poor settings.
  • Supervisory level experience in coordinating HIV/AIDS program implementation; Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion.
  • Committing to a course of action without undue delay or prevarication and willingness to work under challenging environments and difficult terrains.

Candidates are expected to possess:

  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and able to represent the organization to donors and partners
  • Good experience of using Ms. Word, Excel or applicable software related to position
  • Commitment to and understanding of organization’s vision, values and principles including rights-based/gender approaches would be expected.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a suitability statement of not more than 200 words as a Microsoft Word attachment to: The subject of the email should be the JOB CODE and the applicant’s FULL NAME e.g.  MSS-02 – John Bull.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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