Senior Technical Officer - PCT Job in Nigeria

 The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Technical Officer - PCT

Location: Ebonyi

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description  

  • S/He will provide technical leadership and support related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS strategies and approaches in implementation of the programs.
  • S/He will work with relevant stakeholders to coordinate the design and implementation of facility-based programs in relation to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including the use of Anti-retroviral treatment, TB HIV services integration, PMTCT, care and support.
  • S/He will work with relevant staff and partners to coordinate the design and implementation of community-based programs in relation to community HTS and PMTCT including optimizing HIV case finding and linkage to care at supported health facilities. 
  • S/He will liaise with other partners implementing community programs (OVC/KP) in order to optimize community-facility linkage of clients identified to be HIV positive and retention to care and treatment, 
  • S/He will support the provision of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and ART in line with National and Global best practices and guideline. 
  • S/He will also oversee the implementation of integrated HIV, TB and other medical services at the facility level and community level, provide technical assistance in non-ART clinical care including the management of opportunistic infections (OI) and Palliative care for PLHIV, 
  • S/He will contribute to the development of program strategies, work plans and budgets and represent ECEWS to donors and government officials on issues of HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support at the State and National level.
  • Provides technical leadership, direction and management of adult care & treatment and support HIV quality improvement interventions.
  • S/he will coordinate services needed to implement high quality prevention services including, Cervical Cancer Screening, PrEP, HIV Self Testing and HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • Provide oversight and supervisory roles to the appropriate Technical Staff, develop guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of clinical management of HIV/AIDS, and represent ECEWS to Donors and government officials on issues of clinical management of HIV/AIDS. 
  • Update training materials for HIV/AIDS care, support, and treatment, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), prevention and management of HIV/Tuberculosis (TB) co-infection, HIV/HCV/HBV co-infection, drug interactions, Differentiated Service Delivery, Decentralized Drug Distribution, Differentiated Model of Care. Viral Load Suppression, Coverage, Enhance Adherence Counselling, integration of ART with other services NCDs – HTN, DM, and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI) for people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Recruitment Standard 

  • Medical Degree (MBBS), Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Sciences Epidemiology (MSc) or equivalent is an added advantage. 
  • Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings.
  • At least Six (6) years of proven experience in design, implementation and coordination of HIV and TB-project in resource limited settings.
  • Extensive clinical experience in care of HIV infected adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women in resource limited settings.
  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills. Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
  • Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels

Application Closing Date
11th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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