Technical Director - HIV Services

Job
from Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

Job Summary:

The Technical Director, HIV Services will have oversight of components of the project that interface with clinical service provision to contribute directly towards the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target. S/he will ensure technical quality of HIV prevention and screening interventions and ensure a smooth clinic-community continuum of services for children and adolescents living with HIV. S/he will work closely with other members of the technical team to ensure smooth integration of HIV services with cross-cutting areas of OVC programming, including household economic strengthening, nutrition, parenting, child protection, and access to education, in line with PEPFAR guidelines and global standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • A primary degree in medicine, nursing or equivalent, with a relevant Master’s level qualification;
  • At least seven years of experience working on health projects in a development context, with at least three years implementing or managing HIV-focused clinical and/or community-based services;
  • Technical expertise and experience with clinical programming domain guidelines around HIV testing and counseling, PMTCT, HIV-exposed infants, and CLHIV care and support;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy and programs serving vulnerable adolescent girls and young women at high risk of HIV acquisition;
  • Hands-on experience with PEPFAR project management processes and application of PEPFAR technical and administrative guidelines;
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s institutional, policy and programming context for HIV clinical and community services, including knowledge of the social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage government and represent OVC priorities and issues as they relate to children and adolescent living with or at high risk of HIV;
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to build and motivate a team working with state and local government, community organizations, communities and families;
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.
How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should download the CRS Application Form using this link CRS Application Form and send with a detailed 3-page resume both in a single file document to ng.recruitment_health@crs.org.

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’