PMTCT Advisor at Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL)

Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a public health and development consulting firm established by a team with extensive experience in international development and public health programming. We provide technical assistance for health system reforms towards access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. With a network of over 50 global partners and consultants, we develop programmes and provide sustainable solutions for a broad spectrum of health and development challenges.

HSCL is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (2009), the Tanzanian Registry of Companies (2014), the Office of Administration and registration in Sierra Leone (2015) and the Office of the Registration of Companies in Zambia (2016). HSCL has established offices in Nigeria, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and has also done work in several African countries including Cameroun, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritius, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zanzibar. In Nigeria, HSCL with it’s headquarters in Abuja, has offices in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Borno, and Lagos states.

Project Background
In collaboration with the Government of Nigeria (GoN), PEPFAR/USAID investments have led to the achievement of significant progress in the fight against the HIV epidemic in Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara. However, the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) showed that epidemic control targets are yet to be achieved. Further, this progress is threatened by development challenges: limited financial resources, insufficient use of data for decision making, weak coordination mechanism across all levels of government and insecurity.

The Accelerating Control of HIV Epidemic (ACE) project provides USAID with the opportunity to support the GoN, civil society groups, and private sector actors in the cluster 3 focus states to close gaps in reaching control targets, address critical challenges in implementing their HIV response and accelerate progress towards sustainable epidemic control.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: PMTCT Advisor

Location: Kebbi / Sokoto / Zamfara
Project: Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee PMTCT state programming and ensure that project objectives and targets are met.
  • Assist with the design, implementation, and evaluation of PMTCT programs and projects.
  • Provide leadership and consultation on all aspects of PMTCT program implementation and scale-up, including the development of policies and training materials.
  • Independently research programmatic implementation of PMTCT activities including analysing and summarizing the results and preparing and submitting progress reports.
  • Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating, and scaling up best practices in PMTCT.
  • Responsible for the GBV activities in the state.

Qualification and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or it’s equivalent, MBChB, MBBS, MD or their equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment.
  • Ability to organize, analyse, interpret, and utilize epidemiological studies, program performance information, and other available quantitative and qualitative PMTCT data.
  • Experience in planning, managing, monitoring, and advising PMTCT programs or general health programs with PMTCT being a significant component.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and a strong research background within PMTCT and GBV programming areas.
  • Ability to provide teaching and guidance to health workers in PMTCT and management of cohorts of children who are exposed to HIV.
  • Ability to utilize basic computer programs effectively, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to lead a team.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement.
  • Effective communication skills, excellent writing skills, and demonstrate ability to produce high-quality reports and deliverables promptly.

Application Closing Date: 29th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter (not more than a page) and updated CV in one document to: recruitment@hscgroup.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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