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Technical Officer – HTS at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting tfill the position of:

Job Title: Technical Officer – HTS

Location: Adamawa
Reports to: State Team Lead

Overview

  • The HTS Officer will ensure sustainable, high quality and client focused targeted HTS, as well as linkage to ART, PrEP and other prevention services.
  • This will be provided in line with national requirements and standards.
  • S/he will support to ensure un-interrupted supply of commodities and develop strategies to strengthen referrals between facility and community based HTS points and the relevant health facilities for appropriate referral of clients.

Responsibilities

  • Lead in the coordination of community and Facility based HTS for the target population interest with the states.
  • Work to establish and strengthen effective referral linkage within facility and community-based HTS.
  • Collaborate with state reference laboratories to implement proficiency testing and other diagnostic quality assurance.
  • Assist in developing M&E prevention tools related to HIV testing
  • Coordinate mapping of community and facility services and the development of referral directory (including spoke, PMTCT site).
  • Coordinate capacity building activities such as HTS, PNS, IPV, adherence counselling and behavioural change initiative for providers.
  • Produce and ensure timely submission of monthly program activity reports for data triangulation with M&E unit of the project.
  • S/he provides HIV testing to priority populations according to the national HIV testing protocols and guidelines
  • S/he ensures that HIV testing quality assurance practices are always performed at all times according to the national requirements.
  • S/he establishes and strengthens good working relationship with other implementing partners and stakeholders.
  • S/he performs any other duty as assigned by the State Team Lead.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Health Sciences, Sociology, or related Health, Medical, or Social Science discipline; masters-level degree preferred.
  • Minimum of at least three (3) years of experience in design and implementation of HIV testing services for community and health facilities
  • Computer proficiency skills in Excel, Word processing. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.

Deadline: 3rd February, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using the position applied for and location eg. “Technical Officer- HTS, Adamawa” as the subject of the email.

Note

  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

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