Assistant Technical Officer – HIVST -

Background:

Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading indigenous non- governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. Based 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), US CDC and The United Nations office of Projects and the World Bank. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has earned a solid reputation among its funders and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

The broadened scope of activities under its Global Fund (GF) Alignment HIV Grant has created the need for increased staff capacity around new and enlarged areas of focus.

Job Title

Assistant Technical Officer – HIVST

Reporting/Supervision

  • This position reports to the Senior Technical Officer

Job Summary

The incumbent will provide technical support to the KP community-based organizations (CBOs/CSOs), screening facilitators, and health workers at GF – supported facilities to implement community and facility – based HIV self – testing (HIVST) activities across the GF NAHI implementing states supported by ECEWS. Technical Assistance will be provided on demand creation for HIVST using Total Market Approach to screening facilitators at the community level.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee HIVST directed demand creation activities at both community and facility level
  • Provide technical support to case managers HIVST screening facilitators on mapping of PMVs & CPs at the state & OSS level
  • Coordinate and engage with the private sector (pharmacy and PPMVs) to implement the total market approach
  • Monitor service uptake along the established distribution channels and lead the coordination of facility and community based HIVST for the target population of interest.
  • Track project implementation at state level, ensuring availability of test kits at the service delivery points, accountability of distributed test kits and complete reporting at all levels,
  • Ensure that target populations along all distribution channels are adequately reached according to the national HIV testing protocols and guidelines
  • Work to establish and strengthen effective referral linkage between community outreach services and care and treatment facilities.
  • Contribute to development of project strategies, & work plans
  • Produce and ensure timely submission of routine program activity reports
  • S/he performs any other duty as assigned by the State Team Lead & Technical Lead.

 

Job Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy or other allied health professions with 2 to 3 years of relevant experience in HIV prevention. Relevant experience with HIVST is an added advantage.

Attributes & Experiences

  • Experience in the provision of community-based biomedical and demand creation for HIVST services among GP & KP.
  • Experience implementing HIV/AIDS programs at community and facility level; familiarity and experience with GF-funded programs.
  • Experience in technical capacity building of CBOs & ad hocs, on HIVST.
  • Proficiency with computer.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency

Note

The advertised position is full time. This vacancy will close on the 25th of July, 2022.

ECEWS has a competitive compensation package, interested candidates may submit a one-page capability statement and an updated resume as a single MS word document with full names as tittle of the document to careers@ecews.org with position clearly stated as subject of the email. ECEWS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly advise female qualified applicant to apply for any of the positions listed above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

There will be no physical interview. All interviews will be carried out via the Zoom platform. All applicants are encouraged to download the App in preparedness for the interview.