One Stop Shop Doctor

The 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. 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) TB-HIV Grant has created the need for increased staff capacity in its One Stop Shop (OSS) facility in Edo State.

One Stop Shop Doctor

Position Summary • APPLY NOW

The Doctor should provide general care to the KP clients. The key roles of the Doctor include:

  • Work with program team to develop and/or review Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the provision of ART services to Key Populations
  • Provide ART services to Key Populations in line with current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and national guidelines both at the OSS and through mobile ART.
  • Oversee clinical HIV treatment protocols in each clinical department to reflect the needs of the target population and ensure consistency of treatment services throughout the OSS.
  • Ensure a seamless delivery of service for clients from intake through discharge at the OSS.
  • Review and assess client treatment protocols and plans, including shortand long-term goals.
  • Review clinical records to evaluate the necessary level of client care
  • Effectively manage and supervise other clinicians, health service providers, volunteers and case managers at the OSS as well as mobile ART teams
  • Advise project team on national and state policies, procedures and licensing requirements and ensure compliance with all requirements and/or mandatory inspections
  • Prepare formal evaluation of employee performance as scheduled and required.
  • Supervise weekly/monthly clinical staff meetings. • Identify and advise project management on training needs of all clinical staff to ensure a high degree of HIV treatment and care knowledge throughout the OSS.
  • Work with clinical and support staff to maintain a high degree of professionalism and excellent customer service.
  • Integrate OSS and mobile ART services with other project activities to enhance the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Provide support to the Strategic Information (SI) unit to manage data collection for service delivery to Key Populations in project communities using nationally approved tools.
  • Ensure timely submission of quality reports to the FHI360Head Quarters through the SRs on monthly and quarterly basis or as required.
  • Support for data analysis, interpretation and use at the OSS. Use of data at facility level for decision making towards improve service delivery at the OSS.
  • Liaise with SFH to use data for decision making on how to best tailor services according to the needs of the KPs.
  • Support the development of budgets and work plans for clinical services in the OSS.
  • Provide support for prompt retirement of cash expenditure and advances. • Preparation of program reports.
  • Proactively seek out and report relevant opportunities, success stories, linkages or challenges that may promote clinical services for the project.
  • Carry out any assignment as may be decided by FHI360 and the supporting SR. Requirements

Advanced Medical Degree (MD preferred)

  • Robust clinical experience in HIV/AIDS care and antiretroviral treatment (3years + preferable)
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications and other software
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in HIV/AIDS treatment
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience in management of infectious disease, and of management of clinical services;
  • Experience in developing country health care programs
  • Experience in training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a one-page capability statement and an updated Resume as a single document with Full Names as title of the document to: careers@ecews.org with the position and location clearly stated as subject of the email.

Note • ECEWS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly advise female qualified applicant to apply for the position above

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Consultant to develop the 2020 State HIV Annual Operational Plan (AOP) as part of the Health Response

Required services: consultancy to facilitate the development of the Annual Opeational Plan for HIV.

Location: Cross River state, Nigeria

Duration: 10 days

Commencement Date: December, 2019

Proposed dates: Between December 1st – 20th 2019. – APPLY NOW

Background

The Global Fund (GF) Optimizing HIV Investments for Impact project is a new grant running from July 2019-December 2020. The project continued on the UNAIDS 90-90-90 framework; 90% of the Persons Living with HIV/AIDS know their status, 90% of them are enrolled on treatment and adhere to their drugs and retained in care leading to 90% having viral load suppression.

One of the mandates of the new grant is to provide institutional capacity strengthening (ICS) to some states categorized by the Government of Nigeria as National Treatment and PMTCT Programme (NTPP) states. As part of the implementation structure, FHI 360 is expected to support 5 out of the 8 NTPP states (Benue, Cross River, Kaduna, Nasarawa and FCT) to improve the response of these states to the HIV epidemic. Consequently, it is the expectation of the donor that these states will attain the status of States as Implementing Entities (SIEs) or Sub-recipient to the donor by the end of the grant.

Consultancy Overview and Role

  • In line with the WHO Health Sector Strategy on HIV, 2016-2021, there is the need to reposition the health sector response to HIV so as to achieve universal health coverage. It has been argued that this can only be achieved through renewed political commitment, additional resources, and technical and programmatic innovations.
  • To this end, the GoN launched the roadmap for the National Treatment and PMTCT Programme in 2018. It is the anticipation that the NTPP roadmap will strengthen efforts towards the actualization of the National HIV health sector response. This has necessitated the capacity strengthening interventions of the grant to be directed at the States AIDS and STIs Control Program (SASCP) across the five FHI 360 supported states.
  • The objectives of the NTPP includes:
    • To coordinate partners and states implementation of HIV treatment and prevention programme interventions in Nigeria towards attainment of the 90-90-90 targets.
    • Mobilize, leverage and track domestic resources for HIV treatment programme interventions in Nigeria.
    • Strengthen institutional capacity of NASCP and State Ministries of Health, for effective coordination of the NTPP
  • The purpose of the ICS intervention is to strengthen the capacity of 5 NTPP states to demonstrate ability to access Global Fund resources directly and use appropriately. The demonstration will be measured by:
  • Increased budgetary allocation to HIV response by at least 30%
  • Release and actual use of allocated funds
  • Volume of other state resources mobilized for HIV interventions (SOML, bi-annual MNCH week, etc)
  • Improvedcapacity for managing the technical response as depicted by number of oversight visits conducted to supported and non-supported sites and the number of quality of care assessment conducted.
  • Improved M&E and Information Management system as demonstrated by ownership and use of program data.

FHI360 through her Sub-Recipient (Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS)) is leading the process for the development of HIV health Sector Response and 2020 State HIV AOP in Cross River state.     

  • Furthermore, the NAIIS preliminary suggests that there is need to tailor concerted efforts of state actors and development partners towards the locations where the HIV epidemic is localized, age bracket, social economic factors etc. Hence the need to develop the HIV AOP for the health sector response for year 2020.

Purpose of the Consultancy

  • The purpose of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to the SASCP team of Cross River  state to develop a costed HIV Annual Operational Plan that will reflect the state’s annual priorities for 2020.

Specific Tasks

  • Hold planning meetings with SASCP/ECEWS in preparation for the AOP consultancy assignment.
  • Engage key stakeholders and other relevant actors on the development of the Annual Operational plan.
  • Conduct desk review of documents from IPs and SASCP (including but not limited to State HIV Strategic Plan, State Health Strategic Development Plan, etc) and collate partners work plan to feed into state 2020 AOP.
  • Generate and provide templates to support SASCP in the development of the AOP.
  • Liaise with state government officials, IPs and private sector groups in the state to collate workplans and other documents for desk review.
  • Work with SASCP and other relevant stakeholders to review the 2019 Annual Operational Plan and determine the implementation status.
  • Conduct key informant interviews with state government officials and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Work with the SASCP and FHI 360 SRs to identify government officials, private sector and IPs to be in attendance at the  AOP development workshop.
  • Facilitate the AOP development workshop.
  • Lead the development of the AOP M&E/results/performance framework with clear milestones and targets.
  • Review and present the draft Annual Operational Plan to stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the AOP validation meeting with stakeholders.
  • Prepare final draft of the Annual Operational Plan
  • Prepare and submit final reports and final draft of Annual Operational Plan for dissemination with stakeholders; and facilitate Dissemination meeting (Final draft for validation should be submitted one week after the Planning meeting. 

Requirements

Required Experience and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and costing of Annual Operational Plans is highly desired.
  • M.Sc/B.Sc/HND in Public health, social works or in relevant degree with 3 – 7 years relevant experience in program designs, project-level or state-level HIV/AIDS interventions.
  • Proven record of working with state and local level stakeholders to guide priority-setting and the development of realistic workplans.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria and the state’s public health system, workings of NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Planning expertise and experience in budgeting (costing plans).
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops;
  • Good understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria especially at subnational level;
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level.

Method of Application

Interested candidates may submit a one-page capability statement and an updated resume in a single word document with full names and CRS OAP Consultant as tittle of the document to careers@ecews.org clearly stated as subject of the email. Female qualified applicant are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadine for submission of application is 25th of November 2019.

Career Opportunities 2019

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