HTS/PrEP Technical Officer

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Jhpiego
Closing date: 5 Apr 2022

Title: HTS/PrEP Technical Officer

Reports To: HTS/PrEP Technical Advisor

Location: Kwara and Niger

Position Overview

The HTS/PrEP Officer will work with the Specialist to ensure sustainable, high quality and client-focused targeted HTS, as well as linkage to ART, and other prevention services. 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. S/he will also drive the achievement of saturation and epidemic control across all age and sex categories in the assigned LGAs and facilities and ensure that priority population have access and receive quality HTS services

Responsibilities

· Assist 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, and client-centric linkage and ART services.

· Coordinate mapping of community and facility services and the development of referral directory (including spoke, PMTCT site).

· Coordinate capacity building activities for HTS, PNS, IPV, adherence counselling and behavioral change initiative for providers.

· Drive index testing optimization of all newly identified positive and Virally unsuppressed clients in assigned facilities and LGAs.

· Ensure all HTS services and properly and completely documented on appropriate forms and registers

· Drive and inform innovative strategies that ensure efficiency of testing among men, ADYW, and other priority population being missed out of intervention

· Produce and ensure timely submission of monthly program activity reports for data triangulation with M&E unit of the project.

· Provides HIV testing to priority populations according to the national HIV testing protocols and guidelines

· Provide basic linkage-to-care and patient navigation for individuals seeking PrEP as a part of combination prevention Strategies.

· Organize, promote and facilitate Quality Improvements (QI) on PrEP activities and research as well as work with individuals to assess needs, develop care plans and coordinate PrEP-related services through advocacy, education, support, empowerment and coaching.

· Collect and evaluate reports from clients to ensure access to PrEP and follow-through with service provision.

· Ensure the Mentoring and distribution of PrEP- IEC materials.

· Develop and distribute a survey tool for use in HIV Testing to identify those at high risk for HIV and more likely to benefit from PrEP.

· Liaise with State Supply chain unit to ensure PrEP Stock availability and re-distribution with demands and Saturation.

· Develop close working relationships with State, Facility and Community leadership to ensure coordination of PrEP services.

· Ensures that HIV testing quality assurance practices are always performed at all times according to the national requirements.

· Establishes and strengthens good working relationship with other implementing partners and stakeholders.

Required Qualification/Experience:

· Demonstrated experience working with USAID/PEPFAR programs

· At least five (5) years’ experience in provision of facility and community-based HIV prevention services including PrEP

· Experience in driving SURGE-level access to HTS including rapid HIV testing, “provider-initiated” testing and testing (PITC) in medical settings, and facility- and community-based HTS, including targeted index testing, HIV Self Testing and recency testing.

· Computer proficient 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

How to apply:

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to [email protected] using “ HTS/PrEP Technical Officer , Kwara” as the subject of the email.

Application Closing date:

Close of Business Tuesday 5th April 2022

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.

· 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 both 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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