Senior Medical Officer at the Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

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    Health Initiative for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) registered in October 2007 with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. It supports Public Health, Safety Intervention, HIV/AIDS related services including OVC comprehensive services, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmissi…

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    Senior Medical Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 5 – 8 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Location: Military Hospital Creek, Lagos
    Reports to: Site Commander
    Open to: All interested Applicants
    Work Hours: full-time 40 hours / week
    Employment Type: Full-time

    Basic Function

    • Under the supervision of the Site Commander and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP / WRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV / AIDS, TB / HIV and HIV related research activities including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital.
    • The incumbent will ensure day to day running of the program at the facility.

    Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV / AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
    • Provides technical assistance in HIV / AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
    • Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
    • Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the clinical staffs and data Officers.
    • Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TB / HIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP / DOD-WRPN.
    • Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV / AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
    • Will be involved in the management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
    • Acts as a Study Physician on relevant study protocols.
    • Performs other prevention, care, and evaluation research duties as assigned.

    Job Specification

    • Minimum Education / Training Requirement: University Degree in Medicine (MBBS), Clinical management training and other relevant trainings in HIV comprehensive Care and Treatment. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
    • Prior Work Experience: 5-7 years post national youth service (NYSC) experience in clinical care, with experience in HIV / AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV / AIDS at the clinical level. Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with HIV service delivery in military formation and clinical research experience are also required.
    • Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

    Knowledge and Skills, Person:

    • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
    • Ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV / AIDS, including provision of ART.
    • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Understanding of Military health care service delivery will be an added advantage.

    Other Specification:

    • Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Lagos State.

    Monthly Gross Salary Range
    N250,000 – N280,000

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter and CV to “The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS)” specifying the “Job Title” on the subject of the email via: [email protected]

    Note

    • You must attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in one PDF format, Resume and CV together in one Word format.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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