Program Officer (Nutrition, Health, Care and Support) at the Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI)

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Job Title: Program Officer (Nutrition, Health, Care and Support)

Location: Owerri, Imo
Employment Type: Full-time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure 100% of HIV infected children on CFHI Care and treatment portfolio in target LGAs are enrolled in the 4GATES OVC program.
  • Direct community volunteers /case managers towards overall technical quality – including adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines for all HIV Prevention Care & Support activities of the project.
  • In collaboration with community volunteers /case managers, implement evidence-based health and nutrition interventions to indigent households by responding to identified prioritized health, nutrition, and PSS needs.
  • Work with community volunteers /case managers in using national guidelines wherever possible to provide vulnerable households with access to quality healthcare, nutrition, and PSS.
  • Provide health and nutrition training and supervision to all relevant staff and CVs.
  • Conduct IYCF training and collaborate with community volunteers /case managers to implement relevant activities
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within the 4GATES OVC Program
  • Ensure timely preparation of high-quality training and meeting reports.
  • Contributes to the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual work-plans Supervision and Mentoring
  • Contributes to the development of daily, weekly and monthly reports.

Others:

  • Provide regular supportive supervision to the community volunteers /case managers to ensure the achievement of expected results.
  • Represent the CSO in external technical meetings, conferences, and workshops related to HIV Prevention Care & Support
  • Liaise and coordinate with other HIV Prevention Care & Support actors, including LG SACA, PHCs, PMTCT sites, TBAs and other NGOs, learning institutions and civil society actors to promote synergy, share lessons learned and avoid duplication.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • BSc in a relevant health degree and a minimum of 2-3 years technical experience with community-level HIV Prevention, Care & Support programs
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with government and community volunteers /case managers as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training, and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Experience in supporting HIV Testing and Counselling programs in health facilities, mobile units, and community outreaches
  • Good knowledge of the Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Paediatric & Adult)
  • Familiarity with the terrain
  • Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.

Key Competencies
Candidate must have:

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion.
  • Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and adept at cross-functional collaboration.
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to multitask.

Application Closing Date
30th January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover Letter and CV to: [email protected] The subject of the email should be the Job Title and Applicant Full Name.

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