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      1. Technical Officer, Pediatrics and PMTCT(Bayelsa)
      2. Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Francophone
      3. Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor
      4. Technical Advisor, Pediatrics & PMTCT(Lagos)
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    Technical Officer, Pediatrics and PMTCT(Bayelsa)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 3 years
    • Location Bayelsa , Edo
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    About the Project

    • Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE), a USAID awarded project is focused on accelerating the achievement of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria through the delivery of high impact HIV prevention, care and support services to populations in Nigeria most at risk of acquiring HIV.
    • The goal of the project is improved HIV/AIDS/TB (HAT) outcomes of priority and key populations in underserved local government areas in Lagos, Edo  and Bayelsa states.

    The objectives of the project are to:

    • Increase access and provision of HAT services
    • Increase the quality of HAT services
    • Increase health system resiliency, responsiveness, and accountability.

    Job Summary

    • The Job Holder will work closely with the State MOH teams, partners and services providers to ensure quality service delivery through training, on-site technical supportive supervision, mentorship, coaching in all thematic areas of PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV care.

    Job Responsibilities / Essential Duties

    • Provide leadership and coordination to ensure facilities provide integrated and holistic Pediatrics Care and Treatment and PMTCT
    • Provide technical support to facility and community level staff as well as lay providers in PMTCT, and Pediatric ART
    • Provide support for quality pediatric HIV care including diagnosis and management of Opportunistic Infections, ARV Optimization, and monitoring children on ART for drug resistance
    • Coordinate facility and community level strategies to ensure tracking mother baby pairs, and adherence and retention activities for children on ART
    • Ensure that diagnosis of HIV in infants below 18 months is confirmed through DNA PCR
    • Ensure all children living with HIV are linked to care and treatment
    • Provide technical support in viral load testing, monitoring and coverage for children on ART as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women
    • Participate in MOH Technical Working Groups
    • Participate in clinical seminars to discuss pediatric HIV/AIDS issues,
    • Facilitate trainings in: PMTCT, Pediatric ART, TB/HIV co-infection
    • Provide facility staff with all the latest information on PMTCT, Pediatric ART, including updates on new national guidelines.
    • Contribute to development and sharing of lessons learned and best practices in Pediatric Care and Treatment and PMTCT.
    • Coach and mentor facility staff (clinician, nurse, expert clients) through the implementation of Quality improvement initiatives
    • Conduct CPD/CMEs on selected areas of pediatric HIV/PMTCT/TB care.

    Required Qualifications / Experience

    • Degree / Equivalent Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
    • More than 3 years of experience in HIV/TB management.
    • Clinical experience in management of pediatric HIV and PMTCT
    • Clinical experience in management of pediatric HIV and PMTCT
    • Trained in ART management
    • Registered with the relevant professional bodies
    • Good experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance
    • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Interest and aptitude to engage with data and utilize data for decision making
    • Organized and strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to use forms, tools, and interest to utilize software and digital platforms
    • Good interpersonal skills

    Other Essential Requirement (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse):

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Pathfinder International and among beneficiaries served by Pathfinder International.

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

    • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
    • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
    • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
    • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels.

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    Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Francophone

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Job Summary

    • Collaborates with French and English-speaking country teams and business units to develop, promote and apply Pathfinder MEL standards, tools, and practices to achieve quality, appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). Leads or advises on the design and articulation of a MEL approach at the proposal phase that is fit for purpose and resourced.
    • With capacity building as a guiding principle, advises project staff on MEL planning, performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Facilitates and synthesizes learning, as well as contributes to and leverages the global evidence base.

    Key Job Outcomes

    • Proposal Planning and Review: Leads or provides assistance to project teams to design and articulate a MEL approach at the proposal phase that is fit for purpose, drawing on Pathfinder’s MEL strategies and standards. Provides input to technical approach, including participating actively in development and pressure testing of the Theory of Change and reviewing the narrative to encourage MEL approaches and principles of quality are folded into project design.
    • MEL Project Planning and Implementation: Advises projects on MEL plan development, including appropriate selection of final project indicators, targets, data sources/methodologies, and work plans to ensure effective implementation.
    • Systems, Policies, Standards and Guidelines: Develops or contributes to Pathfinder-wide policies, guidelines, tools and standards in alignment with MEL strategy and organizational needs. Provides input on metrics for organizational use.
    • Database and Process Design and Implementation: Advises projects on the design and use of program performance measurement systems (tools, database and processes) that allow for accurate, flexible, and reliable information collection, analysis, reporting and adaptive management.
    • Data Collection Methodology; Advises on conceptualization, development and implementation of an appropriate system for collecting MEL data to enable the project to regularly review and use data to track progress against goals, improve the quality of the interventions, report to stakeholders, and to contribute to Pathfinder and the global evidence base. Advise on evaluation and implementation science efforts including refinement of learning question/objectives and appropriate activities/methodologies.
    • Data Collection Tools: Advises on appropriate data collection tools, including but not limited to monitoring tools and forms, survey questionnaires, key informant interview guides, facility assessment and supervision tools, and supporting training materials, leveraging Pathfinder standards, where appropriate. Mentors project staff to design and effectively use data collection tools. Advises on terms of reference for consulting firms, critically reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables, and deploying ethical clearance procedures.
    • Data review, use and learning: Provides technical assistance to country offices and projects on analysis techniques and synthesis of results from routine and non-routine data sources.. Facilitate learning from project results/findings to inform and influence program implementation and learning.
    • Training and Education Development and Delivery: Designs, develops and delivers relevant training to Pathfinder staff.
    • Documentation and Reports: Advises on and reviews project status reports. Generates or contributes to evidence curation, including abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts for conference presentations and publications.
    • Technical Assistance: Provides technical assistance to country offices, host-country governments, local partners, and other agencies on monitoring, evaluation and research, as needed.
    • Brand Ambassador: Represents Pathfinder International to external organizations and audiences at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.

    Required Education, Training, and Experience

    • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Demography, Epidemiology, Statistics, Social Sciences or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies.
    • 7 years of progressively responsible experience in MEL health/development projects or equivalent, experience with SRHR MEL preferred
    • Experience living and working in a developing country.

    Minimally Required Job Specific Competencies:

    • Program and Project Planning and Management: Deep skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
    • Proposal Development: Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal.
    • Data Quality Assurance: Knowledge of data quality assurance principles and practices in SRHR.
    • Data Collection Methods: Advanced knowledge in data integrity and collection methods.
    • Research Methods: Demonstrated experience and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    • Software/tools: Proven ability to apply data analysis, management and visualization software packages/tools.
    • Country Specific Public Health System: Knowledge of the countries’ public health systems.
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR, including special challenges faced in the developing world.
    • Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
    • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results to small and large groups.
    • Community Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

    • Languages: Proven English and French writing and speaking skills.
    • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others, including donor agencies and local partners, through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
    • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook; DHIS2 experience preferred.
    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and positive social and gender norms.
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to work with people from different cultures, ability thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, ability to think critically and nimbly, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
    • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.

    Other Information:

    • Travel required (up to 30%)
    • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer.

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    Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Summary

    • Collaborates with country teams and business units to develop, promote and apply Pathfinder MEL standards, tools, and practices to achieve quality, appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL).
    • Leads or advises on the design and articulation of a MEL approach at the proposal phase that is fit for purpose and resourced.
    • With capacity building as a guiding principle, advises project staff on MEL planning, performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Facilitates and synthesizes learning, as well as contributes to and leverages the global evidence base.

    Key Job Outcomes

    • Proposal Planning and Review: Leads or provides assistance to project teams to design and articulate a MEL approach at the proposal phase that is fit for purpose, drawing on Pathfinder’s MEL strategies and standards. Provides input to technical approach, including participating actively in development and pressure testing of the Theory of Change and reviewing the narrative to encourage MEL approaches and principles of quality are folded into project design.
    • MEL Project Planning and Implementation: Advises projects on MEL plan development, including appropriate selection of final project indicators, targets, data sources/methodologies, and work plans to ensure effective implementation.
    • Systems, Policies, Standards and Guidelines: Develops or contributes to Pathfinder-wide policies, guidelines, tools and standards in alignment with MEL strategy and organizational needs. Provides input on metrics for organizational use.
    • Database and Process Design and Implementation: Advises projects on the design and use of program performance measurement systems (tools, database and processes) that allow for accurate, flexible, and reliable information collection, analysis, reporting and adaptive management.
    • Data Collection Methodology; Advises on conceptualization, development and implementation of an appropriate system for collecting MEL data to enable the project to regularly review and use data to track progress against goals, improve the quality of the interventions, report to stakeholders, and to contribute to Pathfinder and the global evidence base. Advise on evaluation and implementation science efforts including refinement of learning question/objectives and appropriate activities/methodologies.
    • Data Collection Tools: Advises on appropriate data collection tools, including but not limited to monitoring tools and forms, survey questionnaires, key informant interview guides, facility assessment and supervision tools, and supporting training materials, leveraging Pathfinder standards, where appropriate. Mentors project staff to design and effectively use data collection tools. Advises on terms of reference for consulting firms, critically reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables, and deploying ethical clearance procedures.
    • Data review, use and learning: Provides technical assistance to country offices and projects on analysis techniques and synthesis of results from routine and non-routine data sources. Facilitate learning from project results/findings to inform and influence program implementation and learning.
    • Training and Education Development and Delivery: Designs, develops and delivers relevant training to Pathfinder staff.
    • Documentation and Reports: Advises on and reviews project status reports. Generates or contributes to evidence curation, including abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts for conference presentations and publications.
    • Technical Assistance: Provides technical assistance to country offices, host-country governments, local partners, and other agencies on monitoring, evaluation and research, as needed.
    • Brand Ambassador: Represents Pathfinder International to external organizations and audiences at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.

    Required Education, Training, and Experience

    • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Demography, Epidemiology, Statistics, Social Sciences or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies.
    • 7 years of progressively responsible experience in MEL health/development projects or equivalent, experience with SRHR MEL preferred
    • Experience living and working in a developing country.

    Minimally Required Job Specific Competencies:

    • Program and Project Planning and Management: Deep skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
    • Proposal Development: Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal.
    • Data Quality Assurance: Knowledge of data quality assurance principles and practices in SRHR.
    • Data Collection Methods: Advanced knowledge in data integrity and collection methods.
    • Research Methods: Demonstrated experience and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    • Software/tools: Proven ability to apply data analysis, management and visualization software packages/tools.
    • Country Specific Public Health System: Knowledge of the countries’ public health systems.
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR, including special challenges faced in the developing world.
    • Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
    • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results to small and large groups.
    • Community Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

    • Languages: Proven English writing and speaking skills, French also strongly preferred.
    • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others, including donor agencies and local partners, through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
    • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook; DHIS2 experience preferred.
    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and positive social and gender norms.
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to work with people from different cultures, ability thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, ability to think critically and nimbly, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
    • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.

    Other Information:

    • Travel required (up to 30%)
    • Eligible to work in a Pathfinder country
    • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer.

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    Technical Advisor, Pediatrics & PMTCT(Lagos)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    About the Project

    • Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE), a USAID awarded project is focused on accelerating the achievement of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria through the delivery of high impact HIV prevention, care and support services to populations in Nigeria most at risk of acquiring HIV.
    • The goal of the project is improved HIV/AIDS/TB (HAT) outcomes of priority and key populations in underserved local government areas in Lagos, Edo and Bayelsa states.

    The objectives of the project are to:

    • Increase access and provision of HAT services
    • Increase the quality of HAT services
    • Increase health system resiliency, responsiveness, and accountability

    Job Summary

    • The Job holder will be responsible for providing technical coordination and support to all HIV-related prevention, care and treatment activities for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women including viral load scale up as well as viral suppression strategies, treatment optimization and monitoring/management of treatment failure.
    • This role is also responsible for rolling out differentiated service delivery models, PMTCT and pediatric care SOPs as per the national and international standards, monitoring and documenting best practices and participating relevant technical working group meetings.

    Key Responsibilities
    Provide technical support to ensure quality pediatric HIV care:

    • Working jointly with the HTS team, support PITC and index client testing to reach all children
    • Ensure timely linkage of all positive children to ART
    • Ensure ART infected children are retained on ART
    • Ensure all eligible children have updated viral load as per national guidelines
    • Ensure viral suppression among children on ART.
    • Support quality implementation of pediatric DSD models including family model clinic (FMC), mother-baby pair (MBP) clinic and pediatric specific clinics
    • Conduct ongoing mapping on ARV optimization need and support facility teams to transition children to efficacious regimen (LPV/r and DTG).
    • Support transition of children to adolescent care.

    Provide technical support to prevent MTCT of HIV:

    • Ensure increased ANC uptake through demand creation and partner involvement.
    • Support facilities to test and Identify HIV positive mothers and put them all on lifelong ART
    • Provide technical strategy on routine and timely viral load testing for PMTCT mothers as well as viral suppression
    • Ensure mothers and the infants are retained in care
    • Coordinate strategies for early infant diagnosis, infant prophylaxis and prompt ART for positive infants.
    • Capacity build facility teams to conduct and report on HEI and maternal cohort analysis.

    Provide technical support towards cross-cutting issues:

    • Train healthcare providers on quality pediatric and PMTCT care
    • Conduct supportive supervision to supported sites
    • Coordinate cervical cancer prevention activities
    • Provide timely updates for the quarterly program performance review and share mitigation for underperforming areas
    • Monthly reporting, feedback and data use on key pediatric indicators and PMTCT indicators.
    • Participate in development of strategic tools (SOPs, TORs, package of care) to guide pediatric and PMTCT programming.
    • Participate in National and State TWG/stakeholder meetings.

    Required Qualifications

    • Medical Degree (MBBS)
    • Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Sciences Epidemiology (MSc) or equivalent is an added advantage.
    • Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance.
    • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings.

    Experience:

    • At least five (5) years of proven experience in design, implementation and coordination of HIV and TB-project in resource limited settings.
    • Extensive clinical experience in care of HIV infected adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women in resource limited settings.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills. Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
    • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a team environment
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team
    • Good problem-solving skills

    Other Essential Requirement (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse):

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Pathfinder International and among beneficiaries served by Pathfinder International.

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

    • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
    • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
    • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
    • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels.

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