HIVST Officer

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Overview

With financial support from Unitaid via Population Services International, Jhpiego is implementing Phase 3 of the STAR Initiative, a 18-month project to catalyze HIVST adoption, availability, and use in Nigeria.

Through the Unitaid-funded STAR Initiative, HIV self-testing (HIVST) has proven to provide an opportunity to reach, test, and diagnose or prevent infection in populations that are considered unreachable by use of traditional testing approaches. In Nigeria, STAR will support the Government of Nigeria to develop and adapt policy guidelines for the adoption of HIV self-testing and support the integration of HIV self-testing within the existing health care systems.

HIVST Officer will ensure sustainable, high quality and client focused HIVST services utilizing a total market approach with community (linkage to prevention, treatment and care services) in line with national requirements and standards. S/he will ensure un-interrupted supply of commodities and develop strategies to strengthen referrals between community based HIVST points and the relevant health facilities for appropriate referral of clients. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring a functional referral linkage system.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree (preferred) in health sciences, medical sciences or public health.
  • At least 5 yearsโ€™ experience with HIV/AIDS program implementation, working with public and NGO sectors is required

  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word processing and database management

ยท Good strategic, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to work effectively with key stakeholders especially relevant government partners, implementing partners and CSOs.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data
  • Familiarity with UNITAID regulations is an added advantage.

This vacancy is archived.

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