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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is recruiting in Abuja, Nigeria for the position of Senior Technical Advisor: HIV Prevention, Care and Support.

Job ID: 13-6598

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The successful candidate will be MSH ProACT leading technical expert in the area of prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, OVC, care and support working in close collaboration with other MSH ProACT project team members. Candidate will be responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction, relevance, coverage and quality of the portfolio for prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, OVC, Care and support and for the design, implementation and evaluation of related prevention, OVC, care and support activities implemented by MSH ProACT project. You will also be responsible for ensuring the coherence and coordination of MSH’s prevention, OVC, care and support services in a manner that strengthens linkage and synergy between community-based and clinical facility-based services; in partnership with the state government, other implementing partners and the community itself.

Management responsibility
  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of HIV Prevention, care and support activities including PHDP and OVC services provided under the MSH ProACT project in Nigeria
  • Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance
REQUIREMENT
  1. Candidate must have Master’s level or higher training in public health, epidemiology, demography, social or behavior science or related field required;
  2. The position holder should have minimum five years’ progressively responsible experience in HIV/AIDS strategy development and implementation, with specific reference to OVC, Care and Support and prevention of sexual transmission in diverse contexts
  3. Comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention and community-based health care initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation of HIV programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank.
  4. Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills/experience required;
  5. Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required;
  6. Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation;
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  8. Experience in behavior change methodologies and their application to HIV/AIDS is particularly desired
  9. Strong supervisory and management skills;
  10. Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
The application will close on 11th June, 2013. Interested candidate should click here to apply online.

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