Senior Technical Specialist – Pediatric HIV Care & Treatment Vacancy at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and nonchurch partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist – Pediatric HIV Care & Treatment
 
Job Ref Code: SPT11119
Location: Lagos
Reports to: Zonal Coordinator
Department: Programs/FASTERSalary
Grade: 8
 
Roles and Key Responsibilities
Program Quality and Technical Coordination:
  • Project focal point for strategies towards strengthening State Coordination platforms for effective pediatric and adolescents’ HIV service delivery to improve Pediatric case identification, bridge Pediatric enrollment gaps and increase number of CLHIV on treatment.
  • Support State government and PERFARs efforts to scale up the use of optimal ARV regimens inchildren and adolescents
  • Strengthen active collaboration with OVC partners including their involvement in case finding efforts using HIV risk screening tools and linkage to HTS
  • Support Implementing partners to conduct pediatric and adolescent ART-specific supportive supervision, mentorship or coaching visits to closely monitor implementation, optimization and transition of eligible children and adolescents to TLD.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A primary medical qualification (MBBS) plus a Master's Degree in Public Health or its equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in project management positions with progressive technical and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR funded comprehensiveHIV and OVC projects.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.
  • Familiarity with the National HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric & Adult) and experience working with the Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (Time: COB – 5:00pm).
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating "Position" being applied for and the "Job Ref Code" as the subject of the application application (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org
 
Equal Employer Opportunity:
  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

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