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State Technical Assistant, TB/HIV Integrated Project

Ekiti, FCT, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa and Rivers State.

Job Description

The State Technical Assistant (TA) for the TB/HIV Integrated Project will provide day-to-day oversight and support for the expansion of TB/DRTB, HIV, and PPM services across the assigned state. The TA will work under the coordination of the State Technical Officer (STO) and in collaboration with various stakeholders to ensure effective service delivery, data reporting, capacity building, and seamless integration of TB and HIV services.

Specific Responsibilities

Under the coordination of the STO, the State TB/HIV Technical Assistant(s) will:

 

  1. Service Scale-Up Oversight:
  • Provide day-to-day oversight for the scale-up of community TB/DRTB, HIV, and PPM services across the state.
  • Coordinate with all the ad-hoc field workers engaged by SRs to ensure effective service delivery.

 

  1. Seamless Coordination and Data Reporting:
  • Support the STO in ensuring seamless coordination and robust data reporting.
  • Work closely with cluster coordinators and LGA TB/HIV reporting structures.

 

  1. Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building:
  • Collaborate with the state STBLCP and SASCP to facilitate knowledge transfer and capacity building as TB and HIV service integration is being scaled up.
  • Build the capacity of existing state TB and HIV structures toward program sustainability.

 

  1. Data Collation and Analysis:
  • Collate and analyze program data following LGA validation of TB and HIV data.
  • Identify the gaps in providers, facilities, and LGAs and develop remedial actions.

 

  1. Workplan Development:
  • Develop the weekly state/LGA TB/HIV activity work plan in line with the approved state budget.

 

  1. Technological Solutions Management:
  • Onboard field teams and service providers on technological solutions (MATS, CommTB, AIM 250, EPCON, specimen movement dashboard).
  • Manage the back end of these systems and work with the central teams to troubleshoot issues.

 

  1. On-Site Mentoring and Capacity Building:
  • Provide on-site mentoring and capacity building for TB/HIV PPM and community service providers in the state.

 

  1. Activity Review and Approval:
  • Review weekly community TB and HIV activity reports from outreaches, Active Case findings, and HTS among pregnant women conducted across all LGAs by the CBOs.
  • Assess work plans and budgets for subsequent week’s activities for STO approval.

 

  1. Line Listing of DRTB Patients and HIV-Positive Pregnant Women:
  • Maintain the state’s line listing of all DRTB patients identified from PPM and community interventions.
  • Support the STBLCP and SASCP in ensuring 100% linkage to treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women identified in the community.

 

  1. Supply Chain Management:
  • Maintain statewide visibility of TB/HIV program commodities, consumables, and medicines.
  • Collaborate with state TB and HIV logistics officers.
  • Redistribute RTKs and medicines to LGAs as needed.
  • Manage supplies and distribution of mama packs and the action meal.
  • Prepare distribution plans and generate monthly utilization reports.

Required Experience

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria programming or related fields, and programs in developing countries.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a university degree in any of the following fields: Medicine, Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Statistics, Demography, and Public Health or related fields. A master’s degree in public health will be an added advantage. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria programming or related fields, and programs in developing countries. Working experience with Global Fund, USAID or any other international donor-funded programs is desirable. Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

Method of Application

Applicants should complete the online form at https://forms.gle/hPJ3UajiihBM9ZuV7 and send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org on/or before 18th June, 2024.

 

Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

JOB TYPE

Full Time

POSTING DATE:

11 June, 2024

CLOSING DATE:

18 June, 2024

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