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TB/HIV Specialist

Niger State, Nigeria

Job Description

Reports to:   The TB/HIV Advisor

Job Overview

  • Work with State TB Programme for effective implementation of TB/HIV Collaborative activities as documented in the National Guideline
  • The TB/HIV Specialist will work to ensure continuous TB screening during the ART and PMTCT clinic and other service delivery points where programs have contact with clients with the aim of increasing the TB/HIV coinfection notification rate.
  • Optimize routine screening of TB in PLHIV
  • Intensify TB infection control measures across project facilities
  • Mentor Health Care Workers to Scale up uptake of IPT
  • Implement innovative strategies to increase awareness of TB/HIV co-infection among people Living with HIV and prevent transmission of TB among PLHIV
  • Identify TB presumptive cases and provide support for sample collection and referral for GeneXpert Testing.
  • Support the TB/HIV Advisor to deploy innovative strategies to ensure optimal TB diagnosis across all the GeneXpert sites in both Kwara and Niger States
  • Will lead the Community TB workers to intensify contact tracing for all newly identified cases to reduce community spread.
  • S/he will ensure Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment (TPT) is administered to PLHIV to protect them from the likelihood of coming down with TB.
  • Support TB DOT Clinics in proper documentation of TB Presumptive Cases and ensure those who are confirmed for TB among PLHIV are placed on TB Treatment
  • Ensure all new and relapsed TB Cases in DOT clinics have documented HIV Status
  • Support the TB DOT Clinics to optimize HTS among the presumptive TB cases

Specific Responsibilities

  • Strengthen the Referral System for Sputum Transportation
  • Ensure all program documentation meets donor requirements and audit inspection standards, and is submitted to donors in a timely fashion;
  • Contribute to HIV/AIDS & TB strategy implementation and operational planning, and for cross-cutting priorities;
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of components related to tuberculosis programs and TB/HIV collaborative activities.
  • Provide technical assistance in tuberculosis and TBHIV management capacity building to field officers
  • Work in close collaboration with the Care and Treatment Unit in the implementation of integrated HIV, TB and other medical services at the facility level
  • Assist in the provision of programmatic assistance to CBOs on issues of management and control of tuberculosis and HIV activities in communities of intervention.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to tuberculosis and TBHIV collaboration and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets.

Required Experience

  • Expertise and experience in infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS
  • Experience applying a gender perspective to disease specific programming desirable
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key international TB initiatives and organizations desirable
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical, leadership and organizational skills
  • Proven ability and Emotional intelligence to work and collaborate with individuals and teams in different cultural settings, and at all levels
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to adhere strictly to ARFH and project policies and guidelines

Minimum Qualifications

  • MBBS with Master’s degree in public health.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years’ progressive experience in TB/HIV Care and treatment

Method of Application

Interested Applicants should complete the online form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyF7NFFK7t1X3F91D9D2p4sZxAiekPYQlj5vj_ysVkuqxvYg/viewform?usp=pp_url

All applicants are enjoined to send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job to tbhivspecialist@arfh-ng.org on/or before 7th March, 2023. 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.  Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of their referees.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).



Full Time


1 March, 2023


7 March, 2023

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