The HIV Clinical Mentorship Program in Nigeria is designed to strengthen healthcare systems by providing continuous education to healthcare workers and aims to create more efficient clinical systems. It involves relationship-building, identification of areas for improvement, coaching and modeling, advocacy, and data collection and reporting. The programme is currently providing clinical mentorship in 34 states. The main purpose of clinical mentorship is to provide teaching and support to health care workers in the delivery of care and treatment services. A mentor may also work with facility administrators and staff to address system and resource issues that affect quality of care. In this regard, the National Clinical Mentors will provide mentorship to healthcare workers in line with the National HIV Clinical Mentorship Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in support of PMTCT scale-up implementation in five states.


<ul> <li>Provide on-site clinical training to clinicians on HIV services&nbsp; according to the national guidelines, including adult and pediatric ART and the management&nbsp; of tuberculosis and other opportunistic diseases.&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide training through clinical consultation, assisting local clinicians to identify key bottlenecks affecting patients&rsquo; access to services and work through solution(s)&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide Continuous medical education, which may include didactic training sessions to health professionals, as needed. All training will be in accordance with the national guidelines.</li> <li>&nbsp;Provide capacity building sessions for health workers using various methodologies (including use of project ECHO low bandwidth video conferencing)&nbsp;</li> <li>Assist as requested with facilitating sessions on the weekly ECHO videoconferencing sessions with health workers from various sites in the states</li> <li>Develop standard operating procedures for the provision of HIV clinical care at the health facility in collaboration with the ministry of health and other stakeholders. This may include troubleshooting problems with the patient flow, tracking defaulters, or clarifying referral pathways by developing appropriate algorithms&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Submit a monthly report on training and clinical mentorship activities, as well as findings and recommendations for strengthening services in the health facility and compliance with the national treatment guidelines</li> <li>Perform other duties related to clinical mentoring as assigned</li> <li>Work closely with the state mentorship team&nbsp; (a representative from SASCP team and NTTA resident in the state)</li> </ul>

Qualifications & Skills:

<ul> <li>Must possess a degree in Medical Sciences (MBBS or equivalent).&nbsp; Post graduate qualification/Masters level training in Public Health, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Obstetrics will be an advantage.</li> <li>Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria</li> <li>At least 5 years&rsquo; experience with clinical HIV and AIDS care, including the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART)</li> <li>Must have at least 2 years&rsquo; experience with program planning, assessment, and implementation of HIV clinical care program. Experience in the provision of HIV clinical training</li> <li>Previous experience in HIV-related operational research is an advantage</li> <li>Good knowledge of current trends and normative guidance (national and international) in HIV clinical care and service delivery.</li> <li>&nbsp;Additional 2 years of experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary HIV clinical teams for effective service delivery will be an added value.&nbsp;</li> <li>Willingness to travel to clinics and hospitals in assigned geographical areas</li> </ul> <p><strong>The key competences for the National Clinical Mentors (NCMs)</strong></p> <ul> <li>Demonstrable coaching and mentoring ability</li> <li>Strong organizing, planning, and prioritizing skills</li> <li>Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds</li> <li>Ability to apply problem-solving skills to ongoing challenge.</li> <li>Sensitivity to different cultural working environments</li> <li>Ability to analyze and interpret data, and write reports</li> <li>Capacity to operate both as a team player in large diverse teams as well as individually.</li> <li>Self-motivated with a strong work ethic</li> <li>Proficiency in the computers and software/applications such as Microsoft processing, power point, Excel, database management, as well as Internet browsers, google sheet, email operation, virtual or ECHO teleconferencing.&nbsp;</li> </ul>


Contracting & Accountability:

The National Clinical Mentors will be accountable to NASCP


S/he will be paid competitive fees for the agreed duration based on qualification and experience and in line with the approved rate for this assignment.


Deadline for submission of application for this position is Sun Jan 21 2024 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time). Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.