The National AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and STIs Control Programme (NASCP) is a division of the Department of Public Health in the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). Its mandate is to coordinate the formulation and effective implementation of the Nigerian government policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures for the prevention of new HIV infections as well as improve on the existing treatment, care and support for persons living and affected by HIV in the country. In collaboration with the Global Fund, NASCP is implementing a second phase of the National HIV Clinical Mentorship programme in 15 States for improved HIV service delivery. Job locations NASCP in collaboration with State AIDS and STIs Control Programme (SASCP) is seeking to recruit qualified persons in Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Edo, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, Sokoto, and Zamfara State to fill State Clinical Mentor (SCM) positions necessary for the programme implementation in these States.


<ul> <li>Provide on-site clinical mentorship to health care workers on HIV treatment according to the national guidelines, including adult and paediatric ART and the treatment of tuberculosis and other opportunistic diseases.</li> <li>Provide training through clinical consultation, assisting local health care workers to identify key bottlenecks affecting patients&rsquo; access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and helping them with direct patient care as needed.</li> <li>Provide continuous medical education (CME), which may include didactic training sessions to health professionals, as needed. All training will be in accordance with the national guidelines.&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide health worker capacity building sessions 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.&nbsp;</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;</li> <li>Submit a monthly report on mentorship and technical assistance activities, as well as findings and recommendations for strengthening services in the health facility and compliance with the national treatment guidelines.</li> <li>Work closely with the State Clinical Mentorship Team- SCMT and representative from SASCP and the National Task Team on ART, HTS, PMTCT and Paediatrics HIV, resident in the State</li> <li>Perform other duties related to clinical mentoring as assigned.</li> </ul>

Qualifications & Skills:

<ul> <li>Must possess a degree in Medical Sciences (MBBS or equivalent). Postgraduate qualification/Masters level training in Public Health, Family Medicine, Internal&nbsp;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 3-5 years&rsquo; experience with clinical HIV and AIDS care, including the provision&nbsp;of antiretroviral therapy (ART).</li> <li>Must have at least 2 years&rsquo; experience with program planning, assessment, and&nbsp;implementation of HIV clinical care program.</li> <li>Experience in the provision of HIV&nbsp;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&nbsp;international) in HIV clinical care and service delivery.</li> <li>Experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary HIV clinical teams for effective service&nbsp;delivery.</li> <li>Willingness to travel to clinics and hospitals in assigned geographical areas within the&nbsp;State</li> </ul> <p><strong>Required Competencies/Skills</strong>:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.</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>Strong organizing, planning, and prioritizing skills</li> <li>Sensitivity to different cultural working environments&nbsp;</li> <li>Ability to analyze and interpret data, and write reports&nbsp;</li> <li>Capacity to operate both as a team player in large diverse teams as well as individually.&nbsp;</li> <li>Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.&nbsp;</li> <li>Proficiency in the computers and software/applications such as presentation software, spreadsheets, and video conferencing.</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 Apr 21 2024 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time). Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.