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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Clinical Care Specialist at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Care Specialist

Job ID: 13-9557
Location: Niger
Grade: I
Project/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSS 
Reports To: State Team Leader


  • The objective of the Clinical Care Specialist position is to manage the MSH CaTSS ART program in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/TB and PMTCT services in partnership with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.
Management Responsibility
  • Together with CaTSS headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the comprehensive ART services provided under the CaTSS project.
  • Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State and LGA project plan in collaboration with the Advisors and State Teams.
  • Take lead in the establishment of comprehensive HIV/TB care and treatment services as well as PMTCT services in CaTSS focus states.
  • Be part of the State capacity building and supervisory team ensuring quality PMTCT/ART/TB service delivery at supported health facilities
  • Provide technical support on HIV care and treatment including PMTCT, ART, adherence, OI management to state partners and facility based multi disciplinary teams.
  • Participate in activities to scale up HIV and PMTCT services to underserved communities in target States.
  • Liaise with the HMIS staff to ensure functional PMTCT/TB/ART monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems as required in the project PMP
  • Periodically monitor ARVs and OI drug stocks in the facilities and advocate for timely procurement and distribution.
  • Represent MSH CaTSS project at the state and LGA level on matters of PMTCT,TB/HIV collaborative activities and ART.
  • Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
  • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

  • Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.
Decision Making:
  • Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
Responsibility over data or information:
  • Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses and registration with Nigerian Medical and Dental Council
  • At least 5 years experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
  • A graduate degree in public health will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • Experience in developing country health care programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely manner
Application Closing Date
14th May, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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