Technical Officer-Community Medicine

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Equitable Health Access Initiative (EHAI)  is an indigenous non-governmental organisation fully committed to ensuring equitable access to quality and efficient health care services through the implementation of intervention programs in the control of communicable diseases (e.g. HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis etc.) and non-communicable diseases of public health importance, as well as health systems support and strengthening. The Technical Officer- Community Medicine shall work to ensure the delivery of quality health services in HCT (HIV Counseling and Testing), PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission) and Care Support services in Adult and Pediatric ART.

POSITION: Technical Officer- Community Medicine.

JOB TYPE: Full Time
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
OPENING DATE: June 17, 2019
CLOSING DATE:  June 28, 2019

He/She will provide both technical and administrative support towards implementation of quality and sustainable maternal and child services for HIV positive pregnant women and their children at facility and community levels in line with national policies and guidelines and international best practice.


  • Provide technical support related to maternal health with primary focus on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) strategies and Care & Support program for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families, including orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
  • In collaboration with EHAI staff, provide technical assistance to public sector (FMOH and SMOH/LG) and private organizations to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate PMTCT with adult and pediatric Care & Support program  into the HIV/AIDS service delivery elements as appropriate.
  • Undertake development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of HCT, PMTCT, and Care & Support programs.
  • Initiate and encourage best practices in the field of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programs.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to HCT, PMTCT, and Care & Support programs and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Sustain links at programmatic and field level activities with other components of HIV care and treatment (pharmacy, HMIS, LIMS).
  • Work with other programs staff and thematic areas to map out strategies to achieve set program objectives and cover gaps identified.
  • Provide supportive technical and programmatic supervision across supported sites
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programs.
  • Work in close collaboration with the TB and Integrated Medical Service Unit in the implementation of integrated HIV, TB and other medical services at the facility level.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to HCT, PMTCT, and Care & Support programs and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Represent EHAI/Nigeria to donors and government officials on issues of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programs and clinical management of HIV/AIDS
  • Submit regular scheduled reports of activities he/she carried on behalf of EHAI.
  • Draw up monthly, quarterly and annual HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programs. Remain informed on current programs in the field of HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programs and related development field and contribute to EHAI’s global lessons learned in HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support 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 plan and any other delegated task that enhances your skills.


  • MB.BS/MD/BNS/RN/RM or Health Related qualifications with 3-5 years post qualification working experience
  •  Familiarity with PEPFAR project
  • Experience with medical practice in Nigerian health system
  • Training in HCT, PMTCT, Care & Support programs  and EID necessary
  • Program-planning, Research and coordination experience is desired.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian  public health sector systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable


  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV program implementation at project-level, facility, state/ national-levels.
  • Good clinical and programmatic understanding of  HIV care and support/OVC, PMTCT
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and end-users of service.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of Maternal and Child health in HIV care
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Appropriate computer skills.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 75% time.

Method of Application

Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the. Head, Administration and Human Resources through this email address:

Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone numbers.

Note: Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

EHAI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion and sexual orientation.


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