Technical Advisor, Epidemic Control

Job details

Job title:  Technical Advisor: HIV Epidemic Control and Sustainability

Supervisor: NACA DG

Duration of contract: 13 months

Location: Abuja

Job summary

The Technical Advisor HIV Epidemic Control and Sustainability is expected to provide technical expertise to DG NACA and his team for achieving a sustainable HIV epidemic control. He/she will be responsible for providing technical support for coordinating the national HIV response and validating progress towards attainment of UNAIDS 90:90:90. S/he will work with relevant units of NACA to provide guidance on HIV treatment and prevention programs, monitoring and evaluation,  and performance appraisal to inform policy decisions.  S/he will also provide support to the Director General for the effective organizational management and collaboration of national response donors, implementing partners and civil society organizations.

Key responsibilities

  1. Provides technical advice and recommendations to DG NACA on strengthening the national HIV/AIDS response for effective epidemic control.
  2. Review available resources (such as NAIIS results, trends in program performance, successes and challenges) and provide advice in the development of strategic documents (such as NSPs) and operational.
  3. Provide technical support in the conduct of period in-country program reviews -identifying key programmatic areas/interventions for analysis, review and discussion
  4. Identify programmatic areas that are lagging behind on service coverage (such as PMTCT & EID) and initiate dialogue and actions
  5. Provide technical support to relevant units of NACA for monitoring, evaluating strategies and validating progress and contributions of HIV treatment and prevention programs towards attainment of UNAIDS 90:90:90.
  6. Support the development of sustainable models for HIV treatment and preventions in different population groups.
  7. Support the conduct of IBBSS 2019 and Key Population size estimation
  8. Identify opportunities for HIV/AIDs response program growth, innovation and research, and advise the Director General
  9. Identify institutional capacity building and technical support opportunities for NACA
  10. Support the Director General to review technical and programmatic reports and proposals and provide technical advice to support decision making
  11. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the NACA DG

Qualifications/Experience

  • MBBS, MD or advanced degree in public health social or behavioural sciences
  • At least 12 years’ experience with designing and implementing HIV programs
  • Experience with the monitoring and evaluation of HIV programs
  • Demonstrated experience with donor partners working in HIV/AIDS programs at national and state level respectively.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of existing country HIV/AIDS data sets and donor reporting requirements
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently.

Deadline:15th Novemeber 2019

Mode of Application: Interested applicants should send Cover letter and CV to recruitment@naca.gov.ng