Technical Officer, Mitigation

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Technical Officer, Mitigation
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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology  creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Job Title: Technical Officer, Mitigation

Location 
Abuja

Job Field
Medical, Health, Safety
 
Job Summary
The TO, Mitigation will assist in the provision of technical support to the implementing agencies in mitigation activities for FHI 360 Nigeria’s program. This includes supporting the implementation of mitigation activities (sexual and biomedical) and strategic behaviour change interventions, testing and counseling, home based care, orphans and vulnerable children and other community mobilization activities.

Duties
Assist in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation interventions. This includes orphans and vulnerable children programming; home based care and other care and support activities at the community level.
Support the development and implementation of interventions focusing on nutrition, food security, education and skills development; psychosocial, spiritual support and shelter; household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection.
Assist in the provision of technical support to build the capacity of local implementing agencies and state counterparts to carry out orphans and vulnerable children and other mitigation activities and create effective linkages with facility based services.
Support HIV testing and counselling HTC services at multiple entry points at the facility and community level and ensuring access to most at risk populations and couples.
Assist in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation and behavior change intervention among most at risk populations i.e. PLHIV, MARPs to reduce sexual transmission.
Support the implementation of Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom ABC and Other Mitigation OM activities as well as guide the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners on SBC activities.
Assist in the development of SBC, IEC,media materials for the program.
Collaborate with the lab team on design and strengthening injection and blood safety practices across SIDHAS supported facilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
BS, MD, PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
Or MPH or MS, MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
Or BS, BA in pharmacy, microbiology, health sciences, monitoring and evaluation, public health or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years public health experience at the state or community level or in the private health sector.
Demonstrable experience in large and complex SBC, BCC mobilization activities in a donor USAID, DFID, CIDA, etc. funded national health-focused project.
HCT experience and ability to understand full range of issues around HCT.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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