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Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organizations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.  SFH offers professional opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek to recruit qualified persons to fill the under listed vacant position, in response to our organizational growth:

Job Title: Adherence Counselor

Req ID: sfh-01175
Locations: Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Kebbi (1 Position Each)
Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire (11 months)

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for ensuring that all identified HIV positive clients adhere to treatment and follow up on drug refill and viral load status of clients.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Provide psychosocial and continuous support as well as treatment preparation to clients in the health facility
  • Attend and facilitate support group sessions for infected clients (Reports)
  • Ensure clients who are ready for viral load are reminded to come for sample collection
  • Ensure client records are well maintained and compile periodic reports as necessary
  • Coordinate and supervise KP community case managers.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a relevant Degree in Counselling, Social Work, Nursing or any other related course.
  • 2 years previous experience in an OSS
  • Experience in counselling and referral.

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), presentation skills.
  • Must have a continuous drive for learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Must possess excellent report writing and data interpretation skills.
  • Candidates should be experienced in donor-funded projects and advocacy skills.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets and database.
  • Multitask and work with minimal supervision.

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented young professionals.

Note

  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • SFH is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Persons resident in the States where the roles are situated are also encouraged to apply accordingly.

More Information

  • Job City Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi States
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Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (late), Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako (late), Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey.Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier lives.Working with the private and public sectors, SFH adopts social marketing and behaviour change communication to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviours.By 2017, SFH will be a strong, vibrant, highly efficient organisation conducting value for money (efficient) scalable yet focused interventions. Using a total market approach (using social marketing, free distribution and cost recovery services) SFH will be implementing projects that will target:50% of the burden of disease in Nigeria 50% of persons within the lower 3 wealth quintiles, who will have access to SFH products or interventions A 5% increase in DALYs yearly with 2012 as the baseline SFH will also have a 10% decrease in cost per DALY averted over the period of 2013-2017 using the 2012 value as deadline, and will have generated a 20% increase in unrestricted funds by 2017 compared to 2012. SFH will have developed a plan to spin off a subsidiary conducting logistics, research training, costs recovery products and specific interventions aimed at the for-profit sector including the oil and manufacturing sectors.

0 USD Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi States CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organizations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.  SFH offers professional opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek to recruit qualified persons to fill the under listed vacant position, in response to our organizational growth:Job Title: Adherence CounselorReq ID: sfh-01175 Locations: Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Kebbi (1 Position Each) Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire (11 months)
Job Profile
  • This position will be responsible for ensuring that all identified HIV positive clients adhere to treatment and follow up on drug refill and viral load status of clients.
Job Role The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
  • Provide psychosocial and continuous support as well as treatment preparation to clients in the health facility
  • Attend and facilitate support group sessions for infected clients (Reports)
  • Ensure clients who are ready for viral load are reminded to come for sample collection
  • Ensure client records are well maintained and compile periodic reports as necessary
  • Coordinate and supervise KP community case managers.
Qualifications / Experience
  • Must possess a relevant Degree in Counselling, Social Work, Nursing or any other related course.
  • 2 years previous experience in an OSS
  • Experience in counselling and referral.
Skills and Competencies Required:
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), presentation skills.
  • Must have a continuous drive for learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Must possess excellent report writing and data interpretation skills.
  • Candidates should be experienced in donor-funded projects and advocacy skills.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets and database.
  • Multitask and work with minimal supervision.
Compensation & Benefits The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented young professionals.

Note

  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • SFH is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Persons resident in the States where the roles are situated are also encouraged to apply accordingly.
2021-06-24

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