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Thursday, May 09, 2019


Society for Women Development and Empowerment of Nigeria (SWODEN) is a non-discriminatory and not-for-profit nongovernmental organization founded with the aim of improving the status of women and young people at the grassroots level. We provide interventions through the use of locally available resources to ensure ownership and sustainability whilst providing interventions on health, education, economic empowerment, nutrition, democracy and governance, youth focused programs and research.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director of Programs
Location: Adamawa State
Contract Type: Full time

Job Description/Project Summary
SWODEN is seeking applications for the above position for an anticipated USAID-funded Key Populations Activity in Nigeria which will build on current investments made by USAID to reduce risk of HIV transmission among key populations and will improve their enrolment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. This includes providing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, as well as addressing structural barriers to KPs accessing these services.
The Activity will address critical gaps and bottlenecks in the response to HIV among KPs by implementing a comprehensive package of services in line with the WHO guidelines. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

The Director of Programs will have responsibility for the technical content of service delivery encompassing KP prevention services (social/behavior change communication, pm-exposure prophylaxis, condom/lubricant programming, STI management and other evolving prevention technology/techniques), case finding (partner notification services, risk profile based testing, and other testing modalities applicable to key population case finding), treatment (including differentiated community ART care delivery model using the OSS strategy, TLD regimen protocol, FP integration, and TB services integration), viral load services within a community setting (including considerations for use of self-administered viral load sampling kits, optimization of viral load cascade and other efforts necessary for achieving measurable community viral suppression).

Minimum Recruitment Standards
A minimum of Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Management Social Work with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field. A first degree is preferred;
A minimum of 5 years of professional work euperience in the field of Public Health and HIV. This should be inclusive of a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in technically designing and managing programs related to key populations and HIV.
The 5 years should also be inclusive of a minimum of 3 years of experience in management of a USG-funded activity, including program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring and reporting;
Demonstrated understanding, experience and competency in working with HIV KP community-led organizations and KP community leaders; and
Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.

SWODEN offers a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Closing Date
12th May, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications to:
[email protected]

Only applications sent electronically (i.e. by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
SWODEN does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

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