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Key Population Specialist at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Key Population Specialist

Ref No: sfh-34705
Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Profile

  • Clinical Supervisor to provide oversight of all clinical services in the OSS. The anticipated impact of the Clinical Supervisor will be commitment to the KPs at risk or infected with HIV and to their continuity on ARV treatment, care, support, and prevention service.

Job Profile

  • The KP Specialist is expected to facilitate the institutional capacity of Key Population Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) in project states towards provision of sustainable comprehensive HIV program to key populations.

The summary of the role is to:

  • Coordinate the capacity building component among Key Population Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) in project states to strengthen sustainability and organizational systems for program and data management and quality assurance of program.
  • Support the program to increase demand for and access to comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services and interventions for KPs.
  • Participate in National/State Coordination platforms (FMOH/SMOH, NACA/SACA, Partners Forum) on HIV intervention programs especially those for KP.
  • Support the development of strategic approaches to scale up KP programs within the context of HIV response.
  • Deepen knowledge of current research, policies and programmatic experiences regarding stigma and discrimination among key population

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and accountabilities functions:
Area 1 – Coordination of capacity building of Key Population Local Implementing Partners (LIPs):

  • Identification and selection of LIPs in program states in conjunction with SACA and KP Secretariat.
  • Conduct Needs assessment of LIPs CBOs using NUPAS 2.0.
  • Development of CBOs capacity building plans based on NUPAS baseline assessment.
  • Support institutional capacity building of LIPs.
  • Conduct a midterm and end-line assessment of the LIPs using NUPAS 2.0 to determine the capacity for programmatic and financial support to the LIPs.
  • Mentoring, supportive supervision, “green housing” and technical support to the KP-led CBOs to assess multiple funding sources for sustainability.

Area 2 – Behavior Change Communication:

  • Support demand creation for PrEP, cervical cancer, MHPSS and harm reduction among the KPs through the LIPs.
  • In conjunction with the Communication Specialist, develop KP-appropriate IEC materials for demand creation.
  • Support and mentor the LIPs which will involve capacity building and system strengthening of organization.
  • Support documentation of best practices in the quarterly reports to USAID by the LIPs in the states

Area 3 – Facilitate Access to comprehensive package of HIV related services to KPs at community levels:

  • Participate in National/State Coordination platforms (FMOH/SMOH, NACA/SACA, Key population Health and Right Networks, Partners Forum) on HIV intervention programs especially those for KP.
  • Provide support for the training for health workers to provide KP-friendly services at partner healthcare facilities (CCSAPs).
  • Provide support to the state teams to increase access and availability among KP to condoms and lubricants.
  • Provide support to the state teams to promote access to sexual and reproductive health services amongst KPs.
  • Provide support to the state teams to ensure mobilization of KPs for prevention, treatment, care and support services during mobile community outreaches and at health facilities.
  • Provide support to the state teams to ensure continuum of care among KPs.

Area 4 – Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Conduct quarterly supervisory visits to LIPs in the states to ensure compliance with programmatic, gender management implementation in compliance with national guidelines.
  • Ensure Documentation and storage of all data generated from program activities by LIPs using approved tools to protect and safeguard data integrity and confidentiality.
  • Support the state teams with data quality assurance.

Qualifications / Experience

  • First Degree in any Biological or Social Sciences / Law is required. Additional qualification in Public health, Social work or development studies will be an advantage.
  • 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience in HIV PRIGRAMMING for key and vulnerable population is required
  • Fluency in Hausa language in addition to English language is required.
  • Conversant with effective strategies to relieve access barriers to comprehensive package of HIV related services to KPs at community level.

Skills and Competency required:

  • Team Coordination and facilitation skills
  • Behavior Change Communication among KP
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills.

Application Closing Date
26th December, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online