Senior Technical Advisor (HIV/TB) vacancy at Family Health International, Akwa Ibom

Family Health International (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below


  • Position Title: Senior Technical Advisor (HIV/TB)
  • Location: Akwa Ibom
  • Supervisor: Director, Technical Assistance and Strategic Results Utilization

Basic Function:

The Senior Technical Advisor (HIV/TB) provides leadership and technical support to the project in the areas of clinical care/ART, PMTCT and reproductive health. S/he coordinates services needed to implement high-quality care PMTCT, HIV care and treatment and reproductive health/family planning services (RH/FP).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in providing technical leadership and technical support related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, ART, PMTCT, TB, Reproductive Health/Family Planning strategies and approaches
  • 2.         Coordinate the design and implementation of HIV clinical care/ART, PMTCT, TB reproductive health/family planning strategies in field-level projects and programs
  • Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management and PMTCT capacity building to field programs
  • Provide oversight and supervisory roles to the appropriate technical staff
  • Develop guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB and RH/FP
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB, RH/FP and apply these lessons to modify existing and improve the design of new programs
  • Represent FHI360 to donors and government officials on issues of clinical management of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB, and RH/FP
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of clinical management of HIV/AIDS and related development field by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities.
  • Provide technical assistance in non-ART clinical care including the management of opportunistic infections (OI) and Palliative care capacity building to field programs.
  • Develop concept papers and research papers to improve or extend existing studies in managing HIV/AIDS activities.
  • Assist with managing, developing, and monitoring project work plans and budgets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand the full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including the provision of ART
  • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance
  • Ability to represent FHI360 to donors, government officials and the NGO community
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills
  • Proven ability in supervising staff
  • Well-developed computer skills
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD with 5 to 7 years relevant experience with at least 5 years progressive experience at the senior management level working in the health or development field in Nigeria.
  • BA/BS in biological science degrees with a minimum of 9 to 11 years’ relevant experience in care and treatment for HIV/AIDS with at least 5 years progressive experience at the senior management level working in the health or development field in Nigeria.
  • MSC/MPH degree in a related field is required with 7-9 years experience in care and treatment for HIV/TB with at least 5 years progressive experience at the senior management level working in the health or development field in Nigeria.
  • Proven experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical training.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity working with USAID/PEPFAR donor funded projects.


FHI 360 is committed to provide a safe environment for all employees, beneficiaries and anyone contracted by FHI 360. This Includes taking measures to protecting vulnerable people from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by either FHI 360 employees or associated personnel. FHI 360 abides by child safeguarding principles. FHI 360’s Safeguarding Policies apply and flow out to all FHI 360 staff, board members, volunteers, and partner staff (subcontractors, consultants, vendors, and sub-recipients), regardless of the funding mechanism or amount of contract, agreement, or purchase order.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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