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Technical Director – HIV Services at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS is a global leader in agricultural livelihoods programming, and promotes resilience building in impoverished, disaster-affected, and climate change-impacted areas around the world.  CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently works in 32 of Nigeria’s 36 states, focusing on agriculture and livelihoods, health, and emergency programming.

 We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Technical Director – HIV Services

Location: Abuja


Job Summary

  • The Technical Director, HIV Services will have oversight of components of the project that interface with clinical service provision to contribute directly towards the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target.
  • S/he will ensure technical quality of HIV prevention and screening interventions and ensure a smooth clinic-community continuum of services for children and adolescents living with HIV.
  • S/he will work closely with other members of the technical team to ensure smooth integration of HIV services with cross-cutting areas of OVC programming, including household economic strengthening, nutrition, parenting, child protection, and access to education, in line with PEPFAR guidelines and global standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • A primary degree in Medicine, Nursing or equivalent, with a relevant Master’s level qualification;
  • At least seven years of experience working on health projects in a development context, with at least three years implementing or managing HIV-focused clinical and/or community-based services;
  • Technical expertise and experience with clinical programming domain guidelines around HIV testing and counseling, PMTCT, HIV-exposed infants, and CLHIV care and support;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy and programs serving vulnerable adolescent girls and young women at high risk of HIV acquisition;
  • Hands-on experience with PEPFAR project management processes and application of PEPFAR technical and administrative guidelines;
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s institutional, policy and programming context for HIV clinical and community services, including knowledge of the social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage government and represent OVC priorities and issues as they relate to children and adolescent living with or at high risk of HIV;
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to build and motivate a team working with state and local government, community organizations, communities and families;
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

Application Closing Date
26th January, 2018.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: [email protected]


Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

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