Prevention Services Officer at an Indigenous Non-profit and Non-governmental Organization

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We are an indigenous non-profit and non-governmental organization with Head Office in Abuja and field offices in several locations across Nigeria. We are in the business of saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for people living with; and affected by HIV. It is an organization built on strong core values, we believe strongly in commitment, innovation, inspiring leadership, and partnerships.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Prevention Services Officer

Location: Kogi
Grant duration: Subject to availability of funds and exceptional grant performance.

Job Description

  • We are in search of innovative, creative, and self-motivated talents with outstanding skills and proven track records in the advertised position. A reliable individual who is committed, audacious, accountable, and passionate (females and HIV community members are strongly encouraged to apply) with strong core values to work with our highly experienced team at our Head and state offices in the following capacities.
  • A reliable executor who is flexible and can hit the ground running in aiding the organization achieve its goals as it aligns with saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for the most vulnerable. If this typifies you, kindly read on.

Job Summary

  • We are in search of an innovative, creative, self-motivated and dynamic Prevention Services Officer who will provide support to the implementation of HTS, Prevention and risk reduction activities for both general and key populations.
  • Work with community-based organization (CBO) and work closely with the state HTS Focal persons in the commands. He/she will also work collaboratively with other units to ensure proper interventions.
  • The incumbent will report to the State Technical Lead.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide overall state leadership and sound advice for facility and community-based HTS and prevention including status neutral.
  • Serve as state focal person for implementation of interventions related to the 1st 95
  • Ensures quality HTS implementation and achievement of results and collaborate with other technical units to ensure effective teamwork
  • Provide technical supports in establishing protocols for HTS, Index testing, PrEP, HIVST provision and other prevention services including blood and injection safety that are consistent with national guidelines
  • Builds capacity of facility personnel to better implement their role in the technical planning, management and evaluation of clinical issues related to HIV prevention program
  • Work with state SI point persons to ensure proper HTS tools role out and ensure proper documentation
  • Work with the KP CBO to ensure proper intervention specific for each KP typology (FSW, MSM, PWID and TG).
  • Ensure complete linkage to the health facilities and retesting of all identified HIV positive individuals before initiation into ART
  • Ensure that quality assurance mechanisms are in place and functional at all service points.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Biological Science or a related field; Master’s degree or equivalent in public health is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ post NYSC experience in working on international health issues including HIV/AIDS and sexual Transmission Prevention programs in international or resource poor settings.
  • Knowledge of the policies, regulations, reporting formats, and cultures of principal donors,
  • Extensive knowledge in HIV prevention, HTS, and PrEP implementation
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging community based-organizations and health facility team
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely fashion. Committing to a course of action without undue delay or prevarication
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Experience in Key Population programming


  • Increase Testing Efficiency through scale-up of index testing, social network testing and use of RST
  • Reach the underserved population (children, adolescents, men, KP)
  • Improve Linkage of newly identified PLHIV
  • Follow up with the states command HTS focal persons to ensure Testing at all points of services and Proper documentation in all tools including referral register and EMR
  • Complete Linkage through the weekly tracker
  • Retesting of all positive before enrolment into treatment
  • Monthly reporting of retesting outputs using the CDC template
  • Build capacity of HCW on all areas of HTS and prevention services
  • Monthly tracking of cascade of index testing.
  • Quarterly review of HIVST kit distribution
  • Implementation of recency at all activated points.

Application Closing Date
1st May, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates submit their current CV and Suitability Statement (not more than 200 words indicating position and location) in Microsoft Word format to: using the JOB TITLE, LOCATION AND APPLICANT FULL NAME as the subject of the email e.g. COM01 Abuja, ADESUWA NWACHUKWU.


  • It is important to apply via the link and the mail, as applications sent to ONLY the email address will be considered invalid.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process
  • Qualified Locals and residents of these locations are encouraged to apply
  • Applications are reviewed in the order of arrival, and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.