AHD Paediatric Associate Job in Nigeria

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: AHD Paediatric Associate

Job Code: AHD003
Location: Gombe

Grant duration- Subject to availability of funds and exceptional grant performance.

Do You Have What It Takes To Join Us?

  • 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.


  • The AHD Paediatric Lead will be an innovative and responsive clinical operative who will lead the technical assistance, implementation and monitoring of I4HIV implementation activities in Gombe state. Will work closely with other technical counterparts across the state I4HIV team, facility-based clinicians, and relevant stakeholders and government agencies in Gombe State.
  • S/he will be involved in the rapid assessment and activation of designated I4HIV sites, lead CMEs and TWG meetings for improved service delivery and continued professional development of frontline health care workers.
  • The Paediatric AHD lead will translate implementation plans into strategic activities geared towards increasing access and uptake of AHD screening for the target demographic.
  • Shall work with other team members to provide state-level support towards the adoption of the STOPAIDS toolkit, gender-sensitive approaches to improve uptake and access to AHD diagnostics and treatment services.
  • Will provide technical state-level support in implementing strategies, and support for strengthening linkages between facility and community-based AP3 interventions.
  • The incumbent will support technical writing and submission of performance updates at regular intervals and represent I4HIV at internal and external stakeholder meetings, including with the donor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • AHD Paediatric Lead will provide state-specific clinical oversight to ensure the improved provision of tailored paediatric AHD services for children aged 0-14 years old in designated sites in Gombe state.
  • The incumbent will provide technical support to the grant including data collection, review and use to drive implementation.
  • The AHD Paediatric Lead will participate in the implementation of the 0-14 AHD package of care working closely with the state governments and other members of the CIHP state team including leads of the AP3, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical Services, Logistics, Prevention and OVC.
  • Working closely with the state AP3 team, the incumbent will ensure the layering on of appropriate AHD strategies into the implementation of paediatric and adolescent case finding strategies, focusing on the efficient use of available resources in the designated facilities and surrounding communities.
  • Support the state government to strengthen linkages and referrals between OVC, OTZ, and Pediatric ART programs, working closely with other stakeholders and implementation partners active in the target states to provide regular assessments for AHD for children 0-14 already on treatment who are unsuppressed or have IIT.
  • They must also provide technical expertise for antiretroviral prophylaxis implementation for HEIs, support regular nutritional assessment for all children less than 10 years and strengthen in-facility service provision of comprehensive HIV care and treatment for CALHIV in Gombe state.
  • Identify and mitigate related program challenges to increase access to AHD diagnostics services and linkage to treatment services to manage CLHIV.
  • Ensure regular review of I4HIV data by key state Stakeholders at AHD/ paediatric-focused HIV TWG and stakeholder meetings, leveraging on already existing structures for coordination of the HIV program in the state.
  • Contribute to the timely collation of reports, preparation of presentations and technical writing, data analysis, facilitating financial requests and ensuring the judicious use of available resources.
  • Other duties as assigned as necessitated by program needs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Medicine, Public Health or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years post NYSC experience in developing country health care programs or program support function. Experience working in Gombe state and familiarity with critical stakeholders being an added benefit
  • Excellent grasp of emerging clinical issues and current literature for accelerating progress in Pediatrics and PMTCT, with a complementary understanding of OVC implementation, including AHD in line with the WHO STOP AIDS toolkit and Nigerian National guidelines.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Computer Literacy in Microsoft office applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with competencies in public speaking, stakeholder engagement and resource allocation. Ability to speak Hausa or Arabic will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Submit their current CV and Suitability Statement (not more than 200 words indicating position and location) in Microsoft Word format to: projectrecruitment255@gmail.com using the JOB TITLE, LOCATION AND APPLICANT FULL NAME as the subject of the email e.g. AHD Paediatric Associate - AHD003- Gombe- ADESUWA NWACHUKWU.


  • 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 advert before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.