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Vacancy For OVC Nutrition And Referral System Advisor at Health Initiative for Safety and Stability in Africa

HEALTH INITIATIVES FOR SAFETY AND STABILITY IN AFRICA (HIFASS) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) incorporated in October 2007 with the core mandate of “enhancing population health in Africa”, by expanding quality health care and treatment in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. HIFASS supports Public Health, Safety Intervention, HIV/AIDS related Services including OVC comprehensive services and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS Project (PMTCT) as well as behaviour change and demand creation.



  • Advanced degree in Health Sciences
  • Minimum of 5 years experiece working with reputable organisation on infant and child nutrition and referral services.
  • Advanced knowledge of current Nigeria's HIV responses, HIV prevention and treatment adherence princples, particularly for children
  • Knowledge of GON and PEPFAR current OVC guideliness and ability to address the guideliness using the project's strategy. Must understand the principles of 90-90-90 towards zero HIV transmission and contribution to community OVC programs to this goal.
  • Experience working closely with other IPS and government personnel at serveral levels
  • Practical experience in IYCF and Food demonstration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in any of the local languages in Cross River and Ebonyi states will be of advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel to rural communities in difficult terrains with challengeing roads
  • Ability to respond to guidance and achieve results responsibly with limited direct supervision


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for identifying and addressing gaps in bilateral refferal system
  • Function as main contact with 4children in respect of linkage to services and bi-directional referral services
  • Provision of technical guidance on IYCF and food demonstration to CSO partners, OVCA's community primary referral facility providers and care giver, particularly of reactive OVC on treatment
  • Coordinates the documentation and reporting to DME of results and lessons learned in the subject areas, particularly the bi-directional referral sysyem using the principles of data driven programming
  • Design realistic innovative interventions for ensuring successful substainable referral cycles including application of technology and basic communication tools
  • Coordinate and document community to facility and facility to community activities
  • Coordinate related quality improvement efforts at states,LGA , CSO and community level
  • Participate in IPs' coordination meeting and the meetings of the state/LGA referrals TWG
  • Work with GHP to strenghten community GBV response referral system and child protection process
  • Provides hands on and institutional level capacity building to CSO. CV and COIT memebrs on nutrition and referral linkages.


Application method:

Interested applicants should sent in their current CV and cover letters in ONLY one attachement (MS Word) and indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the email to

NB: Only shortlisted canididates will be invited and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted canididates.




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