Job Details

Lead PMTCT Advisor
Closing Date: 7th March 2024

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director
Division/Department: Technical


Lead, manage and coordinate the work of PMTCT, including but not limited to: overseeing development and monitoring of the PMTCT team's budget, strategy, and work plan; promoting and modelling excellence within the project; and managing and resolving problems in a timely manner.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the technical capacity building of PMTCT services and work with FMoH to coordinate the PMTCT national program at national level.
  • Develop and/or update PMTCT and linkage and retention strategies, guidelines, in-service training approaches/curricula, standard-operating procedures and job aids as needed.
  • Lead the design and implementation of demand creation activities to raise awareness of the importance of adhering to ART treatment and the need for HIV HEI testing.
  • Lead project Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to scale up linkage to ART for mothers and children.
  • Oversee development of integrated HIV/PMTCT/MNCH/FP facility interventions and work plans.
  • Design and lead project initiatives and technical assistance to increase uptake and coverage of PMTCT services by diagnosed and undiagnosed mothers/AGYW and delivery of high quality PMTCT services.
  • Oversee the establishment of EID, CD4 and VL lab monitoring, ensuring timely collection of relevant lab samples for diagnosis and monitoring treatment outcomes while ensuring results are received by providers and patients in a timely manner to guide patient management.
  • Oversee the implementation of mother-baby pair retention in care through cohort monitoring as it is critical to the health of both mothers and infants, and in improving the success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services.
  • Monitor and analyze PMTCT related data to ensure districts with lower EID testing and higher PMTCT rate get more support.
  • Support the alerts and notifications platform for appointments reminders, reminders for mothers or caregivers to bring babies for testing and continuous health tips for PLHIV.
  • Participate in and provide technical assistance to national and regional PMTCT Technical Working Groups (TWG), task teams, workshops, and campaigns particularly towards PMTCT.
  • Ensure PMTCT activities effectively incorporate and consider gender and stigma reduction programming and are linked with prevention, care, treatment, and support activities.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the various PMTCT partners.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • MS in epidemiology or microbiology (MD, nursing, Pediatrician) with experience working in HIV/AIDS programs and global health, or master’s degree in public health or equivalent degree (MPH); with clinical degree or PhD in Epidemiology or microbiology preferred


Desired Competencies:

  • At least 7 years’ experience in implementing HIV programs, with at least 3 years focused on PMTCT and linkages, including implementation of Early Infant Diagnosis and Final Outcome, follow up of lactating mothers and their partner’s.
  • Experience in capacity building e.g. developing content, planning, and facilitating training and providing technical assistance.
  • Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English
  • Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults.
  • Good experience of using Ms. Word, Excel or Power Point applicable software related to position.

Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a public health and development consulting firm established by a team with extensive experience in international development and public health programming. We provide technical assistance for health system reforms towards access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. With a network of over 50 global partners and consultants, we develop programmes and provide sustainable solutions for a broad spectrum of health and development challenges.

HSCL is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (2009), the Tanzanian Registry of Companies (2014), the Office of Administration and registration in Sierra Leone (2015) and the Office of the Registration of Companies in Zambia (2016). HSCL has established offices in Nigeria, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and has also done work in several African countries including Cameroun, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritius, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zanzibar. In Nigeria, HSCL with it’s headquarters in Abuja, has offices in Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Borno, FCT, Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara states.


Send a cover letter (no more than a page) and an updated CV in one document to [email protected], stating the advertised position as the subject of your email.