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Req ID: 5854
Location: Nigeria
# of Openings: 3
FT/PT: Full time
Employment Type: Regular
Salary Schedule: International
Job Notes:


Job Title: Clinician

Technical Reporting:  Senior Clinical Advisor

Location:   Lagos, Nasarawa and Benue Office

Position type: Short Term Contract

Contract duration:   3 months Renewable Contract


  1. Background

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries on a range of global human rights issues, providing mental health and psychosocial services, access to justice for survivors of conflict or abuse, and high-quality stigma-free healthcare. Across all programs, HAI promotes progressive, innovative approaches to human rights protections and gender equity. HAI’s mission is to ensure the safety of people whose rights have been violated and empower them to actively engage in their communities and drive social change. HAI envisions a world in which people who have been victims of violence and human rights abuses have the opportunity to heal from trauma and access justice, move toward active engagement in society, and create positive and lasting change.


  1. Job Summary:

With technical oversight from the Senior Clinical Services Advisor, the Clinician will be responsible for and ensure acceptable medical standard of care and benchmarks, including a plan of care in accordance with national guidelines and international best practices are provided for all clients seen at the OSS. He/She is also obligated with supervision responsibility of the OSS team to ensure quality and timely delivery of friendly, non-stigmatizing care to clients.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Coordinate the implementation of all clinical related activities within and outside the One Stop Shop (OSS)
  • Ensure clinical related services are provided within and outside the OSS in an ethically, legally and morally sound environment for the benefit of the clients
  • Drive the enrolment and retention of all HIV positive clients into care, treatment and support services
  • Serve as focal person for ART enrolment
  • Responsible for the attainment of ART treatment cascade goals for the field office
  • Lead in the provision of care, treatment and support services for HIV positive clients at the field level
  • Lead the implementation of add-ons clinical interventions and management of co-morbidities among KP PLHIV
  • Lead in the provision of STI management services at the field office level
  • Responsible for Regular State Clinical Data Quality analysis and Ensure action points are implemented
  • Focal person for  overall Collation and Submission of  State Clinical Reports and Data to Clinical Unit in Country office
  • Other duties as assigned


  1. Education and/or Experience: 
  • A degree in Medicine
  • Clinical experience in HIV/AIDS care and antiretroviral treatment (2 years preferable)
  • Excellent and proven knowledge of clinical issues and current literature in HIV/AIDS treatment
  • Experience in training and excellent interpersonal skills


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Other Competencies:
  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively;
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community. 
  • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioral habits


  1. Language Skills: 

Excellent oral and written English communication skills

Knowledge of Local Language preferred.

Demonstrated competency in public speaking


  1. Computer Skills: 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.

Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance


  1. Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.

The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee may be required to remain on Organization premises during breaks and/or meal periods and may be required to stay on Organization premises until their replacement arrives.

The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.

The employee will be required to work directly with populations that are vulnerable and at high risk of HIV and Human rights violation.


Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987.



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