Senior Technical Officer – HTS Job Vacancy At Jhpiego Nigeria

Senior Technical Officer – HTS


Senior Technical Officer – HTS Job Vacancy At Jhpiego Nigeria

Senior Technical Officer – HTS job opening is currently available at Jhpiego Nigeria. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.

Jhpiego is a nonprofit organization that works in conjunction with national governments, health experts as well as local communities to create and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives.

We are recruiting for a Senior Technical Officer – HTS position who possesses all the criteria listed below:

  • The Senior technical officer HTS will lead and ensure sustainable, high quality and client-focused targeted HTS, as well as linkage to ART and other prevention services. This will be provided in line with national requirements and standards.
  • S/he will support to ensure uninterrupted supply of commodities/consumables and develop strategies to strengthen referrals between the facility and community-based HTS points and the relevant health facilities for appropriate referral of clients.


Senior Technical Officer – HTS Responsibilities

  • Lead in the coordination of community and Facility-based HTS for the target population interest with the states.
  • Work to establish and strengthen effective referral linkage within the facility and community-based HTS, GBV and PrEP.
  • Coordinate capacity building activities such as HTS, PNS, IPV, adherence counselling and behavioural change initiatives for providers.
  • Produce and ensure timely submission of monthly program activity reports for data triangulation with the M&E unit of the project.
  • S/he provides HIV testing to priority populations according to the national HIV testing protocols and guidelines
  • S/he ensures that HIV testing quality assurance practices are always performed at all times according to the national requirements.
  • Collaborate with SPIU to lead, develop strategies and implement HTS strategies in the state
  • S/he establishes and strengthens good working relationships with other implementing partners and stakeholders.
  • S/he performs any other duty as assigned by the State Team Lead.
  • Lead evidence-based surge HTS implementation in collaboration with SPIU
  • Coordinate, train and support human resource team implementing HTS services
  • Collaborate with state reference laboratories to implement proficiency testing and other diagnostic quality assurance.
  • Assist in developing M&E prevention tools related to HIV testing at facilities and communities
  • Coordinate mapping of community and facility services and the development of referral directory (including spoke, PMTCT site).


  • Advanced Degree or equivalent experience in public health, health sciences, sociology, or related health, medical, or social science discipline; Masters-level degree preferred
  • Minimum of at least eight (8) years of experience in design and implementation of HIV testing services for community and health facilities
  • Computer proficient skills in Excel, Word processing. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.
  • Experience in driving SURGE-level access to HTS including rapid HIV testing, “provider-initiated” testing and testing (PITC) in medical settings, and facility- and community-based HTS, including targeted index testing, HIV Self Testing and recency testing.

How To Apply For The Senior Technical Officer – HTS Job

Eligible candidates should forward their updated CV to using “Senior Technical Officer – HTS” as the subject of the email.

The application deadline is 1st September.