Pathfinder International Job Recruitment

  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

Website Pathfinder International

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

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Pathfinder International Job Recruitment


Job Title: Technical Advisor, PMTCT / Pediatrics

Requisition Number: TECHN002075
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • The Job holder will be responsible for providing technical coordination and support to all HIV-related prevention, care and treatment activities for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women including viral load scale up as well as viral suppression strategies, treatment optimization and monitoring/management of treatment failure.
  • This role is also responsible for rolling out differentiated service delivery models, PMTCT and pediatric care SOPs as per the national and international standards, monitoring and documenting best practices and participating relevant technical working group meetings..

Job Responsibilities / Essential Duties
Provide technical support to ensure quality pediatric HIV care:

  • Working jointly with the HTS team, support PITC and index client testing to reach all children
  • Ensure timely linkage of all positive children to ART
  • Ensure ART infected children are retained on ART
  • Ensure all eligible children have updated viral load as per national guidelines
  • Ensure viral suppression among children on ART
  • Support quality implementation of pediatric DSD models including family model clinic (FMC), mother-baby pair (MBP) clinic and pediatric specific clinics
  • Conduct ongoing mapping on ARV optimization need and support facility teams to transition children to efficacious regimen (LPV/r and DTG)
  • Support transition of children to adolescent care
  • Provide technical support to prevent MTCT of HIV
  • Ensure increased ANC uptake through demand creation and partner involvement.
  • Support facilities to test and Identify HIV positive mothers and put them all on lifelong ART

Provide technical strategy on routine and timely viral load testing for PMTCT mothers as well as viral suppression:

  • Ensure mothers and the infants are retained in care
  • Coordinate strategies for early infant diagnosis, infant prophylaxis and prompt ART for positive infants
  • Capacity build facility teams to conduct and report on HEI and maternal cohort analysis

Provide technical support towards cross-cutting issues:

  • Train healthcare providers on quality pediatric and PMTCT care
  • Conduct supportive supervision to supported sites
  • Provide timely updates for the quarterly program performance review and share mitigation for underperforming areas
  • Monthly reporting, feedback and data use on key pediatric indicators and PMTCT indicators
  • Participate in development of strategic tools (SOPs, TORs, package of care) to guide pediatric and PMTCT programming
  • Participate in National and State TWG/stakeholder meetings

Required Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MBBS)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Sciences Epidemiology (MSc) or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings


  • At least five years of proven experience in design, implementation and coordination of HIV and TB-project in resource limited settings
  • Extensive clinical experience in care of HIV infected adults and children in resource limited settings
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills. Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team
  • Other Essential Requirements for all positions:

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Pathfinder International and among beneficiaries served by Pathfinder International
  • Pathfinder is committed to safeguarding and protecting the people we serve as well as our staff. We have zero tolerance for any behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, as well as our staff and partners, including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. Everyone we hire must abide by our safeguarding and related policies, including reporting suspected or known policy violations.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Leadership: Mastery of skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Deep skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Operations and Financial Management: Deep knowledge of operations and financial management in developing countries.
  • Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
  • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating work relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.

Application Closing Date
8th February, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online




Job Title: Program Coordinator – Gender, Community Engagement and Demand Generation

Requisition Number: PROGR002074
Location: Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • The Gender, Demand Generation, and Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for implementing RMNCAH+N of the G-ANC’s project gender strategy.
  • S/he will work with other staff of the project to ensure that the project provides comprehensive sex and age-appropriate clinical post-GBV care that meets the expressed needs of survivors including GBV primary prevention, male engagement, and respectful care activities where necessary across all target locations.
  • S/he will lead G-ANC gender work at health facilities with linkages to community gender and GBV activities and work closely with other members of the Pathfinder gender team to implement Pathfinder Nigeria’s gender-inclusive strategy and in other gender /GBV-related programs.

Major Activities / Responsibilities
Community Engagement:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with communities, local leaders, and stakeholders to facilitate effective project implementation.
  • Organize community mobilization activities to increase awareness of RMNCAH+N services and promote community participation.
  • Collaborate with local partners and influencers to create a supportive environment for health interventions.
  • Provide technical assistance and strategic guidance in planning and implementing donor priorities for gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender integration, social inclusion, and GBV strategies on the RMNCAH+N program.

Gender-Responsive Strategies:

  • Develop and implement gender-sensitive strategies to address barriers and inequalities in accessing RMNCAH+N services.
  • Advocate for the inclusion of a gender lens in all project activities, ensuring equitable access for women and marginalized groups.
  • Provide training to project staff and community members on gender-sensitive approaches.

Demand Generation:

  • Design and implement demand-creation activities to increase awareness and demand for RMNCAH+N services.
  • Develop communication materials and campaigns tailored to the community’s needs and cultural context.
  • Utilize various channels, including community events, social media, and traditional media, to disseminate information and generate demand.

GBV Management:

  • Support improved quality of gender / GBV clinical and referral services implementation, and system strengthening based on evidence- based and international best practices across implementing states and programs.
  • Work with RMNCAH+N(GANC) project teams to strengthen gender / GBV components of training, job aids, gender indicators, data collection tools, and reporting tools at all levels.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and strengthening of program gender / GBV systems.
  • Serve alongside other Gender team members as a primary GBV Point of Contact (POC) and a technical thought leader on bringing evidence-based and best practices to GBV prevention, identification, and response programming to RMNCAH+N (G-ANC) project.
  • Review the RMNCAH+N (G-ANC) portfolio and identify opportunities for the integration of GBV, working closely with the GBV team members on GBV integration activities.
  • Work with Gender / GBV POC to support implementation, monitor progress, and ensure compliance to strategies, programs and activities are in line with RMNCAH+N (G-ANC) mandate.
  • Support and contribute to the Gender communities of practice within Pathfinder and the field.
  • Serve as a point person for GBV-related queries and reporting requirements, including coordinating responses with the sector-specific technical leads on talking points, taskers, briefings, requests for information, etc.


  • Guide gender / GBV reporting processes, consolidate program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned in gender programming.
  • Work with MEL team to analyse and report on indicators measuring the outcomes and impact of interventions looking at gender dynamics and gender-based violence in RMNCAH+N (G-ANC) for improved intervention quality.
  • Collaborate with the MEL team to conduct a gender analysis at the beginning of the project, during implementation, report writing up, and dissemination.

Minimum Education and Work Experience

  • Degree in Development and Gender Studies, Women Studies, Public Administration, International Health, International Development, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in areas of gender, women’s health, gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Understanding of the Nigerian social and political context and developments around gender equality mainstreaming, women empowerment, and gender-based violence programming
  • Strong understanding of empowerment and gender-based violence prevention and response frameworks


  • Minimally Required Job-specific Competencies:
  • Community Relations: Skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.
  • Excellent group facilitation and communication skills; experience in multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning
  • Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with an understanding of USAID and BMGF approaches to gender equality and gender-based violence.
  • Excellent group facilitation, multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning skills
  • Strong writing skills, both for technical and program reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in cross-cultural teams and under tight deadlines.
  • A personal commitment to gender equality and social inclusion.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Foundational knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Sharepoint, and PowerPoint.
  • Languages: Advanced writing and speaking skills using local language and English language.
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced knowledge of report writing.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge and or expressed interest of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices, and services, including strategies and indicators.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, and child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Advanced influencing and diplomacy skills. Advanced customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning, and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning, and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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