The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has provided funding to the Program on Leadership and Accountability in Nigerian’s Health sector (PLAN-Health) of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) to improve the skills and strengthen the management and leadership capacity of I i professionals working in the health sector. This includes Nigerian networks and organisations delivering HIV/AIDS services. A key component of this effort is a Fellowship Program, which has been designed to build the capacity of the health professionals to effectively respond to the challenges they face in managing HIV/AIDS and other health services.
The PEPFAR funded Health Professionals’ Fellowship Program, which is conducted over an eight-week period, comprises of a classroom component, practicum segment, community-based activities and a mentoring support mechanism. The eight-week period is compulsory and fully residential, and it takes place in a serene part of Nigeria. The classroom component includes an adapted version of the MSH Leadership, Development Program, which is uniquely delivered utilizing Nigerian case studies and examples.
PEPFAR Health Professional Fellowship Program
Prospective participants must be Nigerian professionals working in any of the following institutions: the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat (FCT HHSS); Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN): the FCT AIDS Control Agency (FACA); National AIDS and STIs Control Programme (FASCP): FCT Secondary and Primary Health facilities, the FCT Health Service Scheme (HSS); the Federal Ministry of Health, National AIDS Control Agency (NACA), National AIDS and STls Control Programme (NASCP) and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS): Indigenous Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and umbrella bodies working with any of the MSH projects and in any of the institutions mentioned. In addition. participants must meet the following
Commitment to be present throughout and to complete the program
Must have over 5 yrs work experience
Must be working in any of the institutions mentioned above as either a provider or manager.
Commitment to work as a member of a team and to practice the new skills
Commitment to participate in a practicum or internship organized by the project team
Willingness to receive feedback
Ability to communicate effectively in English language both verbally and In writing
Method Of Application
All applications must be filled online at www.phpfpfellows.org within two weeks of the publication of this advertisement. The final selection will be I decided by a panel following phone interviews with shortlisted candidates. MSH staff members who are part of the Fellowship technical team, their family members, members of the selection team and their family members, are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship Program.
All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks after the closing date.
The program commences February 6, 2012 and ends on March 30,2012
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