NEST360 Clinical Training Manager at APIN

NEST360 Clinical Training Manager at APIN

AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Ltd./Gte. (APIN) is a non-governmental organization registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). APIN has built a strong partnership with the Nigerian Government, which is memorialized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Planning Commission. APIN is a leading Nigerian organization in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services to patients with HIV/AIDS and other diseases of public health significance. Its operating experience in Nigeria dates back to 2000, when the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) initiated HIV/AIDS research and prevention initiatives in Nigeria, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2004, the HSPH project started implementing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). These activities culminated in the establishment of APIN as an independent NGO in 2007, with the aim of building local capacity and sustainability of HIV/AIDS and other diseases programming in Nigeria. Presently, APIN operates as a direct implementing partner to CDC having just completed a 3-year transition from Harvard in line with the US Government’s goal of transitioning programs to local indigenous organizations. In the four years since its operations as an implementing partner of the CDC, APIN has managed a cumulative budget of more than $50m, a reflection of the growing confidence of the USG that APIN has built enough systems to operate as an independent implementing partner of US funds. In addition to the US funded activities, APIN is currently soliciting for other funding opportunities to diversify its funding base in the wider public health arena as part of its response to current health challenges and its overall sustainability plan. Apart from its contribution to evidence-based HIV prevention in the country, APIN is also one of the pioneers in the provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care in Nigeria. It currently supports the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide ARV care and treatment directly as a USG implementing partner tomore than 74,000 patients in 33 treatment clinics and 75 primary healthcare centers in nine (9) states. These clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories with capabilities for diagnosis and monitoring of HIV including CD4, viral load, DNA PCR and drug resistance monitoring (DRM). Similar giant strides have been made in prevention, systems strengthening, as well as in human and infrastructure capacity development efforts. It has a widespread network of service providers, communities, researchers and persons living with HIV and AIDS support groups in nine (9) states in Nigeria. APIN has a. purposive, exemplary and result-oriented leadership, committed and hardworking human resources and a broad-based support of collaborators in Nigeria and the United States. It essentially inherited the same dedicated team that has worked on the Harvard program in the last 6 -10 years.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Medical / Healthcare 

The clinical training manager will support in the clinical implementation and evaluation of the NEST360 program in Nigeria. This will include coordinating the development, refinement and delivery of the clinical training programs to all clinical personnel across all the program facilities and educational institutions.


  • Provide managerial oversight over the clinical training component of the NEST360 program with high quality adherence to organizational standards while ensuring consistent budget and financial tracking. 
  • Provide mentorship support to clinical staff in NEST360 implementing facilities and educational institutions.
  • Undertake regular field visits to monitor clinical project implementation and provide on-the-spot support and mentorship to facilities and education institutions implementing the program.
  • Identify, prepare and support clinical site mentors & champions who can support the proper use and maintenance of NEST devices in their facilities
  • Conduct short and long-term actionable evaluation of the use and maintenance of the NEST devices in the hospitals
  • Ensure timely documentation and submission of training activity reports for internal and external use.
  • Coordinate with the M&E manager, Engineering training and maintenance manager and the qualitative research lead to prepare and execute project work plans with clear targets and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with M&E team, biomedical engineering team, health facility team and State Health authorities in ensuring Quality Improvement (QI) practices are strengthened for optimal delivery of newborn health services.
  • Ensure constant liaison with partners, state MoH officials and facility heads as part of maintaining partnership and engagement with stakeholders in line with NEST360 program strategy for sustainability.
  • Participate in coordination of meetings at state and facility level and ensure representation at field implementation meetings.
  • Participate at relevant state newborn technical working group (TWG) meetings as required.
  • Facilitate field monitoring visits for internal and external stakeholders, when required.
  • Perform any other relevant task as directed by the Rice360 Country Director.


Line Manager: Rice360 Country Director

Technical Collaboration: M&E manager; Engineering training and maintenance manager; Qualitative research lead.

Position has a matrix Supervisory role: 5 data clerks


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health-related field with a Post-graduate qualification (Preferably Master’s Degree) in Public Health, Development Studies, or any other relevant field.
  • Experience in Project Management or Systems Strengthening.

Work Experience and technical skills required:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordination and implementation of health training programs, specifically related to management of newborns at the state or national level.
  • Minimum 2 years’ hands on experience working in a newborn unit, labour ward or postnatal ward.
  • Proven ability in adult teaching and learning.
  • Must be enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working jointly with national or state, and/or local health actors to strengthen the quality and responsiveness of child health services, particularly newborn health services.
  • Technical expertise and working knowledge in the conduct of Quality Improvement activities for improved service delivery.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience in report writing and budgeting (organization and donor reporting)
  • Ability to conduct field travel when required.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Language requirement:

English Fluency (spoken and written).

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to APIN on to apply

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