Position: HIV Testing / Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Service Officers (2)
Report to: Program Management Specialist-HIV Prevention
Location: South Western Region (1) and Eastern Region (1)
Purpose of the position:
Reporting to the Program Management Specialist-HIV prevention, the HTS/PMTCT Officer will strengthen the implementation of HIV testing services (HTS) and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) at USAID/HIWA supported health facilities in collaboration with the regional coordinators and the health facility staff.
To oversee the implementation of HIV Testing and Counselling strategies at selected USAID HIWA supported facilities
To ensure the Provider-initiated HIV Testing and Counselling is offered at all service points (inpatient, outpatient and clinics) at selected facilities.
To oversee planning and implementation of high yield community HTS strategies in selected catchment areas
To provide continuous medical education of HIV Testing services/ PMTCT to the HTS providers at the selected facilities
To oversee the planning and implementation of HIV testing services for families and sexual partners/contacts of people living with HIV (Family and Partner Testing and Counselling [FPTC]) at selected USAID HIWA supported facilities
To implement strategies for referrals and linkages of newly diagnosed HIV infected clients between HTS points and the HIV clinics , at selected health facilities
To improve documentation and reporting of HTS activities at facility level for program evaluation and planning
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A diploma or degree (preferred) in nursing, clinical medicine, public health, community health, sociology, or equivalent health related field
At least two years’ experience in implementing a HIV program, preferably HIV testing services and PMTCT
Training in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment including HIV Testing
Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages for report writing and presentation
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships
Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Ability to train and mentor others.
Ability to multi-task