Internal / External Vacancy Announcement
Save Your Holy Land Association (SYHLA) is an indigenous non-governmental organization established not for making profit. SYHLA is undertaking various projects such as Sexual & Reproductive Health, Girls’ Education, and Caring for Vulnerable Children projects in selected districts of North Wollo Zone, Amhara regional state. SYHLA strives to mobilize the community in health, education and eco-tourism to bring about desirable changes in life and the environment in collaboration with individuals, community and institutions. Therefore, SYHLA seeks to employ qualified personnel for its USAID donated HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services Project implementing in collaboration with Amhara Development Association at Woldia, Kobo, Raya Kobo, Mersa, Lalibela and Sekota towns. Hence SYHLA would like to invite competent applicants for the Care & Treatment Specialist job position.
Duties and Responsibilities for Care & Treatment Specialist
Job Summary: The Care and Treatment Specialist is professional and expert in his field who leads the technical oversight and support for community based HIV/AIDS care and treatment and other health related activities of the program, specifically HIV testing, treatment and adherence, Viral load tracking and viral load suppression including process for assessing HIV risk, comprehensive cross referral case-management systems and tracking of referrals. He provides evidence-based technical support, develops strategic approaches to learning and leveraging HIV/AIDS programs throughout the portfolio within the OVC program, and in collaboration with PEPFAR clinical and community programs as applicable.
Duties and responsibilities
- Assure the contribution of the project to the National and Global Health Agenda, including an AIDS-free generation, the UN-AIDS 95/95/95 goals, and its targets of Ending HIV by 2030.
- Prepare action plan and produce consolidated and well organized monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of the care and support/treatment services and submits on time to M&E officer and program coordinator.
- Participate in staff meetings and in quarterly stakeholders review meetings, different workshops and trainings when invited.
- Work in collaboration with local government, community and public health facilities, private sector entities, and local community structures to achieve the project objectives.
- Ensure that the targeted sub populations are exhaustively identified, screened, enrolled and appropriately served in the program
- Provide care and support services for PLHIV to improve their adherence and retention to suppress their viral-load and to improve their health status.
- Focus on the wellbeing of children and in safeguarding and child protection matters for prevention of HIV with a focus on highly vulnerable children and their care givers.
- Take line-list of lost-to-follow-ups and drop-outs (defaulters) from ART clinics, trace and re- engage them to ART.
- Closely follow-up & support clinical cascades (HTS, link to ART, refill of medication, ART adherence & retention, testing for viral-load status, and viral-load suppression) of clients.
- Find, prepare and document lessons, best practices and success stories drawn during the project implementation.
- Deliver to meet that the given target for each project implementation activities on the specified time
- In addition to the above listed duties and responsibilities, he shall perform other appropriate activities assigned by the organization.
Project: USAID funded Family-Focused HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment Services
Duty Station: Woldia
Reports to: Immediate Supervisor
Working Place: Woldia, Kobo, Mersa, Sekota and Lalibela
Term of Employment: Full time for 12 months contract (October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022) with a possibility of extension based on the proven performance of the employee and the continuation of the project.
- MSc/BSc in Health officer, Nursing, Medicine or other health-related fields and Certificate on ART Providing, ICS, ICT, Comprehensive HIV Care & Treatment services
- 4/6 years, 3 of which on PEPFAR /USAID funded HIV/AIDS programs
How to Apply
Interested applicants who fulfill the minimum requirements are invited to apply and submit your signed application letter, updated CV and non-returnable photocopies of all academic credentials, testimonials and any other supporting training certificates and related work experiences in person to Dessie ADA Building (Building 4th floor, room number 407) within Ten (10) consecutive days from the date of announcement. For remote applicants you can use this email address to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted for evaluation. Exam date & place will be notified for short listed candidates through phone calls.
SYHLA encourages female candidates to apply.