Prevention Officer at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE: 09/12/2019 - Medical & Health Jobs in Kigali

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Details of listing: Prevention Officer at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE: 09/12/2019

Country
Rwanda
Region
Gasabo
City
Kigali

Additional information

POSITION TITLE: PREVENTION OFFICER


LOCATION: Kigali, but with frequent travel to AHF supported districts and sites.


REPORTS TO: Prevention Programs Manager - AHF Rwanda.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: O9 December 2019


COUNTRY PROGRAM MISSION:


AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an International Non -Governmental Organization that was founded in 1987 and has been at the fore front of the response to the HIV epidemic. AHF is currently supporting HIV/AIDS programs in 43 countries including Rwanda.


AHF’s mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay.


Core values are to be:


·         Patient-Centered


·         Value Employees


·         Respect for Diversity


·         Nimble


·         Fight for What’s Right.


AHF Rwanda is looking for very competent candidates to fill up the following position of Prevention Officer.


Job summary:


This is a full time position aimed at providing technical support and supervision to provision of quality HIV Prevention services among AHF-Rwanda sites and participating partners.


The job scope will entail the following key result areas (essential duties):-Working within the HIV Prevention Department; the Prevention Officer will provide technical assistance and capacity building to support HIV prevention, testing and linkage activities in the target districts; s/he will oversee HIV prevention components in health facilities and community including  behavior change, adolescent and sexual reproductive health. S/he will provide technical assistance and capacity building to establish and/or strengthen the laboratory commodity management program that supports HIV testing networks.


Duties & Responsibilities



  • Provide strategic leadership to HIV prevention facility and community based activities.

  • Mentor the community and facility based HIV prevention teams to support CBO and AHF partners and other agencies in design and implementation of quality HIV prevention activities.

  • Ensure provision of quality HIV testing and linkage services in line with National protocols and guidelines

  • Under supervision of Prevention programs manager; implement evidence-informed techniques and strategies to ensure quality programming in HIV prevention activities.

  • In collaboration with Linkage coordinator; implement quality community adherence support activities relating to community out reaches, on site testingin health facilities.

  • To ensure early linkage and retention in care

  • Under guidance of Prevention Programs Manager; develop and distribute appropriate job aids and education materials for testing support staff and adherence counselors at the sites.

  • Under guidance of Prevention Programs Manager; identify, document and share key lessons learnt from health facilities.

  • In collaboration with Linkage coordinator; monitor the community involvement activities at supported facilities.

  • Under supervision of Prevention Programs Manager, facilitate partnership meetings between key prevention staff meetings and community staff at each health facility.

  • Work with other prevention team members and partner health facilities to establish and strengthen prevention and testing systems within health facilities for improved quality of services

  • Ensure that the inventory management system is improved and maintained.

  • Conduct site visits as needed to ensure high performing and quality assured

  • Prepare annual work plans, budgets, and quarterly reports for activities related community services.

  • Other duties as required / assigned.


Qualifications and Competencies



  • Bachelor’s in Social Sciences, Public Health, Community health with 7 years’ relevant experience.

  • Knowledge and skills in current HIV testing and linkage protocols

  • Exposure to the community mobilization and community development programs is an added advantage.

  • HIV/AIDS knowledge and related experience in International NGO

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and written / verbal communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings;

  • Willingness to travel out of Kigali

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment;

  • Ability to manage projects, set priorities and plan for the successful implementation of programs

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, team player with drive and initiative

  • Computer literacy required

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English. Knowing French is an added value.


How to apply


Submission of applications – to include 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, copies of qualification certificates – should be submitted via email to globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org with the country RWANDA and position applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 09 December 2019 at 23:45hrs.


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