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


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

REPORTS TO: Prevention Programs Manager - AHF Rwanda.



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 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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