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Fri, 26/04/2019 - 17:30

 

Job TitleHIV Advisor

Duration of Contract: 8 Months

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 

POSITION SUMMARY

ICAP at Columbia University is an international non-governmental organization that aims to ensure the wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world. ICAP began working in Sierra Leone in 2014, collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) to strengthen health systems by providing technical assistance, Quality Improvement and Nursing capacity-building projects in Sierra Leone. In line with the broadened scope and objectives of ICAP work, the need for increased staff capacity around new and enlarged areas of focus have emerged. ICAP therefore, require the services of resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position of HIV Advisor:

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the field implementation of the Resilient and Response Health Systems initiative HIV/AIDS response. The position will strategically guide day to day project implementation and as well as track performance against stated project targets and objectives 

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Development of work plans for quality HIV combination prevention, care, and treatment interventions at supported health facilities and as well as their implementation
  • Conduct periodic gap analysis to identify critical capacity gaps and build capacity of health care workers at the facility and community level
  • Provide significant inputs in the development of project related tools, documents and site supportive mentoring tools
  • Develop strategies to facilitate and optimize HIV testing uptake at the facility and community level
  • Develop strategies to improve linkages and referral of identified HIV positive patient for services at both facility and community level.
  • Work with/Support health teams to provide and implement standard package of HIV combination prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Track key performance indicators and strategies to determine progress in achievement of targets and innovations across supported districts and health facilities 
  • Conduct targeted site supervision visits to supported health facilities in the district to provide technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship of health workers
  • In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
  • Write and submit monthly and quarterly reports, and after-action review reports.
  • In collaboration with other team members including facility staff, document best practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine monthly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

 

Requirements

Qualification/experience

  • Degree in medicine and MSc in tropical medicine / MPH)
  • At least 8 years’ experience in providing HIV combination prevention, care and treatment services,  particularly in Africa
  • Worked with NGOs with Proven track record and ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district /sub national level.
  • Excellent writing skills and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to support  different cadres of health workers at the facility and community level
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts

 

Please email your Cover Letter and Application in a single word format to

icap-jobs-sierraleone@columbia.edu.

 

This job announcement closes on 26th April, 2019.

 

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