AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Prevention Officer - Rwanda

Rwanda-Kigali
Req No
2017-6614
Category
Healthcare
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

 

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

 

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

 

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

  

AHF’s core values are to be:

 

• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right

 

 

STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

Responsibilities

This is a full time position aimed at providing technical support and supervision to provision of quality HIV Community 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 community volunteers/peers, support of community HIV prevention and testing activities in the target districts; S/he will oversee the community-facility HIV prevention components in health facilities and Community. S/he will work with the HIV integration field officers and MOH teams to help set up Psychosocial Support Groups and coordinate behavior change activities; 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 the community services and HIV prevention 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 community HIV prevention activities.
  • Ensure provision of quality HIV testing services in line with National protocols and guidelines
  • Under supervision of prevention and testing coordinator; 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 testing/ART in and around Health facilities.
  • Identify training needs, plan trainings and facilitate training sessions on adherence and stigma reduction for psychosocial support groups and Peer Educators. 
  • 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.
  • Utilize the inventory management system to identify and report potential fraud or loss through a formal, established process.
  • Conduct site visits as needed to ensure high performing and quality assured
  • Prepare annual work plans, budgets, quarterly reports for activities related community services.
  • Other duties as required / assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Social Sciences, Public Health, Community health with 7 years’ relevant experience.
  • Exposure to the community mobilization and community development programs is an added advantage.
  • HIV/AIDS knowledge and related experience.
  • 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

 

Languages:

 

Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French.

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