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HIV/AIDS Project Specialist (2 Posts )

Date Posted: Oct 29, 2020

Job Description

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. It is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. It is a child focused organization and its goal is sustained wellbeing of (150 million) children within families and communities especially the most vulnerable.

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for employment with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

World Vision International in Malawi is currently looking for dedicated professional Christians to fill the vacant positions below for the anticipated Global Fund HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria program to be implemented during 2021 2014 2023 implementation period in Malawi. If you are passionate about child wellbeing and you are considering a career with a calling, we would love to talk to you.

HIV/AIDS Project Specialist

(Grade 16 ) 2 Positions, Based at National Office, Lilongwe

Purpose of the position

The HIV/AIDS Specialist will lead the technical oversight and support for the HIV/ AIDS and health related activities of the program, specifically HIV prevention, linkages .0 HIV testing, treatment and adherence including process for assessing HIV risk, comprehensive cross referal case management systems and tracking of referrals

She/he provides evidence-based technical support; develops strategic approaches to learning and leveraging HIV/AIDS programs throughout the portfolio.

Major Responsibilities

  • The HIV/AIDS Specialist serves as the program
  • HIV/AIDS and health point of contact and will be responsible for the program planning, policy, partnership/ coordination, research, and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS related activities.
  • She/he provides high quality technical oversight and hands on assistance to project team, and ensures that appropriate strategies, guidelines, curricular, tools, procedures and technical support for promoting, assessing, testing, disclosing, linking to treatment, retention and adherence to treatment for HIV+ beneficiaries and linkage to ANC/PMTCT for HIV+ pregnant beneficiaries are implemented in accordance with acceptable quality, generate and use available evidence. and produce tangible results.
  • The incumbent will provide technical guidance to the project HIV\/AIDS & Health officers and local implementing partners pertaining to the National Health Agenda and the 90/90/90 HIV/AIDS goals, and drive efforts for the project’s contribution to the goals.
  • The incumbent will promote knowledge sharing on technical considerations and implementation approaches for the project to realize its contribution to the 90.90.90 goals (Test and Treat), host country requirements, and priorities.
  • She/he will further be leading on quality assurance and improvement efforts for HIV prevention, linkages to HIV testing, treatment and adherence and SRH/HIV integration within the OVC program across implementing partners in the respective districts.
  • Provide technical guidance and programmatic oversight to all implementing partners pertaining to HIV prevention, linkage to HIV Testing, HIV treatment, adherence. viral load monitoring, and cross referral case management systems within the program’s portfolio
  • Lead the technical outreach with implementing partners regarding required HIV/ AIDS and Health activities monitoring and reporting; collecting, managing, and analyzing data; and data quality assurance.

 

Required knowledge, Professional Education Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health related Field.
  • 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in public health programming for HIV/AIDS-related work
  • Prior experience of PEPFAR/ USAID funded programs for HIV/AIDS programs is required

 

All interested applicants should send a cover letter with a detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees to wvm_humanresources@wvi.org

not later 12th November 2020. Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.


Disclaimer

World Vision Malawi does not use agents, nor solicit any form of payments for any application, training, interviewing, testing or any fees in connection with this recruitment Report any acts of solicitation for payment and\/or extortion to World Vision Malawi on the following; Tip offs Toll Free Line 847


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    2
  • Apply Before
    12 Nov, 2020

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