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Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1, 500, 000 people in 43 countries. In Malawi, AHF is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen access to quality of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) treatment. AHF Malawi is providing prevention, treatment and retention services in seventeen hard to reach health facilities in Dedza, Lilongwe, Ntcheu and Chikwawa District. In 2021, the program is extending its reach to four additional sites in Nsanje District.

AHF Malawi wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions in order to achieve its objectives in the country.

Position Title : Linkage Assistants

Reports to : Prevention Program Officer

Duty Station : Nsanje District Hospital (1)

Kasinje HC in Ntcheu (1)

Lobi HC in Dedza (1)

 

Linkage Assistants will contribute to AHF’s mission by reaching out to HIV positive clients and encouraging them to come into care, and monitor their stay and engagement in the system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the HIV care/treatment and HIV testing teams to reach out to HIV positive clients, encourage them to come into care and monitor their linkage and engagement in the system.
  • Follow up clients through phone calls; arrange home visits and work with community structures to reach newly diagnosed HIV positive clients that haven been linked to care and treatment.
  • Make notes and regularly update appropriate linkage and retention tools when they contact client.
  • Work with the clinic team to identify, follow-up and support clients that miss clinic appointments and those that disengage from care.
  • Support Health Surveillance Assistants in conducting community follow up of clients that cannot be reached by phone.
  • Reach out to partners of clients that recently test HIV positive and invite them to the clinic for HIV counselling and testing services.

Education and Experience

  • Holder of Malawi School Certificate of Education
  • At least a certificate or advanced diploma in any of the following disciplines: community development, psychology, guidance & counselling, social work & any related relevant field.
  • Training in HIV and AIDS care and management
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with clients in public health institutions, community services or medical setting.
  • Must have experience working with people living with HIV and AIDS, or other chronic illnesses.

Other Skills and Responsibilities

  • Friendly, and self-motivated
  • Sensitivity to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent report writing, prompt and effective communication using charts and graphs.
  • Willingness to relocate and work in remote health facilities of Malawi.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their CVs and cover letters to the following e-mail addresses:

Email: malawioffice@aidshealth.org.

Kindly indicate the position and health facility that you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. Closing time and date for receiving applications is 12:00 noon on 6th Apri, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


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    07 Apr, 2021

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