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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 : Medical Assistant ( 2 posts)

Reports to : Regional Medical Officer

Duty Station (s) : Ndamera Health center (1) Sorgin Health Center (1)

Overall Responsibilities To provide comprehensive and integrated clinical care to HIV positive individuals; and strengthen efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of quality clinical services in AHF supported sites

  •  Provide clinical care to ART clients as per Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
  •  Oversee AHF interventions and staff, and achievement of set targets as well as timely preparation and dissemination of reports
  •  Collaborate with government staff, and other implementing partners in the delivery of quality services to all clients
  •  Examine, diagnose and treat HIV related diseases of infants, children and adults.
  •  Determine the need for patient examinations and laboratory investigations and be able to interpret findings and test results. Refer conditions being his expertise to medical specialists or other practitioners for specialized treatment.
  •  Support the clinic in establishing effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
  •  Work with the responsible staff to ensure all reports needed from the sites are processed and sent to AHF Malawi office in a timely manner

Education and/or Experience
  •  Certificate in Clinical Medicine with a minimum of five years’ experience in HIV care and treatment.
  •  Must be trained in pediatrics and adult HIV Management.
  •  Must have a sound knowledge in the basic medical disciplines to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
  •  Knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
  •  Previous experience working in partnership with government institutions.
  •  Registered with Medical Council of Malawi

Other Skills and Responsibilities

  •  Excellent interpersonal skills.
  •  Sensitivity to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues
  •  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: 
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 April, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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