Programme Officer [GMG/SEG 2] HIV/STI/Tb Unit

JOB PURPOSE    

To effective response to the HIV epidemic, the Programme Officer is critical in the process of developing programmes for the treatment, care and support of key and vulnerable populations. The officer will support the care of these populations by strengthening and addressing issues regarding increasing HIV risk and vulnerability, stigma and discrimination and harmful gender norms.

 

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Develop, conduct, monitor and coordinate activities related to key and vulnerable population groups, including the children and adolescents.
  • Priority populations, and priority programme interventions to be defined, and national responses for key populations in the HIV programme are to be defined and linked to relevant programmes and resource mobilization opportunities.
  • Priority gaps in HIV programmes for these populations related to supply, demand, quality and structural factors to be identified and actions to address the gaps are to be agreed on, with the development of defined priority plans of action and data needs.
  • Individual Workplan prepared and submitted as agreed

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (TECHNICAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/PROFESSIONAL)

  1. Assist in identifying challenges faced by key/vulnerable population groups in their attempts to access treatment, care and support.
  2. Develop and support the implementation of policies, programmes and activities developed for key/vulnerable population groups.
  3. Monitor all key/vulnerable population centered activities at treatment sites.
  4. Ensure standardized quality of care for all key/vulnerable population groups are maintained.
  5. Manage and coordinate the implementation of the Enhanced Package of Care for key/vulnerable populations in health facilities
  6. Support quality improvement activities for key/vulnerable population groups.
  7. Assist with monitoring linkage and retention activities
  8. Participate in treatment site audits
  9. Act as a focal point for an assigned RHA(s) for treatment care and support
  10. Attend monthly/quarterly/annual meetings/conferences/workshops and special sessions as required of HIV Programme Personnel.
  11. Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual/ad hoc quantitative and qualitative reports in collaboration with the PLHIV Liaison Officer/Regional TCS Officer and submit to the National TCS Director.
  12. Oversee and assist with the collection, compilation of all associated data in collaboration with the Regional teams.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong analytical, planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to build consensus and work with inter-disciplinary teams is required

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other related functions assigned from time to time by the Director Treatment Care and Support, HIV/STI/Tb Unit, MOH.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  1. Key outputs/deliverables are produced within agreed time frames to the required standards.
  2. Individual Workplan is prepared within the established format and time frame and supports the strategic objectives of the component.
  3. Reports submitted as per the relevant timelines

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Understanding of the Grant/MOH system for reporting and monitoring;
  • Highly organized;
  • Ability to draft well-written correspondences;
  • Analytical thinker with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications.
  • Possess excellent oral and written skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • HIV/AIDS knowledge and experience managing HIV/AIDS patients would be an asset.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences
  • Masters’ in Public Health would be an advantage
  • At least three (3) years field experience in HIV
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good interpersonal skills

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Reports directly to the Director, Treatment, Care and Support.

 

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Interested persons may apply in writing accompanied by resumes. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, September 13, 2019 to:
Director
Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Health & Wellness
10A Chelsea Avenue
Kingston 10
jobapplications.moh@gmail.com

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only.