Community Engagement Facilitators (CEF)

Organizational and Program highlights 

Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA) is registered non-governmental organization. MENA has been funded by USAID Ethiopia under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative to implement a three years Family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Program in Addis Ababa. The Program will be implemented by MENA in partnership with different local implementing partners. The activity aims to accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Ethiopia through the delivery of high impact Family-focused HIV prevention, care, and Treatment Activity implementation areas are selected from A.A town 10 Sub Cities.

The purpose of this award is to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to achieve 95 percent of individuals living with HIV know their status, 95 percent of persons living with HIV to initiate antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of antiretroviral therapy clients achieve viral load suppression by 2020. HIV mitigation services for vulnerable children will focus on case discovery and linkage to HIV treatment among undiagnosed children living with HIV, on achieving better health outcomes through HIV viral load suppression and establishing interpersonal, family and community norms to achieve HIV and violence prevention (9 to 14-year-old children).

Major Duties/Job Summary: –

  • Conduct Community Based HIV Testing based on Clients’ preference
  • Conduct assisted HIV Self-test for eligible clients at community.
  • Facilitate referral linkage from Community to Health facility and vice versa for ICT
  • Case management for PLHIV in the Community including recording and reporting using paper-based system which later migrates to Comm care application.
  • Build capacity of CRPs (Volunteers) through providing trainings, mentoring and close follow up.
  • Coordinate community stakeholders for effective communication on client’s referral and other services.

Term of Employment:     One year with possible extension based on performance

Job Requirements


  • BSc or Diploma in Nursing

Work experience:

  • A minimum of (5 years for Diploma and 3 years for BSC) work experience (preferably in NGO) with similar Position.

Required skills:        

  • The Applicant should be computer literate (MS word, Excel and Access, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and Communication skills
  • HIV Self-test and HIV testing training on new national algorism.
  • COC Certificate for level IV applicants.
  •  Professional registration and license from concerned health office
  • Basic (spoken and written) skill in English and Local Language
  • Ability to Coordinate and Support volunteers working in the Communit
  •  Demonstrated Knowledge and Skill in HIV Counseling and testing; on PITC and ICT.

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