Position Title: Project officer
Department/Program: HIV and TB
Reports to: IFI program manager
Direct Reports : Outreach officer
Based in: Alamata
Duration of contract: Five Months
Remuneration: As per organization pay scale.
Who we are?
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non?profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.
There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door. We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes. We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities. We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.
We are looking for a dynamic project officer with demonstrated strong experience working with the most vulnerable key and high priority populations. The project officer supports the achievement of the USAID HIV service strategy to put HIV positive key and priority population at the centre and reach their sexual networks to identify cases, link to treatment and track across the continuum of care by (i) coordinating a team of outreach workers and nurse counselors (ii) exchanging lessons to implement key and priority populations; and (iii) helping in scaling up PPN facilities.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate the multi-disciplinary team working in the DIC for clinical service provision.
- Support demand creation for clinical service using an innovative case-finding approach.
- Provide MARPs friendly integrated clinical services including HTC, STI, ART, and other SRH services in DIC and outreach.
- Conduct HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC), maintaining all the required standards per the national guideline.
- -Coordinate referral linkage of HIV-positive clients identified at a private clinic, outreach, and DIC.
- Work-up HIV positives clients to enroll in chronic care and start treatment immediately.
- Provide routine clinical care for PLWHA’s during the Pre-ART and ART statuses.
- Provide referral, ensuring arrival at receiving facility, and receive referral feedbacks for those clients who need higher-level care.
- Patient evaluation and follow up including counseling on adherence and assist in tracing lost from follow-up.
- Work with government clinical mentors’ network in the catchment area as and when the need arises.
- Attend regular catchment area meetings and implement action points received during the meeting for better client outcomes.
- Documentation and reporting of all integrated clinical services activities.
- Attend Woreda health office meetings and supportive supervision and follow overall activities of the HCT team, conduct monthly performance meeting for the team
- Facilitate information sharing during regular joint integrated supportive supervision from regional and headquarter team and SIM’s visit by USAID.
- Ensure patient confidentiality at the highest standard level and follow SOPs to prevent stigma and discrimination triggering patient care approaches.
- Establish a good working relationship with the public-private-NGO network facilities for better success in referral and inter-network communication.
- Prepare and submit reports as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related fields with seven (7) years of demonstrated experience
- Demonstrated experience in HIV comprehensive services provision of which two years is in integrated clinical network of service providers
- Preferable to have taken training in HTS and national standards
- Proficient in English and Amharic languages, both written and verbal communication
What would get us excited?
- Certificate in National HIV testing algorism, and care and treatment.
- Experience on index case testing and coordinating community level services.
- Able to work within a very innovative and dynamic type of program.
- Computer application skills.
- Experience in operation at different level within the existing structure of MOH.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and other local languages.
- Good time management and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit.
- Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.
- Ability to deliver in time under stressful situations without compromising quality.
- Proficient in English and local languages, both written and verbal communication
How to Apply
Are you intrigued? Apply!
By following our 3 steps application process:
1. Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form . It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.
Application deadline June 23, 2021, We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability