Linkage and Retention Assistant (multiple positions) at ICAP December, 2021

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Position Title: Linkage & Retention Assistant (multiple positions)

Reports to: Linkage & Retention Officer

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Location: Mwanza

Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts outside of job location

Overall Job Function:

Reporting to the Linkage & Retention Officer, the Linkage & Retention Assistant is responsible to support field implementation of community-based linkage and retention in intervention wards/sites, focusing on activities such as community ART services, linkage case management, following up clients with interruptions in care, among others. This position liaises closely with healthcare providers and peers who are delivering services in field. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  •  Participate in workplan development for implementation of linkage and retention activities in the community including supervision of field activities
  • Implement activities according to the work plan, and prepare logistics (supplies, tools, and other resources) for field
  • Establish linkage and retention services that are provided in line with WHO, national, donor, and ICAP policies and procedures and uphold principles of ethics and confidentiality.
  • Conduct mentorship to healthcare workers and peer volunteers supporting field activities
  • Assist with recruitment, training, and supervision of peer volunteers supporting HIV
  • linkage and retention activities in community.
  • Participate in mapping and remapping of geographic locations for service delivery.
  • Assist with site/ward level monitoring program performance, ensure timely and accurate submission of activity reports, and suggest adjustments as needed to the implementation plan
  • Collaborate with ICAP staff supporting health facilities and health facility staff to ensure community-based implementation is accurately reflected in documentation
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
  • Medically trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, MD, MBBS or equivalent) OR Bachelor’s degree or higher in the following fields: Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Gender Studies, or Community Development.
  • Required Technical Experience: Minimum 1 years’ experience working directly with
  • people living with HIV, providing or supporting linkage and retention services
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen

The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding. Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.

The deadline for receiving applications is 09 January 2022.

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