Position Title: Linkage and Retention Officer (10 positions) (Tanzania Nationals Only)
Reports to: Project Coordinator, Designated Region
Location: Various - Mwanza (1), Kagera (1), Geita (1), Simiyu (1), Dar
es Salaam (2), Pwani (1), Tanga (1), Kigoma (1) and Mara (1)
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts
Overall Job Function:
incumbent will be responsible to manage the linkage to care, initiation
of HIV treatment and retention in care of beneficiaries diagnosed with
HIV through the FIKIA project which a community-based HIV prevention
program. s/he will work closely with the Project Coordinators in the
designated regions to help achieve UNAIDs 90-90-90 goals along the
cascade for targeted beneficiaries, including Key and Vulnerable
Specific responsibilities and duties:
Develop work plans for the day-to-day implementation in assigned region
toachievelinkage to and retention in care for beneficiaries who are
diagnosed with HIV from community based testing efforts.
Monitor the uptake of HIV testing and treatment including
test-and-treat strategies and identify gaps to improve uptake of
treatment initiation, linkage to and retention in care.
Work closely with clinical implementing partners to coordinate
activities, share data and work-plans to ensure continuum of care for
beneficiaries reached or followed up in the community."
Support health care workers conduct post-test and pre-ART counselling
with HIV positive clients, and help facilitate partner notification and
Support and mentor peer outreach volunteers regularly during outreach
sessions to ensure adequate follow-up and support of HIV positive
clients including tracking of missed appointments, defaulters, and loss
to follow-up (LTFU).
Liaise with health facility staff to ensure HIV positive clients
identified in the community and linked to facility are appropriately
followed up and retained in care.
Track HIV positive clients that were transferred out to other
facilities within the ICAP implementing regions and ensure that they are
retained in care.
Work closely with M&E staff to ensure data on linkage and retention
collected by the program are accurately captured, and support CTC2 data
extraction to enable follow-up and reporting on linkage and retention.
Improve feedback on referrals from health facilities and overall
strengthen the continuum of care between community and facility
• Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Required qualification, Knowledge and skills: Required Education:
Medically trained personnel with a diploma or higher including: Nurse, MD, clinical officer, assistant medical officer
personnel with a Bachelor's degree or higher in the following fields:
Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Gender Studies, or
Minimum 2 years' experience working directly with people living with
HIV, providing counselling or other prevention and treatment services.
Preference given to those who have additional experience working with
Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP) for HIV prevention and care.
• Familiarity 'with MOH tools on HIV care and treatment such as CTCl and 2 cards, registers and database.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients' health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
• Ability to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve .
• Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
• Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centres
Ability to interact well with all targeted beneficiary groups and peer
outreach volunteers by facilitating a non-judgmental,
non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to
welcome all clients regardless of their background
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili and English
• Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region.
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November,2017 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and Job Location.
Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach
any certificates when submitting online. ICAP is an equal opportunity
employer; women are encouraged to apply.