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Job tittle:   Regional HIV Care & Treatment Advisor

Location:   Bahir Dar

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the guidance of the Regional Director, the Regional Care & Treatment Advisor will support the design and implementation of comprehensive DSD, HIV case finding, partner notification, post-exposure prophylaxis, key population services, care & treatment, adherence to retention in care, lab support, M&E and quality improvement activities in maintained regions. S/He will support regions in achieving the 3-90 targets.

  MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 ·         As advisor for HIV care and treatment, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

·         In collaboration with RHBs, organize and provide  basic care and support and ART trainings  for RHB, zonal and facility staff

·         Provide technical assistance to RHBs in developing/updating different job aids ,client education materials and monitoring and evaluation tools

·         Prepare and harmonize annual, semi-annual, quarterly and monthly  plan with other departments

·         Oversee the  planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CT and  TB/HIV programs  in ICAP  supported emerging Regional Health Bureaus and health facilities

·         Ensure the implementation of minimum service packages in ICAP supported heath networks

·         Support repaid  ART initiation of all newly identified HIV positive clients

·         Support the transition of first line drugs to dolutegravir based regimens

·         Ensure the implementation of TB-HIV collaborative activates

·         Support the implementation of adolescent friendly services in ICAP supported facilities

·         Ensure the implementation of DSD-ASM  in all ICAP supported facilities

·         Ensure integration of  mental illness and HIV in all ICAP supported facilities

·         Strengthen the integration of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) services into HIV program

·         Regularly conduct   SIMS assessments analyze the findings  ,identify gap and develop PIP & follow-up of the  improvement plan

·         Support facilities  in conducting quality improvement initiatives  and build capacity to benchmark and scale-up best QI practices

·          Build the capacity of HCWs  to monitor the routine viral load testing for eligible ART clients ,management of high viral load clients with enhanced adherence counseling and management of 1st and 2nd line treatment failures

·         Based on needs assessment , assist in the technical evaluation, purchasing process, and distribution of furniture and supplies to ICAP-supported facilities in the emerging Regions

·         Review ICAP regional offices monthly Key performance indicators  and provide feedback

·         Participate actively in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual ICAP performance review meetings.

·         Compiles monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual activity reports

·         Ensure  all CT and  TB/HIV related targets are met; and

·         With the regional ICAP’s  mentors ,participate in the clinical systems mentorship and supportive supervision program 3 weeks per month which sometimes could be extended beyond two weeks as deemed as necessary

·         Perform others duties assigned by the supervisor

·         The incumbent may be requested to spend 75% of the time on a travel

Job Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

·         Physician with minimum of 5 years of experiences as internist/pediatrician, including engagement in care and treatment of HIV/AIDS clients.

·         Experience in HIV program technical coordination

·         Experience in teaching, mentoring, organizing and conducting trainings.

·         Experience in development of national documents  related to HIV/AIDS Programs

·         Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills

·         Proficiency in written and spoken English

·         Computer skills (MS Office and statistical packages)

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