The social worker will offer technical support, monitor and evaluate provision of psychosocial support for HIV infected and affected children in accordance with national HIV/AIDS policies and standards. S/He will be expected to work closely with the EGPAF technical team, BP members to ensure smooth implementation of the project.
- S/He will participate in the provision of technical support to Improve identification, treatment initiation, retention and viral suppression of children and adolescents living with or exposed to HIV
- New & optimized programming necessary to cover the retention gap for adolescent girls who are pregnant and lactating including retention in PMTCT/HIV Care with an aim of covering drop off along the PMTCT cascade (only 60-70% of infants reached within first 2 months if life).
- The successful candidate will be working closely with the EGPAF technical team to build capacity of service providers and partners targeting 95-95-95.
- Continuously examine emerging programming gaps due to the shifting landscape so as to remain responsive to the needs of the national program.
- Promote the documentation of best practices and lessons learned that can be shared at subnational, national and international fora
- Write progress reports on pediatric HIV care to be shared with stakeholder
- Perform other duties to support the program as assigned
Required Qualifications and Capabilities:
- A bachelors degree in counseling from a recognized institution. Further training in HIV program is of added advantage
- At least 3 years’ experience in planning and implementing Pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and case management.
- Experience working/collaborating with Ministries of Health and other Implementing Partners on the implementation of technically sound public health programmes, including HIV, prevention, care and treatment interventions
- Practical experience in working with health systems at the district level
- Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and Pediatric care and treatment.
- Prior experience coordinating HIV & AIDS quality improvement initiatives is an added advantage
- Ability to work in a team (good team player)
- Excellent training and mentorship/coaching skills and experience in coordinating large scale capacity building initiatives.
- In-depth knowledge in health care operations research and formulating project proposals
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the development of reports