FIXED TERM CONTRACT VACANCY December 2021 – September 2022 – Clinical Community Liaison Officer (x1 UGU)

Job Description

FIXED TERM CONTRACT VACANCY

December 2021 – September 2022

R 16 250 P.M.

Clinical Community Liaison Officer (x1 UGU)

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a Durban-based NGO that acts as an interface between Donors and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working in the HIV/AIDS sector by placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs, in South Africa, and providing them with ongoing, technical support & capacity building.

The HIV Prevention Department is made up of a number of programmes that collectively aim to collective prevent the evolution of the HIV epidemic in South Africa. See the AFSA website for more information of each of the programmes (https://www.aids.org.za/programme/hiv-combination-prevention-programme/). AFSA wishes to appoint a suitably qualified individual to fill the role of Clinical Community Liason Officer at Ugu.

Purpose of job:

 Line manage the Community Outreach Workers and adhere to clinical site targets, protocol and guidelines.

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Establish good working relationships with facility-based care and

 treatment (DSP) teams

 Proactively maintain an up-dated knowledge base pertaining to

 HIV/AIDS, prevention, related subjects

 Design, implement and manage participant recruitment, retention,

 tracing and adherence strategies for all clinical and socio-behavioural research project

 Research Recruitment Programme and initiatives and Retention

 Programme and strategies

 Manage and implement Community Education, Recruitment and

 Retention Programmes

 Facilitate 90% or more of TX_CURR (<15 of C/ALHIV) to be offered

 an opportunity to enrol in OVC program (facility-based case

 management of C/ALHIV)

 Monitor reporting of the 95-95-95 cascade this including known HIV

 status, linkage and retention in treatment, viral loads for all

 beneficiaries

 Negotiate establishment of youth adherence clubs in the supported

 facilities to enhance retention in care

 Participate in case discussion with clinical site team and DSP for

 CYLHIV who are failing treatment

 Assist with viral load monitoring of patients enrolled into OVCY FSP

 Report on program progress, support linkage officers, supervisors to

 CYCW’s and field implementing team

 Document best practice and lessons learned from program

 implementation

Minimum requirements

 Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or NQF Level 4

 Registered Nurse/ PN

 Enrolled nurse with 2 – 4 years’ experience

 Must be from/living in district applying for

 Minimum of 2 – 4 years relevant experience

 HIV Prevention Programme experience is essential

 Report writing and interpersonal skills

 Knowledge of MS Office software packages

 A proactive nature

 Strong attention to detail and great level of accuracy

 Good problem solving skills and Good problem solving skills

 In depth knowledge in HIV/AIDS, Viral load/CD4 count and ART adherence

 Report writing and presentation skills

 Ability to speak isiZulu advantageous

Interested persons need to submit a brief CV, along with cover letter and copies of certificates and ID with the reference “Clinical Community Liason Officer” in the subject line via email to [email protected]  no later than 09/12/2021. Please note that applications received after this date or with missing information will not be considered. Alternatively you may apply directly on our website at https://www.aids.org.za/vacancies/

AFSA reserves the right not to make an appointment and/or to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches. AFSA reserves the right to withdraw and or revise the position/s based on Donor requirement/ should the Donor not confirm the commencement of the program.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not hear from us two weeks after closing date, you may consider your application unsuccessful. AFSA reserves the right not to make an appointment and/or to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches.

AFSA is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people living with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.

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