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