4 Case finding & Linkages Officer NGO Job Opportunities - PACE

Organization: Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Reports to: Team Lead Community Systems Strengthening
Duty Station: Uganda

About Us:
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

About PEPFAR Project:
PACE is part of a consortium that is implementing a (5+ years) project aimed at reducing the HIV incidence, and mortality related to HIV and TB and develop capacity for the region and the country to plan, coordinate and sustain HIV epidemic control. The program will accelerate Epidemic Control in Mubende Region under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In partnership with Mildmay Uganda and support from CDC, PACE’s primary role will be to PACE’s to strengthen community systems to yield high HIV case finding, linkages and community based support for retention in HIV care and prevention.

Job Summary: The Case finding & Linkages Officer will be responsible for case findings and leading the referral processes for HIV services. The incumbent will also implement the project activities in line with the donor requirements, PACE’s vision and mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Render support in the mapping of facilities and rollout community framework for HIV integrated service delivery.
  • Support the district community structures and CBOs to spear head planning, coordination, monitoring, supervision and implementation of linkages and case management
  • Formulate and coordinate network referral channels, plan to increased linkage and referral of PLHIV into treatment
  • Implement proper usage and documentation of data on linkage to treatment and other integrated services
  • Carry out proper documentation and tracking of PLHIV for linkage, access and retention in care
  • Provide support in the collaboration between the community structures such as village health teams (VHTs) and the CBOs.
  • Implement and follow up facility and community systems to improve linkage of identified PLHIV to HIV care & treatment services.
  • Implement Differentiated Service Delivery models for stable clients (ARV refill, Client led ART delivery, Community Drug distribution points, Community Pharmacy)
  • Mobilize and link Community systems to improve adherence and retention in care
  • Mobilize, refer and link TB support structures for community TB screening, contact tracing, referral, tracking & follow-up

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the PEPFAR Case finding & Linkages Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Community Health or Nursing.
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in Public Health, Sociology or Community Health would be an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in community work particularly, working with local governments; and ability to engage DHTs and lower level community structures.
  • Precious experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the decentralized health system and the corresponding community structures.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to drive change and innovation
  • Ability to develop others
  • Excellent documentation skills 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidate should deliver updated resumes (CVs) and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PACE Head Office Reception, addressed to Head of People and Culture, PACE, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale, Kololo, P.O. Box 27659 Kampala. You can also deliver your applications to;

  • PACE Eastern Region (Mbale) – Plot 10 Bungokho Road Senior Quarters, Mbale Town.

  • PACE Northern Region (Lira) – Plot 52 – 54, Police Road, African Quarters, Lira.

  • PACE Western Region (Mbarara) – Plot 560, Kashari Block Ruharo, Mbarara.

Deadline: 7th July 2017 by 2:00pm (EAT)

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