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1.Gender, Youth and SBCC Specialist

Job by Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA)

Category: Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Addis Ababa 

Career Level:

Senior Level (5+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Negotiable

 

Job Description

Organizational and Program highlights 

Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA) is registered non-governmental organization. MENA has been funded by USAID Ethiopia under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative to implement a three years Family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Program in Addis Ababa. The Program will be implemented by MENA in partnership with different local implementing partners. The activity aims to accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Ethiopia through the delivery of high impact Family-focused HIV prevention, care, and Treatment Activity implementation areas are selected from A.A town 10 Sub Cities.

The purpose of this award is to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to achieve 95 percent of individuals living with HIV know their status, 95 percent of persons living with HIV to initiate antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of antiretroviral therapy clients achieve viral load suppression by 2020. HIV mitigation services for vulnerable children will focus on case discovery and linkage to HIV treatment among undiagnosed children living with HIV, on achieving better health outcomes through HIV viral load suppression and establishing interpersonal, family and community norms to achieve HIV and violence prevention (9 to 14-year-old children).

Job summary

The Gender, Youth and SBCC Specialist will provide high quality technical assistance to Growth through Nutrition program in integrating gender dynamics in implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning of this multi-sectoral nutrition program for OVC and adult HIV prevention, Care and Treatment Services. S/he is also expected to lead on the update or development of frameworks and guidance for integrating Gender and Diversity in line with SC’s Theory of Change and thematic strategies in order to ensure high quality, innovative programming, including direct interventions. S/He will lead on the development and dissemination of a robust evidence-based practice relating to gender and diversity that can be used to bring about significant change in the rights and well-being of children. The position holder will actively engage in networking and building relationships with government, donor, international bodies, corporate, other NGOs, networks and others as required to promote best practice for the program.

Under the direct supervision of CoP, the post holder is expected to meet the child safeguarding and standard practices across all the project activities and will also be a good advocate of GBV prevention.

In general, she/he will be responsible to assist field offices and country office to ensure compliance are meet through incorporating safe programming practices in all program cycle, facilitate training for various groups, participate in investigation, develop friendly materials and guidelines, monitoring of standard practices of sectors, reporting, data management, supporting sustainability approaches of the project and share the learning both in humanitarian response and development programs.

Job responsibilities

  • Lead the gender strategy implementation of the project based on the findings of the gender analysis and experience from implementation so far
  • Provide regular TA for the regional and partner organizations with regards to the implementation of planned gender and child safeguarding activities.
  • Identify, plan implement, analyze and share key findings from gender and child safeguarding needs assessment to improve program quality.
  • Review and compile reports coming from the field office and ensure their quality before submitted to the donor and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with different teams and partners working on the project for effective integration of gender and child safeguarding in the project components
  • Ensure that program management meets USAID’s programmatic, administrative and financial standards and requirements.
  • Represent the organization in Technical working groups, strategic meetings and workshops, with respect to gender integration and child safeguarding.
  • Coordinate & conduct capacity building training on gender integration and gender monitoring and evaluation, technical approaches, child safeguarding, and PSEA for Field staff, the Management, local partners and stakeholders to enhance quality implementation of the activities
  • Document gender and child-safeguarding interventions of the project so far to inform programming and share with other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate children and adult participation for effective reporting of concern and complaints in collaboration with MEAL unit.
  • Report child safeguarding and PSEA incidents in DATIX system timely and assist on the updating the case status.
  • Participate on the investigation of child safeguarding and PSEA reported concerns.
  • Create database for risk assessment of projects, periodically monitor the status and generate reports for program managers and SLT update.
  • The role holder may be required to carry out additional duties with the reasonable of his/her level of skill and experience  
  • Support the country office audit process on child safeguarding and PSEA standard practices and monitoring the status.
  • Seek, Acquire, Develop and Share Gender and child safeguarding tips for staff and partners on monthly and quarterly bases

 

Job Requirements

Required education and experiences

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Gender health and related filed of study is required
  • Applicants must have a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Gender or Social development and other Social fields and with a minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Specific experience of working on gender, promoting gender awareness, building capacity in gender and developing strategy and guidance.
  • Solid experience on gender integration related to more than one of the priority sectors: health, nutrition, livelihoods and economic development, OVC, youth, education in PEPFAR funded projects.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in National language required and fluency in English, both verbal and written required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Personal skills

  • Proven monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Well-established data analysis and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated skills in knowledge management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive professional attitude
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English
  • Team work and team building skills
  • Skills in MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

2. Clinical Nurse (HIV testing Counsellor)

Number of Position: 4

Major Duties /job summary

  • Ensure services provided at DIC are confidential, and meet the standard set by the project
  • Coordinate and provide STI screening and treatment services for project beneficiaries at DICs
  • Provide HIV counseling for target beneficiaries
  • Provide ICS (HIV testing, STI, FP and condom at the center or organize regular mobile HCT
  • Provide risk reduction counseling to DIC beneficiaries
  • Provide successful referral services to network health facilities 
  • Ensure IEC materials and condoms are kept at accessible places at the DIC
  • Support women and girls to adjust attitudes and behaviors through counseling services
  • Make regular referrals to health centers for ART, TB, GBV, Rape cases, and other complications.
  • Take part in facilitating coordination of the peer education trainings
  • Ensure that DICs have enough stocks (equipment, detergents, prevention commodities,) and request such materials in advance
  • Document clinical services, counseling efforts and referral cases confidentially
  • Advise the center coordinator possible improvements of drop in center services
  • Provide late hour, holiday and week end prevention and clinical services to DIC beneficiaries
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly report to the center coordinator about progress, challenges, and any other issues pertaining to his/her duties
  • Organize individual and group counseling for FSWs
  • Organize and facilitate awareness raising sessions on PMTCT, VCT, ART and condom promotion for FSWs

Qualification: Diploma orBachelor science degree (BSc) in Clinical Nursing from a recognized institution, Plus COC Certificate.

Required Experience:

v  4 years of experience in relevant work with especial attention to hands-on experience on chronic care and treatment program at least for two years

v  Recent comprehensive ART training is mandatory

v  Computer application skill

v  Communications skills

v  Fluency in English and local languages

v  Knowledge of combination prevention and other trainings related to HIV, TB and nutrition will be a plus

Term of Employment one year with possible extension based on availability of funds

Salary: based on salary scale with additional benefits.

Place of work for the position: Addis Ababa

3. DIC Coordinator

No of position: 2

Major Duties /job summary:

  • Coordinate the multi-disciplinary team working in the DIC for clinical service provision.
  • Accountable to support the town level project implementation
  • Coordinate town level joint planning meetings with stakeholders of the project
  • Capacitate, supervise and mentor field staffs on outreach HIV prevention, service delivery, demand creation and performance tracking
  • Support and supervise Drop In Center staff in provision of services as per the SOP
  • Ensure that the Drop In center services is linked to community based and facility-based service delivery points through - referral
  • Follow up of the overall site-level implementation of the project and supervise staff and Update district level facts, data and service delivery facilities to recommend area of improvement and expand targeted combination preventions
  • Ensure that project equipment is functional and well maintained
  • Ensure that women and girls are offered complete protection and provision of basic services while they are at the DIC
  • Coordinate and facilitate district level review meetings and participate in partnership forums
  • Document the project implementation progress clearly and concisely
  • Prepare periodical reports
  • Carry out other activities assigned by immediate supervisor 

Qualification and Required Experience:

  • BSC in Public health officer, Nursing or related health sciences discipline.
  • 6 years of experience in relevant work with especial attention to coordination & management of community-based HIV/AIDS KP-friendly projects
  • Computer application skill
  • Communications skills & team player
  • Fluency in English and local languages
  • Knowledge of key & priority population strategy delivery

Term of Employment: one year with possible extension based on availability of funds.

Salary: Based on salary scale with additional benefits

Place of work for the position: Addis Ababa.

4. Addis Ababa branch Program Coordinator

No of position: 1

Major Duties /job summary:

  • Coordinate overall HIV/AIDS program activities of Addis Ababa branch.
  • Prepare work plan and support finance department for facilitation of transactions.
  • Becomes an active member of the MULU KP activity intervention program and management team.
  • Be responsible for the overall technical guidance and coordination of program implementation activities
  • Organize programmatic coordination schemes and act leadership role to mobilize subordinates to achievement.
  • Facilitate logistics, supplies and appropriate commodities to onsite program implementation.
  • Ensures the delivery of standard comprehensive HIV services targeting key and priority population at DICs.
  • Coordinate the multi-disciplinary team working in the community for clinical service provision.
  • Oversee overall program implementation to ensure the operation as per national SOPs.
  •  Strengthen partnership among government and non-government structures.
  • Documentation and reporting of all integrated clinical services activities for concerned bodies.
  • Facilitate information sharing during regular joint integrated supportive supervision from regional and headquarter team and as well as SIM’s visit by USAID. 
  • Ensure patient confidentiality at the highest standard level and follow SOPs to prevent stigma and discrimination triggering patient care approaches.
  • Establish a good working relationship with the public-private-Ngo network facilities for better success in referral and inter-network communication.
  • Ensure to meet USAID and other funding partners compliance criteria, both program and Financial.

Qualification and Required Experience:

  • BA, BSC or above in Nursing, public health, health informatics, health service management and related.
  • 8 years of experience in relevant work with especial attention to coordination & management of community-based HIV/AIDS KP-friendly projects.
  • Basic training on HIV counseling, testing and Comprehensive ART as per national guideline.
  • Basic Computer application skill
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English and local languages
  • Knowledge of key & priority population programming strategy and innovative approaches.
  • Willingness to work extra hours and on weekends.

Term of Employment:  one year with possible extension based on availability of funds from the donor.

Salary: Based on salary scale with additional benefits.

Place of work for the position: Addis Ababa

5.  Community Engagement Facilitators (CEF) 

Major Duties/Job Summary: -

  • Conduct Community Based HIV Testing based on Clients’ preference
  • Conduct assisted HIV Self-test for eligible clients at community.
  • Facilitate referral linkage from Community to Health facility and vice versa for ICT
  • Case management for PLHIV in the Community including recording and reporting using paper-based system which later migrates to Comm care application.
  • Build capacity of CRPs (Volunteers) through providing trainings, mentoring and close follow up.
  • Coordinate community stakeholders for effective communication on client’s referral and other services.

Qualification:  BSc or Diploma in Nursing

Work experience: A minimum of (5 years for Diploma and 3 years for BSC) work experience (preferably in NGO) with similar Position.

Required skills:       

  • The Applicant should be computer literate (MS word, Excel and Access, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and Communication skills
  • HIV Self-test and HIV testing training on new national algorism.
  • COC Certificate for level IV applicants.
  •  Professional registration and license from concerned health office
  • Basic (spoken and written) skill in English and Local Language 
  • Ability to Coordinate and Support volunteers working in the Community
  •  Demonstrated Knowledge and Skill in HIV Counseling and testing; on PITC and ICT.

Sex: Female/Male (female candidates are encouraged to apply)

Term of Employment:         One year with possible extension based on performance

No. of Vacant Positions:   one (6)

Salary:            Negotiable

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

6.  OVC and HIV Services Officer

Major Duties/Job Summary: -

  • Plan, organize, implement and Monitor site level care and treatment activities as per the USAID standard operating procedure.
  • Oversee the overall site level implementation of CEFs and CRPs to ensure high level program performance.
  • Provide day to day technical mentoring support to the CEFs which will facilitate standardized delivery of services to the targeted beneficiaries.     
  • Liaise with local government administration, community care coalition or Community Committees, health facilities and other Community level actors for effective implementation of the project.
  • In collaboration with the project team, able to organize and facilitate trainings, review meetings and workshops.
  • Facilitate facility-to-community and Community-to-facility referral to strengthen partnership.
  • Organize site level quality improvement team meetings and act as chairperson of the team.
  • Collect periodic reports from CRPs, CEFs and other community structure, compile appropriately and report to the concerned body on time based on USAID requirement. 
  • Participate in meetings organized by the government and non-government organization representing MENA.

Qualification:  BSc in Nursing, Public Health or MSC in related discipline.

Work experience: A minimum of (5 years for BSC and 3 years for MSC) work experience (preferably in NGO setting) with similar position; experience working with Community HIV Care and Treatment Activity is advantageous.

Required skills:       

  • The Applicant should be computer literate (MS word, Excel and Access),
  • Excellent interpersonal   Communication skills and ability to effectively liaise with staff, government and others stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English and Local Language (Spoken and Written)
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with all actors in the implementation sites.
  • Advanced technical skills relevant to HIV/AIDS Program for PLHIV, KPP, OVC and Other Vulnerable groups.
  • Proven Coaching, Mentoring and leadership experience, particularly in Health and HIV/AIDS related projects.
  • Professional registration license and relevant trainings to the assignment.

Sex: Female/male (female candidates are encouraged to apply)

Term of Employment:         One year with possible extension based on performance

No. of Vacant Positions: One (1)

Salary:            Negotiable

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

7. Data Clerk

No of position: 3

Major Duties /job summary:

  • Collect, analyze, and report monthly and quarterly data on all HS_ KPPP supported program areas from each health facility or community like DIC, Outreach, private clinic, government and worksite.
  • Perform data entry, data cleaning using Ms Office like Excel, DHIS2 or any data entry and reporting format.
  • Update data on beneficiaries on regular basis and Produce High quality, analytical reports and supply to DIC coordinator /LIP M&E Focal person on regular basis.
  • Ensuring that all client data required by any HIV Prevention, care and treatment registers is entered, analyzed and reported accurately;
  • Ensuring that all clinical and behavioral related information is recorded and available;
  • Ensure M&E recording and reporting tools are available to all HIV and related program areas.
  • Ensure data quality using different techniques such as comparing entered data or reports in DHIS2 with source documents, analyzed the entered data or re-enters data if error is detected.
  • Be able to verify entered data using different techniques such as reentering data; combining data, eliminate duplication of data.
  • Ensuring that effective referrals occur and documentation is complete to all levels, including Outreach, DIC community HIV Prevention care and support services, Worksite, Private facility and Health center/Hospital services.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date data and enter all data accurately and in a timely manner per instructions or guidance of the DIC Coordinator on excel, DHIS2 and other tools.
  • Ensure that confidentiality of data collected and stored are maintained.
  • Assure protection of the systems and data by performing at least one system back up both soft and hard copy.
  • Ensure that data entry work is implemented as planned and in line with LIPs policies and procedures and meet the expected standards of donor.

Qualification and Required Experience:

  • Minimum Diploma in Computer Science, ICT, Statistics, Secretarial Science and Office Management or other related fields with two year of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Windows, Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and operations
  • Ability to operate computer software packages relevant to the work
  • Skill in the operation of computer and peripheral equipment
  • Efficient skill for posting data into computer
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team, other departments, private clinic, worksite, Government and other partners.

Term of Employment For four positions: one year with possible extension based on availability of funds

Salary: Negotiable

Place of work for the position:  Addis Ababa

8. Pharmacy Technician (Druggist)

No of position: 2

Major Duties /job summary

  • Provide MARPs friendly pharmaceutical services as related to integrated clinical services including HTC, STI, ART and other RH services
  • Provide appropriate counseling to clients regarding drug information; drug side effects, benefit, adherence and precautions.
  • Ensure all pharmaceutical commodities are stored/kept as per a national and international standard.
  • Provide feedback to internal clinical staffs on required steps to ensure rational drug use at the facility level.
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary team work both in DIC and outreach activities.
  • Follow consumption and tock status of commodities, generate report and request regularly for PSI, PFSA, LIP and town/ Woreda health office.
  • Manage commodity stoke per national standard; use stoke card, BIN card and use FIFO method.
  • Attend intra-facility service quality review session and contribute for addressing holistic service quality issues
  • Be member of QI team, participate meeting regularly and implement improvement activities as assigned.
  • Implement SOPs for pharmaceutical activity at highest diligence.

Qualification and Required Experience:

  • Diploma or BSC in pharmacy(druggist)
  • At least two years’ experience in counseling of clients receiving ART care and treatment program at least for three years
  • ART pharmacy training is preferable

Term of Employment For one position: one year with possible extension based on availability of funds

Salary: Negotiable

Place of work for the position:  Addis Ababa

9.  Laboratory Technician

   Number of Position: 2

Qualification:  Minimum of Diploma in Medical Laboratory technician from recognized College/University and COC Certificate.

Major duties and responsibilities;

  • Perform routine laboratory tests such as Urinalysis, Chemistry, Hematology, Serologic and Bacteriologic, CD4 etc. as per SOPs and protocols.
  • Collect samples from clients for onsite analysis and referral sample transportation purpose.
  • Counsel clients before and after sample collection
  • Keep appropriate records on the standard formats and documents.
  • Prepare monthly activity report
  • Accomplish other tasks assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Required Experience and skill:

  • At least two years’ work experience in Clinical Laboratory Preferably in private and public ART Health facilities
  •  Trainings on, CD4 test (Fax count machine) advantageous.
  • Training on HIV Testing on new national algorism
  • Basic computer application skill
  • Knowledge on laboratory quality management system
  • Good interpersonal communication skill.

Term of Employment For two positions: 1year with possible extension

Salary: Negotiable based on MENA salary scale

Place of work for both position: Addis Ababa

10.  ART Health Care Provider

No of position: 2

Major Duties /job summary:

  • Becomes an active member of the MULU KP activity clinical service intervention team
  • Be responsible for the overall technical guidance and coordination of ICT/PNS/RDS related activities
  • Prepare and submit weekly ICT plan in consultation with program and DIC team.
  • Ensures the delivery of standard comprehensive HIV services targeting key and priority population.
  • Coordinate the multi-disciplinary team working in the community for clinical service provision in the DIC
  • Provide ART services for KP at DIC and be leading team for biomedical staffs
  • Support demand creation for clinical service using innovative case finding approach using Index Case Testing.
  • Oversee and conduct HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) maintaining all the required standards as per the national guideline.
  • Coordinate referral linkage of all HIV positive clients identified at outreach and other testing points.
  • Work-up HIV positives clients to enroll to chronic care and start treatment immediately, collect and document feedbacks.
  • Coordinate peer education sessions and supervise regularly at various venues.
  • Work with government clinical mentors’ network in the catchment area as and when need arises.
  • Attend regular catchment area meeting and implement action points received during the meeting for better client outcomes.
  • Documentation and reporting of all integrated clinical services activities for concerned bodies.
  • Facilitate information sharing during regular joint integrated supportive supervision from regional and headquarter team and as well as SIM’s visit by USAID. 
  • Ensure patient confidentiality at the highest standard level and follow SOPs to prevent stigma and discrimination triggering patient care approaches.
  • Establish a good working relationship with the public-private-Ngo network facilities for better success in referral and inter-network communication.
  • Work as focal person for town level quality assurance/ improvement team, lead regular meeting and follow implementation of QI activities.

Qualification and Required Experience:

  • BA/BSC in Nursing or public health and above
  • 6 years of experience in relevant work with especial attention to coordination & management of community-based HIV/AIDS KP-friendly projects.
  • Basic training on HIV counseling, testing and Comprehensive ART as per national guideline.
  • Basic Computer application skill
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English and local languages
  • Knowledge of key & priority population programming strategy and innovative approaches.
  • Willingness to work extra hours and on weekends.

Term of Employment:  one year with possible extension based on availability of funds from the donor.

Salary: Based on salary scale with additional benefits.

Place of work for the position: Addis Ababa.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their  CV  and application letter through the organizations email  address  http://www.mekdimethiopia.org/content/vacancy  within 7 days from the date of announcement.

 ********Qualified HIV Positive especially Women are Highly encouraged to apply********

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1.Gender, Youth and SBCC Specialist

Job by Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA)

Category: Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Addis Ababa 

Career Level:

Senior Level (5+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Negotiable

 

Job Description

Organizational and Program highlights 

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