Temporary Intern at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation June, 2019
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 19 countries and supporting close to 6,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to facilitate access to services for those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundtation’s global mission is to implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative research and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
Position: Temporary Intern
USAID Boresha Afya program in collaboration with respective RHMTs and CHMTs aims to strengthen facility index case testing and tracking, optimized PITC, linkage and enrollment on ART, improve retention and HIV Viral Load monitoring among many other indicators. The program intends to bring on board paid interns as temporal workers. Intern is a motivated facility project supported staff, who will be directly supervised by the in charge of CTC/health facility, and technically supported by Council Project Coordinator and other technical staff at the project office and council officials. To address shortage of human resource for health at CTC the project will deploy interns to work at CTC and facility as a whole. Interns will be key staff to complement the work done by service providers at CTC/facility to make sure all clients at CTC receive services according to guidelines.
Interns will be responsible on ensuring that, service eligible to particular clients are provided and documentation is done accordingly. They will be an immediate conveyor for a direct link between facility and project office staff, to enable the provision of reports to project staff as required as well as to respond to project requests at sites, council and project office level. An intern should also provide immediate technical supports as requested by the facility, through mentoring, coaching and orientations. As an eye at the facility, an intern should be keen to identify gaps/ challenges and barriers for successful provision of service and implementation of the project activities at the facility. Interns will be working along with other team members and health facility heath workers while observing scope of the project and application of National guidelines and protocols.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
An intern is a custodian of quality of services provision to PLHIV and all HIV related services at facility.
To assist in establishing and maintaining an effective patient flow for efficient service provision and documentation at sites.
Communicate for unavailability of medication and supplies and other shortages to responsible person at project office and district facility level.
Support, inform, report and assist in availability and accessibility of all basic services for PLHIV ad HIV related activities
To assist in identifying patients with missed opportunity of services, such as HVL, IPT, MMS, Index e.t.c during their clinic days and channel them for such services.
To facilitate, monitor, and document provision and documentation of Optimized PITC, to ensure screening is done and eligible clients are tested for HIV.
To ensure all clients tested POSITIVE are linked into care through Linkage case management and followed up through CBHS.
To be a champion for index testing services at facility, by establishing and maintaining a system to work with the health workers to ensure the proper documentation of index clients is done.
To work with the health workers in identifying all biological child and sexual partner in the HTS register/lndex register.
To support site HCW’s and data clerks to arrange patient files systematically as per national guidelines (Active patients Vs Dead, TO.LTFUs)
To support extraction of LTF’s and missed appointments from the Appointment registers to share with CBHS focal person for tracking and updating information of LTF brought back by CBHS volunteers.
To work with the data clerks to ensure that all HVL data, IPT, Index and all other information are properly filled in CTC 2 client’s card and entered into CTC2 database.
To collaborate with data clerk to ensure all documentations of provided services are done and verified for completeness and accuracy before entered into database or being reported.
To capacitate service providers through mentoring, coaching and orientation of services provision intervention as per guidelines as well as directed by the UBA Project.
To facilitate, monitor, and document provision and documentation of family planning services
To facilitate, monitor, and document provision and documentation of gender based violence services
To facilitate, monitor, and document provision and documentation of TB services.
To collaborate with hub data clerk to ensure all documentations of HVL sample are completely filled and results are returned on time.
To collaborate with data clerks and service providers to prepare/compile and submit reports to USAID Boresha Afya/EGPAF in weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and as needed for all project indicators.
All clients from high volume sites receive quality HIV care, this includes provision of services; (ART, IPT, HVL, INDEX and CATEGORIZATION), among other services.
Optimized PITC and LCM is being implemented smoothly, by supervising and monitor implementation.
Mentoring, coaching and reporting is being done frequently and higher authority (project offices/ country office) is being consulted for any immediate technical assistance.
Reporting and documentation is done completely and accuracy. 3 Performance of project indicators is improved and maintained.
Education and Experience
Health Professionals, or social workers with diploma or advanced diploma in clinical medicine or diploma in nursing or social work is a requirement. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and Skills in provision of service to people living with HIV, TB, FP, and GBV and HIV testing services.
Good communication skills both written and verbal
Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Ms Outlook)
Should be fluent in both Kiswahili and English
Attention to details
Ability to work under minimum supervision, and to work under pressure and tight schedule.
HOW TO APPLY
EGPAF is an equal opportunities employer and the position is open to all. Qualified candidates should submit a CV, cover letter and relevant certificates explaining how the experience detailed in the CV will contribute to the requirements of the position and references to EGPAF.
As you apply kindly indicate on the subject line the region of your interest/ choice, we encourage people from respective areas to apply on that respective region,
Senior Human Resource Manager,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation,
395 Ursino Park, Mwaikibaki Road, Morocco Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: June 30, 2019