3 District Linkages Officer Job Placements – The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO)

Organization:
The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO)
Duty Station:
 Uganda
Reports To:
Community Linkages Advisor, RHITES-EC
Job Title – REF: REF: TS/HR/ PMGT 01: District Linkages Officer (03)
Directly Supervises: Para-Social Workers (PSW)
About us:
The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda) was founded to contribute to a process of preventing
HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons,
families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.
Job Summary:   To
provide technical support in the community initiative that support effective
referrals and follow up of clients between the health facilities and the
surrounding communities, plan and coordinate community linkages and referral
activities in collaboration with Health facilities, Sub-County Health
Management Team and other stakeholders/partners to ensure successful
implementation and monitoring of the project..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Technical
support to District/Sub-county health teams and health facilities provided
·        
Community
referral system coordinated and monitored
·        
Selection,
identification and training of Community Health Workers ensured
·        
Monitoring
of community linkage activities coordinated
·        
Monthly
and quarterly reports on community linkages complied and submitted
·        
Work
closely with District/Sub-county health teams and health facilities to
establish community based structures that will create demand for HIV/AIDS care,
treatment, Nutrition, SMC, MNCH, malaria and PMTCT and TB/HIV services
·        
Supervise
Community Health Workers (CHWs) to conduct referrals, follow ups and other community
activities
·        
Coordinate
and monitor the referral system between the community and the Health facilities
Provide technical assistance to Community Health Workers (CHWs) and health
facilities to strengthen community-facility linkages aimed at improving patient
adherence, retention, self-management, and psychosocial services.
·        
Participate
in the selection, identification and training of Community Health Workers CHWs)
including Village Health Teams (VHTS), Mentor mothers and PLHIV networks
·        
Lead the
implementation of community mobilization approaches, documenting best practices
for
·        
community
engagement, linkages and HIV prevention at community level
·        
Work
with community M&E officers and health information officers to coordinate
monitoring of community linkage activities, conduct rountine community linkages
data at health facilities
·        
Work
with Sub-county health teams and health facilities to establish new and
strengthen existing
·        
community
treatment support groups to promote drug adherence, retention
·        
Prepare
a comprehensive monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as
per the work plan
·        
Compile
monthly and quarterly reports on community linkages in the Community Facility
districts
·        
Perform
any other duties assigned by the supervisor/Community Facility project
coordinator



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
Minimum
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or higher qualification in any of
the following disciplines; Public Health, Health Management, Development
Studies, Community Development, SWASA or other relevant field.
·        
Additional
Training Necessary: Experience in using any of the various aspects of the
behaviour change and communication (BCC) model would be desirable.
·        
Minimum
Experience and Exposure: Minimum 3 years working experience in community
health, preferably with USAID funded projects, community health service
delivery and experience at community level health systems in Uganda.
·        
Excellent
written and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
·        
Good
analytical skills and ability to support a cross section of frontline health
workers
·        
Advocacy
and Public Relations skills
·        
Other
Qualities/Attributes: Integrity, Emotional control, Confidentiality, Proactive,
Team player, Ability to work under mental and physical stress and Empathy.
How to Apply:
Only qualified
candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their
resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three
referees, two of which should be professional referees including their telephone
and email contacts.
N.B TASO staff,
former staff and clients must attach a signed recommendation letter from the
respective Center Program Manager.
All interested
Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save
all the relevant documents in one folder and forward online applications with
the relevant credentials to:
https://www.cognitoforms.com/TASO1/THEAIDSSUPPORTORGANISATIONTASO .
Please note that
only applications received online shall be considered
Deadline: 30th October 2019 at 11:59
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