Zonal Project Officer

Zonal Project Officer Job Title:                       Zonal Project Officer Reports To (Title):        Regional Director Location:                       Bahir Dar  POSITION SUMMARY: The Zonal project officer for support of Zones/Town HOs will provide technical assistance to the selected Zones/Woredas/ Towns/sub city HOs to enable them implement high-quality comprehensive HIV case identification, Prevention, care and treatment services. S/he will follow up the planning and updating the execution of planned activities of the selected Zones/ Towns/sub city HOs through direct and virtual support. S/he will support with a focus on meeting the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals throughout the COP 20 period. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: ·         Under the supervision of ICAP regional Director, the Zonal project officer will have the following duties and responsibilities: Support Zones/ woreda/ Towns HOs in capacity building, implementation support and monitoring of optimized case identification, HIV prevention, ART optimization, adherence support and viral load monitoring. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Provide spaced out (Periodic) supervision/mentoring and support to the facility staff to improve case identification, new initiatives, linkage, ART initiation and VLM. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Ensure documentation at each of SDP providing P & FB ICT/KP-FS/SNS/Targeted HIV testing using HRST. Support Zones/Towns HOs to ensure the implementation of KP-QSC and U=U service activities. Support Zones/ Towns HOs to Ensure optimal linkage of all identified positives including Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) for early ART initiation and enhanced counselling to improve adherence & retention as per the SOP. ·         Support Zones/Towns HOs to Ensure availability of SOP/GL/PST/M & E tools, provide orientation, and monitor its use. ·         Support Zones/Towns HOs to Ensure HFs assignment of trained HCWs for provision of P & FB ICT, KP/SNS ART service and viral load monitoring services. ·         Support Zones/Towns HOs to Ensure the provision of HIV prevention service activities such as PrEP, GVB and U=U. ·         Support Zones/Towns HOs to Strengthen ASM for DSD, support HFs initiation and integration of mental health screening service and management to ART care. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Support the site on TLD roll out and optimization of ART for children. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Support implementation of TPT as per the GL in the region. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Improve quality of care for adolescents on ART through adolescent friendly services. ·         Support Zones/Towns HOs to follow and support facilities on the demand creation for cervical cancer screening, provision and scale up of Cervical cancer screening and management services. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Strengthen timely VL monitoring and improved result management. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Ensure weekly monitoring of all high viral load results. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Support high load sites to establish viremia clinics and extended hours service to improve RVLM the provision of Enhanced Adherence Counseling (EAC) services. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Follow and support facility level MDT for provision of P & FB ICT/KP-FS/SNS/Targeted HIV testing using HRST /Early ART/Intensive VLM services at regular and extended hours as per the SOP and GL. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Ensure the HF supports and monitors implementation of P & FB ICT/KP/SNS/ Tracing of LTFU activities. Support Zones/Towns HOs to ensure HF level weekly PR on progress of case identification, linkage, early ART initiation, retention, VLM and viral suppression and re-suppression. Support Zones/towns in the initiation and scaling-up of new initiatives including HPV-DNA PCR for cervical cancer screening and Urine- LAM tests for TB diagnosis. Support Zones/Towns HOs to Submit weekly/monthly reports to higher level on time. Job Requirements REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE ·         HO/BSc Nurse; an additional degree in public health is an asset. ·         2-5 years’ work experience working on HIV/AIDS care and treatment. ·         Experience as Clinical Mentor is highly preferred. ·         Ability to establish and maintain teamwork. ·         Basic computer knowledge (MS office Plus). ·         Proficiency in written and spoken English

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