National Network of Positive Women Ethiopian’s (NNPWE) is a network of 23 associations of women living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. The overall goal of NNPWE is to mitigate the multi-sartorial effects of HIV/AIDS through greater and meaningful involvement of women living with HIV and their associations. As part of its capacity building program with a supports from MSH (Management science for Health) NNPWE is going to recruit project staffs for its 3 members associations found in the town mentioned below. NNPWE would like to invite potential candidates to apply for the following positions:
Position: MSG (Mother Support Group) Capacity Building Officer
Responsible to: Program Manager and Regional MSH MSG Coordinator
Duty Station: Bahir Dar, Mekele and Dessie
Required: One for each site (Bahir Dar 1, Mekele 1 and Dessie 1)
Duration of Contract: One year with possible extension
Closing Date: Nov 29, 2011
The MSG Capacity Building Officer is a member of the Regional Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Treatment Care and Support (CHAT CS) program team. Reporting to the Regional Care and Support Coordinator, s/he is expected to lead NNPWE’s efforts in CHAT CS to provide community based care and support services to HIV infected and affected individuals, families and communities; Develop and implement community and HC based MSGs services and train service providers in couples counseling, particularly at ANC clinics, GBV, home based care and human rights and conduct OR as needed in these areas. This position is expected to assist the program’s support to health facilities and communities to operationalize an effective continuum of care, including tracing of lost patients, case detection, ensuring linkages to appropriate services for HIV positives and their families and ART adherence
The potential candidates are expected to have:
• Knowledge of project concept and experience in the areas of HIV/AIDS
• Experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and Evaluation
• Report writing
• Identifying and taking advantage of opportunities and key entry points to mainstream gender.
• Interested to work with PLWHA
• Prepare regional work plans in conjunction with other CHAT CS team members
• Work with NNPWE local branches, to continue to provide community based and home based care to HIV+ patients and their families ensure referrals from community to HCs, receive referrals from HCs, and community awareness creation.
• Work closely with HEWs and community health promoters and report routine service data through CHMIS and HMIS and to use data for decision making.
• With technical guidance from Save the Children’s MSG Capacity Building Pdvisor, and in collaboration with other existing program partners, expand NNPWE’s existing network of MSGs and support community and HC based MSGs
• Ensure MSG mentors’ recruitment and training, develop and implement management tools for MSGs, and document their services through routine data collection and reporting.
• With technical guidance from Save the Children’s MSG Capacity Building Advisor,- make sure a standard MSG Coffee Ceremony schedule/timetable is available and in use at every health center with MSG
• Strengthen the referral network between the MSGs and the various HIV/AIDS care and treatment service within the facility, to other facilities and to different community resources.
• With technical guidance from Save the Children’s MSG Capacity Building Advisor, develop strategies to encourage mothers to Include their newborn infants in their respective sites strengthening the HIV Exposed Infants follow up and Early Infant Diagnosis and encourage mothers to participate in the program before and after delivery and make sure they continue being part of the program;
• Strengthen MSG mentors capacity to facilitate male partners involvement in the PMTCT program through the MSG activities
• With technical guidance from Save the Children’s MSG Capacity Building Advisor, develop strategies to ensure that the respective MSGs are supplied with the necessary job aids and materials such as registry log books, IEC/BCC materials, stationeries, etc on a timely manner;
• Ensure that the mentor mothers’ monthly transport allowance and coffee ceremony payment is made on a timely basis;
• Document best practices, success stories and lessons learned in the targeted sites on quarterly basis;
• Helping strengthen the referral network between the MSGs and the various HIV/AIDS care and treatment, service within the facility; to other facilities and the community.
• With technical guidance from Save the Children’s MSG Capacity Building Advisor, monitor and ensure that the respective MSGs are fully functional and their activities meet the quality standards and are actually benefiting the mothers and infants.
• Provide training and supervision to NNPWE community volunteers a other service providers.
• Participate in Operational Research related to the above areas.
• Support/ facilitate the Woreda Health network quarterly meetings led by the Woreda health office
• Support/ facilitate the Health centre referral network quarterly meetings led by the HEW supervisor
• Provide continuous technical assistance, coaching, mentoring to NNPWE care and support mentors embedded in NNPWE network offices
• Assists Woreda Health office to develop and execute a care and support work plan which includes all Woreda Health network work partners
• Conduct quarterly supportive supervision to each Woreda NNPWE net work members and MSG at HC and provide onsite feedback to the mother mentors in filling the gaps identified during the mentoring process.
• Submit monthly/quarterly and other reports as requested under CHAT CS program
• Participate and articulate referral network matters in catchment area review meetings.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional Care and Support Coordinator, SC/US and NNPWE Program Manager
• BA in Sociology, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing or other related Social Science field of studies
• Minimum two year experience in HIV related programs (especially Prevention of Vertical Transmission) in NGO
• Experience on Community approaches is advantageous
• Computer Literate, and good command of the English Language
Competent candidates can send! submit their applications referring the position & town they want to apply for with, their CVs and copies of non returnable credentials starting from the date of Nov 22/11 until Nov 29/20 11 to
National Network of Positive Women
P.O. Box: 1270 code 1250
Competent Women applicants are Highly encouraged to apply.