Care and Support Officer

PATH, Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th January, 2016

Job Description

Specific duties include:

  • Strengthen the capacities of care providers and community agents of Katanga by giving technical support to activities related to care and support to PLHIV in clinical and community area.
  • Provide support to health care workers to correctly complete files care and support data collections tools;

Coordinate between local communities and supports structures of PLHIV according to the project by following tasks below :

  • Monitoring community-level care and support activities for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), including overseeing implementation of monthly group meetings of PLHIV self-help groups;
  • Strengthening links between health facilities and community-level entities to ensure provision of psychosocial support to PLHIV through self-help groups and home visits;
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with facilitators of self-help groups to provide a forum for them to share successes and discuss challenges.
  • Support development of strategies to improve referrals/counter-referrals of PLHIV between health facilities and community-based support groups;
  • Identify challenges and issues that can affect timely implementation of planned care and support activities to the National Care and Support Specialist, and propose corrective actions;
  • Coordinate with the project’s monitoring and evaluation team to ensure collection of care and support data and uploading of care and support data to required databases;
  • Submit monthly, quarterly and annual project activity reports as required by supervisors and help our operating partners of the project to submit their various reports in time ;
  • collaborate with other partners involved in control activities against HIV/AIDS (national programs and other partners)
  • Participate actively to office meetings and to those organized for the project or any other control activities against HIV/AIDS
  • Contributing to new business development efforts, as requested.

Required Skills

  • Advanced degree in medicine or public health or related field.
  • Must possess strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to maintain accurate records and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with and foster relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management skills and strong ability to prioritize.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multi-site, team-based structure
  • Proficient in working with computer software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in French required; English proficiency preferred

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience with measurement and evaluation of projects preferred in HIV Experience supporting data collection and monitoring and evaluation for health projects, particularly PEPFAR projects, is preferred

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