The UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) in Malawi provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response on a national level, scaling up rights-based HIV services for all, focusing on underserved populations including key populations, women and girls, people living with HIV and locations most at risk. The UCO also works to ensure that equitable financing for the HIV response and broader health systems is available. It further promotes effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic and its trends, and to measure progress and sustainable impact of the response. It strengthens the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights strategies and mechanisms, and provides support and technical guidance as necessary to national partners and policymakers.
Collaborating with community members, in a way that will identify barriers and enablers to accessing and utilizing HIV services, is pivotal to the national response to HIV and ensures programming is tailor made to respond to the bottlenecks pulling back program progressive efforts. In this context, UCO Malawi has been managing the CDC/PEPFAR Community Led Monitoring (CLM) grant since 2020. CLM provides the structure and mechanism through which community data can have a sustainable impact on service quality.
The general aim of the CDC/PEPFAR-supported CLM in Malawi is to expand community monitoring for social accountability and improved access to HIV services, in 6 priority districts and 33 health and community facilities, achievable through the following objectives:
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the direct supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director, the Programme Manager, Community Led Monitoring performs the following functions:
Managing relationships, partnerships, policy, and advocacy efforts:
Coordinating monitoring and evaluation activities of the projects/initiatives under his/her portfolio:
Facilitating knowledge management and sharing: