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  • Posted: Aug 15, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 29, 2022
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  • Vision. The work of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) at Georgetown University results in a world in which all countries assure conditions for achieving health equity. Mission. CGHPI serves countries to sustainably improve their population’s health and wellbeing and safeguard against health-related threats by advancing use of evidence through human-centered enterprise architecture for achievement of equity and social justice.
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    Specialist, HTS and linkage

    Job Overview

    • The HTS and linkage specialist will work with thematic lead to provide optimum HTS services and strengthen linkage to ART and other prevention services.
    • S/he will be responsible for strategizing on case identification, treatment initiation, and retention for improved patient outcomes.
    • S/he will work with health facilities communities and other state actors to strengthen HTS testing services and linkage within the assigned location

    Work Interactions and conditions:

    • HTS and linkage Specialist will work closely with the M&E officer, clinical care, and community care teams and with other CGHPI program implementation teams based in the state.
    • This job requires data review and analysis with high expectations for timeliness and Accuracy.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead the coordination of community and facility-based HTS for targeted populations in the assigned state
    • Establish and Strengthen referral linkages between community and facility-based HTS, GBV, and PrEP
    • Collaborate with state reference laboratories to strengthen proficiency testing and other diagnostic quality assurance
    • Ensure HIV testing is provided to priority populations according to the national HIV testing protocols and guidelines
    • Develop and implement strategies to improve HTS services with other actors
    • Collaborate and lead evidence-based surge HTS services
    • Participate in the development of M&E prevention tools relating to HIV testing at facilities and communities
    • Coordinate mapping of community and facility services including SPOKE, PMTCT site, and the development of referral directories
    • Work to coordinate training for providers on HTS, PNS, IPV, adherence counseling, and behavioral change
    • Ensure that monthly program activity reports are produced and submitted timely for data triangulation with the M&E unit on the project
    • Strengthen good working relationship with other implementing partners and stakeholders
    • Work to ensure HIV testing is provided to priority populations according to the national HIV testing protocols and guidelines
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the team lead.

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Health Sciences or related health, Medical or Social Sciences; Master’s in Public Health preferred.
    • Experience: 3+ years of experience in design and implementation of HIV testing services for community and health facilities under PEPFAR/USAID supported programs
    • Specialized knowledge: Certificate in HTS algorithm, PITC, VTC, etc.; Knowledgeable in facility and community-based HTS including index testing, HIV self-testing, and recency testing including driving SURGE level access to HTS services
    • Skills: Proficient in excel, word processing. Strong written and oral communications skills, ability to interpret epidemiological and public health data
    • Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: the ability to build and maintain relations with multiple stakeholders, strong work ethic, decisiveness, and personal integrity

    Mode of Evaluation:

    • Monthly activity program report
    • Site activity report
    • Training report
    • Concept paper for innovation on prevention services

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: kd.cghpi@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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