Position: Care & Support Officer (HIV/TB)
Report to: JDF- SMILE Program Manager
Jireh Doo Foundation is a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization established in 2003 and registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2008 with presence in Benue and Nasarawa States. Our interventions cut across 13 LGAs in Benue State. Our interventions are targeted at bettering the lives of under privileged groups such as Orphans and vulnerable children, Single Parents and their Children, and other vulnerable groups.
The purpose of this position is to provide technical guidance and ensure the implementation of technical program activities for community based HIV Care and Support in the SMILE Program at the CSO level. S/he will collaborate closely with the SMILE HIV Prevention, Care & Support Specialist to roll out and implement an integrated and holistic community based response to HIV/AIDS towards scaling up access to HIV prevention and care services for vulnerable children and their caregivers.
The Care and Support Officer (HIV/TB) will be responsible for working closely with the SMILE Prevention, Care & Support specialist to achieve the strategic objectives of the program – focusing primarily on HIV prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition. S/he will assist in strengthening the capacity of community volunteers and PMT in community based HIV response in line with operational strategies for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.
S/he will provide technical and programmatic support primarily in the areas of HIV prevention, Community based HIV Care & Support for project beneficiaries affected by AIDS. S/he will be responsible for implementing strategies designed to strengthen the linkages between the community based care activities and health facilities providing HIV care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care. S/he will also support in the area of HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for HIV counselling and testing, HIV/TB care and support, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities. In addition, S/he will support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviors, HIV transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on adolescent girls and young female caregivers.
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