Care and Treatment Officer job at African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA)

African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA)

Care and Treatment Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 December 2021

Hiring Organization: African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA)

Job Details:

Reports: Director Technical Services (Technically); and Administratively to the
Technical Manager
Location: Any of the district offices

Institutional Background

The African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) is a network of clinicians and social scientists with a mission to improve the quality of health care services for women, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in Africa. ANECCA is a registered NGO in Uganda with strong collaboration with the Ministry of Health, District Local Government, and other related institutions.
ANECCA is implementing the USAID Local Partner Health Services – Karamoja Activity, purposely to Support the public health sector to increase the availability, accessibility and utilization of quality integrated HIV and TB services in the Karamoja-region in Eastern Uganda. We are thus seeking applications for qualified individuals for the position of Health Informatics Officer to be based at the Moroto office.

Job Purpose: The Clinician will work with and support respective health facility teams in at all supported sites to enroll all newly identified exposed infants and HIV positive clients (children, adolescents, mothers and family members) in care and on ART, and to provide high quality HIV Care and treatment services along the care continuum as per the revised national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment through ongoing patient clinical assessments and management, data reviews and reporting, and applying quality improvement approaches to close existing service quality gaps. The incumbent will also be the project’s program liaison person in one assigned district.

Job Specifications:
The job holder will:
• Participate in day-to-day running of the HIV/AIDS clinics at supported health facilities including daily enrollment of all newly identified HIV positive infants, children, adolescents and adults.
• Work with health facility staff and project seconded staff or volunteers to strengthen targeted HIV eligibility screening at all facility entry points and testing children, adolescents and adults eligible for the HIV test.
• Daily review of all HTS services data tools both at facility and from outreaches to track all new HIV positive clients in collaboration with community linkages structures and ensure their enrollment into care and on ART to completion.
• Support implementation of the Differentiated Service delivery models for HIV Care and treatment in the districts/health facilities under his/her jurisdiction
• Lead in routine assessment and identification of capacity building and service delivery needs for ensuring quality services across the continuum of the HIV response
• Participate in capacity enhancement activities including organizing tailored site mentorships to address performance and quality gaps, in accordance with project, cluster and district-specific weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
• Participate in support supervision, mentoring and coaching activities using the Quality Improvement approach in line with the national quality improvement framework
• Closely work with the facility, district and project MEL teams to ensure that weekly, monthly and quarterly results are reported as per MoH, project and donor reporting guidelines, including ensuring quality of HIV data
• Ensure the project’s, facility’s and district’s HIV/AIDS support for activities is wellcoordinated and demonstrate results towards set targets.
• In collaboration with supported facility and district staff monitor and support attainment of HIV Care enrolment, Care & Treatment Performance targets for infants, children, adolescents and adults as per the national guidelines.
• Work with other facility, district and project staff to plan and implement quality improvement activities to improve HIV testing outputs, enrollment into care and on ART, clinical and laboratory services monitoring aimed at improved delivery of highquality HIV continuum of services for infants, children, adolescents and adults.
• Support facilities in targeted districts in forecasting, quantifying and requisitioning adequate commodities to support the HIV care and treatment continuum including ARVs, HIV test kits, viral load kits and opportunistic infections (O. Is) management medicines.
• Participate in performance review mechanisms at regional, cluster, district and facility level
• Participate in activities under other program areas as will be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Experience and desired attributes:
• A Diploma in Clinical Medicine with experience in clinical services delivery
• Additional training in HIV/AIDS clinical management
• Knowledge in HIV/AIDS clinical management, including the current national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
• Experience with district led programming.
• At least 2 years’ experience in managing HIV/AIDS services in clinical settings.
• Willingness to work in rural settings.

Application procedure

All interested persons are requested to apply by sending detailed applications with most recent resumes and references to Esther Namwase email: not later than 5:00pm 9th December 2021.

Date Posted: 2021-11-29