HIVSA: Community Services and Linkage Manager

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HIVSA is a not for profit company which was established in 2002 with a full time staff compliment of over 100 members and is a strategic partner of the Gauteng Provincial Departments of Health and Social Development. HIVSA empowers individuals, community workers and organisations by developing their capacity and resilience to effectively address socio-economic and health issues in the context of high HIV and AIDS burden with the ultimate vision of creating an HIV free generation.

HIVSA seeks to recruit a Community Services and Linkage Manager to be based in Gauteng.

Salary: R40 000 to R60 000 monthly, cost to company and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

The purpose of the Community Services and Linkage Manager is to lead technical expert for integration of community and clinical service delivery with a focus on improving results towards “90-90-90”. This includes coordination, strengthening linkages and mainstreaming health services in programme interventions. Spearhead establishment and strengthening of bi-directional referral systems to improve health/HIV service delivery. Strengthen implementation of comprehensive, HIV-inclusive case management with a focus on improving paediatric HIV case identification; strengthening HIV prevention focus, linkage to HTS, care, and treatment; retention among both children and their caregivers; and violence prevention and response.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of nurses and for coordinating and networking with Care and Treatment partners, District Support partners, clinics and health facilities and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to unlock opportunities for case finding and linkages to treatment and care services for OVC&Y that are living with HIV. The CSLM and his/her team will robustly mainstream HIV Testing Services (HTS), Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Post Violence Care services in programme activities
  • Support the formulation and implementation of strategies to find children and OVC&Y that are HIV positive (identify at least 20% HIV positives in the target population)
  • Provide leadership to the development and implementation of a technical strategy for mainstreaming health aspects/services (such as HTS, SRHR, GBV, Post Violence Care, VMMC) in programme activities to maximize outputs and outcomes
  • Provide leadership to the development and implementation of quality improvement activities towards realisation of 90,90,90 targets by addressing bi-directional referral and linkage gaps
  • Ensure strategic partnerships are maintained and supported. These include DOH, DSD, WBOTs and ISHP, to support implementation of programme activities
  • The CSLM will be required to drive self and in some cases, fellow team members, to sites and meetings using HIVSA fleet
  • Work closely with the monitoring and evaluation department, assess programme activities and data in order to improve outputs on an ongoing basis using agreed programme indicators
  • Support various MERL programme requirements. This will also require the Project Manager to champion implementation of Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS), Quality Improvement (QI) and Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) activities at site level
  • Compile monthly / quarterly programme reports
  • Monitoring income and expenditure according to budget allocations

Requirements:

  • Degree in Nursing, Social Sciences or Public Health (with a focus on HIV care and support, Maternal Health, Child Health, Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases, Community Health)
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a technical advisory role for large-scale family, community-based programmes, improving the wellbeing of OVCA and HIV prevention among AGYW
  • Demonstrated role in strengthening coordination and linkages between clinical and community stakeholders, health and social service workforces, and operationalising integrated service delivery models
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organisational skills in English
  • Understanding and experience of working with community based organisations
  • Ability to manage time, problem solve, work under pressure and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to speak a minimum of two African languages, especially Zulu and Sotho
  • Flexibility to sometimes work after hours and some weekend days
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV with three contactable referees to: The HR Manager, HIVSA, P O Box 3869, Southgate, 2082, e-mail:  [email protected] or fax: 086 244 5444.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more about HIVSA, refer to www.hivsa.com

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