In October 2011 PSI Lesotho launched the Testing and Referral Gateway for Enhanced Sustainability (TARGET) Project funded by Centre for Disease Control (CDC). This project contributed directly to Lesotho’s National Multi-Sectoral HIV Prevention Strategy, by reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho by deploying evidenced-based sexual and biomedical prevention programs. TARGET used innovative strategies to provide confidential, community HIV testing and counselling services (HTS). TARGET came to an end on 31 March 2017. Under the same scope of work, with emphasis on case identification, linkages to care and treatment and index testing model, PSI under new project “CID-LINK” will continue with the same mission.
Under the new project “CID-LINK”, the incumbent will offer high quality HIV Testing Services (HTS) to the Lesotho public according to established counseling protocols, policies and guidelines. This position is based in the 5 PEPFAR supported districts and reports to Senior Counselor with dotted line to HTS Coordinator.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide HIV testing and Counseling sessions as per counseling protocols and guidelines.
Provide supportive counseling to HIV positive clients
Assist clients in the selection of appropriate community support through referrals
Data entry of confidential client information
Conduct client satisfaction surveys, as
requested by Senior Counselors
Take part in community ARV initiation during outreaches and at the site
Liaise with Referrals Department to ensure that all positive clients identified are linked to care and treatment
Mobilize communities in collaboration with other stake holders to support community outreach activities
Participate in the QA assessment as required
by the national standards
Ensure standardized disposal procedures are maintained at all times
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
Degree in Health Sciences, Psychology, Counseling or related discipline with two years’ experience in HTS or 8 months HTS experience within PSI/Lesotho
Ability to perform according to PSI Prime competencies
Knowledge of reproductive health issues, particularly HIV/AIDS
Knowledge of the Lesotho health and social services sector
Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours, as required by scheduling
Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and compassionately with a diverse range of Strong interpersonal skills, to include fluency in English and Sesotho
Personal commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should send by email cover letter, resume/curricula vitae (CV), list of 3-5 professional references (with contact information, supervisory references preferred), and scanned copy of all academic degrees to [email protected] Only email submissions will
be accepted. While all application submissions will be reviewed and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The application submission deadline is 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday, 22nd February 2019.