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.
The primary purpose of this position is to work with HTS Program to ensure that clients, after testing and knowing their HIV status, are linked with relevant posttest services. The secondary role of this position is to compile and report on referral activities.
This job reports to Senior Referral Coordinator
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Work with DHMTS to establish best referral strategies for the district.
Identify posttest services available in each district, the kind of services they provide and develop referral directory to be used by counselors.
Make regular follow ups with posttest service providers to accurately and consistently track clients
Develop and maintain a referral tracking system that links PSI services especially positive clients to care and support
Link PLHIV to care and treatment in the district
Ensure that referral boxes are correctly placed and referrals slips are collected in all clinic in the district
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Liaises with relevant network partners to build harmonious relation and joined decision making:
Hold mini training for clinical staff on PSI
referral boxes whenever necessary
Ensure that Health facilities get referral collection reports at least quarterly
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
Degree in Social Science, Health Sciences or similar essential.
At least 3 years demonstrated management of data experience is essential
Ability to work effectively in partnership with a variety of audiences and organizations essential
Fluency in spoken and written English and Sesotho essential
NGO experience essential, INGO experience preferred
Knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office essential
Driver’s license essential
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent organizational and time management skills required to meet deadlines
Excellent writing skills essential
Excellent presentation skills essential
Project management experience essential
Excellent interpersonal communication skills essential
Practical Experience on Linkages of Clients to HIV services
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.