Jobs in Uganda - 2 Linkage and Referral Supervisors jobs at Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM)

Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM)

2 Linkage and Referral Supervisors job Posts

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 02

Deadline: 02 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM)

Job Details:

Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM) is a Faith and Community-based organization providing holistic care to extremely vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS. ROM holistically focuses on the body, mind, family and community wellbeing.

In partnership with World Education Initiative/Bantwana, we are implementing the USAID Integrated Child and Youth Development Activity (ICYD) in Kampala District. The Activity aims to ensure Uganda’s children and youth, especially girls and the most vulnerable, are well prepared to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The activity will support interventions that lead to three outcomes:
1. Children have improved learning outcomes.
2. Children are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments.
3. Youth practice positive behaviours and make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.

We are therefore looking for motivated and competent individuals to join our amazing team and fill the following vacancies.
Job Title: Linkage and Referral Supervisor (2)
Reports to: Case Management Technical Officer through the Division Coordinator.
Directly supervises: Linkage facilitators
Location: All Divisions

Job summary
The Facility Linkage Supervisor will be responsible for working with high volume health facilities and community structures to contribute to improved linkages along the continuum of care and improved retention of all children living with HIV and Adolescents living with HIV at supported high volume health facilities in Kampala. S/he will coordinate activities to support intra/inter-facility linkages and facility–community linkages and other USAID Implementing Partners (IPs).

Responsibilities and Duties
• Coordinate linkages to care for Children Living with HIV and Adolescents Living with HIV at supported facilities and other community support services as well as organizing inter-facility viral load meetings.
• Promote real-time follow-up for all Children Living with HIV and Adolescents Living with HIV with missed appointments and those eligible for ART initiation to ensure continuity of treatment and avoid treatment interruptions.
• Identify eligible CLHIVs, ALHIV, HIV exposed Infants (HEI) and children of non-suppressed caregivers and refer them for assessment and enrollment onto USAID ICYD Activity.
• Work with facility-based linkage facilitators, health facility in-charges, ART in charges and other staff to document and update all relevant registers and CLHIV/ALHIV client files.
• Organize facility-based case conferences and strategies to ensure viral load suppression among CLHIV/ALHIVs and data management systems.
• Support Young Adolescent Peer Support activities (YAPs) with the YAPs facilitators in the supported health facilities.
• Submit weekly and monthly data reports to the case manager through the Division Coordinator.
• Work with the health workers to conduct home-based index contact tracing for HTS and referral for ART initiation.
• Support and observe the safeguarding culture of ROM, regularly documenting and reporting identified and potential safeguarding issues; 5 Ensuring health, safety, and security in your area of operation, as you promote the vision, mission and the values of Reach Out Mbuya.
• Any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies.
• Postgraduate training and experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and previous work with PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage.
• At least 3 years' experience in HIV and TB screening, counseling, testing and linkage services in a busy clinical setting.
• Understanding of the importance of the universal test and treat (UTT) policy, notably linkage to care and retention of clients in care.
• Training in Differentiated Service delivery models (DSDM)
• Extensive experience with client tracking (via telephone and in-person through home visits and technical Knowledge of HIV/AIDS strategies including the UNAIDs 95, 95 95 HIV Cascade.
• Demonstrable teamwork, strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are key.
• S/he should have computer skills including MS Word and Excel.

Application procedure

Send a cover letter and CV/resume with 3 professional referees as one document to Email: not later than 2nd November 2021, at 5:00 PM (EAT). Include title of Job in the email subject line. Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the title as instructed, your application will not be considered. Both Cover letter and CV must not exceed 4 pages and should be saved as one PDF document. No need of attaching other documents at this level.
Please note:
1. ROM is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Any form of lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
4. Applications beyond the deadline will not be considered.

Date Posted: 2021-10-27




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