Common Vision For Development Association; Position : Community Engagement Facilitator for HIV Care & Treatment; Location : Addis Ababa; Education : BSc Degree in Health Science; Deadline : March 30, 2021

Job Description:

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement

DISTINCT FUTURE OF CVDA

CVDA has been re-registered and licensed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice, Charities and Societies Agency, on November 30, 2009 as an Ethiopian Residents charity in accordance with the Charities and Societies proclamation No. 621/2009 with registration No. 0588. As per 1113/2019 proclamation also re-registered on July 30, 2019.

CVDA has permission to work at the national level however so far operates marginal parts of Benshangule Gumuz Region,  Sidama region (Hawassa, Boricha, Dara, Dara Olticho, Bilate zuria, Derara, Hawassa Zuriya, Yirgalem, , Yergachefe, Aletawondo, Wondo Genet, Chuko & Boricha )  SNNPR Gedio zone ( Dilla, Bule, and Gedeb)  Gurage zone( Gumer and Cheha)  Silite zone (MirabAzernet & Alicho)    Oromia Region West Showa Zone(Muger), Borena Zone (Hageremaireyam, Yabello & Moyale), Guji Zone( Adola, Shakiso & Borena Negele), West Arsi Zone (Shashemene, Arsi Negele, Adaba, Nensebo, Kokosa, Shala, Siraro, and Kore woredas) Afar Region;  Zone 5; Delifage, Dewe, Telalek, Hadele Ele and Sumu Robi  Zone 3; Gewane and Gelalo  and City Government of Addis Ababa; Gulele and Kolfe Keraniyo sub city.

It is member of Consortium of Reproductive Health Association (CORHA), Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Association (UEWCA), Ethiopian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative/EEITI/, Ethiopia Civil Society Coalition for Scaling up Nutrition/ECSC-SUN/ and Afar Region Health Partner Forum.

The following are CVDA’s vision, mission, goals, principles and values:

Vision

CVDA’s vision is to see where poverty is alleviated sustainably with favorable living environment in Ethiopia.

Mission

CVDA’s mission is to work with & for the poor community with priority attention for children and women towards alleviating socio-economic problem, food insecurity, reducing unemployment, enhancing productivity, promoting health care, quality education & environment conservation at  various level for sustainable development.

Goal

To contribute to the endeavors of poverty alleviation through its integrated community based development program in different regions of the country.

Principles and values

  • Integrity: Upholding the principles of honesty, responsibility, setting good example and maintaining the highest ethical standard possible,
  • Courage of conviction: This is a basis of our pledge to fight against poverty and hunger. Therefore, CVDA’s shall always take side with the poorest and disadvantaged groups and help them bring about positive changes in their life.
  • Accountability: This espouses CVDA’s ongoing commitment to account for its actions and to respond periodically to questions concerning its activities or answerability to those who will be affected by our decisions or actions.
  • Transparency: This requires CVDA to take decisions and implement them in a manner that follows rules and regulations. Moreover, we shall provide our key stakeholders with reliable, relevant and timely information on matters that concern them.
  • Impartiality and equity: This implies providing equal opportunity to all.

Principles

  • Believe in the view that results can be achieved if the process is sound and suitable.
  • Be frank, transparent, and trust-worthy and build and develop team spirit within the organization and with partners.

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

1, Reproductive and Primary Health Program

2. Water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Program

3. Food Security, Livelihood Diversification and Natural Resource Conservation Program

4, Education Program

5, Emergency and Relief Program

Key ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CVDA has successfully implemented different food security, environmental conservation, income generating and HIV/AIDS project in collaboration with different stakeholders.  On environment conservation activity;  highly degraded land rehabilitated through soil and water conservation measure, area enclosure, vetiver grass and indigenous tree plantation, gabion established, stone and soil bund established, conservation agriculture  introduced, biogas   technology introduced and established, fuel wood saving stove established at HH level, spring water developed, washing stand,   shower established.

Food security and Income of target group improved through beekeeping, poultry farm, fruit tree plantation/ apple, mango and orange plantation/, vegetable garden, false banana plantation, vetiver grass bank. Other group established group and individual business such as hair dressing, tea room, sugar and edible oil distribution, dairy farm, stone production, shower room   and etc. On HIV prevention, care and support program target group and large community awareness raised on HIV prevention and living with HIV,  counseling service, economic strengthen and improving balance diet intake, engaging in income generating activities, access for clinical service through referral linkage.

Food security and Income of target group improved through beekeeping, poultry farm, fruit tree plantation/ apple, mango and orange plantation/, vegetable garden, false banana plantation, vetiver grass bank. Other group established group and individual business such as hair dressing, tea room, sugar and edible oil distribution, dairy farm, stone production, shower room   and etc. On HIV prevention, care and support program target group and large community awareness raised on HIV prevention and living with HIV,  counseling service, economic strengthen and improving balance diet intake, engaging in income generating activities, access for clinical service through referral linkage.

Over all over 48 projects were implemented in different region and woredas since its establishment. In 2020/21 it has involved about 1764 volunteers and it has 74 full time staffs.

Description of the Vacancy

Common Vision for Development Association (CVDA) is a partner with Mary Joy Ethiopia in Sidam region and SNNPR  to implement the USAID Family focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services Sidam region and SNNPR.

The main purpose is to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to achieve 95 percent of individuals living with HIV know their status, 95 percent of persons living with HIV to initiate antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of antiretroviral therapy clients achieve viral load suppression by 2020/21. HIV mitigation services for vulnerable children will focus on case discovery and linkage to HIV treatment among undiagnosed children living with HIV, on achieving better health outcomes through HIV viral load suppression and establishing interpersonal, family and community norms to achieve HIV and violence prevention (9 to 14-year-old children).

Duration of employment: form date of employment up to September 30, 2021 with high possibility of  extension based on performance and availability of fund.

Reports to: HIV Service specialist

Number of position: 1

Major duty & responsibility for Position : 

  • Facilitate linkage between Community to Health facility and vice versa putting the need and choice of the clients and their families at the center of the required care for linkage (CommCare application will be introduced to enhance referral and linkage service  es)
  • Case management for PLHIV in the community including recording and reporting using paper based system which later migrate to CommCare application
  • Build capacity of SSWs and CRPs (volunteers) through providing trainings, mentoring and supportive supervision
  • Build capacity of community structures (Community Committee (CCs) & Community Care Coalition(CCCs) ) by providing hands on support in planning, implementing and reviewing Community based HIV related activities such as identifying beneficiaries for community based support for linkage to relevant services.
  • Recording and reporting of community services: will record and report community based care and support activities including electronically through introduction of CommCare application.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Facilitate CHCT’s engagement at community level,
    • Engage community members in planning, implementing and reviewing community related activities including linking with the Health Extension Program
    • Work with Health facilities in linking clients to other social services in the community such as psychosocial and economic support (counseling, IGAs …)
  • Identify cases that are going to be referred to community from health facility together with the health facility provider or case managercollaborate with health facility level case managers in identifying stable and unstable clients
  • Ensure linkage of clients refer from community to health facility
  • Provide community based case management for stable and unstable patients in consultation with the ART centers together with CRPs
    • Support follow up of clients at community level on appointment spacing
    • Participate in community based service delivery model as per the MoH’s future guidance to differentiate care to clients need and preference
    • Facilitate/Provide community based care and support for non-stable patients to lesson burden to health facilities and clients
    • Assist CRPs in screening of TB, STI, Mental health and other OIs based on the need for such support
  • provide technical assistance to Case managers, Social serice workers and Community resource persons
    • Training of  Case managers and CRPs to get them acquainted with task below for Social service workers
    • Mentoring and supervising CRPs  and case managers to get them acquainted with task below for CRPs
    • Review and improve of activities of CRPs
  • Provide technical assistance to (CCs) and (CCCs)
    • Be part of the CCs/CCCs and provide technical assistance in their routine tasks
    • Participate in beneficiary identification including assessments of Households for economic vulnerability and food security
    • Ensure volunteers are involved in a meaningful way as per the guidance of CC/CCCs
  • Conduct index case testing at community level
    • Receive list of families of index cases and apply risk assessment for testing
    • Identify sextual networks of index cases in confidential and systematic manner
    • Counsel high risk family members for testing and refer for health facility
    • Conduct assisted partner notification and do community based testing based on clients’ preference.
    • Facilitate self test
  • Use and implement comCare app/mobile app for referral and linkage and case management
  • Oversee implementation of CHCT  in relevant community based activities including stigma reduction, Gender equality, women empowermentthat contribute to improve targeted testing and quality of HIV care and treatment

Working conditions

The position holder is expected to work  during weekends and after hour to provide client friendly services in the community. The position requires to work with multiple actors in health facilities and communities. The task requires closely working with the case managers in ART centers and volunteers (CRPs) in the community as well as community structures such as CCs/CCCs and other social service providers.

Job Requirements:
Qualifications

  • BSC in health science Minimum of 5years’ experience in providing HIV treatment, Testing and Counseling Services.

Experience and Technical Skills 

  • Specialized knowledge: Training in Adherence Counseling, Couple Counseling and Community HIV counseling.
  • Up to date with latest developments in HIV Differentiated Service Delivery Models.
  • Experience on previous CHCT and CVC programs highly preferable
  • Ability to coordinate and support volunteers working in the community
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and support others in their work.
How To Apply:
Application procedure: through email: elsabetzewdu@cvda-ethiopia.org CC zalemenesh@yahoo.com Write on subject of the email; position & also attach summary sheet

Application form

Registration place: submit summary of your profile as per format below, copy of application letter, C.V stating 3 work related reference & minimum salary expectation and other confidential: Head office;   Bekele Eshte Tower, which is along Torhailoch Total road 5th floor, Room No.504  For further information contact 0113691051

You can deliver in had or submit through email.

Format for Summary sheet of Application: Please fill this form and attach when you apply.

Deadline: 03.30.2021
Location: Addis Ababa
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