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Community Engagement Facilitators – Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA)

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Community Engagement Facilitators – Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA), October 7 2022
Organization: Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA)
Position: Community Engagement Facilitators
Deadline: 10.10.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: based on organizational scale
Location: Addis Ababa

Job Description:

Internal and External Vacancy announcement

Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA) is an indigenous National Non-governmental, Non-political and not for profit humanitarian organization working in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention, care treatment and support services.  MENA is now in the process of recruiting employees for its USAID MULU KP Activity sub granted from PSI/Ethiopia to be implemented in Addis Ababa; thus, invites competent candidates to apply on the following vacant post:

Job Summary

Community Engagement Facilitators will act as linkage officer between the HFs they are assigned to and their community organization. Community Engagement Facilitator will support HIV testing activities in the community to identify new HIV cases and ensure that C&ALHIV access the services they need so they can adhere and achieve VL suppression. You will work in close collaboration with HIV service providers in HFs (PMTCT, ART, VCT, and Case Manager).

Specific Functions and Responsibilities

  • Conduct community-based HIV testing based on clients’ preference
  • Collect the index case families of biological children, lost follow up and viral load count line list.
  • Conduct assisted HIV self-test for eligible clients at community.
  • Facilitate referral linkage from community to health facility and vice versa for ICT case management for PLHIV in the community including recording and reporting using paper-based system which later migrates to Comm Care application.
  • Build capacity of community resource persons/CRPs (volunteers) through providing trainings, mentoring and close follow up
  • Coordinate community stakeholders for effective communication on client’s referral and other services.
  • Trace lost follow ups
  • Facilitate community -facility linkage/referral
  • Enter timely data to CommCare
  • Perform other tasks assigned to him/her by MENA AA , TA partner and MENA Prime.
  • Monitor test kit availability during each visit to each HF with the HIV Surveillance Officer and notify the HIV Service Specialist when the number of test kits is low or there is a stock out in a particular HF.
  • Coordinate with the CRP, Case workers ART focal person and the Case Manager in the HF the line listing of children and siblings of HIV index cases for testing purposes.
  • Coordinate HIV testing activities for ART beneficiaries with VCT staff and the Family Health Team (Health Extension Workers) in HFs, as well as with community HIV testing partners, including HIV-assisted self-testing activities.
  • Monitor SSWs’ documentation of HIV risk screening and HTS referrals in the HIV Case Finding Register and provide weekly performance feedback to them.
  • Keep a monthly calendar of appointments in the HF for ART beneficiaries (ART consultation, medication pick up and VL testing), and share the calendar with Peer Mentors so they can remind caregivers about these appointments.
  • Follow-up with HIV service providers within the HF provider to confirm that ART beneficiaries kept their appointment. Communicate any missed appointments to the Peer Mentor immediately (within a week) for quick follow up.
  • Coordinate with ART focal points the line listing of ART beneficiaries for viral load testing.
  • Monitor VL test results for ART beneficiaries. Communicate high VL test results to the Peer Mentor for more intensive adherence counseling.
  • Ensure that Peer Mentors provide appropriate ART adherence counseling to C&ALHIV at risk of defaulting treatment.
  • Monitor the documentation of adherence support activities in the Community Adherence Register and provide weekly performance feedback to Peer Mentors.
  • Line list C&ALHIV LTFU and coordinate tracing activities
  • Participate in monthly case conferencing meetings in the HF to discuss cases of children and adolescents facing challenges with adherence and VL suppression.
  • In collaboration with HF staff (PMTCT, VCT, ART, Case Manager), identify existing and newly diagnosed children and adolescents, HIV-exposed infants (babies born to HIV+ mothers), not enrolled in CVC and:
  • Any other task designated by the HIV Service specialist, Project Coordinator, Executive Director and the organization as whole to ensure proper functioning of the project.
  • Attending any health facility performance improvement plat form like (MDT and PIM)

Report to:HIV Service Specialist


Number of positions: 02


Job Requirements:

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  • Diploma /BSC Nurse or Public health


  • A minimum of (5 years for Diploma and 3 years for BSC) (preferably in NGO) with similar position

Required Skill

  • Excellent interpersonal and Communication skills
  • HIV Self-test and HIV testing training took on new national algorism.
  • COC Certificate for level IV applicants.
  •  Professional registration and license from concerned health office
  • Basic (spoken and written) skill in English and Local Language
  • Ability to Coordinate and Support volunteers working in the community
  •  Demonstrated Knowledge and Skill in HIV Counseling and testing; on PITC and ICT.

How To Apply:

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Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and application letter through the organization’s email address [email protected] within 5 consecutive days from the date of this vacancy announcement.

NB. Applicants should submit their credentials through the stated vacancy email address only.

Please mention the name of the position on the Subject line when you apply.

Mena have the right to cancel the vacancy announcement.

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted for written exam and interview.

MENA have the right to cancel the announcement if there is a need to do so.

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