Main Purpose of the Job

The Prevention Officer will provide ongoing psycho-social support interventions to clients, their families, and community members to ensure holistic HIV/AIDS care and strengthen the uptake of all service packages delivered at AIC facilities and communities.


Key responsibilities:

Support mentorship and training efforts to build the capacity of facility teams to deliver high-quality psycho-social support & care services to individuals infected and affected by HIV.

Participate in the team-based clinical care of TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending AIC facilities in line with standard treatment guidelines.

Lead efforts in identification and linkage of new PLHIV through optimization of the facility and community-based HIV Testing Services (HTS), implementation of Assisted Partner Notification (APN), Social Network Strategy (SNS), HIV self-testing (HIVST), and Recency testing

Support facility teams to utilize Community Health data management tools and systems to record information about HIV clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregated information to improve service delivery.

Participate in planning & budgeting for the provision of prevention services in the region

Support establishment and functionalization of psycho-social support groups including adolescent clubs, Sero-discordant couple clubs, and family support groups to strengthen adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment and to promote uptake of preventive service packages.

Guide facility teams to deliver high-quality HIV/AIDS care and preventive services for Key/ Priority Populations using non-discriminatory gender-sensitive models.

Participate in client education and facility sensitization to continuously build knowledge among patients attending AIC and supported health facilities.

Participate in performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities to guide the implementation of project activities.

Participate in the identification, implementation, and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and along client care and treatment cascades.

Participate in facility and community efforts to improve linkage, retention, and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV care.

Participate in compilation and submission of accurate facility HMIS and programmatic reports according to the project, donor, and Ministry of Health timelines.

Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

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