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Program officer - HIV
Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation


From 0 to 2004
No added languages


July 1998 - Present Day (19 years 1 month)

Broad Description of the Role:

 Coordinate all HIV/AIDS activities in the OCAG with an emphasis on Prevention, Care and Support demonstrating sensitivity to cultural, religious, political, gender and ethical issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

Key Responsibilities:

 Facilitate increased access to HIV/AIDS care, support and prevention among those affected or infected with HIV/AIDS through resource participate in proposal writing, community mobilization and networking among others.

 Strengthen HIV linkage and referral systems to health care facilities already in place and source for more.

 Plan and facilitative capacity building activities of community members in dealing with HIV related issuses.

 Facilitate the development of OCAG HCT facility at the Youth Resource Centre.

 Work hand in hand with the Palliative Care officer to source funds for HBC, build capacities of HBC volunteers and offer other technical support.

 Facilitate the development and implementation of Peer education framework through capacity building for staff, peer volunteers and other stakeholders.

 Facilitate increased access to condom among the youth through lobbying for increased distribution outlets or forming networks and promote consistent and correct use of condoms.

 Submit timely and accurate reports to the Executive Director, M&E and to donor partners.

 Work hand in hand with the OVC officer to increase number of OVCs accessing our services, offer technical support and facilitate resource mobilization.

 Provide technical support to inform the strategic planning process, annual work plan and other goals of the organization.

 Work out a sustainability plan for all the HIV projects so as to ensure community ownership and participation once a project winds up.

 Carry out Research based advocacy and build capacities of staff and that of beneficiaries so that they can be involved in their own advocacy. As well as promote Right Based Approach Advocacy.

 Participate in generating a HIV/AIDS work policy.