Vacancy Notice for HA-ART in National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal (NAP+N)

Will be checked here and for more details contact mentioned below. National Association of People Living with HIV in Nepal (NAP+N) is the National Network of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) was established in 2003 that works at the national level and in local community-based organizations and communities with the mission to strengthen the voice of PLHIV through formation and strengthening of networks and association of PLHIV to respond to the challenges of HIV and AIDS in Nepal. NAP+N focuses on building the capacity of local PLHIV groups to respond appropriately to the needs of PLHIV and its related key populations in areas of advocacy, prevention, care, and support, counseling, raising community awareness, and providing information and education, and improving access to the healthcare and legal services.

NAP+N is seeking applications from qualified, smart, and result-oriented Nepali citizens for the following positions and districts to support improve program management, health information systems, human resources for health, and maintain epidemic control of HIV under EpIC Nepal Project

Job Title: HAART

HAART is a very crucial position as respective districts from NAP+N responsible to the attain and maintain HIV epidemic control among at-risk adult men, women and priority populations and improve program management, health information systems, human resources for health and HIV financing solutions to attain and maintain epidemic control.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: National Coordinator (NC)
  • No of Position: 1 (One)
  • Duty Station: Dhaulagiri Positive Group, Baglung
  • Position type: Contractual
  • Salary & Benefits: As per the organizational rule for this position
  • Contract Duration: Initially up to September 30th 2022 and possibilities of extension upon the performance

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Client Management

  • Coordination with ART clinic, medical doctors/clinicians and perform/record client health assessment WHO staging)
  • Screen client for: Opportunistic infections, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), TB assessment, baseline laboratory test and medical history assessment
  • Coordinate with doctors/clinicians and Non-Government Organization (NGO) representative such as Community and Home Base Care (CHBC) and Community Care Centre (CCC) for various tests: baseline and follow up investigations, Viral load testing, CD4 count and assist clients for lab test. Collect and record lab reports of clients in individual record file
  • Support for organizing viral load sample collections and coordinate for transport and testing
  • Offer index testing and support for client notification, counseling and testing
  • Support ART clinician for consultation of PLHIV at ART center

    Counseling and Follow up

    • Perform pre-test and post-test counseling for HIV testing of client.
    • Counsel HIV positive client to start ART
    • Provide adherence counseling and motivate for retention in care
    • Provide enhanced adherence counseling for clients with not suppressed viral load test.
    • Provide disclosure counseling, counseling for partner notification and testing
    • Provide follow up dates to clients. Contact clients via phone and remind them the date of follow up visit
    • Following up lost to follow up cases and reengaging them to restart treatment
    • Provide support for ART initiation and adherence and index testing as needed in the community

    Recording

    • Record and update client information in Health Management Information System (HMIS) 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 and 7.5 and enroll client in HIV Care and ART Tracking System Including biometric fingerprints of the client
    • Support for data verification of HMIS registers and reports
    • Update and maintain stock register (medicine and test kits)
    • Update and maintain daily Anti-retroviral (ARV) and Opportunistic Infection (01) drugs consumption register.
    • Physical verification of ARV drugs (number of pills remained at site, expiry date etc.) and test kits in stock against received commodities
    • Create, update and maintain all the personal files in lockers.
    • Record data as per the requirements of EpiC Nepal Project

    Reporting

    • Prepare and submit 

     – Monthly reports in HMIS 9.4/9.3 (hard copy) within 7 days of the consecutive month to medical recorder/ statistical officer/National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC)

    – Annual report (ART cohort report) to NCASC in the standard template provided by NCASC

    – Bimonthly consumption report of HIV commodities (ARV drugs, test kits, 01 medicine)

    – Requisition & Issue Form (ARV drugs, HIV/STI test kits) to logistics unit in the standard template provided by NCASC

    – Reports to NAP+N as per the project requirements

    • Conduct data analysis using results at site level/ district level using HIV Care and ART tracking System. Produce quarterly factsheet (hard copy) and share it with a hospital in charge, ART
      • center in charge, National Coordinator, and M & E officer by mail and display it in ART center

      Logistic management of ARVs and test kits

      • Maintain drugs expiry chart
      • Support for logistic management- storage, expiry tracking, record keeping, reporting, dispensing, ordering-regular or emergency

      Coordination and collaboration

      • Coordinate and communicate with clients, Community Based Supporter (CBS), CHBC, CCC for client’s follow-up and linkage to HIV care
      • Coordinate with HIV focal person and other government staff (medical recorder, storekeeper, statistical officer etc.) for admin and logistics arrangement for ART center.
      • Support to organize monthly coordination meeting between line agencies and ART center
      • Collaborate with providers in the care network to support beneficiaries to enroll in care and to access and maintain healthy lives and achieve their health-related goals
      • Coordinate with medical recorder (where applicable) and ART counselors for their participation in weekly case management team (ART Counselor, Medical recorder of Hospital (where applicable), project implementing CBO’s, HA of IPs of FHI360 (at city clinic and at ART center), CBS, Lab technician (city clinic)) meeting
      • Support to coordinate with ART center for participation of medical doctors, health assistants and other staff of ART center in relevant training organized by NAP+N or Donor agencies.
      • Support to coordinate with ART center for clinical mentoring done through project and discuss with ART centers for implementation of recommendations
      • Support to organize continuing medical education (CME)
      • Support for visits from USAID, FH1360, NAP+N and other guests visiting ART center.

      Others

      • Support for referral to clinical, psychosocial, and other care and support services, accompaniment to appointments
      • Monitor and supervise work of CBS assigned at ART center
      • Coordinate with ART center and support other logistics support (internet, filing cabinets, etc) in coordination with National Coordinator.
      • Perform any other duties as required or requested by line manager and the board.

      Qualification and experience

      • The candidate should have Health Assistant Degree with at least 2 years of working experience of handing similar
      • Must have NHPC registration certificates
      • Good writing, analytical, and documentation skills.
      • Command in report preparation, event note, and record keeping.
      • Proficiency in computer usage on office packages, email and internet.
      • The residency of program district will be given
        • a priority.

        All interested candidates are requested to submit curriculum vitae and motivation letter with the subject head as “Application for the position of HA-ART” to recruitment.napn@gmail.com no later than 5 PM of 29 July, 2022. Applicants from disadvantaged caste, under-represented ethnic group, women and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or affected candidates meeting the above requirements are highly encouraged to apply.

        Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written tests and oral interviews. No telephone inquiries will be entertained and any effort to influence the section process will result in disqualification.

        NAP+N reserve the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without assigning any reason whatsoever.

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