Website Mary Joy Ethiopia
Company Name:* Mary Joy Ethiopia
Posted Date: 2024-02-13
Job Type: Full time
Mary Joy Ethiopia is a nonprofit development-oriented organization. MJE has been serving the community for the past 30+ years, dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable communities by advancing and implementing integrated development programs focused on livelihood enhancement, education, and health with cross-cutting issues of children empowerment, environmental protection, Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS and inclusiveness.
Mary Joy Ethiopia has been awarded funding from USAID /Ethiopia to implement Family-Focused HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Activity (FFHPCTA) in South Ethiopia, Central Ethiopia, Sidama, and SWEP regions. The purpose of this award is to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to ensure that 95% of individuals living with HIV know their status, 95% of the people living with HIV initiate antiretroviral therapy, and 95% of the clients on antiretroviral therapy achieve viral load suppression by 2025.
Mary Joy Ethiopia is currently seeking a highly experienced and distinguished HIV Services Manager for the Family-Focused HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services Activity. This work will build the capacity of Sub-awardees’ local implementing partners to plan and execute high-quality patient-centered HIV prevention, care & treatments for better outcomes and achieve the UNAIDS’s three 95th goals while contributing to local HIV epidemic control. The position requires a complex set of managerial skills to deal with the health system from MOH to regional health bureaus, LIPs, public and private health facilities, and community levels actors across the four regions where MJE and its partner are operating the USAID FFHPCTA.
Under the supervision of the Chief of the Party, the HIV Service Manager will be the technical expert for activities related to strengthening the USAID Funded Family Focused HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Activity (FFHPCTA), particularly comprehensive community-based HIV testing, treatment, care, and support services, ensuring standards and quality of care, and coordinating with relevant advisers on health-related strategic information. S/he provides guides on scientific practices, policies, and procedures related to community-based HIV/AIDS testing, treatment, care, and support services per PEPFAR and MOH guidelines. Together with other activity personnel, s/he ensures that project activities are maximized and provides technical direction and support to sub-awardees in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of high-quality Family-Focused community HIV testing, care, and treatment services.
II. Specific Duties And Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the Chief of the Party on setting project priorities, annual work, and budget plan preparation.
- Provide technical leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for effective project implementation activities to LIP and other project staff,
- Work with M&E staff to design and implement a plan to track, analyze, and utilize data to inform adjustments in project implementation which mirrors the systems approach to quality improvement required for continuous quality improvement
- Establish and implement a system to ensure the quality of the community HIV testing, treatment, and care & support activities
- Work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, woredas, facility personnel, private sector, LIPs, and other stakeholders to ensure that deliverables are met in compliance with the award requirements.
- Support the team in its effort to strengthen community-facility participation.
- Promote teamwork and effective communication with technical assistance partners
- Actively participate in TWG, Catchment area meetings related to HIV/AIDS activities, and support government stakeholders, partner organizations, and different community structures.
- Organize, impart, and monitor evidence-based capacity-building undertakings, including training materials, standards, job aids, curricula, and supervisory support systems are in place
- Provide mentoring and coaching support to LIP staff and area program teams on HIV prevention, care, and treatment activities
- Ensure that implementing partners work harmoniously with the Regional, Zonal, and Woreda Health Bureaus and other sectors to achieve the program’s overall goal.
- Document successes, challenges, and lessons learned per the expected Collaborative Learning and Adaptation approach to ensure that such efforts are reflected in formal and informal project reporting.
- Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support activities as required
- Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for further adoption at scale
- Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional platforms representing the project and Mary Joy Ethiopia
- Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
- Prepare and submit regular and timely performance reports to the COP in line with the USAID reporting requirements
- Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duty station: Hawassa, with frequent travels to target regions and SNUs
Minimum hours of work: 40 Hours per Week
Duration of assignment: One year with the possibility of extension
Travel Required:at least 25 % of the Time
- MPH with MD, BSc in Nursing, BSC in PH, or BSc in Midwifery backgrounds from recognized Institutions.
- Experience and a good understanding of the Ethiopian healthcare delivery system
- More than 10 years of progressive experience in HIV prevention, care & treatments with demonstrated expertise in comprehensive HIV services delivery in the Ethiopian public health context
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience with USAID, PEPFAR, or other USG health programs.
- Experience in networking and working in partnership with local NGOs and other Civil Service Organizations providing services to PLHIV in the community
- Skills and experience in monitoring, recording keeping, and reporting of the HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs using the USAID web-based database system a plus.
- Strong skills in project administration, management, learning and adaptation.
- Ability to coordinate multiple assignments and determine priorities
- Strong interpersonal skills and positive professional attitude
- Experience delivering culturally responsive, gender-affirming, and inclusive services.
- Promotes teamwork and cooperation
- Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.
- Proficiency in MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web conferencing applications, and information management systems.
- Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations and challenging conditions
How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV by clearly stating the position that you are applying forand within 10 working days of announcement through www.ethiojobs.net
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: MJE is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc. are all encouraged to apply.