Job Title: Senior Technical Officer, Port Loko and Kambia
Date: November 2022
Apply by: 28 November 2022
The Senior (Sr.) Technical Officer in collaboration with the Technical Advisors (Tas), will provide strategic oversight and technical support in the implementation and expansion of integrated quality HIV services to both the general and key populations (KPs) at program supported health facilities and drop-in centers (DICs). One (1) Sr Technical Officer position will be KP focused will closely with the KP Technical Advisor on KP friendly programming.
The Sr Technical Officer positions will provide strategic support, oversight, and technical assistance to the implementation of comprehensive facility-based HIV services including PrEP, HTS (including index testing and HIVST), Care and Treatment and linkage to care. They will also provide strategic support to DICs, and health facilities conduct specific mobile and outreach services and services targeting populations (e.g., KPs, men). S/he will work closely with the technical officers to directly support health facility staff and volunteers at site and DIC level and contribute to the improvement of access and quality of HIV services including the optimization of HTS, referrals/linkages with HIV/AIDS care and treatment, other services (including lab) and the implementation of QI approaches. S/he will provide mentorship and support to health facility staff and volunteers at health facilities and DICs in the provision of HIV prevention (including PrEP) optimized HTS (including HIVST and index testing), adherence counseling, TB screening and prevention, laboratory services, other health screening and referrals and QI/QA activities.
The position will work with Technical Officers and Advisors to identify capacity and skills gaps and implement targeted on-the-job trainings and mentorship for the provision of comprehensive and high-quality HIV, and KP-friendly services. S/he will, in collaboration with the health facility and DIC staff, provide oversight and mentorship to the project Technical Officers alongside the volunteers at the health facility and DIC that are supporting demand creation for services, linkages to care, partner tracing, loss to follow up and peer support. S/he will also collaborate with other organizations and the communities to support HIV services across the continuum of care.