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Outreach Worker (34 Position) & Case Management Worker (21 Position)- Mogadishu, Kismayo, Baidoa, Dhusamareeb, Marka & Afgoye, Somalia (55 Positions)

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SOUTH CENTRAL SOMALI PLHIV NETWORK (SCSPN)

South Central Somalia PLHIV Network (SCSPN) is a non-political, non-governmental, non-profitable network of People Living with HIV/AIDS and organizations working for the development of people living with HIV/AIDS in south central Somalia

It was officially established in Benadir region at SAHAFI 2 Hotel, on 19th October 2009 in order to combat this epidemic with the common effort, its principle objective is to empower PLHIV & their families. SCSPN Network programs serve to help implement PLHIV rights, to generate increased commitment and support for the realization of their rights to live with dignity

SCSPN plans to achieve its goal and objectives through the facilitation of a free flow of information and advocacy for greater involvement and acceptance of PLHIV at all levels of society

JOB VACANCY

Outreach Worker & Case Management Worker

Outreach Worker AND Case Management Worker ToRs

PREVENTION AND CARE PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION

Supervision of Prevention & Care Progrmme Coordinator TBD by NGO.

OUTREACH WORKER

Job Title: Outreach Worker

Locations:  Mogadishu, Kismayo, Baidoa, Dhusamareeb, Marka & Afgoye

Job Status: Casual

Supervisor: Prevention & Care Programme Manager

Salary Stipend: USD 100 per month plus USD 20/Q for telephone and USD 100/Q for transport.

Expected times of work: Flexible working hours for at least 20 hours per week, must be willing to work during weekends and holidays if the situation requires this.

Probationary Period: 1 month

Background

The HIV outreach team serves for people at risk for HIV. The team provides HIV prevention education including safer sex, harm reduction, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and promotes HIV counselling and testing services, as well as STI and Hepatitis B and C testing and treatment services. They also promote other services as needed such as GBV and legal aid. HIV outreach workers are tasked to find new clients from populations at high risk for HIV, to create awareness about HIV and how it is transmitted and promote relevant services.

Roles and Responsibilities

HIV outreach

  • Engage in initial intake and assessment of people at risk for HIV, building trust and increasing awareness about HIV and how to prevent it. Facilitate the provision of HIV prevention education about risk, harm reduction, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), etc.
  • Accompany or refer clients who are willing to be tested to clinics and hospital sites where HIV testing services are provided.
  • Provide basic counselling and support to people at risk for HIV, and help clients make informed changes towards safer behaviours.
  • Refer to HIV testing services and to HIV case workers if client tests positive.
  • Conduct and follow up referrals to other services including Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and other related services; services to test for and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Hepatitis B and C for people at risk for HIV.
  • Work in coordination with case management workers in the same organisation.
  • Attend local places/events where people from key populations gather to share information and promote HIV services.

Administration

  • Use the forms provided and complete them in delivering client services.
  • Collect client data after every contact and ensure that records are added to the client file for review by the outreach coordinator.
  • Conduct weekly calls with field-based Supervisor.

Liaison

  • Represent the HIV outreach team at local HIV counselling and testing clinics and hospital sites and work cooperatively with clinical teams at these sites.
  • Attend local places/events where people from key populations gather to promote the service at these sites.

Contribute to an enabling work environment

  • Ensure the outreach team’s work is free from bullying, harassment and all forms of discrimination.
  • Ensure that the outreach team is welcoming to all marginalized people including people living with HIV, and all key risk populations including IDPs.
  • Help to eliminate social and service barriers for clients.

Organizational responsibilities

  • Read and utilize the HIV outreach team policies and procedures when representing the organization in service delivery.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and team building exercises conducted by the team.
  • Actively participate in individual annual performance review conducted by the team.
  • Engage in professional development to build your skills.

Selection Criteria

  • Preferably a peer (member of the key population targeted for outreach).
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to upholding the rights and health of people in key vulnerable populations.
  • Outgoing & open-minded personality with excellent social and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Some social media skills with a creative approach is an added advantage.
  • Personal and/or professional experience related basic counselling.
  • Basic understanding about HIV.
  • Ability to work independently but cooperatively with others in a team.
  • Be highly organized committed and well-motivated
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, compassion for others and honesty.
  • Literacy and numeracy.
  • Ability to collect and record data.

CASE MANAGEMENT WORKER

Job Title: Case Management Worker

Job Status: Casual

Supervisor: PLHIV Coordinator

Expected times of work: Flexible working hours for at least 20 hours per week, must be willing to work during weekends and holidays if the situation requires this. www.somalijobs.net

Probationary Period: 1 month

Background

The HIV case management team is responsible for providing case management and peer support services to people living with HIV and their families. Case management workers travel across their respective areas to provide case coordination and support services at clinic and hospital sites. Case management workers have a case load of on average 20 clients at a time, and engage in assessment, referral and adherence and retention support to these clients. Case workers are responsible for administration, evaluation of the service provided and liaison with local clinical teams where they provide services and are supported by a PLHIV Coordinator.

The HIV case management team provides support and case coordination services to people living with HIV and their families to help them access the services they need to live healthy and independent lives with HIV. It provides ‘in-reach’ services to hospitals and clinics in local places; accompany people living with HIV to medical appointments to help them solve problems they experience in the health system, and they provide one-to-one and group peer support and psychosocial support to people living with HIV. They also support disclosure to family and community members and to support index case testing for family members. The program is a health promotion service that aims to build knowledge and skills in people living with HIV so they can make informed choices about their health, and to work cooperatively with HIV service agencies to provide seamless services.

Roles and Responsibilities

Case Management and Psychosocial Support

  • Engage in initial intake and assessment of people living with HIV who are referred to the case worker from the Outreach Team or from HIV testing sites in the city.

Facilitate the provision of HIV information to PLHIV and their families in the community, including positive prevention, undetectable = untransmittable, healthy lifestyle, and other related information.

  • Provide adherence and psychosocial counselling to PLHIV and their families.
  • Promote index case testing with family members.
  • Ensure that the family designate a treatment supporter to accompany referred clients to needed services.
  • Suggest difficult cases for discussion with the PLHIV field-based Supervisor and/or the ART team.
  • Follow-up with PLHIV including Lost to Follow Up (LTFU), those stopped taking ARVs.
  • Refer to services to test for and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Hepatitis B and C
  • Refer to external services including Gender-Based Violence (GBV), legal aid, social-safety nets, and other relevant services.

Administration

  • Use the forms provided and complete them in delivering client services.
  • Collect client data after every contact and ensure that records are added to the client file for review by the coordinator.
  • Conduct weekly calls with field-based Supervisor.

Liaison

  • Represent the HIV case management team at local clinics and hospital sites and work cooperatively with clinical teams at these sites.
  • Attend local places/events where people living with HIV gather to promote the service at these sites.

Contribute to a welcoming work environment

  • Ensure the HIV case management team’s work is free from bullying, harassment and all forms of discrimination.
  • Ensure that the HIV case management team is welcoming to all marginalized people including people living with HIV, and all key risk populations including IDPs.
  • Help to eliminate social and service barriers for clients. g

Organizational responsibilities

  • Read and utilize the HIV case management team policies and procedures when representing the organization in service delivery.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and team building exercises conducted by the team.
  • Actively participate in individual annual performance review conducted by the team.
  • Engage in professional development to build your skills.

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in the provision of support, education or care services to people living with HIV.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in counselling or peer support.
  • Personal and/or professional experience with clinics and hospitals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of or commitment to people living with HIV.
  • Ability to work independently but cooperatively with others.
  • Be highly organized, outgoing and have excellent social skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, compassion for others.
  • Literacy and numeracy.
  • Ability to collect and record data.
  • PLHIV will be prioritised.

Interested candidates may apply either position by sending their application with CV, copy of certificates and other credentials to scspnet1@gmail.com / scsp.net@live.com

Deadline for application: 8th April 2021, 12:00 PM

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