Published Date: Sep 20, 2022
Date:20th Sept.2022
Vacancy Announcement  
EpiC Project
Itahari, Sunsari
 

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia-Nepal (AMDA-Nepal) was established in 1989 as a chapter of AMDA-International, Japan and was officially registered in the government office as a NGO in March 4 1991. It is a humanitarian, nonprofit-making, non-political, non-sectarian, Non-Governmental Organization working with its mission to promote the health and well-being of the underprivileged and marginalized people under the slogan “Better quality of life for better future”.
AMDA Nepal announces vacancy for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment and the promotion. AMDA Nepal will accelerate implementation of activities that demonstrate marked improvements in HIV case findings among KPs and priority populations (PPs) and increase early enrollment in treatment, viral load testing and improve adherence and retention among PLHIV. AMDA Nepal FHI360/EpiC project announces vacancy for following positions: 

1. Position: Health Assistant (HA)
District: Sunsari and Jhapa
Number of staffs needed- 02 (TWO)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage and implement the day-to-day HTC/STI/case management service activities in the clinic.
  • Lead the case management team as case manager of the clinic. Lead and provide guidance for index testing, ART enrollment and viral load testing.
  • Coordinate with ART center for early enrollment of HIV positive client identified in project clinic, for viral load sample collection and result of the HIV positive under follow up of LINKAGES in the district.
  • Support PN and CBS to conduct HIV test for triage for partners, biological children and network members of HIV positive index clients in the community following National Community-led Testing Guidelines. Closely coordinate with Lab personnel for confirmatory HIV tests as needed.
  • Work closely with case management team including ART centers and CBOs for National Networks. Support PN/CBS in partner notification.
  • Plan on monthly basis to fulfill the ART enrollment gap and community-care services.
  • Coordinate with respective SBC team regularly to ensure monthly target and 95-95-95 (HIV case finding, ART enrollment and Viral Load testing) of project district are achieved.
  • Closely monitor the viral load testing eligibility for each PLHIV and organize viral load testing camp on monthly basis in close coordination with case manager and ART center.
  • Check supply of the HIV/STI commodities, IEC materials, forms and formats; keep records of consumption and send timely request for supply, including regular bimonthly and emergency requests.
  • Consult clients presenting with STI and provide management as guided by project’s SOPs and instructions.
  • Act as focal person for prescribing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV post exposure prophylaxis (as applicable)
  • Conduct monitoring of peer navigators in the community and provide guidance. Conduct community visit for ART enrollment, viral load testing, index testing as appropriate.
  • Promote Undetectable=Un transmittable (U=U), positive prevention messages, treatment literacy, adherence and retention using details strategic communication materials.
  • Ensure quality of community care services including referral and follow up for community-led testing for HIV for index testing and recording and reporting.
  • Support to implement and monitor incentive scheme and social networking scheme such as enhanced peer outreach approach (EPOA) and index testing.
  • Lead to organize support group meetings and interactions on monthly basis with support from PN.
  • Promote HIV self-testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), community-led testing for HIV.
  • Referral and linkages for HIV-positive to support groups and adherence clubs, and for income generating and livelihood activities.
  • Provide psychological, spiritual, social and emotional support to PLHIV and motivate for assessing treatment and care services and link for financial (physical) support as per need.
  • Provide education of nutrition, TB treatment, Gender-based violence including intimate partner violence, water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) as required. Refer as needed using updated referral directory.
  • Recording of the client’s information using standard formats and ensuring proper reporting in Mero data.
  • Report TIP Cases promptly (same day).
  • Coordinate & submit of monthly reports to health office and local bodies as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the beneficiaries are seen in a non-discriminatory, tolerant atmosphere and are accorded full respect and dignity by the team staff.
  • Other duties will be as per the delegations/instructions of Project coordinator.
 
Minimum qualifications:
  • Certificate level passed in General Medicine from a recognized institute.
  • Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council.
  • 1-year Experience in HIV/AIDS, STI prevention program
  • Two wheelers driving license holder.
  • Knowledge with Local languages will be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of MS word, excel, Power point, email & internet.
  • Experience of working with key population and PLHIV will be an advantage.
  • Flexible working in off-hours (beyond standard office time) based on the working areas and availability of KPs to provide services as needed.
 
 
2. Position: Community Based Supporter Plus (CBS+)       
District: Morang & Sunsari

Number of staffs needed- 02 (Two)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct one-on-one educational contacts and small group educational contacts. Provide education for risk reduction (partner reduction, correct and consistent condom use and use of condom compatible lubricant among MSM, MSW & TG people HIV testing and STI check-up based on need and on risk assessment followed by community-led testing for HIV.
  • Identify, reach and engage new, high risk, and hidden/hard-to-reach KPs and providing them with a comprehensive package of HIV services based on their needs and preferences. 
  • Focus reaching those high-risk people but not self-identified as KPs or not disclosed their KP status, adolescent girls and young women and spouse, sexual/injecting partners, peers, network contacts, and biological children of PLHIV. 
  • Support to promote messages basic HIV and STI related information, treatment literacy, adherence and retention using details strategic communication materials.
  • Promote MeroSathi through social media platforms and during online outreach and participate in social media campaigns. Support to update organizational social media platforms profile and engage virtually active individuals.
  • Conduct quality of outreach activities including referral and follow up for community-led testing for HIV and recording and reporting.
  • Referral for HIV testing and counseling on a semi-annual basis and for STI check-up on quarterly basis and provide community-led testing for HIV.
  • Conduct follow-up visits and provide risk-reduction education for anyone diagnosed HIV-negative and will provide positive prevention education along with referral and linkages to HIV care & treatment for anyone diagnosed HIV-positive.
  • Keep records and prepare reports in prescribed forms and formats and prepare mobility and support in operational mapping.
  • Promote condoms and provide condom negotiation skills in the community, online outreach and community led testing for HIV.
  • Support to implement LINK-assessment to receive feedback from beneficiaries in implementing districts.
  • Use digital information, education and communication (IEC) materials in mobile phone tablets.
  • Conduct online outreach at least an hour on daily basis to promote MeroSathi and reach virtually active individuals.
  • Support to implement and monitor incentive scheme and social networking scheme such as enhanced peer outreach approach (EPOA) and index testing.
  • Support to conduct PGDs, creative events, S&D reduction training, support group meetings and interactions. Coordinate at local level bodies/authorities as needed.
  • Support PNs to conduct facilitated referrals and constantly follow-up of PLHIV for treatment adherence and viral load suppression.
  • Support to develop and pre-testing of social media friendly promotional contents on Undetectable=Un transmittable (U=U), HIV self-testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis community-led testing for HIV, and conduct social media campaigns and prepare report.
  • Provide support to HIV-positive for adherence to and retention in ART through education, treatment literacy
  • Referral and linkages for HIV-positive to support groups and adherence clubs, and for income generating and livelihood activities.
  • Conduct rapid community assessment of project area and support to field supervisor on yearly basis, report on addition/deletion of hotspots (areas) as and when occurs.
  • Support to conduct HIV case finding analysis on monthly basis using dashboards and suggest area of improvement to Supervisor, M&E Officer and Project Coordinator.
  • Develop success stories related project activities through support from project coordinator or M&E staff.
  • Work closely with M&E Officer, Supervisor and DIC Operator/ M&E Associate
 
Required education, knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Minimum Intermediate level passed
  • 1-year Experience in HIV/AIDS, STI prevention program
  • Preference will be given to the candidates from KPs with two wheelers driving license holder and candidate with computer skills.
  • Knowledge with Local languages will be beneficial.
  • Flexible working in off-hours (beyond standard office time) based on the working areas and availability of KPs to provide services as needed.
         3. Position: Peer Navigators (PN)
             District: Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari and Ilam
             Number of staffs needed- 04 (Four)
 
Specific roles and responsibilities:
  • Assists service beneficiaries living with HIV to identify and overcome barriers that interfere with achieving health-related personal goals and to help ensure that they effectively navigate and remain within the continuum of HIV services.
  • Provide education and support for ART enrollment, adherence and retention in treatment to service beneficiaries by visiting PLHIV in the community or at home (minimum 80 beneficiaries but not limited to)
  • Support to promote messages on positive prevention, treatment literacy, adherence and retention using details strategic communication materials.
  • Conduct quality of community care services including referral and follow up for community-led testing for HIV for Index testing and recording and reporting.
  • Keep records and prepare reports in prescribed forms and formats and prepare mobility mapping.
  • Promote and provide condoms and provide condom negotiation skills in the community to promote positive prevention.
  • Use digital information, education and communication (IEC) materials in mobile phone tablets.
  • Support to implement and monitor incentive scheme and social networking scheme such as enhanced peer outreach approach (EPOA) and index testing.
  • Support to conduct PGDs and/or creative events and S&D reduction training as needed.
  • Support to organize support group meetings and interactions on monthly basis to case manager.
  • Conduct facilitated referrals and constantly follow-up of PLHIV for treatment adherence and viral load suppression.
  • Promote Undetectable=Un-transmittable (U=U), HIV self-testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis                                                         community-led testing for HIV.
  • Referral and linkages for HIV-positive to support groups and adherence clubs, and for income generating and livelihood activities.
  • Provide psychological, spiritual, social and emotional support to PLHIV and motivate for assessing treatment and care services and link for financial (physical) support as per need.
  • Conduct HIV test for triage for partners, biological children and network members of HIV positive index clients in the community following National Community-led Testing Guidelines. Closely coordinate with Lab personnel for confirmatory HIV tests as needed.
  • Work closely with case manager (HA) for case management.
  • Plan on monthly basis to fulfill the ART enrollment gap and community-care services.
  • Closely monitor the viral load testing eligibility for each PLHIV and organize viral load testing camp on monthly basis in close coordination with case manager and ART center.
  • Support case manager in partner notification.
  • Provide education of nutrition, family planning, TB treatment, Gender-based violence including intimate partner violence, water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) as required. Refer as needed using updated referral directory.
  • Promote early-infant-diagnosis and referral to LINKAGES Nepal sites as necessary.
  • Contribute in case management team as an active member.
  • Liaise with health and other social service providers in the catchment area as needed.
 
Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum SEE passed.
  • Skill to fill the recording and reporting forms assigned to peer navigators
  • Living with HIV who serves as medication-adherent role models.
  • Proficiency in local language and Nepali if that is relevant to the local context.
  • Knowledge of use social media apps in mobile and tablet.
  • Having 2-wheeler driving license will be more advantages.
  • Experience working with communities of people living with HIV (male /female) preferred 
Other requirements:
  • Flexible working in off-hours (beyond standard office time) based on the working areas and availability of KPs to provide services as needed.

 
Note:
Date of form submission till 25th September 2022 (9th Ashoj 2079) before office hour.
Interview and examination will be on 27th September 2022 (11th Ashoj 2079) at Itahari-4, Aitabare Sunsari.

Contact Details:
Sunsari: Itahari-4, Aitabare (025-586951),

Morang: Biratnagar-11, Mahendra Chowk (021-521895)
Jhapa: Birtamod-4, Mandi line (026-530140)
Email: alp.itahari@amda.org.np

AMDA Nepal

Contact Details

AMDA Nepal
Gokarneshwar Municipality - 6, Jorpati
P.O. Box 8909, Kathmandu
Phone: +977 (1) 4910235, 4911140
E-mail: info@amda.org.np

AMDA Hospital
Damak Municipality-2, Kharkhare, Jhapa
Phone: +977 (23) 580046, 580667
Fax: +977 (23) 580186
E-mail: ah.damak@amda.org.np

Siddharth Children & Women Hospital
Butwal Sub-Metrpolitan -7, Rupendehi
Phone: +977 (71) 502097
Fax: +977 (71) 502085
E-mail: scwh.butwal@amda.org.np

AMDA Mechi Hospital
Mechinagar Municipality-10, Dhulabari, Jhapa
Phone: +977 (23) 560550
E-mail: amh.dhulabari@amda.org.np

AMDA Institute of Health Science
Damak Municipality-2, Kharkhare, Jhapa
Phone: +977 (23) 580186, 582186
E-mail: aihs.damak@amda.org.np