CSS Linkage Officer

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Work Location: JHB

Division/Department: PHVP

Reports to (title, not person’s name): CSS Senior Nurse Subordinates

Full-time: Yes

Hours: 8

Days: 5


HIVSA is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 and is a strategic partner of the Gauteng Provincial Departments of Health and Social Development. We innovatively transform and empower individuals, community workers and organisations by developing their capacities to effectively respond to the socio- economic and health challenges that burden communities.

Purpose of job:

The Linkage Officer is responsible to support CBOs to meet their C/ALHIV, PrEP and HTS targets. It involves recruitment, enrolment, case management, verification, and validation of all C/ALHIV participants before reporting.

Education Requirements: (must have) Social Auxiliary Worker/ Child & Youth Care worker registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions or equivalent qualification (covering community work, Child Protection, Child, and Community Health).

Education Requirements:(desirable) Facilitation skills

Experience minimum requirements:

  • Post qualification experience in a primary health care or a community setting.
  • Sound knowledge of HIV and Antiretroviral education
  • Experience in HIV and TB screening, counselling, and linkage services and welcome back strategy.
  • Sound knowledge of PrEP activities.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Sound decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent patterns of communication
  • Strong supervision and mentorship skills
  • Sound understanding and support of Monitoring and Evaluation requirements and reporting.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and be an active driver

Key Performance Areas:

    1. Financial– CBO Financial and Resource Monitoring
    2. Stakeholder engagement/management: Building and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders.
    3. Products and Services –

      3.1 Capacity building of sub-partners on all health and clinic related guidelines and services. 3.2 C/ALHIV enrolment, service delivery, adherence support and retention.

      3.3 Quality service delivery of PrEP and HTS.

      3.4 Documentation, Reporting, and recordkeeping.

      3.5 Data Quality Management

    4. Internal Organisational Processes – Compliance with HIVSA processes and systems
  1. People - Internal interpersonal relationships aligned to HIVSA values.

How to apply

Candidates that meet the requirements and are interested in the position should send motivation letter and CV with three contactable referees to: The HR Manager, HIVSA, P O Box 3869, Southgate, 2082, e-mail: hr@hivsa.com or fax: 086 244 5444.

Closing date for applications: 17 November 2023 (Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted).

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