IHV Technical Adviser - HTS and Linkage Jobs in Malawi

IHV Technical Adviser - HTS and Linkage Jobs in Malawi

  • The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking an experienced Technical Advisor – HTS and Linkage for an upcoming program in Malawi.

  • This is a full-time position supporting an anticipated five-year project. The position is contingent upon award.

  • The Senior Technical Advisor – HTS and Linkage will ensure the implementation of HTS best practices in alignment with donor and country policies and procedures. S/he will be guided by the organizing principles of continuous quality improvement through use of data (MER indicators. MPRs and SIMS reports) for evidence-based decisions on the continuum of HIV services.

  • Design and lead project CQI initiatives and technical assistance to increase utilization of HTS services by undiagnosed, high-risk populations and delivery of high quality, high-yield HTS services (index testing, partner notification, self-testing, recency testing hotspot mapping and testing) and linkages to appropriate prevention or care and treatment programs, particularly among key, priority and target populations (pregnant and breastfeeding women, children, adolescents, men)

  • Design and lead project initiatives to create demand and scale up high-impact HTS services with over 95% linkage rate

  • Ensure that patients who test positive for HIV in the community or at times when clinics are not open are linked to care and not lost to follow up

  • Develop and/or update HTS and linkage strategies, guidelines, in-service training approaches/curricula, standard-operating procedures and job aids as needed

  • Work with other members of the project to develop a fully functioning linkage and referral system

  • Assess barriers to clients not linked to care and monitor trends in linkage to care in order to make changes in the provision of these services as necessary

  • Provide technical assistance in HTS and linkage at national, district, facility and community level, including at youth-friendly facilities and on-the job training and mentoring

  • Participate in the development of the project HTS and linkage plans and oversee the development and successful implementation
    of the service delivery annual work plans

  • Monitor indicators in technical area to ensure additional support is going to districts with lower yield

  • Support M&E planning to answer key HTS and linkage questions including assisting in the development and tracking of indicators

  • Ensure that learning, best practices, evidence-based and relevant approaches are incorporated into the HTS and linkages services

  • Support the analysis of data related to HTS, including optimal testing strategies, test yield and geographic analysis, best practices to promote linkages, and analyses to promote greater efficiencies and impact

  • Participate in and provide technical assistance to national and regional HTS and linkage Technical Working Groups (TWG), task teams, workshops, and campaigns

  • Ensure HTS activities effectively incorporate and consider gender and stigma reduction programming and are linked with prevention, care, treatment, and support activities

  • Coordinate and collaborate with the various HTS and linkage partners

    Qualifications: MPH, or Master with clinical degree (MD, nursing).

  • At least 10 years’ experience in implementing HIV programs, with at least 3 focused in HTS and linkages, including implementation of index, partner-notification and/or self-testing approaches.

  • Knowledge or experience in social, behavioral change communication and implementation science.

  • Experience in capacity building, such as developing content, planning, and facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance.

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IHV Technical Adviser - HTS and Linkage Jobs in Malawi

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