Community Services & Linkage Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: Competitive package

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Project HOPE is currently seeking a Community Services & Linkage Manager to support the USAID/Zambia funded Cooperative Agreement for Service Delivery for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (SDVCA) in Lusaka, Eastern, and Western Zambia. The project will be implemented in partnership with Center for infectious Disease Research Zambia (CIDRZ) and will accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Zambia through the delivery of high-impact HIV prevention, care and support services to Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (VCA) and their families. Project HOPE is a consortium sub-partner for CIDRZ, the prime implementer of the 5 years USAID funded project.

The Lusaka, Eastern, and Western activity will focus on the identification of VCA subpopulations at risk for HIV infection (e.g. children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV), HIV-exposed infants (HEI), children of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) (targeting those with low viral load suppression and other risk factors), girls (aged 10-17 years) at risk of HIV infection, and children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual violence) and will support their access to and retention in HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The program will implement a case management system with clear eligibility criteria, an evidence-informed package of services by subpopulation, and graduation benchmarks. The Activity will seek to foster community participation and innovative approaches to engage a broad range of stakeholders and service providers to support sustainable activities for VCA in the targeted provinces.

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the COP, the Community Services & Linkage Manager will be the lead technical expert for integration of community and clinical service delivery with a focus on accelerating and maintaining results towards “90-90-90”. This includes strengthening linkages and coordination between social service and health workforces as well as strengthening bi-directional referral systems to improve both health/HIV and social service delivery. S/he will strengthen implementation of comprehensive, HIV-inclusive case management with a focus on improving pediatric HIV case identification; strengthening HIV prevention focus, linkage to HTS, care, and treatment; retention among both children and their caregivers; and violence prevention and response. S/he will take the lead in overseeing the Applicant’s participation in the PEPFAR/Ministry of Health Pediatric Surge.

S/he will have the following qualifications and experience:

Educational Requirements:

A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Clinical Medicine or Social Work is required, and having Master’s degree is desirable with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related fields

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Progressively responsible experience in a technical advisory role for large-scale family and community-based programs
  • Demonstrated experience serving in a technical advisory role for PEPFAR-funded activity, with a focus on improving the wellbeing of OVCA and HIV prevention among AGYW
  • Demonstrated role in strengthening coordination and linkages between clinical and community stakeholders, health and social service workforces; and operationalizing integrated service delivery models
  • Experience in providing technical support to GRZ at provincial and/or district level is desirable;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of PEPFAR Technical Guidance for OVC and Prevention
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.
  • Zambian work experience preferred. Zambian National preferred.
  • Complete the USAID 1420-17 and upload it with your CV and Cover letter

You can apply with your CV/Résumé, Cover Letter and completed USAID 1420-17.

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