FHI 360 Job Vacancy: Senior Technical Officer, HIV Clinical Services - Wamena, Papua

Position Title: Senior Technical Officer, HIV Clinical Services (Based in Wamena)

The Senior Technical Officer, HIV Clinical Services is responsible for providing technical assistance in HIV clinical services for the LINKAGES project in Jakarta. HIV clinical services are broadly defined and consist of HIV testing and counseling (HTC), HIV treatment (e.g. Test and Treat All, Test and Start), viral load testing and suppression, and TB/HIV integration.  The  Senior Technical Officer, HIV Clinical Services also is responsible for ensuring the quality of care at targeted puskesmas and working in close collaboration with Jakarta Fast Track stakeholders to reach collective 90-90-90 goals.

The position will be based in Wamena, Papua. Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.

  • Responsible for development and implementation of the LINKAGES HIV clinical services strategy in Wamena, Papua.
  • Implement appropriate local strategies for related clinical services support at the provincial and district levels.
  • Assist selected health facilities to achieve LINKAGES technical performance thresholds and to maintain the quality of performance in order to achieve provincial/district targets.
  • Provide inputs for the annual and quarterly work plans, budgets, and all relevant reporting requirements related to clinical service and related unit support activities in the LINKAGES program with a focus on Wamena/Papua.
  • Analyze implementation of ARV Decentralization, identify challenges and possible to strengthen ARV Decentralization.
  • Analyze existing facility-facility referral mechanism, identify challenges and posibble improvement area.
  • Identify and analyze existing CSO/PLHIV support group and facility relationship and area of collaboration in HIV test and ART, including in mobile VCT implementation.
  • Analyze average time for ART initiation in each ART facilities in Jayawijaya.
  • Work together with LINKAGES time-bound staff placed in DHO Jayawijaya to identify facilities with complete SIHA reporting, assess SIHA reporting challenges and possible improvement.
  • Mapping out on ART patient residence distribution in each ART services  facility and compare it with each facility catchment area.
  • Identify existing clinical mentoring practices, challenges and improvement recommendations in the future.
  • Manage quality and effective communication, coordination and liaison with DHO, PHO and national level, including LINKAGES-related partners.
  • Ensure the achievement of high quality results/deliverables in accordance with the targets identified in the LINKAGES work plan and performance monitoring plan.
  • Stay current and up to date on HIV clinical services guidelines, strategies and protocols, including Government of Indonesia and relevant international (i.e., WHO) protocols and guidelines.
  • Provide technical assistance for LINKAGES-supported clinical services activities with provincial and district level stakeholders, including the health services, laboratories, hospitals (public and private), clinics, professional organizations, and partners working in the province as well as other government sectors, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the development and utilization of appropriate quality control and quality assurance systems for all aspects of HIV/AIDS clinical services, including integrated services like TB.
  • Provide technical assistance on the HIV clinical cascade, HIV/AIDS clinical management including management of opportunistic infection services to all partner clinics within the target area, including training, consultations, and mentoring according to national guidelines and standards.
  • Monitor clinical service activities in Jakarta and identify significant issues, provide recommendations and support the follow-up implementation to improve the LINKAGES program.
  • Represent LINKAGES at conferences and consultations in coordination with LINKAGES program manager.
  • Report regularly to the advisor, HIV Clinical Services or LINKAGES Program Manager on progress and status of LINKAGES HIV clinical service activities in Jakarta.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned
  • Knowledge and practice of HIV clinical services
  • Understands the HIV-related needs of key and priority population groups in Indonesia, including female sex workers, men who have sex with men, PWID, transgender individuals and high-risk males/females
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated capacity building skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations in Indonesia.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.
  • Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.

  • Clinical degree, with active practice experience
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated key population group technical expertise, with substantial HIV clinical experience with FSW, PWID, MSM and TG
  • Demonstrated capacity building, management and partnership experience
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English language and fluent in Bahasa Indonesian
  • Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations and experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

Interested candidates please visit FHI360 career portal (the link below) and submit your CV by the latest 5th February 2018 --> CLICK HERE

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.