FHI360 Job Vacancy: Technical Officer Community, Wamena - Papua

The LINKAGES Community-Based Services (CBS) Technical Officer will provide critical technical and management coordination oversight to the LINKAGES 90-90-90 CoPTC Technical Performance Team in Papua. The position will support 90-90-90 performance team to strengthen the Papua program to develop, trial and manage intervention models/strategies that improve HIV service system functioning across CoPTC. The Technical Officer will work closely with a variety of stakeholders at the provincial and district levels, and will collaborate with all LINKAGES technical and programmatic staff in Papua.

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.

  • Liaise and consult regularly with the relevant local authorities, community leaders, religious leaders and tribe leaders and other stakeholders where appropriate, in relation to the planning, designing and implementation of the community-based activities in the assigned area
  • Audit of district-level outreach resources and review of fixed and mobile testing practices.
  • Identify of other resources, such as health cadres and religious associations, which can help augment outreach coverage.
  • Develop Innovative HIV prevention interventions for comprehensive HIV/AIDS information and education to the vulnerable, most at risk, youths in and out of school and the general population particulary in the highland.
  • Work with targeted DHOs to review district-level PITC and VCT testing data; assess mobile testing frequency/coverage; and detail test kit coverage and supply chain logistics.
  • Collaborate and network with relevant partners and stakeholders to enhance service delivery to the community
  • Assist targeted highlands DAC/DHOs to identify all available/ active outreach resources in their respective areas..
  • Orient district and provincial partners on promising outreach models that may help increase PLHIV case finding in remote areas.
  • Provide targeted programmatic and technical support to roll out interventions, including assistance for the development of tools and M&E materials; ongoing capacity development; and management, and monitoring of first 90 activities.
  • Provide leadership using participatory community methods to improve the communities’ understanding of HIV/AIDS and their role in care and support of the infected people.
  • Develop strategies to reduce or eliminate stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS.
  • Work closely with Challenge TB to help targeted DHOs extend PITC services to TB clients and to intensify mobile testing as per 90-90-90 targets, using resources from the Government or GFATM.
  • Assist the PHO or targeted DHOs to field test community-based screening models utilizing Oraquick, and to review results of these efforts.
  • Work with Community Health workers and caregivers (cadres) to provide home-based care and psychosocial support to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV.
  • Monitor progress against First 90 program deliverables, goals and objectives.
  • Report regularly to the CoPTC Coordinator and Papua Fast-Track Coordinator on progress and status of LINKAGES First 90 activities in Papua.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Broad knowledge of the continuum of HIV prevention, care and treatment in the Indonesia context, with recognized technical capacity in differentiated HIV testing area.
  • Understands the HIV-related needs of general population groups in Indonesia, including high risk men and women, female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals and has worked to support and implement activities to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • Proven capacity building skills and project coordination experience.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among general and key populations in Papua..
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality..
  • Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.

  • Bachelor degree in management, public health, or social sciences, and at least five years of experience with NGOs or funding organizations involving HIV program implementation and coordination.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated community-based services technical expertise, with substantial HIV programmatic experience with high risk men and women.
  • Proven experience in program implementation, capacity building, and reporting in the Indonesian context.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English language and fluent in Bahasa Indonesian.
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 candidate please visit FHI360 career portal to apply through the link below by the latest 5 November 2018