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HIV Testing Services Program Officers  


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation





Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)


Job Title: HIV Testing Services Program Officers

Job openings: 12

Locations: 05 for Centre region and 07 for Littoral region

Reports to: HIV Testing Services Technical Officer,

Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension 

Terms of Offer: This position is remunerated on local terms. (for local candidates only)

Possible start date: Immediate/April 1st, 2018

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 19 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

For more information, please, visit our page:

EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health NACC and the Regional and District Health Teams to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and health systems strengthening services. EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Purpose of the Job

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is seeking to recruit 12 HIV Testing Services Program Officers to be based in the Littoral and Centre regions respectively. The HTS Program Officers will work with the facility teams to enhance uptake and provision of HIV testing services (HTS) in the health facilities with focus on high risk populations – families of clients enrolled in HIV care, in TB, malnutrition, maternal and child health clinics and in-patient and maternities. The HTS Program Officers will strengthen the whole continuum of care from testing to enrolment in HIV care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support HTS counsellors and health care providers to provide routine HTS to clients seeking health services in supported facilities
  • Enhance saturation of HTS in ANC, TB clinics, malnutrition clinics, postnatal and family planning clinics and among clients admitted in in-patient settings.
  • Strengthen facility and home testing of family members of clients enrolled in HIV clinics including scaling up of partner notification and contact testing activities
  • Train and mentor HTS provide quality HTS services as per national guidelines
  • Enhance linkage/referrals of HIV positive clients in care through the implementation of a case management model through physical escort of clients to HIV clinics and regular follow-ups including home visits till in enrolment in HIV clinic is confirmed
  • Hold regular HTS program review meetings to monitor progress towards desire quality and defined goals
  • Implement quality improvement initiatives to enhance HTS uptake in supported facilities 

Required Qualification

  • Degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Psychology
  • Trained as a trainer in HIV Counselling and testing
  • Trained in current MoH HTS guidelines
  • At least 3 years’ experience in HIV service provision in the public health sector
  • Solid understanding and experience in the use of national HIV monitoring and evaluation tools particularly HIV Testing lab registers, QA and reporting tools
  • Excellent mentorship and report writing skills
  • Required competencies, skills and experience
  • Experience in managing a large, diverse and dynamic team of health professionals providing integrated HIV Testing, care and treatment services
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Ministry of Health at district and health providers at site level
  • Significant and up to date knowledge of the current HTS, ART and PMTCT guidelines, standards, tools and best practices. Up to date knowledge of general HIV management is a pre-requisite
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating mentorship and capacity building in HTS and HIV service areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of PEPFAR Program and MOH/NACCC reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by MOH
  • Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills
  • Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in French and English
  • Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team

How to apply

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter indicating the town for which they are applying through the following link HIV Testing Services Program Officers.

Applications will be considered on or before the 22nd March 2018, 5:00 PM Cameroon time.

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

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