Position title
OTZ/Adolescent Champion
Description

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) is a voluntary charitable nongovernmental organization, registered in Kenya as a non-profit organization in 1993. AMURT has implemented over 22 projects countrywide working with local communities, local administration and organizations offering development services. AMURT’s focus areas are health care, emergency relief, OVC support, education, income generation and capacity building, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, TB control, Nutrition, WASH and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in 9 counties within Kenya. AMURT has presence in Central region, Nyanza region, Nairobi, Samburu County and Coastal region of Kenya and wishes to fill in the following short-term position(s) to support ART adherence in Nairobi County. It aims at supporting facility-based adherence and PSS for PLHIV in 22 health facilities within Nairobi County.

Responsibilities
  • Manage the CCC appointment diary by ticking in the diary all AYP that have attended appointment and identify missed appointments for follow up.
  • Retrieve files a day before the appointment in readiness for the daily psychosocial support group each morning, and submit attendance list and report to TPA/Project Officer/Afya Jijini Focal Person
  • Conduct treatment preparation sessions for new clients daily and link them to facility support group for peer support and document in the patient file
  • Actively participate as a member of the multidisciplinary care team, including attending required meetings
  • Help conduct and co-facilitate psychosocial support activities including support groups
  • Under the guidance of the Adherence officer designate, conduct peer education sessions for AYP including providing basic information on HIV, HIV care and treatment, importance of retention in care, adherence to treatment, disclosure, basic emotional and psychosocial support, positive prevention, safer sex practices
  • Help with management of missed appointments including making phone contact with the OTZ member.
  • Help clients with referrals within the facility, between facilities and linkages to community support services and groups.
  • Help link ill AYP in the community and refer them to the health facility for care
  • Act as the link between clients and the multidisciplinary team
  • Keep and maintain basic accurate records of OTZ activities.
  • Schedule AYP clinic Days
  • Coordinate PSSG at the facilities
  • Report on the PSSG undertaken and monitor the progress of the AYP.
  • Offering mentorship sessions to adolescents at all clinic visits.
  • Distributing the OTZ IEC materials.
  • Submit regular progress reports as required by the supervisor.
  • Carry out any other responsibility as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications
  • Must have completed secondary school education, a minimum of KCSE certificate
  • Must be of age 18-25 years old
  • Must be a person living with HIV
  • Must have achieved viral load suppression
  • Must be enrolled on care and treatment at the facility of interest
  • Must be committed to the three zeros in OTZ: zero missed appointments, zero missed drug and zero viral load
  • Willingness to disclose HIV status will be an added advantage.
  • Must be willing to work at the facility for at least 3 days a week.
Contacts

All applicants should email a letter of application, CV, certificates and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 28th February 2019 indicating current and expected remuneration. Applications will be reviewed on a roll in basis. For more details on job description visit www.amurtafrica.org Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number and the name of the preferred health facility as the email subject. Those already performing similar tasks in facilities are encouraged to apply.  Canvassing will result to automatic disqualification. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“AMURT is committed to zero tolerance on all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries and staff”.

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Date posted
February 19, 2019
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