Employment

JOB TITLE: Adherence, Psychosocial and Community Support Advisor

LOCATION: Swaziland

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:

The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) is seeking a candidate who will play a leadership role at ICAP Swaziland by providing technical assistance in the area of adherence and psychosocial support to improve and ensure the quality of HIV/AIDS care and treatment services. The position holder will also serve as a technical resource to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and support the strengthening and linkages of HIV care and treatment services.
The position holder will have a direct responsibility to build strong and workable HIV/AIDS related psychosocial/adherence intervention packages and implement/disseminate the packages on the site and national level through building the capacities of project implementers, including healthcare workers and community based workers.

S/he will be expected to develop psychosocial programs, training tools, job aids and provide follow-up technical assistance, supportive supervision and mentoring support to ensure high quality training and implementation of psycho-social activities. S/he will also provide the lead on linking the facility to the community and provide management of sub-awards to community based organizations supported by ICAP.

The position holder will to supervise and monitor the implementation of planned psychosocial activities and ensure that knowledge and skills on psychosocial care and support are put in place across the ICAP supported sites. S/he will be responsible to demonstrate effective team building and communication skills to maintain work efficiency within the team and represent ICAP in different national and partnership meetings as appropriate and perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• BA in relevant area or professional equivalent
• 3-5 years experience in psychosocial and community support programs management in Sub-Saharan Africa
o Extensive HIV/AIDS experience strongly preferred
o Proven ability to ensure high quality program outcomes
• Strong problem solving skills and analytical capabilities
• Experience supervising staff
• Strong organizational, written and oral communications skills
• Must be flexible to adapt to changing requirements
• Must be culturally sensitive and have strong team building skills 
• Must be computer literate and able to use Windows, MS Office Package, and  Knowledge of e-mail and of standard office equipment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master Degree in relevant area or professional equivalent
• Experience working in collaboration with local government partners and community based organizations
• Experience working with U.S. government or other bilateral donors, especially USAID/CDC
TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and CV to icap-jobs@columbia.edu. Please indicate you are applying for position #PCSA - SZ in the subject line of your e-mail.

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