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Position: Programs Officer
Deadline: 31 January 2013

Purpose Of The Job
The Programs Officer is responsible for facilitating palliative care and related training for Home Based Care organizations. He or she is also responsible for providing support for the provision of quality care to people living with HIV and AIDS.

Overall Responsibilities
-Plan for and conduct palliative care and related home based care training activities for partner organisations
-Participate in development and distribution of Palliative Care and Home Based Care IEC materials
-Prepare appropriate training materials
-Provide information whenever necessary, to trainers and caregivers
-Plan, coordinate and hold regular mentoring and support meetings with partners on HIV treatment, care and support
-Assist with the preparation of budgets for programme activities
-Conduct follow up visits and document
-Facilitate networking of project partners and sharing of information among stakeholders
-Represent the organization at provincial and district levels on matters relating to Palliative Care, Home Based Care and project activities
-Promote community awareness on Palliative Care, ART and Psychosocial Support for PLWHA
-Facilitate linkages and information sharing between organizations within the district
-Participate in developing monitoring tools for the projects
-Ensure maintenance of accurate records
-Present written reports to the Training and Support manager at stipulated times
-Participate in activities to disseminate programme evaluation findings

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
Nursing Diploma/ Degree
Experience in Palliative Care is an added advantage
A minimum of five years’ experience in nursing
Experience in training and facilitation in home-based care issues
Highly innovative and a self starter
Experience in HIV and AIDS, home based care and community health care
Good written and verbal communication skills
Clean class four driver’s licence a must

If you are interested and meet the above requirements please send your application letter, detailed CV and copies of your certificates to the following: programs13 [at] hotmail [dot] com by no later than January 31, 2013. Successful candidate to start immediately.

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