Health Referrals and Linkage Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The PCRV will work in close collaboration with the social workers and social auxiliary workers on HIV prevention and treatment referrals and linkages, and the PCRV should be knowledgeable on antiretroviral treatment, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, HIV testing and linkage to care. Among the required tasks will be working with district teams to complete facility-community mapping of GCBS supported sites to catchment area health facilities, training social service providers (SSPs) in HIV Testing Services (HTS) and supportive counseling, and contributing to the development and technical writing of concept notes, proposals and sections for grant application bids. The overall goal of the assignment is to assist Pact South Africa to build added capacity in the management of health system referrals and in particular, on HIV related prevention, early intervention, disclosure management and follow-up services including supportive HIV counseling and care.
• In-depth knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment,including but not limited to ART treatment, HIV testing, PrEP and PEP
• Strong M&E; skills and experience in strategic information
• Five years or more experience in HIV services, with management of clinical and community programs preferred
• At least five years’ experience in a field position with an organization in public health or Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including report writing
• Excellent training skills in working with adult learners, particularly at the community level
• Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed and without constant or close supervision
• Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Medical Considerations in South Africa
- South Africa may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes, requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall and Vyvanse.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in South Africa, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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