Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 25th ka January 2022.

HIV Ambassador

TB HIV Care - Mthatha/ Queenstown/ East London, Eastern Cape

Overview

The core responsibility of the HIV Ambassador is community mobilization and demand creation towards the achievement of the UNAIDS 95 95 95 targets. The approach entails interfacing with proximal facilities to get a sense of their priority program activities, then embark on awareness campaigns and social activations to promote and advocate for those priority programs. Furthermore, the HIV Ambassador would interact with key influencers in the communities (youth formations, traditional leaders, ward counselors) to create demand for health services. Additionally, the HIV Ambassador would assist the facilities in the tracing of patients on missed appointments lists in communities around their places of stay. The target population includes: ART & TB clients who have missed their appointments, mother-baby pair, unsuppressed viral loads and elicit index client information for follow up and pregnant women.

Responsibilities

• Conduct health education in communities on HIV, AIDS & TB as part of 959595 strategy • Source missed appointment list from Data Capturer for daily tracing • Create health awareness campaigns in identified communities on the importance of 90 90 90 status for HIV and TB, stigma and discrimination and on treatment adherence. • Leverage social platforms (imbizo, youth gatherings, LAC, DAC etc.) to promote • Refer patients for enrolment in support groups according to the patient’s preference • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to optimize targets • Maintain client confidentiality • Provides administrative support in terms of daily reports and report writing.

Requirements

• Minimum of grade 10 certificate • Living openly with HIV • A community advocate on health issues especially on HIV/AIDS • Able to communicate in English and isiXhosa is an advantage • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in counselling and testing • Basic HIV counselling and testing

Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 25th ka January 2022.