HIV Program Officer in HCMC (IRD VN)


 

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JOB TITLE : HIV Program Officer - CLICK HERE FOR VIETNAMESE POSITION SUMMARY :

Location :                        Ho Chi Minh City Employment Type :          Local, Full Time (100% FTE) Travel requirements :     Daily travel throughout the province where located; infrequent travel for knowledge sharing and training within Viet Nam. Candidates need to own a motorbike and be willing to drive to visit participating healthcare providers

BACKGROUND :

IRD VN is a locally registered social enterprise in Viet Nam.  IRD VN is a young, dynamic and growing organization.  Though we started in 2016, we now have over 30 office-based staff working across five cities in Viet Nam. IRD VN works in close collaboration with the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control, the National TB Control Program, Provincial CDCs and TB Programs, and other in-country partners to implement projects funded by USAID, the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), UNITAID and Otsuka.

In collaboration with US CDC, IRD VN is helping promote progress towards sustained HIV epidemic control by bridging current gaps in private sector engagement, linking Viet Nam’s HIV and public health system, and infusing a Clinical Business Intelligence (CBI) approach with HIV program stakeholders. The project objectives have been designed in alignment with key requirements for HIV program services as well as cross-program areas (CPA) including Strategic Information (SI) and TB/HIV in seven focus provinces (Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh, Binh Duong, Long An) of Viet Nam. We will catalyze the expansion of client access and uptake to high-quality HIV services in private and community care settings through a Private Provider & Community Support Agency model.

We are looking for a qualified, independent, experienced and functional HIV Program Officer to assist with the execution of duties.

For more information about IRD VN, please visit www.ird.vn

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

Build and manage the network of private health providers offering ARV treatment service in Ho Chi Minh City and Long An

  • Regularly do fieldwork trips to map the current landscape of private health providers who offer ARV treatment service in Ho Chi Minh city and Long An
  • Build and maintain relationships with identified private HIV treatment providers to strengthen the network of private health facilities and increase access to high-quality ARV treatment service
  • Plan and implement technical assistance to private health facilities to improve the quality of their ARV treatment
  • Provide technical support to private health facilities wishing to set up HIV treatment clinics
  • Trouble-shoot and discuss any problems with private health providers, while reporting the issues to the employee’s line manager and documenting the problem in the SPECTRUM
  • Collaborate with the provincial CDC and DOH in doing relevant activities
  • Disseminate project materials related to advocacy, communication, and social mobilization materials as well as referral vouchers for private and public health providers as part of a public health campaign to improve private health provider engagement in HIV/AIDS control
  • Update the SPECTRUM software with information about working activities completed

Data management

  • Collect and update HIV treatment data from private health providers into the ONA software
  • Support the verification of project data from sites and relay to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team

Other tasks

  • Support other aspects of project implementation as requested

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS :

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, pharmacy, and related fields
  • At least three years of experience working in HIV-related areas, especially antiretroviral therapy.
  • Experience in private health sector is an asset
  • Marketing and sales experience is strongly preferred
  • The candidate must possess excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work with private providers at a time convenient to them, including out of working hours
  • Able to work under high pressure

APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE :

  • A cover letter written in Vietnamese or English
  • An up-to-date, detailed Curriculum Vitae in Vietnamese or English
  • At least two employment references (Name, Phone Number, and Email Address)

SEND AN APPLICATION :

  • By e-mail to hr@ird.vn
  • Subject: “Application for HIV Program Officer in Ho Chi Minh”
  • Deadline: 31 March 2023

Compensation and the final position grade will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits will be included in the compensation package. All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be contacted and interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful.

IRD VN is an equal opportunity employer.

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