PROVINCIAL SUPPORT OFFICER

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  • Post Date: May 4, 2023
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PROVINCIAL SUPPORT OFFICER X11

World Vision Papua New Guinea (WVPNG) has exciting opportunity for those of you who want a change and want to become part of a dynamic team. We are currently looking for suitable, qualified, experienced, and highly motivated professional to fill the position of Provincial Support Officer X11 to be based in various locations in Papua New Guinea.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The purpose of this position is to coordinate with a respective PHA operations for implementation of TB HIV STI C19 programs under Global Fund supported project. Each PSO will be employed by WV PNG and seconded to the TB and HIV/AIDS & STIs Program but based in selected a Global Fund prioritized high-burden province. He/she has a key role in ensuring respective PHAs take ownership, build internal leadership and management for TB and HIV programs in the HIV and TB prioritized high-burden provinces. must be submitted accordingly

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Support PHA capacity building, ownership, management and leadership for HIV & TB programs
  • Supporting PHA engagement and effective communication with Global Fund Sub-Recipients to develop Detailed Implementation Plans for funded activities. They will ensure timely implementation of scheduled activities/interventions and take lead in addressing any bottlenecks at the provincial level
  • Support PHAs in the planning, financing, implementing and monitoring of TB and HIV control through the development of provincial TB/HIV strategic Plans and their financing, implementation and monitoring supported by NTP/NAP and its technical partners
  • Provide guidance and build PHA capacity for supervision and review of TB/HIV program along with the SR and local CBOs/FBOs/CSOs
  • Provide onsite supervision with PHA team and build capacity of PHAs on technical aspects, supervision and program management including engagement of CBOs, trainings, strengthening of M&E, TB/HIV coordination etc.
  • Support provincial TB/HIV Coordinators to coordinate and organize regular TB/HIV coordination meetings at provincial level, with involvement and active participation of all stakeholders
  • Coordinate technical assistance to the PHA in TB/HIV where necessary to ensure appropriate systems are in place for the PHA to receive and effectively manage and acquit donor funds
  • Advocate for PHAs to create and fund critical HR positions for the TB and HIV programs using domestic resources and lobby for the absorption of important existing donor-funded staff
  1. Strengthen delivery of high-quality TB and HIV services
  • They will assist PHAs in conducting training, coaching and on-site mentoring to clinicians on management of both DS-TB and MDR-TB, integrated TB/HIV care; PPTCT, HIV testing and counseling and both adult and pediatric ART
  • In collaboration with the NT and National HIV programs, they will review / assess existing services (BMUs) and compile a list of BMUs for commissioning or decommissioning
  • They will support PHAs to strengthen management and monitoring of adverse drug reactions utilizing aDSM protocols and tools particularly for MDR-TB patients on SLT
  • Liaise with provincial TB/HIV teams and support the implementation of an integrated one stop service for TB and HIV by ensuring services, facilities, resources, training and other support is available for provision of integrated TB/HIV care which includes testing all TB patients for HIV and ensuring that those co-infected are initiated on ART as well as intensify TB case finding among PLHIV accessing ART and ensure that those without TB are initiated on appropriate TB preventive therapy.
  1. Ensure and improve timely availability and use of high-quality TB and HIV program data to improve service delivery and monitor program performance
  • Support capacity building of PHA TB/HIV Coordinators and also assist them to conduct regular on-site mentoring and support to ensure recording and reporting for both TB and HIV programs is done simultaneously by all health facilities providing the services in the province using the appropriate tools
  • Facilitate complete and timely reporting by all BMUs, HCT and ART sites
  • Support capacity building for PHA TB and HIV teams for regular data quality assessment visits to validate TB and HIV reports submitted to the PHAs and NDoH as well as support PHA teams to conduct these visits.
  • Support roll-out and training of healthcare workers on the revised TB and HIV program recording and reporting tools
  • Conduct regular data-driven support supervisory visits with the PHA, PR/SRs, NDoH, PSM and CPHL
  • Support timely availability of program data and reporting for the Progress Update Disbursement report PUDR. Participate on-site PUDR data verification and validation by the LFA
  • Support PHA capacity building for planning, conducting of quarterly provincial data review and planning meetings and use of provincial TB/HIV data for TB and HIV response and help PHA teams to conduct such meetings.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION/SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate in Health Sciences/ Nursing/ public health
  • Work experience in public health for at least 5 years of which at least 2 years in TB HIV programs at central and provincial level
  • Experience as Health Extension Officers will be an advantage
  • Experience in project management – Essential
  • Training in disease outbreak investigation and/or experience in working for the PNG COVID-19 response at National/ PHA level will be an advantage
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of government and donor personnel even in complex politically sensitive environments
  • Good computer skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Good English communication skills and experience in writing reports and advisories for PHAs
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work closely within teams with good leadership and management skills in coordinating project teams and working with consultants in disease surveillance, surveys, M&E activities and operational research. Strong presentation, facilitation, critical thinking and coordination skills

A competitive salary, benefits, and career development opportunity will be offered commensurate with relevant experience, knowledge, and qualifications.

Interested applicants should submit their expression of interest and detailed CV with valid Police & Medical Clearance Certificate and COVID 19 Vaccination card (within the first 3 months of issuance) on or before; Friday 5 May 2023. Electronic applications should be less than 2MB.

World Vision is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Considering the well-being of the staff, beneficiaries, peers, partners, and the general public at large it is highly recommended that all staff of WV PNG be vaccinated for CoVid19. Any request for exemption from being vaccinated on grounds of health and religious beliefs can be accommodated upon due consideration.

World Vision is committed to first do no harm to children or adult beneficiaries, to respect the rights of all beneficiaries, and to uphold the best interests of children as a primary consideration in all actions and decisions; accordingly, all the recruits will go through specific checks and compliance procedures in accordance to its Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy. World Vision PNG has zero tolerance towards incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. World Vision Papua New Guinea as Child Safe Organization discourages anyone to apply with prior record of conviction related with child neglect, abuse and exploitation

We appreciate the time it takes to prepare your application. Please note that only short-listed candidates suitable for interviews will be contacted. If you do not hear from World Vision within two (2) weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

Apply now and take the next step in your career with this exciting opportunity!

Please submit your applications, EOI &CV to the below link.

https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/job/Provincial-Support-Officer-11_R19555

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