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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/TASR26
Title: Technical Officer - HIV Care and Treatment
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  11 months
Date: 6 May 2013
Application Deadline: 27 May 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Organization unit: WP_PNG Papua New Guinea (WP_PNG) /
WP_PG3 Director, Combating Communicable Diseases (WP_PG3)
The programme envisages improved quality of HIV Care and Treatment programme through enhanced supply management of commodities, improved skills of health care workers and HIV patient treatment outcome monitoring including TB and other co-infections.
Description of duties:
1. Facilitate quarterly analysis of the data on antiretroviral therapy (ART) patient treatment and outcomes and consolidated data at national level annually;
2. Support the utilization of data by different ART sites through reviewing their data and plan to cover the identified gaps;
3. Support National Department of Health (NDOH) to disseminate the treatment outcome data through presentation/ publications/internet outcome in different fora in country and abroad;
4. Facilitate a review of ART guidelines based on current global recommendations;
5. Review and update the Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illnes (IMAI) training materials based on global guidelines;
6. Support the review of ART patients monitoring tools and train health care workers on utilization of these tools at ART sites;
7. Support the review and the implementation of MS Access database at ART sites to improve patient monitoring;
8. Conduct regular supervisions and on-site mentoring of health care workers providing ART services;
9. Support NDOH to strengthen Early Warning Indicators for HIV drug assistance;
10. Support NDOH to develop, plan and implement ART HIV drug resistance monitoring;
11. Facilitate development of ART treatment plan and integration into existing services;
12. Support and encourage operational research and publications of ART treatment outcomes, including treatment adherence; assist in developing and reviewing of research proposals; and
13. Facilitate sharing of updated information/publication on HIV care and treatment;
14. Facilitate review of forms at NDOH to support quality ART reports;
15. Any other duties as may be required.
University degree in medicine from a recognized university and postgraduate degree in public health are essential. Training in epidemiology, programme management and evaluation, or communication is desirable.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of HIV programme and multisectoral nature of HIV response. Skills in health situation analysis, strategic thinking, programme management and evaluation in promoting national capabilities at all levels. Excellent knowledge of MS Windows and MS Office software. Knowledge of statistical and management of databases (MS Access) is an asset. Excellent communication skills. Ability to travel and work in remote field conditions. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Seven years of HIV/AIDS programme experience with five years of experience in HIV care and treatment activities at international level is essential. Experience in programme planning and management, monitoring and evaluation is desirable. Research experience is a plus. Experience in utilization of data from health information system and quality assurance of data is an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD67 483 at single rate
USD72 467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 112 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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