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Nurse Prevention Mentor

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration
Mbabane, Swaziland
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

Project Overview

Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention (MOSAIC) is a five-year (2021-2026) global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help women protect themselves from HIV by accelerating introduction and scale-up of new biomedical prevention products.

The MOSAIC consortium is led by FHI 360 along with core partners Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT), LVCT Health, Jhpiego, and AVAC. The work will also be supported by technical partners from Afton Bloom, Avenir Health, Columbia University, Mann Global Health, RTI International, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Washington.

MOSAIC Approach

MOSAIC’s objective is to ensure that individuals—especially women—can protect themselves from acquiring HIV and other infectious diseases by accelerating introduction and scale-up of new biomedical prevention products and expediting their availability, acceptance, uptake, and impact. To achieve this objective, MOSAIC will work in alignment with the following five priorities:

Ensure a user-centered approach in which the needs and preferences of users—especially adolescent girls and young women—are understood and addressed in product introduction and scale-up Conduct research to expand the evidence base on how to effectively enhance product availability acceptability Coordinate and provide technical assistance to global, national, and subnational stakeholders to expedite product introduction in policy and practice by addressing issues related to regulatory review, policy development, resource mobilization, supply chain, delivery models and platforms and demand creation Implement research utilization activities and establish mechanisms for rapid, effective knowledge exchange among key stakeholders to ensure existing and emerging evidence on product introduction and scale-up is applied in policy and practice Strengthen and sustain local partner capacity to advocate for, design, and implement high-quality product introduction activities and research

Position Description

The Nurse Prevention Mentor will support the MOSAIC projects and, in support to the Ministry of Health PrEP Lead, be responsible for capacitating health care workers and civil societies on new biomedical prevention products in the country.

Key Responsibilities

Capacity building, Training and mentoring

  • Coordinate and conduct training and ongoing mentoring in biomedical HIV prevention for health care workers, community partners and civil societies.
  • Compile frequently asked questions related to HIV prevention from HCWs, civil society and end-users.
  • Provide real time responses to PrEP related questions in social media

Research

  • Support training, implementation and monitoring of pilot studies on new HIV prevention products.
  • Work closely with MOSAIC-Eswatini’s management and technical team to support the synthesis and curation of evidence and experience emerging from MOSAIC-Eswatini’s biomedical HIV prevention research and program activities

Monitoring/quality improvement

  • Collaborate with RU/KM officer to monitor, document and share project accomplishments, most significant change stories on HIV prevention, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners for policy dialogue, advocacy and future programming.
  • Identify and support QI processes for HCW’s and work with end-users on customer satisfaction surveys.

Knowledge sharing

  • Promote knowledge sharing by support social media live sessions and social media blogs on HIV prevention products.
  • Supports dissemination efforts for MOSAIC-Eswatini’s biomedical HIV prevention research and program efforts, ensuring that project resources, lessons learned, and study findings are shared with appropriate global, regional, national, and sub-national audiences
  • Participation in meetings with the MOSAIC RU/KM team sharing their insights on both successes and failures in the field to ensure collective learning.

Minimum requirements

  • BSc. Nursing or equivalent Nursing Qualification
  • NARTIS training a requirement
  • Professional Registration with the Eswatini Nursing Council
  • At least 4 years’ experience in HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and providing Nurse mentorship support
  • Experience working with CBO/NGOs in community/ youth/ gender related structures, engagement, training facilitation and research
  • Sound understanding of HIV-related needs of key and priority populations in Eswatini, including female sex workers and adolescent girls and young women.

Skills and Attributes

  • Good communication skills and able to speak and write in English and Siswati.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively with health care workers, community members and community leaders.
  • Basic computer literacy and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Be adaptable, approachable, empathetic and willing to take initiative. Knowledge on HIV prevention, care and treatment is an advantage.
  • Evidence of good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Evidence of good presentation/facilitation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills and successful teamwork.
  • Experience developing and maintaining productive working relations with healthcare workers.
  • Familiar with U.S. Government monitoring and evaluation requirements, in particular PEPFAR.
  • Should be self-starter, creative, social media savvy, passionate hardworking and self- motivated.

Typical Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs

Technology used

  • Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, cell phones, tablet.

Travel Requirements

  • 30-40% within Eswatini

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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