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Senior Health Promoter – Testing Providers (Linkage Nurses (2 posts) at DAPP


Position: Senior Health Promoter – Testing Providers (Linkage Nurses (2 posts)

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Malawi is a locally registered NGO that has been operating in Malawi since 1995. Our mission is to work with the communities by promoting social and economic development through health, education training, food security and environmental programs. Our work in development is guided by social cohesion and respect for humanity, implemented through innovative and cost-effective programs. Through a variety of development models, DAPP complements the government’s effort in implementing the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy.
DAPP Malawi is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to apply for various positions for the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded project which is to be implemented in Blantyre and Chiradzulu districts aiming at strengthening access to high quality and comprehensive services targeting adolescent and young people through Determined, Resilient, AIDS-Free Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) Program under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a project called “Loto Langa” or “LoLa” in short.
The program includes several layers of interventions including Direct service delivery of HIV Testing and Family planning and condom promotion and distribution to for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), Social asset building and HIV Violence prevention of AGYW, Economic strengthening and educational support, Families Matter Program and Implementing the IMPower Program.
Position: Senior Health Promoter – Testing Providers (Linkage Nurses (2 posts)
Reports to Clinical Program Supervisor
Job summary/ responsibilities:
The Testing Providers/Linkage Nurses will lead and supervise the work of DREAMS at the Health Facilities in planning and implementation of the DREAMS Package & Models in the targeted Health Facilities. Linkage Nurses will support initial and on-going prevention, care and support services for ART clients with much focus on the AGYW, including linking newly diagnosed HIV positive clients to care, monitoring viral load and tracing clients with missed appointments together with health facility coordinators (ART, HTC, STIs, FP) etc., HDA and other service providers to Strengthen referral and Links within health system at the HFs and Communities.
Key Performance Areas
The Linkage Nurse is expected to do the following tasks, not limited to planning, reporting, coordination, collaboration, supervision and implementation;
Provide overall leadership and management in the implementation of project activities with much focus on Referrals and Linkages of AGYW to the appropriate health services at the Health Facility.
Coordinate project operations in collaboration with Health Facility coordinators (ART, HTC, STIs, FP) etc., HDA
Provide day to day leadership to the HIV Diagnostic Assistant at the health facility. Collaborate with other departments and relevant stakeholders in designated Health Facilities.
Ensure timely implementation of project activities at the health facility to achieve expected and high-quality results.
Supervise the work of the HIV Diagnostic Assistant, including providing coaching and mentorship support
The Linkage Nurse will work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
This Linkage Nurse will ensure the activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements
The Linkage Nurse will be Reporting to the Clinical Program Supervisor
Qualification and Experience
Applicants should have a minimum of a Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery Technician, obtained from a recognized institution
Be registered with the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi (active membership).
Practical knowledge and experience relating to HTS (general service provision)
Minimum of one year post internship working experience in high volume clinical environment.
Capacity to work under pressure, make and implement administrative decisions
Hands-on type of person, team player and builder able to coordinate activities in a complex environment and able to work under time pressure.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Willing to work long hours toward the attainment of program objectives and deliverables
Ability to collaborate with different people of different backgrounds, literacy levels and social status
Ability to monitor and evaluate program progress using designated tools
Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision, at all times.
Those who successfully worked with DREAMS / HTS/AGYW or FYHS Projects will have added advantage.
Ready to start work with short notice

Method Of Application

The Human Resources Manager,
DAPP Malawi,
PO Box 2732
please send your application including a job application letter, a full CV and 3 references in English to
Email: no later than 26th of October 2022. Candidate applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.