JOB AT American Refugee Committee (ARC) : HIV PROGRAM COORDINATOR : ( Deadline : 26 July 2019 )

JOB AT American Refugee Committee (ARC) : HIV PROGRAM COORDINATOR  : ( Deadline : 26 July 2019 )


JOB AT American Refugee Committee (ARC) : HIV PROGRAM COORDINATOR : ( Deadline : 26 July 2019 )







ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally.


ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 250 regular, full-time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.


ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join in the position of HIV Program Coordinator in Mahama Refugee Camp.






Key responsibilities:


Oversee and coordinate all the activities of the HIV/AIDS sector
Develop and execute work plans and activity plans for the HIV/AIDS sector to meet annual goals,
Ensure that all HIV/AIDS projects have well-defined performance indicators and output monitoring mechanisms
Supervise HIV/AIDS staff on completing project activities, monitoring work performance, and ensuring protocols and standards are being followed
Develop counseling, testing, and ARV-distribution protocols that will be used in the identification and management of HIV/AIDS
Develop strategies/action plans to maintain compliance of HIV/AIDS program activities/goals with national protocols
Coordinate with logistics, nutrition staff, laboratory staff and pharmacist to ensure availability of ARV drugs, supplemental food for PLHIVS, contraceptives, PEP kits, and testing materials
HIV/AIDS education: Develop HIV/AIDS education tools to be used by HIV/AIDS staff and community health workers to sensitize beneficiaries on prevention of HIV transmission, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, testing for HIV, prevention of social stigmatization of PLHIVs, and treatment of HIV
Build the capacity of PMTCT Nurse, HIV social assistants, and VCT Counselor on identification and treatment of PLHIVs
Coordinate with other sector coordinators on planning and achieving program goals
Support/direct coordination of HIV/AIDS staff with other sector staff, particularly with other health staff
Monitoring: compile, submit, and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual data from the HIV/AIDS sector, create and supervise surveys, analyze survey data and develop action plans based upon HIV/AIDS data
Represent ARC in sector meetings and communicate HIV/AIDS information to donors, leadership, government bodies, and coordinating bodies
Perform any other duties assigned by the ARC Health Coordinator or any other ARC Senior Manager


Minimum qualifications:



University degree in Health or Nursing, with emphasis on HIV/Infectious Disease
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in HIV/AIDs programming
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS protocols, including SPHERE standards, WHO protocols, and Rwandan MoH HIV/AIDS protocols
Experience in analyzing and interpreting HIV/AIDS data and writing reports to a high technical standard
Experience of designing, implementing and analyzing HIV/AIDS surveys
Knowledge of the regional political and social conditions
Kinyarwanda, English, and French oral/writing skills, Kiswahili oral skills also preferred
Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda a plus
Experience in managing and working with a multicultural staff
Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills
Computer skills, especially MS Office
Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a refugee camp environment




Strong leadership and management skills including strategy formation, process improvement, and team building
Excellent written and verbal communication, including effective presentation and facilitation skills
Excellent strategic thinking, process management, and problem-solving skills
Collaborative, result-oriented management style
Initiative, resourcefulness, and innovation
Experience in managing multi-cultural and multi-level (numerous offices) programs
Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills
Ability to motivate staff and lead a high performing team in a politically sensitive environment
Ability and willingness to live and work in a remote, low-resource setting.



APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor – via email to [email protected] with the Vacancy Announcement- HIV Program Coordinator in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 21st July 2019 at 17:00hrs. Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.





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