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LINKAGES is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In Angola, MSH is LINKAGES’ operating partner. The project aims to accelerate the ability of governments, key population (KP) organizations and private sector providers to collaboratively plan, deliver, and optimize services that reduce HIV transmission among KPs – sex workers (SW), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender (TG) persons and people who inject drugs (PWIDs) – and their sexual partners and extend life for those who are HIV-positive. The project goal will be achieved through the following results:
The LINKAGES Angola program is a four-year program tasked with strengthening the Government of the Republic of Angola (GRA) and community responses to KP to help reduce HIV transmission among FSW, MSM, and TG, and to improve capacity and systems required to enroll and maintain KP in care. LINKAGES will work with the Ministry of Health, National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS (INLS in Portuguese) to accelerate emerging GRA programming toward KP. The objective is to strengthen the care cascade for KP and leveraging other PEPFAR programs in high impact sites of priority provinces. LINKAGES will then reach KP through scaling up proven peer interventions, testing, and strengthened facility, community and GRA outreach, with specific focus on minimizing stigma and discrimination.
The HIV Clinical Nurse Supervisor will act as the community clinical nurse specialist for HIV for KP patients under the LINKAGES Project. The ideal candidate is a highly specialist nurse and directly responsible for the coaching of partner CSOs and supervision of at least 10 other part-time nurses on the management of a community clinical caseload and the provision of STI presumptive treatment in the community. The Clinical Nurse Supervisor will provide:
The clinical nurse supervisor acts as an advocate for the needs of KP service users, contributing to LINKAGES’ and the Government of Angola’s efforts to develop appropriate models of care to meet specific sexual health needs of KPs. The supervisor contributes to coaching HIV community teams and health care professionals on the provision of services to ensure they meet national and international standards. The supervisor is part of the Testing, Care and Treatment team. The nurse supervisor also provides highly specialist advice to others, across professional and organizational boundaries on all matters related to HIV testing, care and treatment for KPs.
Specialized nursing degree recognized by Angolan law.
At least 5 years in direct service delivery provision of HIV related services in Angola and at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
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