Anova Health | Professional Nurse: Adolescent Youth Friendly Services – OD/00054/21

Anova Health | Professional Nurse: Adolescent Youth Friendly Services – OD/00054/21

Limpopo Province – Capricorn: Lepelle Nkumpi
Fixed Term for 3 months due to limited funding available till 30 September 2021

We are looking for a Professional Nurse: Adolescent to focus on improving the HTS services and create Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) demand at Anova’s allocated facilities, prioritizing adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged between 10 -24 years. He/she will ensure that AGYW are provided with relevant care that meets their needs, through a holistic approach strategy, as part of a team of professionals working in Anova. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) 

  • Identify, establish and maintain AYFS platforms at facility (PHC and CHC) and school-based level-Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges 
  • Conduct AYFS assessments 
  • Ensure that facilities are adhering to 10 national AYFS standards 
  • Establish bi-directional referral channels (community/facility/TVETs) to AYFS 
  • Scale-up youth-friendly health services e.g. condom services, HTS including HIV self-screening and contraception mix, STI screening, and treatment at facilities and TVETs 
  • Ensure linkage to prevention (e.g. PrEP) and other services (post-violence care) 
  • Ensure that eligible individuals mainly adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are linked to PrEP and retained as needed at facilities and TVETs 
  • Ensure that facilities are implementing the GBV L.I.V.E.S model 
  • Roll out DREAMS in all sub-districts supported by Anova 
  • Ensure that DREAMS is being implemented and ensure that all eligible adolescent girls and young women are being enrolled 
  • Train health care workers in facilities and TVETs in DREAMS 
  • Conduct DREAMS impact surveys 
  • Implement Youth Care Club (YCC) model to ensure successful linkage to treatment, retention, and adherence 
  • Ensure that youth care clubs for adolescents living with HIV are being implemented and members are being recruited 
  • Train health care workers in facilities and TVETs in YCC model 

Strengthening Internal Role and Administration 

  • Support all other Anova staff with planning, organizing and execution of adolescent and young people program (AYP) activities 
  • Provide regular oral and/or written program updates 
  • Assist with monthly statistics collection 
  • Attend all team meetings as per invite 
  • Timely submission of weekly plans, requests, and reports 
  • Monitor and evaluate DREAMS program and progress, as per PEPFAR MER guidelines and COP 

Supervision, Monitoring, and Stakeholder Engagement 

  • Supervise and monitor adolescent enrolled nurses and youth connectors’ (peer educators and linkage officers) activities at sub-districts 
  • Form and maintain partnerships with other implementing partners 
  • Train and mentor health care workers, youth connectors (peer educators and linkage officers), operational managers, campus nurses, and AYFS champions to deliver AYFS and collect data 
  • Train clinicians and non-clinicians on AYFS, GBV, PrEP, YCC, and other models as per need 

Any other tasks as agreed with line manager. 

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required 

  • Grade 12 (Matric) 
  • Professional Nurse with midwifery diploma/ degree and registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) 
  • Local youth between 20 and 30 years 
  • NIMART trained, mentored, and certified as competent 
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in HIV and TB management 
  • Experience in supervising a team 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Good report writing skills 
  • Proficiency in MS Office 

Please specify the above reference number on the subject line of your email for a quicker response. Good luck! 

Submit your CV and application letter to Olga Daswa at recruitmentcapricorn@anovahealth.co.za 

Closing date: 01 July 2021 

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of submitting their application should assume that they have not been successful. Anova Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer. 

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