Team Leader (Cluster)- The National Association of People living with HIV and AIDS

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Team Leader (Cluster)- The National Association of People living with HIV and AIDS

The National Association of People living with HIV and AIDS (NAP+N) was established after the first national consultation of PLHIVs in 2003. This historic event, succeeded in bringing 30 PLHIV participants from across the country to agree to one common goal: ‘To unite all those living with the virus in Nepal and fight back.’

NAP+N has focused on building the capacity of local PLHIV groups to respond appropriately to the needs of PLHIVs and its related Key Populations in area of advocacy, prevention, care and support, counseling, raising community awareness, providing information and education and improving access to the healthcare and legal services. NAP+N is the largest network of grassroots organizations working on the frontlines of this concentrated epidemic to achieve the national goal.

NAP+N is committed towards the promotion of autonomy and empowerment of PLHIVs which will help them make informed decision. NAP+N ensure that PLHIVs are in the forefront of policy making debates and their meaningful involvement at all levels is essential. The network is working towards multi-sectored collaboration and aims to develop strong working partnership with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the government and the private sectors.
NAP+N (a national network of PLHIV) has its functional and meaningful presence all over the country throughout the five regions and around 65 districts. It has extensive membership-any PLHIV led CBOs paying very nominal membership fee, can gain its membership. Among them, 73 percentage of CBOs are led by migrated PLHIV community. And more than eighty percent of it’s clients are migrant and their wives. Similarly, as a result, current executive board of NAP+N has led by key populations (except MSM/TG). The majority of board members are from migrant and their spouses which also incorporate women and socially excluded groups. 

It can mobilize all its affiliated community based organizations to mitigate the national goal. The prevention model should incorporate the meaningful involvement of People Living with HIV and greater involvement of People Living with HIV concept along with evidence based HIV prevention program “Nothing about us without us” (Declaration of Ending AIDS by 2030, HLM UNGASS-2016). The NAP+N as an institution has vast array of HIV related work experience for more than a decade. It has demonstrated its ability to manage huge grants and is well equipped both technically and programmatically. In 2010, HIV/AIDS Project Management Unit (PMU) of UNDP Nepal, in written, has recognized NAP+N for best management of Challenge Fund.

Team Leader (Cluster)

Reports to: Program Manager
Level: 6 (Six)
No of position:1 (One)
Duty Station: Dhangadi with frequent travel to NAP+N partner CBOs under GFATM
Position type: Contract
Salary & Benefits: As per HR Policy of NAP+N
Contract Duration: Initially up to 31st December 2018 and with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability

Major Duties:

  • Support NTC and Save the Children to develop the necessary strategic documents concerning program planning and implementation, such as policy papers, concept notes, detail implementation plan etc.;
  • Provide strategic advice, direction and direct technical inputs to District Project Coordinator in necessary areas of TB program.
  • Develop the monitoring and evaluation plan of the Program and ensure its implementation.
  • Responsible to implement NTP activities in coordination with the stakeholders of the program like Medical Colleges, NGOs, Private Practitioners, Professional organizations, and TB related co-morbidity care providers.
  • Prepare the implementation plan of allocated activities linking with NTP’s regular activities with the support of D/PHO, DTLO, provincial local and district team members.
  • Field supervision for monitoring and assessment of program performance and provide technical support to M&E and District Project Coordinator (DPC) for their quality performance.
  • Develop a management information system of TB program is established, which allows the efficient and effective collection, storage and analysis of data throughout the program.
  • Communicate with line manager and central team members about the progress of the activities. 
  • Work closely in coordination with NTC, Save the Children (Country office team and provincial team) and NAP+N and update about the project’s events and progress
  • Ensure proper coordination of the program implementation among NTC, PR, implementing partners (CBOs), NGOs, INGOs and with government line agencies.
  • Analyze the timeliness and quality of the outputs as well as timely preparation of reports on achievements and challenges faced within the project;
  • Prepare work plans, produce timely reports and progress reports.
  • Establish and maintain harmonization with district and regional level stakeholders (government, NGOs, CBOs and donors).
  • Responsible for the proper documentation and reporting of all activities with sufficient proof and evidence documents including any other relevant issues during execution of field activities. 
  • Ensure the ACSM activities in coordination with PPM agencies, coordinating with the medical college/hospitals/teaching institutes/schools for improved involvement in the program.
  • Communicate with line manager and central team members about the progress of the activities. 
  • Contribute ideas and be innovative for the creation and continuation of efficient professional team. 
  • Participate in different meetings, trainings, workshop and seminars as required for the organization at province and district level. 
  • Motivate the district level staffs and other volunteers involved in the program for the TB case finding and management.
  • Any other job assigned as per program need. 

Responsibilities

  • Work in close collaboration with the team of NAP+N, NTC and Donor agencies
  • Represents NAP+N in different forums to carry out the objectives and goals. 
  • Promote NAP+N wherever possible.

Required Competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or equivalent with 2 years of working experiences in HIV and TB related projects or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health with Health Assistant background having 5 years of working experiences in HIV and TB related projects at National Level
  • Good project management skills and able to deliver with minimal supervision
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills, strong team player and calm even under pressure
  • Fluent in English and Nepali (speaking and writing)
  • Ability to work with target groups of People Living with HIV and TB
  • Proficiency on computer usage on office Packages, email and internet
  • Having driving license of Motorbike will be asset
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Applying Procedure

All interested candidates are requested to submit curriculum vitae and motivation letter with subject head as “Application for the position of Team Leader” to [email protected] or sealed envelope to National Association of PLWHA in Nepal (NAP+N), Tokha Municipality-10, Karki Niwas, Samakhusi, Ring Road , Kathmandu, Nepal no later than 5 PM of 6th. April 2018. People living with HIV or affected candidate meeting above requirements are highly encouraged to apply. ­

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