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Context:

New Light AIDS Control Society started its operations in 1999 and currently working in the area of HIV/AIDS with focus on care and support of PLHIV in Pakistan.

New Light AIDS Control Society has its main office at Lahore; however care and support project is implemented by New Light throughout Punjab and Sindh. New Light is going to scale up its program under Global Fund Round 9 at Punjab and would provide comprehensive care and support services to PLHIV.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducts regular home visits
  • Provides HIV/AIDS information to PLHIV
  • Orients PLHIV on Care and support services
  • Responsible to accompany PLHIV to hospitals for emergency and non-emergency visits
  • Prepares daily visit reports as per activities undertaken
  • Collect data from field and update regularly project indicator database

Key Responsibilities:

  • Refers new HIV cases to project counselor for counseling
  • Responsible for development of monthly and quarterly plan in coordination with project manager
  • Assists project manager for development of monthly/quarterly narrative project report
  • Prepares the monthly check up list of PLHIV  and keep record
  • Coordinates with public  and private sector hospitals regarding regular checkup, treatment and  availability of ARV
  • Conducts advocacy session with communities
  • Organizes monthly/quarterly meetings of PLHIV
  • Conducts training need assessment for PLHIV and coordinate with project/program manager regarding vocational and business training
  • Develops data base of PLHIV that are provided nutritional and food support
  • Works closely with project/program manager regarding educational support to infected and effected children
  • Collects field data as per project indicators and update data tracking sheet
  • Assists the monitoring team from CRS during their field visits
  • Any other duty assigned by the chief executive or project manager

Confidentiality:

  • Maintains confidentiality to access of information regarding New Light AIDS Control Society and its Partners

Personal/Professional Skills:

  • Minimum education should be F.A/F.Sc
  • At least one year NGO experience preferably as outreach worker/peer educator
  • Able to write in Urdu/ English daily visit and activities related reports
  • Able to work on Microsoft world and excel
  • Must have keen interest to work for PLHIV members without being judgemental
  • Willingness to travel in remote areas of Punjab
  • Fluency in Urdu and Local Languages of Punjab
  • Flexible, motivated team player

Key Working Relationships:

Internal:

  • Project Managers, Admin and Finance Officers, Project Staff and Chief Executive

External:

  • Local  NGOs, PACP, CRS, Hospitals, HIV treatment centers, PPTCT centers




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