Linkage Officer : Anova Health Institute NPC

Job Description

  • Anova is an NGO that empowers people and changes lives. Good health and quality of life is what motivates us to provide healthcare solutions and support for those who need it most.
  • We are looking for a facility Linkage Officer who will be responsible for HTS and ensure that proper linkage to care of all HIV infected clients is done according to DoH guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) services at facilities to reach targeted
  • Conduct pre and post-test HIV counselling for all clients recruited
  • Screen all clients for TB and STI
  • Conduct health talks for clients that are waiting to be attended
  • Distribute IEC materials related to HIV, TB and STI
  • Emphasise linkage to care from Pre-test counselling to avoid linkage delay
  • Refer/link all positive clients to care
  • Refer all positive clients to Tracing officers daily
  • Refer all STI and TB suspects  to the facility for further management
  • Ensure that testing site is well equipped to provide high quality testing services, records and report accurate HIV test to clients
  • Ensure compliance of quality assurance procedure
  • Perform routine independent quality control prior to using the HIV test kits
  • Submit reports on a daily , weekly and Monthly basis
  • Complete the approved consent forms for HIV testing and TB screening
  • Safely store the copies of the consent forms


  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • At least 2 years’ experience working as an HTS counsellor
  • Certificate in Basic HAST, HIV Counselling, Adherence counselling
  • Knowledge of DoH, HTS guidelines & protocols
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team
  • Be able to work with little supervision
  • Good communication skills