Peer Navigator x8 | Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future.

The main purpose of this position is to welcome adolescents to the health facility and to ensure smooth process of the study including recruitment, enrolling participants, basic data capturing and information sharing.

Minimum Requirements
• Grade 12 Certificate
• Between the ages of 18 to 29 years
• Data entry capturing experience
• Previous PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) experience
• Computer literacy (Ms Office)
• Fluency in English and or Afrikaans and or IsiXhosa
• Communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to take initiative
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work with teams and independently
• Good planning and organising
• Time management
• Willingness to work irregular hours, including weekends

Advantageous
• Work experience in a health/clinic environment
• Experience in working with adolescents and youth
• Basic- knowledge of public health and community resources
• Able to assist with community meetings
• Previous PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) experience

Responsibilities
• Welcome adolescent patients to the health facility
• Relate to adolescents in a friendly and non-judgmental manner
• Guide the adolescents to where they can access services and help them feel comfortable
• Assist with the folder – either get it from the records or assist with opening one
• Register the adolescents on the biometric system (Broccoli) and conduct the health assessment for services needed. Conduct this while they wait to be seen by the nurses
• Provide basic HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health Education to study participants about sexual health, combination HIV prevention, PrEP, STI’s, modern contraceptive methods, male and female condoms, gender-based violence. This can be done one-on-one or as a group
• Assist as a communicator between patients and clinicians when required
• Strive to improve clinic efficiency and reduce waiting times
• Facilitate structured information sessions for the youth at the clinic
• Assist study staff with storage of study material in the facility
• Participate in staff meetings and appropriate training workshops as organized and required by the project
• Maintain research participant confidentiality
• Perform all activities according to Good Clinical Practice Standards
• Work in a consistently ethical manner
• Provide report back during weekly site meetings
• Communicate ongoing issues, concerns, successes to the Line Manager