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Medical Coordinator (MMT-ART) -(AHRN)

Job Summary

Location -For Pang War, Kachin State

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Personal and Professional Requirements:

• Medical Doctor, preferably with some experience and/or interest in drug treatment, STI, HIV, TB and primary health care;

• 1‐2 years working experience with INGOs or LNGOs;

• Fluent in Myanmar and English language, both written and spoken;

• Knowledge of Local language will be given preference;

• Excellent communication and networking (interpersonal) skills; • Willingness to work with drug users and their families;

• Availability to travel any parts of project area;

• Some understanding of drug and HIV situation in Myanmar/Kachin area;

• Keen interest in contributing to HIV/AIDS responses in Myanmar;

• Ability to drive motorbike well;


Main Responsibilities:Project Site Operations Level Advocacy Tasks

• Advocacy with local level officials (MoHS, DoPH, DoMS…) in consultation with the Project Manager for smooth medical interventions at project site operation;

• Represent, liaise, create networks, coordinate and advocate with different stakeholders including (I)NGOs, LNGOs, government departments, drug users and the community in project site operations;

Medical Interventions Tasks at AHRN clinic

• Providing advice to the CMT on AHRN Health Care Policy matters;

• Responsible for all matters related to AHRN medical interventions (i.e., primary health care, symptomatic drug treatment using harm reduction techniques, family planning services, SRHR activities and other associated issues …);

• Representing the Health Unit and maintain close working relationships with Drug Treatment Centers, STI-HIV Team, General Hospital and other associated INGOs;

• Ensuring that AHRN and its ongoing project activities are effectively marketed to drug users in project area so that it is perceived as a service that caters to the needs of drug users through consultations and participation of users in intervention design and ongoing project site operations, more specifically to medical interventions;

• Supervise stock management, and generate periodical stock report and stock order in coordination with DIC MC (Waimaw);

• Supervise and represent medical interventions and its team members (i.e., Nurse, Treatment Facilitator…) at all levels on operational matters;

• Identifying medical training needs of Medical team and inform GFP (Health);

• Developing a mutually agreed network of referrals for general and specialist health care facilities (i.e., Detoxification, STI, TB, ART etc.);

• Providing training to project team members on medical topics (first aid, CPR, overdose etc.);

• Responsible for health check-up of project team members;

• Coordinate with Project Manager for IEC materials with the specific objectives for sustainable Behavioural Change among target people;

Methadone Maintenance Therapy

• Act as AHRNs representative, and focal point, for MMT-ART/one-stop service, which is being jointly implemented with Drug Treatment Centre;

• Represent, liaise, create networks, coordinate and advocate with Psychiatrist/DMO/TMO on the day-to-day operations of MMT/one-stop services;

• Establish effective and efficient referral network between NAP clinic, TB clinic in Hospital (if they are available) and AHRN Drop-in-centre;

• Ensure there is a clear pathway and responsible to organize to have a clear and sustainable linkage of other services: Health Education, Condom programme, prevention of overdose for all MMT clients by closely working with AHRN Drop-in-Centre team;

• Assist Psychiatrist/DMO/TMO in monthly data collection and monthly report of MMT/one-stop services;

• Develop referral and access pathways to ensure there is a continuity of care and linkages to rehabilitation and aftercare services for clients on MMT, by closely working with Project Manager and Better Shade Peer Support Group;

• Facilitate and participate in weekly case meetings and MMT client meetings, and actively provide relevant inputs and necessary support;

• Act as the focal point for the MMT-ART/one-stop service, for advocacy with local officials, community members, faith-based groups etc. by closely working with Project Manager;

• Provide relevant and necessary feedback on the operational challenges/success with the Program Coordinator (Health Affairs) in Yangon;

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