Nurse/ PMTCT at Alight: (Deadline 3 August 2023)

Nurse/ PMTCT at Alight: (Deadline 3 August 2023)


ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ALIGHT presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ALIGHT has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– implementing programs in Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ALIGHT is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join its team as Nurse/ PMTCT to be based full time in any one of the field sites (refugee camps, transit and reception centers) where ALIGHT has active operations with fix term to December 2023.



Based at site Level / Refugee camp, the PMTCT/ Nurse will ensure the compliance with eMTCT protocol from MoH. H/She will be responsible for the data report relating to HIV, Syphilis and others diseases from Antenatal, Perinatal and/or Pediatric and/or Adolescent clients. H/She will monitor the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis.


  • Responsibility for compliance with the eMTCT protocols, good clinical and applicable regulations;
  • Discuss the classification, testing and treatment of HIV exposed infants (HEIs), Syphilis exposed infants (SEIs), HIV and Syphilis antenatal clients and ensuring a team approach to management;
  • Assist the relevant medical officer in coordinating the evaluation and treatment of clients;


  • Facilitate periodic monitoring and/or quality control visits/audits;
  • Ensure proper storage and security of eMTCT data;
  • Enter key clinical data, biographic and demographic information into the program data system;
  • Interview and educate clients within the service, while maintaining strictest confidentiality;


  • Assist in performing testing (e.g., Rapid HIV and syphilis testing) for clients;
  • Conduct post-test counseling with clients;
  • Conduct physical examination of pregnancy women;
  • Identify clinical signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS, Syphilis and related diseases and conduct necessary referral;


  • Assist the medical officer in conducting initial assessments of all newly referred HIV positive and/or Syphilis reactive pregnant women;
  • Counsel women and adolescents regarding HIV and Syphilis, conduct HIV and Syphilis testing, implications for their pregnancy, and the challenges of living with HIV;
  • Assist with implementing standard operating procedures for the treatment and prophylaxis of pregnant women and point of care testing on the Labor Ward;
  • Monitor stocks of rapid test kits for Syphilis, HAART and Penicillin;
  • Educate women regarding the benefits of antiretroviral prophylaxis and Syphilis treatment;


  • Monitor clinical status and adherence to antiretroviral prophylaxis and Syphilis treatment, and provide continuing counseling and support during regular follow-up visits to the high-risk antenatal care;
  • Assess and assist in addressing potential barriers to adherence to Syphilis treatment;
  • Monitor syphilis treatment and post treatment testing during pregnancy and/or postpartum;


  • Ensure that treatment for HIV and Syphilis is provided as per protocol;
  • See, whenever possible, women with HIV and Syphilis who are in labor, or postpartum;
  • Provide HIV exposed infants with antiretroviral prophylaxis and nutritional support in collaboration with the ARV Nurse and nutritionists;
  • Obtain blood from the infant for HIV virologic diagnosis by PCR/DBS at 4-6weeks;
  • Obtain blood from the infant for confirmatory serologic testing at 9,18,24 month with necessarily follow up;



  • Measure body weight, height, fundal height and other measurements, as appropriate;
  • Update patient files and make weekly reports;
  • Observe and record the medical information and report any change of the conditions of the patient to the supervisor;
  • Any other job-related duties to pediatric, perinatal and adolescent HIV/AIDS & Syphilis which may be assigned by both direct and indirect supervisors.




  • At least A1 Diploma in Nursing or related field from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body;
  • 3 years minimum experience in HIV services in Rwanda;
  • Registration with the National Nursing and Midwifery Council;
  • Experience in PMTCT and new born under the PMTCT care;



  • Knowledge of newborn vital signs, family planning methods;
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health standards and protocols for maternal/child health and obstetric health;
  • Experience in collecting patient data for Health system monitoring purposes;
  • Excellent communication skills and analytical skills for Health Data;
  • Oral/writing skills in Kinyarwanda and English is mandatory;
  • Experience working in humanitarian setting is a plus.




  • Self- motivated and customer oriented with a strong sense of personal ethic, integrity and quality;
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving;
  • Initiative and resourcefulness innovation;
  • Commitment to personally champion ALIGHT’s program vision and mission inspire others to do the same;



  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft office, MS Word, MS Excel);
  • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a refugee camp environment

Interested and qualified candidates should submit 1page Cover letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) – via email only to: with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is August 3rd 2023 at 16:00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.