Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations from the community to the national levels, building sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org.
Jhpiego invites applications for the following positions for an upcoming Department of Defence (DOD) funded HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment project. The project’s goal is to achieve HIV epidemic control by supporting the Defense Force of Zambia (DFZ) to achieve and sustain UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets and at least 90% VMMC coverage for members of the DFZ, their families and the civilian communities they serve.
All successful candidates selected for these positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.
Site HIV Care and Treatment Provider (Clinical Mentor) – 22
Reports to: Provincial HIV Care and Treatment Technical Officer and Health Facility In-charge
The Site Care and Treatment Provider (Clinical Mentor) will implement and provide technical expertise in the area of ART for the Department of Defense (DOD) – funded HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment project at the site level.
- Provide the complete range of services to ART (adult and pediatric) clients on a daily basis
- Implement and provide leadership with DFZ staff at facility level in the provision of holistic clinical care of ART clients
- Monitor and manage clients on ART
- Work with ART adherence supporters to ensure clients are adherent and retained on ART
- Work with facility in-charge and other stakeholders to develop QI plans
- With support from COH, introduce, sustain and transition customer care approaches with providers using COH’s RECIPE model
- With support from Demand Creation Advisor and COH, use HCD workshops to engage clinicians and beneficiaries in developing feasible plans that address their needs and acknowledge their understanding of challenges
- Provide training and mentorship using Low Dose High Frequency (LDHF) and ECHO/eLearning platforms to build skills
- Enhance community-facility coordination for effective decentralized services
- Work with MER to observe and document trends related to viral load results for each client and per facility and report cases of high VL through relevant channels
- Establish a system for daily data review on key indicators which includes reporting anomalies or data spikes to supervisor. Develop responsive action plan where appropriate
- Attend Facility and Provincial led meetings in HIV
- Complete weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as well as participate in DQA activities
- Work closely with and supervise community volunteers
- Degree/Diploma in Clinical/Medical Sciences Medical Licentiate OR Nurse Practitioner – Diploma/Degree
- 5-6 years’ experience in HIV care and treatment
- Membership in Health Professions Council of Zambia or General Nursing Council of Zambia with valid practicing license
- Experience working with the DFZ and/or other military populations/facilities preferred
- Willingness and ability to work long hours outside of 8hrs
- Willingness to work in the field and to support and supervise volunteers outside the facility
- Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize activities in support of project goals and deadlines
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work in a team
Method of Application
Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae only in a single document, stating the position and location e.g. (Field HIV Care and Treatment Technical Officer – Kasama) in the subject line to the Human Resources Manager: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.