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.
Location: Chipata, Ndola, Lusaka, Kabwe & Kasama
Reports to: HIV Care and Treatment Team Lead
To be responsible for the provision of technical support for HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment activities for the Defence Force of Zambia (DFZ) facilities at the district level in the province. S/he will work in collaboration with the Field Office Manager, DFZ, Provincial Health Office, District Health office and other implementing partners in implementing HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment including TB/HIV and Cervical cancer services.
- Work with the DFZ to implement and manage quality HIV Care and Treatment services
- Ensure project coordination with respective Military units in the Province to promote buy-in and support for HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment services
- Provide technical support in HIV care and treatment to supported sites in the assigned provinces
- Work with Site Care and Treatment Provider, facility in-charge and other stakeholders to develop QI plans with time-bound benchmarks for performance and improved customer care
- Provide training and use LDHF and ECHO/eLearning platforms to build skills and promote behavior change
- Cluster facilities to share experiences for improved transparency, accountability and recognition
- Document best practices from supported sites and support M&E team in continuous quality improvement
- Conducting regular supportive visits and on–site technical support and ensure corrective feedback
- Support capacity building at provincial level, and training and mentorship of site level staff
- Support the general case identification, linkage, initiation and viral suppression whilst on ART
- Support continuity of services in PMTCT, TB/HIV, cervical cancer and other HIV related services
- Actively participate in relevant technical meetings at Provincial and district level
- Support the scale up of differentiated models of service delivery to optimize service delivery, increase ART retention, and improve quality
- Support monitoring the retention of patients initiated on ART to identify and address losses to follow-up
- Train, mentor and provide supportive supervision to community based lay workers working on the project
- Ensure quality interventions are implemented by Community based lay workers and other Community based organizations working on the project
- Train, orient and mentor HIV providers for HIV services
- Conduct data analysis and interpretation to support decision making at every level
- Ensure data review meetings are done as planned
- Ensure Monitoring, Evaluation and timely reporting to Jhpiego Central Office in Lusaka
- Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports and other required technical reports
- Degree/ Diploma in Clinical/Medical Sciences, Medical Licentiate OR Nurse Practitioner
- 5-6 years’ project management experience in HIV service delivery, care and treatment programs with in depth understanding of the local health system.
- Masters’ Degree in Public Health will be an added advantage
- Ability to work in a team
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrates presentation and oral communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 suite
- Familiarity with PEPFAR programs, policies and regulations is desirable
- Membership in Health Professions Council of Zambia or General Nursing Council of Zambia with Valid practicing license
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.