Right to Care Zambia
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Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.

We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The Maintained Epidemic Control of HIV (MECH) Project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The MECH project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.

ABOUT THE POSITION Request to Hire Ref#: RTCZ21-140

Date advertised: 24th November, 2021

Location: Luapula Province

Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: Two (2) Years

Reporting to: Professional Counsellor

Job grade: TBA

Contact Email: Vacancy27@righttocare.org

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ordinary level (GCSE)/ Grade Twelve Certificate
  • Basic Counselling qualification
  • Basic HIV\AIDS training
  • 2 years’ experience in counselling

Technical and Behavioural Competencies:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform TB\HIV counselling
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to show empathy and Upholding of the FIVE Cs of Counselling
  • Good interpersonal skills and Ability to Assist patients in making informed decisions
  • Ability to communicate in local language
  • Ability to perform TB\HIV counselling

Key Performance Areas:

  • Performing Counselling activities for patients using local languages.
  • Measuring patients about the confidentiality when doing pre-and post-counselling
  • Reporting all figures of key performance indictors achieved daily to the Professional Counsellor
  • Communicating daily statistics collected with the Data capturers and Data Managers
  • Compiling and storing regular reports relating to RTC – supported HIV service as required by RTC management and SITE management.
  • Tracking of Missed Appointment/SLTF clients and linking them back to Care
  • Offering Enhanced Adherence Counselling (EAC) to all clients who are virally unsuppressed
  • Tracking of HIV Exposed Infants and making sure that they are tested and if found positive they are linked to care.
  • Build up rapport between patients and the community
  • Identifying and reporting barriers to ART drug adherence
  • Participating in community awareness and education initiatives and being a link between family, community, patient and the clinic.
  • Offering Health talks to clients on Preventive Measures such as PrEP, VMMC, FP, Condom use
  • Reaching Out to the Key Population (SW, Adolescent girls/boys) with HIVST kits and distribution of Condoms

Disclaimer:

By applying for the above-mentioned position, you consent to Right to Care to conduct qualification, ID, criminal and reference checks (internal and external) which forms part of the Company’s recruitment policy and procedure.

Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process. Right to Care reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason.

Right to Care is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

Method of Application

To apply for this job email your details to this email:

Application deadline
29 Nov 12:05
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