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HIV/Tb Nurse Mentor

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Republic of Zambia

Ministry of Health Provincial Health Office

Western Province

Employment Opportunities (Internal And External)

Provincial Health Office, Western Province with support from US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been implementing programs to improve the management of TB. STIs and HIV/AIDS care services in the Province since 2006. To further strengthen the programs, WPHO is inviting applications from interested persons who meet the minimum requirements to fill the following vacant positions on contract basis subject for renewal:

Location: Districts Level: Western Province

Reports to: District Health Director

Job Purpose:

To undertake the provision of onsite mentorship to MCH staffinin the Districts to attain proficiency in HIV service provision in order to improve clinical care. HIV epidemic control with special focus to elimination of Mother to Child transmission of HIV.

Principal Accountability (Main Duties):

  • Supports ART- providers to provide targeted and data-driven technical support and clinical mentorship to MCH staff and participates in Tele ECHO program to ensure Improved provision of PMTCT services in the district and build competency among providers.
  • Undertakes regular analysis of site-level performance in order to assess the impact of PMTCT services and implement appropriate interventions to prevent new infections among HEls and negative women and sexual partners.
  • Undertakes effectively implementation and review of PMTCT guidelines and standards to ensure adherence to national guidelines in the provision
  • of quality PMTCT services
  • Undertakes timely formulation, implementation of individual action plans
  • to ensure attainment of set program objectives and targets.
  • Undertakes regular maintenance and updating of the PMICT/EID database, in order to facilitate accessibility of information, generation of reports and inform decision-making.
  • Undertakes routine program data analysis, and performance reviews to ensure improved program implementation and performance.
  • Undertakes Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance projects in collaboration with MCH Clinic staff in order to identify best practices and generate information for decision making
  • Generate timely monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual program reports.

Job Specifications/Requirements:

  • Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery, and ART Nurse prescriber added advantage
  • Registration with General Nursing Council of Zambia with valid practicing
  • license.
  • Degree in Nursing will be an added advantage
  • Must be between 21 and 45 years
  • Three (3) years relevant work experience
  • Ability to write technical and analytical reports
  • Fluent in English and local language

Other skills/Attributes:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, Computer literacy (Microsoft office ie word. PowerPoint and excel, Integrity, confidentiality, and Analytical skills.

Method of Application

Instructions for submission of applications

The applicants meeting the above job specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their application letter, detailed curriculum vitae. Photocopies of NRC, professional and academic qualifications and any other relevant documents.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A One (1) year contract will be offered to successful candidate subject to renewal depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Clearly mark on top of the envelope the position you are applying for.

Address applications to:

The Provincial Health Director,

Provincial Health Office,

Independence Road,

P.O.Box 910022

Mongu

Application deadline
29 Aug 16:18