Bio-Medical Response Coordinator

National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council

In its continued efforts to provide leadership for a coordinated multisectoral response to HIV and AIDS, the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) invites suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions based at the Secretariat in Lusaka:

BIO-MEDICAL RESPONSE COORDINATOR (GRADE 4)

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director Programmes, the Bio-Medical Response Coordinator provides mid-level program management and coordination of all bio-medical, HIV and AIDS intervention programmes at national and provincial levels. Responsibilities include coordinating development of programmatic guidelines, technical support to public, private and civil society sectors and partners involved in supporting the implementing agencies at all levels.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Coordinate the full range of bio-medical, HIV and AIDS intervention programmes as prioritised in the NASF
  • Coordinate development and dissemination of programmatic guidelines
  • Provide technical guidance and support to public, private and civil society sectors and partners involved in supporting the implementation of bio-medical interventions against HIV and AIDS
  • Facilitate national planning, implementation and monitoring of bio-medical HIV and AIDS intervention programmes
  • Advocate inclusion of high impact bio-medical HIV and AIDS intervention in all key populations and vulnerable populations programmes
  • Provide technical support to development of guidelines on service integration of bio-medical HIV and AIDS Intervention
  • Facilitate development of training manuals and guidelines for bio-medical HIV and AIDS intervention learning centres
  • Coordinate scheduling and holding of all Bio-Medical HIV and AIDS Interventions Working Group meetings
  • Work closely with Public institutions (Ministries or Departments) and provide leadership and guidance in translating the NASF strategies and interventions into sector plans
  • Facilitate international and national resource mobilisation initiatives for bio-medical HIV and AIDS Intervention programmes
  • Advocate for resource mobilisation for bio-medical HIV and AIDS intervention in public, private and civil society sector at international, regional and national levels
  • Support and monitor timely submission of periodic reports by implementing public, private and civil society and NGO sector partners into the national M&E system
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports and any other reports as may be required by the Programmes Directorate
  • Ensure compliance with NAC national and sub-national data collection M&E systems, especially for bio-medical HIV and AIDS intervention indicators contained in the NASF
  • Review program data from public and private partners and assist the M&E Coordinator to collate, analyse and use data for decision making
  • Facilitate joint periodic monitoring and assessment of the implementation and quality of bio-medical HIV and AIDS intervention
  • Participate in annual and periodic programme reviews
  • Participate in the documentation of best practices for sharing at local and international conferences and symposia
  • Work in close collaboration with the Knowledge Management Unit in the dissemination of best practices at national and sub-national levels
  • Ensure the placement of key documents and report on the network and shared drives
  • Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director Programmes

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • At least five (5) O Level Credits including English and Mathematics
  • A Bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing or other health sciences
  • Additional qualifications in epidemiology, health management, or other relevant fields is preferred
  • Strong analytical and programming skills
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant programme experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A thorough knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs
  • Knowledge in strategic planning and management
  • Knowledge and understanding of general government communication policies and procedures or regulations for program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with divergent partners and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in word processing spread sheets and database skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multisectoral team
  • Strong representational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work  independently with  minimum supervision
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications accompanied by curriculum vitae, certified copies of National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications should be sent to:

The Director General
National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council
Plot 315, Independence Avenue
P.O BOX 38718
LUSAKA

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June, 2017.

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