TCE HIV-OVC PROVINCIAL TECHNICAL LEADS X 4
Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) registered in 1990 as a national non-profit organisation and has its headquarters in Ndola. The vision of DAPP is, through running grassroots projects, to assist people to get knowhow to improve health and living conditions. DAPP seeks to build hope and to make disadvantaged people to stick together to fend for their family and community.
DAPP Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to apply for the positions of HIV-OVC Provincial Technical Leads for Southern, Lusaka, Eastern and Western Provinces (One vacancy per Province).
TCE is a community-based HIV prevention and retention project to support the attainment of the strategic 95-95-95 HIV targets and other HIV related targets to achieve and sustain HIV epidemic control. This include OVC programming including economic strengthening of families. The project is funded by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The objectives of the TCE HIV – OVC Project are:
Objective 1: To ensure that all individuals identified as HIV negative are enrolled in age/population appropriate prevention services so that they remain HIV negative and ensure no missed opportunities for Adolescents and Young Persons (AYP).
Objective 2: Develop and Implement Strategies to Bring Clients Experiencing Interruptions in Treatment Back into Care and ensure person centred services to sustain the 95-95-95 cascade across sub-populations.
Objective 3: Provide TA to PHOs in community case management for children on treatment through the ‘Sungani Bana’ initiative.
Objective 4: Improve Health and Welfare for Children and Adolescents infected with or affected by HIV and increase resilience of their Caregivers through the OVC Project (only in Western and Eastern Provinces)
Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical assistance to the TCE Project Management Team related analyzing of results, available opportunities and tendencies within the HIV and OVC programming.
- Provide technical assistance to the PHOs in the implementation of the Sungani Bana Initiative.
- Develop / Improve Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) and build capacity in the staff to use them.
- Assess the gaps in implementation in every Health Facility catchment area, and discuss with the implementation team the way forward to improve.
- Conduct regular field visits to monitor quality and efficiency of project implementation and quality of data collection processes.
- Lead the M&E Team in the Province to ensure tquality of data collected, analyzing and utilization of data as well as documentation of project results.
- Attend high level meetings and project visits such as dashboard meetings, DQA visits and SIMs visits with CDC etc.
- Stay updated with the latest developments in M&E methodologies, HIV/TB interventions, and global HIV/TB initiatives. Participate in meetings, workshops, and conferences to represent the organization and contribute to the broader HIV/TB epidemic control and prevention community.
- Contribute to positive relationships and collaborations with stakeholders.
- Developed learning materials such as abstracts, success stories, power point presentation of results etc. to disseminate results and best practices.
- Degree in Public Health, Development Studies or similar qualifications.
- At least three years’ relevant work experience in providing technical assistance towards Health and HIV Activities in a complex, multi-year health sector development projects
- Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem solving skills and presentation skills.
- Ready to revise M&E protocols and systems in order to adopt changed funding agency demands
- Vast experience with M&E work and direct supervision of staff in implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities.
- Sensitivity to and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV prevention, care, and treatment, also of key populations.
- Excellent written English and oral communication skills to all levels of staff, with good report writing skills.
Applications with detailed CVs and minimum 3 professional referees must be received by 17th November, 2023. Do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage.
The cover letter and CV must be one document, and the applicant’s name must be the document title, and the subject title of the email must be TCE Technical Lead Application.
Please state which Provinces you are applying for in the cover letter.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.