Provincial Health Office, Eastern Province
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources
OPENING DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
WORK HOURS: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Week
SALARY: A competitive package will be offered to successful candidates on annual contract basis.
The Eastern Provincial Health Office under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project through a Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the positions listed to be employed on a one-year contract basis.
DISTRICT CLINICAL MENTORS (5 Positions)
Location: Chasefu, Lumezi, Lusangazi, Nyimba and Chipangali District.
Job Purpose: To provide technical leadership and oversight in improving HIV/TB clinical care cascade focusing on meeting targets for epidemic control and improving quality of HIV/TB services provided at all sites in the district under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Cooperative Agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Ensure delivery of quality HIV services in all supported sites.
- Perform timely and regular analyses of site level performance of every site in their assigned district(s) with special attention to highest impact sites with support from Monitoring & Evaluation experts.
- Responsible for finding creative solutions to challenges identified at sites within their assigned district.
- Provide targeted and data-driven clinical mentorship to HIV/TB treatment staff for both adult and pediatric care services, including PMTCT in health facilities and monitoring of improvement in services
- The District Clinical Mentor will be the technical coordinator of Project ECHO and will utilize this platform to provide direct technical support and supervision in TB/HIV, VMMC and data management to all health facilities in their respective districts by:
- Participating in Tele ECHO sessions as facilitator and faculty (present didactics).
- Helping the facility In-charge to select case presentations and recruit site healthcare providers to participate in Tele ECHO sessions.
- Serve as liaison between PHO and DHO as well as other implementing partners/stakeholders at the district level including community-based organizations, on issues relating to the implementation of TB/HIV activities.
- Provide technical support and supervision in initiating and improving ongoing clinical care for patients receiving treatment for OIs, TB, HIV and PMTCT as well as post-operative care for VMMC clients.
- Provide technical support to service delivery teams at facility and community levels in order to increase and improve access to care, case identification and retention in care as well as improvement in treatment outcomes especially viral load suppression.
- Provide technical support for the establishment of site-level patient flow patterns to ensure effective infection control, provision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for clinical and managerial staff in supported health facilities;
- Provide technical support for effective referral of tuberculosis and HIV patients from communities to facilities and vice versa and assist to develop systems for patient tracking and feedback at both facility and community levels in the district;
- Actively participate in identifying best practices and documenting them.
- Actively participate in supporting efforts aimed at accelerating differentiated Service Delivery
- Participate in all TB/HIV Technical Meetings at district level and provide updates as required.
- Participate in identification of training gaps in TB/HIV at both community and health facility levels in the district;
- Participate in PHO program monitoring and CDC SIMS, document finding and assist sites to develop remedial measures and implementation of recommendations;
- Provide technical support to health facilities with low PT results and assist sites to develop remediation measures;
- Compile weekly, monthly, quarterly as well as annual ad-hoc reports as required in the required formats and;
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Required, Qualification, Skills and Experience
- Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate with five (5) credits or better
- Diploma or higher in Clinical Medicine. A Post basic qualification in HIV management is an added advantage.
- A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience working as a clinician with bias to HIV service provision and/or mentorship in a health/medical research organization is required.
- Fluent in English, (speaking, writing, and reading) is required.
- Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with facility, district, provincial, national and international working partners and to prepare written reports.
- Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required.
- Strong knowledge of HIV prevention, care and treatment is required. Good knowledge of ART management and national HIV mentorship programs (Paediatric and Adult) is required.
- A hands-on knowledge in identification, development, implementation, and documenting/reporting QI Projects aimed at improving service delivery is required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should send their credentials to:
The Provincial Health Director Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata attaching the following:
- A formal application letter or cover letter;
- A current CV;
- Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees; and
- Contact information for at least three professional references.
Ministry of Health
Provincial Health Office, Eastern Province
P.O Box 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata