District Epidemic Control Centre (DEpiCC) Clinical Coordinator

Website John Snow Health Zambia Limited

Job Title: District Epidemic Control Centre (DEpiCC) Clinical Coordinator

Department/Unit: Technical – Priority Populations Unit

Location:  Kasama, Zambia

Duration: Temporal

Reports to:  District Epidemic Control Centre (DEpiCC) – Manager

Background

John Snow Health Limited (JSH), a public health organization dedicated to improving the provision of public health services in Zambia and the region, is recruiting for an Advisor,  Priority Populations for the USAID-funded Controlling HIV Epidemic for Key and Underserved

Populations (CHEKUP II). CHEKUP II aims to address the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those most at risk of acquiring HIV and contribute to HIV mitigation and epidemic control. In addition, the program seeks to improve the health outcomes of priority populations in the highest HIV-burden provinces of Zambia.

Position Description:

The DEpiCC Clinical Coordinator leads and coordinates service delivery to increase HIV counselling and testing, linkage to treatment and care, and uptake and sustained use of PrEP and other HIV prevention services amongst key and underserved populations in USAID CHEKUP service delivery points.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic, technical and programmatic support to all clinical related areas for CHEKUP II in the relevant implementation district.
  • Through close collaboration with the social mobilisation team, ensures that inherent and generated demand is matched with the needed services including PrEP, STI screening, FP etc.
  • Develop/review and adapt evidence-based clinical training materials, performance standards, inter-unit mentorship programme, and supervisory systems needed for program implementation
  • In collaboration with the social mobilisation team, scale-up collaboration and capacity building with the Ministry of Health (MOH) counterparts to ensure the sustainability of PrEP services in selected supported sites beyond the life of the project.
  • Promote the integration of PrEP, STI screening, FP, among others, in non-traditional service delivery points through training and onsite mentorship of appropriate service providing cadres.
  • Work with the MOH’s Supply Chain unit to ensure consistent availability of PrEPinclined commodities and supplies.
  • Work with CHEKUP II’s Strategic Information unit to ensure effective documentation and tracking of PrEP-related and other clinical-inclined indicators.
  • In collaboration with the DEpiCC manager, foster networking with the PMO, DMO, DACA, the private sector, and key community structures in promoting uptake and access to PrEP and HIV prevention  services in the district • Adhere to JSH’s personnel, financial, operations and fraud management policies.
  • Perform other duties as guided by the supervisor consistent with CHEKUP II’s objectives.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Nurse/Clinical Officer with a degree in a health-related field. Post-graduate qualification in public health (MPH) or equivalent is added advantage
  • At least four (4) years` experience in health programs implementation; a focus on STI treatment, FP, ART and PrEP programs among key and under-served populations is an advantage;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of current evidence-base and internationally agreed on global strategies and interventions around PrEP and HIV prevention.
  • Proven experience in health program planning, management, and coordination
  • Demonstrable expertise in capacity building, including facilitation of training and coaching of health care providers through supportive supervision;
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and advocacy skills;
  • Ability to work in a team and to lead a team.
  • Experience in quality assurance of PrEP services an advantage;
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to travel frequently to provide technical support to CHEKUP II sites in urban and rural communities.

Supervision and Reporting:

The DEpiCC Clinical Coordinator will work under the guidance and supervision of the DEpiCC Manager.

Mode of Application:

Kindly follow the link below and answer all the questions to submit your applications:

Application Link

Closing Date: 14th May 2024.

John Snow Health Zambia, Limited is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.

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