Technical Advisor – HIV Care & Treatment

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Right to Care

ABOUT US

Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.

We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID – Action HIV project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID Action HIV project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Request to Hire No.: RTCZ22-094
Date Advertised: 15th November 2022
Closing Date: 23rd November, 2022
Position: Technical Advisor – HIV Care & Treatment
Location: Lusaka
No. of Vacancies: 01
Contract Duration: Up to 30th September 2024
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Job Grade:  Grade
Reporting To: Deputy Chief of Party
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Vacancy24

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB)
  • Master’s in Public Health Added advantage
  • Training in HIV /OI management
  • Training in Project management
  • 5 – 10 years’ post qualification experience in clinical HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment, experience with antiretroviral therapy (ART) for Adults and Paediatrics.
  • Knowledge of the Zambian HIV/ART, HTS, PrEP and other relevant guidelines
  • Experience in HIV and AIDS programming in resource-poor settings at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations.
  • Familiarity with USG procedures

TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Planning & Organizing
  • Excellent communication, coaching, training, and meeting facilitation skills
  • Strong Knowledge of HIV/AIDS Policy, strategy, and programmes
  • Dependability and Reliability
  • Results Focused, Quality of work & Accuracy
  • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Cultural awareness and professionalism

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Provide Paediatric and adult HIV technical support and mentorship to provincial, hub and supported sites
  • Document Paediatric and adult HIV project successes and best practices from supported sites and support continuous quality improvement.
  • Attend relevant Paediatric and adult HIV TWG meetings at national level.
  • Support implementation of the project strategies to provide equitable, quality HIV services in populations such as children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescent, and young people (AYP) and hard-to-reach populations
  • Support the scale up of differentiated models of service delivery to decongest clinics, increase ART retention, and improve quality of care.
  • Support the implementation of community-based ART distribution points and community health worker ART dispensation.
  • Support strategies to monitor and manage the test and start of paediatrics and adults (including PBFW) who test positive for HIV.
  • Support strategies to monitor and manage patients with unsuppressed viral loads and those with advanced HIV disease.
  • Support strategies to monitor and manage patients needing co-treatment (TB, NCDs and Advanced HIV disease).
  • Work closely with NAC/MOH, HIV TWGs, MOH and NAC TWGs.
  • Work closely with Action HIV Provincial Managers, provincial teams, and the other Technical Coordinators and Advisors.
  • Collaborate with other NGOs and stakeholders to facilitate continuity of care and improve on service delivery.
  • Ensure USAID/GRZ internal controls are followed, SOPs are followed, and all departmental administration is coordinated and conducted in accordance with internal standards.
  • Whenever necessary, assist with presenting the department’s products to both internal and external audiences.

APPLICATION PROCEEDURE

  • Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV must be submitted to the vacancy email address indicated in the introductory section of the advert.
  • All applicants are required to complete an online competency assessment accessible using this link – www.my.assessio.com/right-to-care-hiv-care-and-treatment-technical-adv
  • Only applicants that complete the two steps above will be considered.

DISCLAIMER

By applying for the above-mentioned position, you consent to Right to Care to conduct qualification, ID, criminal and reference checks (internal and external) which forms part of the Company’s recruitment policy and procedure. Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Applicants are required to complete all screening assessment questions and completion of competency assessment using the link provided above for the application of this position to be complete. Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.  Right to Care reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason.

Right to Care is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.  As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

Right to Care Zambia is aware of fraudulent activities by certain individuals claiming to be representatives of the organization.

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