District Technical Officer (x24)

Right to Care

Request to Hire Ref#: RTCZ21 – 121

Date advertised: 1st October 2021
Closing date: 6th October 2021

Position: District Technical Officer x 24
Location: Luapula, Northern & Muchinga Province

Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: Two (2) Years

Reporting to: Provincial Technical Officer
Job grade: TBA Contact

Email: Vacancy25@righttocare.org

Qualifications And Experience

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine/ Nursing/ Medical Licentiate
  • 4 years’ experience in a health-related field, preferably HIV/AIDS projects
  • Previous experience working with MOH and/or other partners USAID funded project will be an added advantage
  • Certification in HIV Management will be an added advantage
  • A certificate in project management or a good understanding of project management will be an added advantage
  • Member of the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and/or General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC)

Desirable Qualification and Experience:

  • Degree in health-related field with HIV/AIDS management
  • Medical licentiate with integrated HIV Training
  • Clinical Officer (Clinical Medicine) with Integrated HIV Care Training
  • Registered Nurse with integrated HIV Training preferably HIV Nurse Practitioner
  • Supervisory experience including direct supervision and performance evaluation of support staff.
    in management of HIV related programs.
  • Any added training in Advanced HIV disease Management

Technical And Behavioural Competencies 

  • Technical Experience in HIV/ AIDS Care and Treatment.
  • Skills in Implementation of HIV/AIDS Management programs.
  • Good reporting skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Proven problem-solving skills and exceptional stakeholder relations with both internal and external parties.
  • Planning and organization skills

Key Performance Areas 

  • Strengthen and supervise the Implementation of targeted, high yield testing strategies such as index testing of sexual
    networks, HIV self-testing in men and AGYW with confirmation and linkage to care, and optimized PITC, to ensure that
    95 percent of PLHIV across all age and sex bands know their HIV status
  • Coordinate the linkage program improving the second 95 strategy of initiating all newly positive tested clients. Rapid
    initiation will reduce the number of people lost between testing and initiation and reduce the need to bring people who
    know their status but are not on treatment back into care.
  • Roll out and implement retention strategy to maintain client 95 percent of those initiated to care and ensuring that they
    are virally suppressed.
  • Monitor VL suppression rates, scaling up VL testing services, including increasing testing capacity, demand creation,
    specimen transport, and result utilization
  • Strengthen the M and E of the NACS program targeting 90% of RsOC to improve the nutrition of ART patients, thereby
    improving adherence, retention and VL suppression.
  • Supervise provision of age-band targeted VMMC to avert new infections and reduce the spread of HIV. Implement PrEP
    among high-risk key and priority populations such as sex workers and adolescents and young adults.
  • Coordinate the provision of Cervical Cancer screening to all the HIV positive eligible women in the facilities.
  • Supervise the implementation of differentiated service delivery (DSD) models to improve adherence, retention, and
    ultimately viral suppression, with a specific focus on persons such as adolescents and men that have been more
    challenging to link and retain in care.
  • Analysing weekly and monthly reports to generate specific strategies to improve performance in the hub.
  • Working closely with district health offices in data quality control and validation for submission to the provincial office and
    other relevant reporting channels.

To apply for this job email your details to Vacancy25@righttocare.org.

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