Right to Care Zambia
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.
In 2021, Right to Care Zambia was awarded a five-year project funded by 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.
Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Ordinary level (GCSE)/ Grade Twelve
- Diploma in Clinical Medicine/ Nursing/ Medical Licentiate
- A course 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 and Proficiency in English
- Member of the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and/or General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC)
- 4 years’ experience in a health-related field, preferably HIV/AIDS Projects
- Experience in management of HIV related problems
- Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS programs
- Added training in Advanced HIV disease Management
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
- Degree in Health-related field with HIV/AIDS management.
- Medical Licentiate with Integrated HIV Training
- Registered Nurse with integrated HIV Training preferable HIV Nurse Practitioner
- Clinical Officer (Clinical Medicine) with Integrated HIV Care Training
- Diploma in Project Management or equivalent.
- Any added training in Advanced HIV disease Management
- Technical Experience in HIV/ AIDS Care and Treatment.
- Skills in Implementation of HIV/AIDS Management
- Previous experience working with MOH and/or other partners USAID funded project.
- Supervisory experience including direct supervision and performance evaluation of support staff.
- Ability to meet deadlines and reporting skills.
- Proven problem-solving skills and exceptional stakeholder relations with both internal and external parties.
- Ability to analyse data and use it to make decisions.
TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
- Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility
- Culture Awareness
- Creative Innovative Thinking
- Planning and organizing
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 should be virally suppressed. To monitor VL suppression rates, scale 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. Provide Cervical Cancer screening to all the eligible women in the facilities.
- Supervise the implement of differentiated service delivery (DSD) models to improve adherence, retention, and ultimately viral suppression. DSD will be expanded to all PLHIV across the HIV cascade, with a specific focus on persons such as adolescents and men that have been more challenging to link and retain in care.
- Analyse weekly and monthly reports to generate specific strategies to improve performance in the hub
- Work with district health offices in data quality control and validation for submission to provincial office and other relevant reporting channels.
- Regular undertaking of research activities in order to generate information and improve quality of clinical care services.
- Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV must be submitted to [email protected]
- All applicants are required to complete an online competency assessment accessible using this link –https://my.assessio.com/right-to-care-district-technical-officer
- Only applicants that complete the two steps above will be considered.
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.
Be advised that Right to Care does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and as such Right to Care Zambia assumes no responsibility for any announcements or activities by such individuals or entities.