PrEP Exposure Prophylaxis Nurse (x37)

  • Full Time
  • Zambia

Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

Location – Livingstone (4), Lusaka (11), Ndola (6), Luanshya (4), Kitwe (4), Chingola (4), and Mufulira (4).

Job Summary:

Reports to the DREAMS Centre Coordinator, the PrEP Exposure Prophylaxis Nurse provides PrEP to at-risk young women in the DREAMS centers under the CHEKUP I project.

Main Duties:

  • Conducts pre-PrEP initiation counselling.
  • Takes structured sexual, drug use and medical history. Measures vital signs (blood pressure and body temperature), perform phlebotomy.
  • Conducts point-of-care tests (HIV antibody), screen for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Provides counselling on PrEP use and adherence, family planning and contraception, and STIs.
  • Fills prescriptions, including labelling, and dispense medications.
  • Coordinates with DREAMS site level staff to provide information on PrEP and counselling on adherence, HIV prevention, sexual health and contraception.
  • Updates PrEP registers and coordinate effective data entry into PrEP electronic management system.
  • Coordinates PrEP appointment book and initiates the tracking of clients who miss clinical and pharmacy appointments by working with DREAMS Site Mobilization Officers/Connectors and Mentors.
  • Works closely with the ART clinician, adherence supporters (CHWs and Counsellors) and other clinical staff to ensure linkage of services between the community and the facility.


  • Full grade 12 certificate
  • Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery
  • At least 2 years working experience, and associated training in PrEP, ART or PMTCT
  • Experience working with young people in general, and adolescents in particular
  • Effective communication with other staff, CHWs, mobilizers and clients.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize competing activities
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Flexibility, patience, dedication and creative thinking
  • Experience in management (Desirable)
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office suite i.e. Word, Excel

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