Deadline: 23 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of KP Officer for the HIV & TB treatment and care services. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

The main function of this position is to oversee the KP program, working closely with PZAT, NAC and other partners, ensuring it is evidence-based, adapted to local context, and reflects best practices for provision of STI/TB/HIV prevention, care, and treatment to KPs.

Responsibilities

Provide advisory services and technical assistance to KP implementing partners on various program areas capacity development, IEC materials (and key messages) development and dissemination of information. Recommend the implementation of KP M&E frameworks, strategies, guidelines, and packages. Share best practices with the National KP program. Support development of annual work plan for the KP program to guide implementation of activities within the consortium. Support the Senior Program Manager (SPM) in the development and implementation of technical and experiential quality standards across supported facilities/ districts. Manage partner relations within the ZIMPAAC consortium, Ministry of Health, and Child Care at national, provincial and district level as well as other stakeholders. Represent Zim-TTECH at national technical working groups and collaborate with other technical partners. In line with M&E KP ZimPAAC consortium focal persons, support rollout of a KP M&E system that tracks a layered minimum package of services across service delivery points. Review all reports from implementing partners before onward submission to Zim-TTECH SPM and CDC. Analyse routine and special program data to identify best practices for cascading throughout the network and opportunities for continuous quality improvement in the program. Strengthen program and partner staff capacity to generate, interpret and use routine evidence to strengthen programmatic decision-making. Conduct technical support visits to public sector sites implementing the KP program and support field personnel to sustainably improve performance. Plan for and monitor roll out of PrEP according to National guidelines. Support tracking and management of budgets and ensure compliance with Zim-TTECH and CDC/PEPFAR regulations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Nursing, Epidemiology, Health promotion or any Social Sciences and health related field. At least 3 years’ experience in building capacity for key populations and health care providers in improving health through use of participatory methodologies for planning and implementing local-level activities. Minimum three years’ experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring large-scale HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support programs. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based and structural HIV prevention care and support interventions for key populations and linkage to services. Excellent interpersonal, training, facilitation, team building and problem-solving skills.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: kpo@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 20 September 2022.

Background:

Zim-TTECH (Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health) is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Senior Program Manager-Clinical on the HIV/TB treatment and care services. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment is for twelve (12) months effective 01 October 2022 to 30 September 2023 and is renewable subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Position Summary

The position provides leadership and management of Zim-TTECH’s clinical work to support the national care and treatment program in TB & HIV/AIDS.  It provides oversight to clinical mentoring activities at central and provincial hospitals in collaboration with senior clinical staff at these facilities and site level quality improvement at Zim-TTECH supported sites.

Responsibilities

Clinical Oversight

Support Zim-TTECH’s strategic approach and provide clinical leadership to clinical HIV treatment and care in line with the National HIV/AIDS program. Lead Zim-PAAC consortium clinical capacity building activities including monitoring performance of the various cadres (Program Officers, Provincial Mentors and District Site and Community Linkage Officers) to ensure comprehensive care on the full HIV treatment cascade towards the 95-95-95 treatment goals. Lead Consortium clinical mentoring/site support presence at central, provincial hospitals, district, and facility levels. Lead program staff in activities that contributes towards meeting MER targets. Work closely with staff in the National program to support development of capacity of various cadres of health care workers to provide quality comprehensive HIV care and treatment services. Provide appropriate and updated clinical input in the development and adaptation of various curricula and training material.

 Program Design and Management

Support development of annual work plans, including identifying deliverables, tasks, accountabilities, and results indicators, and in establishing mechanisms to assure efficient work plan implementation. Collaborate with technical staff on the team to identify in-country technical assistance needs, assure a response to these needs, and link the Country Office with network-wide initiatives. Lead consortium work in the development and monitoring of CAYPLHIV, differentiated services delivery (DSD) models and Mental Health activities in Zim-TTECH supported districts including site assessments and review of program tools. Represent Zim-TECH at relevant partnership fora and technical working groups

Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation of clinical activities at sites to ensure impact. Monitor and supervise Zim-TTECH consortium clinical staff. Oversee site level CQI processes to respond to challenges identified at site level. Support monitoring of Program Officers plans and reports. Provide clinical input to analysis of MER indicators. Develop and deliver reports and presentations effectively conveying best practices and novel methodologies. Contribute to the documentation and knowledge sharing of program results through articles, conference, posters, web postings, and presentations.

Requirements

Medical doctor with experience in HIV/TB health care and support delivery, active licensure with MDPCZ. Master’s in Public Health or related field with an emphasis on infectious diseases preferred. Minimum 8 to10 years’ experience in public health programs with emphasis on infectious diseases and HIV and AIDS, with at least 3 years’ experience working on health care delivery in a resource challenged setting. High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity, and originality to interpret strategy, to analyse, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Strong writing skills and attention to detail and quality; Exceptional communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills. Strong management skills with ability to mentor, coach, lead, develop and evaluate staff. Experience providing HIV clinical services in a clinical setting preferred. Experience in national PMTCT programme is an added advantage. Knowledge of and familiarity with Zimbabwe HIV treatment initiatives, guidelines and policies including DSD models. Experience on how to mainstream mental health HIV programming is an added advantage. Ability to interact successfully with senior level representatives and high-level government officials. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams. Excellent analytical written and oral communication skills. Willingness to travel approximately 25% of the time. Computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Ability to develop high level strategic relationships with multiple partners working in the country.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to spms@zimttech.org or to the below mentioned address: –

The Human Resources Manager

Zim-TTECH

10 Natal Rd, Belgravia, Harare

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 20 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of ICT Officer for the DREAMS program. The position will be based in Bulawayo. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Job Summary

The incumbent will be reporting to the ICT Manager and responsible for the direct supervision of the ICT Assistant and will have oversight on data collected, processed, stored, and published. The incumbent will also be responsible for the design and execution of the ICT infrastructure at Zim-TTECH, including identifying and meeting ICT performance standards and meeting data security, integrity, and privacy requirements.

Responsibilities

Work with Zim-TTECH departments to define program needs, provide ICT support, develop, and adjust ICT plans to meet rapidly evolving program demands. Implement ICT plans and harmonise ICT initiatives and infrastructure. Develop and collect (in collaboration with other project team members) quality assurance and performance metrics for ICT implementations, such as usage of ICT tools, accuracy, and timelines of data collection. Maintain infrastructure, including firewalls, databases, malware protection software and upgrading systems and processes as required for enhanced functionality and security issue resolution. Provide technical support for both hardware and software challenges users encounter and monitoring the system daily and responding immediately to security or usability concerns. Manage the configuration and operation of client-based computer operating systems and creating and verifying backups of data. Install, diagnose, and test computer-related equipment. Implement and manage the helpdesk system. Create and implement a plan for repair or replacement of computers and other forms of technology.

Create strong bonds with equipment manufacturers and service providers so that issues can be resolved more quickly. Coordinate closely with project and programme managers to understand and support their needs and challenges linked to ICT and assigning projects to other IT professionals as needed. Track license and support contracts to include notification of renewal timeframes to management. Monitor network to ensure functionality and availability to all system users and installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing cabled, wireless, and other network infrastructure. Support existing/new server(s) and administering access rights for all users in the office in a Windows or Linux environment. Maintain local and server based anti-virus software. Create and maintain inventory, which may include hardware, software, and various items such as laser printer cartridges and peripheral equipment. Maintain documentation of processes, procedures, and troubleshooting guides. Monitor and report on ICT expenses. Assist with preparation of operating budgets based on estimated and actual expenditures for ICT systems and support needs. Ensure ICT equipment, storage and work area is ever clean and organized. Perform any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science is a must and an advanced Degree in a related ICT field, project/strategic management is an added advantage. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in in developing, collecting, and presenting ICT performance management data, user interface design, requirements gathering, and usability testing is preferred. Possession of ICT certifications including networking, programming and project management, data security and open data will be preferred. Strong experience in large data management and in reporting on sensitive data, including integration with other data sources and in using a mix of paper and digital data management and decentralized data collection processes. Demonstrated technical expertise in ICT for development, especially ICT for health activities and an awareness of current best practices and in eHealth initiatives in Zimbabwe/Southern Africa. Strong ICT project and team management skills, including development of policies, processes, timelines, and budget/resourcing. Direct experience in managing ICT staff and in working with PEPFAR data is essential. Ability to design integration points and provide guidelines on integration with outside data sources such as partners’ data sets, MoHCC ICT systems, et al. Excellent written and oral communication skills with fluency in English and knowledge of one or more of the local languages (Shona and/or Ndebele) would be an added advantage and must also be able to present ICT jargon and technical issues in simple language to non-ICT staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: icto@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be considered.

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of System Support Officer for the Impilo EHR/CBS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). Zim-TTECH is also funded by PEPFAR through CDC to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the Republic of Zimbabwe. The contract of employment for this position is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

The position reports to the Systems Infrastructure and Administration Lead. It is responsible for the maintenance of hardware and system software.

Responsibilities

Perform operating system software installation, patching, upgrading and maintenance. Create service tickets for user issues and escalates unresolved issues according to standard practice and procedures. Verify end-user credentials prior to providing or resetting access to applications and systems. Consult with customers to identify and specify clinical and technical requirements. Perform basic hardware and software troubleshooting, diagnostics, and remote repair if possible. Assign customer support calls to IT support analyst teams according to procedure. Troubleshoot system and network problems, diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults. Train of users and direct liaison with other technical staff.

Qualification

Higher National Diploma in IT/ Computer Science/ IT or Equivalent degree. 1-2 years of Help Desk, Service Desk, or equivalent experience. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet applications. Professional certification (e.g., COMPTIA). Demonstrated experience in providing first point of contact with users and stakeholder by responding to enquiries, and escalate and redirect issues as required, to ensure the provision of accurate and timely information. Experience in updating and maintaining records and databases, complying with systems. Knowledge of system security (e.g., intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery. Experience in system administration experience in a large-scale production environment.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ehrsso@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Systems Infrastructure and Administration Lead for the Impilo EHR/CBS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position will support the epidemiology and strategic information scope of work and is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

The position reports to the Information Systems Lead and provides operating system performance tuning, problem diagnosis and problem resolution.

Responsibilities

Perform operating system software installation, patching, upgrading and maintenance. Maintain operating system configuration files and kernel parameters. Perform user and group account administration. Develop shell scripts in support of system administration. Create and maintain files systems and directories mounted on the servers in compliance with and best practices. Support maintenance and administration of storage devices. Perform system start-ups and shutdowns. Support system security and network services requirements. Monitor data centre health using pre-existing management tools and respond to hardware issues as they arise; help build, test, and maintain new servers as needed. Provide installation, upgrade, and maintenance of server hardware components, as requested. Manage user accounts, credentials, permissions, access rights, storage allocations. Expertise in creating, analysing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems. Creating volumes, assigning to servers and remote replication.

Qualification

Degree in Computer Science/ Information Systems or any equivalent. 3-5 years’ experience with shell scripting experience preferred. Experience with UNIX, Linux, and Windows desired. Professional certification (e.g., Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)) is a plus. Demonstrated experience with system administration operations in compliance with government security requirements. Experience in server administration tasks, including user/group administration, security permissions, group policies, research event log warnings and errors, and resource monitoring, ensuring system architecture components work together seamlessly. Knowledge of system security (e.g., intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery. Experience in system administration experience in a large-scale production environment.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ehrsia@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to be considered for the position of Cervical Cancer Evaluation Coordinator and Interviewer. The position will be based in Harare. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane).

Position Summary

This role will support a mixed-methods evaluation of the cervical cancer screening and treatment program at three health facilities that are operated in partnership by the Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control and the Ministry of Health and Child Care. The three facilities are located in Harare, Guruve, and Tsholotsho districts. This role will collaborate closely with members of the evaluation team based at these three facilities, the Zimbabwe Technical Assistance Training & Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH) in Harare, and the University of Washington, in Seattle, USA.  This is a full-time temporary role planned for 4 months (October 2022 – January 2023) with the possibility of an extension.

Responsibilities

Evaluation Project Coordination

Conduct data collection and evaluation activities in accordance with the evaluation protocol. Schedule and support meetings related to the evaluation protocol, both in Zimbabwe and virtually with international investigators. Record and circulate meeting minutes. In collaboration with protocol investigators, develop and circulate standard operating procedures (SOPs) for data collection and management. Coordinate training needs specific to the cervical cancer evaluation protocol at each facility. Work with nurses and reception at each evaluation facility to coordinate recruitment and scheduling for in-depth interviews, including problem solving challenges as needed. Maintain records on recruitment efforts at each facility and prepare routine recruitment / enrolment reports for the protocol investigators. Maintain records on training, data confidentiality, and informed consent records by facility. Design and maintain file management system for quantitative and qualitative data collection.

Support response to any requests from ethical review boards and other stakeholders. Perform any other necessary duties as assigned according to project demands and requirements.

Conduct Qualitative Interviews

Administer informed consent for in-depth interviews in English, Shona, and/or Ndebele. Conduct one-on-one in-depth qualitative interviews with women living with HIV following a semi-structured interview guide. These interviews will focus on cervical cancer screening and treatment. The interviews will be conducted in Shona, and/or Ndebele with support from a translator, if needed. Conduct one-on-one in-depth qualitative interviews with healthcare providers on cervical cancer screening and treatment.  These interviews will be conducted in English and will follow a semi-structured interview guide. Take and transcribe written notes during each interview to supplement audio recordings. Produce verbatim written transcriptions of recorded in-depth interviews from audio files. Coordinate English translation of interview transcripts.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

A degree or diploma in a health-related field, research methods, sociology, or medical anthropology. At least 2 years of prior experience with qualitative data collection and management. At least 1 year of experience working with HIV programs or service delivery. Excellent oral and written communication skills (English). High computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), Zoom, and Sharepoint. High attention to detail.

Preferred Qalifications, Skills and Experience   

Fluency in Shona and/or Ndebele. Familiarity with qualitative data management software such as Dedoose, Atlas.ti, NVivo. Prior experience with cervical cancer screening and treatment data and/or program implementation.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ccecoordinator@zimttech.org   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Impilo EHR/CBS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position will support the epidemiology and strategic information scope of work and is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

The key role of the position is to design and maintain the monitoring and evaluation system.

Responsibilities

Design and maintain the monitoring and evaluation for Case Based Surveillance and HIV DR surveys. Coordinate supportive supervision efforts for HIV Case Surveillance with recency testing in E-HR reporting findings and following up recommendations. Implement periodic mid – term evaluations for Case Based Surveillance; leads methodology design, tools development and data collection and report writing. Coordinate the Sub Thematic Group for Report Writing; Leads the writing of Performance reports for AIDS & TB Unit; ATP Annual Report writing. Assist in the designing of annual work plan for AIDS & TB Unit. Quarterly coordinates and facilitates the M and E Technical Working Group meetings. Participates in M&E onsite supportive supervision visits conducted to provincial and district levels for ATP SI activities. Participate in the development and revision of M&E methods/tools programs i.e., ART, HTS and PMTCT. Compilation and collection of weekly, monthly, and quarterly data for CBS. Coordinate and ensure data quality and data collection at sites. Assists in the dissemination of key survey results. Assist in the design, conduct and reporting of various surveys. Facilitate in the submission and renewal of all ATP study protocols. Documentation of Success Stories. Follow-up on recommendations for all the key Surveys in selected sites. Participate in collaborative/ operation research activities (TWG meetings, supportive supervision, and data analysis) with partners on behalf of the MoHCC AIDS & TB Unit i.e., Prison study, Viral Load study, ART Census. Provide technical assistance to the development of research protocols to answer key questions for all the programs in the AIDS & TB Unit. Assist in the development of Protocol and Tool development. Assist in program data analysis for CBS and key surveys. Promote the implementation of science and knowledge management activities for the AIDS and TB Unit. Protocol and tools development. Participate in the development and maintenance of relevant systems to collect and review data and indicators to inform programming. Participate in training sites and developing training tools on CBS and HIV DR activities. Participate in various TWGs giving technical input on surveys & surveillance issues. Conduct Survey & Surveillance TWGs including the CBS and the HIV Drug Resistance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Advanced degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field. Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in M&E training and health-related projects with increasing responsibility in senior leadership and management positions with proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g., STATA, SAS, or SPSS. Experience with PEPFAR MER and MoHCC reporting systems, including proficiency in DATIM and DHIS2. Advanced Microsoft office skills especially in MS Excel, including pivot-tables, formatting, statistical functions, and formulas. Strong quantitative data analysis skills, including study designing, data cleaning, verification and trend-analysis coupled with demonstrable project management skills but not limited to budget preparation, monitoring and in managing electronic health information systems. Strong report writing and presentation skills, including study protocol administration and interfacing with relevant stakeholders. Excellent analytical, detail orientation, problem solving and interpersonal communication skills with fluency in English and knowledge of one or more of the local languages (Shona and/or Ndebele) will be an added advantage and also have demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ehrmeo@zimttech.orgOnly shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Laboratory Advisor for the Impilo EHR/CBS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position will support the epidemiology and strategic information scope of work and is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Epidemiologist, the Laboratory Advisor is responsible for all the Laboratory operations.

Responsibilities

Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the implementation of lab related aspects of the survey. Develop training materials, organize, and prepare reports for all laboratory trainings for CBS survey and the HIV Recency testing. Work with the NMRL to develop an efficient distribution system for lab supplies and consumables for the HIV Recency testing scale up. Develop a plan for the activation of the Recency sites according to the deployment plan of the E.H.R teams. Participate in site activation, support, and monitoring visits during data collection. Prepare regular progress reports and laboratory related budgets. Review the development and implementation of QA/QC procedures for the collection, processing, and storage of other study-related lab specimens. Supervision of all district Recency survey activities in active districts to ensure the smooth flow of Recency kits, QC data and Recency data. Assist with the interpretation of laboratory results from the surveillance and provide feedback on ways to improve/streamline lab procedures and systems. Represent Zim-TTECH in discussions with national stakeholders and assess ways in which national capacity to process samples can be developed and strengthened.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Degree (HBMLS) or equivalent. Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Epidemiology (advantage). Registered with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe (MLCSCZ). Minimum 8 years of related experience in providing laboratory technical expertise in HIV surveys. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with partners, staff, and colleagues with a high level of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality. Ability to prioritize, act independently, work under deadlines, and implement several tasks at once. Extensive knowledge and experience in design, implementation, and management of laboratory services in HIV programs. Satellite lab QA and QI experience. Knowledge/experience of procurement procedures and equipment/supply/stock tracking and inventory. Experience with lab-related data management systems. High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ehrla@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Business Analyst for the Impilo EHR/CBS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position will support the epidemiology and strategic information scope of work and is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

The position holder reports to the Technical Project Lead and works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) team and existing partners to establish business process requirements in line with solution deployment goals identified in the software development roadmap.

Responsibilities

Review and analyse existing business processes of the software development team with respect to solution governance, facility training, and data use and identify current gaps. Determine strategies for closing identified gaps in business processes and practices across key technical assistance packages and programmatic work streams. Communicate business requirements and needed action steps to software development team and MoHCC technical and programmatic partners. Conduct visits to health facilities and administrative offices as needed to gather inputs for business and technical requirements. Review, analyse and evaluate business and user needs and documents findings and recommend changes to business processes to increase system effectiveness for end users. Validate the business need for solutions to business problems and process improvements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Degree in Information System/ Computer Science or Equivalent Degree. Demonstrated experience in performing business analysis for health software development projects. Experience working with software developers and in software development operations and understanding of the software development lifecycle. Experience using business analytical tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ehrba@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Laboratory Officer for the Impilo EHR/CBS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position will support the epidemiology and strategic information scope of work and is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

The job exists to provide laboratory support, quality assurance of Recency testing and building the capacity of testers at the clinics in the country to perform RTRI. The Laboratory Officer works closely with Provincial Laboratory Officers within the Ministry of Health structures to ensure sustainability of the program.

Responsibilities

Build the capacity of the provincial laboratory staff, to supervise site level staff to conduct HIV-1 Recency testing. Develop and manage an efficient distribution system for lab supplies and consumables for the case-based surveillance (CBS) with HIV Recency testing in the province. Coordinate and facilitate all CBS with Recency testing trainings in the province. Review the implementation of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures for HIV rapid testing, HIV Recency testing, and any other tests as defined in the CBS protocol. Work with Provincial IT Systems Support Officer to ensure all HIV and Recency tests are entered into the E-HR in real time at all sites in the province. Participate in data collection monitoring and quality assurance visits to staff at health facilities for purposes of monitoring adherence to lab standards. Participate actively in the field supervision and monitoring of all sites doing Recency testing. Represent Zim-TTECH in discussions with provincial stakeholders and assess ways in which the province’s capacity to process samples can be developed and strengthened. Perform other related duties as directed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Degree (HBMLS) or equivalent. Registered with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe (MLCSCZ). Two (2) years of related experience in providing laboratory technical expertise in HIV testing. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with partners, staff, and colleagues with a high level of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality. Ability to prioritize, act independently, work under deadlines, and implement several tasks at once. Two (2) years of experience in managing clinical or research laboratory work. Knowledge and experience in design, implementation, and management of laboratory services in HIV programs. Good knowledge of lab QA and QC practices. Knowledge/experience of procurement procedures and equipment/supply/stock tracking and inventory. Experience with lab-related data management systems.

High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel. Excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ehrlo@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.