Cervical Cancer Evaluation Coordinator and Interviewer x1: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH).

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

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