Job Advert

Program Nurses – OIC x4: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH).

Deadline: 15 May 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the positions of Program Nurse – OIC. The opportunities have arisen in Harare x3, Mbire x1.  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 the Center for Disease Control 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. The employment contract will be for five (5) months from May 2022 to the 29th of September 2022. 

Position Summary

The successful candidate shall provide direct service in support of both facility/community testing, ART initiation, retaining clients in care and ART, viral load monitoring, linking clients to TB preventive therapy and treatment, defaulter tracking and accurate documentation in line with tracked indicators and in conjunction with MoHCC facility staff. Successful candidates will supervise and coordinate the activities of the FLF/CLF/VLFP and VHW at facility and community level and report to MoHCC district structures functionally and administratively and to Zim-TTECH District Program Mentor on programmatic and contractual issues.

Responsibilities

Strengthening index testing and partner testing at health facility and community for consenting clients; Promoting and providing HIVST kits for clients with partners of unknown HIV status especially in ANC; Screening for and managing cases of partner and gender-based violence and making necessary referrals; Collaborating with the MoHCC community department to provide community-based services such as HIV testing during EPI and other outreaches and participating in community engagement events to promote HIV related services, such as viral load testing; Collaborating with DSD Primary Counsellors to screen and test all clients visiting the facility and clients booked in the community and ensuring that all eligible clients are tested for HIV and providing preventative services to clients who test negative; Providing health education on various HIV related health topics in groups and on one-on-one sessions and promoting male partner involvement, and testing; Ensuring clients who are positive for CaCx screening are treated or referred accordingly; Improving PMTCT indicators by ensuring all pregnant women booking at facility are tested for HIV and their exposed infants are tested at required intervals and conducting follow-up to final outcome; Ensuring infants testing HIV positive are promptly initiated on ART if not contraindicated; Promoting the use of optimized ART regiments in adults as well as infants and ensuring clients are fully transitioned to TLD and granule formulations by the set dates and summoning those with high viral load for EAC and listed for tracking; Ensuring proper and complete reporting of adverse drug reactions in the MCAZ ADR form booklets and other reporting platforms taking steps to alleviate the reactions through reassurance, medical treatment of events and withdrawal or substitution of the offending drugs; Promoting retention by promoting Differentiated Service delivery models for ART and other TB/HIV services including PREP. Furthering the uptake of DSD ART models to decongest health care facilities and increase time and quality for clients who need clinical consultation; Coordinating with CLFs, CATS, VLFP, YMM and VHWS/HPs to identify high risk population that need sensitisation on HIV and HIV related services and collaborating with Health Centre Committee to ensure community buy-in of HIV related programs; Referring vulnerable clients to OVC partners for assessment and assistance and collaborating with other community-based testing partners for cross referral of HIV testing, linkage to care and other services; Conducting quarterly facility folder review for accurate data reporting and management of all clients with outstanding services using the flagging system; Mobilising for mass viral load collection, offering counselling for viral load testing and ensuring all results for clients are properly filed and recorded in the client file; Promoting the use of telemedicine in order to expedite second line switch without requiring client to travel to district of provincial hospital for Doctor’s consultation and being vigilant on second line ART failures and referring suspected cases accordingly especially those who had been on a PI based second line regiment for more than 2 years; Producing and providing required reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required and participating in DSD review meetings; Sharing and presenting direct facility and community services reports at DHE meetings and other district related fora as a way of disseminating information and best practices; Implementing patient ART refill appointment system and managing missed appointments; Collaborating with Data Entry Clerks in the arrangement of client files in proper cohorts to enable efficient and consistent identification of such files whenever needed; Overseeing the compilation of clients who have missed appointments and following up on same the following day; Implementing strategies to ensure retention in care, such as SMS reminders, early defaulter tracking, high viral load coverage, high VL suppression, close monitoring of at-risk age groups such as adolescents, boys and young people.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Registered General Nurse (RGN) or PCN; A valid Rapid HIV testing certificate is mandatory; Minimum of 3 years’ experience in working with MoHCC or health-related implementing partners coupled with a strong understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system structures; Should be able to work as part of a team and closely with expert clients and other volunteers; Experience in supporting community activities is an added advantage.

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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit their Application letter, Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant certificates including proof of training in Rapid  to the below physical or the following email addresses pnharare@zimttech.org for Harare vacancies and pnmbire@zimttech.org for Mbire. The application letter should clearly specify the district of choice on the Subject or on the envelope for hard copy applications.

The Human Resources Manager – MoHCC Seconded Staff

10 Natal Rd, Belgravia

Harare

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  

Job Advert

District Strategic Information Mentor: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH).

Deadline: 18 May 2022

Background:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the positions of District Strategic Information Mentor. The opportunity has arisen in Mazowe district.  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 the Center for Disease Control 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. The employment contract is for four (4) months from June 2022 to the 29th of September 2022.  

Position Summary

The position’s main objective is that of ensuring the program is effectively able to collect, analyse and report on program data within the assigned district. Successful candidates shall work closely with the district program team to ensure activities are effectively implemented to allow for effective program management and performance reporting. Candidates shall report to the respective Strategic Information Coordinator.

Responsibilities

Ensuring all registers are completed accurately, consistently, regularly and reports are submitted on time; Supporting the collection and reporting of clinical process and outcome including MER data on program specific indicators on a weekly and monthly basis as required by program management; Working collaboratively and closely with the DSICLFPs, Provincial Focal Persons (PFPs), and Facility Data Collation Focal Persons by conducting routine data quality audits at health facilities within the district; Cleaning, verifying, and validating data entered electronic systems, flagging and correcting data inconsistencies before syncing to the server; Providing technical support to health care workers and strengthening the use of Electronic Systems at health facilities to strengthen their use in monitoring HIV & TB programmes; Collaborating with provincial and district teams to conduct granular site management, compiling and consolidating weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on program activities within the province and with DHIOs to ensure timely and complete reporting in DHIS2 by all facilities in the district at both PEPFAR and Non-PEPFAR supported facilities; Conducting routine analyses and visualization of program data in Power BI, including cascades across core indicators, to enable evidence-based programming at District level cascades; Conducting regular onsite-data-verification (OSDV to monitor data quality; Conducting and coordinating data related Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects in all supported facilities; Tracking performance against annual targets and reviewing district and facility-level performance with the district and facility level staff and work on improvement plans for poor performing facilities; Providing feedback to the DMO, DNO and DHE on evidence collected and ensuring their involvement in the district formulation of strategy; Leading the analysis and writing of district weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic performance reports and their submission in stipulated timelines; Attending district coordination and review meetings according to the MoHCC calendar and as budget permits and facilitating the interpretation and use of M&E data; Ensuring mobile devices at designated facilities are well maintained, properly managed and in good working condition and escalating unresolved issues; Working closely with MoHCC, Zim-TTECH consortium partners and other implementing partners to track and report both challenges and outcomes of various interventions implemented by partners in the program.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Biostatistics, Mathematics, Public Health, Health Promotion or related field; Minimum of 3 years working experience managing, analysing and reporting, health related program data and information and in working with DHIS2 data; Advanced skills in MS Excel, including pivot-tables, formatting, statistical functions and formulas and good understanding of MS Word and PowerPoint; Strong quantitative data analysis skills including conducting data cleaning, verification and trend-analyses with proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS will be an added advantage; Great interpersonal, report writing and presentation skills with fluency in English and have demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively; Experience in working with MoHCC or health-related implementing partners coupled with a strong understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system structures.

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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit their Application letter and copies of certified certificates to the below physical or the following email address dsimmazowe@zimttech.org.  

The Human Resources Manager – MoHCC Seconded Staff

Zim-TTECH

10 Natal Road, Belgravia

 Harare.