Facility Data Collation Focal Person x2: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH).

Deadline: 22 November 2021

About the organization

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Facility Data Collation Focal Person for the Care & Treatment program. The vacancies have arisen in Chegutu and Mt. Darwin districts in Mashonaland West and Central, respectively. 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 contract is for ten (10) months effective December 2021 to 30 September 2022 and may be renewed subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary:  

The main objective of the Facility Data Collation Focal Person (FDCFP) is to provide site-level strategic information and evaluation support to facility cadres, ensuring timely and effective data collection, cleaning, analysis, use and reporting on program performance. The FDCFP will conduct weekly and monthly review of data, discuss program performance and take corrective measures, implement improvement ideas and strengthen identified best practices at facility level. The position reports to the District Strategic Information Focal Person.

Responsibilities

Supporting and mentoring DSD cadres to accurately document all activities and clinical processes in facility registers (and EHR) according to Standard Operating Procedures; Providing M&E support in clinical processes like appointment diary management, filing and organizing client records and pulling client OI/ART booklets to ensure complete documentation of all clinical consultations and visits; Supporting the collection and analyses of all pro cess data and MER indicators on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis; Collaborating with facility and district teams to compile and consolidate high quality weekly, monthly and quarterly data and narrative reports on program activities at the facility; Working with facility staff to conduct any ad-hoc data collection requests and requirements; Supporting and mentoring DSD OI/ART nurses, PC Testers in the collection and reporting of clinical process and MER outcome data in the CommCare mobile application; Providing on-site coaching and level 1 user support for CommCare and Power BI according to help desk procedures; Ensuring all mobile devices at facilities are well maintained, properly managed and in good working condition and escalating issues that can’t be resolved at facility level; Ensuring all registers are accurately completed and properly maintained and stored securely at the facility; Ensuring all patient-level data in 1) HTS register, ART register, Index Testing register and Tracking register, has been captured in CommCare by DSD staff, across all entry points on a weekly basis; Monitoring and tracking device syncing to central server, ensuring that all CommCare forms with captured data are synced weekly and each facility submits complete, clean and quality data in a timely manner; Working closely with the facility Sister-in-charge, DSD staff and DECs in conducting routine data quality audits at health facility; Cleaning data in CommCare HQ on all forms identified and flagged as having incorrect data submitted and synced to the server; Performing routine analyses and visualization of program data in Power BI, including cascades across core indicators to enable evidence-based programming at facility level; Tracking performance against annual targets, as well as following up on action points, including problems/challenges identified until they are resolved; Reviewing facility-level Power BI patient-level reports and graphs with the facility level DSD staff (and SIC, where possible), reviewing and discussing performance on a weekly basis; Planning together with DSD staff on client appointments, follow-up visits and calls to be made, on a weekly basis; Participating in weekly huddles with facility staff to discuss ideas for improvement, progress made and any challenges identified and in the compilation of the monthly report form to ensure all clients in the tracking and essential changes registers have been accounted for to inform an accurate TX-CURR figure; Attending review meetings according to the Zim-TTECH calendar and as budget permits.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Bachelor’s degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, Demography, Nursing, Mathematics, Public Health, Health Promotion or any other Health-related field; Minimum of 3 years working experience managing, analysing and reporting health related program/project data and information and experience in working with DHIS2 data will be an added advantage; Excellent computer skills including but not limited to, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and advanced skills in MS Excel, including pivot tables, formatting and statistical functions and formulas; Great inter-personal skills and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; Experience in working with MoHCC and/or implementing partner health-related programs 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.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit their Application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of Certificates specifying their preferred district on the Subject of their Cover letters to fdcfpchegutu@zimttech.org for Chegutu vacancy and fdcfpdarwin@zimttech.org for Mt. Darwin or hard copies to the below mentioned physical address:

The Consultancy Manager

Zim-TTECH

10 Natal Rd, Belgravia, Harare

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Cervical Cancer Screening Nurses x10: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH).

Deadline: 26 November 2021.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the positions of VIAC Nurses. The vacancies have arisen in Nkayi x1, Guruve x1, Mt. Darwin x1, Seke x2, Hurungwe x1, Sanyati x1, Zvimba x1 and Harare x3. 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 contract will come to an end on the 30th of September 2022 and may be renewed subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the successful candidate.

Position Summary

Main responsibilities will be to provide cervical cancer screening services for women living with HIV (WLHIV) as guided by PEPFAR reporting requirements and Ministry of Health and Child Care strategic plan. The support will include but not limited to Ca Cervix screening, cryotherapy, referring clients for appropriate treatment services, follow up of clients and ensuring complete documentation of data collection tools. In liaison with other staff at the facility are also expected to provide comprehensive HIV such as HIV testing services including index partner testing, linking clients to care, ART initiation, and retaining clients in care and ART, defaulter tracking and accurate documentation in line with tracked indicators. He/she will report to the facility Sister-in-Charge on day-to-day activities and District Site Improvement and Community Linkages Focal Person on programmatic issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Providing technical support for Ca Cervix Screening for WLHIV above 25 years and comprehensive HIV services and psychosocial support at both static and outreach sites as per national guidelines and quality assurance using national reporting tools; Providing treatment for pre-cancerous cervical cancer lesions and conducting outreaches, community mobilization and demand creation services; Performing thermocoagulation, cryotherapy on clients with abnormal lesions; Providing information, educational and counselling services to clients in a timely, professional and client-focused manner; Ensuring appropriate infection control protocols are available and adhered to and ensuring clinical equipment is always functional; Making appropriate referrals for ongoing support and actively tracking referrals for further care; Reporting clinical data daily and support the maintenance of quality clinic data and adequate commodities consumption records, calculating consumption and making requisitions on time to avoid stock outs; Supporting maintenance of adequate stocks of drugs and medical commodities; Collecting client data and ensuring confidentiality is maintained and be directly responsible for ensuring that all the required national reporting tools are correctly filled and submitted on time; Working closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Conducting analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and proposing appropriate technical strategy and guidelines; Preparing reports and papers summarizing project results; Ensuring project implementation aligns to organisation strategy and remains technically sound; Providing leadership and team building at task level.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Registered General Nurse (RGN) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience; Postgraduate qualifications in Midwifery or Community Nursing are an added advantage; Must be VIAC trained with relevant certificates of training or a legit confirmation letter of VIAC training, valid registration with Nurses Council of Zimbabwe; Training, knowledge and experience in Counselling and in HIV RDT is required; Knowledge of Cervical Cancer Screening and Cervicography; Experience in HIV treatment and care and in  working within the Ministry of Health and Child Care is an added advantage; Must be computer literate and be able to generate electronic reports and have an ability to analyse and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports;  Good inter-personal communications skills and ability to navigate through different cultures and religions during the execution of duties.

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.

Candidates should clearly indicate their preferred district on the Subject of their application letter and should not apply to more than one district – this will lead to automatic disqualification. All applications should have a Cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of Certificates. Interested candidates should submit their application documents to an email address specific to their preferred district i.e Nkayi – nkayiviac@zimttech.org; Guruve – guruveviac@zimttech.org; Mt. Darwin – darwinviac@zimttech.org; Seke –sekeviac@zimttech.org; Hurungwe – hurungweviac@zimttech.org; Sanyati – sanyativiac@zimttech.org; Zvimba – zvimbaviac@zimttech.org; Harare – harareviac@zimttech.org. Alternatively, hard copy applications can be made to the below physical address:

 Female, capable Nurses around early retirement age are encouraged to apply.   

The Consultancy Manager

10 Natal Rd, Belgravia,

Harare

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.