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.

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