John Snow Inc
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Viral Load Data Entry Clerks – (X5)

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five-year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western. USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.

Position Type: Consultancy


  • Central Province – (Kabwe, Mumbwa, Kapiri Mposhi, Mkushi and Serenje)

Summary Scope of Work (SoW):

  • Viral Load Data Entry Clerks will work at identified high volume facilities and hubs to facilitate the effective documentation of activities relating to viral load requests, collection and transportation of samples and result entry into the appropriate registers and smart care. Furthermore, they will ensure results are attached to client’s folders and will prompt the clinical team on clients requiring VL testing.
  • They will work closely with facility based clinicians, laboratory and pharmacy staff, SAFE transport officers and SAFE Laboratory Staff in ensuring sample collection and movement are optimized.

The detailed Scope of Work is summarized below:

  • Record all viral load requests requested by the facility in the VL Register and Smart Care.
  • Raise the VL Transport log at the point of collection and ensure it is updated at the hub before releasing samples to the courier for onward submission to the PCR Lab.
  • Record all viral load requests sent through the hub from respective district facilities in the VL Hub register.
  • Facilitate for the identification of clients due for VL as they come for pharmacy refills.
  • Liaise with SAFE on sample pick up on scheduled days.
  • Ensure results are attached to client’s folders and entered into smart care at the hub facility and through communications to other DECs prompt the same at other district facilities.
  • Collaborate with ADCH PCR Lab on encrypted lab results transmission to clinicians.
  • Any other data related activity necessary for managing VL tests at facility and district level.

How to Apply

Please send a written application either via email or through regular mail. Your application should consist of a cover letter and a detailed CV, including full addresses and contact telephone numbers. Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter and also give names, addresses and contact telephone numbers of three referees. Please send email applications, with the position you are applying for in the subject line, to:

The Human Resources Manager USAID SAFE,

45/5B Incito Office Complex Reedbuck Road,


PO Box 51742,


Application deadline
30 Jun
Email applications to

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