FHI 360 Zambia
Posted Job
about 2 years ago

Prevention, Care and Treatment Technical Officer

Basic function

  • Provide technical support in HIV Prevention, care and treatment services in the DFZ sites in the named districts.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Defense Force Medical Service facility contacts including the Commanding officers to support the delivery of HIV- related services. Under the supervision of the Senior Care and Treatment technical officer, develop and support implementation of new technical strategies in HIV Prevention, care and treatment in targeted facilities.
  • Collaborate with other technical officers in ensuring that training of relevant staff in HIV services is done. Assist in the development of evaluation strategies for HIV service indicators.
  • Collaborate with M&E officers in ensuring smooth program monitoring.
  • Support Defense Force health facilities in the supported districts in carrying out activities as outlined in the project work plan.
  • In liaison with the M &E officer, assist in supervising the implementation of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (QA/QI) control measures in the facilities.
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Care and Treatment officer in resolving HIV service implementation issues.
  • Collaborate with the laboratory Officer under the ZDFPCC project to ensure availability of HIV laboratory logistics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in Zambia.
  • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
  • Current knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV services.
  • Knowledge of Zambian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision and result oriented.
  • Ability to travel within Zambia minimum 25% of the time.

Qualification and requirements

  • Medical Doctor (MBChB), Medical Licentiate, Clinical Officer or Nurse.
  • 5 to 8 years in public health, including HIV/AIDS/TB programs.
  • Experience in Prevention, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level.
  • Sound understanding of HIV/AIDS technical areas.
  • Experience with ARV programs would greatly enhance the application.
  • Familiarity with Zambian public-sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.
  • This job description summarizes the main duties of the job.
  • It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
  • This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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