Western Province has made significant progress in scaling-up antiretroviral treatment (ART) towards epidemic control. The Zambia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) 2016 report shows that Western Province has the HIV prevalence at 15.9% in the ages 15-59 years with 47.3% viral suppression in Zambia. Significant age and gender gaps exist in males between the age groups of 20-24 and 25-29 and females in the age groups 15-24 and 25-34. Further, TB and cryptococosis are significant causes of mortality among PLHIV. Inadequate capacities among HC/Ps to ensure quality of care remain a major concern necessitating the importance of clinical mentors to ensure quality service provision at facility level. WPHO, with support from PEPFAR through CDC, is rolling out Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to selected ART sites in the province. Project ECHO is a novel tool for clinical mentorship and training which allows experts in HIV management to routinely share best practices for HIV care and treatment with healthcare workers throughout Zambia via a virtual learning network.
Scope of work
These activities will be done in collaboration with the clinical care team at the district level to achieve excellence in the district(s):
The District Mentors will be the technical coordinator of Project ECHO and will utilize this platform to provide direct technical support and supervision in TB/HIV, VMMC and data management to all health facilities in their respective districts by:
Required Expertise and Qualifications
Reporting, Supervision & Performance Evaluation:
How to Apply
Only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their detailed CVs, photocopies of professional and academic qualifications be sure to indicate that you are applying for the position under WPHO/CDC CoAg.
Address all applications to:
The Provincial Health Director Western Provincial Health Office,
4503 PO Box 910022,
Mongu – Zambia.