Occupational Health and Safety Institute
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Audiologist (x1)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) seeks to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed to the under listed positions under the World Bank supported Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project. The positions will be based in Kitwe, at the Occupational Health and Safety Institute.

The International Development Association (IDA) has provided funding towards the implementation of the Southern AfricanTuberculosis and Health Systems Support Regional Project involving four Countries (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia). The overall objectives of the project are to: (i) improve coverage and quality of TB control and occupational lung disease services in targeted geographic areas of the participating countries; and (ii) strengthen regional capacity to manage the burden of TB and occupational diseases. The project supports efforts to address the regional dimension of the TB epidemic while strengthening critical dimensions in the health system. The project has three mutually reinforcing components which are: (i) Innovative Prevention. Detection and Treatment of T B; (ii) Regional Capacity for Disease Surveillance, and Diagnostics and Management of TB and Occupational Lung Diseases; (iii) Regional Learning and Innovation, and Project Management.

Each project country is tasked to create a Center of Excellence of which Zambia is creating a Center of Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety. In this regard Zambia intends to transform the Occupational Health and Safety Institute (OHSI) and its implementing partners namely the Mine Safety Department (MSD) and Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security into a Center of Excellence through implementation of various activities which include physical infrastructure rehabilitations, modernizing the equipment for both primary prevention and secondary surveillance and detection of Silicosis and TB, staff recruitment and development, creation of an integrated electronic data management system.

Reports to: Occupational Health Physician

Location: Occupation Health and Safety Institute, KITWE

The Audiologist will be responsible for examining the auditory system in order to facilitate diagnosis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts timely and accurately Audiology Examinations in order to facilitate decision making.
  • Prepares timely and accurately Audiology prescriptions in order to remedy impairment

Qualifications and Experience

  • Full Grade 12 School Certificate with five O level credits including English and Mathematics
  • BSc in Audiology
  • Masters degree in Audiology or related field is an added advantage.
  • Proven work experience of at least 3 years in similar field
  • Must have a fair knowledge of the operations of the Zambian Occupational Health and Safety Regulatory System.
  • Experience working in the Health sector in Zambia or a similar setting in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Must be able to prepare technical reports
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literate, particularly in MS Word and Excel

How to Apply

All interested persons meeting the above qualifications and experience should send their written applications to the undersigned with copies of their National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications, detailed Curriculum Vitae with three references including their contact numbers.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Director,

Occupational Health and Safety Institute,

PO Box 20205,

Kitwe.

Application deadline
18 Jul 15:00

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