John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five-year project which is led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, works 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 works 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: Fixed Term Contract
Location: (1) Kabwe and (1) Ndola
The SAFE PROJECT through a memorandum of understanding supports the Ministry of Health (MoH) strengthen laboratory systems at the different levels of health care in Zambia. SAFE, operates in the Copperbelt, Central, and North Western Provinces and provides focused interventions and technical assistance for laboratory improvement. As a partner to MoH, SAFE supports the implementation of Step Wise Laboratory Improvement Process Toward Accreditation (SLIPTA) through the introduction of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and works with identified labs to address specific improvement projects designed to bring about quality improvement and subsequent gains in SLIPTA star rating.
SAFE, therefore, seek the services of a qualified and experienced QMS expert to oversee quality improvement activities at viral load/EID hubs and laboratories to jointly with facility staff initiate improvement activities. The expert will work with facility staff on a very regular basis and will initially determine baseline status and collaboratively work with quality supervisors and general staff on ensuring quality activities are identified, documented, systematically implemented and measured using the WHO SLIPTA checklist.
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How to Apply
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