HTS Lead (NGO)


Job Purpose

The HTS Lead will take charge of all aspects of HIV testing services for the project. Provide expert guidance on appropriate technical and programmatic approaches to HIV case finding through targeted testing. Recommend improvements in the delivery of HST and in targeting strategies and engage in mentoring of HIV testing staff.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage clinical operations at project geolocations for the implementation of scalable, high quality community and facility-based services across the care and treatment cascade for PLHIV.
  • Provide technical oversight and capacity building of health facility staff and CHWs to increase HIV Testing, access to treatment, viral load testing and voluntary assisted partner notification.
  • Lead design and implementation of clinical programme and non-clinical support activities for Zambia, to increase access to and provision of quality health services for PLHIV.
  • Develop a detailed implementation and activity programme plan, including program targets
  • Ensure programme activities are evidence-based and reflect state-of-the-art knowledge
  • and best practices for provision of HIV and AIDS, care, and treatment
  • Collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure that data informs programme
  • implementation
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of technical staff at national office and serve as a technical advisor to field level counterparts
  • Document programme activities and results and contribute to technical deliverables generated by the project as required by CDC and the Ministry of Health
  • Ensure target achievement through routine data monitoring and course-correction, as
  • identified through quality improvement initiatives.
  • Identify areas where additional technical support may be required and coordinate the
  • provision of short-term technical assistance for the project.
  • Lead the implementation of a QI strategy to achieve the 95-95-95 targets at service delivery levels, both at facility and community level.
  • Designs/adapts QI training material, tools and job-aids.
  • Be responsible for planning, supervising and participate in the preparation of Level of Operations and Revenue Forecasts and Annual Plan
  • Coordinates development of Strategic and Business plan
  • Continually monitor the performance of the airline vis a vis the economic and business environment by preparing competitive analysis
  • Plan and ensure availability of best quality services, supplies and materials required for users in the company in the shortest time possible and with lowest cost
  • Maintain clear Procurement vision, goals, objectives, strategies, policies, procedures and action plans commensurate with the strategies of the company

Primary Areas of Accountability:

Qualifications and Experience

  • Medical Degree preferred
  • Nursing Degree with Clinical experience considered as an alternative. Master’s Degree in Health Management, Public Health or related discipline also highly desired, Bachelor’s required
  • Minimum 8 years professional experience with international health and HIV/AIDS programs, inclusive of at least 3 to 5 years in a technical leadership role in resource-challenged settings
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with large-scale community-based HIV testing
  • programs in Zambia and/or ESA region.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art expertise in HIV testing approaches in high prevalence
  • settings, including in active index testing and HIVST.
  • Prior experience with capacity building and clinical training of health personnel for
  • improved service delivery in resource-challenged settings.

How to apply

If you meet the hiring requirements for any of the two positions, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to:

Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Application deadline
28 Jan 15:00
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