Cervical Cancer Program Coordinator

Cervical Cancer Program Coordinator
Reporting to the Program Manager the Cervical Cancer Program Coordinator (CCPC) is responsible for the coordination, implementation, documenting, monitoring and evaluation of the cervical cancer screening activities. The position of the CCPC is a key position responsible for the day to day running of the C-CAST program. In coordination with the District Health Executive (DHE) teams the CCPC manages the VIAC sites, optimizes quality assurance, professional education and training to the VAIC service providers.

1. Technical support
a. Provide technical assistance the MOHCC staff by utilizing in-depth knowledge of the cervical cancer program ensuring compliance with PEPFAR and MOHCC cervical cancer screening policies and procedures
b. Advise and educate health care workers on VIAC policies and procedures
c. Visit VIAC health facilities to support implementation of VIAC activities, identify and share best practices, identify challenges in implementation and problem solve.
d. Support and advise health care workers and other local entities about cervical cancer screening and treatment, patient navigation within health facilities and quality improvement activities
e. Coordinating with the relevant ministry structures the CCPC set-ups cost-effective and efficient referral networks for beneficiaries of the VIAC programs.

2. Management and coordination
a. Support and supervise the cervical cancer nurses to ensure that there is efficient, effective and best quality cervical cancer screening services are rolled out to all implementing health facilities
b. In coordination with the Program Manager the coordinator will be responsible for the day to day running of the C-CAST project at provincial and district level
c. Build and maintain networks for the C-CAST project that improve quality and coverage for cervical cancer screening
d. Attend MOHCC and stakeholders’ meetings at central, provincial, district and health facility level.
e. Monitor and manage program activities to meet program core performance indicators
f. Working with the respective DHE teams and HRH nurses the CCPC is responsible for identifying potential outreach sites.
g. The CCPC will coordinate the same teams to develop a schedule of outreach activities and supervise the drafting of HRH nurse duty roster.
h. The CCPC will coordinate transport, accommodation and per diems for the outreach teams.
3. Reporting, monitoring and evaluation
a. Support and supervise the VIAC nursing teams in the collection of program data
b. Working closely with the SIE team the CCPC will support in the maintenance of high data integrity
c. Compile and submit timely district, provincial and/central level monthly and quarterly reports
d. Support the collection of program data and conduct data analysis to improve programming
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Manager, Provincial Program Manager and Technical Director to meet program mission, goals, and objectives
4. Qualifications and requirements
a. Diploma/Degree in Nursing, Registered General Nurse (RGN)
b. Postgraduate qualifications (midwifery or community nursing)
c. Registration with Zimbabwe’s Nurses Council
d. Training, knowledge and experience in counselling, cervical cancer screening and Cervicography
e. Training, knowledge and experience in HIV treatment and care is an added advantage Relevant knowledge and experience of working within the MOHCC structures
f. Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
g. Ability to travel to support VIAC implementation in districts
h. Competence to assume broad responsibilities requiring independence and professional judgment while conducting program activities.
i. Perform assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the VIAC clinical components
j. Understand medical language, pathophysiology, and ethnical/legal issues in healthcare, particularly in cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
k. Current knowledge about health care and clinic management systems
l. Experience working with diverse groups, particularly women.
m. Good computer skills and a grasp of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel are highly desired

Applicants should indicate the post applied for and the preferred district in the subject line. A cover letter with an up-to-date CV and at least 3 contactable professional references should be forwarded to: jobapplications@ctazim.co.zw Applications will be considered as they are received. JF Kapnek Trust is an equal opportunity employer and committed to upholding the rights of children. The successful candidates will be required to commit to child protection/safeguarding and to be bound by the JF Kapnek Child Protection Policy. People living with disability are encouraged to apply.

Created: October 12, 2018
Category: Health, Medical, Nursing
Expiry Date: Oct. 21, 2018