African Leadership Institute

District Program Officer- Mangwe

Due Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Overall responsibility

The Program Officer is responsible for managing the planning, implementation and monitoring of OPHID program activities in two districts. The Program Officer will work with a district team (consisting of a Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer/Assistant and Driver), in all technical aspects of the program, operational support and coordination/networking, in line with organizational and national guidelines and targets. The Program Officer reports to the Provincial Coordinator at the Provincial Office.

Main responsibilities

ü Implement and monitor outcomes FACE-HIV Program Activities
• Coordinate, mentor and monitor DSD health care workers(OI/ART nurses, Primary Care Counsellors, and Clinical Referral Facilitators) providing direct service delivery.
o Support training and mentoring of cadres
o Collect timesheets and submit for payment
o Collect and analyze performance data
o Monitor performance and provide support and supervision site visits
o Utilize site and district level performance data (against DSD targets to monitor and mentor cadres
• Strengthen delivery of HIV testing services (HTS) in priority sites
o Organize and facilitate on-site sensitizations/opportunities to build capacity of health care workers in HIV testing and counselling in conjunction with district and provincial health authorities
o Provide technical assistance to health care managers and workers to assess and remediate site level issues and barriers to achieving HIV testing targets (first 90).
o Provide technical assistance and innovations to strengthen system and operationalization of Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC) policy.
o Support facilities to strength systems for linking, referring and tracking clients to and from HIV testing services within facilities and communities.
o Conduct on-site support and supervision to clinics with MOHCC (DHE and/or PHE) to ensure quality implementation of policy, and guidelines
o Provide technical support to health facilities to provide prevention and HIV testing services that meet the unique needs of pregnant and lactating women, infants, children and adolescents, and other ‘at-risk’ populations.
o Utilize site and district level performance data (against COP targets (HTC, HTC-POS)) to assess, plan and support sites to strengthen HIV testing services.
• Strengthen delivery of HIV treatment and care services in priority sites
o Organize and facilitate on-site sensitizations/opportunities to build capacity of health care workers in ART initiation and long-term care management of HIV-positive clients.
o Provide technical assistance to health care managers and workers to assess and remediate site level issues and barriers to uptake, ART initiation, retention and care of HIV-positive clients.
o Provide technical assistance to strengthen ART initiation/management, adherence counselling and psychosocial support services that meet the diverse needs of clients (differentiated models of care).
o Provide technical assistance to sites, and district to ensure viral load monitoring services are available, accessible and utilized in the long-care management of HIV-positive clients.
o Support facilities to strength linking and referrals of HIV-positive clients to other facility or community based services.
o Conduct on-site support and supervision to clinics with MOHCC (DHE and/or PHE) to ensure quality implementation of policy, and guidelines
o Collaborate with the DHE to facilitate clinical mentorship program for health care workers at all priority sites
o Provide technical support to health facilities to provide prevention and HIV testing services that meet the unique needs of pregnant and lactating women, infants, children and adolescents, and other ‘at-risk’ populations.
o Utilize site and district level performance data (against COP targets (Tx_New, Tx_Current, TX-Retention) to assess, plan and support sites to strengthen HIV treatment and care services.

ü Document program activities and performance

• Develop and monitor annual and quarterly work-plan and budget for the one districts, in line with national program targets
• Work with SIE Officer, to communicate district level performance (achievements and challenges of FACE-HIV program support) to DHE/PHE, and Health Centre Committees through presentations, monthly reports and meetings.
• Document district performance (achievements and challenges) and submit weekly/quarterly district program reports to Provincial Manager.
• Participate in FACE-HIV Provincial and national level Program and Data Review Meetings
ü Manage and coordinate the District Team
• Provide leadership and supervision to OPHID district team (District SIE officer, Driver/Admin) to ensure coordination and quality of program implementation
• Submit written requests for resources according to procedures advised by finance department to support program implementation
• Ensure expenditure at district level is carried out in line with organizational finance and operational policy documents and guidelines
• Check and verify that all monthly expenditure returns are as per procedure before submission to Provincial Coordinator to ensure program compliance.
• Coordinate with SIE Officer to ensure that program data is routinely and timely entered into the relevant databases to monitor program implementation progress

Requirements

ü State Registered Nurse or Clinician
ü Previous medical/nursing experience with particular reference to PMTCT and HIV Care and Treatment
ü Completed course in Advanced HIV and AIDS Managed preferred
ü Experience working in MOHCC clinics and NGO environment

Attributes

ü Organized, self-starter, able to build and maintain partnerships
ü Practical, hands on with skills in project/budget management and M&E
ü Ability to work long hours
ü Honest, conscientious and reliable
ü Good communicator, an ability function as a catalyst and coach, guiding people at all levels of the organization to facilitate their learning and development;
ü Strong work ethic coupled with enthusiastic and passionate approach to work with an ability to multi-task and to work with limited supervision
ü High degree of professionalism and integrity and ability to demonstrate good judgment, discretion and confidentiality at all times
ü Proficiency in usual desktop software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) a requisite

Deadline and application procedures

Please submit your CV, and application letter via e-mail to: recruitments@ophid.co.zw,
OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.

During the application process, OPHID will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment to be made for any application to be considered. Canvassing for or by any candidate will lead to disqualification.

Created: November 09, 2018
Category: Health, Medical, Nursing
Expiry Date: Nov. 11, 2018