Due Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Advances in HIV care and treatment have resulted in more people living with HIV (PLHIV) having comparable life expectancy as the general population. As a result, PLHIV are susceptible to developing NCDs as the general population. As the burden of NCDs rises among PLHIV, quality screening, early diagnosis, and treatment of NCDs in PLHIV is a priority in promoting healthy ageing with HIV.
The Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) PVO 31/16 develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services in Zimbabwe, by providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment. OPHID, works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in implementing these interventions. OPHID is looking for suitably qualified and motivated individuals to fill the following post:
Reporting to the Provincial Manager, the NCD Integration Officer is responsible for implementing a program to build capacity of health care workers in public health facilities and community health posts to provide quality screening, referrals, and management of key NCDs (hypertension and diabetes). The NCD Integration Officer will coordinate with MOHCC health executives and managers to facilitate training and mentorship to strengthen care management, and monitoring of clients with NCDs.
Coordinate training and mentorship for the integration of non-communicable diseases screening and management into HIV care programs in public health facilities
Strengthen monitoring, data review and analysis for improved health care provision
Form a liaison with MOHCC’s District Health Team and provide technical assistance for the integration and expansion of NCD screening, referral and treatment services within public health facilities and community health posts.
Support MOHCC to conduct related assessments and supportive supervision of integrated services.
Coordinate trainings of health facility and community health workers in NCD integration, screening, referral and treatment for hypertension and diabetes in liaison with the DHE
Work with facility management and staff in implementing appropriate systems (pre-booking of patients, integrated ART/cancer screening services, see triage and treat approach) that promote scale up of cancer screening services
Work with facility management and staff in implementing advanced HIV disease and mental health screening and management among in PLHIV
With oversight from Provincial Manager, administer program resources within the supported districts
Work with OPHID SIE teams and DHIOs on provision of M&E tools for reporting the integration of NCD services.
Coordinate with MOHCC and other implementing partners to strengthen health education, mental health support and referral to psychosocial support services.
Person Specification: -
Diploma/Degree in Nursing, Diploma/Degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Health Promotion, or equivalent qualification
Current registration with relevant professional bodies (e.g., Nurses Council of Zimbabwe, Environmental Health Professions Council)
Post-basic qualification in community health, project management, health services administration or similar will be an added advantage
At least 3 years' experience working in HIV Care and Treatment
VIAC Training is an added advantage
Experience with management of non-communicable diseases
An understanding of the MOHCC structures, programs and policies.
Proficiency in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project Planning, Outlook), and online collaboration technologies.
Step 1: Click VIEW MORE INFORMATION BUTTON and Complete the Application Form.
Step 2: Submit your cv and application letter via email to : firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.
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.
OPHID does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, technical test, oral interviews, processing, training, or any other fees). While OPHID may from time to time engage external consultants for the facilitation of the recruitment process, only OPHID has the right to offer employment to candidates. No third parties have been authorised to offer employment on behalf of OPHID. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
If you do not receive any communication within a month from the date of closing, consider your application as unsuccessful.
Deadline: 20 September 2022, 1600 hours.