Clinical Lead at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

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Clinical Lead– KPIF Ref No. CL/KP/06/08/19

Reports to the Programme Head. The incumbent will provide technical supervision/support to program ground. He/ she will develop the referral systems and quality assurance monitoring of KPIF delivered services, the MOH health system, and KP CSO HIV clinical services provision to the KP group beneficiaries. The position will also review clinical service provision guidelines and protocols together with CDC/Zambia to make sure WHO and PEPFAR KP best practices are included.

Main duties

  • Assists with the development of CIDRZ KP standard operating procedures, training manuals and other material needed to implement KP activities in target sites
  • Contributes to the training of health care workers both in public and private settings for discrimination and stigma-free KP-friendly service provision.
  • Ensures that systems are in place within the KPIF program to assure that those clients who are HIV positive and pregnant will be referred to PMTCT and post-partum care for the mother and child.
  • Oversee the implementation of activities targeted at reaching KP’s at facility and community level.
  • Ensures a system is in place for community drives and other strategies aimed at reaching KP’s  in CIDRZ-supported facilities and communities.
  • Ensures quality index testing service delivery.
  • Ensures systems for good referral and linkage of HIV positive clients to HIV care and treatment services are in  place from community to facility level.
  • Implements novel KP service delivery strategies within selected KP friendly sites and within prisons.
  • Ensures all negative clients are linked to prevention services and  are maintained accessing prevention services.
  • Ensures adherence to the Ministry of Health National Guidelines on HIV service delivery
  • Trains staff on tools for tracking outcomes and ensure correct data collection and utilization by teams
  • Supports the dissemination and use of quality assurance protocols and SOPs
  • Ensures strategies to role out KP friendly services in supported sites are implemented
  • Ensures KP friendly services are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Trains KP peer counsellors and mobilizers in KP friendly services, Index testing and counselling skills to improve elicitation of sexual contacts and or social networks.
  • Qualifications

    • Must be a clinician: Either a Medical Doctor or Medical Licentiate
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in public health with demonstrated KP group technical expertise, including substantial HIV prevention, care, and treatment experience with FSWs, MSM, TGW, and/or PWID
    • Experience providing medical support and clinical mentoring at a site level
    • Higher degree level education with postgraduate degree; eg MBA, MPH preferable
    • The holder of this position must be a result-oriented leader, skilled in organizational management, managing and creating clarity in a complex environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are a prerequisite
    • Experience managing effectively in a multi-cultural setting

    How to Apply

    Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Job title and Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

    CIDRZ Human Resources Director, P. O. Box 34681, LUSAKA or email: jobs@cidrz.org

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