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Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program

About Catholic Relief Services

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) country program was established in 2000,
and administers a varied and diversified portfolio of nutrition, health
systems strengthening, food and security, economic growth and livelihoods,
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) research, and HIV and AIDS programs.
Catholic Relief Services, out of the commitment of the catholic Bishops of the
United States assists the poor and the vulnerable overseas.

Background

FASTER: Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the
Epidemic Response supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) in targeted faith-
based and other sites to achieve the UNAIDS Fast Track goals for epidemic
control in children and adolescents: 90% of all infected children and
adolescents know their status, 90% of those diagnosed receive sustained ART,
90% of all people receiving ART have viral suppression.

FASTER supports comprehensive HIV/AIDS service delivery at supported
facilities while building capacity and systems for sustainability through a
three-pronged approach: 1) Support health facilities improve their delivery of
HIV prevention, treatment and laboratory services; 2) Improve key health
system functions and structures needed to deliver quality HIV services; and 3)
Health information is strategically collected and utilized to improve HIV
service delivery. The project hopes to gradually decrease its involvement so
that District and Provincial Health Offices (DHOs, PHOs) assume oversight of
and technical assistance to supported facilities.

FASTER is a multi-country project in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and
supports Ministries of Health in these countries through the national
technical working groups towards harmonizing and taking up high impact
activities centered around achieving HIV epidemic control in children and
adolescents.

Job Summary:

> This position is intended to augment the positions of the ART in-charge and not to takeover that role. The post bearer shall be a qualified MO/ML/CO/Nurse prescriber.
> The mentor will work closely with the ART in-charge to coordinate HIV/TB activities at the facility and all Health Posts and Community Posts affiliated to the facility. The coordination includes all community activities by all community partners providing HTS within the catchment population of the facility, and linkage to treatment of all positives. At community level, tracking of missed and late appointment patients. EID/EPI integration as well as tracking down lost mother/baby pairs will be crucial. The incumbent will also support community activities and working together with the facility, develop high impact initiatives aimed at improving care in children as well as coordination of TPT use with community-based models.
> The incumbent will also facilitate the adoption and utilization of the pediatric change package.
> The incumbent will serve as the lead Pediatric facility based clinical mentor and provide technical guidance and mentorship for quality Pediatric HIV/TB services.
> The incumbent will support the ART in-charge in data analysis and utilization in the HIV cascade from prevention, testing, treatment, patient monitoring, care and support. Granular data analysis with real time development of strategies to address gaps on daily, weekly and monthly basis. In addition, the facility mentor will work to improve harmonization of data for MOH, EpiC 3-90 and FASTER reporting.
> The incumbent will serve as the Point of Contact (POC) for site level clarifications from FASTER/CDC and will provide leadership during site visits and demonstrate understanding of the HIV/TB activities at the facility. In addition, the incumbent will coordinate the development of a site level budget and action plan that addresses the needs of the facility as evidenced by gaps identified from the program and GSM using root cause analysis and QI principles and approaches HTS:
> The health facility mentor will provide TA to all testers to ensure correct and optimal use of the pediatric screening tool and support optimization of index testing for all positives reported at the facility including those from the community and affiliated Health Posts. The incumbent will develop a system for monitoring daily yields at all entry points and work with his/her teams to devise corrective action to align yield with PEPFAR Zambia’s goals. Treatment:
> The incumbent will mentor ART providers at the facility on ART management in children and good customer relations. S/he will also serve as a subject matter expert for other providers to consult on difficult cases. The incumbent will ensure use of optimal drug regimens as outlined by the National treatment/Consolidated HIV and/or Tuberculosis guidelines and support scale up of models to meet the needs of different groups or populations accessing care at the facility. In addition, the incumbent will optimize TPT and encourage retention.
> Patient Monitoring and Retention: As part of monitoring ROC, the incumbent will have all ROC who are eligible get a viral load on file by supporting the VL champion and foster active tracking of results. S/he will review patient records to monitor providers’ adherence to national standards for managing & monitoring ROC.
> The facility mentor will support the ART in-charge in the day to day assignment of tasks for Community Based Volunteers (CBVs) and supervise the active daily tracking of patients with missed appointments. For ROC who are Late/LTFU and found, the incumbent will ensure feedback on cause of disengagement with care and develop strategies that meet the needs of ROC.
> Monitoring and Evaluation: The incumbent must be familiar with the PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Indicators (as outlined in the MER 2.0 -Version 2.3- September 2018)
> Have good analytical skills
> Able to conduct thorough data reviews and able to infer clinical situations from presented data

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Professional Experience

> Medical Officer, Medical Licentiate, Clinical Officer, HIV Nurse Prescriber or Pediatric Nurse.
> Comprehensive ART training with additional Pediatric HIV training will be an added advantage
> Minimum of seven years of work experience in HIV programming with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of three years of working for programming interventions.
> Demonstrate application of technical principles and concepts in HIV program coordination. General knowledge of other related disciplines to support proper cross-sectoral approaches.
> Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation, and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
> Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
> Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
> Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Personal Skills

> Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
> Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgement
> Strong written and oral communication skills in English
> Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
> Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Proficiency in English and any Zambian
local language

Travel Required: 50% travel

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory:

Internal: FASTER project Senior Technical Advisor, FASTER Project manager,
FASTER MEAL Team.

External: Facility clinical staffs, District Health Director (DHD), District
Health Information Officer, District Clinical care specialist, District ART
Coordinator, District TB/HIV specialist.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and
used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve
the desired results.

> Serves with Integrity
> Models Stewardship
> Cultivates Constructive Relationships
> Promotes Learning

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills,
effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires
its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent
harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand
that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive
background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to
evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Applicants Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae
which should include three references to: crszambiajobs@crs.org. Please
include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications 17 July 2020. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted for an interview.

Apply Online Now

Email:: crszambiajobs@crs.org

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