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HTS and HIV Prevention Technical Officer x2 Jhpiego

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Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations from the community to the national levels, building sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches.  For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.Jhpiego.org.

Jhpiego seeks candidates for the following positions: –

HTS and HIV Prevention Technical Officer (2)

Location: Lusaka and Ndola

Reports to: Team Lead – HTS and HIV Prevention

Position Overview

To be responsible for the provision of technical support for HTS and HIV prevention activities for the Defence Force of Zambia (DFZ) facilities at the district level in the province.  This includes the provision of targeted case identification approaches such as index testing for partners and biological children of PLHIV and targeted facility-based testing, as well as integrating health services with HTS, including screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI) and tuberculosis (TB), PrEP, OVC support and GBV prevention, provision of family planning (FP), and delivery of comprehensive prevention services.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure close collaboration and consultation with, and capacity building for the Site HIV Care and Treatment Provider, DFZ staff, and community lay workers involved in HTS and HIV prevention activities
  • Ensure collaboration with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially DFZ, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and other US and international implementing partners, to coordinate activities, reduce duplication, and ensure implementation according to quality standards
  • Under the supervision of the HTS and HIV Prevention Team Lead, provide training facilitation, mentoring and capacity building at the individual and facility level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
    • HIV targeted testing strategies (e.g., index testing and partner notification, use of risk screening and HTS eligibility tool, self-testing, child testing, recency testing)
    • Provide technical support in the use of optimized PITC in static sites for military and civilians focused on high-yield clinical areas such as TB and STI clinics
    • Provision of quality HTS in accordance with national and international standards
    • Establishment and implementation of linkage and referral systems between communities and facilities
    • Linkages between HTS and HIV care and treatment services, including ART and support for adherence and retention
    • Linkages between HTS and HIV prevention services, including VMMC, PrEP, and condom provision
    • Integrated health services with HTS, including STI and TB screening, provision of PrEP, provision of FP, OVC support services and GBV prevention and referral for survivor care
    • Monitoring and evaluation of HTS and prevention services
  • Capacity building of health facility staff and CLWs on tools for tracking outcomes and ensure data collection and utilization
  • Oversee the implementation of HTS and HIV prevention services at Facility and Community levels in all Jhpiego-supported DFZ facilities/communities
  • Ensures quality HTS service delivery through the dissemination and use of quality assurance protocols and SOPs
  • Ensure rollout of differentiated service delivery models
  • Ensure tracking systems are in place for clients that miss appointments or are lost to follow up
  • Work closely with the Clinical teams to ensure service integration
  • Ensure targets are shared with all Jhpiego supported sites
  • Schedule proficiency testing at supported health facilities and ensure that corrective measures are taken in time
  • Document successes, lessons learned, and challenges in implementation through routine weekly, monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports to Jhpiego

Qualifications:

  • Degree/ Diploma in Clinical/Medical Sciences, Medical Licentiate OR Nurse Practitioner
  • Minimum of 6 -7 years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in HIV/AIDS program, preferably HIV testing services or related field
  • Membership in Health Professions Council of Zambia or General Nursing Council of Zambia with Valid practicing license
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR programs, policies and regulations is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience working with local governments and organizations, particularly at the community level
  • Demonstrated program design, strategic planning, and program management and implementation experience
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office)

To apply, please send your application letter and curriculum vitae in a single document, stating the position in the subject line to the Human Resources Manager: Zambiajobs@Jhpiego.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Closing date is Thursday October 21, 2021.

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