Community Linkages Officer x 1 – HIV/AIDs & TB services x Mrehwa – UZ-UCSF

Vacant Post: Community Linkages Officer x 1 – HIV/AIDs & TB services x Mrehwa

UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme on behalf of I-TECH is seeking suitably trained and qualified applicants to fill the positions of Community Linkages Officer – HIV/AIDs & TB services.
International and training education center for health (I-TECH) is the lead partner, in a consortium
comprising of I-TECH, Pangea and Compre health services, and funded by PEPFAR/CDC to implement
HIV/AIDS treatment and care and TB services activities in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the
Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC).

I-TECH is currently looking for one highly qualified and experienced individuals to undertake Community Linkages Officer post based in Mrehwa.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Overseeing activities of District Community linkages officers (DCLO)
  • Mapping and networking with active community based HIV services /organizations.
  • Sensitization of the district leadership on the community linkages model
  • Training of health facility staff on the community linkages model. Training of VHWs on the model in collaboration with the DCLO and facility management coordinate monthly VHW review meeting
  • Representing I-TECH Consortium and providing linkages with MOHCC and other partners providing
    community services in the I-TECH provinces.
  • Working closely with MOHCC and identified partners to collect data and report on HIV/AIDS services provided in the community.
  • Work closely with the DCLO and the MOHCC district and facility teams to provide targeted HTC outreach services
  • Working closely with provincial Mentor of Mentors (MoM), M&E officers, health information officers and district mentoring teams to coordinate monitoring of the community linkages activities, conducting routine community linkages data quality audits at health facilities.
  • Participate in development of M&E tools.
  • Collation and verification of monthly statistics.
  • Reporting of monthly statistics to district, province and I-TECH.
  • Conducting monitoring and verification visits of community linkages activities to both health facilities and selected community service organisations.
  • Developing, tracking and reporting on progress, outputs and outcomes of community linkages activities in the provinces against targets. Collect, analyse and consolidate data on key community linkages indicators .
  • Compiling monthly and quarterly reports on community linkages activities in the province .
  • Working with the DCLO, verify PBF claims before submission for claims

Position, Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Nursing qualification with 3-5 years’ experience in community nursing activities in HIV/AIDS.
  • Relevant training in clinical management of HIV such as Counselling and rapid HIV testing.
  • Knowledge and experience in training and conducting meetings, Ability and willingness to travel
    extensively within and outside the province, valid registration with the Nurses council of Zimbabwe.
  • Fluency in English, excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills, Good report writing and
    presentation skills.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local languages (Shona and/or Ndebele),
  • Demonstrated skills in M&E, data analysis, program coordination and evaluation,
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently, Computer skills including MS word, excel, power point and Internet.
  • Hands-on experience working with MOHCC systems and other implementing partner programs. Experience working with an NGO/CBO will be an added advantage

The closing date for applications is 28 September, 2016 to:-

Human Resources & Logistics Manager; UZ-UCSF Research Programme, 15 Phillips Avenue,
Belgravia, HARARE.