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
- 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,