Roving Testers X 4 – UZ-UCSF/I-TECH


VACANT POSTS X Roving Testers X 4


The International Training and Education Centre for Health (I-TECH) is a collaboration
between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco. It is a
centre in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and has offices throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. I-TECH’s 700 worldwide staff work in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other organizations to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems. I-TECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; and prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases.

I—TECH has been working in Zimbabwe with funds provided by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in collaboration with the US. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Since 2003, I-TECH has been providing technical assistance to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and local partners in curriculum development, training and evaluation, and laboratory systems strengthening. In August 2012, I-TECH expanded its scope of work in Zimbabwe to support local partners in voluntary medical male circumcision service delivery and implementation of a national, integrated HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Training and Mentoring Program.

Terms of Reference (TOR) Summary:

The Roving tester will be engaged to increase HIV testing services outside health facilities and
support linkages activities between the health facility and the community in order to increase
the number of HIV positive adults and children receiving care and support services outside of
the health facility for increased retention and adherence to care.

The Roving Tester should generate demand for community based HIV services e. g.
psychosocial services, nutritional support, support for income generating projects and CARGs.
Systems will be put in place to support continuum for care from health facility to community
and vice versa.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct targeted community HIV testing at identified sites with low uptake of
    HIV testing in close collaboration with the Community Nurses from MOHCC
  • Providing counselling services before, during and after HIV testing
  • Increase the PITC at health facility level by targeting contacts of PLHIV including
  • Coordinate with the CLF and the VHWs to identify high risk groups that need targeted
    community testing.
  • Collaborate with other community based testing partners for joint community HIV
    testing sessions.
  • Facilitate community health days and male health days in some instances
  • Produce reports which will be shared with the Health Facility staff, District Nursing
    Officer and Community Linkages Officer at I-TECH office for further planning and
    decision making on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Present direct community services reports at DHE meetings as a way of disseminating
  • Minimum requirements and attributes:
  • A practising nurse
  • Not currently employed by MOHCC
  • Should be prepared to provide consultants work as required by I-TECH
  • Hard working and able to work under pressure
  • Should be able to lead a team (Community Linkages Facilitator and VHWs) at
    community level
  • Prepared to travel extensively within the District
  • Should be able to compile statistics and reports at specified time frames as required by
    the supervisors and Should be able to work as Team

The closing date for applications is 28 September, 2016 to:— Human Resources & Logistics
Manager; UZ-UCSF Research Programme, 15 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, HARARE. We need
3 copies of CVs plus certified certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing candidates will be disqualified.