TB Program Officer job at Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Office, Western Province

Vacancy title: TB Program Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Office, Western Province

Deadline of this Job:
04 November 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Mongu , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Provincial Health Office, Western Province in conjunction with US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been implementing programs to improve the management of TB, STIs and HIV/AIDS care services in the Province since 2006. To further strengthen the programs, WPHO is inviting applications from interested persons in Western Province under Ministry of Health who meet the minimum requirements to fill the above vacant position on contract basis subject to renewal:
LOCATION: Provincial Health Office

JOB PURPOSE: To provide oversight and leadership in project finances and grants management for the purposes of increasing the capacity of the Province to provide comprehensive and sustainable HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment Services under the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Cooperative Agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
REPORTS TO: Public Health Specialist

• Develops and implements strategies to intensify TB case Finding (ICF) in supported districts
• Coordinates provision of routine HIV provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) to all TB patients and results documented in the treatment registers
• Facilitates initiation of TB patients diagnosed with HIV on ART in accordance with national guidelines
• Facilitates provision of CTX prophylaxis to all TB/HIV co-infected patients
• Facilitates provision of Isoniazid to all PLHIV who screen negative for active TB as per national guidelines
• Undertakes periodic technical program reviews, site visits and monitoring progress towards achievement of objectives and targets
• Spearheads holding of coordination meetings with various stakeholders and partners to review program performance at district and provincial level and also participates in TB Technical Working Groups (TWGs).
• Plans and prepares activity budgets and ensures that funds disbursed to districts are spent according to plans and activity reports generated Facilitates acquisition of any technical information, Standard Operating Procedures, protocols and resources which would be required for TB program implementation.
• Facilitate training of HCWs in TB management
• Facilitates implementation of TB infection control plans in supported districts i.e. segregation and fast tracking of coughers, patient cough etiquette instruction, well-ventilated waiting and clinic areas, and N95 respirator availability for front line staff.
• Coordinates DR-TB surveillance in supported districts Compiling Program monitoring reports Undertakes timely, operational research activities in order to generate information on service within the financial year activity

• Grade 12 certificate with at least five O-level credits;
• Degree in Clinical Medicine and Public Health
• Registered with Health Professions Council of Zambia with a valid Practicing License.
• At least five (5) years relevant experience in TB/HIV Programme in which three years should have worked as a front liner or Clinical Officer
• Must be trained in WHO TB and ART Modules
• Experience in PEPFAR supported TB/HIV programs will be an added advantage
• Trained in Project management will be added advantage
• Ability to write technical papers and reports clearly in English
• Ability to communicate fluently in English and local languages
• Must between the Age of 21 years and 55years

Other skills/Attributes:
Computer literate, Managerial skills, Interpersonal relations, initiative

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Instructions for submission of applications The advertis Internal for Western Province Ministry of Health and applicants meeting the above job specifications and competencies and in Western Province should apply enclosing their application letter stating the facility they are from and address, detailed curriculum vitae, Photocopies of NRC professional and academic qualifications and any other relevant documents.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A One (1) year contract will be offered to successful candidate subject to renewal depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Clearly mark on top of the envelope the position you are applying for.
Address applications to:
The Provincial Health Director
Provincial Health Office
Independence Road
P.O.Box 910022
Closing date for applications is Friday 4 November 2022 by 17:00 hours.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 04 November 2022
Duty Station: Mongu
Posted: 27-10-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 27-10-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 27-10-2066
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