Deadline of this Job: 08 September 2022JOB DETAILS:
Qualifications And Experience
Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Grade 12 Certificate
• Diploma in Psychosocial Counselling or any Social related field.
• Basic HIV\AIDS training
• 2 years’ experience in counselling supervision
Technical And Behavioural Competencies
• Problem solving skills
• Counselling skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Supervision skills (guiding, supporting)
• Good interpersonal skill
• Personal management skills
• HTS linkage Viral Load HVST
Key Performance Areas
• Providing pre- and post-counselling to patients
• Conducting health education to HIV\AIDS\TB patients
• Identifying problems and setting priorities with the patient
• Assist patients in making informed decisions
• Reassuring patients about the confidentiality when doing pre-and post-counselling
• To provide ongoing appropriate, supportive counselling to HIV, ART, and TB patients, with appropriate referral to other
• Supportive services
• Detect and report barriers to adherence
• To provide education and information on HIV / STI / TB and ART related issues in the community
• Build up rapport between patient and workplace
• Participate in community awareness and education initiatives and be a link between, family, community, patient, and the clinic
• Liaise between patient in the community / workplace and a health facility for entering to care
• Presenting reports to multidisciplinary team for inputs
• Referral of patients to relevant departments
• Entering into the daily register each patient counselled or educated i. e. their age, gender etc.
• Communicate the statistics to the Line manager by the 25th of each month.
• Compile and store regular reports relating to RTC – supported HIV service as required by RTC management.
• By applying for the above-mentioned position, you consent to Right to Care to conduct qualification, ID, criminal and reference checks (internal and external) which forms part of the Company’s recruitment policy and procedure. Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful.
• Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process. Right to Care reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason.
• Right to Care is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
• Right to Care Zambia is aware of fraudulent activities by certain individuals claiming to be representatives of the organization.
• Be advised that Right to Care does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and as such Right to Care Zambia assumes no responsibility for any announcements or activities by such individuals or entities.
Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for Public Financial Management & Revenue Enhancement – Governance job at GIZ
Deadline of this Job: 07 September 2022JOB DETAILS:
The programme “Promoting efficient and transparent local governance in Zambia” is funded by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to support Zambia’s decentralisation process. At the local level the programme works with the local governments in Southern Province and Luapula Province to strengthening their capacities in managing development processes, enhancing their own source revenues, promoting citizen participation and improving local public service delivery.
• Provide technical advice to Samfya Council on the improvement of their own source revenue and support the implementation of pilot measures in their district
• Provide strategic and technical advice to the Provincial Local Government Office on the implementation of measures aimed at improving financial management processes or increasing own source revenue in the district councils (such as policy implementation, capacity development measures, introduction of new systems, by-law formulation, e-billing/payment)
• In liaison with the Provincial Local Government office, promote exchanges on and upscaling of good practices on revenue enhancement
• Support the institutionalisation of best practices related to revenue enhancement and improved financial management
• Promote knowledge management and organisational learning at district, provincial and project level
• Provide technical support to Councils during budgeting and performance review
• Provide technical support in monitoring Constituency Development funded projects
• University degree (at least Master’s) in Finance, Political or Social Sciences, Public Administration, Development Studies, Information Technology or comparable studies
• Several years of work experience in public financial management and revenue collection enhancement with or at local governments, preferably on the African continent
• Good organisational skills and an affinity for managing and documenting knowledge is expected
• Professional experience in organisational development and process advisory desirable
• Excellent written and oral skills are required
• IT certification and/or programming skills are an asset
• Fluent in English
Policy and Regulatory Specialist, USAID Expanding Water and Sanitation Project job at RTI International
Deadline of this Job: 14 September 2022JOB DETAILS:
Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI’s experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.
SG&R’s Water portfolio has delivered innovative, breakthrough solutions in key development sectors, including water sector governance, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, economic livelihood development, community engagement, and institutional capacity building. Our work spans the Africa continent with a growing presence in South Asia.
RTI is seeking a Policy and Regulatory Specialist for the USAID Expanding Water and Sanitation Project. Within the project’s private sector participation component, the Policy and Regulatory Specialist will support policy review, reform, and design activities in support of a strengthened and more effective policy framework leading to private sector entry and improved WASH services in Zambia. This position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia, with the need to travel to provincial areas throughout the program implementation period. The position will report to the project’s Private Sector Participation Objective Lead.
Local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Facilitate dialogue and implement project’s policy analysis and review, reform, and design activities in support of a strengthened and private sector enabling policy framework for WASH services in Zambia.
• Support engagement with Government of Zambia partners, such as MWDSEP and the PPP Department and working under the Objective Lead engage private sector partners, commercial water utilities, NWASCO (the water sector regulator), and local authorities on strategies to improve private sector involvement and participation in WASH through policy reform, an enabling environment for private investment, and public-private partnerships.
• Review the legislative framework for peri-urban and rural water and sanitation, identify gaps, and create a roadmap to guide necessary legislative changes to support private sector entry
• As needed, work with MWDSEP, NWASCO, Local Authorities and Commercial Utilities and build or strengthen regulatory instruments for rural WASH to remove barriers for private sector engagement
• Ensure synergy between policy component activities and alignment with other project components, including activities in governance, private sector engagement, and civil society engagement.
• Support preparation and delivery of high-quality technical reports; support annual workplan development, goal setting and establishment of indicator targets, and contractual reporting to USAID, including quarterly, annual, and other performance reports as requested.
• Foster and maintain effective, professional relations with government counterparts, local organizations, international donors and other stakeholders for successful implementation of project policy activities.
• Work closely with the Service Delivery Lead and the PSP Lead in designing the institutional arrangements for growth centers. Collaborate and share knowledge with other conservation organizations and initiatives.
• In coordination with the Objective Lead, liaise with USAID and RTI home office on technical and financial implementation of and reporting on policy programming.
• Manage any subcontracts and grants with local partners that include policy and/or regulatory activities under the project’s PSP component, ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables.
• Oversee performance monitoring and evaluation to ensure all policy project targets are met or exceeded – making recommendations for improvement in program implementation.
• Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of experience, Master’s degree and 6 years of experience, PhD and 1 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Five years’ substantive experience working with counterparts at various levels of government, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in policy reform and design, WASH service delivery, water utilities or water resources management, and/or enforcement of water sector regulations.
• Experience working with governments on an international, national, provincial, or district level on policy issues in the water sector or other equivalent sectors.
• Demonstrated understanding of the policy, institutional, and regulatory framework of the Zambian WASH sector and private sector enabling environment
• Demonstrated skills in working with multidisciplinary teams.
• Proven ability to work under pressure and with multiple concurrent demands.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to travel and work in any of the three provinces and difficult terrain/conditions at times.
• Proficiency in English is required.
• Work experience in Zambia required.
Zambia Child Health Advisor job at Global Health Technical Assistance and Mission Support Project (GH-TAMS)
Deadline of this Job: 22 September 2022JOB DETAILS:
GH-TAMS is seeking public health candidates for a six-month consultancy based in Zambia working with the USAID Mission as acting Child Health Advisor. Start date is approximately September 19, 2022.
Since 1977, USAID has supported the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) to improve the health of its citizens. The Ministry of Health has been a proactive partner and has adopted many evidence-based policies, resulting in one of the most conducive health policy environments in the region. Relationships between the U.S. government and other donors are strong, and coordination between all parties is regular and ongoing.
Zambia is a Maternal and Child Health Priority Country, and receives approximately $8-12 million annually. Over the years, Zambia has made great strides in improving health, as highlighted in the 2018 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) that compared progress over five years compared to the previous 2013-2014 ZDHS. In this period, the number of women delivering babies in health centers rather than at home increased significantly from 67 to 84 percent, and births attended by a skilled provider increased from 64 to 80 percent. As a result, pregnancy-related maternal mortality dropped 30 percent—from 398 to 278 deaths per 100,000 live births. This reduction in maternal mortality builds on the successes achieved under the USAID Saving Mothers Giving Life initiative, and other investments in maternal and child health and family planning. Between 2007 and 2018, for instance, unmet need for family planning among married Zambian women decreased from 27 percent to 20 percent, contributing to the reduction in maternal mortality.
The majority or about 61 percent of under-five mortality falls within the post-neonatal period (1-59 months) and is largely due to preventable illnesses such as acute respiratory infections (ARI), diarrhea, malaria, and under nutrition. Under-five mortality has declined from 75 to 61 deaths per 1,000 live births over the five year period. This reduction is more significant in older children, with a smaller reduction in infant deaths from 45 to 42 per 1,000 live births and a concerning increase in neonatal mortality from 24 to 27 per 1,000 live births. Chronic malnutrition (stunting) for children under five decreased from 40 percent in 2013 to 35 percent in 2018, while four percent are acutely malnourished (wasted), and 12 percent are underweight. Seventy-three percent of children aged below six months are exclusively breastfed, though only 11 percent of children aged 6-23 months are appropriately fed based on recommended infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. Basic vaccination coverage among children aged 12 to 23 months increased from 68 to 75 percent.
Rural, northern Zambia continues to suffer from a high malaria burden, with prevalence for children under five at more than 20 percent in some provinces. Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene remain very low, particularly in rural areas. An estimated 6.3 million Zambians lack regular access to safe water, 11.2 million lack access to sanitation, and 14 million do not practice appropriate basic hygiene behaviors.
Though Zambia has seen many successes in health and overall declines in maternal and child mortality, significant challenges remain considering the disparities in coverage of interventions and the quality of care at subnational levels. Thus, the unfinished child survival and nutrition agenda, ensuring essential newborn care, and preventing maternal mortality are areas for more intensive focus and action.
Role and Responsibilities
The consultant will provide guidance, monitoring and senior level technical assistance to the USAID/Zambia Health Team and the Government of the Republic of Zambia. S/he will assist USAID and the GRZ to strengthen technical and programmatic expertise by sharing evidence-based best practices, including integration of child health with maternal, newborn, HIV, nutrition, and malaria activities during implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation efforts. S/he will emphasize GRZ led activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of child health services; support task shifting efforts to reach underserved populations (especially to reach zero dose and under-immunized children); participate in national technical working groups to assure the integration of child health priorities in national programming, including linkages to nutrition and the first 1,000 days of life; support effective and culturally appropriate behavior change communications strategies during program design, implementation, coordination and monitoring; work with the Health Team, USG, and implementing and donor partners to ensure maximum program synergies and targeted results are achieved; use community based networks to connect beneficiaries to services; and raise awareness of child health issues.
The consultant will work closely with senior level counterparts in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development, Social Welfare (MCDSW), donors, cooperating partners, and other stakeholders in the areas of child health, to advance national level health policies and strategies. In addition, s/he may provide technical assistance in other health areas as assigned or as need arises.
1. Programmatic Support 45%
Support USAID’s child health portfolio of activities.
Provide technical and programmatic guidance to the project/s.
Review annual work plans, annual and semi-annual reports, and technical deliverables to ensure compliance with performance expectations.
Support strategies and detailed implementation plans for improving child health services and systems to improve CH outcomes under USAID/Zambia’s Health Investment Plan, inclusive of immunization, integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI), and integrated community case management (iCCM) service delivery in especially low-performing regions.
Ensure that implementing partners are in compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and procedures particularly those related to Child Health.
Conduct site visits to review program implementation and meet with beneficiaries. Based on the information collected during field visits, communicate findings and recommendations to the Health Team and implementing partners.
Based on observations, site visits, assessment reports, performance statistics and other available data, monitor progress towards results and make programmatic recommendations to strengthen project/s implementation and ensure the achievement of key results.
Prepare reports needed for USAID and USG planning and reporting processes.
Ensure proper coordination of project activities with other related activities done by other cooperating or implementing partners.
Ensure adequate integration and/or coordination with activities undertaken by the MOH and Ministry of community Development, social Welfare (MCDSW) at the national, provincial and district level, as may be applicable.
Since each program works in an integrated environment, ensure appropriate integration and interaction with activities funded from different funding streams.
2. Thought Leadership and Technical Assistance 45%
Support the implementation of focused action on child health, particularly to improve equitable access to quality health services for children 1-59 months old in community and facility care delivered in public and private sectors; promote early illness recognition and care seeking; strengthen data quality and use at all levels; and promote more responsive and resilient primary care systems.
Collaborate with key USAID partners to develop and scale up in selected low performing regions a sustainable, integrated, community-based child health model that includes evidence-based activities for improved health of infants and children.
Provide technical support and recommendations to the USAID Health Team regarding child health and investments and future programming, including design and modification of program activities, determination of program direction, monitoring and evaluation, and corrective action.
Ensure appropriate coordination between the USAID Health Team and other relevant mission and Washington teams for efficient and effective programming of Child Health activities.
Work closely with other health team colleagues, particularly with the Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor, Nutrition Advisor and the President’s Malaria Initiative to avoid duplication of efforts, find synergies in the activities undertaken, and promote efficiencies in program planning and implementation.
Advocate for and ensure integration of child health activities with other related activities.
Maintain a working knowledge of child health epidemiology and trends and needs.
Work with USAID staff to monitor USAID-funded and non USAID- funded Zambian research related to child health and related behavior change communications interventions.
Prepare the child health sections of the Mission’s annual reports, and other briefing documents as requested.
Perform other duties as requested that support the overall goal of the Health Team, particularly activities deemed appropriate by the Deputy Health Office Director.
3. External Technical Assistance 10%
Coordinate USAID’s Child Health portfolio with the GRZ, UNICEF, cooperating partners, and key stakeholders.
Ensure that the Health Team is actively represented and provides key technical input at national forums, technical working groups, and steering committees.
Identify and implement actions to advance activities that address child health needs in an integrated manner across different sectors, including nutrition, immunization, early childhood development, malaria, and HIV treatment in children.
Postgraduate Degree in Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health, Social Science, Demography, or Epidemiology required.
Prior Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years professional level experience working in the areas of newborn, child health or nutrition and managing public health programs.
Experience working in the Zambian health sector, particularly in areas of child health and public health.
Experience with donor programming and budgeting is desirable.
Experience in monitoring and evaluation, including experience providing M&E technical assistance in health projects in developing countries required.
Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) written and oral English proficiency is required.
Knowledge of child health and related disciplines such as HIV/AIDS, nutrition, immunization, malaria, and infectious diseases is required.
Knowledge and demonstrated strategic planning and management experience in managing public health programs in general.
Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including indicators.
Knowledge of and experience in project design, implementation, and evaluation.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to identify new trends and challenges regarding CH technical and programmatic issues, define their parameters, and develop innovative conceptual approaches to address the trends/challenges.
Ability to work with donors and different cadres of Zambian Government counterparts in a collaborative manner.
Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and work effectively as part of a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary team.
Demonstrated negotiation and diplomatic skills and ability to facilitate agreement among various partners to promote the CH agenda.
Excellent computer skills in the google suite, and full functionality in using the internet to solve problems and research information, such as USG and USAID regulatory guidance, best practices and latest trends in Child Health.
Strong program management skills (work plans, budgeting, results reporting).
About the Organization
The Global Health Technical Assistance and Mission Support Project (GH-TAMS) is a five-year USAID-funded activity providing the Bureau for Global Health (GH) and USAID field missions with high quality technical expertise to achieve the Agency’s foreign assistance global health mission. With start-up in the fall of 2019, GH-TAMS follows the success of the Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro).
GH-TAMS technical assistance covers a broad range of technical areas and cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS. family planning, MNCH, infectious disease, TB, health finance, reproductive health, organizational development, OVC, project design, facilitation, M&E and strategic planning.
Project assignments are located in Washington D.C. and worldwide in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Assignments typically range from two weeks to six months in duration.
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