Health Medicine Jobs at Innovations for Poverty Action and other Companies

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Position: Well-Being Health Worker (X5)
Deadline: September 16th, 2022
Duration: 3 Months
Start Date: Asap
Eligibility: Local Hire Only
Location: Lusaka
About
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems and works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policy makers, practitioners, investors, and donors.
Position Overview
IPA is seeking highly motivated individuals with outstanding data collection, people management, and communication skills as a Well-being Health worker to participate in a research study to improve women’s mental health.
The individual will be responsible for collecting data by using various data collection methods. He/she has direct contact with participants and has a significant bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output. Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the individual, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Field Manager.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Participate in required training to deliver the Expanded for Moms-Problem Management + program. The training, provided by clinical experts, involves learning how to deliver a psycho-social intervention to women with depression or anxiety.
• Screen potential participants through phone interviews and present the program to them.
• Deliver the psycho-social intervention to women with mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety.
• Participate in weekly supervision calls
• Keep an updated tracking of tasks and research activities
• Work with research staff to follow up with intervention patients
• Maintain a caseload of 10-15 participants at a time
Qualifications and Experience:
• At least 1 year of college education completed (certificate/diploma), a degree is an added advantage
• Education or experience in Mental well-being-related fields is an added advantage
• Self-starter with excellent communication skills
• Bilingual English/Nyanja, English/Tonga, English/Bemba
• Ability to work well as a member of a team
• Interest in working with people with mental health symptoms
• Willingness to learn new methodologies of work and technology
• Attention to detail, punctuality, professionalism
• Good listening and analytical skills.
• Self-motivated and proactive
• Ability to work under minimum supervision
• Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

Deadline of this Job: 14 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Medical Receptionist
Medical Receptionist Responsibilities:

We are looking for a dedicated, competent and pleasant Medical Receptionist to be the primary interface with the public at a new high-standard outpatient healthcare facility in the Ibex Hill area of Lusaka. The facility’s departments include nursing, laboratory, imaging, pharmaceutical, and administration. The Medical Receptionist should be familiar with a clinical environment and should be an excellent communicator.
This is a full-time appointment offered on a renewable two-year contract.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Greet and attend to patients in person and over the phone.
• Quickly answer or properly refer questions and issues
• Complete accurate documentation of patient visits.
• Professionally assist doctors, staff, visitors, and patients.
• Schedule appointments between doctors and patients.
• Maintain confidentiality of all doctor, staff, and patient information.
• Verify financial records and collecting patient charges
• Enter patient information into digital and physical databases for ease of reference
• Maintain office inventory and equipment by monitoring supply needs and expediting supply orders
• Liaise between medical departments with discretion and professionalism
• Ensure that stock levels are adequate, and orders are made timeously.

Requirements and skills:
• Diploma in Administration (Bachelor’s degree is an advantage)
• At least 2 years’ experience as a clinical receptionist in a private healthcare facility
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• High level of general computer skills with competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point (Experience with a Health Management Information System is an advantage)
• Experience in hospital administration and familiarity with hospital administration software will be an advantage
Remuneration:
The salary is negotiable and will depend on the qualifications, experience and skills of the candidate.

Deadline of this Job: 14 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Clinical Director
Job Description:

We are looking for a dedicated self-driven Clinical Director to take overall charge of a new outpatient healthcare facility in the Ibex Hill area of Lusaka. The facility’s departments cover several functions including nursing, laboratory, imaging, pharmaceutical, and administration. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Clinical Director will lead a team that should strive to achieve the best care possible for our patients.
The responsibilities of the Clinical Director include overall institutional management, patient care, identifying consultants and scheduling their clinics, participating in institutional planning, and maintaining high standards of health and safety for all employees.
This is a full-time appointment offered on a renewable two-year contract.

Responsibilities:
The responsibilities include the following:
• Provide overall medical and administrative leadership at the Centre
Foster a strong team spirit to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of attention and medical care
• Evaluate, investigate, and diagnose patient conditions.
• Design treatment plans and refer patients to Centre specialists as needed
• Develop and maintain a register of reputable part-time medical consultants, ensuring effective liaison and good rapport with them
• Ensure effective scheduling of specialist clinics and other services
• Oversee the medical record system, both electronic and hard copy
• Participate in the recruitment of medical and allied staff
• Participate in the preparation of the annual budget and plan
• Perform all other related duties as assigned

Requirements and skills:
• Degree in Medicine or Licentiate
• Registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia as clinical officer or licentiate
• At least 4 years’ experience in clinical medicine; exposure to family health will be an advantage
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• High level of general computer skills with competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
• Clean disciplinary record
• Experience in hospital administration and familiarity with hospital administration software will be an advantage
Remuneration:
The salary is negotiable and will depend on the suitability, experience and skills of the candidate.
Deadline of this Job: 15 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Healing Care Medical Centre, located in Mazabuka, is a newly established private medical facility providing various healthcare services including out-patient consultations, antenatal services, comprehensive laboratory services, to mention but a few.
We are looking to employ a Pharmacy Technologist.
The Pharmacy Technologist will be responsible for the provision of quality pharmaceutical services to clients who visit the facility. He/she will work closely with other staff of various specialties to provide high quality health services to patients.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
=> Must be a holder of a Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution
=> Must be fully registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia and must possess a valid practicing license
=> A minimum of 3 years work experience at a busy facility
=> Trainings in pharmacovigilance and HIV drug management will be an added advantage but not a requirement

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
=> Must be proactive, honest, trustworthy and conduct themselves in a professional manner both during and after working hours.
=> Must be respectful to all facility staff and maintain a healthy relationship with them.
=> Must treat ALL patients with the utmost respect.
=> All medical information is to be kept confidential at all times.

KEY ROLES
=> Able to appropriately dispense medicines and provide adequate information to patients regarding dispensed drugs
=> Able to pack and dispense drugs according to the FIFO/FEFO rule
=> Must be able to evaluate patient’s drug-related needs by determining indications, safety and effectiveness of therapy
=> Be available for duty on rostered shifts, weekends and in case of emergencies if need be
=> Ensure that patient care documentation is accurate
=> Must understand the importance of pharmacovigilance and know how to process a case
=> Must ensure compliance with good pharmacy and dispensing practices
=> Must be able to implement strategies to effectively manage stock to ensure availability, quality and safety of pharmaceutical commodities in the hospital
=> Must be able to manage stock of pharmaceutical supplies in the facility
=> Ensure that proper handover procedures at points of shift change to promote continuity of patient care
=> Able to recommend strategies to improve patient care
=> Compile monthly statistics and reports which are to be timely submitted to supervisor
=> Must be ready to perform other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor

OTHER QUALITIES & SKILLS
=> Strong IT skills especially in usage of Microsoft Office software
=> Team player
=> Strong interpersonal skills
=> Must be able to work with minimum supervision
=> Must be able to multitask
=> Must be able to operate well under pressure
SALARY
=> Competitive Package
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Deadline of this Job: 15 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Healing Care Medical Centre, located in Mazabuka, is a newly established private medical facility providing various healthcare services including out-patient consultations, antenatal services, comprehensive laboratory services, to mention but a few.
We are looking to employ a General Medical Officer
The General Medical Officer will be responsible for the delivery of quality health care to all clients who visit the facility. He/she will work closely with other staff of various specialties to provide high quality health services to patients.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
=> Must have completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or its equivalent.
=> Must be fully registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and must possess a valid practicing license.
=> A minimum of 3 years work experience post-internship.
=> Basic Life Support training, a training in Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC), and a training in HIV/AIDS management will be an added advantage but not a requirement.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
=> Must be honest, trustworthy and conduct themselves in a professional manner both during and after working hours.
=> Must be respectful to all facility staff and maintain a healthy relationship with them.
=> Must treat ALL patients with the utmost respect.
=> All medical information is to be kept confidential at all times.

KEY ROLES
=> Ensure that the medical facility, medical equipment and patient services are maintained to an operational standard of professional excellence.
=> Be available for duty for normal shifts, on call shifts, weekends and in case of emergencies.
=> Ensure that patient care documentation is accurate and legible.
=> Ensure that infection prevention measures are instituted and maintained at all times in hospital.
=> Ensure that proper handover procedures are followed between doctors and at shift change to promote continuity of patient care.
=> Must be able to perform minor surgical procedures.
=> Must be ready to perform other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

OTHER QUALITIES & SKILLS
=> Strong IT skills especially in usage of Microsoft Office software
=> Team working and management skills
=> Strong interpersonal skills
=> Must be able to work with minimum supervision
=> Able to Multitask
SALARY
=> Competitive Package
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Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
John Snow; Inc. (BD seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project .in Zambia. The five-year project which will .be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic. Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbeit, and ‘North-Western. USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work With the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive. adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.
Position Title: Clinical Supervisor (1)
Position Type: Fixed Term
Location: Copperbelt

Job Summary
The Clinical Supervisor position. Role is to provide supervisory ART Clinical service delivery to assigned facilities within the district. S/he will ensure the use of the latest evidence-based clinical guidelines and standards as well as conduct regular technical updates for Clinicians, Data Entry Clerks and Professional Counsellors. S/he will report to the Clinical Director in the Region.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Orientation and mentorship of ISI-ART and MoH Clinicians, Professional Counselors, DECs and CBVs on optimized PITC using the checklist for conditions that are high markers of HIV infection.
• Triangulation of HIS against index, FITS against Pre-ART/ART, and Patient appointment against index/VL requisition registers respectively to ascertain the status of implementation of indexing all strategy, VI., uptake and linkage of positive clients to treatment as well as help identification of performance gaps.
• Orientation and mentorship of JSI-ART Clinicians, Professional Counselors and MoH staff to enhance supervision of CBVs in opening HIV positive client’s files, populating the patient locator form, documenting in the Pre-ART/Linkage register, adherence treatment preparation within the HTS room followed by escorted referrals to improve the linkage rate.
• Follow-on mentorship on the JSI-ART Clinicians, Moll Staff, Professional Counselors and CBVs on the correct index testing model using the sex networking to improve coverage and positivity yield feeding into the first 95.
• Distribution of the TLD JOB-AIDS and orientation of staff in supported facilities on the eligibility criteria, dosage, drug interactions and adverse effect profiles to rollout implementation of the 2018 ZCGs.
• Mentorship of JSI-ART Clinicians, MoH staff, SIAs on data utilisation at health facility using key performance indicators ‘to enhance rational decision making on patient management.
• Orientation and follow on mentorship of JSI-ART Clinicians, MoH staff, DECs, Professional Counselors and CBVs in hotspot mapping using addresses of HIV positive clients from the HTS, Pre-ART and ART registers respectively.
John Snow, Incorporated
• Provide and or arrange logistical Support for hotspot outreach testing and ART service provision to clients testing HIV positive.
• Orientation and follow on mentorship of JSI ART Clinicians, MoH staff and SIAs on proper utilisation of the patient’s appointment register to help decongest health facilities, improve retention and care and VL uptake.
• Administration of the SIMS and Enhancement tools at all 1ST-SAFE supported health facilities to improve the quality of ART service provision and ensure the sites are always ready for assessment by JSI .
• Orientation and follow on mentorship of all staff at supported health facilities on correct and complete documentation in all source documents to improve the quality of data.

Required Qualifications:
• Diploma/ Degree in Clinical Sciences or Clinical Medicine with additional training and experience in adult and pediatric ART;
• Not less than 3 years of experience at Clinical Supervisory Level
• Willingness and ability to work long hours and hours outside of 8-5;
• Willingness to work in the field and to support and supervise Clinicians and SIAs
• Ability to work in harmony with GRZ and SAFE staff and adhere to code of conduct and ethics;
• Maintain positive communication skills and personality appropriate for Mentoring health workers and on the job train
• Able to exhibit professionalism, respect, confidentiality and positivity;
• Ability to be flexible and innovative while adhering to best practices;
• In-depth knowledge and understanding — practice of both WHO and Zambian treatment guidelines;
• Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize activities in support of Project goals and deadlines;
• Willingness to support roving/mobile teams when called upon.
Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Background
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks to recruit highly qualified and accomplished HIV Care and Support Officers in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt and North – Western to be placed in selected Health Facilities supported by SAFE. SAFE is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR – funded project in Zambia. It is a five-year project implemented by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers (M2M), and the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), which works to reduce HIV transmission, morbidity and mortality while improving nutrition outcomes and Family Planning (FP) integration in Central, Copperbelt, and North – Western provinces. USAID/PEPFAR – SAFE works with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to reduce the incidence of new infections, increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, improve Nutritional Assessment and Counselling Services (NACS), Family Planning, Cervical Cancer Screening Services and Early Childhood Development and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.
Since the late 1980s when Zambia was hit by the HIV epidemic, numerous factors have influenced the quality of HIV-testing services, the feasibility and acceptability of new HIV-testing approaches, and access to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Services for various community groups. As a result of the scale up of the HIV/AIDS response in Zambia, a drastic reduction in the prevalence rate from 28% around the 1980s to 12.3% in 2016 among adults aged 15 – 49 years has been achieved. Despite the drastic reduction in the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS, Zambia still has 30 plus percent of people living with HIV that are not aware of their sero-status. Therefore, adoption of high yield testing strategies such as Optimized Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling and Indexing and Partner Notification Services (PNS) is seen as an approach that will help reach out to people living with HIV to complement conventional HIV Testing. Retention in care for optimized viral load suppression remains key to epidemic control

Job Summary:
The HIV Care and Support Officer will, in collaboration with ART in Charge, ensure that all SAFE supported health facilities and their surrounding catchment populations receive continuously improving and high quality HIV Testing and Counselling services. Once clients are diagnosed with HIV, the HIV Care and Support Officer will ensure that persons living with HIV (PLHIV) are actively linked to services that are critical for their own health, continuously remain engaged in appropriate medical care as well as services to prevent HIV transmission to uninfected sex partner(s) and children. The HIV Care and Support Officer will also be responsible for the daily supervision and assignment of duties to all SAFE supported Community Based Volunteers (CBVs) whose duties include Counseling and Testing (including EAC), Indexing and PNS, Linking PLHIV to care and ensure their continuous engagement in appropriate medical care evidenced by clear records in all the registers related to their duties. The HIV Care and Support Officer will work with the CBVs under their charge to triangulate patient records to ensure that all clients are linked to and are receiving all services due to them. Further, the HIV Care and Support Officer shall ensure that all CBVs under their charge are adequately trained and mentored in high quality HIV Counselling and Testing Services focusing on high yield strategies. The incumbent will report directly to the SAFE team lead at the health facility.
Position Title: HIV Care and Support Officer
Location: North Western (1)

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Provide high quality HIV Counselling and Testing Services at SAFE supported facilities and their catchment areas
• Ensure that clients are continuously engagement in appropriate medical care maintaining retention rates above 90%
• Ensure patients starting treatment are adequately prepared for treatment
• Provide intensive hands-on technical supportive supervision and Mentorship to all SAFE supported volunteers involved in HTS to ensure that they are implementing high yield strategies (i.e. indexing and PNS);
• Ensure that all SAFE supported volunteers are well trained and possess the appropriate skills mix for their duties.
• Ensure that the rules of confidentiality are adequately enforced in all HIV Counselling and Testing Services.
• Actively link all persons living with HIV (PLHIV) to services that are critical for their own health, as well as services to prevent HIV transmission to uninfected sex partner(s) and children.
• Facilitate testing for HIV exposed Infants and ensure strict adherence to testing schedule
• In collaboration with Strategic Information Assistants and Community Based Volunteers, conduct triangulation of registers to ensure that all clients are linked to and are receiving all services due to them.
• Create demand for HIV services including Viral Load (VL) and ensure quality enhanced adherence counselling is provided
• Collect, collate and submit program data on priority HTS interventions through appropriate reporting channels while ensuring that all records related to their duties are always kept up to date.
• Ensure that HTS SOPs are available and strictly adhered to by all Health Facility staff and volunteers;
• Ensure integration of HTS into other health services including FP, MCH, TB, OPD, Inpatients Departments, other specialized clinics.
• Work with the ART clinicians and providers to ensure that clients are linked to treatment, care and prevention services, including Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.
• In collaboration with other facility staff, both SAFE and MoH supported staff, attend and actively participate in data review meetings to ensure that timely decisions are made based on data that is generated at facility level.
Required Qualifications/Competences
• Bachelor’s Degree /Diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine OR
• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work or Psychosocial Counselling with 2 years’ experience working in a health facility
• Possession of a Psycho – Social Counselling Certificate from any Institution accredited by the Zambia Counselling Council (ZCC), full registration and a current practicing license is a must.
• Not less than 2-years work experience with knowledge and Skills in HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Services.
• Good oral and written communication skills

Desirable Attributes/Competences
• Trainers Certificate in HIV Prevention, Treatment Care and Support
• Experience in providing intensive HTS supportive supervision;
• Ability to facilitate learning among volunteers involved in HTS and other HIV prevention care and support services;
• Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and internet required
• People centered change agent and unifying player in teams.
• Should have a mature disposition and be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision
• Nurses with HNP qualifications are encouraged to apply
Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
ART Clinicians x3
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five-year project which is led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, works to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western. USAID SAFE works with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.

Job Summary
The USAID SAFE Project works closely with GRZ health facilities to provide HIV/AIDS services in Central, Copperbelt & North-province Provinces. The project now seeks the services of experienced, qualified and energetic health professionals to fill the position of ART providers/facility-based clinicians who will be based in the districts across the Province This position will report to the SAFE Provincial Director of Clinical Services and staff at the facility TBD.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Provide the complete range of services to ART clients on a daily basis;
• Initiate new clients on to treatment using the most recent treatment guidelines from MOH;
• Ensure that ART clients have their laboratory investigations and receive their results as per GRZ standards;
• Follow up with the Laboratory on outstanding results;
• Inform SAFE/Facility about any signs of drug resistance that you observe
• Work with treatment adherence supporters to ensure that all patients are retained on treatment and that they get positive outcomes from treatment;
• Refer clients who are not ART adherent to treatment adherence supporters for counselling and to develop adherence plan including parents struggling with paediatric adherence.
• Work with district and SAFE Project nutritionists to provide all clients with a Nutrition Assessment and Counselling service
• Work with the M&E unit and project Strategic Information Assistants (SIA’s) to compile trends related to the UNAIDS strategy of 90-90-90;
• Work with M+E unit to observe and document trends related to viral load results for each client and per facility and report cases of high VL through relevant channels;
• Establish a system for daily data review on key indicators which includes reporting anomalies or data spikes to supervisor. Develop responsive action plan where appropriate;
• Attend facility and district led meetings on ART particularly those involving SAFE supported facilities;
• Conduct consultative facility level meetings with the aim of sharing and reviewing data and making action plans;
• Establish communication pattern with the TB department to make bidirectional referrals and to rule out co-morbidity of HIV and TB;
• Provide on-site mentorship to facility staff on new developments in ART;
• Complete monthly and quarterly reports as well as participate in DQA activities;
• Work closely with and supervise community volunteers to ensure that they are maximizing time, attending to duties and following and supporting clients, which includes the indexing of newly HIV diagnosed clients, following-up with pre-ART clients who need initiation and active tracking of defaulters.
• Any other duty assigned by SAFE Senior staff;

Qualifications, competencies and core operational behaviours
• Diploma/Degree in Clinical Sciences/Clinical Medicine OR Nursing Diploma/Degree with additional training and experience in adult and/or paediatric ART;
• Willingness and ability to work long hours and hours outside of 8-5;
• Willingness to work in the field and to support and supervise volunteers outside the facility;
• Ability to work in harmony with GRZ and SAFE staff and adhere to code of conduct and ethics;
• Maintain positive communication skills and personality appropriate for mentoring health workers and on the job training;
• Able to exhibit professionalism, respect, confidentiality and positivity;
• Ability to be flexible and innovative while adhering to best practices;
• In-depth knowledge and understanding – practice of both WHO and Zambian treatment guidelines;
• Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritise activities in support of Project goals and deadlines;
• Willingness to support roving/mobile teams when called upon.

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Background
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five-year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western. USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.
Position Title: Roving Pharmacist 8
Position Type: Fixed Term
Location: Central Province:

Job Summary
• The Roving Pharmacist will provide pharmaceutical services within SAFE supported sites and perform standard logistics/ supply chain data processes and activities at health facility level to enable effective availability of health commodities.
• Closely work with the Pharmaceutical and laboratory Units at DHOs and the USAID SAFE Provincial Supply Chain Coordinator to ensure that there is steady supply of medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies in SAFE supported facilities;
• Participates in ARVs, Essential Medicines and other HIV related pharmaceutical supplies’ forecasting and quantification at District level;
• Develop and spearhead the enforcement of standard operation procedures on the management of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Laboratory products in all SAFE supported facilities;
• Leads pharmaco-vigilance services among ART beneficiaries in all SAFE supported facilities and communities in order to achieve desired treatment outcomes;
• Provide technical support to Pharmacy Technologists, Counselors and Lay Counselors on usage of logistics tools (DARs, log books, stock control cards – both paper based and electronic tools) to ensure efficient use of HIV test kits and accountability for each test used;
• From time to time conduct supply chain audit inspections and provide technical support services in all SAFE supported facilities in order to ensure that there is accountability in the supply chain management of Medical, Pharmaceuticals and Laboratory commodities;
• Review HIV-related commodities logistics management information system (LMIS) data to identify trends in consumption and inventory management in the district;
• Ensures that data between clinics and pharmacies on the use of ARVs and other drugs are synchronized;
• Plan for buffer stock to take care of shortages in medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies including HIV test kits and selected essential drugs at District level;
• Ensure that mobile ART service teams are well stocked and that teams properly store the ART commodities and accurately documents usage/dispensation;
• Work closely with the MOH and the USAID SAFE Provincial Supply Chain Coordinator in ensuring that the lab and pharmacy teams are fully equipped with the necessary logistics tools and knowledge to conduct their work;
• Provide technical guidance to SAFE supported health facilities on the transition from Tenofovir Lamivudine Efavirenz (TLE) to Tenofovir Lamivudine Dolutegravir (TLD).
• Work with MOH staff in reviewing set targets against monthly commodity consumption and guide clinicians on the TLD transition process and initiation of Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy (TPT).
• Provide technical assistance to ensure supply chain and clinical activities for strategic initiatives such as targeted testing and multi- month dispensing of ARVs are harmonized and monitored in SAFE supported facilities
• Facilitate timely distribution and redistribution of HIV Test Kits, ARVs and Medical supplies to ensure commodity security in all SAFE supported health facilities
• Work with the facility teams to establish weekly and monthly reporting tools and identify potential supply chain gaps early and develop responses to mitigate impact on service delivery.
• Compile weekly and monthly logistical data and make timely submission to the Provincial Supply Chain Coordinator for decision making.
• Provide supervision to Pharmacy Staff and verify that USAID regulations, roles and responsibilities and pharmaceutical product quality management best practices are enforced consistently
• Perform any other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications and other Desired Requirements:
• Degree in Pharmacy
• Experience and knowledge of HIV Tests, ARVs and Essential Medicines Logistics management.
• Experience and knowledge of eLMIS is desired.
• Registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia and a valid practicing Licence
• Previous public-sector experience preferably within HIV/AIDS field
• Excellent written and verbal English skills are required;
• Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple activities and adjust to changing priorities
• Excellent analytical skills
• Sound knowledge of Microsoft Windows, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and other related softwares.







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