Deadline of this Job: 14 October 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
§ 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.
About the Organization
Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.
We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID – Action HIV Project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID – Action HIV Project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.
Deadline of this Job: 14 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a public health management firm, headquartered in the United States, dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI has been implementing public health work in Zambia for over 25 years.
JSI seeks a dynamic and experienced Capacity Development Director (CDD) for the USAID funded Controlling HIV Epidemic for Key and Underserved Populations (CHEKUP II) Activity. This is a five-year project to address the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those most at risk of acquiring HIV and contribute to HIV mitigation and epidemic control, improving the health outcomes of priority populations in the highest HIV-burden provinces of Zambia. USAID CHEKUP II is implemented by John Snow Health Zambia (JSH) in partnership with JSI and Media 365.
The CDD is a full-time position based in Lusaka and embedded within the CHEKUP II implementer, JSH. S/he will lead organizational capacity strengthening efforts at all levels. This includes working with CHEKUP II’s implementer by mentoring both the SMT and finance and operations team in key areas including general administrative processes, financial management, procurement, accounting, grant program management, human resources, information technology and logistics. S/he will also facilitate a variety of organizational and technical capacity strengthening processes with major subawardees and subgrant partners.
The CDD reports operationally and programmatically to the prime partner’s COP. They will have a JSI supervisor for organizational, human resources and technical support. As a cross-cutting position, the CDD collaborates with project management as well as subgrants, finance and programs staff on all CD efforts.
• Provide overall strategic and technical guidance for all things related to capacity development – including setting capacity and organizational performance standards, creating capacity development approaches, and ensuring capacity development service provision is appropriate and effective.
• Utilize JSI’s organizational capacity assessment (OCA) and technical capacity assessment (TCA), or other tools in addition to PEPFAR SI Capacity Assessment tool to assist partners and local sub-partners in self-assessment to assist in identifying areas for needed improvement and action planning.
• Co-create, alongside CHEKUP II partners, working agreements that articulate a shared vision, establishing objectives and defining decision-making practices.
• Conduct OCAs and TCAs, including baseline assessments, in collaboration with CHEKUP II partners and local sub-partners.
• Develop and monitor OCA and TCA action plans that clearly map out requirements, timelines, and benchmarks.
• Ensure early warning systems are in place to identify when further support is required in specific areas.
• Perform quarterly check-ins with partners to identify areas for further refinements and support.
• Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team.
• Master’s or advanced degree and 10 years of experience in business management, organizational behavior, public health, international development, or relevant area
• Minimum of five years of experience designing and leading capacity development activities for USAID in the field of public health.
• Strong experience in capacity development, including organizational capacity development, designing diagnostic tools, facilitating capacity development action plans, designing effective capacity development interventions, organizing capacity service provision, and promoting innovation and learning in this area.
• Knowledge and experience in strengthening project management, finance, human resources and operations systems.
• Certification in project management, training, human and institutional capacity development (HICD), a plus.
• Demonstrated experience in understanding local systems and building consortia, associations, and networks for systems change, shared learning, and collective action in the health sector.