Health medicine Jobs at John Snow Health Zambia Limited and Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ)

Deadline of this Job: 25 October 2022
John Snow Health Limited (JSH), a public health organization dedicated to improving the provision of public health services in Zambia and the region, is recruiting for an Advisor, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for the USAID-funded Controlling HIV Epidemic for Key and Underserved Populations (CHEKUP II). CHEKUP II aims 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. In addition, the program seeks to improve the health outcomes of priority populations in the highest HIV-burden provinces of Zambia.

The Advisor, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) programming provides strategic and technical leadership for high-quality, evidence-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and Gender Based Violence prevention programming and service delivery targeted at project beneficiaries in CHEKUP II’s intervention districts.
This full-time position is based in Lusaka, Zambia, supervised by the Technical Director, Priority Populations.

• Provides strategic, technical and programmatic support to all Activity areas related to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support and GBV programming in CHEKUP II implementation districts
• Conduct a landscape analysis of available mental health and psychosocial support services to understand available resources, referrals, and client insights related to service quality and potential improvements in each district.
• Provide capacity development to other Project Staff on MHPSS and GBV Programming
• Act as the focal point person for CHEKUP II Child Safeguarding Policy and initiatives
• Facilitate implementation of JSH and CHEKUP II’s Child Safeguarding Policy in project sites
• Provide annual training to all staff and CHWs on child safeguarding, CHEKUP II’s organizational child safeguarding policy, and convey reporting structures to all staff, DREAMS mentors, and CHWs.
• Lead the team in planning and providing technical assistance in implementing and monitoring MHPSS and GBV programmes in CHEKUP II districts.
• Facilitate the training of relevant staff on GBV – LIVES and other USAID-approved and mandatory GBV and MHSPSS approaches.
• Work collaboratively with other project staff, facilitating policy dialogue and technical representation related to CHEKUP II’s MHPSS and GBV Programming.
• Ensure effective programme and project result-based management of CHEKUP-II’s targets for MHPSS and GBV interventions
• Effectively manage relationships with the government and other partners.
• Provide support for timely and quality implementation of annual work plans for USAID CHEKUP II.
• Identify critical gaps in knowledge and understanding, and identify promising and innovative MHPSS and GBV Programming approaches.
• Implement and adhere to JSH’s personnel, financial, operations and fraud management policies.
• Other duties as assigned by the Technical Director – Priority Populations consistent with CHEKUP II’s objectives.

Requirements and Qualifications
• Master’s degree in clinical, health psychology or relevant field
• At least five years of progressive work experience with PEPFAR-funded MHPSS and GBV Programming and integrated HIV/AIDS programme in an INGO setup.
• Hands-on experience in leading a PEPFAR-funded MHPSS and GBV Programme, an advantage
• Familiarity with MHPSS and GBV programming integration is highly preferred
• Experience in Providing Technical Assistance to implementing partners
• In-depth understanding of PEPFAR/USAID priorities, expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
• Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at national, district, and Community levels.
• Good data analysis and report writing skills for donor reports, technical briefs and relevant documents.
• Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, and Power Point).
Supervision and Reporting:
The Advisor – MHPSS will work under the guidance and supervision of the Technical Director – Priority Populations.

Deadline of this Job: 31 October 2022
The Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ), established in 1972, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation, which provides non-discriminatory, friendly, gender-sensitive and comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services to hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups who include young people and women of reproductive age in Zambia. PPAZ envisions a society in which all people in Zambia enjoy equal sexual and reproductive health and rights and have equal access to quality and affordable sexual and reproductive health Information and services. PPAZ’s mission is to advocate for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, men, young people, especially the vulnerable, and empowers them to make free and informed reproductive health choices. Implementing a Global Funded project to fight HIV/AIDS, PPAZ is seeking the services of a Registered Nurse/Midwife to be based at Lusaka Reproductive Health Centre.

This position will directly report to the Team Lead and have close relationships with the Health Centre In charge.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Implement all Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Rights (SRHR) project activities at community and facility levels.
2. Represent the Reproductive Health project in Maternal Health platforms at community, facility, district and provincial levels.
3. Take lead in Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities at facility and community levels
4. Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project reports.
5. Participate in the preparation of the PPAZ Business Plan.
6. Provide oversight on all monitoring and evaluation activities at facility/community level such data collection, entry and data reviews to ensure quality data for reporting, decision making and to inform future programming
7. Provide technical support in creating and strengthening linkages and networks between facility and community activities; ensuring seamless implementation of activities leading to improved health outcomes
8. Implement laid down safeguarding procedures/guidelines to ensure safety and protection of vulnerable groups such as young people, people living with disabilities and people living in poverty, and ensure timely reporting of critical incidences at service delivery points

Education and Work Experience
• Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery preferably BSC Nursing.
• ART management will be an added advantage.
• Three (3) years’ work experience in Maternal Health services.
• Skills and Competencies
• The candidate should possess a valid practicing license.
• Good understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations and legislations relating to the medical field.
• Demonstrate sound knowledge and practical skills in HIV testing Services (HTS) and other SRHR services.
• Good communication skills.
• Computer literate.