Index Testing Assistant at Nursing Jobs November, 2023

Job Description

Position Title:​ Index Testing Assistant
Station: ​ Harare
Deadline: ​ 23 November 2023.

Background
Zimbabwe Training Assistance and Education Centre for Health (Zim-TTECH) is seeking the services of an Index Testing Assistant to be based at the Zim-TTECH head office for the purpose of supporting a 6-month project to enhance index testing. Zim-TTECH supports the Ministry of Health and Child-Care (MoHCC) efforts to scale up index testing as a key strategy for HIV case identification, linkage to HIV care and treatment for positives identified and linkage to combination HIV prevention for those testing negative. Funded by AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), Zim-TTECH will work with MOHCC in strengthening EICT at selected facilities in Harare and Mash East provinces.

Position Summary
• Provide technical assistance and support index contact testing at selected Zim-TTECH supported health facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
• Setting up Index focal persons at facilities and establishing routines for regular facility meetings or “huddles” focused on index contact testing, monthly data quality assessments and quarterly development of Index testing plans.
• Providing technical support to facility and district teams in prioritizing and analysing causes of performance gaps, developing and piloting interventions to improve index case testing, document and evaluating facility-level programs.
• Providing technical support to facilities for developing and using process indicators to track progress of index contact testing activities and in performing data management activities, such as abstraction, verification, validation, and entry into an electronic database and in analysing the data prior to submission of reports.
• Supporting the documentation and dissemination of key index contact testing activities taking place at facilities to stakeholders.
• Carrying out periodic organizational assessments to evaluate the overall performance of the Index contact testing initiative and collaborating with MoHCC national ATP program to align priorities, share change ideas and lessons learnt.
• Participating fully during the various peer learning platforms and review meetings.
• Performing any other duties as delegated by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

Requirements
• Valid Nursing qualification with 3-5 years’ experience in clinical management of HIV in an Opportunistic Infections (OI) clinic set-up at district, provincial or central hospital level within MoHCC structures or other implementing partners.
• Relevant training in HIV Clinical Management e.g., Counselling, HIV Integrated Training, Clinical Mentorship, Rapid HIV Testing, Advanced HIV Management, HIV & TB Monitoring and Evaluation.
• Demonstrable skills in data analysis, program coordination, evaluation, and Monitoring & Evaluation.
• NGO/CBO working experience will be an added advantage; Ability and willingness to travel extensively within and outside the district.
• Excellent leadership, report writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills with fluency in English, Shona, or Ndebele.
• Should be detail-oriented coupled with good problem-solving, strong analytical, interpersonal verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work in teams and manage time well.
• Must possess functional and working knowledge of MS Excel including formatting and data management.

How to Apply

Commitment to Diversity
Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and copies of certified certificates and national ID clearly indicating the position applied for to indextesting@zimttech.org .

 

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