Health and HIV Assistant

  • Full time
  • Bulawayo
  • @Bantwana Zimbabwe posted 2 weeks ago
  • Posted : 20 November 2023 -Accepting applications

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 2 Years
  • What we do Health / Medical servicesNGO / NPO & Charity
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Bantwana Zimbabwe is a reputable organization dedicated to improving the well-being of communities in Zimbabwe. Our mission is to reduce the impact of HIV/GBV/VAC and enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly for vulnerable groups.

With a strong focus on health and HIV interventions, we work collaboratively with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) and other stakeholders to provide comprehensive services and support to key and priority populations.

Bantwana Zimbabwe is looking for a passionate Health and HIV Assistant to join our dynamic team. As a Health and HIV Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting the Health Officer in implementing health interventions and fostering partnerships with clinical providers and service organizations.

Your contributions will help improve the referral system, increase ART uptake, enhance adherence, and promote viral load suppression for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs), thereby making a significant impact on HIV/GBV/VAC reduction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordinating health interventions by collaborating with the MoHCC, District Health office, District AIDS Coordinator, and targeted community-based organizations (CSOs) to ensure effective service delivery and technical assistance for HIV community-based services.
  • Coordinate the implementation of Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) according to standard operating procedures, ensuring proper documentation and reporting.
  • Participate in strategic district and provincial health coordination meetings, fostering partnerships and providing feedback to clinical-community partners for bi-directional referrals.
  • Ensure the completion of referrals for all HIV Testing Services (HTS) and submit timely and accurate reports on district community coordination activities.
  • Develop strategies to identify and enroll key and priority populations in the project, enhancing HTS, adherence, and retention into care and treatment among people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • Facilitate the identification and enrollment of eligible program beneficiaries, ensuring equitable access to services.
  • Provide community-based services under the HEALTH domain, focusing on achieving the 95-95-95 epidemic control targets and addressing HIV treatment gaps.
  • Support the provision of HIV-sensitive case management in alignment with the National Case Management System.
  • Maintain relevant documentation, records, and reports to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Communicate effectively in both local and national languages, establishing good relationships with stakeholders and community members.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in a health-related clinical field such as nursing, medicine, clinical practice, or community health.
  • At least 2 years of experience in providing HIV care and treatment services, particularly to key and priority populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities among stakeholders at the district or sub-national level, gained through working in a clinical government/mission institution or NGO.
  • Registered with the relevant professional council in Zimbabwe.
  • Strong documentation, reporting, and record management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in local and national languages.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address). The application deadline is November 27, 2023.

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