Health and HIV Intern

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

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience Fresh
  • What we do NGO / NPO & CharityHealth / Medical services
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Bantwana Zimbabwe is a reputable organization committed to improving the well-being of communities in Zimbabwe. With a strong focus on health and HIV initiatives, we collaborate closely with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) and other stakeholders to provide comprehensive services and support to vulnerable populations.

Our mission is to reduce the impact of HIV/GBV/VAC and enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs).

Bantwana Zimbabwe is looking for a dedicated Health and HIV Intern to join our dynamic team. As a Health and HIV Intern, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of health and HIV initiatives aimed at improving the well-being of OVCs and their caregivers. Working closely with the Health Officer, you will play a critical role in supporting the coordination, collaboration, and relationship-building efforts with clinical partners and service providers.

By facilitating bi-directional referrals and promoting ART uptake, adherence, and viral suppression, you will directly contribute to reducing the impact of HIV/GBV/VAC.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in supporting the provision of HIV-sensitive case management in line with the National Case Management System.
  • Assist in developing strategies to map, identify, and enroll key PEPFAR priority populations in the district of operation, and implement strategies to improve HIV Testing Services (HTS), adherence, and retention into care and treatment among people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • Assist in implementing the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT) and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) programs, ensuring all HIV-exposed infants are screened for EID and malnutrition.
  • Support logistics and planning for capacity-building meetings.
  • Collaborate and establish linkages with community and clinical partners to facilitate effective bi-directional referrals.
  • Capacitate community cadres to deliver a comprehensive package of services to project participants.
  • Ensure timely access to viral load testing for children living with HIV.
  • Safely and confidentially maintain case files in accordance with Case Management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Compile and share weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure an adequate supply of tools for community cadres.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Recent graduate holding a degree or diploma in a health-related field such as nursing, social science, public health, primary care nursing, social work, or primary counseling.
  • Strong ability to think and work creatively and independently.
  • Capability to prioritize, organize multiple tasks, work under pressure, and meet deadlines both in a team and individually.
  • Excellent written, oral, and proofreading skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Responsible and professional work ethics.

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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