TB/HIV Program Officer

JOB ADVERTISEMENT      

The Ministry of Health (MoH) Cooperative Agreement supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims at supporting the strengthening of the Ministry’s capacity to provide leadership to the national HIV/AIDS response through coordination, policy development, mentorship and training. MoH seeks to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed to the under listed positions under this project.

Job Title:    TB/HIV Program Officer
Reports to: National TB and Leprosy Programme Manager
Location:    Ministry of Health Headquarters, Lusaka, Zambia

Job Purpose

To coordinate and facilitate efficient implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of TB services for all supported regions. Support translation, coordination, and supervision of TB/HIV activities supported by PEPFAR and MOH, towards effective and sustainable implementation. Provide national level technical assistance, mentorship and supervision to PHOs and TB collaborative activities, including designing and supporting implementation of innovative approaches to ensure high quality and integrated TB and TB/HIV activities. Such innovations may include focusing on paediatric population at-risk of TB and systematic implementation of alternative service delivery models for TB treatment. Coordinate key program priorities including TB preventive treatment (TPT), intensified TB case finding and multidrug-resistant TB diagnosis and management. Ensure effective collaboration with other NTP stakeholders, including donors such as CDC Zambia, technical organizations, and local implementing partners.

Responsibilities/Principal Accountabilities

• Leads and coordinates TB and TB/HIV activities, including planning, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting
• Effectively and efficiently Coordinates TB case identification services to facilitate early treatment of TB among populations at risk for better outcomes.
• Coordinates effectively, HIV case identification services in TB patients to improve outcomes.
• Coordinates effectively, TB treatment services to improve treatment outcomes and promote good health.
• Coordinates effectively, implementation of TB prevention programs to reduce new infections
• Coordinates effectively, monitoring of viral load in TB/HIV co-infected patients to facilitate interventions for viral load suppression
• Undertakes effectively, implementation of TB/HIV Monitoring and Evaluation services to properly demonstrate program results and application of appropriate interventions.
• Coordinates effectively, capacity building activities in TB/HIV collaborative services to facilitate provision of quality services.
• Develops effectively, sectional, and individual work plans in order to monitor and evaluate performance.

Qualifications

• Full Grade 12 School Certificate with five O level credits including English and Mathematics
• Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery
• Master’s degree in Internal Medicine, Public Health or related field or a combination of education, experience or training which meets the minimum requirements would be added advantage

Experience and Skills

• At least three (3) years of programmatic experience working in or with a governmental agency, or HIV/TB services implementing partner preferably in Zambia
• Experience working on NCD programs
• Experience in working on project implementation, continuous quality improvement, capacity building, or monitoring and evaluation is required
• Experience working with and on Donor funded projects is an added advantage
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
• Have good interpersonal skills and work effectively with all stakeholders
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office as a basic requirement) and ability to work with word, excel and powerpoint)

How to Apply

All interested persons meeting the above qualifications and experience should send their written applications to the undersigned with certified copies of their National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae with three references including their contact numbers.

Applicants are advised to clearly indicate the position they are applying for on the envelope or subject area in the case of electronic applications email to info@moh.gov.zm.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 18th January, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Permanent Secretary – (Technical Services)
Ministry of Health
Ndeke House
P.O. Box 30205
LUSAKA