Zimbabwe Training Assistance and Education Centre for Health (Zim-TTECH) is currently seeking a dedicated individual to fill the role of Index Testing Assistant. This position will be based at the Zim-TTECH head office and is part of a 6-month project aimed at enhancing index testing. Zim-TTECH collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Child-Care (MoHCC) to scale up index testing as a key strategy for HIV case identification, linkage to HIV care and treatment, and linkage to combination HIV prevention. Funded by AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), Zim-TTECH will work with MOHCC to strengthen Early Infant Diagnosis and Treatment (EICT) at selected facilities in Harare and Mash East provinces.
Duties and Responsibilities
-Set up Index focal persons at facilities and establish routines for regular facility meetings or "huddles" focused on index contact testing, monthly data quality assessments, and quarterly development of Index testing plans. -Provide technical support to facility and district teams in prioritizing and analyzing causes of performance gaps, developing and piloting interventions to improve index case testing, and evaluating facility-level programs. -Support facilities in developing and using process indicators to track progress of index contact testing activities and perform data management activities, such as abstraction, verification, validation, and entry into an electronic database. -Document and disseminate key index contact testing activities taking place at facilities to stakeholders. -Conduct periodic organizational assessments to evaluate the overall performance of the Index contact testing initiative and collaborate with MoHCC national ATP program to align priorities and share change ideas and lessons learned. -Participate fully in various peer learning platforms and review meetings. -Perform any other duties as delegated by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
-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. -Detail-oriented with good problem-solving, strong analytical, interpersonal verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work in teams and manage time effectively. -Must possess functional and working knowledge of MS Excel, including formatting and data management.
How to Apply
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 [email protected].