Employment at Society for Family Health Zambia - 4/21/2016

Society for Family Health(SFH) seeks an experienced individual for the position of Medical Detailerwhose main purpose is toinfluence the knowledge, skills and behaviours of medical providers (private, public and community-based) to increase demand for and access to HIV self-testing kits and additional services. They provide informative and accurate product information to clinicians and providers; dispelling misconceptions surrounding particular products.  They ensure that the product is available to and acceptable by the general public.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote use of and sell HIV self-testing (HIVST) kitsto retail and wholesale drug establishments such as pharmacies and to educate distributors and customers about the new product, and explain characteristics and clinical studies conducted with HIVST kits.
  • Provide technical support to the community based distributors for HIVST kits, including additional post-test services available.
  • Train CBDs on the HIVST product and ensure the right key messages are used in their communication interventions on the brand
  • Identify distribution outlets for HIVST kits in the community and review community distributers sales performance
  • Regularly visit outlets to create brand loyalty, provide product and information.  This includes expanding the product positioning by the provider within their treatment regime and dispelling myths about products
  • Ensure that outlets are well stocked in with HIVST test kits and IEC materials
  • Report regularly on progress made to the Regional Manager
Society for Family Health (SFH) seeks an experienced individual for the position of District Program Officer who will lead the District Self-Testing in Africa (STAR) project teams by providing clarity of vision and prioritisation of activities and resources; He /she will provide guidance to the detailers and the Community Based Distributors (CBDs) as well as together set priorities and strategies on implementation of the STAR project. Should be able to inspire and support staff and ensure that they are motivated towards achieving project objectives.
Key responsibilities:
  • Lead the execution of the STAR project activities across the district in order to maximize health impact and resource utilization and to ensure delivery of quality health services in line with established deliverables.
  • In liaison with the Regional Manager, represent SFH at district level meeting with to foster collaborative relationships for HIVST and to uphold a favorable image of SFH in the region.
  • Develop and track required work plans and budgets and ensure implementation is in compliance with SFH rules and regulations.
  • Produce monthly reports on program implementation and expenditure.
  • Oversee the implementation of communications/promotional and sales/distribution activities in line with project strategies.
  • Oversee the coordination of a sustainable supply chain management system to ensure that supplies, consumables and equipment are available for smooth operations.
  • In liaison with the Regional Manager, conduct staff performance appraisals, identify performance gaps and draw up staff development plans in order to improve performance.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Skills Specifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams and work cooperatively and comfortably with all levels of contacts
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness of information
  • Strong report writing and facilitation skills to support meetings with a variety of stakeholders
  • Should possess strong listening, enhanced communication, facilitation, analytical problem-solving , and negotiating skills
  • Highly motivated, organized and able to work independently with minimum guidance
  • Results oriented
  • High level of integrity
  • Willingness to travel to and within field platforms on a frequent basis
PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV TO: HumanResource@sfh.org.zm or send to
The Head – Human Resources, Society for Family Health, Plot No. 549, Ituna Road, P.O Box 50770, Lusaka- Clearly indicate “MEDICAL DETAILER- CHOMA APPLICATION” Closing Date: 25th April 2016.” No sending of Academic and Professional certificates at this stage”
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