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PROGRAM COORDINATOR HIV&AIDS – SYSTEMS FOR BETTER HEALTH



Position: Program Coordinator HIV&AIDS – Systems for Better Health (SBH) (1)
Duty Station: Kitwe
Role Purpose:
Save the Children is part of the Abt Associates (Abt) consortia that will be implementing the   USAID supported Sustainable Health Outcomes through Strengthened Systems (SHOTS) in Zambia. The project   seeks to empower the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Community Development & Social Welfare and other stakeholders to translate policies and strategies into improved health systems and services.
SC will support a pilot to test methods of supporting children and adolescents in HIV treatment in Kitwe in order to address loss to follow-up of HIV positive children and adolescents through placement of trained community health volunteers trained in selected GRZ facilities.
The HIV Program Coordinator will lead   the implementation of the HIV pilot program activities under the SBH project, in Kitwe district. This will include participation in design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the pilot, as well as production of a final report detailing lessons learned and an assessment of the potential for replication and scale-up of the activity.
Key areas of accountability:
Program Management
  • Lead   the quality implementation of the HIV Pilot  program including related capacity building needs within the target communities;
  • Support   the development, assessment, mapping, consultation, facility and volunteer selection tools, and M&E system in consultation with USAID and relevant GRZ stakeholders.
  • Work with the  HIV & AIDS  specialist,  the SBH  team, PMO personnel, the DMO  and  health   centre   staff  to coordinate consultative meetings with all  stakeholders involved in social and clinical services for children and adolescents to introduce the pilot project and facilitate mapping and selection of the target health facilities and their catchment areas
  • Work closely with DMO and health centre staff  to provide capacity building & mentoring support to the para professionals  and other  project team members  and ensure the project is in line with the updated  consolidated guidelines in the management of HIV&AIDS cases  and are up to date on the latest recommendations on HTC, PMTCT, Paediatric & adult ART
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Ministry of Health (at national, provincial & district levels), participating communities, CBOs & FBOs and other key stakeholders  to optimize  resources and avoid duplication of effort in communities
  • Closely work with the government structures at all levels in establishment/replication and scale up of  HTC, PMTCT, Paediatric & adult ART services
  • Represent SC on the relevant Technical Working Groups (TWGs), other official meetings at provincial and district  and community level
  • With   the HIV & AIDS  specialist  to plan and manage the annual program budget for the HIV pilot activities
  • Conduct  mentorship   visits to  the community  service providers and  other  volunteers regularly
  • In collaboration with district stakeholders, conduct assessment, document recommendations, and review with USAID prior to finalizing for broader dissemination
  • In collaboration with the HIV  specialist, PHO/DHO,  disseminate findings of the assessment to all stakeholders in the district(s) and share proposed roles, responsibilities, and timing and coordination modalities
  • Liaise regularly with the HIV&AIDS technical specialist, who will be providing technical guidance on the HIV activities.
Staff Management
  • Manage and build the capacity of para professionals  and  other  HIV program staff team members  where  necessary
  • Supervise  & provide mentoring support to para professionals  and staff  under the  HIV program  in line  with the areas  of accountability  
Reporting and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Prepare reports and documentation on project accomplishments and impact
  • Develop  and implement an effective system of monitoring and evaluation for the HIV pilot program
  • Monitor activity against plan and budget highlighting any significant deviation from plan and recommendations to the   Program Specialist;
  • Produce all monthly, quarterly, annual and donor reports in a timely manner
  • Provide inputs for the quarterly and annual reports as required.
  • The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Qualifications and experience:
  • Minimum of  degree in Social work,  Public Health, Nursing, or relevant area and 5 years relevant working experience; preferably HIV&AIDS within civil society sector, with increasing levels of responsibility, management & leadership;
  • Understand Case Management Standards and requirements for  HIV and other  related  social  needs
  • Have knowledge of HIV/AIDS care service delivery system or experience in related field
  • Advanced program management skills to design and deliver programs with partners and/or through direct assistance; Skill and knowledge in program/project M&E is preferred
  • Understanding of and experience in working with civil society organizations;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with good analytical, report and proposal writing skills;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently as required;
  • Very strong computer skills, especially with all major Microsoft Office applications;
  • Experience managing people, teams and budgets
Location: Kitwe, Zambia
Contract – Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 4 October 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
To apply for this job please visit the following URL:https://zambia.savethechildren.net/jobs/job-details/6 

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