MEDICAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR - Maryland Global Initiatives Zambia


Job Title: Medical Technical Advisor
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide medical technical support to provinces; districts and facilities that are supported by the University of Maryland in areas of HIV care and treatment with particular emphasis to ART/TB, adolescent health, and key population health.
  • Develop programs to deliver HIV and health-related services to adolescents, to include community programs and outreach.
  • Develop programs to deliver HIV and health-related services to key populations.
  • Assist in supervision of community health workers serving the above populations.
  • Support the National ART program to strengthen ART health systems across the country
  • Participate in Ministry of Health technical working groups as related   to expertise.
  • Serve as a link between the Ministry of Health and the University of Maryland on various supported programs
  • Ensure quality care at site level by enhancing capacity of clinical (Medical Officer, Clinical Officer, Nursing) staff as well as social scientists and community staff by building on current skills through on-site mentoring, trainings and review local challenges and assist sites with problem solving to address patient needs from clinical perspective.
  • Participate in advanced training programmes including: recognizing and managing antiretroviral drug side effects, identifying and managing of opportunistic infections, PMTCT, TB/HIV co-infection.
  • Provide supported facilities with all the latest information on HIV care, including updates on new National Guidelines.
Qualifications:
  • Medical Officer with additional training, including MPH, Master of Science in HIV Medicine or Infectious Disease Medical Doctor;
  • Must have extensive knowledge in HIV care and treatment;
  • At least 5-10 years experience in the field of HIV care and treatment;
  • Must have prior experience in capacity building, such as planning/facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance;
  • Familiarity in adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults;
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods.
Please send CV including contact details including three references to: mgic.umaryland@gmail.com
Application deadline is Friday, 21st November 2016 and please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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