District Health Officer/Team Lead

Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Health and HIV Specialist, the District Health Officer/ Team Lead is responsible for overseeing all health interventions, using a case management approach to offer high-impact, scalable, and sustainable interventions, working as part of a team with other district stakeholders. Special focus will be on health facility/community linkages. The role is critical in collaboration, coordination and building relationships with clinical partners and service providers to improve bi-directional referrals and therefore improving HIV/GBV/VAC reduction and response services including uptake in ART, and improved adherence and viral load suppression for OVCs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination of Health interventions: Coordinate with the MoHCC, District Health office, District AIDS Coordinator, and targeted CSOs to support direct service delivery and technical assistance for HIV community-based services.
    • Participate in strategic district/provincial/national health coordination meetings; participate in monthly clinical-community partner feedback or review meetings.
    • Providing technical leadership, assistance and oversight on HIV community-based services.
    • Develop strategies to map, identify and enrol onto the project key PEPFAR priority populations in the district of operation; Implement strategies to improve HTS, adherence and retention into care and treatment among PLHIV.
    • Support the provision of HIV sensitive case management in line with National Case Management System.
    • Spearhead the training of staff and community cadres on HIV treatment literacy as part of capacity building.
    • Together with MEL team develop appropriate quality control and quality assurance systems for all aspects of HIV community-based services.
    • Ensuring the collection of quality and use of HIV related data across programming.
    • In collaboration with the MEL team ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome indicators.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree/Diploma in a health-related clinical field e.g. nursing or medicine, clinical practice or community health.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in providing HIV care and treatment services, particularly to key and priority populations.
    • Experience gained through serving within a clinical government/mission institution or NGO with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district level.
    • Experience working in OI/ART clinics is an added advantage.
    • Registered with the relevant professional council in Zimbabwe.
    • Experience with bi-directional clinical referrals/HIV service provider linkages for vulnerable populations preferred.
    • Relevant experience in documentation, reporting and records management is a requirement.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Good communication skills and ability to communicate in the local and national languages