MEDICAL OFFICER: HIV CARE & TREATMENT

Due Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Key Functions

The overall purpose of the Medical Officer is to work under the National HIV and AIDS Care and Treatment Programme of the AIDS & TB Unit in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to support comprehensive responses to the needs of People Living with HIV & AIDS (PLHIV) in Zimbabwe. 

Responsibilities/Tasks

Under the supervision of the National ART Coordinator, the Medical  Officer’s  responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:-

  • Working with the National ART Programme staff in strategic planning while contributing to the development of evidence-based policies, strategies and guidelines that will foster best practices in HIV Treatment and Care;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Operational & Service Delivery manual for HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care in Zimbabwe ;
  • Support the integration of HIV care & treatment and SRH, nutrition, mental health and other comorbidities
  • Provide support for decentralization of patients who are stable on treatment to appropriate lower tier HIV Care and ART sites;
  • Monitor programme performance utilising established M & E protocols;
  • Prepare programme reports and documents when needed
  • Contribute to Operations Research activities to inform planning and
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • A medical doctor with three years minimum  experience in HIV and AIDS Programme management; MPH a distinct advantage;
  • Clinical experience in comprehensive management of HIV and AIDS patients including ART is desirable;
  • Excellent communication, report writing and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in liaison and collaboration with MOHCC, NGOs and health institutions will be a distinct advantage;
  • Willingness to spend some time in travel outside Harare; police clearance, good physical and mental health.

Application procedures

Please submit your CV, and application letter via e-mail torecruitments@ophid.co.zw , clearly indicating the position you are applying for, in the subject section of the email. Please do not attach certificates when applying, these will be requested at a later date from the shortlisted candidates.

OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.

During the application process, OPHID will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment to be made for any application to be considered. Canvassing for or by any candidate will lead to disqualification.