Technical Officer

Mar. 15, 2023
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Job Description

Under the Target, Accelerate and Sustain Quality Care (TASQC) for HIV Epidemic Control program, the Technical Officer will be a key member of the Provincial technical/program team and focused on spearheading Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) in addition to coordinating technical assistance to the MOHCC at district and site level. Reporting to the Provincial Programs Manager, the Technical Officer will be responsible for coordinating training, technical assistance, and mentorship to private sector as well as to OPHID district teams. The Technical Officer will be a clinician with experience in HIV/TB, Cervical Cancer and infectious disease management and an experienced mentor with the ability to coach and mentor district teams. The successful incumbent will provide the expected deliverables for two provinces namely Bulawayo and Matabeleland South.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Provincial and District MOHCC structures as well as City Health structures to facilitate service partnerships with private practitioners for differentiated ART delivery and adherence support for clients including access to HIV commodities, and laboratory services for specimen.
  • Work with MOHCC and City Health to define minimum standards to be met by the prospective private sector players before participating in the program.
  • Conduct assessments to ascertain standards, and conduct continuous monitoring of minimum standard.
  • Provide clinical technical guidance to MoHCC and relevant stakeholders on the design and implementation of facility and community-based HIV/TB care and treatment services, Cervical Cancer and COVID-19 care for adults and children.
  • Identify opportunities for integrating “state of the art” clinical approaches into HIV/TB care and treatment, Cervical Cancer, NCDs and COVID-19 activities by supporting design and implementation of assessments, learning projects or piloting innovative interventions in current programs.
  • Support capacity building of OPHID district programs teams, including Health Quality Services Nurses and Community Health Services Nurses, through completion of workbooks.
  • Support quality improvement initiatives at both facility and community level using the Model for Quality Improvement, Total Quality Management or Kaizen.
  • Conducting Internal SIMS visits to health facilities and health posts to ensure that the quality of service provision is in line with MOHCC policies/guidelines and donors’ expectations.
  • Facilitate Cervical Cancer, COVID-19, and HIV/TB Care and Treatment post-training mentorship to site-level health care workers (facility and community).

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post-graduate degree in public health is an advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with a PEPFAR or USAID- funded organization.
  • Demonstrable technical and clinical knowledge in Adult and Pediatric HIV/TB Care and Treatment, Cervical Cancer screening and treatment;  and integration of 
  • Familiarity with MOHCC guidelines is required for:
    1. COVID-19 and infection control,
    2. Mental health screening and step-wise referrals
    3. HIV Prevention Care and Treatment,
    4. Tuberculosis screening and treatment
    5. Cervical cancer screening and treatment,
    6. Screening and management of non-commnicable disease (NCD) 
  • Experience in delivery of continuous quality improvement initiatives within health facilities and community health service delivery points level.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player. 
  • Good communicator with sound interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with various MOHCC stakeholders 
  • Well organized and able to prioritize work and understand his/her work outputs.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), and online collaboration technologies.


How to Apply

Click Here and Complete the Application Form then submit your cv, certificates and application letter via email to: ophidrecruitments@ophid.co.zw, clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

  • 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.
  • OPHID does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, technical test, oral interviews, processing, training, or any other fees).
  • While OPHID may from time to time engage external consultants for the facilitation of the recruitment process, only OPHID has the right to offer employment to candidates. No third parties have been authorised to offer employment on behalf of OPHID.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. If you do not receive any communication within a month from the date of closing, consider your application as unsuccessful.

Deadline: 15 March 2023

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OPHID is a Zimbabwean organization that develops & implements approaches towards the provision of quality HIV prevention, care & treatment services.

Address: 20 Cork Rd, Harare

Phone: (024) 2700607

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