Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)

Young KP Field Officer (Harare)

Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)
Nov. 05, 2023
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Job Description

We are seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Young KP Field Officer in Seke, Mashonaland East province for the DREAMS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases.

Position Summary:

The Young KP Field Officer will coordinate the HIV/AIDS prevention approach to the most at-risk AGYWs especially Young Women Selling Sex (YWSS) aged 15 to 24 years. The successful candidate shall ensure the delivery of comprehensive DREAMS HIV and Violence Prevention services working closely with Health service providers, community stakeholders, and key partners involved in key populations programming to improve access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The position reports to the GBV, Child Protection, and KP Coordinator and supervises Young Sisters.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Spearheading hot spot-mapping for young key populations.
  • Providing leadership to the identification, training, and supervision of Young Sisters and identification of community safe spaces and safe hubs.
  • Supporting and supervising Young Sisters to identify and profile YWSS for HIV Risk ensuring linkage to ASRH services.
  • Capacity building of Young Sisters to create demand for AGYW/YWSS-friendly services through training and mentorship.
  • Collaborating with Program Nurses and Clinical Services and Mentorship Officer for clinical outreach youth-friendly service provision at safe spaces and to improve the quality, demand, and uptake of youth-friendly services in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Conducting community dialogues and group discussions with AGYWs/YWSS to determine perceptions on service provision and how to improve service delivery models.
  • Working with the GBV, Child Protection, and KP Coordinator in the
  • development of IEC materials for interpersonal communication and PrEP literacy.
  • Identifying and training DREAMS Ambassadors on the PrEP toolkit in consultation with specified partner organizations.
  • Implementing a simplified and differentiated approach to increase uptake of PrEP in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Childcare and DREAMS Program Nurses.
  • Facilitating the establishment of support groups for AGYWs/ YWSS social support.
  • Documenting and reporting on activities conducted, compiling significant stories of change, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day work of YWSS hubs for effective project implementation.
  • Reviewing and approving the performance, timesheets, travel requests, and claims for Young Sisters.
  • Managing and controlling all resources assigned for young women selling sex.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First degree in Social Sciences or related discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience working with priority populations and working in PEPFAR funded programs is an added advantage.
  • Must be fluent in English, Ndebele, and Shona.
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including Word processing, Spreadsheets, and Databases.

Other

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to: ykpofficer@zimttech.org

NB: Candidates should apply to only one district of choice and should specify their preferred district in the subject box of their email applications. Only shortlisted candidates shall be considered.

Deadline: 05 November 2023

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Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)

Zim-TTECH is a locally registered health trust established by experienced and passionate public health professionals who have a demonstrated track record in improving clinical services and revitalizing health systems. Zim-TTECH's activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in 44 districts in Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC consortium (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control). Additionally, the Zim-PAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment is for five (5) months from May 2023 to the 29th of September 2023.

Address: 10 Natal Road Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe

Website: www.imttech.org

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