Program Officer, Pediatric HIV

Country
Zimbabwe
City
Harare
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Country Teams

Overview

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

 

The Program Officer will support the implementation of CHAI Zimbabwe’s continued pediatric HIV initiative, which aims to leverage upon the initial phase of this work conducted from 2014 to 2017. Phase 1 was focused on strengthening identification of pediatric HIV and TB, improving retention along the eMTCT-peds cascade and expanding access to high quality pediatric HIV and TB services. Phase 2 now strives to sustain the gains made under the initial phase and to concentrate on improving linkage to care and treatment retention for children living with HIV and AIDS (CALHIV). These efforts will require extensive engagement with the Ministry of Health, other partner organizations and various teams within CHAI. The position will be based in Harare and require extensive local travel.

 

We are seeking an experienced, talented, highly motivated, and flexible individual to support CHAI Zimbabwe in attaining its ambitious pediatric HIV targets.  CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the Pediatric HIV program, which includes but is not limited to supporting the design and implementation of project activities;
  • Manage program and relevant MOHCC data processes including setting up data tools, managing data collection, managing data sets, analysis and synthesis of data and providing analytical support;
  • Provide primary oversight over the data management and analytics related to program design, program monitoring and impact evaluation;
  • Provide support to MOHCC and partners in designing and conducting analysis related to pediatric HIV programming;
  • Develop content and supervise trainings for health-care workers and district officials as per program objectives and strategy;
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with relevant national, provincial, district and site staff;
  • Support monitoring of project progress, preparing periodic reports and presentations while closely maintaining deadlines;
  • Provide regular reports on progress to the Program Manager;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

Qualifications

  • University degree, with a focus on public health, development or clinical skills;
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the public health sector in Zimbabwe, preferably at the sub-national level;
  • Project coordination experience, including experience working in diverse teams, managing budgets and financial reporting, engaging in procurement processes, and effective work planning;
  • Proven ability to operate independently, to multitask, and to set and achieve ambitious targets with limited guidance, and ability to demonstrate creative thinking about major challenges facing Zimbabwe;
  • Proven ability to learn and adapt quickly to new program settings with minimal supervision, learning new administrative and project management systems;
  • Excellent analytical skills, including strong proficiency in Excel and statistical packages, such as STATA and SPSS;
  • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English, and strength in building and maintaining relationships.

 

Advantages:

  • Good proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Experience in project design, implementation, building and deploying M&E tools;
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the health sector in Zimbabwe in general.

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