Senior Adviser – Pediatric & Adolescent ART job at John Snow Inc

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Vacancy title:
Senior Adviser – Pediatric & Adolescent ART

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Science , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

John Snow Inc

Deadline of this Job:
20 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Zambia , South - Central Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:

The project now seeks the services highly qualified and motivated health professionals to fill the position of Senior ART Advisor for Paediatric, Adolescents ART services on a consultancy basis for 6 months.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Collect and prepare treatment guidelines from MOH, distribute them and ensure that staff in every SAFE supported facility are properly trained and adhere to these guidelines;
• Devise workable strategies to ensure that every exposed baby is tested and accordingly;
• Promote index case testing;
• Work with the Director of Clinical Services to facilitate training and mentorship for clinicians in EMTCT, pediatric and adolescent ART in all SAFE supported programmes;
• Ensure that all eligible children are put on newer and better tolerated ART regimens in line with MOH treatment protocols;
• With other specialists, attend the Paediatric sub TW coordinated by MOH;
• Provide updates on new development in paediatric ART to project staff;
• Conduct operations research and encourage the use of implementation science in paeditric ART;
• Working closely with the Nutritional Advisor ensure that NACS are integrated into ART;
• With Clinical Director, support the Clinical and Community Health Directors to actualize selected DSD models of patient care;
• Closely work with the TB department to make bidirectional referrals to rule out co-morbidity of HIV and TB among children;
• Ensure that all paediatric clients have their laboratory investigations and receive their results timely
• Inform the project leadership about any form of drug resistance that you observe;
• Work with treatment adherence supporters to ensure that all patients are retained on treatment and that they get positive outcomes from treatment
• Work with district and Project nutritionists to assess all patients for nutritional support, where it is needed
• Provide hands on mentorship to other members of staff at the facility on new developments in ART particularly in paediatrics and adolescent age groups;
• Complete monthly and quarterly reports as well as participate in DQA activities;
• Any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party.


Desirable Qualifications and Competencies:
• Medical Doctor with MBChB, MMed (Paeds) or equivalent with additional training and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in ART and registered with HPCZ;
• Recognized MPH will be an added advantage;
• Experience working in both urban and rural areas;
• Wide experience in mentoring clinicians in Paeditric ART;
• Ability to lead and work in teams including clinical mentorship as a team leader;
• Good communication skills and personality appropriate for mentoring health workers and provide on the job training;
• Deep knowledge of both WHO and the Zambian treatment guidelines;
• Able to work smoothly with MOH, GRZ hospitals and District Health ART coordinators and private health facilities;
• Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize activities in support of Project goals and deadlines
• Willingness to support sub-national teams when called upon.


Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure

John Snow, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.

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