VIAC Consultant: Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) : Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)



Job Summary


Deadline: 20 May 2022

About
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a local non-governmental organization registered as a Trust in Zimbabwe under the Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high-impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions. Since its establishment in 2019, ZHI has been implementing USAID-funded grants in HIV care and treatment in Zimbabwe. Currently, ZHI is implementing the Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) project whose objective is to complement the Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ)’s efforts towards HIV epidemic control by targeting testing to efficiently identify PLHIV, ensuring all newly diagnosed PLHIV are immediately linked to treatment, and all PLHIV on treatment have ready access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), are retained on treatment, and remain virally suppressed. Women living with HIV (WLHIV), are screened for cervical cancer annually through visual inspection with acetic acid (VIAC) and treatment of precancer lesions with cryotherapy, thermocoagulation, and LEEP. There is a need to ensure these services are of high quality through the implementation of a standardized quality control program across the 9 districts of implementation, in Midlands (Gweru, Kwekwe, Mberengwa, and Gokwe South) and in Manicaland (Makoni, Mutare, Chipinge, Mutasa and Buhera).

Purpose of assignment
In order to ensure the provision of high-quality cervical cancer screening and treatment services, ZHI seeks to engage the services of a VIAC Consultant who will develop a cervical cancer quality control program specifically for ZHI´s ACCE project. Under the overall guidance of the Technical Director, the consultant will review the current performance of the cervical cancer program with regard to the quality of VIAC screening and treatment (LEEP) services and submit a detailed report to the Technical Director with findings and recommendations to strengthen and improve quality of ACCE cervical cancer services. This should translate into the development of a standardized VIAC quality control program for the ACCE project and will be followed by training of VIAC nurses and officers for Manicaland and / or Midlands provinces in quality control.

Duties and Responsibilities


Scope of work
Develop and roll out a quality control program for the ZHI ACCE cervical cancer program; Carry out an assessment of the quality of cervical cancer services currently being provided and submit a report to the TD; Develop a proposal / concept note of the quality control program and how it will be rolled out for review and approval by the supervisor prior to implementation; Provide technical assistance to the roll-out of the approved quality control program; Conduct a VIAC quality control training for all ZHI supported cervical cancer screening and treatment staff; In liaison with the TD, the consultant will develop and conduct quality control training for all ZHI-supported cervical cancer staff.

Qualifications and Experience


Profile and Qualifications
• MMed Obstetrics and Gynaecology or equivalent
• Registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Zimbabwe
• Master’s in public health is an added advantage
• At least 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in training
LEEP and/or VIAC in the public sector
• Good strategic visioning, critical and strategic thinking, and ability to develop strategic
partnerships.
• Knowledgeable in the Health, Education, Livelihoods, and Gender fields

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