District  Coordinator x3 at Jhpiego

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Overview:
In October 2010, Lesotho’s Ministry of Health (MOH) developed a national draft strategic and operational plan for establishing safe Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) services in a prevention effort to reduce HIV transmission. Jhpiego in Lesotho, in support of and in collaboration with the MOH, provides VMMC training, services and quality assurance together with technical assistance in Lesotho .
Jhpiego is looking for highly qualified candidates to fill In the following positions under TSEPO Program based at the following Jhpiego supported sites: Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek, KHOTLA Male Clinic – Scott Hospital and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.

District  Coordinator  (x3)              

Position  Overview 

The  VMMC  District  Coordinator  will  work  closely  with  a  team  of  providers  under  the  responsibility  of  the  Jhpiego  Lesotho’s  VMMC  Technical  Advisor  and  be  responsible  for  the  provision of  VMMC  services  in  the  assigned  district.

 

Responsibilities:

This  position  Is  responsible  for  coordinating  VMMC  service  provision  at  the  district as  well  as  providing  direct service  delivery based  on  his/her  qualifications  to  eligible  persons  In Lesotho  at  designated  facilities.  The  position  will  also  entail  frequent  travel  to  support  outreach  and  intensified  service  delivery  In  various  MOH  supported  sites.  There  will  be  close collaboration  with  the  MOH  facility  team  and  facility  management.  The  position  reports  directly  to  the  VMMC  Technical  Advisor  and  supervises  the  team-of  Nurses  and  Counselors.
The  District  Coordinator  has  the  following  responsibilities  but  not  limited  to:

Primary  responsibilities

  • With the  team,  develop  plans  for  service  provision  at  fixed  site  and  health  centers  outreaches
  • Ability to create  demand  as  a  person  and  also  work  together  with  the  team  of  nurses,  counselors,  data  clerks  and  mobilizers In  mobilization  of  the  potential clients  In  different settings  (within  hospital  areas,  served  communities,  different  offices  and  workplaces,  stakeholders  meetings  etc)
  • Ensure VMMC  activities  are  part  of  the  district  plan
  • Provide monthly  update  to  DHMTs  (DM0s,  public  Health  Nurse  and  AIDS  officer).
  • Maintain strong  relationships  with  the  DHMTs,  health  facilities’  (hospitals,  health  centres,  health  posts)  managers  and  staff
  • Represent Jhplego  In  district  and  national  meetings  as  required
  • Liaise with  district  hospital  management  and  health  centers  focal  points  to  prepare  and  ensure  quality  VMMC  service  provision
  • Ensure providers  complete  appropriate  client  record  forms,  registers,  etc.  and  that  data  clerks  submit  monthly  reports  to  DHMTs  on  time
  • Use data  for  decision-making  to  ensure  continuous  performance  and  course  correct  as  needed.
  • With the  technical  officers  support,  represent  Jhpiego  and  share  progress  at  PHC  district  meetings
  • Contribute to  monthly  district  VMMC  review  meetings
  • Support the  technical  team  in  ensuring  CQI  and  QA  activities  are  Implemented  and  recommendations  are  followed  up
  • Work closely  with  the  district  mobiliser  to  ensure  demand  creation  efforts  in  the  district  are  optimal
  • Ensure team  regular  meetings  (weekly,  monthly)  are  held  and  minutes  are  available
  • Continue to  provide  VMMC  services  at  site  and  outreaches
  • Ensure supplies  and  commodities  are  available  at  sites
  • Work closely  with  technical  officers  and  VMMC  technical  advisor  on  issues  regarding  team  performance
  • Together with  the  team,  ensure  the  minimum  package  of  high  quality  VMMC  services  are  offered  and  maintained,  for  example:
    • Ensure  adequate  client  flow
    •   Ensure  VMMC  procedure  room  has  all  necessary  equipment  and  materials  are  available  for  use  by  the  team.
    • Ensure  clients  privacy  during  the  procedure
    • Ensure  safety  for  all  personnel  and  clients  In  the  p  ro  ce  du  re /operating  room.
  • Ensure medical  and  supplies  inventory  system  in  Works  with  the  health  facility/site  team  to  assess  the  required  supplies  for  conducting  VMMC  at  the  facility  and  In  the outreach  sites  and  prepares  timely  procurement  requests  as  may  be  required
  • Assist In  data  compilation  of  weekly/monthly  reporting  to   Data  Clerks/Officers  and  M&E  Officer  or  others,  as  advised  by  the  supervisor.
  • Maintain discipline  within  the  members  of  the  team  by  Identifying  and  resolving  workplace  problems  ensuring  that  employees  adhere  to  lhpiego’s  policies  and  procedures
  • Manage the  team’s  performance  and  conduct  performance  evaluations  for  Nurses  and  Counsellors
  • Perform other  reasonable  duties  as  assigned  by  Immediate  supervisor

 

Qualifications,  Experience  and  Requirements

  • Bachelor’s  Degree  In  Nursing  or  Counselling  is  required
  • Current  valid  registration  with  the  Lesotho  Nursing  Council (Nurses)
  • Minimum of  4  years  relevant  experience
  • Excellent problem-solving,  decision-makIng,   organizational and  communication  skills
  • Ability to  prioritize multiple  tasks  and  work  effectively  in  a
  • demanding environment
  • Excellent Interpersonal  skills
  • Ability to  provide  leadership  to  service  provision  team
  • Highly motivated
  • Computer skills  Including  MS  Office  Word,  PowerPoint  and
  • Excel
  • Willingness to  travel frequently  to  clinical  facilities  through
  • Lesotho
  • Willingness to  reside  at  the  district  assigned

 

Jhpiego  offers  competitive  salaries  and  a  comprehensive  employee  benefits  package.

Note:  The  successful  candidate  selected  for  this  position  will  be  subject  to  a  pre-employment  background  investigation.  Correspondence  wild  be  communicated  with  shortlisted  candidates  only
Jhpiego  is  an  Equal  Opportunity  Employer

Interested  candidates  should  submit  application  letter,  CVs,  certified  copies  of  certificates  and  transcripts,  two  letters  of  references(one  from  the  current  employer)s,   identity  document,  certified  copy  of  recent  retention  certificate  from relevant  professional  body  and  certified  copy  of  licensure  issued  by  relevant  professional  body,  and  self-assessment  (information  on  how  to  conduct  self-assessment  available  from  Jhpiego  offices).  All  applications  addressed  for the  attention  of  Senior  Human  Resources  and  Operations  Manager  must  be  hand  delivered  to  Jhpiego  Office  Dolphin  House  #2,  ground  floor,  23  Motsoene  Road,  Industrial  Area  Maseru  by  12  pm  on  Friday,  290  June  2018.  Only  shortlisted candidates  will  be  contacted.  For  further  information  about  Jhpiego,  visit  our  website  at  wwwjhpiego.org.

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