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)
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.
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:
- 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
- Willingness to travel frequently to clinical facilities through
- 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.