District Manager 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  Manager  (x1)

 

Position  Overview

This  position  is  responsible  for  coordinating  and  supervising  Jhpiego  HIV  prevention  activities  –  namely  Voluntary  Medical  Male  Circumcision  (VMMC)  and  Pre-Exposure  Prophylaxis (PrEP)  at  district  level  with  close  collaboration  with  the  MOH  district  team.  The  District  Manager  will  also  be  directly  Involved  In  providing  services  to  eligible  persons  at  Jhpiego supported  sites  as  and  when  required.  The  position  entails  frequent  travel  within  and  outside  the  district.  The  district  Manager  Is  responsible  for  maintaining  cordial  relationships  with MOH  and  other  partners  at  district  level  as  well  as  maintaining  open  communication  with  Jhplego  Maser  Head  Office.  The  District  Manager  will  lead  a  team  of  Team  Leads,  Nurses, Counsellors,  Drivers  and  Data/Admin  Clerks.  The  position  reports  directly  to  the  HIV  Technical  Officer  and  has  the  following  responsibilities  but  not  limited  to:

Responsibilities

  • With the  team,  develop  plans  for  VMMC  and  PrEP  service  provision  at  fixed  sites  and  health  centers  outreaches
  • Ensure VMMC  and  PrEP  activities  are  part  of  the  district  plan
  • Provide monthly  update  to  DHMT  (DM05,  Public  Health  Nurses  and  AIDS  Officer)
  • Liaise with  district  hospital  management  and  health  center  focal  points  to  prepare  and  ensure  quality  VMMC  and  PrEP  service  provision
  • Ensure Data  Clerks  monthly  reports  are  submitted  on  time  to  DHMTs
  • Represent 3hplego  at  district  level  and  share  progress  at  PHC  district  meetings
  • Contribute to  VMMC  and  PrEP  review  meetings
  • Lead quality  improvement  and  quality  assurance  activities
  • Work closely  with  the  district  mobilizers  to  ensure  optimal  demand  creation
  • Ensure regular  team  meetings  and  minutes  documented
  • Provide VMMC  and  PrEP  services  at  site  and  community  level
  • Ensure supplies  and  commodities  are  available  at  sites
  • Work closely  with  Technical  Officer  to  optimize  team  performance
  • Supervise client  booking,  patient  flow,  privacy,  confidentiality  and  follow-up

–        Ensure  safety  and  universal  infection  control  in  all  work  areas

  • Assist in  data  compilation  and  verification  in  collaboration  with  Data  Clerks  and  M&E  team
  • Participate in  the  organization  and  facilitation  of  staff  trainings
  • Perform other  reasonable  duties  as  assigned  by  immediate  supervisor

 

Qualifications,  Experience  and  Requirements

  • Degree  or  Diploma  in  Nursing  (Degree  in  Nursing  is preferred)
  • Valid registration  with  the  Lesotho  Nursing  Council
  • Minimum of  4  years  relevant  experience
  • Experience in  HIV  counseling,  VMMC  and  PrEP
  • Excellent problem-solving,   decision-making,   organizational and  communication  skills  with  ability  to  prioritize multiple tasks  and  work  effectively  In  a  demanding  environment
  • Excellent interpersonal  skills
  • Computer skills  Including  MS  Office  Word,  PowerPoint and Excel
  • Willingness to  travel  within  Lesotho
  • Willingness to  stay  at  the  assigned  district

 

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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