VMMC Nurse Provider x16 at Jhpiego      


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.

VMMC  Nurse  Provider  (x16)           


Position  Overview 

The  VMMC  Nurse  Provider  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  at  allocated  sites.

This  position  is  responsible  for  providing  skilled  circumcision  services  to  the  eligible  persons  in  Lesotho  at  designated  Jhpiego  supported  sites.  The  position  will  also  entail  frequent travel  to  support  outreach  and  Intensified  service  delivery  in  various  lhplego  MOH  supported  sites.  There  will  be  dose  collaboration  with  facility  team  and  facility  management

Under  the  direct  Supervision  of  the  District  Coordinator,  the  VMMC  Nurse  Provider  has  the  following  responsibilities  but  not  limited  to:

Primary  responsibilities

  • Supervise booking  of  clients  for  VMMC  to  ensure  correct  registration  and  efficient  patient  flow.
  • In the  absence  of  the  VMMC  Counsellor,  provide  both  individual  and  group  pre  and  post-operative  counselling  for  HIV  testing  and  SMC  acceptance,  and  answer  client questions  regarding  the  VMMC  procedure.
  • Prepare the  VMMC  procedure  room  to  ensure  that  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  procedure/operating  room
  • Damp dusting
  • Adherence to  three  bin  system  for  Infection  control
  • Decontaminate and  cleaning  of  Instruments
  • Assist the  doctor  during  the  VMMC  procedure,  and  participate  In  the  identified  task  sharing  roles.
  • Adhere to  PEPFAR  policy  for  VMMC  methods  appropriate  age  groups.
  • Actively participate  In  creating  demand  at  fixed  sites,  outreaches,  campaigns  sites  and  in  mobile  services.
  • Offer non-surgical  circumcision  to  clients  who  prefer  non-surgical  method,  after  being  trained  on  how  to  provide  these  services.
  • Together with  the  team,  ensure  high  quality  VMMC  services  are  offered  and  maintained
  • Adhere to  national  guidelines  and  SOPs
  • Ensure VMMC  tools  are  filled  properly  at  all  times  for  quality  data  management
  • Ensure that  moderate  and  severe  AES  are  reported  and  documented
  • Ensure availability  of  emergency  equipment  in  theatre
  • Ensure medical  and  supplies  Inventory  system  in  use
  • Monitor client’s  condition  following  the  VMMC  procedure
  • Provide post-operative  counselling  on  risk  reduction
  • Follow-up the  client  for  wound  management  and  adverse  event  monitoring  on  days  2,  7  and  42
  • Ualse appropriately  with  the  team  Medical  Officer  in  client  management


Other  Responsibilities

  • Assist in  data  compilation  of  weekly/monthly  reporting  to  Data-  Clerks/Officers  and  M&E  Officer  or  others,  as  advised  by  the  Supervisor
  • Ensures patient  information  is  accurately  recorded  at  sites;  and  treated  with  confidentiality
  • Take part  in  preparation  of  schedules  for  ISD/outreach  VMMC  services  In  conjunction  with  the  DHMT
  • 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
  • Perform other  reasonable  duties  as  assigned  by  immediate  supervisor


Qualifications,  Experience  and  Requirements

  • Diploma  in  Nursing  required  (Degree  preferred)
  • Current  valid  registration  with  the  Lesotho  Nursing  Council
  • Minimum of  I  year  experience  in  VMMC  services (required)
  • Minimum of  4  years  relevant  experience  In  HIV  counselling and  testing
  • Excellent problem-solving,  decision-making,  organizational and  communication  skills,  with  ability  to  prioritize  multiple tasks  and  work  effectively  In  a  demanding  environment
  • Excellent interpersonal  and  communications  skills
  • Computer Skills,  including  MS  Office  Word,  PowerPoint  and Excel
  • Willingness to  travel  frequently  to  clinical  facilities  throughout 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.