Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (BCM-CFM) Recruitment 2019 For Cluster Coordinators
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Applicants for the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (BCM-CFM) Recruitment 2019. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (BCM-CFM) Recruitment 2019
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Government of Malawi in the health sector The mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families through high quality, high impact, ethical, state-of-the-art, comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals, and clinical research. Baylor-Malawi has an international reputation for innovative, evidence-based HIV service delivery programming
The Baylor-Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services In Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, and long term engagement in care The program is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 7 districts in Malawi_ Baylor-Malawi is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:
POSITION: Cluster Coordinator
CONTRACT DURATION: 1 year (renewable)
DUTY STATION: Health Facility
STATUS: Full time (40 hours per week)
LOCATION: Machinga and Mulanje
Reports to: District Medical Coordinator (DMC) Supervises: Site Supervisor and Community HIV Program Officers (CHPOs)
The Cluster Coordinator is responsible to provide clinical support and coordination of all Tingathe program activities at assigned facilities to develop excellence in clinical care and to achieve the 90-90-90 targets. Each cluster is comprised of 5-9 health facilities. S/he will work closely with the DMC and facility site supervisors and MOH staff to develop program work plans aligned with the 90-90-90 goals, follow site level performance, provide timely feedback and ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly program deliverables are achieved. S/he works closely with health facility teams to strengthen systems for HTS, linkage, treatment, adherence and retention.
- Achievement of targets at assigned facilities
- Weekly update to district team leadership on sites’ progress to targets, gaps and challenges
- Monthly assessment of site level data to identify priority sites for the next month, and development of subsequent supervision schedule at monthly meeting with district leadership
- Written plan of strategies to access gaps (CQI) at facility level and reviewed with supervisor at a minimum monthly and more often if needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participate in developing the district level work plan and ensure activities are carried out as planned
- Track completion of activities based on work plan and report to the DMC on progress
- Participate in planning and execute trainings, including on the job and district wide trainings Keep the site level teams informed and progressing by providing strategic updates and leading planning for ongoing and upcoming activities
- Prepare advanced budget requests, manage funds utilizing financial integrity and liquidate all funds per prescribed timeline
- Proactively identify challenges in program implementation and develop solutions
- Ensure facility staff understand HIV services data reporting and can apply it to develop a site level action plan (SLAP)
The duties listed above are not exhaustive, roles and responsibilities may change in response to overall organizational need and strategic innovations.
COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Highly competent clinical officer a Degree in Nursing studies with health systems management skills 3+ years of experience implementing HIV care programs
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Certified ART provider
- Strong oral and written English and Chichewa skills
- Leader with demonstrated ability to work with colleagues at all levels in the organization, and develop and maintain respectful relationships with donors, government and stakeholders
- Experience monitoring programs and analyzing data
- Computer skills in Microsoft word, excel and power point as a minimum
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- The SC will be based at the assigned health facility.
- Work day 8 hours that vary including early morning and evening
- The job is physically demanding and tiring due to living in and traveling into the rural areas and long working hours
Application process Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to
For physical delivery:
Tingathe Program Director, C/O Senior Human Resource Officer, Accord House, 2nd Floor P/Bag B397 Lilongwe 3, Malawi +265-1-751-047
For email delivery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receiving applications is 29th January, 2019. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged