Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (BCM-CFM) Recruitment 2019 For Site 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 positions of:
POSITION: Site Coordinator (SC)
CONTRACT DURATION – 1 year (renewable)
DUTY STATION: Health Facility
STATUS: Full time (40 hours per week)
LOCATION: Mangochi DHO
Reports to District Medical Coordinator (DMC) Supervises Health Diagnostic Assistants (HDAs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs), or Senior Site supervisor, if applicable
The Site Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development of excellence in clinical care and treatment and to ensure attainment of the 90-90-90 program goal at health facility (site) level. She/he will coordinate HDAs, CHWs and work collaboratively with the site HTS and ART service providers to develop and implement site level action plan. The site coordinator follows site level performance, provide timely feedback and ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly program targets are achieved. She/he works closely with health facility teams to strengthen systems for HTS, linkage, treatment, adherence and retention.
- Dynamic and data responsive plan to achieve targets at assigned health facility
- Weekly update to district team leadership on sites` progress to targets, gaps and challenges
- Whiten plan of strategies to access gaps (COI) at facility level
- Efficient and quality HIV Service delivery systems at assigned site.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure completion of activities based on work plan and report on progress
- Supervise HDAs and CHWs and provide timely feedback and corrective actions
- Proactively identify challenges in program implementation and develop solutions
- Ensure outreach activities are properly developed in advance
- Conduct CPD sessions on relevant topics after having received TOT
- Ensure all newly identified HIV infected patients are linked and started on treatment.
- Improve patient flow systems from service delivery to HTS and the rest of HIV cascade.
- Ensure high quality HIV/AIDS care is provided at the health facilities through the use of Continuous Quality Improvement (COI) initiatives
- Monitor program indicators against targets and use as an input in the development site action plans
- Maintain and foster good team communication and uphold professional standards as outlined in the HR manual.
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