Technical Officer

FHI 360, Harare, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, IT and ICTProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th December, 2020

Job Description

Basic Function:

The Technical Officer- Integrated HIV Services provides technical support to the FHI360 ZHCT project to implement high quality integrated HIV services and activities across all project sites. It has a special focus on increasing access to care and treatment, retention of clients in care and treatment, and ensuring technical efficacy of all HIV strategies of the project.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support related to management of FHI 360 ZHCT HIV Care and Treatment Program towards epidemic control in implementation districts.
  • Supports provision of technical assistance to MOHCC in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation strategies of various components of the HIV/AIDS service delivery elements as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation and evaluation of integrated HIV/AIDS activities within the project.
  • Facilitates the translation of national HIV care and treatment guidance into implementation; Ensure compliance with technical, programmatic, contractual and financial requirements set by FHI 360 and its funders.
  • Ensure appropriate program monitoring and accurate financial and programmatic reporting to the FHI 360 Country Office.
  • Contribute to strengthening a standardized monitoring and evaluation system in support of the continuum of care for integrated HIV services at community level.
  • Undertakes regular frequent monitoring visits to project sites as necessary and ensures adherence to FHI 360 ZHCT project SOPS, MOHCC guidelines and USAID guidance.
  • Coordinates all capacity building and external quality assurance activities for FHI 360 staff at district levels; Lead/Review periodic reports (programmatic and financial) submitted by all ZHCT staff at the district level and produce consolidated reports for submission to the Provincial Medical Director (PMD).
  • Support in the development of contractual deliverables for programmatic reporting; Contributes to development of lessons learned from the project and other relevant projects that are related to community-based management of integrated HIV/AIDS services and apply these lessons to modify and improve the project.
  • Work closely with the FHI 360 Country Office Technical team to develop and monitor district annual work plans and budget.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Basic knowledge and experience in M& E.
  • Willing to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Willing to deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • USAID/PEPFAR program experience and added advantage
  • QI/QA experience of public health programs an added advantage

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MBChB  or equivalent.
  • Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience with international development programs which includes 2 years’ experience with HIV/AIDS program management and implementation or Provincial level working with NGO sectors.
  • Experience with facility HIV care and treatment programs in Zimbabwe is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of managing health programs in Zimbabwe at  district or provincial level an advantage
  • Valid registration with the relevant professional body; Familiarity with Zimbabwe health systems and NGOs is highly desirable.
  • Clean Class 4 drivers’ license.


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