Program Officer – United Nations Jobs

  • Contract
  • Zimbabwe

United Nations

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

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Responsibilities

  •  Work with the CHAI country and global teams and other key partners to provide technical assistance in the development of a low-cost LIMS based data management and patient tracking tools, which are easy to implement and scale-up to reach women quickly outside health centers
  •  Set up mHealth technologies interventions that will use short-text message services as a solution for linkage to care in the cervical cancer prevention program in Zimbabwe
  •  Set up supporting structures at the laboratory and facility levels to enable efficient patient tracking noting when clients should return, scheduling appointments and communicating with the clients as well as key focal persons
  •  Develop effective and sustainable training programs, quality assurance programs and data management systems to support accelerated roll-out of new data management and patient tracking initiatives

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  •  Develop a system to flag records (e.g., a “ticker box”) and identify clients needing treatment or post-treatment follow-up, flag clients due for testing, schedule subsequent screening appointments (3- or 5-year intervals for HPV negative clients)
  •  Engage and train Community Health Care Workers to follow up non-responsive clients (who do not return / do not have a phone/do not have reliable phone service/network etc.) requiring onward linkage to care
  •  Identify opportunities as well as build relations/network with CHAI country and global teams, partners, and key stakeholder to expand the LIMS/SMS system to other disease areas
  •  Support other activities as directed by supervisors and management

Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Science, Economics, Mathematics, Business, or a related quantitative discipline
  •  Minimum 2 years’ work experience in consulting, research or related
  •  Strong analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
  •  Technical proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word

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  •  Able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
  •  Experience in composing high-quality briefs, proposals, technical reports, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is desirable
  •  Experience in conceiving, planning, and executing programs or projects with verifiable results and little external support

Advantages:

  •  Master’s degree
  •  Background in health-related field, laboratory science
  •  Exposure to health information management systems
  •  Previous experience with CHAI or another similar organization
  •  Experience working with governments and international partners in Zimbabwe
  •  Knowledge of cervical cancer

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To apply for this job please visit unjobs.org.

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