Health Officer || Howard Mission Hospital

  • Bindura

Howard Mission Hospital

DUE : 02 NOV 2022

The Salvation Army-Howard Mission Hospital is a registered faith based organization providing clinical and social services to marginalized communities in Mashonaland Central of Zimbabwe. The organization is committed to improve the wellbeing of people through quality health care, child protection and household economic empowerment. A dedicated team of experts with a mix of unique talent help the organization in addressing the community’s connected challenges. Through its USAID/Perpfar funded OVC programme, the organization is currently seeking services of the following key personnel to ensure programme deliverables are met in Mazowe District:

Build capacity of volunteers and project staff on HIV treatment literacy, Age appropriate disclosure, adherence support and Opportunistic Infections treatment.
Oversee community level health activities that contribute towards HIV epidemic
control (HIV prevention, treatment, care and support).
Ensure beneficiaries enrolled in OVC activity receive age-appropriate, comprehensive and quality services both in community and facility level.
Facilitate access to services that promote Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) including Early Infant Diagnosis.

Ensure access to quality integrated Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
(MHPSS) to activity beneficiaries.
Train, supervise, mentor, and provide technical support to community cadres and health workers to provide quality services to OVC (children and adolescents) and youth living with HIV.
Linking and collaborating with Ministry of Health and Child Care and clinical partners for effective bi-directional referrals.
Ensure any violations or non-compliance to Howard Hospital Child protection and safeguarding policy are reported to the Safeguarding Focal Person.
Check data quality on submitted data by volunteers
Facilitate monthly volunteer feedback meetings

Degree/Diploma in a health-related clinical field e.g. Nursing. Public Health, Clinical practice or community health; Masters in Public Health an added advantage.
At least 4 years’ experience in providing HIV care and treatment services, particularly to key and priority populations; Experience of implementing USAID/Pepfar OVC programme is required.
Experience gained through serving within a clinical government/mission institution or NGO with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national level;

Experience working with OI/ART clinics is an added advantage
Sound knowledge of national and USAID/Perpfar HIV and AIDS guidelines is strongly required
Registered with the relevant professional council in Zimbabwe; Trained in HIV Management a must.
Knowledge and understanding of HIV Sensitive Case Management is strongly required
Certified LIVES trainer is desirable.
Experience in training and facilitation in community-based care settings
Must be willing and able to ride a motorbike
Demonstrated training and mentorship experience; Ability to lead team and inspire confidence; Should be flexible to work weekends and after hours and to be on call in emergencies; Experience in implementing and applying quality improvement approaches and providing training to service providers and stakeholders; Excellent writing skills and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must; Good analytical skills and ability to support community cadres; Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming.

Please submit an application letter, a CV not more than 3 pages, and three traceable references (including name, organization, phone number and email address) to with the position title on the subject line. The application deadline is 02 November 2022 close of business.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.