Adolescent And Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) / DREAMS Nurse

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Adolescent And Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) / DREAMS Nurse

  • Post Date:August 24, 2022
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  • Career Level Nurse
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Location: Gweru, Chipinge, Mutare, Makoni
Type Of Contract: Fixed Term Contract


The Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) project’s objective is to complement the government of Zimbabwe (GOZ)’s efforts towards epidemic control by targeting testing to efficiently identify PLHIV, ensuring all newly diagnosed PLHIV are immediately linked to treatment, and all PLHIV on treatment have ready access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), are retained on treatment, and remain virally suppressed. The program is being implemented in 9 districts in Midlands (Gweru, Kwekwe, Mberengwa and Gokwe South) and in Manicaland (Makoni, Mutare. Chipinge, Mutasa and Buhera).

Basic Function

Under the Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) program, the ASRH/ DREAMS Nurse will be focused on spearheading DREAMS/ASRH program. Reporting to the District HIV Care and Treatment Coordinator (DHCTC), s/he will be responsible for designing and supervising the implementation of all technical aspects of the DREAMS/ASRH program, operational support, and coordination/networking, in line with organizational and national guidelines and set targets. The successful candidates will provide the expected deliverables for DREAMS/ASRH implementation in the four ACCE districts stated above.

Job Description

The ASRH Nurse (DREAMS and ASRH) is expected to fulfill the following key performance indicators:

  • Working closely with the District HIV Care and Treatment Coordinator, design and coordinate implementation of DREAMS and ASRH program activities (for both facility and community);
  • Forge enduring relationships with MOHCC to ensure easy access to health facilities and a synergistic effort in implementing DREAMS and ASRH programs;
  • Ensures the adoption of national DREAMS and ASRH strategies into district level implementation plans;
  • Participate in strategic meetings and share program updates, progress on implementation plans and challenges that need the attention;
  • Provide technical support in adopting a data driven approach to resolving district level challenges affecting the DREAMS and ASRH program;
  • Work with the DHCTC to assist in conducting assessments (including SIMS) and supportive supervision of DREAMS and ASRH programs;
  • Support the District Coordinator in conducting skills audits and coordinating training of healthcare workers on DREAMS and ASRH programs;
  • Coordinate and participate in monthly meetings for USAID funded and non-USAID funded partners supporting the DREAMS response;
  • Coordinate and oversee the aggregation, verification, and reporting of all program daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly data into ZHI and USAID databases;
  • Submit timely, accurate and quality reports on all DREAMS/ASRH coordination activities performed;
  • Support the implementation of key DREAMS and ASRH activities;
  • Support the adoption, implementation and monitoring of DREAMS/ASRH strategies for HIV prevention (HIV testing and counseling, Post-violence care for survivors of gender-based violence, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP);
  • Support the implementation of appropriate systems that promote uptake of ASRH and DREAMS HIV prevention services;
  • Support health facilities to record DREAMS HIV prevention services correctly and completely in appropriate registers, checklists, and other source documents;
  • Support strategies to identify gaps and challenges impacting on DREAMS HIV prevention and promoting site level QI solutions and/or adoption of best practices;
  • Support facility–community integration in the implementation of all DREAMS HIV prevention activities (linkage and referral services);
  • Promote site level DREAMS HIV prevention data analysis (entry point yield analysis, cascade analysis) to improve quality of services and achievement of site targets;
  • Submit timely, accurate and quality reports on all prevention activities conducted.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Proficiency in English and relevant local language;
  • Knowledge of community health practices and general medical ethics;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently within a team;
  • Ability to analyze and report relevant activities;
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of the current HIV Prevention, Care and treatment practices in Zimbabwe;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the DREAMS program and its implementation in Zimbabwe;
  • Demonstrated ability in working with Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) and AGYW as a service provider;
  • Sound knowledge and experience with HIV prevention interventions such as PrEP, counselling, GBV and post violence care;
  • USAID LIVES training is an added advantage; Results oriented and able to meet project deliverables;
  • Computer literacy is a must.

Qualifications And Experience

  • General Nurse or equivalent;
  • Certificate in Rapid HIV Testing and Counselling is a must;
  • At least two years of managing HIV interventions at in the public health sector or NGO sector;
  • Registration with Nurses Council of Zimbabwe;
  • License to practice as a nurse in Zimbabwe;
  • Class 3 license or willingness to ride a motorbike is an added advantage;
  • Sound knowledge and experience in M&E is an added advantage.

Application Procedures

  • Step 1: click here to complete the job application form.
  • Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to: [email protected] clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.

Deadline: 25/08/2022