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BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION MALAWI (BAYLOR-MALAWI) TINGATHE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM

BACKGROUND

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (Baylor-Malawi) is a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Government of Malawi in the health sector. Our mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families through high quality, high impact, ethical, state-of-the-art and comprehensive care and treatment interventions, including 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 and currently seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals. The Tingathe Program utilizes community health workers (CHWs), HIV Diagnostic Assistants (HDAs) and clinical mentors to improve HIV case finding and linkage to care, retention in HIV care and treatment, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), and HIV care and treatment services in Malawi.

Baylor-Malawi is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of;

POSITION : District Medical Coordinator, Tingathe Community Outreach Program

CONTRACT DURATION : 1 year (renewable)

POSITION TYPE : Full-time

LOCATION : Mangochi

START DATE : Negotiable Reports to : Medical Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The District Medical Coordinator (DMC) will provide in-depth clinical and data-driven guidance and mentorship to improve quality and performance of Tingathe programs in his/her assigned district. Through site visits, clinical support for mentorship teams, and M&E review, the DMC will work with district team members to ensure coordinated program implementation and progress toward program goals. Specifically, the DMC will support HIV case finding, linkage to and retention in HIV care, PMTCT/EID services, and quality of HIV care.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management
  • Lead district team in efforts to achieve program goals;
  • Contribute to the development of district program work plans
  • Coordinate to district (Ministry of Health) implementation plans
  • Oversee mentorship schedules of district mentorship teams
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication across district teams
  • Represent Baylor-Tingathe at meetings with partners and stakeholders as needed
  • Mentor and foster professional growth among staff members, especially clinical mentors, to develop clinical teaching, leadership and program management skills.
  • Collect facility level information and data to in response to donor and management requests
  • Synthesize programmatic information into presentations for use at CPDs, workshops, and staff level meetings.
  • Contribute topical and statistical information to quarterly reports.
Mentorship and Clinical Support
  • Support clinical mentors to ensure quality of comprehensive HIV care through field visits with clinical mentorship team and support of continuing medical education activities in the district.
  • Mentor team membe4rs to develop QI, data interpretation and M&E skills
  • Conduct ward rounds at Tingathe-supported sites with inpatient care in order to provide clinical mentorship and consultation.
QI and M&E
  • Work with mentorship team, HDAs, and CHWs on QI plan for priority facilities
  • Regularly review M&E data with team to understand program performance and help develop solutions to address challenges in meeting targets
  • Ensure ongoing communication between clinical and M&E teams to improve data collection and quality
This is summary of the primary responsibilities of the position, not an employment contract; it does not restrict the responsibilities that may be assigned. Baylor-Malawi may take revise this document at any time.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Applications are sought from experience, mission-driven candidates who meet the following profile:

  • Academic qualification:  Clinician, Medical Doctor preferred. Nurses with 4+ years clinical HIV and systems experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years with clinical HIV, pediatric care, program implementation, and M&E/quality improvement.
  • Strong presentation, work planning, and report writing skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in English (and Chichewa preferred.
  • Excellent manager and team player.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


Applications must include the following:

  • A motivation/cover letter that provides explanation and detail on how the applicant satisfies the required candidate profile;
  • A current Curriculum Vitae;
  • Names and contact information of two (2) traceable referees who are not relatives.


Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:

For physical delivery:

Tingathe Program Director
C/O Human Resource Officer
Accord House, 2nd Floor,
Lilongwe 3,
Malawi

+265-1-751-047

For email delivery: recruitment@tingathe.org

Closing date for receiving applications is on 1st November, 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.


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    02 Nov, 2019

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