Drop-in Centre Manager (Clinician/Nurse)

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Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication is a registered local NGO that specialises in social and behaviour change communication and delivery of specialised HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for key and priority populations in Malawi. We aim to empower all Malawians to choose and sustain healthy behaviours through evidence-based health and development communication, community mobilization, advocacy and delivery of stigma free health care services.

Pakachere wishes to recruit highly competent, proactive and self-driven individual to fill the following vacancy that is available:

Project
Local Endeavours for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment (LEAP)

Position:
Drop-in Centre Manager (Clinician/Nurse)

Required Number:
One

Place of Work
Lilongwe

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the District Coordinator, the Drop-in Centre Manager (DIC Manager) will be responsible for providing clinical services to Key populations in a specific Drop-in Centre as per the national guidelines. S/he will deliver HIV related services ranging from HTS, STI screening and treatment, cervical cancer screening, Risk Reduction Counselling, ART and follow up on those that are on treatment to ensure treatment adherence. S/he will work closely with nearest health facilities.

Specifically s/he will:

  • Ensure effective day to day operation of the Drop-in Centre;
  • Maintain a clean and well-arranged centre and create a friendly and accessible environment for key populations;
  • Assess clients who come for services appropriately and establish health care needs, diagnose and treat common health conditions under his/her jurisdiction according to Ministry of Health and Medical and Nurses Council’s polices and provide referral services where necessary;
  • Follow up on all referrals mace and ensure that clients received the services and data correctly captured for clients accessing HTS, STI treatment, antiretroviral treatment and adherence to treatment; Build a sound working relationship with health care workers from nearby health facilities, project Peer Educators and Peer Navigators;
  • Provide risk assessment and risk reduction counselling and facilitate health education sessions for clients who come to access services
  • Where necessary, support outreach clinics offering a range of HIV services in identified hot spots;
  • Ensure good quality clinic data and adequate commodities consumption records, calculate consumption and make requisitions on time to avoid stock-outs;
  • Develop and implement worksite plans for the Crop-in Centre and deliver performance indicators across the assigned area as per the program work plan;
  • Collect client data and store appropriately to ensure that confidentiality is maintained and be directly responsible for ensuring that all the required national reporting tools are correctly filled and submitted on time to the District Coordinator and OHO or the designated district office;
  • Document lessons learnt and challenges to inform program decisions;
  • Submit timely reports to the M&E Officer and District Coordinator:

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Hold a Diploma or a Degree in Registered Nursing/ midwife/clinical medicine from a recognized nursing training institution and in possession of a registration certificate issued oy the Nursing Council of Malawi.
  • At least three (3) years’ clinical experience
  • At least two years’ experience working with key population.
  • Good oral and written communication skills (English and Chichewa)
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word. Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision.

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should submit their applications, including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with three traceable referees clearly marked with the position being applied for to [email protected] and addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager
Pakachere IHDC
Delamare House
P.O Box 30248
Blantyre 3

Please do not attach any certificates when submitting. Closing date for receiving applications is 26th October 2021 and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Pakachere IHDC is an equal opportunities employer; therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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