Cluster Coordinator

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Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi Government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.

The Baylor-Tingathe program developed in 2008 initially responded to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi and has grown over the past 12 years to support the full cascade of HIV care and treatment services. The current CORE programming seeks to support the Malawi Government in achieving epidemic control, by providing client focused care to People Living with HIV from the time of diagnosis to linkage and full engagement in care. BCM-CFM’s CORE programming is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 6 districts in Malawi. BCM-CFM is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:

  Position: Cluster Coordinator
 Location: Gogo Nazombe Health Centre in Phalombe District
 Reports to: District Coordinator

Overall responsibility
The  Cluster Coordinator will be posted at the assigned health facility and responsible for ensuring delivery of high-quality clinical care in line with Ministry of Health guidelines and standards to clients with HIV, TB, and other associated illnesses in order to help the site meet the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets.  S/he will provide direct patient care for clients including screening, diagnosis and treatment of HIV, TB, and other illnesses, as well as clinical mentorship and support to other facility-based providers and will ensure delivery of high-quality client-centered services.

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Directly manage clients, including ordering and interpreting tests, examining and assessing clients, establishing client-centered care plans and reviewing complex cases with colleagues and supervisors for referral as needed
  • Provide clinical mentorship and education to facility-level clinical and lay staff, including CPDs and case reviews
  • Oversee timely collection of viral load and appropriate cascade management including transition to optimized regimens
  • Coordinate and manage pediatric treatment optimization, including coordination of “kids clubs”, LPV/r granules groups, and teen clubs
  • Support delivery of differentiated models of care, including regular facilitation and support of teen club services, outreach clinics, ICAC clinics, advanced HIV disease services, and other models as recommended
  • Manage and provide care in ICAC (intensified care ART) clinics, including provision of differentiated support for at-risk clients
  • Support supply chain management to ensure consistent access to adequate commodities
  • Ensure integration of TB/HIV services and oversee TB case management from screening through diagnosis and treatment
  • Provide facility-based systems support to ensure quality clinical care

  Qualifications, Experience, and Desired Skills

  • Minimum of Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery or Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution
  • Applicants with Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine or Pediatrics are at an added advantage
  • Certified 2 nd -line ART provider strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience providing direct clinical care to clients with HIV/AIDS
  • Experience with clinical mentorship preferred
  • Applicants in possession of a motorbike driver’s license with experience driving motorbikes strongly preferred
  • Excellent communicator
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft suite
  • Passionate about improving the health care system and health outcomes of PLHIV
  • Passionate about caring for children and youth
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule including early morning and weekend hours (for example, a Tuesday-Saturday work week)

Application process:

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:

For physical delivery:

Executive Director
Baylor College of Medicine-Children’s Foundation Malawi
Pink Building, off Presidential Way, in Golden Peacock Shopping Centre Complex
Area 13/92 City Centre
Lilongwe Malawi

EMAIL: [email protected]

Closing date for receiving applications is 24 th September, 2021. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.

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