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District Project Assistant – UNICEF REACH for EMTCT

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  • Post Date: May 3, 2020
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Job Overview

Reporting to Provincial Program Manager

Overall responsibility

The Project Assistant reports to the Provincial Program Manager and receives technical input, mentoring and oversight from the UNICEF REACH for EMTCT Project Coordinator, and works closely with the OPHID FACE-HIV district team.  The Project Assistant is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the project within his/her districts. He/she supports the development, testing and implementation of evidence-based risk-screening tools and maternal motivation packages to identify and support adolescents and young pregnant and breast-feeding mothers and their partners in routine antenatal and post-natal settings in Zimbabwe.

Main responsibilities

Support DHE to coordinate implementation and integration of risk screening tools for use in facility and community into district PMTCT program

  • Forge enduring relationships with the District Health Executives (DHE) to ensure easy access to health facilities and a synergistic effort in developing and implementing tools and motivational packages for elimination of MTCT
  • Assist the DHEs in adopting national PMTCT strategies and guidelines into district level implementation plans
  • Participate in strategic DHE meetings and share project updates, progress on implementation plans and challenges that need the DHE’s attention
  • Work with the DHEs on gaining endorsement of HCWs of risk screening tools production and distribution to
  • Rural Healthcare Centres
  • Sensitize and mentor HCWs and VHWs on learning phase implementation of risk screening tools, documentation and roll out in designated districts
  • Coordinate and oversee the aggregation, verification and reporting of all project weekly, monthly and quarterly data into OPHID and UNICEF databases

Manage district project resources for the organization

  • Support the project team in preparing the district monthly budget and liquidations in consultation with provincial team and the FACE-HIV team
  • Oversee the use of organizational resources in line with OPHID’s policies, the grant agreement, and in compliance with the UNICEF rules and regulations as applicable
  • Submit monthly projections and monitor expenditure against budget, explaining any variations thereof
  • Submit timely requests and acquittals for resources in line with financial management policies and other relevant SOPs to support project implementation
  • Oversee the timely submission of all administrative documents and reports (vehicle logbooks, asset verification checklists, petty cash certificates etc.) in line with relevant SOPs

Assist in the development of motivation packages for mothers to attend and uptake ANC and PNC services

  • Facilitate mobilization, sensitization and collaboration with community stakeholders on the project
  • Organize and conduct Focus Group Discussions with healthcare workers and community stakeholders to co-create motivational packages
  • Sensitize and mentor HCWs and VHWs on learning phase implementation of motivational packages, documentation and roll out in designated districts
  • Support health facilities to correctly and completely record PMTCT of HIV services in appropriate care booklets, registers, checklists and other source documents
  • Provide technical support to the HCWs in adopting a data driven approach to resolving district level challenges affecting the PMTCT program
  • Submit timely, accurate and quality reports on all district project activities for eMTCT project activities

Support the roll out of REACH EMTCT risk-screening and motivation packages district wide to designated districts

  • Work with the DHEs to adopt, implement and monitor roll out of screening and motivational packages district wide
  • Facilitate mobilization, sensitization and collaboration with community stakeholders on the project
  • Support all HCWs and VHWs in all the sites in the districts on implementation of risk screening tools and motivational packages and monitor risk screening and  demand generation and quality service uptake
  • Support health facilities to correctly and completely record HIV prevention and treatment services in appropriate registers, checklists and other source documents for ANC and PNC HIV services
  • Submit timely, accurate and quality reports on all district project activities for eMTCT project activities


  • Diploma/Degree or relevant Nursing qualification, RGN
  • Registration with Zimbabwe Nursing Council as a Registered General Nurse
  • At least 3 years’ experience providing HIV Care services at district level within MOHCC or in a supporting partner environment
  • Familiar with M&E tools for HIV management
  • Ability to communicate in local languages, Shona and Ndebele
  • Previous research experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral English
  • Good knowledge of MOHCC registers, data and indicators relating to HIV and nutrition and experience in M&E and data collection and analysis
  • Ability to manage resources and own budget
  • Willingness to travel throughout the assigned districts
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


  • Ability to work in a team and form productive, supportive and professional relationships with all colleagues
  • Organized self-starter, proactive and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Honest, conscientious and reliable

Application Procedure

Step 1: Click here and Complete the Application Form.

Step 2: Submit your cv and application letter via email to : recruitments@ophid.co.zw clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.


During the application process, OPHID will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment to be made for any application to be considered. Canvassing for or by any candidate will lead to disqualification.

Due Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Job Detail
  • QualificationDiploma
  • Experience3-5 Years
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