The Zimbabwe Association of Church related Hospitals (ZACH) is in 4 districts (Umguza, Kwekwe, Chimanimani and Kwekwe) to facilitate the roll out of OSC model for providing comprehensive care to survivors of gender based violence through increasing survivor safety and perpetrator accountability by coordinating and linking core services, including immediate to long term health care, access to police and legal services, and culturally and age appropriate counselling services. The incumbent will facilitate access to justice for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) affected by Gender Based Violence (GBV), linkages GBV survivors to legal services, providing legal counselling to survivors of GBV, outlining legal procedures for the aggrieved survivors of GBV in simple terms and advocate for exemption of GBV survivors from court hearings.
- To make professional medical examination of survivors of GBV taking note of every detail and recording all findings accordingly;
- To observe keenly anything seen on the survivor; old scars, new cuts, abrasions, bruises, or anything that will prove there was trauma or a struggle;
- To collect, label and preserve any forensic, physical, or other evidence found on the victim that could be analysed and used during prosecution;
- To provide medical care such as – Pregnancy prevention, Emergency medical care, STD testing, Post Prophylaxis for HIV, Referral to other appropriate services such as counselling and legal;
- Production of high-quality reports and ensure that reports are submitted on time;
- Assist the M&E officer in compiling the necessary information;
- To perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Ability to produce results with minimum funding and supervision;
- Ability to move forward in a changing environment;
- Ability to foster integration and teamwork is an asset;
- Ability to communicate in a credible and effective way;
- Willingness to become activist for AGYW issues.
Qualifications, technical and behavioral competencies
- Nurse with more than 5 years’ experience in clinical practice;
- Training and experience in counselling in relation to HIV/AIDS;
- Valid registration with the Zimbabwe Nursing Council;
- Good knowledge in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care issues;
- Excellent problem-solving, decision-making; organizational and communication skills; with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding environment;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, flexibility, diplomacy, cross-cultural communication, willingness to listen, and respect for colleagues;
- Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently;
- Clear written and verbal communication skills, and close attention to detail;
- Fluent written and spoken English.
Interested candidates should send certified copies of academic and professional certificates, CV and a motivational letter in an envelope clearly marked with the position applied for to:
The Executive Director,
160 Baines Avenue,
Deadline: 4 December 2020