District Coordinator (Covid-Go)

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Description :

Location: Bulawayo, Beitbridge, Bulilima, Chitungwiza, Gwanda, Matobo, Mangwe, Insiza and Umzingwane

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Reporting to: Technical Lead Covid-Go

About OPHID


The Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) PVO 31/16 develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services in Zimbabwe, by providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment. OPHID works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in implementing these interventions. OPHID is looking for suitably qualified and motivated individuals to fill the following post:


Position summary


Reporting to the Technical Lead-COVID19, the District Coordinator (Covid Go) is responsible for all district level COVID-19 management, implementation, and monitoring activities in line with the COVID-Go program; The District Coordinator (Covid-Go) will support the implementation of the program in 2 districts, and link with respective District Health Executives and Site-level managers to support the acceleration of the MOHCC’s COVID-19 vaccine delivery program, as well as coordinating COVID-19 training (IPC, Case Management, Surveillance, Vaccination, Mental Health, and continuity of other essential services).


Key responsibilities


Coordinate implementation of COVID-Go program activities in two districts; Monitor and support the acceleration of COVID-19 vaccine administration; Form a liaison with MOHCC’s District Health Team and provide technical assistance District level COVID-19 Case Management review meetings; Support DHE to conduct COVID-19 related assessments and supportive supervision of COVID-19 programs; Organize trainings of health facility staff in COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), COVID-19 Case Management, Case Audits in liaison with the DHE; Organize training for community health workers in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), including Contact Tracing, in liaison with the DHE; With oversight from District and Provincial Manager, administer COVID-Go program resources within the supported districts; Work with OPHID SIE teams and DHIOs on provision of M&E tools for reporting COVID-19 Vaccination activities including vaccine cards to record client vaccinations in supported districts; Support MoHCC at the district level in COVID-19 vaccine commodity management to ensure availability of vaccines for planned integrated outreach activities; Work with DHE to strengthen COVID contact tracing and telehealth support for clients in self-isolation; Coordinate, working with other partners, to link clients and health care workers affected by COVID to mental health and psychosocial support.


Person specification


Diploma / Degree in Nursing, Diploma / Degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Health Promotion, or equivalent qualification; Current registration with relevant professional bodies (e.g Nurses Council of Zimbabwe, Environmental Health Professions Council); Post-basic qualification in community health, project management, health services administration or similar will be an added advantage; At least 3 years experience working in Emergency preparedness and response; An understanding of the MOHCC structures and pillars in COVID19 response and other epidemic-prone diseases is essential; Proficiency in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project Planning, Outlook), and online collaboration technologies.



To apply

To apply

Step 1: Complete online application form here

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Step 2: Submit your cv and application letter via email to: [email protected] 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 based on race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.

OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age. OPHID does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, technical test, oral interviews, processing, training, or any other fees).

While OPHID may from time to time engage external consultants for the facilitation of the recruitment process, only OPHID has the right to offer employment to candidates. No third parties have been authorised to offer employment on behalf of OPHID.


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