CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organization that specializes in sexual health, HIV and AIDS research in Zimbabwe. The organization is implementing a National Sex Work Programme behalf of collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the National AIDS Council with the aim of reducing HIV acquisition and transmission among female, male and transgender sex workers thereby reducing HIV transmission and acquisition to and from their clients. Low consistent condom use, risk of drug use and increasing transactional sex are some of the common reasons that put these key populations at risk of acquiring STI and HIV infection. Therefore, reaching these populations and increasing awareness and access to STI & HIV prevention, testing and treatment services are fundamental to reducing transmission of STI and HIV infections.
Duties And Responsibilities
To improve access to HIV/STI prevention and treatment services among key populations; To reduce barriers to care among sex workers within the public sector and expand service delivery for sex workers nationally
Scope of work
Under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator, and under direct supervision of the Clinic Manager, the Nurse Counsellor will be based in Chipinge and will be responsible for the following tasks: Performing routine physical examinations on all clients i.e. temp, B/P, pulse and routine vaginal examination on all women; Providing treatment and care for sexually transmitted infections and other reproductive health concerns according to National Guidelines; Performing rapid syphilis testing; Prescribing and dispensing of drugs; Performing Rapid HIV testing in accordance with the National HIV Testing Algorithm and providing pre and post-test counselling; Providing appropriate supportive counselling, referrals and follow up; Offering family planning and counselling services; Maintaining proper documentation of all clinical and laboratory procedures on all programme clients; Updating and maintaining of clinical records; Ordering drugs clinic sundries at clinic level; Compiling of weekly, monthly and quarterly statistics and clinic reports; Scheduling of mobile clinic visits; Performing other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator
Qualifications And Experience
Diploma /degree in General Nursing. Post basic training is an added advantage; Certificate in Rapid HIV testing; Forensic certificate; Experience with key populations
Good interpersonal communication skills and having high respect for confidentiality; Expected to work outside of normal office hours when required.
Certificate / diploma in counselling; Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications; Good knowledge on use of Microsoft word, excel and power point
Preference will be given to those having experience of working in Non-Governmental Organisations in HIV/AIDS related programmes.
How To Apply
If you are interested in the above position please email your CV and application cover letter to [email protected] Indicate the position and duty station you are applying for in the subject line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted