Senior Clinical Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed


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Post: Senior Clinical Specialist,
Stationed: Lilongwe, Malawi, with travel to project Districts
Supervisees: None
Reports to: Deputy Project Director

Institutional Background

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego has been working in Malawi since 1999 implementing a wide-range of interventions in maternal health, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Current projects include facility and community-based HIV testing services, and HIV prevention.

Position Summary

The Senior Clinical Specialist is responsible for ensuring that MACRO facilities supported by the Gateway Project are providing comprehensive and quality care across the clinical HIV care and treatment cascade, including provision of sexually transmitted infections (diagnosis and treatment); TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support; cervical cancer screening and treatment, and identification of opportunistic infections. The project aims to increase utilization of HTS and also ensure that persons living with HIV are linked to and retained in HIV care and treatment services in selected districts in Malawi to support the attainment of the 95-95-95 goals, in alignment with PEPFAR and Malawian Government priorities. She/He will work with clinical facility-based activities of the sub-grantee, MACRO, ensuring their performance is aligned with MOH policy, and globally recognized guidelines and evidence-based practice and that facility and MACRO staff address performance gaps to ensure that clinical services are those expected of a Centre of Excellence.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • Clinical background required (medical doctor or nursing)
  • Master’s degree in health related field
  • 7 to 8 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience in a clinical setting; of which at least four years should be the area of HIV including clinical care cascade,
  • ART, E-MTCT, early infant diagnosis, TB and STIs in Malawi;
  • Experience mentoring and coaching staff and providing technical leadership to others
  • Demonstrated current in-depth understanding of Malawi’s healthcare systems and solid experience of working in Malawi and understanding of the country context in particular within the HIV programming context;
  • Working knowledge of designing and implementing complex HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs, with evidence of progressively increasing responsibilities;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability working in PEPFAR funded projects and understanding of implementation with fidelity;
  • Ability to travel within Malawi;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, instilling confidence, and excellent interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Microsoft Office computer skills, proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Motivated, passionate, and hard working.

How to apply

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), and names and contact details of three (3) traceable referees to the e-mail address: not later than 15th July 2019. “Position title must be indicated as the subject” Jhpiego appreciates all candidates, Malawian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applicants who meet the required qualifications will be considered.

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