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Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1, 500, 000 people in 43 countries. In Malawi, AHF is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen access to quality of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) treatment.

AHF Malawi is providing prevention, treatment and retention services in seventeen hard to reach health facilities in Dedza, Lilongwe, Ntcheu and Chikwawa District. In 2021, the program is extending its reach to four additional sites in Nsanje District. AHF Malawi wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions in order to achieve its objectives in the country. Regional Medical

Officer Position Title : Regional Medical Officer

Reports to : Medical Manager

Duty Station : Nsanje District Hospital

Overall Responsibility Directly oversee all medical and prevention activities within two AHF Malawi implementation districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa. The incumbent will ensure high quality services and maintain quality standard of care for all patients through direct patient care, staff mentorship, supervision and leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Clinical Responsibilities

  •  Provide direct medical care to children and adults living with HIV/AIDs, and is a referral point for other AHF staff and partners in managing complicated HIV cases and those with Advanced HIV diseases.
  •  Collaborate with MOH in managing the Rapid Assessment Unit; and stabilizes critically ill patients.
  •  Provide periodic comprehensive support supervision to AHF supported sites, focusing on quality improvement initiatives, adherence to national guidelines, policies and AHF standards
  •  Supervise and implements quality management activities and quality benchmarks monitoring. Facilitates quality assurance and quality improvement sessions.
  •  Strengthen and ensures that TB / HIV, HIV Prevention, ART, services are delivered in an integrated service delivery model.
  •  Guide and support implementation of differentiated service delivery that focuses on decongestion, and streamlined patient flow in all sites, especially high volume sites, and coordinate time in motion surveys to monitor performance Leadership and Management:
  •  The Regional Medical Officer oversees AHF medical operations in Nsanje and Chikwawa districts and supports the Medical Manager to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services in the region
  •  Provide technical support to prevention and treatment program leads in the region, and ensures effective continuity of services to treatment and care program through well-established processes of patient linkages and service integration
  •  Lead in development of annual work plans and setting of annual targets for AHF supported sites within his/her region, and support the team in achieving the same.
  •  Takes lead in strengthening AHF’s visibility and presence within the region. Attends key technical partners’ meetings and provides feedback to management through the Medical Manager
  •  Ensures that Continued Medical Education (CMEs) are conducted in all sites and participates in the facilitation of CME sessions.
  •  He / she participates in setting performance targets and staff appraisal, disciplining and addressing complaints of employees under his / her supervision.

Education and Experience

  •  Must be a Medical Doctor from a recognized institution and duly certified with Malawi Medical Council of Malawi.Additional qualification in health systems management or public health will be an added advantage
  •  Five years or more of recent experience with HIV/AIDS treatment; three years minimum of leadership, administration and program management experience with knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
  •  Experience in planning and budgeting is required
  •  Experience in quality management and assurance practices is desired
  •  Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint Other Skills & Abilities
  •  Willingness to relocate to Nsanje district
  •  Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
  •  Must be able to travel and invest 50% of his staff time in rural sites
  •  Ability to prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  •  Ability to develop proposals, write abstracts and understand basic research concepts.
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills. Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees
  •  Team conferences/ Meetings with the Bureau Team
  •  Leads regional general staff meetings as delegated by the Medical Manager
  •  Participates and actively contributes to AHF Malawi advocacy efforts and initiatives.

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit their CVs and cover letters to the following e-mail addresses: 
Kindly indicate the position and health facility that you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. Closing time and date for receiving applications is 12:00 noon on 6th April, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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