Job Description

Mzuzu Diocese Catholic Health Commission (MDCHC) is the Health arm of the Diocese of Mzuzu. It ensures that the health services that the Catholic Church provides in the Diocese are accessible to the rural masses and the quality of care being provided is in line with professional standards and in the footsteps of Jesus Christ the founder of the Healing Ministry.

MDCHC champions the following three major tasks, mandates, and operations:

  • Coordination of training of health personnel at its two health training colleges of St John of God College of Health Sciences; and St John’s Institute for Health;
  • Coordination of health services in its six health facilities of St John’s Hospital; St John of God House of Hospitality; Mzambazi Community Hospital; Katete Community Hospital; Nkhamenya Community Hospital, and St Patrick’s Health Centre.
  • Coordination of community health programs likes: (HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Early Childhood Development, Maternal, and Child Health, Water and Sanitation, School Health, Gender-Based Violence, pandemics, etc).

In its efforts of ensuring coordination of quality Community Health Programs, The Diocese of Mzuzu through the Health Commission, with funding from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) would like to recruit the following for the period of TEN MONTHS renewable subject to both performance and availability of funds:

PROJECT COORDINATOR – SUPPORT TO AT-RISK COMMUNITIES IN MZIMBA NORTH TO PREVENT, RAPIDLY DETECT AND EFFECTIVELY RESPOND TO COVID-19 PROJECT- 1 POSITION

Reporting To:  Diocesan Health Coordinator

Key responsibilities 

  • Mobilize and sensitize communities on key project strategies to ensure community participation and ownership of the project.
  • Strengthening supply chains for COVID-19 related material and essential equipment;
  • Provision of training to health workers on CCVID-19 related matters (information and materials):
  • Strengthening monitoring and disease surveillance systems including data collection tools for the project;
  • Improving access to WASH facilities to support the adaptation of COVID-19 hygiene
  • Compile project reports highlighting project impact against indicators.
  • Represent the Commission in community and District organized meetings relevant to the project.
  • Conduct any other programming responsibility delegated by the Diocesan Health Coordinator.

Expected Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Diploma in Nursing, Clinical Medicine or Public Health from Reliable Institutions.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience working in Program Management preferably in NGOs and non-profit-making organizations.
  • Excellent planning, organization, and time management skills.
  • Minimum 2 years of Clinical Experience for Nurses and Clinicians preferably well conversant with COV1D-19 Case management, Surveillance, and Laboratory management
  • Ability to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in the eight selected health facilities in Mzimba North
  • Flexibility and ability to work as a team in a multicultural context
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills in Microsoft (Microsoft word, excel, and PowerPoint) office.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Strong presentation and representation skills.

REMUNERATION
MDCHC will provide remuneration packages as per donor approved scale.

MODE OF APPLICATION
Applicants must preferably hand-deliver through a mailbox placed at the main gate at Jobidon’s House or send their application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) with three traceable referees and copies of certificates not later than WEDNESDAY, 2nd September 2020 to:

The Diocesan Health Coordinator,
Mzuzu Diocese Catholic Health Commission,
P. O. Box 1299,
MZUZU

IMPORTANT TO NOTES:
The project is for 10 MONTHS ONLY. The extension is not guaranteed. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.