Chief Clinical Mentor (Echo Technical Lead)

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Ministry Of Health Zambia (MoH)


The Ministry of Health (MoH) Cooperative Agreement supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims at supporting the strengthening of the Ministry’s capacity to provide leadership to the national HIV/AIDS response through coordination, policy development, mentorship and training. MoH seeks to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed to the under listed positions under this project.
Job Title:    Chief Clinical Mentor (Echo Technical Lead) (01)
Reports to: National HIV Treatment and Care Coordinator
Location:    University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Job Purpose

To strengthen the HIV/TB programme from National to facility level through effective clinical mentorship and utilization of the ECHO model.

Responsibilities/Principal Accountabilities

• Provide oversight for clinical mentorship activities, including technical supportive site supervision
• Lead engagement of new sites, especially in Northern Region of Zambia, in HIV/TB clinical mentorship activities
• Ensure timely and quality onboarding of HIV/TB mentors across the country
• Coordinate Ministry of Health partners supporting clinical mentorship activities
• Develop/adapted tools to facilitate HIV/TB clinical mentorships within facilities (GSM, SIMs, Service Quality Assessment tools)
• Review and update HIV/TB mentor activity monitoring tools
• Enhance current performance management systems for evaluating mentors
• Support the dissemination of updates for mentors in the HIV & TB prevention, treatment &Care protocols
• Support partners invested in the training of mentors towards achieving the National HIV/TB key priority areas
• Provide leadership for coordinated HIV/TB QI/QA trainings for the HIV/TB mentors to reduce disparities in the HIV/TB service delivery
• Work closely with the national pediatric mentor to ensure timely engagement of the HIV/TB mentors through training and orientation the key HIV/TB program indicators
• Work closely with the overall HIV treatment, care and prevention program
• Ensure the ECHO platform is responsive to the needs of all these HIV/TB areas
• Effectively showcase best practices in the HIV/TB sphere
• Ensure utilization of program data to drive programmatic priorities at all levels of service delivery
• Ensure all reports (including site visits) and assessments are submitted in timely manner to all key stakeholders
Sub-theme: ECHO

• Champion de-monopolization of HIV/TB knowledge through timely dissemination of evidence-based policies and guidelines on the national ECHO platform
• Ensure fidelity of the ECHO models across the ECHO clinics by providing timely feedback from prelaunch and at intervals in the implementation stage
• Lead the development and review of ECHO curricula across the various clinics under the National ECHO umbrella
• Leverage on QI processes and work closely with lead HIV/TB mentors to identify gaps through in ECHO implementation and ensure appropriate action
• Supervise other cadres that form the ECHO anatomy at hub and super hub level
• Undertake bidirectional engagement of various stakeholders and the Super hub at UTH to train staff and support the launch of ECHO sub-hubs, hubs and spokes
• Support capacity building for the ECHO model across the country
• Be a role model for facilitators by performing traditional ECHO lead roles:
o lead the General HIV/TB ECHO sessions
o Lead -ECHO sessions for mentors
o facilitates ECHO sessions at the hub
o Work closely with the ECHO coordinator to send reminders to Didactic presenters
o Review contents of didactic presentation
o Support content experts prepare for ECHO sessions
o conducts Literature reviews of the content
o To effectively prepare members of the ECHO anatomy for Meta-ECHO conference by developing and reviewing posters, abstracts and local ECHO innovations.

Additional responsibilities (10 hours per month)

• Actively engage in the Infectious Diseases Clinical and Training Program
• Provide clinical preceptorship and mentorship of ID trainees
• Work closely with the trainees to link the ECHO with the overall ID training activities
• Work closely with the ID program for scientific meetings, presentations and dissemination
• Perform any other duties/responsibilities necessary for the successful implementation and functioning of the ID program as may be specified by the Ministry of Health


• Full Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate with five (5) O’Levels including English, Mathematics and Science required.
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery or equivalent
• Registered with Health Professionals Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
• Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine is desirable

Experience and Skills

• Working knowledge of the Zambia Ministry of Health ECHO model
• A minimum 2 years post graduate clinical experience at senior registrar or consultant level
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office as a basic requirement) and ability to work with word, excel and power point)
• English language level sufficient to perform this role effectively

How to Apply

All interested persons meeting the above qualifications and experience should send their written applications to the undersigned with certified copies of their National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae with three references including their contact numbers.

Applicants are advised to clearly indicate the position they are applying for on the envelope or subject area in the case of electronic applications email to

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 18th January, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Permanent Secretary- (Technical Services)
Ministry of Health
Ndeke House
P.O. Box 30205

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