The Ministry of Health (MOH) seeks to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed to the under listed positions under the World Bank supported Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project. The position will be based in Kitwe, at the Occupational Health and Safety Institute.
The International Development Association (IDA) has provided funding towards the implementation of the Southern African Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Regional Project involving four Countries (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia). The overall objectives of the project are to: (i) improve coverage and quality of TB control and occupational lung disease services in targeted geographic areas of the participating countries; and (ii) strengthen regional capacity to manage the burden of TB and occupational diseases. The project supports efforts to address the regional dimension of the TB epidemic while strengthening critical dimensions in the health system. The project has three mutually reinforcing components which are: (i) Innovative Prevention, Detection and Treatment of TB; (ii) Regional Capacity for Disease Surveillance, and Diagnostics and Management of TB and Occupational Lung Diseases; (iii) Regional Learning and Innovation, and Project Management.
Each project country is tasked to create a Center of Excellence of which Zambia is creating a Center of Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety. In this regard Zambia intends to transform the Occupational Health and Safety Institute (OHSI) and its implementing partners namely the Mine Safety Department (MSD) and Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security into a Center of Excellence through implementation of various activities which include physical infrastructure rehabilitations, modernizing the equipment for both primary prevention and secondary surveillance and detection of Silicosis and TB, staff recruitment and development, creation of an integrated electronic data management system.