About Gerrard Maumbi
The University of Zambia
I enrolled for my degree program in 2015 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration with Psychology from the University of Zambia in 2019. Between the year 2016-2018, I obtained Certificate qualifications as follows: 2016-Certificate in Basic Information and Communication Technology Skills (Introduction to computer, File management, Microsoft Word 2013, Power, Excel, Point 2013 and Internet and Emails) from the University of Zambia. 2017-Certificate in Data Management and Analysis using Statistical Product and Service Solution (SPSS) from the University of Zambia. 2018-Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) from the University of Zambia. 2018-Certificate in Psychosocial Counselling from the University of Zambia.
St. Peter Canisius Secondary School
For my secondary education I was at St. Peter Canisius Secondary School in Monze District of Southern Province. I did my grade eight (8) up to twelve (12).
Chivuna Basic School
This is a school situated in Mazabuka District of Southern Province. I did my first (1) up to my seventh (7) grade before enrolling at St. Peter Canisius Secondary School.
2020 - Present
The Zambian Youth Platform
COMMUNITY CHAMPION (FACILITATOR)
I am a Community Champion in the Adolescent Sexual Reproduction Health Service Access Project (ASSAP) that is aimed at creating demand and awareness/ education of sexual reproductive health and access services for Adolescents and Young Adults in Choma District of Southern Province. I submit reports for the work done per month as well as monthly work plans. I conduct community outreaches to educate adolescents and young adults pertaining to STIs, family planning, Reproductive Health rights, Substance abuse among others.
2020 - 2020
Choma General Hospital
HIV VIRAL LOAD CHAMPION/PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELOR
Before joining Zambian Youth Platform (ZYP), I worked as a Volunteer at Choma General Hospital ART Department. This was for a period of 6 months. During my time at Choma General Hospital, I was involved in the following duties: HIV Client record filing, HIV index testing, HIV Client follow-ups, HIV client enrolment, Care (viral load) and retention (events) services, daily updates of registers for HIV services, electronic Health Record System (Smart Care), DHIS, linkage and reporting of HIV case identification (HTS),
2020 - 2020
World Vision International and Care International
Between 2018-2020, I was engaged in research as a Research Assistant by World Vision International. I conducted a research with World Vision for for 3 years, in 2018, 2019 and 2020. This is an annual research that World Vision International conducts to evaluate the impact of their projects it is running in various parts of Zambia. This project pertains to education (ZRead), , Water, Agriculture, Sanitation, Heath (WASH) and then COVID-19 research in 2019.
In the year 2020 in October after World Vision research, I conducted a research with Care International in a project called scaling up nutrition intervention (SUNI).
2018 - 2019
Choma District Health Office
ASSISTANT HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
I did a Voluntary intern with Choma District Health Office as an Assistant Human Resource Officer. This was the period when I closed for the next semester at the University of Zambia. As one who likes learning to improve my skills, knowledge and wanting to have the required experience, I applied at the District Health Office to and I was assigned the following duties:
Supports human resources processes by scheduling appointments, conducting orientation, maintaining records and information, and signing of Annual Performance Appraisal System (APAS Forms).
2019 - 2019
Kalingalinga Clinic (Lusaka)
Whilst a student at the University of Zambia, I spared my free time to offer my voluntary service of Psychosocial Counselling. During this time, I was assigned the following duties:
HIV Client record filing, HIV index testing, HIV Client follow-ups, HIV client enrolment, Care (viral load) and retention (events) services, daily updates of registers for HIV services, electronic Health Record System (Smart Care), DHIS, linkage and reporting of HIV case identification (HTS)
2014 - 2015
Mmabbana Community Outreach (Choma)
After my secondary school education, I continued with my community work with Mmabbana Community Outreach Organization in Choma District as a Facilitator. The organization aimed at improving the welfare of children through education and sports. I was involved in conducting drama and sporting activities.
Honors & awards
BEST SCHOOL PREFECT OF THE YEAR
Due to my hardwork, I was awarded as Best prefect of the year 2013 by my former secondary school, St. Peter Canisius.
HIV VIRAL LOAD CHAMPION
Choma General Hospital awarded me as HIV Viral Load Champion among all the Psychosocial Counselor in Choma District because of my commitment and zeal in the fight against HIV/AIDS.