Position: The HIV Testing Services (HTS) Officer
Reports to: HTS Advisor
Location: Mbeya HQs
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
Roles and Responsibilities:
Provide technical support in the development of approaches and strategies for mobilizing partner organizations and communities for the establishment or strengthening of HTS strategies and activities;
Liaise and consult regularly with the HTS Advisor, relevant authorities, partner organizations, community leaders and beneficiaries in relation to the planning, design and implementation of HJFMRI/MHRP and partner HTS activities;
Support the development of integrated, innovative and gender sensitive interventions for the provision of comprehensive HTS services for key populations and priority populations and their sexual partners;
Provide technical support in implementation of new initiatives targeting men and Adolescent Girls and Young Women to increase identification, enrolment and retention into care and treatment services;
Build the capacity of the partner organizations to deliver high-quality HIV Testing Services;
Provide on-going support through coaching, supervision visits and mentoring to partner organizations and HJFMRI/MHRP staff in implementing HTS activities;
Document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches both within and outside of HJFMRI/MHRP;
Ensure quality implementation, achievement of results for activities within partner projects, and collaborate with other Outreach and other HJFMRI/MHRP program departments to ensure effective and coordinated teamwork;
Collaborate with partners to develop quality assurance (QA) mechanisms and ensures that QA mechanisms are in place and functional;
Work with HTS Advisor to develop annual work plans, budgets and reports for HTS activities; and ensure integration of project activities into wider HJFMRI/MHRP annual plans;
Travel within the Southern Highlands for the purpose of program management, continued service development, implementation and evaluation of service delivery;
Liaise with the M&E Department to ensure that Community HTS components are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting);
Develops and maintain good working relationships with partners, government Authorities within the Regions of coverage;
Providetechnical assistance to other HJFMRI programs and initiatives including CBHS, Prevention, GBV, Mwanaume Jitambue (MJ) initiative, DREAMS , Lab & other projects as needed;
Perform any other assignment or duties that may be required to support the general program
A degree in Medicine, Nursing, Counseling, Psychology, Social work, Sociology or other HIV and AIDS related discipline.
Postgraduate training in Public Health is an added advantage.
At least five years of progressive responsibilities in HIV program management and technical experience in clinic and community based settings, preferably in an outreach context;
At least five years of experience with HTS programs;
Demonstrable experience in developing health education materials a plus;
Knowledge of the current developments and best practices in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention, globally and in Tanzania
Ability to use standard software applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, etc.)
Good communication skills; ability to troubleshoot; ability to work independently and supervise others.
Must be diplomatic and culturally sensitive, with excellent communications skills.
50% travel required
Position: District Program Management Officer (04)
Report To: Regional Clinical Coordinator
Work Location: Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with CHMTs to coordinate program planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID), TB/HIV collaborative activities, as well as VMMC and CECAP activities at facility level and through outreach activities
Build the capacity of health care workers and facilities by performing regular supportive supervision, mentorship and technical assistance visits at HJFMRI supported Care and Treatment facilities in line with project objectives and MoHCDGEC guidelines and in cooperation with CHMTs and RHMTs
In collaboration with Regional Program Managers, Regional Clinical Coordinators, Outreach Program Officers and HJFMRI Medical and Outreach Advisors, develop and prepare action plans for gaps identified in the HIV/AIDS continuum of care during supportive supervision and oversee the implementation and follow up of said action plans
Collaborate with facility and community HBC focal persons, as well as with HJFMRI outreach partners, to strengthen linkages of clients into care and treatment, PMTCT and EID
Provide technical assistance on establishment and sustainability of facility QI teams
Effectively work with CHMTs and facility leads to agree on target distribution and ensure regular review of progress to targets and establish regular site level meetings for data review and service quality improvement.
Work with the M&E team to ensure availability of M&E tools and their correct use for data recording and reporting
In collaborations with Regional Program Manager assist districts in data collection and compilation, analysis and reporting to Government structures and HJFMRI in accordance with mandatory report requirements for both Government and HJFMRI
Liaise with district pharmacist, district lab personnel and HJFMRI SCM advisor to support supply chain management services and HIV commodity management that ensure uninterrupted availability of HIV commodities at all levels within the districts. Provide technical assistance in monitoring and timely forecasting and ordering process at district and health facility level, as well as distribution and usage of HIV commodities by district councils and health facilities
Monitor implementation of all activities in the partners’ approved work plans and budgets in the district.
Review partners’ technical reports (activity reports and narrative reports) pertaining to the district assigned.
Confirm the activities implemented by the respective district.
Perform other duties as required
Medical Degree is mandatory from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in Tanzania; postgraduate training in internal medicine or infectious diseases will be an added advantages.
2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment or research programs
Fluency in English and Kiswahili
Basic Competency with Computer Applications [Word, Excel, PowerPoint]
Willingness to spend 75% of working hours traveling and working in rural areas of Mbeya, Rukwa, Songwe and Katavi regions
Key personal competences:
Self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
Strong communication skills
Independent, yet still a team player
Proven ability for data analysis and program management
Dynamic, persuasive and convincing
Good interpersonal Skills
MODE OF APPLICATION: HOW TO APPLY
Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable Courier to the:
Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya
or transmitted by email to; [email protected]
Deadline for submission of the application is February 25, 2020.
NOTE: to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE, avoid delivering the application in person. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications.