Afya Women Group (AWG) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1995 in Mufindi district to implement programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC) Most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) by providing support and care. The organization’s strategic plan focuses on four thematic areas: Capacity development, Stakeholder involvement, Resource mobilization and Service delivery. AWG believes that the responsibility to care for PLWHA, OVCs and MVCs is a collaborative effort involving families, community, government and stakeholders.
AWG has been receiving USAID funding from PACT for a five year project since 2016 implementing USAID Kizazi Kipya Project which aims at providing support and care to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Mufindi district (Mufindi district council and Mafinga Town council).
AWG employs competent, dynamic and self-driven individuals with strong technical knowledge and skills in implementing donor funded projects while ensuring plans for project and organization sustainability. AWG is now seeking Tanzania nationals to fill below positions for the USAID Kizazi Kipya Project.
Position: Health and HIV Services Officer (1 Post)
Reporting to: Executive Director
Start date: 1st October, 2019
Duty Station: Mafinga
Responsibilities and Duties
Represent the Organization and coordinate with the Council Health Management
regarding HIV and health related activities.
Hold monthly coordination meetings with care &Treatment Centers (CTC) in
implementation areas to support shared confidentiality, facilitate case conferencing,
improve the bi-directional referral system, and ensure HIV positive beneficiaries receive
Support Early Childhood development (ECD) corner at targeted health facilities,
including regular monitoring and supportive supervision.
Support Community Case Workers (CCWs) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs
to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointment, enroll them into Kizazi Kimpya
Project and link them back to CTCs.
Support CCWs to conduct HIV risk assessment for OVC during case management; refer
and link at risk OVC to HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC).
Schedule quarterly sexual Reproductive Health Education outreaches to teen clubs and
organize HTC outreaches for adolescents with high risk behaviors.
Work with EGPAF to roll out a supplemental HIV curriculum to CCWs and ensure
CCWs provide appropriate support to HIV positive OVC and caregivers.
Support CCWs to strengthen the capacity of caregiver to support HIV positive OVC and
ensure CCWs refer HIV positive OVC and caregivers to PLHIV support group.
Ensure screening of caregivers for depression and link them to appropriate services.
Support the roll out of evidence based curriculum relating to HIV (e.g Stepping Stones,
Teens, Sexual Reproductive Health Education, Care for Child Development, etc.)
Support the establishment of a bi-directional referral system to monitor beneficiaries
through the HIV continuum of care as well aa service completion for other health
and social services.
Monitor implementation, bottlenecks, and performance metrics of the bi-directional
referral system; pro -actively offer solutions, conduct quality improvement activities, and
implement adjustments to improve referral outcomes.
Coordinate quarterly district level quality improvement meetings with relevant bidirectional referral system stakeholders; ensure action from the meeting are
implemented and the bi-directional referral system is improved.
Work with the M&E officer to ensure all bi-directional referral data are accurate and produced weekly; use data for decision- making.
Lead the development of a service directory for health, nutrition, and HIV services in implementation areas; update the directory at least once a year.
Support CCWs to conduct nutrition activities, including nutrition assessment, counseling,
and linkage to other nutrition service providers.
Provide continuous supportive supervision to CCWs to ensure provision of health – related services in and referrals and linkage to beneficiaries.
Submit timely updates to the Program Coordinator for inclusion in the quarterly, semiannual, and annual reports.
Document lessons learned and best practices for experiences sharing and replication.
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the project Coordinator.
Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree in community health, Guidance and counselling, Gender and development, or any other related field.
At least three years’ relevant work experience in a relevant field and with a reputable organization preferably in an NGO setting
Competence in Computer applications especially in Ms word, Ms excel, Power point, internet and other packages
Integrity and professionalism
Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbally
Proven report writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
A team player capable of working with multiple project partners and stakeholders
Good problem-solving skills
Good negotiation skills
Knowledge of child and PLWHA vulnerability and related issues
Demonstrate ability for ensuring projects and organization sustainability
Ability to interact well with all targeted beneficiaries, health care workers, and volunteers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, and to welcome all clients regardless of their background.