Title: Manager- HIV Prevention/Biomedical Services
Program: USAID Boresha Afya Project –Southern Zone
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Senior Clinical Manager
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EngenderHealth is seeking expressions of interest from highly qualified candidates to fill in the Manager- HIV Prevention/Biomedical Services position based in Dar es Salaam.
USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone is a five-year project that aims to support the Government of Tanzania (GoT) in increasing access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, with a primary focus on HIV/AIDS, maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health, malaria and nutrition outcomes. USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone covers geographic areas with high disease burden in Tanzania, namely Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma.
The Manager HIV-Prevention/Biomedical services will provide technical oversight and direction for the biomedical interventions in the program. Required to work with Director of technical operations at central office and HIV prevention Advisors at the regional office to provide technical assistance on the provision of KVP-focused HIV prevention, HTC, C&T, PrEP, HIVST, family planning, STIs, GBV and TB screening.
The incumbent will also provide guidance, monitoring and technical assistance on biomedical services to the, MOHCDGEC, R/CHMTs, and to the sub awarded CSOs in UBA-SZ. He/she is required to provide technical and programmatic assistance that incorporates evidence-based best practices in the coordination, monitoring and assessment of the HIV biomedical prevention and treatment programming, and work closely with MOHCDGEC and other government and non-government agencies to implement culturally appropriate interventions, advocating for increased community based interventions. Required to promote and ensure proper integration of HIV, PrEP biomedical prevention activities with other activities particularly those related to reproductive health, family planning, GBV and tuberculosis.
• Lead the USAID Boresha Afya southern zone (UBA-SZ) Biomedical Prevention portfolio at the Country level in collaboration with staff, MOHCDGEC, implementing partners and other key stakeholders.
• Supervise and provide technical support to UBA-SZ HIV prevention Advisors, Clinical Services in all supported regions; planning and overseeing the implementation of biomedical-related technical assistance.
• Support the Director of technical operations at the central level in establishing and working closely with senior level counterparts at the MOHCDGEC,NACP, and treatment partners, and other government and non-governmental partners to advance HIV biomedical prevention for key and vulnerable population in the implementation regions
• Train and mentor healthcare providers, community counselors, R/CHMTs to address their attitude and belief towards KVPs, as well as improve the capacity of providers and R/CHMTs to deliver core and expanded packages of biomedical services
• Lead and monitor the operationalization of the National Guidelines for Comprehensive Package of HIV Interventions for KVPs in all supported region.
• Monitor the timely implementation of biomedical interventions
• Provide capacity building to CSOs to ensure proper planning and implementation of biomedical related activities in compliance with the UBA-SZ and MOH Biomedical Standard Operating Procedures
• Review the development of monthly route plans based on the mapping reports and the peer educators’ guidance to guide effective roll out of joint demand creation activities by CSOs and biomedical services filed team
• Conduct supervisory visits using the UBA-SZ and MOH, NACP supervisory tools and to KP Prev and PP prev to assess biomedical activities and their integration into the other services
• Ensure the roll out of the AGYW vulnerability index by the community workers at CBHTC+ and the peer educators/biomedical provider during supportive supervision.
• Facilitate/ Conduct consultative meetings with KVPs to address specific biomedical service delivery and program bottlenecks, improve promotion of family planning, PrEP, HIVST and HIV/ AIDS risk reduction methods among KVPs
• Monitor all supported regional implementation plans and progress to biomedical targets by the CSO
• Conduct supportive supervision to CSO sites and services delivery points at the field level
• Document experiences, prepare program and site visits reports, presentations, briefs and articles/success stories
• Represent UBA-SZ program in National PrEP,HIVST technical, policy, management and strategic working groups and other platforms
• Advocate for and ensure integration of HIV/AIDS activities with other related activities including maternal and child health, family planning, and tuberculosis
• Ensure the dissemination of national policy, standards and guidelines on KVP, PrEP, HIVST and HIV programming in all supported regional.
• Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
• Promote and support the dissemination of project best practices and lessons learned among the project team, key stakeholders NACP (R/CHMT ,PEPFAR partners and any other local KVP partner), local partners (CSOs), and cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners in the respective region
• Write, co-author and otherwise support the documentation of UBA-SZ program results in conferences and through peer-reviewed journals and publications
• Medical or Nursing degree required, with additional post-graduate training in public health desirable
• At least 8 years demonstrated experience working in one or more areas of biomedical HIV prevention including: HIV care and treatment (required), HIV Testing Services,PrEP,HIVST TB and TB/HIV, PMTCT, Community Based HIV Services and family planning programs
• Ability to travel approximately 70%
• Ability to work as a team member with consortium partners minimal supervision.
The position is subject to change based on procurement requirements and is contingent upon EngenderHealth being awarded the project and availability of funds.
Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit your details. Please include details of your salary requirements and salary history. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted.