Program Officer, Clinical Services (3 posts) at The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI)

By | December 8, 2019

Program Officer, Clinical Services (3 posts)

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) is a non-governmental organisation that plays a pivotal role in complementing the Government of Tanzania’s efforts towards the attainment of its development goals. AGPAHI strives to provide quality and integrated HIV/AIDS health services to children and families. AGPAHI supports the provision of high-quality HIV and other health services and ensures that efforts are well-integrated into existing regional and district health systems.

AGPAHI is looking for a motivated, result driven, qualified and competent staff to fill the following positions.

Position: Program Officer, Clinical Services (3 posts)

Location: Mwanza, Shinyanga, Mara

Reporting to: Regional Program Coordinator

Purpose of post:

The Program Officer, Clinical Services will work as a key member of AGPAHI’s Technical team. He/ She will run day to day program implementation activities in AGPAHI supported regions. The PO, Clinical Services will work in close collaboration with other staff members to ensure timely implementation and reporting of activities for AGPAHI supported programs

Assists in co-ordination of Care and Treatment and PMTCT in the programs

Co-ordinate Care and treatment and RCH integrated activities at local partner sites
Assists in co-ordination training of health workers at project sites as deemed necessary
Conduct supportive supervision and technical assistance and share findings with other program staff, the ZPM and technical supervisor
Ensure and strengthen linkage between RCH integrated activities and Care and treatment
Support and monitor implementation of integrated programs including TB/HIV, early infant diagnosis (EID), and PITC according to national guidelines
To assistTCB, CL and LAB in the supervision of these programs
Provide technical inputs and assistance to health facilities and project staff

Visit health facilities and provide onsite technical assistance to health facilities and project staff including assisting at the clinic days, assisting sites in data collection and submit to direct supervisor.
Together with sub grantees, plan and oversee sub grantee site activities as stipulated in proposals (To systematically monitor the progress versus planned activities / targets.)
To systematically provide guidance for improvement and follow up whether or not issues have been solved, or advice has been followed.
Identifying site staff training needs, organize and facilitate trainings when required
Participate in development of proposals and work plans for PMTCT and C&T sub grantees
Supervising district mentors’ activities in assigned districts
Facilitate quality improvement of service delivery by sub-grantees

Apply Ql principles in regular supportive supervision through focusing on priority areas and utilizing Ql-based methods /tools for improvement
Analyzing and providing feedback on results to site staff, CHMT, PC-QI, immediate supervisor and where possible RHMT.
Assist health facilities in formulating, implementing and following up Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs), providing technical assistance regularly and when requested through regular supportive supervision, Ql meetings and other site visits.
Facilitate monitoring and evaluation of our sub grantees

To perform a systematic supervision of M&E systems and to make effective use of M&E data to monitor performance and to provide feedback.
Make use of CTC 2 and GLASER data base to monitor performance of sub grantee
Assist sites with quarterly preparation of C&T and RCH activities reports when necessary
Assist in the preparation and review, compilation and submission of RCH , C&T,TB/HIV, PITC reports to the M&E department
Facilitate communication with partners

Acts as the main contact person for sub-grantees to coordinate the communication between sub-grantee, Field office and other program staff
Provide feed- back to sub-grantee and other relevant stakeholders based on ISS, M&E and specific departments
Advocate for inclusion of PMTCT and C&T activities in the CCHP
Reflective practice and organizational learning

Document lessons learnt and provide inputs into the way forward/best practices for project implementation
Assist in the dissemination of lessons learnt and better practices from the program

Qualifications, Skills and ability

Bachelor Degree in Medicine
Experience in providing HIV care and treatment services.
Minimum of (3) three years of clinical experience required with 2 years working experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment
Excellent knowledge of national and World Health Organization and MOHSW guidelines on HIV care and treatment
Computer literacy is necessary and the applicant should be comfortable working with the basic Microsoft packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (not exceeding four pages) and names and contact information of three referees before close of business on Friday 13th December, 2019 to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative, by e-mail to recruitment@agpahi.or.tz

Please mention the title of the position in your email and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

AGPAHI is an equal opportunity employer, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.