The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is an ecumenical body established in 1992 by the Christian Council of Tanzania and the Tanzania Episcopal Conference, to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of social services (health and education) by the member churches in Tanzania. For 28 years, CSSC has been serving and coordinate a network of more than 900 church-owned health education facilities, including 105 large hospitals at Zonal, Regional and District/Council levels. In addition, CSSC coordinates a network of more than 1,000 church owned education facilities. Majority of these church health and education facilities are located in remote and rural areas where 70% of the Tanzanian population reside in those areas.
CSSC has been provisionally selected to be a Sub Recipient (SR) of the HIV/TB grant to be implemented by Amref Health Africa as a Principle Recipient (PR2) from January 2021 to December 2023. Depending on availability of funds, CSSC will implement Tuberculosis care and prevention interventions in Tanga, Ruvuma, Mara and Mbeya Regions. Priority populations in this module will include but not limited to all Key and Vulnerable populations (PLHIV, elderly, children, DM, Cancer patients, miners, mobile populations, prisoners, slum dwellers, out and inpatients at HFs).
Key intervention areas will include; engaging all care providers (TB care and prevention); Community TB care delivery; Key populations (TB care and prevention), children, miners and mining communities; Stigma and discrimination reduction (TB); Pluman rights; medical ethics and legal literacy.
In view of the above, CSSC is hereby seeking applications from highly qualified, well experienced, competent and motivated persons to fill-in the following vacant positions.
Title: TB Regional Project officers-4 Posts
Report to: Project Coordinator
Location: Mara, Mbeya, Ruvuma, Tanga
The TB program officer is primarily responsible for the overall Planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of TB interventions in the Global Fund supported Regions. These includes but not limited to, facilitate TB screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and continuity of care including data management. The incumbent will facilitate and monitor implementation of TB management activities, facilitate dissemination and adoption of TB guidelines and tools. S/he will also facilitate different trainings and oversee successful sample transportation system.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensure professional management of the project, including performance monitoring and reporting
- Maintains close liaison with the Regional TB and Leprosy Coordinators (RTLCs), DistrictTB and Leprosy Coordinators (DTLCs) and other stakeholders engaged in provision of TB services in the respective District Councils and Regions.
- Conduct regular field visits to the targeted project Regions and Councils as per the monitoring/quality assurance plan to ensure quality is maintained throughout the project implementation.
- Support orientation sessions among community TB service providers including ex-TB patients on a new comprehensive community TB guideline
- Support advocacy for integration of TB interventions in different Platforms such as religious, traditional and community.
- Represent CSSC in regional and district meetings, and in any ad hoc committee meetings regarding TB activities
- To facilitate training and sensitization meetings to CHWs, religious and community leaders and traditional healers
- Work with other partners and government counterparts at regional levels to ensure consistent, high quality TB service provision with a focus on TB screening and testing.
- Work with NTLP and other partners to strengthen a sputum transportation system from communities and other sites with no Gene Xpert machines
- Ensure project reports are prepared accurately and timely submitted to donor and other parties in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in the grant agreements
- Participate in the Health department and all other relevant meetings/forums and share TB/HIV plans and progress reports as required
- Perform other activities as assigned by the supervisor
- MD/Nursing/Other health-related degree from a recognized University is required
- MPH or Postgraduate training in Epidemiology, M&E/TB/HIV or TB infection control related field is an added advantage.
Experiences and Skills
- 3+ years of relevant experience is required, at least three of which should be in TB and TB infection control technical areas
- Hands-on experience in basic trainings in TB and TB infection control required
- Thorough understanding of theTanzanian Health system, its key stakeholders, and the policy environment (required).
- Excellent Coordination, analytical and problem solving skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation in English and Kiswahili.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively with culturally diverse partners.
- Competence in computer applications needed to execute position responsibilities -competency with Microsoft Office, internet and email systems.
- Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
- Willingness to frequent travel in rural areas.
Mode of Application
Interested candidates are to submit their motivation letter and copy of the latest CV in one document indicating their preferred work station. The subject line of your job application email should indicate the position that you are applying for; your CV must include the contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work-related traceable referees.
All correspondence MUST reach CSSC before 1600hrs December 7th 2020 and channeled through the following email address: [email protected]
- Any application sent later than the mentioned date and time will not be considered.
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; if you are not contacted within two weeks after the deadline of this advert, consider yourself unsuccessful.
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.