Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017
Position Title: Technical Officer, Community Based HIV Services (CBHS) – 1 position (Tanzania Nationals Only)
Reports to: Technical Advisor, Community Based HIV Services (CBHS)
Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention regions
Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical assistance to the community-based HIV testing and counselling (CBHTC) portfolio of the FIKIA project in all regions (Mwanza, Kagera, Geita, Simiyu, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Tanga, Kigoma and Mara). S/he will work closely with the Technical Advisor – CBHS in Dar es Salaam to create innovative strategies to ensure achievement of UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals in the HIV cascade for targeted populations.
Specific responsibilities and duties:
Provide assistance with the planning, implementation and monitoring of the designed CBHTC program to achieve programmatic targets ensuring services follow National Guidelines and standards.
Assist with monitoring the uptake of HIV testing and treatment including test-and-treat strategies and identify gaps to improve uptake of diagnosis, treatment initiation and linkage to care among targeted populations.
Contribute to development and implementation of strategies to improve the provision of comprehensive community based services including opportunistic infection, TB, STI screening, family planning (FP) needs assessment and referrals.
Assist technical team to strategize and support regions implement innovative approaches to index testing.
Assist in regular monitoring regional supplies to ensure continuous availability and viability of commodities.
Assist the technical team in improving feedback on referrals from health facilities and overall strengthening continuum of care.
Assist the technical team to rollout new interventions and demonstration projects, such as Self Testing, maintain local and Columbia IRB approvals and ensure adherence of ethical standards and SOPs.
Assist the technical team manage and revise program SOPs, tools and job aids according to PEPFAR guidance, National Standards and program needs.
Contribute to the development of manuscripts, reports, abstracts and presentations to disseminate results of program evaluations and demonstration projects.
Work with technical team to coordinate and participate in supervision and monitoring visits to program sites.
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:
Required: Clinical Degree including MD, MBBS, or Bachelor of Nursing from a recognized academic institution. Preferred: Additional Masters level degree or higher in related discipline.
Required: Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a health setting in Tanzania. Preferred: experience in fields related to HIV, gender, sexual reproductive health, TB, orphans and vulnerable children, and/or community health.
Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills. Fluent in both Kiswahili and English.
Strong computer skills: MS Office.
Ability to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve
Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas.
Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centres
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
Must be a Tanzanian Citizen.
How to apply:
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and Job Location. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online. ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, women are encouraged to apply. Tanzanians living and working abroad in the diaspora are encouraged to apply.
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