15 September 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT TANZANIA HEALTH PROMOTION SUPPORT 2017

  dreamjobstz       15 September 2017



JOB OPENINGS AT TANZANIA HEALTH PROMOTION SUPPORT 2017

Plot 254, 3rd floor, Coco Plaza Building , Toure Drive, Masaki, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, East Africa P.O Box 32605 Dar es Salaam, Tel +255-22-2923107/+255 689 103 046 Fax+255 222923108.
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THPS is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organisation act No 24 0f 2002 as part of partnership framework implementation plan between the USG and the Government of Tanzania which calls for an uninterrupted transition of PEPFAR funded HIV
and AIDS programs into local entities. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare in Tanzania (MoHSW) and Regional Administration and local government (PMORALG) with a goal of ensuring accessible high quality health care services
to Tanzanian’s through establishment and strengthening of comprehensive family focused HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment services in Pwani region, Kigoma region and Zanzibar. This is a continuation of the PEPFAR funded broader US Government HIV/AIDS initiatives through Centres for Disease Control Tanzania (CDC) in Tanzania.

As CDC prime awardee; THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions in Pwani region.

POSITION TITLE: PMTCT Program Officer
REPORTS TO: Pwani Regional Manager
DUTY STATION: Dar es Salaam, Pwani Region

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:
PMTCT Program officer will oversee the implementation and monitoring of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and early infant diagnosis (EID) programs, and ensure that the program achieves its goals within the region. He/she will be responsible
for assuring that the PMTCT/EID program follows national protocols including smooth implementation of Option B+ for PMTCT and address retention of HIV pregnant and lactating mothers and ensure strong linkages with the HIV/AIDS care and treatment services
are established. Part of this job will have significant involvement in Pediatric HIV care services and also focus on improving health and early care of HIV positive mothers and their families. This position is part of a multidisciplinary, cohesive team and requires excellent communication skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Overall management of PMTCT/EID activities and program components within the region.
 Oversee different programmatic and administrative aspects of the program (capacity building, procurement & distribution, monitoring & evaluation).
 Establish and maintain a strong relationship with Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Regional and District Health entities and faith – based organizations responsible for implementing PMTCT/EID program.
 Collaborate with other THPS staff to jointly plan programs, ensuring close linkages between PMTCT/EID sites and Care and Treatment services within the region.
 With Council Health Management Teams (CHMTs) and Hospital Management Teams (HMTs), design and implement innovative strategies for improving the quality of PMTCT and EID services
 Assist in development of program procedures, systems and referral mechanisms.
 Participate in meetings with the Regional and District authorities on PMTCT/EID implementation
 Assist in the development of community linkages and support groups for HIV pregnant and lactating mothers and their families to ensure retention and a network of quality care.
 Work closely with THPS M&E team to ensure monthly reporting of PMTCT and EID indicators.
 Write regular program reports as required by the headquarters and donors.
 Travel to the sites to oversee program implementation (expected to travel to the field up to 75% of the time)
 Conduct supportive supervision and mentorship in other THPS supported program areas (HIV care and treatment, TB/HIV, HIV Testing and Counselling, Nutritional Assessment, Counselling and Support etc.)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
 Medical Doctor preferably with Masters in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree.
 At least three years working experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs including PMTCT/EID.
 At least two years working experience with regional and district-level health care system in Tanzania will be an added advantage.
 Strong supervisory and management skills
 Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
 Computer literacy.
 Good verbal and written communication skills (English and Swahili).

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should apply through THPS website (www.thps.or.tz) using vacancy link located under career opportunities, attaching their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by SEPTEMBER 22nd 2017 with a subject line for example: PMTCT PROGRAM OFFICER, PWANI REGION. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.


JOB OPENINGS AT TANZANIA HEALTH PROMOTION SUPPORT 2017

Plot 254, 3rd floor, Coco Plaza Building , Toure Drive, Masaki, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, East Africa P.O Box 32605 Dar es Salaam, Tel +255-22-2923107/+255 689 103 046 Fax+255 22 2923108.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR VACANCY.

THPS is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 as part of partnership framework implementation plan between the USG and the Government of Tanzania which calls for an uninterrupted transition of PEPFAR funded HIV and AIDS programs into local entities. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and Regional Administration and local government (PMORALG) with a goal of ensuring accessible high
quality health care services to Tanzania’s through establishment and strengthening of comprehensive family focused HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment services in Pwani region, Kigoma region and Zanzibar. This is a continuation of the PEPFAR funded broader US Government HIV/AIDS initiatives through Centre for Disease Control Tanzania (CDC) in Tanzania.

As CDC prime awardee; THPS is currently seeking committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following position.

POSITION TITLE: National EID Laboratory Mentor
REPORTS TO: Senior Technical Advisor – Laboratory Services
DUTY STATION: Ministry of Health Community Development Gender
Elderly and Children – Dar es Salaam

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION
To strengthen the national early infant diagnosis (EID) program in ensuring the laboratory support services for diagnosis of HIV among HIV exposed infants are well coordinated and implemented. To provide technical assistance in the implementation of high quality laboratory services to improve performance of the national EID program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 Work closely with Regional and District Laboratory Technologists to support and ensure availability of EID supplies; DBS test kits, supplies, registers and other relevant tools and documents
 Support establishment/strengthening sustainable EID services at regional and district levels and ensure availability of Dried Blood Spot (DBS) sample collection kits and proper sample transportation and return of test result system.
 Provide mentorship to health facility laboratory staff to ensure they perform HIV testing in accordance with National HIV testing algorithms and Quality Assurance requirements
 Establish/strengthening laboratory service for HIV positive pregnant women for disease staging and monitoring treatment efficacy, monitoring ARV toxicity and tests for standard of care (Hb, STI and opportunistic infections).
 Provide mentorship and TA as required to EID testing laboratory staff in the country.
 Work closely with and provide support to other central level programs and departments; MSD, NACP, PMTCT/RCH to ensure uninterrupted availability of essential supplies for EID services.
 Support strengthening linkage between RCH/PMTCT section and laboratory section at regional and district levels
 Participate in EID data collection, prepare and share technical reports to relevant stakeholders to inform EID program improvements needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
 Holder of a minimum of BSc in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized university
 At least three year experience of working in the laboratory area related to HIV/AIDS testing; diagnosis and monitoring and PMTCT/RCH services.
 Knowledge of national guidelines for prevention of Mother to Child Transmission is an added advantage.
 Ability to work in the field conditions with minimum supervision
 Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
 Basic computer skills with minimum of Microsoft word, power point and excel

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should apply through THPS website (www.thps.or.tz) using vacancy link located under career opportunities, attaching their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by SEPTEMBER 22nd 2017 with a subject line for
example: NATIONAL EID LABORATORY MENTOR. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.

Source: The Guardian 14 September, 2017

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