Capacity Building and Mentorship Advisor at IntraHealth September, 2018

Posted by | September 10, 2018 | Jobs In Tanzania

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

IntraHealth International Tanzania Office is implementing a five-year project (2016 – 2021) named Tohara Plus Project for “Accelerating the Scale- up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HTV prevention for Maximum Public Health Impact in the United Republic of Tanzania, under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)”. This project is funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

IntraHealth International Tanzania office is soliciting applications from suitable candidates to fill in one (1) vacant position of Capacity Building and Mentorship Advisorfor IntraHealthToharaPlus Project. This positionwill be based in Mwanza region.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

SUMMARY OF ROLE


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The Capacity Building and Mentorship Advisorwill oversee capacity building of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) providers per National, PEPFAR and WHO standardsand create a peer-to-peer learning platform to reinforce quality of services.He/She will be responsibleto provide technicaloversight during implementation of the Tohara plus training,post training follow-up, mentorship and coaching plan in the supported districts to expand the pool of VMMC/EIMC providers that meet more than minimal competency requirements for provision of quality and safe VMMC/EIMC services. In addition, the Capacity building and mentorship Advisorwill play a leading role in designing and implementing the competency auditing of VMMC/EIMC providers to ensure that clients are receiving safe and quality VMMC/EIMC services. He/she will also be responsible to maintain an up-to- date VMMC/EIMC provider’s database for performance monitoring and reporting; and document best practices and lessons learned in implementing VMMC/EIMC capacity building and mentorship initiatives.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

  • Coordinate capacity building of regional, district and facility staff to ensure delivery of high quality and efficient VMMC and EIMC services. 
  • Coordinate and supervise competency-based auditing and performance reassessment to identify competent VMMC/EIMC providers and organized targeted intensive clinical mentorships and coaching on the identified gaps to ensure all providers have required knowledge and practical skills and adhere to WHO/PEPFAR and National guidelines and standards. 
  • Supervise preparation and implementation of the Tohara plus training plan to equip HCWs with knowledge and skills to provide quality VMMC/EIMC services. 
  • Coordinate joint integrated supportive supervision, post-training follow-up, clinical mentorship and coaching and using VMMC/EIMC trainers and a pool of proficient providers to ensure peer-to-peer learning and reinforce quality of care. 
  • Maintain and up-to-date VMMC/EIMC providersdatabase for performance monitoring and reporting, and document best practices and lessons learned m implementing VMMC/EIMC capacity building initiatives.
  • Ensure consistent availability of training manuals, guidelines, SOPs, simulation gadgets and Job Aid for smooth implementation of VMMC/EIMC trainings. 
  • Participate in the development and revision of the national YMMC/EIMC guideline and training curricula for use in all VMMC/EIMC trainings. Support incorporation of VMMC and EIMC training and mentorships activities into regional, comprehensive council health plans for sustainability purposes. 
  • Participate in preparing annual work plans, budgets, performance reports and quarterly reports related to capacity building and mentorship portfolio. Responsible for writing regional technical reports, success stories, technical briefs, abstracts for presentations, and updates on the on-going VMMC and EEMC capacity building and mentorship initiatives 

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REOl IRMENTS


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  • Bachelor degree in medicine, nursing or some other health-related field with clinical experience in Tanzania. Masters of public health will be an added advantage 
  • Minimum five years’ experience in providing technical leadership in capacity building activities, developing, and implementing HIV/AIDS programs, especially those related to HIV Testing and Counseling, Male Circumcision, quality assurance, treatment and care interventions required. 
  • Strong supervisory and planning skills and experience coordinating a variety of training and mentorships activities in a timely prioritized manner; 
  • Experience as trainer with a strong track record of implementing training strategies and programs. 
  • Experience of working with the National, regional and district health officials. Working with local government officials and government health facilities desired. 
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR funded programs would be an added advantage; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse stakeholders and to work independently while being a member of a team. 

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Other Requirements
Ability to work an irregular schedule on occasion with the ability to travel frequently and on short notice.
Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
Excellent oral and written English communications skills, Swahili fluency preferred;

Summary of Benefits:
IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers : http://www.intraliealth.org/section/careers

Application letter with detailed CV, indicating daytime telephone numbers, email address, names and contact information of two referees should be submitted to the following link Tanzania Job Opportunities and locating the job titled Capacity Building and Mentorship Advisor.


The closing date for receipt of applications is September 21, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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