Community Linkage and Tracking Advisor at Amref Health Africa September, 2018 - Ajira Tanzania

Posted by | September 6, 2018 | Jobs In Tanzania

Position: Community Linkage and Tracking Advisor (1)


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Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is teaming up with University of Maryland in Baltimore (UMB) to complement each other’s extensive expertise to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade Project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. The Project which is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, branded as Afya Kamilifu Project will be implemented in Tanga region and Zanzibar Islands in collaboration and guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). With this Amref Health Africa Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for this Project:


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Position: Community Linkage and Tracking Advisor (1)

Location: Amref Country Office; Dar es Salaam with frequent travels to Tanga and Zanzibar

Reports to: Clinical Services Specialist

The focus of community linkage and tracking is to strengthen referral and linkage from testing services to enrollment, retention in care and adherence to ART in the first 12 months.

Duties:

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  • Responsible in strengthening linkage to HIV care through the use of the expert patients/peer navigators to physically escort newly diagnosed PLHIV to the CTC.
  • Strengthen bidirectional referrals from community HIV testing services and follow up of partners of index clients at the facility.
  • Strengthen Linkage and retention of clients in treatment including identification and operational­ization of community-based ART delivery models that are flexible and responsive to the needs of PLHIV (using CHW and stable clients).
  • Support adherence and improve community support groups to support PLHIVs adherence to ART and TB medication
  • Provide guidance on the linkage of PLHIV to the economic strengthening and life skills training
  • Responsible with the implementation of community programs specifically on the engagement of community health workers on tracing of defaulters to minimize the loss to follow up of pre-ART and ART clients through improving evidence linkages between health facilities and community.
  • Responsible with the achievement of agreed targets and outputs of HIV care and support at the communi­ty level
  • Collaborate with CHMTs to identify training needs for community health workers and organize basic and refresher training using currently recommended national curriculums
  • Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Qualification:

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  • Medical or social science background, with Masters in public health
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills.
  • At least 5 years of “hands-on experience” at a senior position in a community-based program in an NGO which is active in health development.
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and builder.
  • Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage.

These jobs offer a competitive salary and excellent work environ­ment. Interested individuals fulfilling the required criteria should email their application letter and CV combined as one document to  [email protected] including daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees by Wednesday, 19th September 2018. Applicants must clearly state the position being applied for in the subject line of the email.


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Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy. Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply

Amref Health Africa -Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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