PO – Prevention (1 Position) at Ministry of Health (Wizara ya afya) through Global Fund Grants September 2018

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Employment Opportunity

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) through Global Fund Grants is looking for enthusiastic, creative and energetic individuals to fill the following vacant positions:-

Job Tittle: PO – Prevention (1 Position)
Location: Dodoma
Reporting To: Head -Prevention Unit (PU)    
Duties and Responsibilities:

The Officer will coordinate HIV Testing Services at the NACP by bringing new innovations to achieve new Global targets of 90-90-90 by 2020. The status of Tanzania in achieving these targets were reflected in the 2016/2017, Tanzania HIV Impact Survey results. The report shows that, identification of HIV in the country is low that, only 52% of people with HIV in Tanzania reported knowing their HIV status. Therefore, the officer will be responsible for:

  1. Provide leadership in focused HIV Testing services in the country, that trickles down to each testing point and overseeing all the HIV Testing Services initiatives that are being implemented in the country
  2. Ensure that sustainable, High quality and client focused HTS are being implemented across all the regions
  3. Lead the process for amending the 2008 HIV Act, to allow access to HIV services.
Provide Technical support to each Individual partner who wants to implement new innovations that allow access to HIV testing services in the country.  
  1. Review of HTS Implementing Partners reports and develop Programme quarterly reports for HTS in each quarter
  2. Ensure that all important tools for HIV testing services are up to date and available in each of the testing point
  3. Coordinate the processes of developing Guidelines, tools and training package for HTS.
  4. Lead the review of the National HTS guidelines and training packages for HTS and ensure they are disseminated widely.
  5. Coordinate the undertaking of addressing Human Resource needs for HTS by including other Non-health related cadres in the HTS.
  6. The fact that there are inadequate Human Resources as far as the Health sector is concerned, the officer in consultation with other stakeholders will design and coordinate the Implementation of task-shifting policy by allowing other cadres under the same Ministry of Health,
  7. Support HIV Testing Services by including community healthcare workers and social workers in provision of HTS. Therefore, series of activities will be implemented during deploying these Non- Health HTS providers, include those with scheme of services and those without.  
  8. Development of training package & Job Aides, scheme of their deployment for the CHW who will support HTS;
  9. Hold meetings with different directorates for mapping up their availability;  Working with other sections of MOH e.g Health Education Unit of MOH, to develop the same for the Community Health Workers, Supervision and their certification and licensing as a HTS provider and (plan for their supportive supervision)  
  10. Provide technical guidance and coordinate systematic scale up of Index client testing and social network testing as new a strategy which has been very successful in identification of HIV in some facilities.
  11. Coordinate Technical Partners who are implementing HIV Testing Services whenever they want to discuss innovations that they would like to implement in accordance to HSHSP.
  12. Accompany External TAs who visits the country for study visits once they would like to visit the facilities.
  13. Participate extensively in National proposal writing for resources mobilization for scaling up HIV services in the country.
  14. Participate in the development of the Strategic plan for HIV/AIDS.
  15. Represent NACP in other HTS related Technical working e.g NGOs or Private organizations within and outside the country.
  16. Primary responsibility for preparation of grant deliverables pertaining to grant implementation as agreed with the GF
  17. Guide and steer the development of costed national strategies to guide investments
  18. Provide guidance and stewardship on implementation of programs
  19. Responsible for implementation of activities under the MoHCDGEC while ensuring delivery of quality services and assurance thereof
  20. Tracking performance of grant s and grant results, including preparation of PU/PUDR
  21. Availability of and assurance of data to support decisions, including undertaking periodic national DQR

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Based on monitoring of grant implementation, initiate and provide rationale for reprogramming based on need and the principle of investing to attain impact
  • Monitors investments to assess progress towards impact and outcome
  • Facilitate and support periodic external program reviews to assess progress on national strategic goals and targets
Experience and Qualifications:
  1. Medical Doctor (MD) or a relevant health related degree
  2. Three to five years working experience in HIV testing services
  3. Have a Master in Public Health  
  4. Have Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy and facilitation skills  
  5. Sensitivity to cultural differences & understanding of the political & ethical issues surrounding HIV Testing Services
  6. Computer skills including, Microsoft Word and Excel
  7. Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili  
  8. Strong communication skills Age limit: 50 years                      
Terms of Employment: 2.3 year Contract (Renewable based on Performance and availability of funds)

Details on How to Apply:

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please send your cover letter describing why you are the right candidate for the position, a curriculum vitae/resume detailing your experience, relevant copy of certificates and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and all interview costs will be borne by the applicants. Successfully candidates should be ready to relocate to Dodoma. To find out more about these positions kindly visit www.moh.go.tz

Note: All applications should be sent on or before 12th September, 2018 to:-  

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Permanent Secretary, 
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, 
University of Dodoma, 
Faculty of Social Science in Community Development, 
Building No 11, P.O Box 743, 
40478 DODOMA.