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Program Officer - Job Opportunity at Jhpiego September, 2018 - Ajira Tanzania

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Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 45 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego, implementing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit a Program Officer for Sauti Project.

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Program Officer [one position based in Shinyanga]

Position Overview:

The Program Officer is responsible for ensuring the integration of DREAMS Initiative interventions within the Sauti Program’s regional combination HIV prevention activities, including providing close oversight of CSOs implementing DREAMS interventions in the regions. S/he works closely with Regional Program Manager, BCC Program Officer, Gender Program Officer and Social Economic Empowerment Officer to ensure the alignment of DREAMS activities and interventions across the project.

S/he directly supports the Senior Technical Advisor, Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health (DREAMS) in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of community-based prevention interventions with AGYW focusing on social and structural change approaches to HIV prevention in Tanzania; addressing gender roles and cultural norms, behavior change with multiple concurrent partners, and rights-based programming.

Required qualifications

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Bachelor Degree in public health, cultural anthropology, sociology, social work, program management or related degree program, [higher degree preferred]
At least 5 years of experience implementing HIV programs with significant emphasis on adolescent girls and young women; with increasing levels of leadership and management expertise.
At least 3 years of experience managing technical and program staff.
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Fluent in English and Kiswahili.
Ability to travel domestically up to 20%.
Expertise in family planning programming desirable.
Expertise in behavior change communication, economic strengthening interventions desirable.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with academic qualifications and relevant experience. The application email should have a subject line reading – Application for Program Officer based in Shinyanga, so that we do not miss your application.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.

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Caution to the applicants: 

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There have been some bogus adverts online that require candidates to apply through some email addresses of public domains e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. Kindly note: HRTZ@jhpiego.org is the address to use all the time. Please ignore any of those adverts. We also do not charge any application fee nor entertain any meetings or telephone calls. If shortlisted, you will get an official call from our office and receive required steps.

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