Tuesday, August 27, 2019

New Job Opportunities at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

  e-SBO       Tuesday, August 27, 2019
 
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit organization in Tanzania contributing to address public health priorities. MDH works with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; as well as academic and nonacademic institutions to address the problems of Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health and to undertake initiatives to advance public health research, education, and services for improving the lives of people.

In Dar es Salaam, MDH supports the Government of Tanzania through the Municipal councils of Ilala, Temeke, Kinondoni, Ubungo and Kigamboni in implementation of the program on HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment and monitoring of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).  In order to strengthen care and treatment of PLWHA in Dar es Salaam, MDH on behalf of Kinondoni and Temeke Municipal Councils seeks to employ two (2) DISTRICT RETENTION AND LINKAGE OFFICERS.
JOB TITTLE: District Retention and Linkage Officers.
WORK STATION: Dar es Salaam
REPORTS TO: Regional Retention and Community Linkage Officer
Job Summary
District Retention and Linkage Officer provide technical expert and support day to day implementation of retention and community linkage services in all supported health facilities within the Municipal. Furthermore, he/she will provide onsite hands on training to all health care providers at the MDH supported facilities on counseling, tracking and linkage services which include linkage of PLHIV from HIV testing point, adherence counseling, tracking and PHDP.
Requirements Education and Work Experience: 
  • Degree or Advanced Diploma in Medicine r or Nursing Officer
  • Two or more years of experience working in public health programs/services
  • At least 2 years’ experience in implementing quality improvement activities.
  • Experience in write reports and prepare planning
  •     Ability to conduct evaluation and surveys.
  • Excellent command of Swahili and English languages in both written and oral communications.
  • Experience in basic computer applications i.e. MS Word, Excel, power point and internet
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Experience working with CHMT will be an added advantage
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Support day to day implementation of effective tracking and retention services to ensure 95% of on ART clients adhere to ART and clinic schedule.
  2. Provide TA to clinical trackers and reduce by 95% of the quarterly net loss and document best practices
  3. Foster strong collaboration with community implementing partners and facilitate 95% of linkage to care for newly identified clients at community and facility setting
  4. Provide technical support to health care providers on ART adherence counseling and enhanced adherence counseling for PLHIV with High VL
  5. Support peer navigator/ CBHS plus to link all PLHIV diagnosed at community setting to care and foster proper documentation
  6. Mentor and provide TA to health providers to ensure successful referral and re engaged into care
  7. Support provision of PHDP services designed to help PLHIV to live positively eg condom use, FP, prevention of transmission, sexual reproductive health and rights, adherence to ARV
  8. Support health provider on early identification of missed appointment
  9. Ensure tracking of CTC/PMTCT/ TBHIV clients is done properly at the facilities
    • Follow up to ensure 95% of tracked missing clients who have promised to come have returned to care timely.
    • To improve retention rate of clients on care by 95%.
    • To ensure the facility has and use National follow up tools i.e.; Appointment & Tracking Register and CTC2 card
    • Mentor trackers/ peers/ CBHS providers to document well tracking tools i.e.; promise to come diary, Tracking Register, and CTC tracking form.
    • Mentor trackers/ peers/ CBHS providers on the use of National Appointment Register
    • Compile monthly/quarterly tracking reports of the whole district and send them to CHMT and MDH central office as required
    • Coordinate and facilitate retention and tracking monthly meetings, addressing challenges and strategies for improvement of tracking activities
  10. Support sites to understand target, align their strategies and activities to meet the set performance targets
  11. Work with trackers and data officers to ensure timely update of tracking outcome
  12. Work with CHMT to ensure quality monthly reports for tracking and retention in care 13. Perform any other duties as will be assigned by the supervisor
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit their application letters, CVs, Certified photocopies of certificates and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of two references.
Applications should be submitted by 09 September, 2019 to the SHRO, MDH-DSM Sub-grantee through e-mail darsub@mdh-tz.org or drop by hand at MDH HQ, Mikocheni near New Regency Park Hotel.
Please note; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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