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Employment Vacancies in MBEYA, RUKWA, SINGWE and KATAVI at HJF Medical Research International, Inc

Position: The HIV Testing Services (HTS) Officer 
Job Summary
The HIV Testing Services (HTS) Officer will work closely with the HTS Advisor to serve as the primary technical expert and contact for HJFMRI/MHRP HTS interventions at the organizational and community level. S/he will facilitate the development, modification, and/or adaptation of appropriate HTS strategies, with the goal of improving community access to and use of services. The HTS Officer is expected to collaborate across technical areas to strengthen the continuum of response from HIV Testing to Care. S/he will work with community partners to ensure clients identified HIV positive are linked to care and treatment services. Under the leadership of HTS Advisor, S/he will build the capacity of local partner organizations and HJFMRI/MHRP staff to deliver high-quality HIV Testing Services in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.
Job Description
Reports to: HTS Advisor
Location: Mbeya HQs
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support in the development of approaches and strategies for mobilizing partner organizations and communities for the establishment or strengthening of HTS strategies and activities;
  • Liaise and consult regularly with the HTS Advisor, relevant authorities, partner organizations, community leaders and beneficiaries in relation to the planning, design and implementation of HJFMRI/MHRP and partner HTS activities;
  • Support the development of integrated, innovative and gender sensitive interventions for the provision of comprehensive HTS services for key populations and priority populations and their sexual partners;
  • Provide technical support in implementation of new initiatives targeting men and Adolescent Girls and Young Women to increase identification, enrolment and retention into care and treatment services;
  • Build the capacity of the partner organizations to deliver high-quality HIV Testing Services;
  • Provide on-going support through coaching, supervision visits and mentoring to partner organizations and HJFMRI/MHRP staff in implementing HTS activities;
  • Document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches both within and outside of HJFMRI/MHRP;
  • Ensure quality implementation, achievement of results for activities within partner projects, and collaborate with other Outreach and other HJFMRI/MHRP program departments to ensure effective and coordinated teamwork;
  • Collaborate with partners to develop quality assurance (QA) mechanisms and ensures that QA mechanisms are in place and functional;
  • Work with HTS Advisor to develop annual work plans, budgets and reports for HTS activities; and ensure integration of project activities into wider HJFMRI/MHRP annual plans;
  • Travel within the Southern Highlands for the purpose of program management, continued service development, implementation and evaluation of service delivery;
  • Liaise with the M&E Department to ensure that Community HTS components are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting);
  • Develops and maintain good working relationships with partners, government Authorities within the Regions of coverage;
  • Providetechnical assistance to other HJFMRI programs and initiatives including CBHS, Prevention, GBV, Mwanaume Jitambue (MJ) initiative, DREAMS , Lab & other projects as needed;
  • Perform any other assignment or duties that may be required to support the general program
  • A degree in Medicine, Nursing, Counseling, Psychology, Social work, Sociology or other HIV and AIDS related discipline.
  • Postgraduate training in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • At least five years of progressive responsibilities in HIV program management and technical experience in clinic and community based settings, preferably in an outreach context;
  • At least five years of experience with HTS programs;
  • Demonstrable experience in developing health education materials a plus;
  • Knowledge of the current developments and best practices in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention, globally and in Tanzania
  • Ability to use standard software applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, etc.)
  • Good communication skills; ability to troubleshoot; ability to work independently and supervise others.
  • Must be diplomatic and culturally sensitive, with excellent communications skills.
  • 50% travel required

Position: District Program Management Officer (04)
Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Regional Technical Coordinator, the District Program Management Officer will guide and monitor the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention; care and treatment activities supported through the HJFMRI/MHRP program and carried out in alignment with the current Tanzania MoHCDGEC guidelines in selected districts in Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi and Ruvuma regions of Tanzania. The District Program Management Officer will be stationed in the respective districts. The District Program Management Officer will take on responsibilities within the district in terms of providing regular supportive supervision and remediation plans for gaps identified at health facilities. S/he will assist in identifying and supporting capacity development of facility staff, as well as conducting basic M&E activities to monitor care and treatment programs.
Job Description Report To: Regional Clinical Coordinator
Work Location: Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with CHMTs to coordinate program planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID), TB/HIV collaborative activities, as well as VMMC and CECAP activities at facility level and through outreach activities
  • Build the capacity of health care workers and facilities by performing regular supportive supervision, mentorship and technical assistance visits at HJFMRI supported Care and Treatment facilities in line with project objectives and MoHCDGEC guidelines and in cooperation with CHMTs and RHMTs
  • In collaboration with Regional Program Managers, Regional Clinical Coordinators, Outreach Program Officers and HJFMRI Medical and Outreach Advisors, develop and prepare action plans for gaps identified in the HIV/AIDS continuum of care during supportive supervision and oversee the implementation and follow up of said action plans
  • Collaborate with facility and community HBC focal persons, as well as with HJFMRI outreach partners, to strengthen linkages of clients into care and treatment, PMTCT and EID
  • Provide technical assistance on establishment and sustainability of facility QI teams
  • Effectively work with CHMTs and facility leads to agree on target distribution and ensure regular review of progress to targets and establish regular site level meetings for data review and service quality improvement.
  • Work with the M&E team to ensure availability of M&E tools and their correct use for data recording and reporting
  • In collaborations with Regional Program Manager assist districts in data collection and compilation, analysis and reporting to Government structures and HJFMRI in accordance with mandatory report requirements for both Government and HJFMRI
  • Liaise with district pharmacist, district lab personnel and HJFMRI SCM advisor to support supply chain management services and HIV commodity management that ensure uninterrupted availability of HIV commodities at all levels within the districts. Provide technical assistance in monitoring and timely forecasting and ordering process at district and health facility level, as well as distribution and usage of HIV commodities by district councils and health facilities
  • Monitor implementation of all activities in the partners’ approved work plans and budgets in the district.
  • Review partners’ technical reports (activity reports and narrative reports) pertaining to the district assigned.
  • Confirm the activities implemented by the respective district.
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Medical Degree is mandatory from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in Tanzania; postgraduate training in internal medicine or infectious diseases will be an added advantages.
  • 2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment or research programs
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Basic Competency with Computer Applications [Word, Excel, PowerPoint]
  • Willingness to spend 75% of working hours traveling and working in rural areas of Mbeya, Rukwa, Songwe and Katavi regions

Key personal competences:
  • Self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Independent, yet still a team player
  • Proven ability for data analysis and program management
  • Dynamic, persuasive and convincing
  • Good interpersonal Skills

Position: HIV Care and Treatment Technical Advisor
Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide Technical support in the design; implementation and monitoring as HJFMRI scale-up Pediatric HIV and EID services in supported regions. She/he will provide technical support to the HJFMRI Pediatric HIV care and treatment officer based in Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi, Ruvuma and Mbeya regions. The program Advisor for Pediatric HIV care and treatment will be part of a team of experts whose areas of work will include: scaling up of PMTCT, PITC, TB/HIV and ART Services. He will represent HJFMRI in National technical meetings addressing pediatric HIV issues. The Pediatric Advisor’s position is based in Mbeya with frequent travels to Rukwa, Katavi, Ruvuma and Mbeya regions and limited travels to Dar es Salaam for support visits, and MoHCDGEC and USG Technical meetings. She/he directly report to the Medical Director.

Job Description
Reports to: Associate Director, Clinical Services
Location : Mbeya
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical advice to the Medical Director in the development of Pediatric HIV program design, work plans and implementation strategies necessary to achieve the set targets and service coverage to the Southern Highlands zone.
  • Provide technical support in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), treatment protocols, targeted continuous medical education (CME) packages and other relevant materials for improving and advancing Pediatric HIV services in the Southern Highland Zone.
  • Provide technical support to the regional HJFMRI program and field officers and regional teams in the planning, initiation and implementation of paediatric services including roll out of Option B+ in the context of early infant diagnosis of HIV and paediatric care and treatment.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation and a broad range of agency- funded Pediatric program activities , initiatives and studies required to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for aids Relief (PEPFAR) in the zone
  • Support HJFMRI regional teams in providing technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of regional and council health management teams for delivering quality pediatric care and treatment services.
  • Work with program and field officers in the region to design and implement innovative strategies for improving the quality of pediatric services in collaboration with the Regional & Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMTs) and Hospital Management Teams.
  • Provide support at the national level in development of tools, protocols and clinical guidelines as needed to improve delivery of Pediatric services
  • Regularly conduct supportive supervision, mentoring, and formal training to ensure delivery of quality pediatric HIV interventions.
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure Pediatric HIV data are well collected, compiled and timely reported.
  • Constantly review program performance data and develop new strategies to improve program performance.
  • Technically support and coordinate with pediatric officers to ensure pediatric activities are standardized and contribute to increased pediatric enrollments and retention in care and treatment.
  • Work as part of the multi-disciplinary technical team to provide technical guidance to the regional teams in planning program activities, ensuring close linkages between PMTCT, EID and pediatric services.
  • Work closely with MoHCDGEC and other partners to ensure the functionality of support services including availability of adequate stocks of supplies for PMTCT/EID and improve on turnaround time for HIV results of exposed infants.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time
  • Medical degree preferably with Masters in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree
  • Minimum five years’ experience working with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs.
  • Experience with Pediatric HIV programming
  • Clinical experience of pediatric HIV medicine
  • Strong supervisory and management skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team or independently
  • Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with multiple government agencies, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sector
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to write technical documents and give state-of-the-art presentations
  • Willingness to travel in Southern highlands up to 40% of the time
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English
HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply


Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable Courier to the:
Human Resources
Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya

or transmitted by email to;
Deadline for submission of the application is February 25, 2020.
NOTE: to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE, avoid delivering the application in person. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications.


Position: Controller
Reports to: Finance and Accounting Director
Location: Mbeya, Tanzania

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of financial accounting and reporting of the
program. The Controller will serve as the point person for accounting, auditing and reporting
functions. He/she is responsible for ensuring that the program complies with all applicable
financial policies and procedures, laws and regulations and donor reporting requirements.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the finance/accounting staff to ensure that appropriate financial standards, procedures, and finance reporting standards are adhered to, in accordance with, MHRP, HJFMRI and donor requirements.
  • Tracks open site-specific finance items and works to provide guidance, resolution, and/or progress reports to various stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that annual reporting schedules are developed, maintained and shared, financial analysis and reports are complete, accurate, and can be submitted prior to established deadlines.
  • Oversees the training, development and coaching of finance/accounting staff.
  • Implements accounting policies, procedures, rules and regulations; compiles and updatesapplicable local policies and trains program staff in all policies and procedures
  • Plans and monitors cash flow requirements and wire request in conjunction with the Program Manager (Finance) to ensure the smooth implementation of programs.
  • Plans and implements systems for financial operations in accordance with MHRP policies and procedures, including systems for accounting, cash flow management, budgeting, financial reporting, financial record keeping, grant management, partner monitoring and compliance.
  • Is responsible for the management of reports from all offices and provides monthly standard financial submissions to Finance Program Manager for review and recommendations,
  • Assist in preparation of annual fiscal year budgets with the Sr. Management team and develops and implements grant budgets and forecasting systems with the Acquisitions Manager.
  • Conducts financial reviews as required to ensure compliance with MHRP and donor requirements.
  • On a monthly basis, reviews reports provided by financial analyst to program budget holders regarding financial analysis of expenses and annual projection trends to determine present and future financial performance of the program, the individual projects, and provides feedback to the Senior Management, on monthly projections
  • Provides analysis and reporting on special projects, as required
  • Provides written reports to Financial Program Manager on income, expenditure and variation from the budget.
  • Responsible for the discovery, mitigation and documentation of financial risks.
  • Develops and maintains an excellent working relationship with MHRP, HJF/MRI and HJF finance and accounting departments and staff, as well as with other partner organizations, ensuring that the program is well received and presented professionally and positively
  • Respects confidentiality in discussing staff and partner organizational matters; also maintains confidentiality of the program, and its project, fiscal and personnel related information.
  • Work closely with the program support teams within the site and region to coordinate monthly closing and reporting to HJFMRI Headquarters.
  • Manage preparation, consolidation and distribution of timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements reflecting status of programs on grant-to-date basis in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IAS), International Financial
  • Reporting Standards (IFRS) and donor requirements.
  • Monitor integrity of accounting data and ensure compliance with organizational financial policies and procedures, in-country statutory requirements and donor regulations.
  • Provide appropriate guidance to support staff within the program, including allowable and non-allowable costs, project startup or closeout, preparation of wire requests, preparation of budgets and budget modifications.
  • Oversee and provide coordination of HJFMRI internal and external annual audits and provide auditors with accounting documents and explanations to audit queries, as requested.
Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proficiency in both English and local languages, preferred.
  • CPA-T and MBA required
  •  At Least 8-10 years of mid-senior level work experience, professional accounting firm experience is a plus, 3-4 years of supervisory experience a must
  • Prior PEPFAR, DOD, USAID, CDC or another large donor experience a plus
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  •  Strong analytical skills
  •  Exceptional written and verbal communication.
  • Accuracy in daily work and other projects
  • Demonstrates exceptional professional judgment
  • Ability to meet and communicated schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to function effectively both autonomously and on complex/sensitive issues and projects.
Computer skills
An individual should have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word; Excel, Access, Power
point and QuickBooks accounting software.
Work Environment: Office setting, frequent local travels.

HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
To be considered, applicants must send Cover letters and resumes by mail through
post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable courier to the Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 6396,
Mbeya or transmitted by email to:

Applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. “CVs should not include any reference to marital status, birth place, or tribal and/or religious affiliations. Any CVs containing this information will not be considered for employment.”

Hand delivery applications will not be accepted.

Deadline for submission of the application is February 19, 2020. Those who do not meet the
minimum requirements as detailed in the job description below will not be considered.

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