Employment Vacancies in Dodoma, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Singida, Tabora and Arusha at EGPAF - Tanzania

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Job title: Program Officer Adolescent and Youth Services
Reporting to: Senior Technical Advisor — Pediatric & Adolescent Services
Job grade: Grade 5
Location: Dodoma
Job Summary
The program Officer for Adolescent and Youth services will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of adolescent and youth friendly services. Adolescent services are targeted to be implemented at 100 sites but the number of sites will change from time to time depending on the availability of funds.The adolescent and Youth Program Officer will also contribute to the development of standard of care package for adolescent and youth living with HIV/AIDS. The Program Officer Adolescents and Youth Services will function as part of the team to provide technical leadership in facilitating adolescent and youth activities at the site and community in Dodoma and Singida Regions to ensure increased support that ensures smooth transition to adulthood with adherence to treatment services

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leading, planning and implementation of initiatives to respond to adolescent and youth challenges in the supported regions
  • Mentor, coach and support individual adolescents and youth on personal, social and educational growth and live and encouraging greater social inclusion; also support implementation of CECAP services in the project regions
  • Monitoring and implementation oversight by developing site level adolescents and youth services activity implementation plan with clear time line, responsible individual and output Documentation and Reporting program activities quaterly and annual report that inform actual implementation of the progress, challenges and propose a clear way forward
  • Representation and Other Duties willingness to work during the week days and occasionally weekends as some of adolescent and youth activities are conducted during weekends
Required Qualifications
  • Doctor of medicine (MD) with interest working with adolescent and youths
  • Bachelor degree in clinical medicine or equivalents with experience working in adolescent and youth projects
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Previous experience in working with government entities particularly LGAs with focus HIV /AIDS or adolescent and youth projects
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding on children, adolescents and youth friendly health services
  • Strong and analytical writing skills, reporting writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in coordination and working with other partners including local CBOs and NGOs
  • Experience in using different Microsoft applications and statistical analysis packages is an additional advantage
Job title: Quality Improvement Project Assistant
Job grade: Grade 3
Location: Kilimanjaro, Manyara and Singida.
Job Summary
The Quality Improvement Project Assistants, a member of the Quality Improvement team, supports and coordinates the implementation of high quality Ql initiatives for USAID Boresha Afya project following the EGPAF’s quality improvement plan and the national Ql framework. The Quality Improvement Project Assistants will provide on-going support to EGPAF-supported regions, districts and sites in the form of training, meeting facilitation, mentoring, and data verification and translation for reporting. The officer will also support project “optimization” initiatives, as part of EGPAF’s standard Program Optimization Approach priorities and work plan. The Quality Improvement Project Assistants will be located at Kilimanjaro, Manyara and Singida Regions under supervision of Project Ql Officers and Regional administration offices of Arusha and Dodoma office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • To process purchase requests to purchase orders using the Foundations prequalified vendors in accordance to the foundations procurement policy under the guidance of the P&L Manager and produce orders expedition summary reports on weekly basis.
  • To ensure that all office mails are delivered on timely fashion to specified destinations by user department and maintain effective communication, documentation and coordination with user department and the contracted courier company.
  • To prepare, coordinate and follow up of all VAT exemption/refund application forms at donor’s office and the government offices on timely manner and ensure proper filling of the granted exemptions is maintained in a sequential manner; and produce a weekly monthly report to FAC & P&L Manager
  • To ensure coordination with Administration department regarding maintenance/ repair of office vehicles and ensure the required documentation as per the foundation policy is properly maintained.
  • To ensure coordination of invoices management process to finance department by updating the invoice tracker, maintain and update its dispatch book and maintain the P&L copies in files sequentially.
  • Provide logistical facilitation to acquire training/workshop venues and other necessary training supplies.
  • Ensure payments of all training participants and fully accountability of the payments either done through M-Pesa or any other mechanism
  • Ensure correct participants’ per diem calculation, payment supported by copies of Identity cards and verification of recipients’ phone numbers.
  • To execute any other duties as may be assigned by his/ her supervisor Facilitate
Improvement of project priority areas
  • Support improvement of the 4 priority areas show case of the innovations to improve Pediatric identification, HVL Uptake and Viral suppression, Retention and TB Cases identification and treatment
  • Create conducive environment to improve the performance of the 4 priority areas
  • Promote Ql approaches and problem solving principles within site implementation addressing the 4 priority areas
  • Support site staff in their capacity to apply Ql principles in routine supportive supervision; carry out regular site performance measurements; analyze Ql data; provide Ql feedback to site staff, and attend Ql meetings at site level

Implementation of Ql

  • Be champion of the Quality improvement of the project implementation in the region located
  • Participate in initiation of Ql activities at health facilities, districts and regions
  • Provide implementation support to existing Ql interventions
  • Prepare and present routine Ql reports, and utilize Ql data through dashboards.
  • Provide ongoing and Ql teams coaching and mentoring at USAID Boresha Afya-supported sites, in collaboration with national Ql partners.
  • Collaborate with MOHCDGEC and other IP stakeholders in adapting/operationalizing national Ql tools.
  • In close collaboration with EGPAF central and field-based technical staff, participate in the collection, compilation and reporting all weekly, monthly and quarterly Ql data into standardized data systems.
  • Lead and report on identified best practices and lessons learned for documentation and sharing
  • Ensure presence of functional Ql team, is well known to facility staff and is actively addressing challenges facility facing
  • Ql Data collection, entry and interpretation
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of Ql teams and Ql projects, data verification of the reported Ql reports
  • Prepare and present routine Ql reports, and utilize Ql data through dashboards.
  • Submit daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, evidences and any information that would lead in improving health facilities and sharing at different level
  • Provide Technical support on the indicators followed and Ql initiatives to improve performances

Capacity Building
  • Participate in Ql orientation to all sites supported within the region
  • Facilitate Ql Learning sessions prepare requests and implement as per approved requests and document best practices for reporting and sharing
  • Review the tested changes to ensure that they are not against National Guidelines and patient’s rights
  • Attend and Provide technical support in Monthly meetings to ensure they appear, discuss the Ql performance and they are properly documented
  • Regular review and Provide TA on the Ql file availability, arrangement, updated and properly documented
Other
  • Provide support to EGPAF’s program optimization approach (POA) as activities are implemented at site levels.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree or advance diploma in Medicine, Nursing, Laboratory or related social Sciences from recognized institutions
  • Diploma candidates with justifiable supporting experiences in Quality improvement may be considered
  • Quality Improvement knowledge is an added advantage
  • A proven One year or more experience in HIV Care and treatment services
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must have Knowledge and skills in provision of services to people living with HIV, Pediatric, HIV Testing and TB

Attentive to details
  • Creative and ability in designing Quality improvement interventions
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision, under pressure and in a tight schedule
  • Computer literacy, comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Power point and Outlook)
  • Experience in data collection and management using electronic tools with capacity in interpreting and analyzing data
  • Fluent in both English and Swahili
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal Position Details

Job title: Re-advertisement -Technical Officer TB services
Job grade: Grade 5
Reporting to: Senior Manager TB services
Location: Tabora & Arusha
Roles Summary

The Technical officer TB service is a highly committed, self-motivated and result oriented individual. S/he will support council’s project coordinators and respective CHMTs to translate, coordinate and supervise implementation of EGPAF’s USAID Boresha Afya TB and TB/HIV technical area, towards effective and sustainable implementation. S/he will provide regional level technical assistance, mentorship and supervision of the EGPAF supported TB and TB collaborative activities, including designing and supporting implementation of innovative approaches to ensure high quality and integrated TB and TB/HIV collaborative activities across the supported councils, and facilities. S/he will assure an effective collaboration with various technical officers, regional project managers and Councils project coordinators, while providing guidance and technical assistance to RTLCs and DTLCs in line with the government of Tanzania (NTLP) guidelines. The Technical officer TB services will lead and advise the project office team including project managers and project coordinators on documentation and sharing of best practices in TB and TB/HIV collaborative activities in their respective regions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leading and coordinating TB and TB/HIV collaborative activities in the region and councils including planning, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting
  • Take a lead in TB case finding including TB screening, linkage to diagnosis and treatment
  • Supporting councils to implement quality MR D -TB services including decentralization of MDRTB services to lower level
  • Support councils to Strengthen TBHIV collaborative activities at council and site levels
  • Supporting councils in documentation and reporting of allTB andTBHIV indicators at council and site level
Required Qualifications
  • MD or BSC Nursing from recognized University, Master’s degree will be added advantage
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in program management and implementation of TB and TB/HIV programs in developing countries, including supervision and reporting
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge and experience in TB and TB/HIV program management
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative imagination in designing interventions using Quality Improvement principles

HOW TO APPLY
EGPAF is an equal opportunities employer and the position is open to all. Qualified candidates should submit a CV, cover letter and relevant certificates explaining how the experience detailed in the CV will contribute to the requirements of the position and references to EGPAF.
Submissions to be sent to:
Senior Human Resource Manager,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation,
P.O.BOX 1628,
395 Ursino Park, Mwai Kibaki Road, Morocco.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Or e-mail: recruitment.tanzania@pedaids.org
Closing date: March 6th 2020
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.