Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of Tanzania and world at large. The priorities include HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH), Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children

(MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; as academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community- based and faith-based organizations and others.

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MDH (Sub recipient) in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting Limited (Prime) through USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone Program seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following vacancies which will require significant field work and travel up to 80% of the time.

HIV-CARE & TREATMENT ADVISOR: TWO (2) POSTS

Location: Wang’ing’ombe & Mafinga Offices

Reports To: Regional Technical Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and oversee planning, implementation and M&E of HIV services including HIV Testing and ART services under the USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone Program, in her/his respective council(s).
  2. Provide oversight and lead the implementation of key HIV program initiatives to address program, donor and national priorities – such as index HIV testing, focused PITC, linkage for ART initiation and Viral load suppression – in line with national guidelines
  3. Actively participate in and provide technical assistance (TA) to Regional & Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMT) and supported health facilities in planning and implementation of HIV programs and
  4. Conduct need assessment, on HIV services provision in her/his council(s) and organize efforts to address these needs -; including areas of capacity building and health system strengthening – in collaboration with the R/CHMT.
  5. Ensure timely collection and submission of HIV services data as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team.
  6. Lead efforts to robustly analyse and utilize HIV services data to inform plans, priorities and resource
  7. Lead efforts to identify gaps in HIV services provision, design and implement Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to address the gaps
  8. Organize and support routine meetings with key project stakeholders to share, monitor and evaluate project progress towards assigned targets.
  9. Prepare timely quarterly and annual narrative reports, best practices, lessons learned and other relevant documents on HIV services as assigned by line
  10. Support and advise the line manager on all HIV services issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the line

Required Experience, Education and professional qualifications

  1. Medical Doctor Degree.
  2. Master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added
  3. At least three (3) years of experience in managing public health programs/services.
  4. At least two (2) years’ experience in designing, implementation, and management of HIV-related programs.
  5. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and
  6. Ability to work under pressure and stringent

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees. MDH does not have any agents and does not charge any fees to the interested candidates.

Applications should be submitted by 22nd October, 2020, to the Director of Human Resource through this e-mail hr@mdh-tz.org

Kindly note that, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

LABORATORY SERVICES ADVISOR – ONE (1) POST 

Location: Songea Office

Reports To: Regional Technical Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and lead implementation of HIV Viral load (HVL) Services by providing technical support focusing on sample collection, packaging, transportation, testing, and result reporting;
    • Ensure implementation of demand creation strategies for improved coverage of HVL services
    • Oversee HVL testing laboratories, to ensure there is maintenance or improvement of the workflow for laboratory processes and improve
  • Strengthen Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Service by providing technical support focusing on sample collection, packaging, transportation, testing, and result
    • Support scaled up use and maximum utilization of available point of care (POC)/GeneXpert platforms in EID for improved turnaround time of test
  • Support TB Diagnosis Service by providing technical support focusing on sample collection, packaging, transportation, testing, and result reporting
    • Ensure maximum utilization of available GeneXpert for TB diagnosis
    • Strengthen integration of TB diagnostic samples transportation into the sample referral system
  • Collaborate with R/CHMTs and other stakeholders to expand and strengthen EQA services especially for HIV rapid test
  • Coordinate with R/CHMTs to strengthen the laboratory sample referral system, and work with Couriers to facilitate sample transportation from lower sites to facilities with testing capacity, and results back to respective sites
    • Ensure maximum utilization of electronic sample referral system for improved turnaround time of test results
     
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to improve quality of HIV testing, by supporting the national certification program for non-laboratory HIV testers and HIV testing points, through provision of technical assistance and mentorship to participating
  • Responsible for ensuring supported sites meet national standard for laboratory practice required to support all project activities, including assessing site needs, identifying areas for quality improvement and capacity building of laboratory personnel through training and mentorship
  • Support implementation of laboratory continuous quality improvement and quality management systems to ensure good quality clinical laboratory testing in USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone supported
  • Prepare timely quarterly and annual narrative reports, best practices, lessons learned and other relevant documents on laboratory services as assigned by line
  • Support and advise the line manager on all Laboratory services issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the line

Required Experience, Education and professional qualifications

  1. Degree in Laboratory Science or Biomedical Laboratory Sciences or its
  2. Master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added
  3. At least three (3) years’ experience in managing public health programs/
  4. Two (2) years’ technical expertise in Laboratory Services
  5. Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and
  6. Ability to work under pressure and stringent

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees. MDH does not have any agents and does not charge any fees to the interested candidates.

Applications should be submitted by 22nd October, 2020, to the Director of Human Resource through this e-mail hr@mdh-tz.org

Kindly note that, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.