Employment Vacancies at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

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Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and Presidents Office –

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Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG) and Ministry of Health in Zanzibar with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through strengthening of health systems for quality health services. THPS is currently implementing projects in comprehensive  HIV/AIDS  Prevention,  Care,  Support  and Treatment among general populations in Pwani and Kigoma regions; key and vulnerable populations across 25 district councils across 13 mainland Tanzania regions, Tuberculosis and Family Planning Activity in Kigoma, Rukwa, Songwe and Katavi regions, and Health laboratory services strengthening in all mainland regions and Zanzibar. Additionally, THPS implements research and evaluations across health programs to generate evidence that informs public health interventions.

THPS has been awarded a five years USAID Cooperative Agreement number 72062120CA00005 – USAID Police and Prison Activity, aimed at ensuring Health status of Tanzanians are improved through provision of appropriate interventions and sustainable delivery of health services to Police and Prison staffs, their families, and surrounding communities. The Activity will be implemented across 26 regions of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below.

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Title: Data Officers (DO) (17 Positions)

Reports to Medical Officer In charge (MOI)

Position Location: Health Facilities in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar

Overall Job Summary:

To implement high-standard paper-based and electronic-based health facility record keeping systems for patient record management of CTC in support of the MHA and Ministry of Health’s National and AIDS Control Program.

Roles and responsibilities:

In the CTC:

  • Primarily responsible for transcription of patient information, family information, visits, and laboratory results and other findings into the HTS, CTC2, Pharmacy module and ETL database. Liaise with facility DOT nurses to ensure entry and completeness of TB services data in TB registers, ETL
  • Review relevant clinic records and perform paper-based data quality checks on CTC 2 cards and HIV and TB
  • Compile weekly, Monthly, quarterly and cohort reports summarizing program progress of the CTC, HTS and
  • Provide data entry support to CHMTs into the DHIS2 including conducting data reviews and validations at facility and district level as required
  • At computerized sites, conduct perform data quality assurance checks for the electronic data and data completeness for paper based sites
  • Ensure all the patients records are correctly stored and monitored according to the NACP guidelines on storage of confidential client information and continuous back up of the CTC2 database files after visit or
  • To enter twenty patients or two hundred visits per day for computerized Facility
  • Feedback to CTC staff of the patient appointments, documenting any patients with missed appointments, those lost to follow-up and updating clinic staff on final status of patients
  • Collaborate with community and health facility levels staffs for tracking both HIV and TB clients, producing list of Missed Appointment and LTFU and updating the database accordingly when patients return to care
  • Offer all the necessary support and assistance on data requests at facility or district level to assist the P&P staff in all data-related requests and reporting
  • Participate in internal Data Quality Assessment with R/CHMT;
  • Prepare a list of patients who are eligible for HVL on weekly basis from the CTC2 database, share with CTC in charge ensure all HVL sample collected and results received are documented and entered into CTC2 cards and CTC2 database on timely manner;
  • Ensure that all TPT records (start and completion) are timely documented into CTC2 cards, registers and database
  • Other duties as assigned by Medical Officer Incharge or Zonal Strategic information officer

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Qualification, Experience and Skills required:

  • Form six level Candidates with a nursing, counseling, and/or records keeping background.
  • Diploma in Health Medical record
  • Familiarity with the health system and hospital medical
  • Computer knowledge in Word, Excel, and MS Access
  • Capable of independently implementing the duties described above. Fluent in Kiswahili and English

Job Title: Zonal Strategic Information Officers (4 Positions)

Reports to: Zonal Technical Coordinator

Position Location: Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza and Kilimanjaro

Overall Job Summary:

Zonal Strategic Information Officer (ZSIO) will provide technical support in implementing high-standard paper-based and electronic -based health facility record keeping systems for HIV and TB related services. ZSIO will also provide technical support on patient record on HIV testing services (HTS), HIV care and treatment, PMTCT services, TB services, and Pharmacy in USAID Police and prisons supported Health facilities within the zone. He/she will provide technical support in data management for public health evaluations as needed, and work with zonal technical to document HIV and TB clients’ retention and treatment outcome. S/he will triangulate, review accuracy and consistency of data across different data sources.

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Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead in maintaining and updating zonal databases for HTS module, HIV care and treatment, Pharmacy module, PMTCT, TB and HIV, EID and other databases as assigned
  • Provide technical support to DOT nurses and facility staffs on TB services data recording and reporting including TB registers, ETL data base, and DHIS2
  • Cross check documentation of all HIV and TB registers, including HIV index testing services cascade, PMTCT_EID testing final outcome and update registers accordingly for PEPFAR reporting
  • Assist to provide technical assistance in data management to health care workers in supported facilities in collaboration with HQ SI staff
  • Oversee implementation and evaluation of monitoring tools and data management in HIV and TB
  • Perform data triangulation to ensure accuracy and consistency of CTC2 cards, CTC2 Database; HIV viral load (HVL) TB 03 register, and ETL database to identify errors and under-reporting, and correct them accordingly. Ensure that DQA for HIV and TB services is carried out quarterly according to DQA SOP’s and that recommendations following the site DQA visit are implemented
  • Ensure compliance to policies for data quality assurance and reporting requirements for HIV and TB services
  • Train and supervise health facility Data Officers to ensure timely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queries and routine progress reports
  • Collaborate with other team members to prepare weekly monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on supported HIV and TB program areas
  • Develop and respond to queries related to data analysis of HIV and TB program areas
  • Supervise Data Officers in all supported USAID Police and Prisons health facilities within the
  • To perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or certified training in Computer Science, IT/HMIS, data management or a related Advanced skills in computer programming and analytical software an advantage
  • A background in nursing, health science or a related discipline are an advantage
  • 3+ years relevant experience with MS Access application development and use, data analyses with standard software packages and implementing protocols for data quality assurance.
  • Strong supervisory and management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluent in English & Kiswahili
  • Experience working with NGO’s and/or donor-funded programs
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Job Title: Zonal Coordinators (4 positions)

Reports to: Technical Manager

Position Location: Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza and Kilimanjaro

Job Summary:

The Zonal Project Coordinator is responsible for provision of leadership, management and technical support in the overall implementation of the USAID Police and Prisons Activity for comprehensive HIV and TB care, treatment and prevention services across the zones in Tanzania. Specifically, the Zonal Coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation of program activities at the zonal level. S/he will oversee implementation of HIV and AIDS care, treatment and prevention programs including HIV testing, ART initiation and retention, PMTCT cascade, TB services and viral load services at all supported facilities in the zone in collaboration with technical advisors, regional and district authorities. Creates good working relationships and accountability for improved performance across all key intervention program areas. The Zonal Project Coordinator is the primary contact in the Zone for this USAID Police and Prisons Activity and ensures that all THPS staff in the Zone adhere to the MoHA legal framework during the implementation of field activities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage overall all zonal staff and offices implementing USAID Police and Prison Activity
  • Provide oversight on provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care, treatment and prevention services in the supported facilities by supervising and supporting zonal team
  • Provides primarily on-site supervision, guidance and support to facilities in the implementation of comprehensive HIV and TB care and treatment services
  • Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program activities at the zonal level and facility level leading to desired project results
  • Liaise with the THPS central team, R/CHMTs, facility teams and other stakeholders in coordinating implementation of the program and compliance to the national guidelines and standards.
  • Supports facility staffs to provide appropriate diagnostic and clinical services so that clients adhere to their treatment and are virally suppressed
  • Liaises with all relevant team members to ensure integration and coordination of HIV and TB care and treatment activities with other program areas (i.e. prevention, enrollment, tracking and retention)
  • Work closely with the USAID Police and prison Activity THPS central technical team in programmatic aspects of the supported TB services including screening for cervical cancer among staff, inmates and surrounding
  • Supervise the zonal office team to develop and adhere to standard operating procedures to meet program goals and ensure compliance with national rules and regulation, THPS policies and
  • Participate and represent THPS in National Program related activities e.g. Development of curricula/guidelines,
  • Coordinate procurement of equipment and consumables for the sites in the zone
  • Prepare budgets, work plans, monthly and quarterly reports and other technical reports Perform any other related duties as assigned from time to time by

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Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or equivalent
  • Master of Public Health or postgraduate degree in health disciplines is an added advantage
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience at HIV and/or TB programming and
  • Knowledge with district-level health care systems in Tanzania is highly desired
  • Strong people’s supervisory and management skills
  • Experience in working with USG funded programs, USAID preferred
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national, regional districts and Community
  • Excellent documentation skills including drafting of reports, presentations and best practices
  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines
  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one-page maximum and CV four pages’ maximum to recruitment@thps.or.tz by (10th November 2020) with a subject line of ‘USAID Police and Prisons Activity’. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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