Job Opportunities in Mbeya and DSM at HJFMR International, Inc. Tanzania - Various Posts



 About HJFMRI Tanzania Program
The Walter Reed Program Tanzania (WRP-T) is a collaborative effort that supports PEPFAR-funded HIV prevention and treatment activities in the Southern Highlands and within the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF). HJF Medical Research International, Inc Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is a local non-profit that has supported these efforts since 2004 for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). PEPFAR activities are conducted in close collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; and the President’s Office of the Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), through the Regional and Council Health Management Teams.

HJFMRI-T HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) providing care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS and has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS programming, providing resources, personnel, and services to the Southern Highlands Zone. The program has expanded from supporting the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital to becoming a hub for anti-retroviral treatment in the Zone to community support through decentralized services, with the overall objective of implementing research, clinical HIV, prevention, care, and treatment services. HJFMRI-T currently focuses specifically on four regions in the Southern Highlands Zone, namely Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, and Songwe. The program also supports TPDF to implement comprehensive HIV prevention care and treatment program in 21 sites throughout the country.
HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the jobs positions below...

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Employment opportunities 2021:

Job Title: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program Advisor, TPDF Program
Reports to:
Chief of Party, TPDF Program
Location: Dares Salaam
General Overview:
The purpose of this position is to provide technical advice to the HJFMRI-supported TPDF HIV/AIDS program and ensure quality improvement initiatives are mainstreamed into a comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment program. The Continuous Quality Improvement Advisor will be part of a team of experts whose focus will mainly be to improve the quality of the HIV/AIDS services supported by HJFMRI to the TPDF.S/he will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent (up to 40%) travels to the program-supported sites for different quality improvement activities. The CQI Program Advisor reports to the Chief of Party, TPDF.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Technically support TPDF sites to mainstream CQI activities in their work plans and monitor the implementation of these activities.
  • Build capacity of TPDF facility teams to ensure quality improvement activities are practiced at the facility level
  • Revive, newly establish and/or maintain facility CQI teams and support the teams to apply and monitor CQI interventions to improve the quality of services
  • Ensure availability and use of all national policies, guidelines, training manuals, recording and reporting tools and information, education, and communication materials that relate to the Quality Improvement Program/lnitiative.
  • Together with other technical advisors in the program, as well as facility and TPDF staff, develop clinical program quality indicators and track them over time, using the results for remediation of gaps and challenges in a timely manner
  • Receive Ql reports from Ql sites on a regular basis, analyze the data, and submit written reports to the site leadership and HJFMRI technical team.
  • Participate in Ql meetings at the zonal level, notably for program staff and representatives of implementing partners to discuss Ql issues
  • Participate in Ql meetings at local and national levels (GoT and USG)

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  • Effectively collaborate with facility-based clinical teams and health facilities’ CQI teams to provide technical assistance and periodically measure and improve the quality of HIV/AIDS and related care.
  • Build an organized mentorship capacity at the zonal level and develop tools for tracking the program achievements.
  • Assure consistency of HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in supported sites as per established national guidelines as HIV/AIDS services are decentralized to satellite levels.
  • Coordinate and conduct training of health care workers in HIV/AIDS care-related Ql activities.
  • Collaborate with TPDF to identify CQI implementation gaps and develop evidence-based interventions to rectify and maintain quality HIV/AIDS services.
  • Collaborate with HJFMRI technical leads and TPDF to develop an effective and coordinated approach to supportive supervision.
  • Effectively work with facility-based clinical teams to provide on-site Ql consultations and coaching to supported sites using information gathered during assessments such as supportive supervision and SIMS visits, so that identified gaps and challenges are remediated using evidence-based CQI approaches
  • Communicate best practices and updates to ensure consistency in the program application and to maximize effectiveness in overall program implementation and management

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Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience
  • MD with a degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by PEPFAR.
  • Prior experience coordinating HIV/AIDS quality improvement initiatives.
  • Experience in planning and implementation of HIV & AIDS programs, particularly PEPFAR funded programs.
  • Conversant with national CQI policies and guidelines’
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills in English
  • Excellence in mentorship, coaching, facilitating, and team-building skills
  • Demonstrable understanding of monitoring and evaluation, especially data analysis
  • Willingness to abide by all ethics and compliance policies of HJFMRI

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Reports to
: Finance Manager
Location: Mbeya
General Overview
The purpose of the Financial Analyst position is to provide leadership and direction in all phases of budgeting services at WRP. This includes budget preparation, formulation, analysis, presentation, and reporting. The Budget Analyst will consolidate budget data and provide a viable overview of the financial situation of both the WPR program and partners. They will provide financial advice to managers to enhance program planning and effective decision-making. Additionally, he will seek to implement budget guidelines and processes with respect to the requirements from both the US Government and HJFMRI.

Duties and Responsibilities Budget Preparation/Formulation

  • Establish and maintain an annual budgeting calendar that includes the establishment of a yearly program/operational budget and a cycle of budgetary reviews;
  • Act as an advisor to Program and Operational Managers, as well as to HJFMRl partners in budget preparation, submission, and fiscal allocation;
  • Oversee the creation, submission, and collation of budget;
  • Disseminate approved budgets throughout the organization and explain issues as requested;
  • Fully integrate the role of a Financial Analyst within the Finance Team, ensuring synergy between the existing positions and this one;
  • Enter all approved budgets into QuickBooks in a timely manner, and pull reports from the same

Budget and Budget Process Review
  • Review proposed Program and Operational budget submissions for both WRP staff and partners with respect to accuracy, completeness, and compliance;
  • Examine whether budget submissions can be achieved based on known capacity constraints and inform the management of potential problem areas;
  • Create and/or propose enhancements to budget models and tools:
  • Review all budget templates for calculation errors;
  • Compare budgets to actual at the end of each reporting period and identify areas of significant variance;
  • Consult with HJFMRI managers and partners to ensure that budget adjustment are made in accordance with program changes;
  • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of fund requests;

  • Inform Program and Operational Managers of due dates for the submission or review of budget materials.
  • Create consolidated budget versions for management review and approval.
  • Liaise with the Contract and Grants Manager and Outreach Team to establish Partner budgets in an integrated, timely, and cost-effective way.
  • Create reports and PowerPoint presentations summarizing results of budget analysis and present the reports to management.

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  • Working with the appropriate staff in Mbeya and at HQ, provide input into the continued development of user-friendly budget systems;
  • Enhance the skill sets of WRP staff and partners in all aspects of budgeting;
  • Develop guidelines, checklists, and other materials to improve staff and partner budgeting processes;
  • Develop and facilitate training sessions and educational materials designed to increase WPR staff and partner abilities to budget, forecast, track expenses by program area, and report.


  • Contribute to team-wide communications and planning;
  • Participate in staff events and meetings;
  • Undertake other project-based work when requested by the Finance Manager or Sr. staff.

Education Qualifications
  • At least a bachelor or Master’s degree in one of many areas, including accounting, finance, business, economics, statistics;
  • Strong analytic and policy analysis backgrounds that may be obtained through such majors as political science, economics, public administration, or public finance.
  • Both quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, courses in statistics or accounting are helpful, regardless

Other qualifications
  • Financial analysts must abide by strict ethical standards.
  • Integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality are all essential when dealing with financial information, and financial analysts must avoid any personal conflicts of interest.
  • Mathematical skills and should be able to use software packages, including spreadsheet, database, data-mining, financial analysis, and graphics programs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills also are essential, because financial analysts must prepare, present, and defend budget proposals to decision-makers. In addition, financial analysts must be able to work under strict time constraints.

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 Job Title: Care and Treatment Advisor, TPDF Program
Reports to:
Chief of Party, TPDF Program
Location: Dares Salaam h enable us to have a lasting impact on the communities.
General Overview:

The purpose of this position is to provide input into the development of technical program activities for clinically related Adult and Children Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in support of the PEPFAR- funded program within the TPDF. The Care and Treatment Technical Advisor will provide technical advice and direction on the scale-up of quality HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment services. S/he will be part of the team of clinical experts whose focus will mainly be on the provision of Technical support on comprehensive clinical care, development of country operational plan inputs, and reporting activities, as well as supportive supervision and mentorship to sites. S/he is responsible for sharing information for actions that emerge from the meetings/conferences and working groups (TWGs) and all others on a timely and regular basis. The position is based in Dar es Salaam with frequent traveling to all supported TPDF health facilities in-country. This position will be reporting to the Chief of Party.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support and advice to the senior leadership in the planning and implementation of HIV & AIDS- related services supported by HJFMRI within the TPDF.
  • Takes a lead role in the planning of HIV Care & Treatment activities, including allocation of targets and budgets under the USG PEPFAR planning process;
  • Provides direct technical assistance to TPDF health facility staff on all issues related to HIV care and treatment services such as; activity and budget planning, site development, training of staff in the clinical management of individuals with HIV/AIDS, clinical mentoring, patient flow analysis, improvement of adherence support systems, improvement of referral systems, etc.
  • Build the capacity of TPDF Healthcare providers at all levels, in the areas of technical planning, management and monitoring, and evaluation for antiretroviral therapy programs.
  • Provides linkage between HJFMRI management and TPDF through USG/DOD to ensure effective implementation of the PEPFAR/HJFMRI goals.
  • Attends planning and technical meetings organized by USG and/or GOT.
  • Participates in providing technical support services such as laboratory, drug security, and drug forecasting and quantification.
  • In collaboration with the TPDF Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, leads the process of data collection, analysis, and dissemination of information about HIV/AIDS care and treatment program achievements and lessons learned, and provides recommendations/solutions for improvements.
  • Advises on linkages and synergies between ART, HTC, PMTCT, TB, STI, Reproductive Health and Family Planning and other public health programs;
  • Participates in appraisals of program operational efficiency and target setting;
  • Keeps track of re-programming areas and advises appropriately and in a timely manner to meet USG/PEPFAR requirements;
  • Documents notes for HJFMRI, USG, and TPDF meetings and shares them with the Senior HJFMRI Technical team to ensure strategic and informed program decisions;
  • Ensures that HJFMRI-supported clinical care activities at multiple delivery sites conform to PEPFAR priorities and the Tanzanian national guidelines;
  • Ensures quality HIV and TB services are provided in HJFMRI-supported sites;
  • Takes leadership and provides innovative approaches that would ensure index testing and optimized PITC services are routinely provided in all high volume supported facilities; • Undertakes other relevant duties as may be assigned by senior leadership.

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  • Medical Degree is mandatory; Masters of Public Health training will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working with HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment programs.
  • Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with multiple government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sector
  • Strong planning and management skills
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
  • Computer literacy
  • 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-country up to 40% of the time building capacity of facility-based TPDF health care workers in the supported sites
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Willingness to work overtime and on weekends
  • Willingness to abide by all ethics and compliance policies of HJFMRI

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

NOTE: To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE.
Applications that are hand-delivered will not be accepted. The deadline for submitting the application is April 28, 2021. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements, as detailed in the job description below, will not be considered.