Other Kagera District Kagera
Position Title: Zonal Project Manager (covering Kagera and Kigoma) – 1 position (Tanzania national only) Reports to: Director of Prevention Services
Job Location: Kagera
Travel: Up to 50% in intervention regions
Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to oversee the overall implementation of the FIKIA project in the regions of Kagera and Kigoma. S/he will work closely with the Director of Prevention Services and directly oversee the regional program offices/teams in the respective regions.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
• Oversee and manage overall all regional staff and offices in Kagera and Kigoma regions implementing a project for key populations, adolescent girls and young women and other targeted vulnerable populations so they can successfully:
o Plan and coordinate all meetings and trainings
o Liaise with regional stakeholders and local government authorities on the program progress
o Conduct needs assessment, mapping, and other preparatory activities as needed
o Liaise with health facilities’ staff to develop a strong referral network from community to facility and vice versa
o Supervise recruitment and mentoring of outreach volunteers and lay workers from peer groups
o Implement program interventions (such as community based HTC, linkage/referral to health facilities, GBV & gender norms, STI/TB screening, condoms distribution and family planning) and according to the workplan, targets, national guidelines/policy, and program SOPs
o Collect and report data on a timely basis without errors
o Develop reports and narratives as required
• Liaise from a technical standpoint with any sub-grantees or service providers performing in the respective regions
• Liaise with regional and zonal stakeholders and partners to ensure program collaboration
• Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor
Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
• Required: Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent Medical Degree from a recognized academic institution. Preferred: Additional Masters level degree or higher in related discipline such as Public Health
• Required: Minimum 4 years working experience in HIV care and/or HIV prevention with a donor-funded organization. Preferred: experience with community-based and/or KVP-focused HIV programs
• Required: Minimum 2 years’ experience directly supervising/managing multidisciplinary teams of at least 10 staff, with demonstrated skills in leading teams of public health professionals
• Required: Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects. Preferred: experience with CDC funded projects.
• Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills. Fluent in both Kiswahili and English.
• Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint at minimum)
• Demonstrated knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and adherence and psychosocial support programs
• Demonstrated ability to provide strong technical guidance for any medical interventions related to HIV care and prevention to KVP.
• Strong ability to liaise with external stakeholders and government officials.
• Experience in developing and executing work plans, budgets, reports, etc.
• Flexible to work after normal working hours and weekends at various community locations
• Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all beneficiaries regardless of their background