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Health and HIV Services Officer at Huruma AIDS concern and care (HACOCA) -Tanzania

- December 10, 2017
Health and HIV Services Officer at Huruma AIDS concern and care (HACOCA) -Tanzania
HURUMA AIDS CONCERN AND CARE (HACOCA) is a registered Non- Governmental
organization with its Head Quarter in Morogoro Municipal. It is a non-profit making organization incorporated under NGO act. 24/ 2002 of Tanzania to carry out interventions towards improving the quality life and well-being of marginalized communities in Morogoro region by promoting health, nutrition, education and household income.
For efficient execution of its duties, HACOCA is looking for enthusiastic, creative, energetic individual to fill below vacant position

Job Position: Health and HIV Services Officer
Duty Station: Morogoro Municipal, Kilosa and Mvomero Councils
Agreement: Contract
Job Objective: Provide overall coordination of HIV and Health related activities between
HACOCA and LGAs structures, improve linkage and referrals among
beneficiaries and health service providers.

Vacant post: 1 post
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
• Represent HACOCA and coordinate with the Council Health Management Team regarding HIV and health related activities.
• Hold monthly coordination meetings with Care & Treatment Centers (CTC) in implementation area to support shared confidentiality, facilitate case conferencing, improve the bi-directional
referral system, and ensure HIV positive beneficiaries receive needed services.
• Support Early Childhood Development (ECD) corners at targeted health facilities, including
regular monitoring and supportive supervision.
• Support Community Case Workers (CCWs) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointments, enroll them into Kizazi Kipya project, and link them back to CTCs.
• Support CCWs to conduct HIV risk assessments for OVC during case management; refer and link at risk OVC to HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC).
• Schedule quarterly Sexual Reproductive Health Education outreaches to teen clubs and organize HTC outreaches for adolescents with high risk behaviors.
• Work with EGPAF to roll out a supplemental HIV curriculum to CCWs and ensure CCWs provide appropriate support to HIV positive OVC and caregivers.
• Support CCWs to strengthen the capacity of caregivers to support HIV positive OVC and ensure CCWs refer HIV positive OVC and caregivers to PLHIV support groups.
• Ensure screening of caregivers for depression and link them to appropriate services.• Support the roll out of evidence based curriculums relating to HIV (e.g. Stepping Stones,
Sinovuyo Teens, Sexual Reproductive Health Education, Care for Child Development, etc.)
• Support the establishment of a bi-directional referral system to monitor beneficiaries through the HIV continuum of care as well as service completion for other health and social services.
• Monitor implementation, bottlenecks, and performance metrics of the bi-directional referral
system; pro-actively offer solutions, conduct quality improvement activities, and implement
adjustments to improve referral outcomes.
• Coordinate quarterly district level quality improvement meetings with relevant bi-directional referral system stakeholders; ensure actions from the meetings are implemented and the bidirectional referral system is improved.
• Work with the M&E officer to ensure all bi-directional referral data are accurate and produced weekly; use data for decision-making.
• Lead the development of a service directory for health, nutrition, and HIV services in
implementation area; update the directory at least once a year.
• Support CCWs to conduct nutrition activities, including nutrition assessments, counseling, and linkage to other nutrition service providers.
• Provide continuous supportive supervision to CCWs to ensure provision of health-related
services and referrals and linkages to beneficiaries.
• Submit timely updates to the Program Coordinator for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.
• Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication.
• Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience:

Education Background:
• Advance diploma or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Sciences; public health studies
is an advantage.
Working Experience:
• At least three years’ experience in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming;
• Experience in developing and managing HIV and social protection referral systems
• Experience with PEPFAR funded projects in Tanzania
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English, including report
• Excellent training skills in working with adult learners, particularly at the community level;
experience in an appreciative approach a plus.
• Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed and without constant or close supervision.
• Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.

All qualified candidates should send their fully filled Applications including a covering
letter, academic certificates (copies) and detailed CV to hacocavacancies@gmail.com

More details:Available here

Deadline for applications is 16:00 December 13th, 2017. Only Short-listed candidates will
be contacted.