Report To: Regional Clinical Coordinator
Work Location: Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
- Work closely with CHMTs to coordinate program planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID), TB/HIV collaborative activities, as well as VMMC and CECAP activities at facility level and through outreach activities
- Build the capacity of health care workers and facilities by performing regular supportive supervision, mentorship and technical assistance visits at HJFMRI supported Care and Treatment facilities in line with project objectives and MoHCDGEC guidelines and in cooperation with CHMTs and RHMTs
- In collaboration with Regional Program Managers, Regional Clinical Coordinators, Outreach Program Officers and HJFMRI Medical and Outreach Advisors, develop and prepare action plans for gaps identified in the HIV/AIDS continuum of care during supportive supervision and oversee the implementation and follow up of said action plans
- Collaborate with facility and community HBC focal persons, as well as with HJFMRI outreach partners, to strengthen linkages of clients into care and treatment, PMTCT and EID
- Provide technical assistance on establishment and sustainability of facility QI teams
- Effectively work with CHMTs and facility leads to agree on target distribution and ensure regular review of progress to targets and establish regular site level meetings for data review and service quality improvement.
- Work with the M&E team to ensure availability of M&E tools and their correct use for data recording and reporting
- In collaborations with Regional Program Manager assist districts in data collection and compilation, analysis and reporting to Government structures and HJFMRI in accordance with mandatory report requirements for both Government and HJFMRI
- Liaise with district pharmacist, district lab personnel and HJFMRI SCM advisor to support supply chain management services and HIV commodity management that ensure uninterrupted availability of HIV commodities at all levels within the districts. Provide technical assistance in monitoring and timely forecasting and ordering process at district and health facility level, as well as distribution and usage of HIV commodities by district councils and health facilities
- Monitor implementation of all activities in the partners’ approved work plans and budgets in the district.
- Review partners’ technical reports (activity reports and narrative reports) pertaining to the district assigned.
- Confirm the activities implemented by the respective district.
- Perform other duties as required
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- Medical Degree is mandatory from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in Tanzania; postgraduate training in internal medicine or infectious diseases will be an added advantages.
- 2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment or research programs
- Fluency in English and Kiswahili
- Basic Competency with Computer Applications [Word, Excel, PowerPoint]
- Willingness to spend 75% of working hours traveling and working in rural areas of Mbeya, Rukwa, Songwe and Katavi regions
Key personal competences:
- Self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
- Strong communication skills
- Independent, yet still a team player
- Proven ability for data analysis and program management
- Dynamic, persuasive and convincing
- Good interpersonal Skills
Position: HIV Care and Treatment Technical Advisor
Reports to: Associate Director, Clinical Services
Location : Mbeya
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide technical advice to the Medical Director in the development of Pediatric HIV program design, work plans and implementation strategies necessary to achieve the set targets and service coverage to the Southern Highlands zone.
- Provide technical support in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), treatment protocols, targeted continuous medical education (CME) packages and other relevant materials for improving and advancing Pediatric HIV services in the Southern Highland Zone.
- Provide technical support to the regional HJFMRI program and field officers and regional teams in the planning, initiation and implementation of paediatric services including roll out of Option B+ in the context of early infant diagnosis of HIV and paediatric care and treatment.
- Responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation and a broad range of agency- funded Pediatric program activities , initiatives and studies required to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for aids Relief (PEPFAR) in the zone
- Support HJFMRI regional teams in providing technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of regional and council health management teams for delivering quality pediatric care and treatment services.
- Work with program and field officers in the region to design and implement innovative strategies for improving the quality of pediatric services in collaboration with the Regional & Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMTs) and Hospital Management Teams.
- Provide support at the national level in development of tools, protocols and clinical guidelines as needed to improve delivery of Pediatric services
- Regularly conduct supportive supervision, mentoring, and formal training to ensure delivery of quality pediatric HIV interventions.
- Work with the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure Pediatric HIV data are well collected, compiled and timely reported.
- Constantly review program performance data and develop new strategies to improve program performance.
- Technically support and coordinate with pediatric officers to ensure pediatric activities are standardized and contribute to increased pediatric enrollments and retention in care and treatment.
- Work as part of the multi-disciplinary technical team to provide technical guidance to the regional teams in planning program activities, ensuring close linkages between PMTCT, EID and pediatric services.
- Work closely with MoHCDGEC and other partners to ensure the functionality of support services including availability of adequate stocks of supplies for PMTCT/EID and improve on turnaround time for HIV results of exposed infants.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
- Medical degree preferably with Masters in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree
- Minimum five years’ experience working with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs.
- Experience with Pediatric HIV programming
- Clinical experience of pediatric HIV medicine
- Strong supervisory and management skills
- Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team or independently
- Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with multiple government agencies, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sector
- 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 Southern highlands up to 40% of the time
- Fluency in Kiswahili and English
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