Regional Senior Technical Officer in Dar es salaam
Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
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We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below….
Position: Regional Senior Technical Officer in Dar es salaam
The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5
year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control.
The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service
delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant
management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding,
prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be
implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority
populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and
vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of
reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support
targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level
amongst the targeted populations.
will Provide technical support and oversight to the implementation of
community-based activities for KVP and AGYW in the region, including
community mobilization/demand creation and the provision of biomedical
services at community level, i.e. community-based HIV testing and
counseling (CBHTC), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV self-testing
(HIVST), linkage to care, family planning (FP), services for
gender-based violence (GBV) victims, and sexually transmitted infection
(STI) screening. He/She will oversee and coordinate activities to reduce
KVP and AGYW vulnerability and address structural drivers and
contextual factors that place these groups at risk. He/She will work
closely with civil society organization (CSO) partners to build their
capacity to provide these services; and develop and maintain
relationships with regional GoT counterparts, service providers and
other implementing partners in the region. He/She will ensure that
activities in the region are implemented in line with GoT, USAID/PEPFAR
and EpiC guidelines and standards
Specific duties include:
- Oversee the implementation of comprehensive strategies for reaching
KVP and AGYW and generating demand for services, including peer
navigation, strategic behaviour change communication and other effective
strategies for reaching vulnerable groups.
- Work closely with CSO partners to develop capacity to conduct
outreach to KVP, strengthen demand generation and service provision for
these groups; build capacity to improve their ability to identify and
engage KVP through the application of EpiC tools and strategies.
- Monitor CSO performance against workplans and targets, provide on-site and remote technical assistance.
- Liaise with service providers to monitor community based HTS and other services.
- Liaise with regional GoT counterparts (including Regional Medical
Officers, Regional Health Management Teams, District Health Management
Teams, etc.), service providers, implementing partners and stakeholders
to ensure activities are well-coordinated with other national and
- Contribute to technical briefs, reports, guidelines and other materials.
- Other duties as assigned
- MBBS/MD or Clinical degree (nurse, physician) with 3 to 5 years in
provision of community-based biomedical and demand generation services
to KVP and AGYW; Or Master’s Degree with 5 to 7 yrs of relevant exp or
bachelor’s degree with 7 to 9 yrs of relevant experience.
- Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including
familiarity with relevant national guidelines, standards and protocols.
Familiarity with the public health sector at regional, district and
council level and experience working with these teams.
- Experience implementing HIV/AIDS programs at community level in
Tanzania; familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs.
- Experience in programs serving KVP and AGYW. Demonstrated cultural
sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of KVP and AGYW.
- Experience in technical capacity building of local CSOs, especially those working with KVP and AGYW.
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
- High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
- Well-developed computer skills.
How to Apply:
360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may
apply online by uploading his/her Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae
(CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of
three (3) referees
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