Regional Technical Officer – Community Engagement in Njombe
Location: Njombe, Tanzania
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Position: Regional Technical Officer – Community Engagement in Njombe
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 work with CSO to implement HIV prevention program targeting
population at risk in the region. He/She will work with Vulnerable
Adolescent Girls and Young women, female sex workers (FSW) and other
KVP. He/She will monitor the implementation of the Social and Behavior
Change Communication (SBCC), structural and gender activities in
compliance with the overall regional work plan. He/She will play a key
role in ensuring that the SBCC, structural and gender activities are
conducted according to the National standards and EpiC standard
operating procedures, and that beneficiaries receive quality services;
also to play a crucial role in supervising and building the capacity of
CSOs to manage Peer educators of key and vulnerable population, peer
outreach workers, peer navigators and managing the execution of Enhanced
Peers Outreach Approach (EPOA), by facilitating peer outreach and Peer
navigators workers through conducting progress review meetings in
monthly basis. He/She will coordinate the case management team with
health facilities and community for continuum of care. He/She will be
responsible for monitoring Gender based/Intimate partners Violence cases
includes status of referral and linkages, close monitoring
implementation of EPOA by assessing progress to targets in a weekly
bases, supervising and visiting service delivery points to facilitate
linkages of all HIV + cases and managing social behavioral change
communication sessions, among others to understand clinical status and
referrals of all KVP HIV + clients.
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Specific duties include:
- Work in collaboration with CSOs and Districts officials in managing
community engagement portfolio through making sure involvement of
Community Based Health Service Provider (CBHSP) and Council HIV &
AIDS Coordinator (CHACC) are on board.
- Coordinate and support the CSO to implement and monitor the timely
implementation of SBCC interventions and provision of Adolescent
friendly services to AGYW.
- Build capacity of CSOs to manage peer educators and peer navigators
to ensure proper planning and implementation of community engagement
related activities (demand creation, group, and individual education
sessions) in compliance with the EpiC Implementation guide.
- Work with CSOs to ensure that vulnerability index tool is administered and filed for all AGYW enrolled in the project.
- Support and facilitate the management of all HIV positive Key and
Vulnerable Population (KVP) by establishment of case management team in
conjunction with health facility.
- Support and facilitate CSOs to develop monthly route plans based on
the mapping reports and the peer educator’s peer navigator’s guidance to
guide effective roll out of joint demand generation activities by
- Work with CSOs and district officials CBHSP/CHAC to facilitate
community engagement trainings to, peer educators and navigators and
other relevant staff as required.
- Participate in the development and field test of community
engagement SBCC approaches, materials and tools relying on innovative
and responsive methodologies.
- Conduct joint CSO and districts supervisory visits at the community
or AGYW safe spaces to assess demand creation/SBCC activities and their
integration into the other services
- In collaboration with CSOs conduct consultative meetings with KVPs
to address specific community-based service delivery and program
bottlenecks, improve promotion of family planning and HIV/ AIDS risk
reduction methods among KVPs
- Establish effective working relationships with other stakeholders and R/CHMT partners on program activities
- Work with CSOs to identify and link AGYW to other implementing partners supporting young people.
- Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure
necessary program planning, development, and management activities
function smoothly and efficiently and in an integrated manner
Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, And Reporting
- Monitor regional implementation plans and progress of community engagement portfolio as per EpiC project targets.
- In collaboration with CSOs document experiences, prepare program and
site visits reports, presentations, briefs, and articles/success
- Monitor and assess the performance of CSOs on peer outreach workers including navigator and quality of data submitted
- Monitor and assess community response at the project wards and district
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, public health, international
development, or related field with 5-7 years’ relevant experience; OR
Master’s degree in social sciences, public health, international
development, or related field with 3-5 years relevant experience.
- 3-4 years’ progressive experience working with key population
groups, and familiarity with internationally recommended policies.
- 3-4 years’ experience of supporting gender transformative community
engagement interventions for HIV and Gender Based Violence (GBV)
- Familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs.
- Experience in technical capacity building of Tanzanian
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations
(CBOs), especially those working with vulnerable populations.
- 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.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
How to Apply:
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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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