Zonal Coordinators (4 positions)
USAID Police and Prisons Activity
Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and Presidents Office – Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG) and Ministry of Health in Zanzibar with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through strengthening of health systems for quality health services. THPS is currently implementing projects in comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment among general populations in Pwani and Kigoma regions; key and vulnerable populations across 25 district councils across 13 mainland Tanzania regions, Tuberculosis and Family Planning Activity in Kigoma, Rukwa, Songwe and Katavi regions, and Health laboratory services strengthening in all mainland regions and Zanzibar. Additionally, THPS implements research and evaluations across health programs to generate evidence that informs public health interventions.
THPS has been awarded a five years USAID Cooperative Agreement number 72062120CA00005 – USAID Police and Prison Activity, aimed at ensuring Health status of Tanzanians are improved through provision of appropriate interventions and sustainable delivery of health services to Police and Prison staffs, their families, and surrounding communities. The Activity will be implemented across 26 regions of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below.
Job Title: Zonal Coordinators (4 positions)
Reports to: Technical Manager
Position Location: Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza and Kilimanjaro
The Zonal Project Coordinator is responsible for provision of leadership, management and technical support in the overall implementation of the USAID Police and Prisons Activity for comprehensive HIV and TB care, treatment and prevention services across the zones in Tanzania. Specifically, the Zonal Coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation of program activities at the zonal level. S/he will oversee implementation of HIV and AIDS care, treatment and prevention programs including HIV testing, ART initiation and retention, PMTCT cascade, TB services and viral load services at all supported facilities in the zone in collaboration with technical advisors, regional and district authorities. Creates good working relationships and accountability for improved performance across all key intervention program areas. The Zonal Project Coordinator is the primary contact in the Zone for this USAID Police and Prisons Activity and ensures that all THPS staff in the Zone adhere to the MoHA legal framework during the implementation of field activities.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Oversee and manage overall all zonal staff and offices implementing USAID Police and Prison Activity
- Provide oversight on provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care, treatment and prevention services in the supported facilities by supervising and supporting zonal team
- Provides primarily on-site supervision, guidance and support to facilities in the implementation of comprehensive HIV and TB care and treatment services
- Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program activities at the zonal level and facility level leading to desired project results
- Liaise with the THPS central team, R/CHMTs, facility teams and other stakeholders in coordinating implementation of the program and compliance to the national guidelines and standards.
- Supports facility staffs to provide appropriate diagnostic and clinical services so that clients adhere to their treatment and are virally suppressed
- Liaises with all relevant team members to ensure integration and coordination of HIV and TB care and treatment activities with other program areas (i.e. prevention, enrollment, tracking and retention)
- Work closely with the USAID Police and prison Activity THPS central technical team in programmatic aspects of the supported TB services including screening for cervical cancer among staff, inmates and surrounding
- Supervise the zonal office team to develop and adhere to standard operating procedures to meet program goals and ensure compliance with national rules and regulation, THPS policies and
- Participate and represent THPS in National Program related activities e.g. Development of curricula/guidelines,
- Coordinate procurement of equipment and consumables for the sites in the zone
- Prepare budgets, work plans, monthly and quarterly reports and other technical reports Perform any other related duties as assigned from time to time by
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or equivalent
- Master of Public Health or postgraduate degree in health disciplines is an added advantage
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience at HIV and/or TB programming and
- Knowledge with district-level health care systems in Tanzania is highly desired
- Strong people’s supervisory and management skills
- Experience in working with USG funded programs, USAID preferred
- Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national, regional districts and Community
- Excellent documentation skills including drafting of reports, presentations and best practices
- Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines
- Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one-page maximum and CV four pages’ maximum to firstname.lastname@example.org by (10th November 2020) with a subject line of ‘USAID Police and Prisons Activity’. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.
THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.