Clinical Technical Officer, Malaria Case Management
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USAID Boresha Afya Project is the 5 years USAID funded project, which works towards supporting the Government of Tanzania through health system to increase access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, with a focus on maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health and nutrition outcomes in the Lake/Western regions and National Technical Assistance .
We seek to recruit a Clinical Technical Officer who will focus on improving and scaling up case management for malaria at the facility and community level, conducting training, supervision and provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of field activities related to improving the quality of patient care. The Technical Officer will be responsible for liaising with the NMCP at the region and district levels to ensure effective execution of supportive supervision in the facility and community, work in close collaboration with the Malaria Technical Advisor (MTA) and Regional Program Manager (RPM) to plan and carry out interventions on the component of malaria case management in targeted region. The Technical Officer will be based in Mara.
Specific Duties And Responsibilities
- Provide technical support on malaria case management to the Boresha Afya Project team, with focus on malaria diagnostics and treatment.
- Coordinate and facilitate trainings for health staff on malaria case management and quality assurance at all levels of the health care provision.
- Provide technical support in planning, coordination and implementation of all field activities in the targeted regions.
- Orient and train supervisors on supervision and mentorship skills.
- Establish linkages with all relevant stakeholders and other implementing partners and collaborate as necessary to facilitate effective and efficient implementation of USAID Boresha Afya Project activities in the targeted area.
- Participate in the preparation of annual work plans and regional and district plans.
- Participate in periodic field (diagnostic, clinical care, and M&E) activities in the region and districts.
- Assist in development of all stages of project work plans.
- Meet frequently with regional and district health management teams, and assist with annual planning of project activities.
- Manage project data collection -through use of electronic platforms – for both monitoring and evaluation and for making strategic quality improvements to program operations.
- Coordinate with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and other stakeholders who are conducting on-site health facility case management supervision.
- Participate in preparation of quarterly, semiannual and annual reports.
- Participate and represent project in meetings with RHMT/CHMT, NMCP, partners etc.
- Provide frequent updates – both written and oral to Malaria Technical advisor.
- Degree in Medicine or its equivalent and experience in related field.
- 5 Years of experience in health related interventions
- Experience and knowledge in malaria control.
- Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
- Fluency and excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili.
- Willingness to work in hard-to-reach areas with frequent travel as necessary.
- Experience with basic database management and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Experience in capacity building including training, supervision and mentoring skills.
- Prior working relationship with RHMT/CHMT highly desired.
- Experience in operational research.
- Prior experience working on USAID or other donor-funded projects is a plus.
Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
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