Program: USAID Boresha Afya Project –Southern Zone
Duty Station: Iringa, Mufindi, Tunduru, Mbinga and Songea
Reports to: HIV Prevention Advisor
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EngenderHealth is seeking expressions of interest from highly qualified candidates to fill in the Biomedical Officer positions based in Iringa, Mufindi, Tunduru, Mbinga or Songea.
USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone is a five-year project that aims to support the Government of Tanzania (GoT) in increasing access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, with a primary focus on HIV/AIDS, maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health, malaria and nutrition outcomes. USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone covers geographic areas with high disease burden in Tanzania, namely Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma.
The Biomedical officer will provide technical oversight and direction for the team leaders and biomedical providers in the Municipal or Council. He/she is required to collaborate with the HIV prevention Advisor at the Regional office to provide technical assistance on the provision of KVP-focused HIV prevention, HTC, C&T, PrEP, HIVST, family planning, STIs, GBV and TB screening.
The incumbent will also provide guidance, monitoring and technical assistance on biomedical services to the sub awarded CSOs in his/her District or Council of operation; Provide technical and programmatic assistance that incorporates evidence-based best practices in the coordination, monitoring and assessment of the HIV biomedical prevention and treatment programming, and work closely with SBCC officer and other government and non-government agencies to implement culturally appropriate interventions, advocating for increased community based interventions: Ensure that that comprehensive HIV prevention is built and sustained across the local government structures, and local CSOs; Ensure proper integration of HIV biomedical prevention activities with other activities particularly those related to reproductive health, family planning, and tuberculosis are provided to beneficiaries.
- Lead the USAID Boresha Afya southern zone (UBA-SZ) Biomedical Prevention portfolio in the designated District or council in collaboration with staff, implementing partners and other key stakeholders
- Supervise and provide technical support to team leaders and Biomedical providers
- Support the HIV Prevention at the regional level in establishing and working closely with senior level counterparts in the CHMT, Districts or Council care and treatment partners, and other government and non-governmental partners to advance HIV biomedical prevention for key and vulnerable population in the implementation council, Train and mentor biomedical providers, community counselors, CHMTs to address their attitude and belief towards KVPs, as well as improve the capacity of providers and CHMTs to deliver core and expanded packages of biomedical services.
- Ensure the operationalization of the National Guidelines for Comprehensive Package of HIV Interventions for KVPs in the designated In the Districts or Council
- Coordinate and Monitor the timely implementation of biomedical interventions at the CBHTC and index testing.
- Participate in the development of monthly route plans based on the mapping reports and the peer educators’ guidance to guide effective roll out of joint demand creation activities by CSOs and biomedical services filed team.
- Conduct supervisory visits using the UBA-SZ and MOH supervisory tools and to KP Prev and PP prev to assess biomedical activities and their integration into the other services liaise with the DACC and DRCHCO to ensure the daily availability of biomedical supplies at the service delivery points
- Monitor the roll out of the AGYW vulnerability index by the community workers at CBHTC+ and the peer educators/biomedical provider during services delivery.
- In collaboration with the SBCC Conduct consultative meetings with KVPs to address specific biomedical service delivery and program bottlenecks, improve promotion of family planning, PrEP, HIVST and HIV/ AIDS risk reduction methods among KVPs
- Monitor Council implementation plans and progress to biomedical targets by the CSO
- Conduct supportive supervision to CSO sites and services delivery points at the field level
- Document experiences, prepare program and site visits reports, presentations, briefs and articles/success stories
- 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
- Ensure the accountability mechanism and assess progress to targets by CSOs and quality of data submitted to UBA-SZ by CSOs
- Represent UBA-SZ program in the Council technical, policy, management and strategic working groups and other platforms
- Advocate for and ensure integration of HIV/AIDS activities with other related activities including maternal and child health, family planning, and tuberculosis
- Ensure the dissemination of national policy, standards and guidelines on KVP,PrEP,HIVST and HIV programming at the council level
- Coordinate the Council technical inputs into the annual work planning
- Promote and support the dissemination of project best practices and lessons learned among the project team, key stakeholders (R/CHMT , PEPFAR partners and any other local KVP partner), local partners (CSOs), and cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners in the respective region
- Write, co-author and otherwise support the documentation of UBA-SZ program results in conferences and through peer-reviewed journals and publications
- Assist with identification of professional development needs for technical staff in the field
- Degree in Medicine, Nursing or related health field
- At least 4 years demonstrated experience working in one or more areas of biomedical HIV prevention including: HIV care and treatment (required), HIV Testing Services, PrEP, HIVST TB and TB/HIV, PMTCT, Community Based HIV Services and family planning programs
- Ability to travel approximately 70%
- Commitment to the mission, vision and values of EngenderHealth
- Ability to work as a team member with consortium partners minimal supervision.
- The position is subject to change based on procurement requirements and is contingent upon EngenderHealth being awarded the project and availability of funds.
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