NAFASI ZA KAZI – MDH – Regional Hiv Testing Services (Hts) Officer

Regional Hiv Testing Services (Hts) Officer  

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non- academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others. This job position require significant field work and travel up to 80% of the time. MDH seeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill the below vacancy:


Project: AFYA KWANZA Location: KAGERA


Job Summary:

The HIV Testing Services (HTS) officer works with and supports the MDH RHTS Manager to ensure efficient implementation, M&E and reporting of HTS services in her/his respective region, including coordination of program priorities such as index HTS and focused PITC. She/he is responsible for the field implementation, coordination and reporting of all HTS initiatives in her/his respective region under the guidance of the RHTSM and in collaboration with DPMs and other MDH staff and relevant regional, council and health facility staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

To support implementation, M&E and reporting of HIV testing and ART linkage services, under the Afya Kwanza project, and other relevant activities
To support implementation of initiatives to address key program, donor and national priorities, including index testing, focused PITC, peer-based ART linkage, in line with national guidelines
To provideTA to the DACC, HTS focal person and HFs in planning, implementation, M&E and reporting of HIV testing and ART linkage services
To support RHTS Manager to asses and implement initiatives to address skill and resource needs on HIV testing and ART linkage services through supportive supervision, mentorship, on-job training, CQI and other approaches in collaboration with DACCs and HTS focal persons
To support timely collection and submission of HTS and ART linkage data – as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team
To support HTS Manager in writing technical program documents including reports, best practices, lessons learned and other relevant documents, as required by the RPM.
To support and advise the RHTS Manager on all HIV testing and ART linkage issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the RHTS Manager

Requirements. Education, work experience and skills

Degree or Advanced diploma in medicine, nursing or related field with relevant national registration
Master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage.
At least 2 years of experience working in public health programs/ services
At least 2 years of experience in design, implementation, management and M&E of HIV testing,
ART linkage or related clinical and public health programs and services
Experience in using CQI, PHE and OR techniques to address public health challenges
Experience in writing reports, best practices and lessons learned
Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication
Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power point and internet
Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines


Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV,and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.

Applications should be submitted by Friday 28th February, 2020, to the Director of Human Resource through e-mail or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


    • Application Procedures:

      Interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit their applications to CRS Human Resources Manager at by 17h00 EAT on 29 February 2020.

      Only submissions that meet the following criteria will be reviewed

      – Subject line must read “Head of Office Mbeya”

      – CV must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 4 pages.

      – Cover letter summarizing qualifications and motivation. Cover letter must be in Word or

      PDF format and not exceed 2 pages.

      Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

      Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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