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:
Position: REGIONAL HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS) OFFICER-1 post
Project: AFYA KWANZA Location: KAGERA
Reports to: REGIONAL HIV TESTING SERVICES MANAGER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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