NAFASI YA KAZI- Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Senior Technical Advisor

Position: Technical Advisor Pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS, FASTER project
Job Summary
Catholic Relief Services seeks to hire a qualified candidate for the position of a Techinical Advisor: Pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS ,FASTER project
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Management level
Experience Length: 7 years
Job Description
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development organization of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In Tanzania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and is a leader in building the country’s capacity to improve health and nutrition services for young children and their caregivers.

FASTER (Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at subnational and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.


FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in four (4) countries where public health, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.

Techinical Advisor Pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS, FASTER project – Dar es Salaam based (1 position)
Job Responsibilities:
Coordinate project engagement with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) with its departments ensuring a highly coordinated, effective, engaged, strong partnership and relationship.
Provide technical support and guidance on addressing barriers to pediatric and adolescent HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment.
Provide in-country oversight together with the global HQ team, in the implementation of research studies addressing different priority areas including Evaluation of Demand, Feasibility and Impact Linked to Index Testing Services in Tanzania
Support the development and contribute to the implementation of project-level strategies, standards, tools in coordination and with the effective engagement of the NACP and MOHCDGEC .
Oversee the processes for developing the SOPs for more effective community coordination to improve pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS identification and treatment outcomes
Lead review and validation of technical documents, training materials and policy briefs to meet national and U.S. government guidelines, as well as international standards.
Lead program innovation, including adaptation of evidence- and/or science-based approaches, on HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment at head office and country level.

Medical degree and /or Master’s in public health minimum seven (7) years’ of progressively responsible, professional-level experience on HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment issues with at least three to five years’ experience in international or resource challenged settings.
Experience with HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services and programmes.
Experience with U.S. Government-funded programmes preferred.
Willingness to travel, In-country experience in Tanzania, highly preferred.
Reports to: CRS Tanzania FASTER Project Director

How to Apply?
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit their applications to CRS Human Resources Manager at by 17h00 EAT on 10th July, 2019. .

Only submissions that meet the following criteria will be reviewed
• Subject line must read “Techinical Advisor Pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS ,FASTER project”
• CV must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 4 pages.
• Cover letter summarizing qualifications and motivation.Source: AjiraLeo Tanzania
• 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.

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