3 Health and HIV Services Officers
Deadline of this Job:
14 October 2021
Within Tanzania , Several Zones , East Africa
Date Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
PASADA is a faith based organization operating under the Catholic Archdiocese of Dar es salaam. PASADA strives to reach the poorest of the poor living with HIV/AIDS and provide them with compassionate care, treatment and support services. Although sponsored by the Catholic Church, the services offered by PASADA are available to all individuals without discrimination of any sort.
PASADA ACHIEVE PROGRAM
PASADA will implement as a Sub grantee to PACT-Tanzania the Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) program in eight Councils namely;
1) Temeke Municipal Council,
2) Kigamboni Municipal Council,
3) Kinondoni Municipal Council,
4) Ubungo Municipal Council,
5) Ilala Municipal Council,
6) Kibaha Town Council,
7) Mkuranga Town Council and Chalinze Town Council.
PASADA for effective implementation has organized ACHIEVE project management into three Teams (Team A. Ubungo MC, Kibaha TC and Chalinze TC. Team B. Ilala MC and Kinondoni MD. Team C. Temeke MC, Kigamboni MC and Mkuranga TC
ACHIEVE is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants, and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Pact led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide, and WI-HER. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments, and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations.
In order to maintain high quality level services and to meet our clients’ and donor’s expectations, we wish to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:
POSITION: HEALTH AND HIV SERVICES OFFICER (3 Posts)
Job Title: Health and HIV Service Officer Officers (3 posts - one staff for each Team)
Reporting to: CTC in-charge, Senior Project Manager and Medical Director
Line Manage: Community Case Workers/Community Health Workers
Locations: Kibaha, Temeke and Kinondoni/Ilala
The overall objective of this position is to contribute towards strategic service delivery to OVCs and their caregivers, address critical barriers to service access, uptake, and adherence to scale up impact service delivery, advance progress towards 95-95-95 goals and improve health and social outcomes among OVC and their families. The job holder will ensure sound and vibrant bi-directional referral and linkage system, improved case identification, linkages to ART and Viral Load suppression among Children and Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS.
Roles & Responsibilities:
• Represent PASADA and coordinate with the Council Health Management Team regarding HIV and health related activities at Councils Team level.
• Hold monthly coordination meetings with Care & Treatment Centers (CTC) in implementation area to support shared confidentiality, facilitate case conferencing, improve the bi-directional referral system, and ensure HIV positive beneficiaries receive needed services at Councils Team level.
• Support Early Childhood Development (ECD) corners at targeted health facilities, including regular monitoring and supportive supervision at Councils Team level.
• Support the facilities to have an updated enrollment register at the facility that demonstrate the cascade of enrollment of CLHIV at the CTC at Councils Team level.
• Support Community Case Workers (CCWs) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointments, enroll them into ACHIEVE Project, and link them back to CTCs.
• Support CCWs to conduct HIV risk assessments for OVC during case management; refer and link at risk OVC to HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC).
• Schedule quarterly Sexual Reproductive Health Education outreaches to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), DREAMS Girls in school and organize HTC outreaches for adolescents with high-risk behaviors at Councils Team level.
• Work with Health Facility Implementing Partners to roll out a supplemental HIV curriculum to CCWs and ensure CCWs provide appropriate support to HIV positive OVC and caregivers.
• Support CCWs to strengthen the capacity of caregivers to support HIV positive OVC and ensure CCWs refer HIV positive OVC and caregivers to PLHIV support groups.
• Support the roll out of evidence-based curriculums relating to HIV (e.g., Steppingstone, Furaha Lifelong Parenting (Sinovuyo), Sexual Reproductive Health Education, Care for Child Development, etc.)
• Support the establishment of a bi-directional referral system to monitor beneficiaries through the HIV continuum of care as well as service completion for other health and social services.
• Monitor implementation, bottlenecks, performance metrics of the bi-directional referral system; pro-actively offer solutions, conduct quality improvement activities, and implement adjustments to improve referral outcomes.
• Participate in quarterly council level quality improvement meetings with relevant bi-directional referral system stakeholders; ensure actions from the meetings are implemented and the bi-directional referral system is improved at Councils Team level.
• Work with the M&E officer to ensure all bi-directional referral data are accurate and produced weekly; use data for decision-making at Councils Team level.
• Lead the development of a service directory for health, nutrition, and HIV services in implementation area; update the directory at least once a year at Councils Team level.
• Support CCWs to conduct nutrition activities, including nutrition assessments, counseling, and linkage to other nutrition service providers at Councils Team level.
• Provide continuous supportive supervision to CCWs to ensure provision of health-related services and referrals and linkages to beneficiaries.
• Submit timely updates to the Program Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports at Councils Team level.
• Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication at Councils Team level.
• Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Manager.
Minimum required Qualifications, Experience and Skills
• MUST be Diploma holder in Clinical Medicine or Nursing.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in medicine or nursing will be an added advantage.
• Good understanding of Government of Tanzania health policies.
• Strong M&E skills and experience in strategic information.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English including excellent training skills in working with adult learners, particularly at the community level.
• Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed without constantly or close supervision
• Demonstrate leadership and team building skills.
• Diplomacy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex priorities.
• At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming. Experience in implementation of community programs in health/HIV, MNCH, TB/Malaria etc., is preferred.
• Experienced with PEPFAR 3.0 funded project in Tanzania.
• Experience implementing program and donor regulations, systems, and procedures.
• Experience in an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach in development and social work.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
All applications letters should indicate the position and Councils Team of interest on the envelope, attached with detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates, testimonials, transcripts and names of two referees and day time telephone number for confidential contact should be sent NOT LATER than 14th October 2021, interested candidates are encouraged to physically bring their applications at Temeke Chang’ombe opposite Police Chang’ombe within Catholic Church Compound. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The contact address is;
The PASADA Executive Director
PASADA P. O. Box 70225
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania.
NON DISCRIMINATION NOTE:
PASADA advocates and upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate in its short listing, selection or employment practices that are based on racial, creed, sexual orientation, religious basis, sex, nationality, political affiliation, gender bases, marital status, inability or disability, or any other form which does not constitute merits.