Associate Director; Clinical Services, Southern Highlands Program

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Reports to: The Chief of Party/Program Director, Southern Highlands Program

Location: Mbeya, with 30-40% travel within Tanzania

Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main technical point of contact for all clinical interventions of the Organization comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the southern highlands zone.

  • Work closely with MoHCDGEC, Regional and Local government authorities in health facilities in the Southern highlands, to direct Organization medical staff in the implementation and management of all clinical aspects of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and support program for adults and children.

  • Plan, implement, and monitor HIV/AIDS services delivery interventions in accordance with USG- PEPFAR and URT MoHCDGEC-NACP guidelines, including PMTCT, pediatric HIV programs, TB/HIV, VMMC & EIMC at each level of the region and district, in collaboration with Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital, and Regional and District Medical Offices in Organization-supported regions of the Southern Highlands.

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other partners, governmental and non- governmental organizations, and stakeholders in HIV/AIDS services delivery in Tanzania.

  • Oversee the provision of care to all HIV/AIDS-positive individuals in all supported regions in collaboration with RMOs in the four regions, including the creation of partner annual budgets and Scopes of Work.

  • Provide technical oversight including supervision and training to healthcare workers involved in HID/AIDS services delivery in the served regions in accordance with PEPFAR and the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) approved method of HIV/AIDS care.

  • Represent Organization in partners and collaborators in technical consultative meetings in the area of HIV/AIDS care and treatment including participation in relevant national technical working groups.

  • Lead, supervise, and evaluate a team of clinical specialists in various technical areas of HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention who provide technical assistance to service providers at facilities in the served regions.

  • Develop and implement strategies for generation, collection, analysis and reporting of technical information including service delivery performance summaries, financial and expenditure reports and any other relevant data in his/her area of work in accordance with USG-PEPFAR and NACP requirements.

  • Work in collaboration with other directors and technical leads to develop joint annual, quarterly and monthly plans and budgets for successful implementation of HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services in the served regions.

  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure the quality of clinical services at facilities is of the required standards for HIV/AIDS care and treatment. And devise mechanisms to monitor and report on quality of clinical services.

  • Identify areas of improvement in clinical service delivery and design interventions for corrective actions.

  • Ensure Organization work is performed with integrity and diligence

  • Perform any other relevant duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Requirements:

  • Medical Doctor with completed training and a minimum seven years’ experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and treatment
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health is a must.
  • At least 8 years working experience in Program/ HIV implementation with PEPFAR programs in Africa at a senior technical level.
  • Demonstrable experience of successful leadership of similar or related program area in Africa.
  • High level of motivation, technical knowledge and creativity in various aspects of program management.
  • Ability to represent the organization at high-level meetings and present data to a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Fluent in oral and written English and Kiswahili.

General Overview: Based at the Organization Mbeya Headquarters, the Director Clinical Services will serve as the technical lead for facility-based HIV care, treatment, and prevention activities and interventions for the Southern Highlands program. The incumbent will be responsible for development of strategies and actionable plans for effective implementation of the best evidence-based practices aimed at identification of HIV infected individuals, enrolling them into clinical care for initiation, and retaining them on treatment. The position requires deep knowledge of HIV/AIDS medicine and related public health approaches of HIV epidemic management and control.

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