Clinical/ART Services Officer

BACKGROUND :

Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade Project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals and the HIV epidemic control in  Tanzania.  The project branded as   Afya  Kamilifu  Project  has been implemented in   Tanga and Zanzibar  since October 2018 From October 2020 the project will extend to  Simiyu Region  covering facility-based and community-based HIV care and treatment services from October 2020 in collaboration and guidance from the  Tanzania  Ministry of  Health, Community  Development,  Gender,  Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). That said, Amref Health Africa -Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for the project:

Position Title: Clinical/ART Services Officer (4 positions)

Location: Handeni Office (1), Bariadi Office (1), Maswa Office (1), Meatu Office (1)

Reports to: Regional Project Manager (Tanga and Simiyu respectively)

JOB SUMMARY

The Incumbent will support delivery of comprehensive and quality HIV care and treatment services to achieve the 95-95-95 goals for the HIV epidemic control. S/He will be responsible to integrate and deliver all the treatment cascade portfolio to ensure a continuum of care and scaled up service delivery. S/He will collaborate with health facility teams to oversee the work of HIV/AIDS Clinical Services towards reaching the set targets.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment service and technical assistance to the supported
  • Ensures effective execution of clinical cascade from the linked HIV Identified cases to facilitating their viral load suppression according to national guidelines.
  • Coordinate and supervise health facility HIV/AIDS clinical services in supported districts to accomplish their expected scopes of work and provided targets
  • Provide technical support to health care providers, and collaborate with CHMTs and Regional teams on implementation of the SDM; same day ART initiation, MMS, Community ART and other models according to the National Guidelines
  • Participate in training, mentorship, supportive supervision and clinical guidance to health care providers as needed
  • Make use of training materials/curriculum, SOPs and Job Aids useful to the providers according to the National guidelines and policies
  • Participate in meetings/events relevant to the project and provide relevant technical contributions according to the Ministry of Health guidelines and PEPFAR policies
  • Collaborate with all other project staff in the related program areas as would be needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A degree in medicine or nursing or advance diploma in clinical services. A Master degree in public health or any health related field is an added advantage
  • Proven experience and competence in managing patients on ART in Tanzania context
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing
  • At least 5 years of “hands on experience” in HIV prevention, care and treatment program in resource-limited country
  • Experience working with Local Government Authorities and PEPFAR funded project
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and
  • Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage

HOW TO APPLY:-

If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies,  please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. Amref will conduct interviews at Mwanza Office for the shortlisted Lake Zone Applicants and at Dar es Salaam Office for other shortlisted applicants.  To be considered, your application must be received by  16.30 Hours August 17, 2020 . Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position, failure to do that your application may not be retrieved.  All correspondences should be directed to: Email:  [email protected] Direct  application through mail or hand delivery will not be accepted.

  • Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non- smoking environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply
  • “Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”
  • Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be




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