HIV Testing (HTS) Assistant Job at Amref Health Africa – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

Overview
Job Category: Health/ Medicine
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  17 August 2020
Duty Station:  Handeni
Posted: 11-08-2020
Requirements
Job Description

Vacancy title:
HIV Testing (HTS) Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

Amref Health Africa

Deadline of this Job:
17 August 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Handeni , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
BACKGROUND:
Amref Health Africa in Tanzania 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 in Tanzania 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 is implemented in Tanga and Zanzibar since October, 2018. From October 2020 this project will extend its operations to Simiyu Region covering facility based and community based HIV care and treatment services. Afya Kamilifu project works – in collaboration with and with 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 vacancies to be filled soon:

HIV Testing (HTS) Assistant
Location: Bariadi Office (1)
Reports to: HTS officer

JOB SUMMARY
The HTS Assistant will ensure that all facility based HTS activities including index testing, O-PITC and linkage case management are implemented at the acceptable service delivery standards in the specific districts and supported facilities. He/she will engage and work closely with providers at the facility setting to accelerate HIV testing modalities and services .

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
• To assist in the development of weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans for the implementation of HTS Positive identification strategies
• To ensure the Provider-initiated HIV Testing and Counselling is offered at all service points (inpatient, outpatient, MNCH and TB clinics, STI clinics,) at project supported health facilities
• To support implementation of high yielding HTS strategies including index testing and o-PITC services to all supported sites
• Support project supported sites in implementation of strategies to identify unreached HIV positive clients from key and vulnerable population including children, male adolescent girls and young women at the facility level
• To strengthen sites capacity in implementing linkage case management activities for newly diagnosed HIV positive
• To support project initiates in ensuring safety and ethical index testing services by adherence to set standards, IPV risk assessment and adverse events monitoring
• To provide supportive supervision, mentorship, coaching, on-the-job training, off-site orientation, dissemination of guidelines and standards and scale best practices to the project supported facilities
• Ensure adequate supplies of commodities (condoms and test kits) and other materials including tools and relevant SOP’s at the project supported sites
• To Liaise with other project staff to ensure successful linkage and early retention of HIV Pos from community HTS interventions
• Support sites in achieving first 95 targets by conducting weekly review meetings to assess performances with development of action plans
• Provide other technical support for HTS activities, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and documentation in a timely manner


Job Skills: Not Specified


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Minimum Education: Diploma in Nursing/Clinical Officer/Social Sciences, A Bachelor degree in the relevant health-related field in an added advantage
• At least two years’ experience in implementing a HIV program, preferably HIV testing services.
• Demonstrated track record of providing mentorship and supervision for strengthening HTS services and linkage case management activities
• Training in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment including HIV focused Testing services and basic understanding of linkage case management activities
• Basic skills in Microsoft Office packages for report writing and presentation
• Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage
• Ability in onjob training and mentorship to providers


Job Education Requirements: Not Specified


Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified


Work Hours: 8

 

Job application procedure
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] .
• Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a nonsmoking 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 contacted.


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