Technical Advisor for Community Engagement

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BACKGROUND:  

Amref Health Africa in Tanzania (Amref Tz) 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. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation (EGPAF) has strategically selected Amref Tz as its sub grantee under its recently  awarded U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Tanzania’s Comprehensive Client  Centered Health Program – HIV and Tuberculosis (CH3P-HIV&TB) -Northern Activity. Under C3HP,  EGPAF and its partners offers USAID a responsive and forward-thinking approach that will  address the evolving needs of the people of Tanzania as they relate to HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and  family planning (FP) services across each continuum of care. Under the C3HP, Amref Tz brings its  deep expertise on strategic community engagement for improved health outcomes, and will  work to ensure community services are reaching target populations, specifically women and girls,  children, young people, and other vulnerable groups. The C3HP-HIV&TB Northern will be  implemented for five years (2021 – 2026) in five regions including Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara,  Singida and Dodoma regions. The C3HP team will collaborate with the Ministry of Health,  Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), and the President’s  Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), Regional and Districts Local  Governments’ Authorities to ensure increased demand for and use of quality HIV, TB, and FP  services, leading to improved health outcomes. With this, Amref Tz is announcing the following  positions to be filled for this project: 

Position: Technical Advisor for Community Engagement 

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party -C3HP 

Location: Dar es Salaam (C3HP HQ) 

Job Summary:  

The Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership on implementation of  Comprehensive HIV/TB community services including Community HIV testing to targeted population (KVP), Provision of PrEP services, Community TB/HIV collaborative services,  Promotion of Community HIV self-testing, tracking of ART defaulters (clients with treatment interruption) and strengthen linkage and referral systems to improve social norms for healthy behavior and increase engagement of communities and citizens for quality health service deliver. S/he will provide high-level technical guidance, supervise and monitor project activities from central level. As well as actively involved in program planning and reprogramming of project activities as per project performance and adjustments.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide technical leadership, guiding the development and implementation of   comprehensive community HIV/TB interventions.  
  • Working closely with region project technical staff to oversee and inform  the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of comprehensive  community HIV/TB interventions for the project.  
  • Generate new ideas and innovations in our approaches and thinking in relation to  community engagement interventions for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment   and TB drawing on good practice and evidence from elsewhere.  
  • Foster a strong working relationship with the project’s primary partner the   Government of Tanzania, to secure their technical inputs and buy in behind project   supported community HIV/TB interventions. In this regard, act as the project’s   focal person for NACP, TACAIDS and NTLP from community based interventions.  
  • Provide HIV/TB technical advice including guidance during the adaptations of   regional level community HIV/TB guidelines/interventions.  
  • Work closely with the regional teams and the community engagement officers   throughout the implementation of community interventions.  
  • Represent the project during all donor, GoT and implementing partners HIV/TB   technical meetings and workshops for community interventions  
  • Identify and adapt best practice community engagement processes,   implementation guidelines, job aids and community accountability tool   (Community Score Card).  
  • Collaborate with the government and USG implementing partners to identify and   ensure where feasible their community intervention SBCC needs are being   addressed.  
  • Contribute to quarterly reports, annual reports, and work plans. Maintain excellent Government, stakeholder, creative agencies and partner   relations.  
  • Maintain close collaboration with other in-country technical partners, CBOS, and private   health sector stakeholders to leverage opportunities for collaboration, avoid duplication   and ensure programmatic alignment.  
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned. 

Required Qualification/Experiences/Skills  

  • Master's degree in Public Health, Sociology, community health or related discipline.  At least 6 – 7 years’ experience with a public health organization 
  • Proven experience with comprehensive HIV/TB community interventions and PEPFAR  projects 
  • Excellent skills in Community Mobilization, Education and mapping Proven teamwork, partnering skills (facilitating dialogue and communications across  diverse sectors, institutions, and geographic administrative levels) 
  • Familiarity with the GOT's health systems and community health system strategies. Advocacy experience and skills to articulate the need for community health systems strengthening.
  • Proven ability to assess and manage complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment meeting competing deadlines. 
  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced environment  juggling multiple priorities Ability to manage teams and plan for the successful and timely  implementation of programs 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision. 
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with diverse people and  programs  
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills with experience in report writing and presentations to large and diverse stakeholders. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.) and the Internet.

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 PDF document indicating your present employer and position,  daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. All interviews will be conducted at Amref Health Africa country Office in Dar es Salaam for shortlisted applicants. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS December 08, 2021. The subject line of your job application email should mention the job position that you are applying as it appears in this advertisement. Failure to do that your application may not be easily retrieved.  All correspondences and applications should be emailed to: j [email protected]  

  1. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking  environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply  
  2. “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”  
  3. Note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at  whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.
  4. Any Applicant attempting or communicating to the Amref Health Africa  Management or Staff through phone calls, sms, text emails and other means will  automatically be disqualified from this opportunity. All communications should  be channelled to the provided official correspondence email above  
  5. Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be  contacted.