Monday, 16 September 2013

Pediatric HIV Program Manager Careers in Tanzania at Walter Reed Program

Job Title: Pediatric HIV Program Manager

Employer: Walter Reed Program

Duty Station: Mbeya

Application Deadline: 27th Sept 2013

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates the  management of Pediatric HIV and EID activities and program components within the zone
Coordinates  the planning, initiation and implementation of Early Infant Diagnosis program and integration of Early Infant Diagnosis with HIV Pediatric Care and Treatment program including PMTCT
Provide technical support to implementing partners in planning, budgeting and supervision for pediatric HIV and Care activities
Responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation and a broad range of agency-funded  Pediatric program activities , initiatives and studies required to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for aids Relief (PEPFAR) in the zone
To contribute to training and mentorship of DOD and site staff in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment
To assist in program monitoring and evaluation in Pediatric HIV care and treatment
With Regional Health Management teams (RHMT), Council Health Management Teams (CHMT) and Hospital Management Teams (HMT), design and implement innovative strategies for improving the quality of Pediatric HIV and EID services
Work closely with Walter Reed M&E team to ensure monthly reporting of Pediatric HIV and EID indicators.
Participate in the preparation of documents, reports, pediatric HIV Care and Support related policies and activities.
Facilitate and coordinate Quality Improvement activities/initiatives in HIV care and treatment programs in the Southern Highland zone
Travel to the sites to oversee program implementation (travel up to 50% of the time in the field)
Represent Walter Reed Program at national and international meetings on Pediatric HIV Care and Support when needed
Coordinate GBV activities within HIV care and treatment programs in the Southern Highland zone.
Participate in the Zonal RCH meetings to strengthen the integration of Pediatric HIV care with the National goals.
Other relevant duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Medical degree preferably with Masters in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree
Minimum three years’ experience working with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs.
Experience with Pediatric HIV programming
Clinical experience of pediatric HIV medicine
Strong supervisory and management skills
Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team or independently
Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with multiple government agencies, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sector
Proven verbal and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to write technical documents and give state-of-the-art presentations
Willingness to travel in Southern highlands up to 50% of the time
Fluency in Kiswahili and English

How to Apply:

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to the Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya or e-mailed to;

NOTE:  to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE.

Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications

Walter Reed Program is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply.