Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Program Officer Clinical Services at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation [EGPAF]

Job Title: Program Officer Clinical Services

Employer: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation [EGPAF]

Duty Station: Tabora

Application Deadline: 18th Oct 2013

Job Description:

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation [EGPAF] supports Tanzania's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other stakeholders in the roll out and strengthening of a broad scale up of HIV programs through a District approach. Supported programs include comprehensive and integrated Reproductive & Child Health and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in seven regions (Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Tabora, Lindi and Mtwara); HIV Care and Treatment services
(C&T) in four regions (Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Lindi); and community based HIV support services, including Home Based Care (HBC) in three regions on mainland Tanzania (Mwanza, Pwani and Tabora) and on Zanzibar.
Reports to: Regional Program Coordinator
Location: Tabora

Responsibilities and Duties:

Co-ordination of district support to provide Integrated HIV/AIDS Services
Work closely with sub-grantees to coordinate program planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis, TB/HIV collaborative activities and Care and Treatment services.
Liaise with laboratory and SCM EGPAF teams to support supply chain management services that ensures availability of HIV commodities at all levels within the districts
Work with Laboratory and SCM EGPAF teams to assists district to ensure availability of HIV commodities and maintain continuous communication with MSD
Liaise with community program staff within EGPAF to coordinate linkages and referral networks within the supported districts.
Provide technical inputs and assistance to districts to build capacity of district and health facility integrated HIV/AIDS services
In collaboration with districts supervisors and EGPAF TCB team to assess skills development -and training needs, coordinate relevant training for healthcare workers.
Conduct supportive supervision in close collaboration with district teams
In collaboration with district supervisor and mentors, assist districts in data collection, compilation, analysis and reporting to government structures and EGPAF
Coach sub-grantees in proposal writing i.e. prioritizing activities, development of work plans and budgeting
Work with districts in enhancing collaboration amongst HIVIAIDS implementing partners Assist districts in setting up mechanisms to strengthen HIV I AIDS continuum of care and client retention
Interact with district mentors to assess needs and provide technical support where need identified.  
Provide support to districts and their facilities to have up to date guidelines, SOPs, registers and reporting formats available.
Support districts in providing technical assistance to health facilities on HIV commodity management
Program monitoring
Monitor districts to utilize the obligated fund in the given program according the agreement in the proposals
Monitor districts and other sub grantees to implement program year activities according to their work plan
Prepare follow up action plans of support provided and monitor its implementation
Write trip reports and submit to the Regional Program Coordinator as required in a proper and timely manner
Assist districts and their respective sites in analyzing data of all program components (RCHI PMTCT, EID, C&T, TB collaborative activities, community services and SCM to achieve planned targets
Provide support to districts to conduct quarterly review meetings to discuss program performance
Assist district to monitor flow of HIV commodities to avoid overstock and stock outs
In collaboration with Grants Officers (Gas), ensure timely financial cash requesting and provision of funds to subs as well as making follow up of program progress VS financial use.
Documentation of Best Practices and Learnings
Identify and write on best practices, program briefs and success stories.
Share and disseminate lessons learnt from sites with all relevant stakeholders and serve as a technical resource for districts and sites

Qualifications and Experience:
Medical degree or equivalent, Registered Nurse with a degree
Masters in Public health would be advantageous        
3 years exp r' with HIVIAIDS Programs is essential    
Report writing skills
Good communication skills both written and verbal    
Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages -a (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Ms Outlook) M Should be fluent in both Kiswahili and English
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter explaining how the experience detailed in the CV will contribute to the requirements of the position and references to EGPAF.
Submissions may be sent to:
The Human Resource Manager, EGPAF,
P.O. BOX 1628,
Oysterbay, Haile Selasie Road Plot # 8 & 10, Dar es Salaam,

EGPAF is an equal opportunities employer and these positions are open to all.