Employer: THPS International
Duty Station: Zanzibar Regional Office
Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013
• Manage THPS program team in Zanzibar including community outreach workers.
• In conjunction with ZACP partners and THPS sub grantees oversee the development of scopes of work, detailed overall work plan, program budgets, monitoring and evaluation plan.
• Work closely with several partners (Zanzibar MOHSW, ZACP, Zanzibar Central Medical Stores, local NGOs working with Key Populations and PLHIV) to support the provision of HTC, ART, basic HIV care and support, PMTCT, EID, OI management, TB/HIV integration, adherence psychosocial support, and community linkages.
• Explore and implement feasible possibilities of providing comprehensive HIV care and treatment services outside a health facility setting through youth-friendly service centers, particularly those targeting KPs.
• Establish/strengthen linkages with other organizations working in family planning, home based care, reproductive health services to ensure harmonization of resources and cost effective use of resources in program management.
• Provide technical assistance to ZACP and Zanzibar Drug Commission on delivery of HIV prevention services to injection drug users and other key populations, including safer injection practices, condom use, STI prevention and treatment and design of linkage/referral networks for HIV testing, STI care, substance use rehabilitation, and HIV care and treatment.
• Coordinate THPS technical assistance provision to HIV service organizations and clinical sites to scale up or enhance IDU-specific services, including training of HIV clinic staff to provide risk reduction counseling related to substance use and overdose prevention, safer sex behaviors, effective treatment of IDU-related skin infections, and provision of specialized adherence support for HIV-infected IDUs.
• Work in collaboration with the ZACP care and treatment team lead and with the THPS Senior clinical advisor regarding sensitization of CTC medical staff on care needs of current and former drug users.
• Provide TA to the ZACP and Zanzibar Drug Control Commission in the design of information/education/communication campaigns and of behavior change and
Communication materials related to HIV prevention among IDUs and other key populations.
• Work with Zanzibar Central Medical Stores (CMS) department to build capacity in timely forecasting and ordering of HIV supplies and commodities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of HIV related commodities and supplies.
• Facilitate joint ZACP/THPS data collection, compilation, analysis, dissemination of results and data sharing for program monitoring, evaluation and improvement
• Assure adherence to defined national quality standards in all program activities
• Serve as representative of THPS to partners, government authorities and local stakeholders in Zanzibar.
• To perform other duties as assigned by THPS supervisors.
Qualifications and Experience:
• MD/ Social Scientist/Nursing Officer preferably with training and experience of working with Key population program management a must.
• Masters in Public Health (MPH) will be an added advantage.
• At least three years experience in program planning and management in resource constraint settings.
• At least three years working experience with HIV/AIDS programming.
• Familiarity with health care system in Zanzibar.
• Strong supervisory and management and team oriented skills.
• Ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills
• Fluent in English and Swahili with good verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be a Tanzania Resident.
How to Apply:
All Interested applicants should send their application letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum, through email with a subject line of the position you are applying for e.g.:-Sub-Grants Officer to HR@thps.or.tz
Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.
THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.