Monday, 18 November 2013

Senior Clinical Advisor at THPS International

Job Title: Senior Clinical Advisor - HIV Care and Treatment

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Zanzibar Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013

Responsibilities:

• Work with the HIV care and treatment team lead at ZACP to ensure provision of direct technical assistance to health care facilities supported by ZACP such as; site start up and development, training staff in the clinical management of individuals with HIV/AIDS, clinical mentoring, patient flow analysis, improvement of adherence support systems, improvement of referral systems, etc.
• Assist health care providers at designated points of service in case finding and strengthening entry points in order to increase the number of referrals to the ARV units, from PMTCT, VCT and OPD and IPD and outreach services.
• Provide direct technical assistance to Clinicians and counselors working at ZACP supported sites as per need.
• Implement creatively efforts to support improved pediatric AIDS services, identification and support, PITC and Good Clinical Practice to PLHIV.
• Support ZACP and Zanzibar Drug Control Commission in the establishment of comprehensive KPs friendly HIV prevention, care and treatment services at the identified sites outside the clinical settings.
• Support ZACP to implement adherence strategies in health facilities and effective linkages of PLHIV from all entry points including KPs, PMTCT to care and treatment and support groups
• Provide TA to ZACP to ensure integration between TB and HIV services such that there is TB intensified case identification, infection control within CTC.
• Work with relevant focal persons at ZACP to ensure roll out of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) as per MOHSW plan
• Ensure that HIV clinical care activities at ZACP service delivery sites conform to the Tanzanian national guidelines and that target are met.
• Work with THPS central technical team to support ZACP to develop and disseminate materials related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment, including clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms; job aides and other necessary tools as deemed necessary.
• Compile monthly and quarterly program implementation reports with timely submission to ZACP and the donor.
• Work with the ME officer in Zanzibar and Zanzibar Program manager to ensure quality program Monitoring and Evaluation activities.
• Provide biannual feedback on program progress to Zanzibar Program Manager.
• Participate in THPS and its sub grantees in Zanzibar annual work plan development process
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Zanzibar Program Manager and other supervisors.


Qualifications and Experience:

• MD with Post graduate degree in Medicine, Child Health
• MPH or equivalent/public health training is desirable.
• At least three years’ experience in working in HIV care and treatment
• Extensive clinical experience in care and treatment of people living with  HIV/AIDS
• Experience working in collaboration with local government partners (R/CHMTS) and NGOs.
• Excellent team orientation, openness, responsiveness and conflict management skills
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent English and Swahili oral/written communication
• Excellent interpersonal and management skills.


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.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at THPS International

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Zanzibar Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013

Responsibilities:

• Assist in development of the paper-based M&E systems for the Key Population Program
• Lead on development and maintenance of the electronic M&E systems for Key Population data
• Implementation of paper-based and electronic M&E system to capture data related to Key Population and other HIV care and treatment activities supported by THPS
• Training on M&E system for Key Population and other HIV care and treatment activities for  ZACP program staff health workers and program implementers
• Support ZACP in conducting quality monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual data collection and reporting of data related to Key Population and other HIV care and treatment activities
•  Provide ongoing technical support to ZACP ME staff to conduct DQA checks on both paper base and electronic data and ensure good quality data from Key Population and other HIV care and treatment activities.
• Build capacity of ZACP to conduct critical reviews and statistical analyses of data collected on Key Population and other HIV care and treatment activities
• Feedback of program results to ZACP, sites, districts and key stakeholders
• To participate in data dissemination by providing data outputs for conferences and workshop reports for Key Population data and data on other HIV care and treatment activities
• To perform any other duties as assigned by Director of M&E

Qualifications and Experience:

• Candidates should hold an advanced degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or related discipline.
• 3 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems on Key Population Program.
• Experience with primary collection of clinical data, design of forms and data collection instruments, and data analysis.
• Extensive experience with Microsoft Access and Excel and one or more of the following statistical analysis packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA)
• Excellent team building and experience with Key Population Programs.
• Ability to work independently
• Fluency in English and Kiswahili

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.

Community Outreach Officer at THPS International in Tanzania

Job Title: Community Outreach Officer

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Zanzibar Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013


Responsibilities:

• Providing  technical assistance to Key population NGOs on delivery  of HIV prevention  to  men who have sex with men (MSM)  including such areas as HIV risk reduction  ( i.e. safer injection practices, condom and lubricant  use , STI, TB, hepatitis B&C prevention and treatment  and  linkage/ referral networks for HIV testing, STI care, substance use rehabilitation , and HIV care and treatment.
• Support the THPS supported KPs NGOs in identifying  training needs and design  training programs for MSM,IDU and CSW peer educators/ peer counselors
• Mentoring and  coaching MSM and other KPs peer educators/ counselors during the outreach sessions
• Support Zanzibar Drug Commission and KP partners NGOs in developing both annual & quarterly work plans and that the agreed targets are met.
• Assisting in the expansion of mobile clinics providing HIV counseling and testing MSM settings to include STI, TB diagnosis treatment.
• Prepare and provide regular timely updates to the Program Manager on the program implementation.
• Participating scheduled meetings with KPs partners and peer educators.
• Providing supportive supervision and mentorship to MSM peer educators to ensure that they are using the approved behavior change M&E tools to implement and track quality services to MSM and other vulnerable population.
• Conducting ongoing participatory assessments of individual partners and develop interventions to address the weaknesses that hinder program implementation this will include but not limited to areas that require technical support.
• Performing any other relevant duties as may be assigned by Program Manager Zanzibar

Qualifications and Experience:

• Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Social work, with relevant working experiences in HIV prevention to Most at Risk Population.
• Ability to work after normal working hours at informal gatherings and entertainment centers.
• Ability to cope and interact with the Most at Risk Population especially Men who have sex with Men within the MSM communities.
• Real life experience as KPs who has recovered is an advantage.
• Knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention care and treatment programs.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.


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.

Receptionist Jobs in Tanzania at THPS International

Job Title: Receptionist

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Mtwara Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013


Responsibilities:

• Welcome and greet all visitors and ensure that they sign the visitors book
• Direct visitors to the appropriate contact as appropriate
• Maintain reception information/literature
• Keep the reception area tidy and welcoming during office hours
• Front office /Reception management, including attending phone calls and transferring to appropriate contact
• Taking and recording phone message & faxes
• Coordinate and track movement of documents in and out of the organization
• Coordinate and maintain records for HR phones and office keys.
• Provide general information to visitors.
• Setup and coordinate meetings and conferences
• General administrative tasks
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

• Minimum one year office administrative support experience is preferred
• At least a Diploma in Administration from a recognized College/University.

Interpersonal skills:

• Very good in English and Kiswahili.
• Excellent typing skills and creating documents using Microsoft Office.
• Excellent organizational skills (oral and written) and the ability to excel at details, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal relationships and customer care


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.

PMTCT ART Linkage Program Officer Jobs Vacancy in Tanzania at THPS International

Job Title: PMTCT ART Linkage Program Officer, Mtwara

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Mtwara Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013


Responsibilities:

• Provide  technical assistance to the staff at THPS supported health care facilities; onsite staff capacity building on PMTCT and ART , patient flow analysis, counseling, improvement of adherence support systems, strengthen of referral systems, linkage to CTC and community services.
• Coordinate with partners supporting PMTCT and in the region on technical assistance on proper management and linkage of PMTCT clients.
• Facilitate Provider Initiated Testing and counseling at all key entry points of the health facility and collaborate with PMTCT IP to ensure HIV infected pregnant women and children are identified at immunization clinics and enrolled to PMTCT and C&T.
• Facilitate partner testing and male involvement into care and treatment for all PMTCT clients at THPS supported facilities.
• Work closely with THPS Care and Treatment Clinical Advisors to ensure early initiation of ART to all PMTCT eligible clients including their HIV infected infants.
• Establish and monitor innovative strategies at THPS supported health facilities and facilitate linkage of PMTCT clients to support groups and other community services.
• Work with the PMTCT IP, Mtwara RCHCo and all DRCHCo in the regions to facilitate integration between HIV care and treatment services within Reproductive and Child Health clinics.
• Ensure that THPS-supported clinical care activities at multiple delivery sites conform to the Tanzanian national guidelines.
• Work closely with Home based Care providers and peer educators to ensure continuum of care and treatment for women and their infants post delivery.
• Advocate and work with facility staff to ensure implementation of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) including provision of safer pregnancy education and family planning services at RCH/CTC.
• Assist the Mtwara regional manager to develop annual regional work plan and to review its implementation.
• Assist the regional manager in the development of monthly and quarterly reports.
• Perform any other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience:

• Medical Doctor with 5+ years or more experience in program implementation in a developing country setting
 Master’s degree (MPH or equivalent); Public health training is desirable.
• Experience with HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention including Prevention Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT).
• Enough experience in working with different levels in the community.
• Familiarity with district level health care programs in Tanzania.
• Strong mentorship 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.

Medical Laboratory Mentor Jobs in Tanzania at THPS International

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Mentor

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Mtwara Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013

Responsibilities:

• To provide technical assistance to facility-level lab personnel, including regular and systematic observation of testing procedures and ongoing site level supportive supervision and mentorship.
• To build capacity of Regional and District laboratory technologists(RTL and DTL) in providing ongoing mentorship and supportive supervision to laboratory and non laboratory health providers in Mtwara health facilities
• Build capacity of laboratory health providers in appropriate lab logistics management to ensure uninterrupted lab services across all THPS supported health facilities  
• Support laboratory staff to follow written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for every aspect of pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic phases of the testing process in a laboratory.
• Support MoHSW laboratories accreditation programs through Stepwise Laboratory Improvement toward Accreditation in the region and facilitate those laboratories selected for accreditation program National and THPS Targets.
• Ensure compliance to quality assurance standards based on national, ISO and other International standard requirements to all laboratories in Mtwara.
• Support laboratory staff in Mtwara region to implement laboratory quality management system as per national laboratory policy.
• To provide ongoing mentorship to laboratory staff and health care providers on performing quality laboratory services and interpretation of laboratory parameters"
• Assist in the preparation and delivery of proficiency testing for EQA from laboratory and non laboratory sites.
• Conduct mentorship and supportive supervision to those laboratories under accreditation process.
• Conduct training programs/continue medical education as appropriate to address gaps identified during supportive supervision.
• Provide technical assistance to facility level lab managers, Quality Officers and other lab staff including: establishing routine workflows; developing/refining SOPs, job aides, log books, and referral forms as needed; planning of lab activities to improve tests performance and decrease turnaround time; and developing and implementing an equipment maintenance program.
• To provide technical assistance on the roll out of the accreditation ISO 15189 for the zone laboratories and for regional and district laboratories with the WHO guidelines.
• To help implement and monitor efficient documentation of laboratory results at the sites, as well as effective linkage between laboratories and clinical services.
• Work closely to THPS regional team, regional, council and hospital management teams (RHMT, CHMTs, and HMTs) and other laboratory stakeholders to improve laboratory performance.
• Perform any other activities as may be required by his/her supervisor

Qualifications and Experience:

Applicant must have the minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science or, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology or its equivalent.
Additional qualifications:
• Ability to work under pressure and minimum supervision
• Knowledge and skills in general clinical chemistry, hematology, flow cytometry and serology laboratory procedures
• Knowledge and practical experience of use of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Laboratory Quality Standards implementation
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
• Computer Skills including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Outlook, MS internet, etc

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.

Career at THPS International - Data Manager

Job Title: Data Manager – 2 Posts

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Mtwara Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013


Responsibilities:

• Lead in maintaining and updating regional databases for care and treatment, , TB/HIV, HCT, and other databases as assigned
• Assist to provide technical assistance to regional  supported facilities within  Mtwara region in collaboration with R/CHMT members
• Build capacity of R/CHMT in data management and data use for program improvement
• Implementation and evaluation of monitoring tools and data management
• Ensure that DQA is carried out quarterly according to DQA SOP’s and that recommendations following the site DQA visit are implemented
• Ensure Mtwara Region compliance to policies for data quality  assurance and reporting requirements
• Train and supervise ME officers in the councils and data entry clerks in the supported CHMTs to ensure timely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queries and routine progress reports
• Collaborate with other team members to prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on supported program areas
• Develop and respond to queries related to data analysis
• To perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree or certified training in Computer Science, IT/HMIS, data management or a related discipline. Advanced skills in Database programming, and analytical software an advantage
• A background in nursing, health science or a related discipline are an advantage
• 3+ years relevant experience years experience with MS Access application development and use, data analyses with standard software packages and implementing protocols for data quality assurance.
• Strong supervisory and management skills
• Ability to work independently
• Fluent in English & Kiswahili
• Experience working with NGO’s and/or donor-funded programs


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.

Community Linkages Field officer at THPS International in Tanzania

Job Title: Community Linkages Field officer

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Mtwara Regional Office

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013

Responsibilities:

• Work with the Regional TACAIDS Coordinator and Council HIV AIDS Community Coordinators (CHACC) to strengthen capacity of partners and PLHIV support Groups in improving community linkages and establish facility-community partnership at all levels.
• Participate in HIV/AIDs committee meetings at Regional, District, Ward and village level related to community –facility linkage to PLHIV.
• Work with the sites to strengthen linkages within  different departments and programs of the health facilities;
• Provide technical support in best approaches for improving referrals and follow-up of clients in the community.
• Support facility and community to establish referral and linkage system between facility and community services.
• Participate in development and translation of IEC materials for the community support;
• Provide mentorship for the site focal persons and CHBC;
• Conduct routine site visits for technical support and improvement of performance in related program areas;
• Share experiences of implementing community linkages with other THPS staffs and other partners;
• Work with other partners working in the community including HBC partners to develop and implement a starter that ensures harmonized and effective linkages
• To prepare budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers and provide periodic progress reports and monitor progress through quarterly meetings, data collection and monthly/quarterly/annual reporting.
• Take a leadership role in identifying  field success stories for publication;
• Participate in preparation and planning for regional meetings for HIV/ AIDs partners to increase networking in the project areas;
• Represent the organization in different collaboration meetings  between the government and other CBOs and NGOs that focus on strengthening continuum of care in the community;
• Work with the site focal person to facilitate networks and linkages between the sub-grantees  with potential organizations that are involved in  supporting PLHAs (in counseling, nutrition and income generating  programs) in the project sites;
• Undertake any other duties as assigned by the RM.

Qualifications and Experience:

Degree in Social sciences or equivalent, CO, or Nursing Officer; preferably with Masters in Public Health.
Preference will be given to the following:
Proven experience in working with community based programs and familiarity with district community based systems and structures
Trained on advanced adherence counseling
Excellent communication skills in both reading and writing
Fluency in Kiswahili and English.
Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages (Word, Excel & power point).


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.

Sub Grants Officer Careers at THPS International in Tanzania

Job Title:  Sub Grants Officer,

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Central Office Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013


Responsibilities:

• Assist in assessing the financial and administrative requirement for the sub awardees.
• Adapt administrative and financial policies and  procedures for the sub awardees which includes ; manuals, user guides and templates to be compliant with donor and THPS requirements
• Provide training and technical support to sub awardees staff to improve administrative and financial systems by using THPS management tools and general management of fund procedures.
• Ensure consistent application of THPS financial and administrative policies/standards, as well as donor, and THPS rules and regulations
• Act as resource person for tracking and monitoring systems, reporting policies and procedures to sub awardees
• Ensure that sub awardees provide their reports accurately and on time
• Monitoring of sub awardees invoices and advances from THPS
• Monitor the need for external audits of sub awardees, and manage the audit as needed
• Coordinate with THPS finance staff and field finance managers to correct sub awardees account errors and improve systems
• Train new sub awardees staff on matters related with financial management and performs project financial review
• Assist in provision of procedures for sub awardees closing by making sure that all steps and regulations are followed properly
• Supervise and train the Sub award Finance Staff in donor rules and regulations and the Financial Reporting.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelors degree or equivalent in Accountancy, Finance or related subjects from a recognized institution
• CPA, ACCA or other equivalent professional certification will be an added advantage
• At least four years experience at similar position
• High level of integrity
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision

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.

Storekeeper at THPS International in Tanzania

Job Title:  Storekeeper

Employer: THPS International

Duty Station: Central Office Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 27th Nov 2013


Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the developing, implementing and enhance the stores system and procedures for the organization in accordance with the program requirements.
• Ensure store system is operated in an efficient, safe manner and efficient utilization of available storage space.
• Provide advice on stores issues with best practices in line with the THPS policies and procedures.
• Receives and inspects all procured materials and reconciles with purchase orders; check condition, shortage, discrepancies and prepare reports.
• Arranges for storage of received materials at appropriate storage space.
• Maintain up-to-date and accurate inventory records.
• Ensure safe keeping both as to quality and quantity of materials; Maintain high level of cleanliness and orderliness in the stores.
• Timely issue the required materials against authorized requisitions notes/materials lists.
• Verifies quality, quantity and other specifications during receipt and issue of stocks and that proper documentation are observed.
• Responsible for shipping of procured items to THPS regional offices and across supported sites.
• Coordinating THPS regional stores and ensure shipped items are dispatched to the supported sites.
• Tracks stock levels and places replenishment requests with the procurement section when a re-stocking of all regular stores items threshold is reached.
• Carries regularly physical verification of stores, to check the book balances, with the actual physical stock at frequent intervals by way of internal control over wrong issues, damages, pilferage, expire dates etc.
• Assist in maintaining and update the asset register on regular basis by ensuring that all new procured materials are being recorded and shipped to regional offices or  across THPS supported sites,
• Conducting and preparation of monthly stock taking, stock reports and reconciliation.
• Perform any other relevant  duties as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Degree in material management
• Experience in supply chain management and inventory forecasting
• Understanding of Microsoft office packages
• CSP/CPSP qualification and registered by NBMM/PSTB  will be an added advantage
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• A minimum of two years experience in the same field.


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.