Monday, 27 January 2014

Community Health Officer Jobs in Tanzania at Pathfinder International

Job Title: Community Health Officer

Employer: Pathfinder International

Duty Station:  Buhingu/Kalya

Application Deadline: 14th February 2014

Key Tasks:
Ensure integration of Population, Health and Environmental (PHE) activities of the Tuungane project
Supervise  Community Health Workers in the project villages so as to ensure monthly health reports  are collected and submitted to  in charge of village health facilities
Conduct on job training to the Community Health Workers
Compile monthly health reports based on the work of the Community Health Workers and own activities as stipulated in the work plan and submits to the Health Technical Lead
Conducts visits/inspections to the social marketing kiosks/shops for Condoms and water treatment methods on monthly basis to monitor stocks
Collaborate with Health facility in charge/health officer/health village committees to conduct regular inspections in regard to water sources, general sanitation of the communitites and institute corresponding measures
Conduct awareness meetings  and training  to Village, religious leaders and other influential members of the communities; BMU members and other target groups e.g. women groups, young adults on issues in relation to FP/reproductive health/ water and sanitation
Organise campaigns on family planning; critical WASH practices; diarrhoeal diseases; nutrition; breastfeeding in collaboration with village governments and health staff in charge of facilties.
Conduct awareness meeting and trainings on adolecsent Sexual Reproductive Health to youth in and out of school and advocates for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies
Maintain good work relationship with  communities, community leaders and other key project stakeholders at all levels of the project implementation
Perform any other duties as may be directed by Health Technical Lead

Qualifications and Experience:
Certificate or Diploma or higher qualification in Community Health
Conversant with sexual, reproductive health and able to carry out counseling work in relation to Family Planning methods/issues
Knowledge of Community Hygiene and Sanitation /WASH
Capable of carrying out Advocacy work in villages /Community mobilisation to achieve total behaviour change cutting across all age groups and gender
Public Health Nurses will be considered

How to Apply:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the position. Applications should be addressed to the Associate Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to Deadline for receiving application for this position is February 14, 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.