Thursday, 24 July 2014

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Project Officer Career Opportunity at Management and Development for Health, (MDH)

Job Title: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Project Officer ( 1 )

Employer: Management and Development for Health, (MDH)

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th July 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide technical guidance, assistance and coordination for expansion of VMMC activities within the region, including both adult and children circumcision

• Work with regional and district teams to support integration of VMMC services into HIV prevention and other initiatives as appropriate

• In collaboration with the CHMTs, provide technical assistance through clinical mentorship and supportive supervision to health care facilities implementing VMMC activities

• Promote quality assurance and monitor adherence to national VMMC guidelines
• Facilitate linkages of VMMC services in both private and public health facilities

• Collaborate with local authorities and engage them in the VMMC program from planning to implementation including but not limited to conducting regular joint supportive supervision with the local government authorities

• Lead the planning and execution of VMMC campaigns in Lake Victoria islands and main lands of Kagera

• Develop plan to implement VMMC demand creation activities in collaboration with the local media, local government authorities and other stakeholders involved in the demand creation activity

• Develop and update quarterly work plans, indicators and progress against targets

• Develop annual work plan to achieve annual VMMC targets and oversee the implementation of the work plan

• Prepare and contribute and ensure timely submission of monthly and quarterly VMMC reports and hence strengthen VMMC monitoring and evaluation of the program

• Collaborate with M&E unit and ensure:
o Availability of national M&E tools at all times
o Proper recording at the static and outreach sites
• Ensure documentation of best practices and lesson learnt from program implementation
• Perform any other related assignment as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualifications and Skills

• Must hold Medical Degree or Advanced Diploma in Clinical Medicine

• Must have extensive working experience with VMMC as an HIV prevention intervention in resource limited settings from a donor funded projects

• Must have technical expertise in VMMC service delivery as well as strong understanding of barriers and facilitators to acceptance of VMMC

• Must have demonstrated experience related to capacity building of service providers and monitoring/supportive supervision of service delivery

• Ability to supervise clinical staff, develop projects/activities, set realistic priorities work plans and timelines, and evaluate appropriately.

• Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.

• Exceptional written and verbal communications skills in English and Swahili
• Ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills

How to Apply:

Interested candidates for the above positions should submit an application letter indicating the position applied for, a copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three referees.

Applications should be submitted by Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 to:

The Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box 79810
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or by hand at our Mikocheni Office.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted