Monday, 20 October 2014

PMTCT Field Officer Jobs at Christian Social Services Commission (CSSe) in Tanzania

Job Title: PMTCT Field Officer (1 Position)

Employer: Christian Social Services Commission (CSSe)

Duty Station: Mwanza, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 31st Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate and support implementation of PMTCT Option B+/Reproductive Child Health
(RCH) activities including Early Infant Diagnosis services (EID) in the respective Districts in collaboration, with R/CHMTs to achieve eMTCT. Collaborate with Regional/District mentors to plan and provide onsite clinical mentorship, Supportive supervision and Technical Assistance in comprehensive PMTCT/RCH and EID services to the Supported PMTCT sites.
Collaborate with R/CHMTs in strengthening appointment and tracking systems of identified
PMTCT clients and HIV exposed children for improving their retention rate into comprehensive HIV care. Support implementation of initiative aiming at strengthening the linkage between CTC and RCH in the supported sites/Districts.
Collaborate with R/CHMTs in identifying and strengthening the suitable transport system of DBS samples to reduce TAT of results in the respective Districts.
Collaborate with R/CHMTs in improving reporting systems of PMTCT/RCH and EID activities in the supported Districts.
Provide report on implementation of PMTCT/RCH and EID activities to the sites, respective R/CHMT and ART Program management.
Gather and analyze data and use data to plan and measure performance for maternal and child HIV care and treatment in the respective Districts.

Qualifications and experience:

Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma in health Science (medicine, nursing, pharmacy or laboratory) with vast experience in implementing PMTCT/EID (related activities according to the National Guidelines)
At least 3 years experience working with care and treatment/PMTCT programs or HIV/AIDS community-based project. Experience on USG-funded health and/or other development programs )preferred.
Fluent in both written and spoken English
Excellent writing skills, experience drafting reports necessary.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Computer literate (particularly in excel, MS word and email)
Strong problem solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written / verbal communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings
Ability to communicate with many types of people
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize I competing activities; Desire to work effectively in a team oriented environment; Flexible, self-starter, patient, dedicated, and creative.
Essential Skills and attributes
Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work with people from different professional background.
Ability to communicate with many types of people
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize competing activities
Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team. Pro-active, collaborative and ability to organize and prioritize demanding activities.
Ability to organize and meet deadlines

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications letters enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references and a daytime telephone numbers to

Christian social services Commission
4 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rd
P.O B.O.X 9433
Dar es Salaam