Locally known as the Walter Reed Southern Highlands AIDS Program, the Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International(HJFMRI) is an international non-governmental organization working in several countries conducting research studies and providing care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS. HJFMRI is funded by the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief PEPFAR. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHSW), HJFMRI has been leading a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment program in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania since 2004 with support from the President's Emergency Plans for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program is based in the Mbeya and has since extended to more than 100 health facilities in Mbeya, Rukwa and Ruvuma regions, which collectively represent a catchment area of about 6 million people. Mbeya region is one of high prevalence regions in Tanzania and expansion of HIV care and treatment programs is critical. Walter Reed Program is seeking qualified candidate to fill the positions below.
Male Circumcision Program Officers (4 Positions) Reports to:Regional Clinical Coordinator and VMMC Advisor Location: Mbeya HQ,Mbeya Region, Rukwa, and Ruvuma.
- Primary Responsibilities: The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Officer will provide clinical and programmatic field support to the implementation of HJFMRl's VMMC scale up activities in the Southern Highlands. The purpose of this position is to provide field based clinical and pro- grammatic support to the CHMT and RHMT in the implementation of quality VMMC services provided through static sites, outreach' and campaign services. She/he will ensure VMMC activities implementation "conforms to the national guidelines. She/he will also support partners in the development of annual work plans and budgets based on the country strategies and operation plans. The program officer for VMMC will be part of a clinical team at the HJFMRI regional offices ensuring the implementation of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services. She/he will directly report to the RCC with dotted lines to the HJFMRI VMMC Programme Advisor. The VMMC program officer's position is based in Mbeya/ Rukwa, /Katavi with extensive travels to districts within the region.
Responsibilities:- Assist partners in the development of strategic plans, work plans, “monthly, quarterly and annual data collection and compilation of reports. Provide technical support; mentoring and supervision to implementing partners on VMMC services and ensuring quality improvement and quality assurance in delivering of services. Assist in organizing and carrying out training programs for health care workers to deliver VMMC services in the regions as well as clinical implementation of VMMC program for HIV prevention. Ensure VMMC services follows: WHO, PERFAR/ HJFMRI and Government of Tanzania protocols, policies and guidelines and are consistent with established best practices. Contribute to the attainment of all project targets and milestones associated with the implementation of VMMC services. Assist in identifying priorities or assessment, research- and evaluations related to VMM services. Prepare reports, success stories, and technical briefs" draft abstracts for presentations, and updates on the ongoing implementation of VMMC services Collaborate with partners to organize outreach and VMMC campaigns in the region and ensure the providers adhere to quality and standardized practices. Build capacity of health-care providers and ensure they collect, compile and report quality VMMC data, including the use of data for quality improvement. Develop and implement strategies to ensure linkages between VMMC and other facility and community based HIV services. Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the sound functioning of the program.
Education/Experience Requirements: • Medical Degree (MD) with at least two year surgical clinical experience in Tanzania. Assistant Medical Officers with a three years surgical experience and experience working in HIV program may apply. • Minimum two years' experience working in HIV/AIDs programs desired. • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team. • Experience with V.S. Government-funded programs is desirable. • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, e-mail, Internet).
Cover letters and resumes should be sent to the
Human Resources Manager,
P.O. Box 6396,
NOTE: to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE.
Deadline for submission of the application is April 20th 2016. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications.