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 PEP FAR.
ln collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHSW), HJFMRI has been leading a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment program in the Southern Highlanes of Tanzania since 2004 with support from the President's Emergency Plans for AIDS Relief (PEPFARJ. 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 about6 million people. Mbeya region is one of high prevalence regions in Tanzania and expansion of HIV care and treatment programs is critical.
Job Title: Outreach Program Officer (OPO) -6 positions
Positions Reports to: Regional Outreach Coordinator location: Assigned districts in Mbeya, Ruvuma, Rukwa and Katavi The Outreach Program Officer (OPO) Is the focal person for the outreach program implementation at the district level. The OPO will work closely with Regional Outreach Coordinator (ROC) and Program Technical leads/Advisors to serve as the primary technical expert and contact for HJFMRl's outreach program activities at the organizational and community level. S/he will facilitate the development, modification, and/or adaptation of appropriate community services strategies, with the goal of improving both clinical and community access to and use of services. The OPO Is expected to collaborate across technical areas to strengthen linkages for the continuum response from sexual prevention, Gender Based Violence, HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) to Care. S/he will build the capacity of local partner organizations and HJFMRI staff to deliver high-quality community based services In the assigned districts In the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.
Duties and Responsibilities: Provide technical support In the development of approaches and strategies for mobilizing partner organizations and communities for the establishment or strengthening of community based strategies and activities; - liaise and consult regularly with the relevant authorities, partner organizations, health facilities, community leaders and beneficiaries in relation to the planning. design and implementation of HJFMRI and partner activities; ' - Support the development of Integrated, innovative and gender sensitive interventions for the provision of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for key populations and priority populations and their sexual partners; - Facilitate and provide overall leadership and sound advice at facility and community settings and improve client adherence to ART - Build the capacity of the partner organizations and government technical staff to deliver high quality community based services - provide on-going support through coaching, supervision visits and mentoring to partner organizations and HJFM staff in implementing community/outreach based activities; Document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches in the district; - Ensure quality implementation, achievement of results for activities within the HJFMRI project and within partner projects, and collaborate with other HJFMRI program staff to ensure effective teamwork; - Participate in development of annual work plans, budgets and reports for community and outreach activities; and ensure integration of project activities into wider HJFMRI and partners annual plans; - Provide ongoing leadership, training and guidance to Outreach Partners' Program Staff and volunteers to ensure HIV programming and Implementation meets MoHCDGC standards; - Liaise with the M&E team to ensure that outreach program components are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting). - Develop and maintain good working relationships with other partners, governmental and non-governmental, within the districts; Provide technical assistance to other JFMRI programs Including Medical, lab, Research & other projects as needed; - Perform any other assignment or duties that may be required to support the general program
Qualifications: - Degree In Social Sciences and behavioral sciences (e.g. public health, epidemiology, education/educational psychology, social work, nursing, etc.) or Advanced Diploma In health/counseling/ psychology/ social work or other HIV and AIDS related discipline and/or postgraduate training in Public or Community Development or relevant Discipline; - Medical background is an added advantage; - Minimum of three years experience in managing HIV program, particularly community outreach programs including HIV Testing and Counseling Palliative Care/HBC and EC/Behavioral Change Communication and OVC support or impact mitigation - Experience In managing donor funded projects; - Experience working with NGOs, FBOs/CBOs at the community level; - Knowledge of the current developments and best practices in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention, globally and in Tanzania; - Should be able to work under minimum supervision and able to mentor others; - Knowledge of proposal development, budgeting and reporting with excellent writing skills; - Good communication skills; ability to troubleshoot; ability to work Independently; - Computer literate (Word, Excel, Internet, PowerPoint). Walter Reed Program Is an equal opportunity
Walter Reed Program is seeking qualified candidate to fill the positions below. 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 August , 2016. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should no submit applications.