Career Opportunities at Health Promotion Tanzania (HDT) , Deadline 21st October 2016

Health Promotion Tanzania (HDT) is a local not for profit non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2004. Since its registration, HDT addressed many development issues including poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS and income generating activities through its three program areas namely capacity building, service delivery and policy advocacy. Currently, HDT embarks into improved maternal and child health through community systems strengthening, policy analysis and advocacy, social accountability monitoring and institutional strengthening.

HDT is implementing a project on civilian, community HIV prevention and Home Based Care (HBC) services in Mbinga and Nyasa Districts. The project will work with local government authorities and communities to undertake prevention, home based care (HBC) and HIV testing and counseling (HTC) services in their defined localities. All interventions will be undertaken within the catchment areas of high volume sites targeting priority and key populations (in hot spots) while also addressing gender based violence and violence against children (GBV/VAC). For this reason, HDT is soliciting potential individuals to work in the project at the position of Field Officer and Counselor. Description of requirements for each post is described below.

1. Field Officer (1 post)

Location: Nyasa District
Job Purpose: To coordinate Home Based Care activities in the district and ensure effective referral and documentation of all services provided to clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Sensitize the community on importance of continuity of drug adherence,
Identification of LTFU and return them back to CTC Services,
Conduct outreach services in Nyasa program catchment area,
Plan delivery of all Home Based Care services in accordance with WRP focus and target in Nyasa district,
Oversee weekly and monthly planning of Community Home Based Care Providers to ensure that the project targets are achieved,
Coordinate and work with District HBC coordinator to ensure that HBC activities are linked and networked with district plan for complementarily,
Collect and receive HBC volunteers’ data, compile on monthly basis and ensure proper documentation and retrieval of data,
Oversee collection and maintenance of HBC records of the clients for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the donor and organization,
Hold internal meeting with HBC Volunteers to review program performance
Participate in monthly program management meetings and Quarterly Quality Improvement sessions,
Compile timely monthly HBC reports for management and for donor on time,
Liaise and work with HBC Officer to ensure that HBC activities are conducted in all 13 Wards of Nyasa.

Knowledge and Experience:
Diploma or advanced diploma, Bachelor degree in social science, Social work, Public health or administration; Experience in implementing clinical HIV and AIDS work for at least one year, especially PEPFAR funded projects; Effective oral and written communication skills; Ability to work flexible hours; Good working knowledge of the program management related to development; Experience working on participatory community appraisal approaches; Knowledge of programme design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; Quality and management skills in personnel.

2. HIV Testing and Counseling Counselor (1 post)

Location: Mbinga District
Job Purpose: To undertake HIV testing and counseling especially to priority and key population and refer them to appropriate service centers. The Counselors will be responsible to undertake targeted HIV testing campaign, targeted door to door HIV testing and making effective referrals of those found positive to appropriate services and keeping documentation in line with WRP requirement.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Delivery of all HIV testing and counseling activities in accordance with WRP focus and target in the district and refer them for appropriate services including escorting them,
Develop and implement weekly and monthly plans for HIV testing and counseling to ensure that the project targets are achieved,
Liaise and work with District HTC coordinator to ensure that HTC activities are conducted in all hotspot areas,
Implement HTC at hotspot areas, targeted door to door activities and operate within the PEPFAR protocol and MoH agreed algorithm,
Record and maintain stock levels of medical supplies and reagents and ordering as required.
Knowledge and Experience:
At least Form Four with profession as clinical assistant, nursing assistant or related clinical courses, HIV counselling course is an advantage, Knowledge and understanding of HIV national algorithm, Ability to work flexible hours, Non-judgemental.

Candidates who meet the requirements should visit our website (www.hdt.or.tz) and download relevant application form. Well filled application forms should be submitted through ruvuma@hdt.co.tz not later than Friday, 21st October 2016 1600 hours. Application forms submitted after 1600 hours of the date will not be reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview to be conducted in Mbinga the week of 24th October 2016. All the Best!

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