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2017 Vacancies at Management and Development for Health


Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a local non for profit Organization in Tanzania contributing to address public health priorities. MDH works with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC); as well as academic and non academic institutions to address the problems of Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Maternal and child health and to undertake initiatives to advance public health research, education and services for improving the lives of people. MDH now wants to fill the following vacancy:

POSITION:
LABORATORY PROJECT OFFICER- 1 POSITION
REPORTS TO: LABORATORY SERVICE MANAGER

Job summary:
Laboratory project officeris a self-motivated individual who will provide organizational and oversight tothe implementation of various activities to strengthen laboratory service deliveries in the MDH supported sites. He / She will be responsible to ensure smooth execution of activities of the laboratory EQA project and ensuring a remarkable increase in the capacity of laboratories to perform quality laboratory testing for infections by HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other opportunistic diseases.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Provide technical and adminstrative assistance to strengthen EQA project activities for HIV, CD4, Viral laod and TB
 Oversees the Laboratory Quality Assurance Program. Ensures that consistent quality control and laboratory procedures are followed.
 Building capacity through mentorship of laboratory personnel and organize coaching sessions for site level staff using currently recommended national curriculums and advance curriculums
 Reports non-conformance events to Laboratory manager and initiate corrective and preventive actions immediatley to avoid adverse effects on quality of the projects
 Prepare and participate in the quality improvement activities aimed at supporting laboratories and testing sites towards providing better services on areas of EQA andHIV related diagnostic services.
 Collaborate with National, regional and district level Laboratory advisors to build capacity for laboratories to provide quality and reliable services
 Promote biosafety and good laboratory practices in all MDH supported sites
 Ensure that SOPs, laboratory manuals, guidelines, worksheets and forms are being appropriately utilized at all sites and assist in the modification of these forms whenever appropriate.
 Facilitate Reporting by preparing quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
 Organize and conduct supportive supervision visits to facilities with regards to EQA andHIV related diagnostic services.
 Collect, compile, verify, analyze laboratory data for EQA and general laboratory services and generate reports.
 Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Qualifications
 Bachelor degree in biomedical laboratory sciences or Masters will be an added advantage
 Three or more years of experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment program
 Experience working with CHMT

POSITION:
Sample Referral Officer-1 POSITION
REPORTS TO:Deputy Director, Health Systems Strengthening & Strategic Information

Job Summary
Sample referral officer organizes collection and distribution of PT materials, work with procurement department to source for laboratory reagents and supplies for External Quality Assessment (EQA)

Duties and Responsibilities
 Coordinate with district and regional medical officers to facilitate collection of samples referral data
 Work with Couriers to facilitate sample transportation
 Liaise with laboratory managers and quality officer at collection hubs to resolve any sample referral issues and strategize on system improvement
 Communicate with participating facilities to coordinate supportive supervision visits and provision of technical support
 Organize and control laboratory reagents and supplies inventory for MDH supported laboratories
 Assist project coordinator to organize stake holders meetings
 Oversee custom clearance and communicate with international vendors regarding the required documents for custom clearance
 Liaise with purchasing officer to facilitate procurement of laboratory reagents and supplies
 Assist in compilation of reports, publications and presentations concerned with laboratory operations
 Any other job related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Qualification
 Bachelor degree in biomedical laboratory sciences. Master’s degree will be an added advantage
 Two years of experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment program
 Ability to work with other partners and collaborators in the relevant field
 Experience working with CHMT will be an added advantage

Job Description:
TB/HIV /ART Senior Officer (TBHV/ART-SO)-1 Post
Location: MDH Headquarters at Dar es Salaam
Reports to: TB/HIV&ART services Manager (TBHV/ART– M)

The TB/HIV & ART Senior Officer (TBHV/ART-SO) is a self-motivated individual who will assist the TB/HIV&ART services Manager (TBHV/ART–M) to provide oversight to Program activities with the different partners including the project sites. He/She will responsible to the TBHV/ART–M and will work in close collaboration with the District technical teams and other program managers.

Duties:
 The TBHV/ART-SO is responsible to assist TBHV-M for ensuring that MDH supported program meets national standard for TB/HIV collaborative initiatives by: 

o Providing TA in implementation of national standards for TB/HIV and other infectious diseases at Dar es Salaam districts 

o In cooperation with MDH’s Training and Capacity Building department (TCB), the TBHVART-SO will collaborate with CHMTs to identify training needs for sites, districts and regional personnel and organize trainings for site level staff using currently recommended national curriculums

o Collaborate with National, regional and district level TB/HIV to develop a mentorship program for site staff work in TB, CTC, and RCHS clinics

 Work with TBHV/ART-M to ensures that MDH supported sites implement integrated and comprehensive package of TB/HIV collaborative services at all levels through:

o Participation in supportive supervision with district teams

o Participate in development and implementation of the national guidelines and tools for TB/HIV and care and treatment (paper tool and/or software) are available and properly used at all MDH-supported sites

o Be responsible with the achievements program targets for TB/HV and HIV care and treatment

o Strengthen systems for M&E of TB/HIV and Care and treatment

 Assist the TBHV/ART–M in developing proposals, budgets, workplans and reports related to MDH’s TB/HIV activities
 Assist the TBHV/ART–M in preparing quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
 Assist the TBHV/ART–M in writing a minimum of one proposal for new grants/ business development on TB/HIV service improvement initiatives
 Assist the TBHV/ART–M in identifying priority questions for operational research and carry out OR to guide on best practices in program implementation
 Assist the TBHV/ART–M in conducting various trainings related to TB/HIV and care and treatment
 Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications
a) University degree in Medicine/Nursing or
b) Diploma in Medicine with Postgraduate training in TB/HIVART
c) At least 3 year work experience in the relevant field
d) Ability to identify and work with other partners and collaborators in the relevant field.

Job Description:
TB/HIV/ART Manager (TBHV/ART-M)-1 POSITION
Location: MDH Headquarters at Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs- Technical Support (DDP-TS)

The TB/HIV Manager is a self-motivated individual who will provide oversight to Program activities with the different partners including the project sites. He/She will responsible to the DDP-TS and will work in close collaboration with the District technical teams and other program managers.

Duties:
 The TBHV/ART-M is responsible for ensuring that MDH supported program meets national standard for TB/HIV collaborative initiatives by:

o Providing TA in implementation of national standards for TB/HIV and other infectious diseases at Dar es Salaam districts

o In cooperation with MDH’s Training and Capacity Building department (TCB), the TBHV/ART-M will collaborate with CHMTs to identify trainingneeds for sites, districts and  regional personnel and organize trainings for site level staff using currently recommended national curriculums

o Collaborate with National, regional and district level TB/HIV to develop a mentorship program for site staff work in TB, CTC, and RCHS clinics
 Ensures that MDH supported sites implement integrated and comprehensive package of TB/HIV collaborative services at all levels through:

o Participation in supportive supervision with district teams

o Participate in development and implementation of the national guidelines and tools for TB/HIV and care and treatment (paper tool and/or software) are available and properly used at all MDH-supported sites

o Be responsible with the achievements program targets for TB/HV and HIV care and treatment

o Strengthen systems for M&E of TB/HIV and Care and treatment

 Develop proposals, budgets, workplans and reports related to MDH’s TB/HIV activities
 Prepare quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
 Write a minimum of one proposal for new grants/ business development on TB/HIV service improvement initiatives
 Identify priority questions for operational research and carry out OR to guide on best practices in program implementation
 Conduct secondary analysis of data and writing conference abstracts and manuscripts for publication
 Conduct various trainings related to TB/HIV and care and treatment
 Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Requirements: Education and experience
 Medical Doctor
 Master’s degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
 At least 5 year experience working in HIV care and treatment
 Ability to work under pressure and meet dead lines
 3 years leadership skills in plan, coordinate, organize, interact and deliver best results to achieve targets
 3 years minimum experience in preparing project work plan and budget

JOB POSITION: DATA MANAGER-1 POSITION
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SYSTEM STRENGTHENING AND
STRATEGIC INFORMATION

Duties
 Prepare data management annual activities work-plans for all MDH projects
 Coordinate trainings and mentorships of data clerks
 Supervise districts data coordinators on day to day basis
 Ensure all MDH active databases are update daily
 Provide leadership in generation and production of reports outputs of ongoing projects for donor reporting purposes.
 Develop and manage MDH databases for any upcoming projects
 Review and update MDH data entry manual for all MDH data collection systems
 Convey quarterly meetings with data clerks to review progress of data entry in all MDH supported sites
 Present data management activities and progress on weekly basis
 Supervise data quality assessments activities
 Actively participate in publication of at least one peer reviewed journal each year
 And all other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications
 Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Health Informatics and other related social science field. Masters degree will be an added advantage.
 Four to five years experience in data management; experience in working with PEPFAR funded projects will be an added advantage.
 Ability to communicate fluently in English and Kiswahili both in writing and speaking.

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

Applications should be submitted by 11th January 2017, to the Human Resource Manager through e-mail hr@mdh-tz.org or dropped by hand at the MDH’s Head Office in Mikocheni, along MwaiKibaki Road, Plot No. 802. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non for profit organization in Tanzania contributing to address public health priorities. MDH works with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; as well as academic and non academic institutions to address the problems of tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, maternal and child health and to undertake initiatives to advance public health research, education, and services for improving the lives of people. MDH (Sub recipient) in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting Limited(Prime) through USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAMseeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill the position of Community-based integrated Service Delivery Advisor (CBDA) (1) based in Kilombero district.

Description of the project: USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAMis a five years project (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021) funded by the American People through USAID aiming to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to increase access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, with a focus on maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health and nutrition outcomes.

USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAMaward 3 is implemented in Southern regions of Tanzania focusing on comprehensive health service delivery for preventative and curative services with regard to FP, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and MCH. The geographic areas are the regions with the highest disease burden namely Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma. USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAM- Sothern zone is managed by Deloitte Consulting Ltd in partnership withManagement and Development for Health (MDH), FHI360 and EngenderHealth.

Community-based integrated Service Delivery Advisor (CBDA) - 1 posts
Location: Kilombero district.
Reports to:Regional Technical Manager.

The Community-based integrated Service Delivery Advisor is a self-motivated individual who will be responsible for providing oversight to Community based HIV care and support services activities with the different partners including the project sites. The CBDA main objective is to guarantee the technical performance of the USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAM supported Community based HIV care and support services in the respective region. She/he will responsible to the Regional technical Manager and will work in close collaboration with the relevant regional and district level health management teams and the USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAM supported facilities

Duties:
 Lead the implementation of the Community based HIV care and support services within the district/ wards as per USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAMworkplan.
 Work closely with the R/CHMT in organizing sensitization meetings at the district and facility level on BCC to address risk reduction behaviors
 Work closely with R/CHMTs in the scale up of Home based HIV testing (HBTC) services to community, index partners& sibling of HIV infected persons and children through sensitization and training of HCWs.
 Ensures that USAID BORESHA AFYA PROGRAM supported sites implement integrated referral and tracking systems to minimize the loss to follow up of ART clients through improving evidence linkages between health facilities and community.
 Collaborate with R/CHMTs to identify training needs for community based personnel and organize using currently recommended national curriculums
 Undertaking all activities aimed at enhancing the achievement of set goals for community health services by implementing agreed set of activities
 Mobilizing and sensitizing communities on key community health strategies including HIV care, Community HIV testing, maternal health, patient retention, economic development and demand for health services and ensure community ownership of the services
 Closely working together with District Home based Care Services Coordinator in conducting regular comprehensive HBC mentorship sessions to Community health care workers
 Conducting quarterly supportive supervision which will enhance the quality of community health given at community level and at facility level in collaboration with RHMT and CHMTs,
 Ensuring field level documentation of implemented community health services activities
 Fully participating and lead HBC data collection, cleaning and data entry at district level. Compile project HBC reports highlighting impact against indicators.
 Providing technical assistance to district teams in the management of the HBC data base and ensuring timely generation of reports and their submission and being able to conduct analysis using available data
 Strengthening available PLHIV groups and ensuring establishment of more others within the respective region
 Ensuring an effective internal and external referral system is in place which will contribute to patient retention
 Ensuring regional targets on community health services are met through creating and implementing effective strategies with Health care workers and community health care workers and creating ownership of the targets
 Identifying and promptly resolve all trouble shooting issues and workable challenges as they arise within the supported districts in collaboration with Regional/district teams,
 Participate in preparing quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
 Carry out any other work related responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications
a) Doctor of Medicine degree/ Degree in Nursing or Social sciences OR
b) Diploma or Advance diploma in Medicine/Social sciences with Postgraduate training in Home based HIV care program
c) At least 3 year work experience in the relevant field
d) Ability to identify and work with other partners and collaborators in the relevant field.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees. Applications should be submitted by 11th January 2017, to the Human Resource Manager through 
E-mail hr@mdh-tz.org or dropped by hand at the MDH’s Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Source: The Guardian 3 January, 2016
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