Nafasi za Kazi Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation - Ends Friday, 10th March, 2017


The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation (BMF) is a Trust and not for profit organization with a vision to be a hub of innovation in quality health services delivery in Tanzania. BMF is in a process of hiring a competent professional, with positions specified here under, to implement a HIV/AIDS project in Mbeya, Tanzania

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Technical Program Manager
Duty Post; Mbeya Municipality
Basic Function of Position

The Technical Program Manager is responsible for management of critical communications and coordination involving the HIV/AIDS Regionalized Implementing Partner (IP) in the Southern Highlands zone and the Government of Tanzania at Regional and District level. The Technical Program Manager will be up-to-date on all national HIV/AIDS and related strategies, and activities undertaken by partners and other stakeholders, undertake and provide day-to-day coordination on Technical leadership in Care, treatment and prevention activities, Quality Improvements (QI) and the Zonal HIV/AIDS Response Framework (ZHARF) Initiative in the Southern Highlands.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

I. Technical Program Management
Works directly, guides/mentors and oversees other contract-program staffs in planning, implementing, and coordinating program activities. Focused primarily in the priority sites on improvement and monitoring visits annually to inform and guide Quality Improvement, linkage and retention efforts, monitoring and evaluation On data quality assurance, the Zonal HIV Accountability and Response Framework (ZHARF) initiative in the Southern Highlands zone.
Provide programmatic and strategic direction to technical teams for both the IP (Henry Jackson Foundation (HJF) and the Regional/Council Health Management Teams(R/CHMTs) during planning for QI, Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and ZHARF activities. S/He leads the provision of programmatic linkage and retention, provides technical assistance to grantees, Regional, and District Authorities consistent with Government of Tanzania policies and regulations.
Directly supervises, manages the dedicated field staff, and works closely with the R/CHMTs and the IP to plan and execute the Supervision/SIMS visits in a harmonized manner to accommodate the visiting teams.
Ensures that the technical staffs develop the District specific strategies to address challenges in implementation based on the data reviews.

II. Program Administration

Manages planning and scheduling for the regulars Site visits for the improvement and monitoring of Quality of services, linkage and retention efforts and monitoring and evaluation data quality assurance activities quarterly and in collaboration with the iP and the Regional and Local Government Authorities

Collaborates with the IPs and~/CHMTs to develop the corrective/remediation actions based on results of analyses from previous SIMS/Supervision visits and will share best practices with the visiting team and other zonal stakeholders (CSOs, R/CHMTs, IPs)

Leads in the development of responses to inquiries in the Southern Highlands and ensuring appropriate documentation of program results, and budgets implementing partners, office expenditure and adherence to on-time monthly, semi-annual and annual reporting

Responsible for technical and strategic planning for regular meetings internally and including meetings with collaborators and Government officials in Southern Highlands. Facilitates partnership between IPs through daily/weekly collaboration with colleagues and health professionals and contributes to an environment of teamwork among partners and the Tanzania government authorities in the Southern Highlands.
Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications Required For Effective Performance

Prior Work Experience; Five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner, is required. Two additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required
Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluency - speaking/reading/writing) in English is required. Level IV (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) in Kiswahili is required.

Knowledge: The position requires a person with considerable technical and managerial expertise to conceptualize and manage programs in a complex multi-disciplinary team environment. It is important that the incumbent have a solid understanding of how HIV/AIDS donors, stakeholders and others support to the Government of Tanzania's HIV/AIDS strategies, especially assessing areas for program integration, overlap gaps in services. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required.

Skills arid Abilities; the incumbent must have excellent organizational abilities, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and be able to effectively promote positive and results-oriented interpersonal/inter-organizational relations. Ability to use computer software programs for internal management and presentations is required, work constructively in a diverse team structure, able to analyse, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches and considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings.

Personal Attributes
The incumbent must maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment and perform independently while performing the duties in the Unit. '
Should be respectful, flexible' and demonstrate sound work ethics
Be consistent and fair
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Position: Program Officer-HIV AIDS treatment (1 Post)
Duty Post Mbeya Municipal
Basic Function of Position

The position is a Clinical (HIV treatment) position; Reporting to the Technical Program Manager is responsible to provide a comprehensive public health technical and clinical support of treatment activities in the Southern Highlands. The jobholder participates in clinical program management and leads the linkage and retention initiatives to ensure the Regional/Council Health Management Teams(R/CHMTs) and Implementing Partner (IPs) work in response to improvement of the treatment cascade performance in the Southern highlands, Tanzania.

The Treatment Program Officer will be up-to-date on all national HIV/AIDS and related strategies; activities partners, and other stakeholders undertake and provide day-to-day coordination on Technical leadership in Care and treatment activities, Quality Improvements and the Zonal HIV/AIDS Response Initiative in the Southern Highlands.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent serves as a public health expert on HIV/AIDS treatment for the implementation and monitoring HIV/AIDS treatment activities in the Southern Highlands.

Jobholder is the Treatment Program Officer at the Mbeya Satellite Office in the implementation of Treatment programs and activities through and provides technical Monitoring and Evaluation on the treatment Cascade, provides technical assistance and guidance to R/CHMTs and IPs and implementation of activities to be consistent with policies and guidance of the Government of Tanzania (GOT).
Incumbent works closely with the Technical Program Manager to make sure that treatment programs are carried as designed. In liaison with the RlCHMTs. S/He, contact with R/CHMTs and IP medical staff to provide updated information on treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.

Jobholder is responsible to ensure that the facilities supported by the IPs are following guidelines and best practices on Care and treatment for HIV/AIDS facilitates on giving feedbacks on data generated by partners
on a quarterly/semi-annual basis and develops partner specific strategies to address challenges in implementation of the clinical cascade based on the data reviews.

Incumbent works directly under the Technical Program Manager in planning, implementing, and coordinating the Clinical program activities. Focused primarily in the priority sites on improvement and monitoring visits (Site Improvement through Monitoring and Systems (SIMS), partner's management visits and Site
Supervision to inform and guide Quality Improvement, linkage and retention efforts, monitoring and evaluation on data quality assurance, the Zonal HIV Accountability and Response Framework (ZHARF) initiative in the Southern Highlands zone.
Performing other duties as assigned by the Technical Program Manager

Qualifications Required For Effective Performance
a. Education; MD, Master's Degree in public health is required. Master's Degree in Business Administration
(MBA) or nursing, epidemiology, Behaviours or social sciences field is an added advantage.
b. Prior Work Experience; Three years of mid- level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs or other relevant public health programs that involve clinical practice, coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required
c. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluency - speaking/reading/writing) in English is required. Level IV (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) in Kiswahili is required.
d. Knowledge: The position requires a person with considerable Clinical and Technical expertise to manage programs in a complex multi-disciplinary team environment. It is important that the incumbent have a solid understanding of how HIV/AIDS donors, stakeholders and others support the Government of Tanzania's HIV/AIDS strategies, especially assessing areas for program integration, overlap gaps in services. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required.
e. Skills and Abilities; the incumbent must have excellent organizational abilities, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and be able to effectively promote positive and results-oriented interpersonal/inter-organizational relations. Ability to use computer software programs for internal management and presentations is required, work constructively in a diverse team structure, able to analyse, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches and considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings.

Personal Attributes
The incumbent must maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment and perform independently while performing the duties in the Unit.
Should be respectful, flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics

Be consistent and fair
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Position: Program Officer HIV/AIDS Prevention (1 Post)

Duty Post: Mbeya Municipality

Basic Function of Position
The position is a HIV Prevention position; Reporting to the Technical Program Manager is responsible to provide a comprehensive public health technical and prevention support in the Southern Highlands. The jobholder participates in prevention program management and leads the testing and linkage initiatives to ensure the
Regional/Council Health Management Teams(R/CHMTs) and Implementing Partner (IPs) work in response to improvement of the prevention and treatment cascade performance as part of the effort in the Southern highlands,
Tanzania.
The Prevention Program Officer will be up-to-date on all national HIV/AIDS and related strategies; activities partners, and other stakeholders undertake and provide day-to-day coordination on Technical leadership in Prevention activities, Quality Improvements (QI) and the Zonal HIV/AIDS Response Framework (ZHARF) Initiative in the Southern Highlands.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent serves as a public health expert on HIV/AIDS prevention for the implementation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS activities in the Southern Highlands.
Jobholder is the Prevention Program Officer at the Mbeya Satellite Office in the implementation of the
Prevention programs and activities through and provides technical Monitoring and Evaluation on the prevention Cascade, provides technical assistance and guidance to R/CHMTs and IPs and implementation of activities to be consistent with policies and guidance of the Government of Tanzania (GOT).
Incumbent works closely with the Technical Program Manager to make sure that prevention programs are carried as designed. In liaison with the R/CHMTs. S/He, contact with R/CHMTs and IP medical staff to provide updated information on treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.
Jobholder is responsible to ensure that the facilities supported by the IPs are following guidelines and best practices on HIV prevention, facilitates on giving feedbacks on data generated by partners on a quarterly/semi-annual basis and develops partner specific strategies to address challenges in implementation of the prevention cascade based on the data reviews.
Incumbent works directly under the Technical Program Manager in planning, implementing, and coordinating the Prevention program activities. Focused primarily in the priority sites on improvement and monitoring visits (Site Improvement through Monitoring and Systems (SIMS), partner's management visits and Site
Supervision to inform and guide QI, HIV testing and linkage to care efforts, monitoring and evaluation on data quality assurance, the ZHARF initiative in the Southern Highlands zone.
Performing other duties as assigned by the Technical Program Manager

Qualifications Required For Effective Performance

a. Education; MD, Master's Degree in public health is required. Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or nursing, epidemiology, Behaviour or social sciences field is an added advantage.
b. Prior Work Experience; Three years of mid- level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS programs or other relevant public health programs that involve prevention practice, coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required
c. Knowledge: The position requires a person with considerable HIV Prevention and Technical expertise to manage programs in a complex multi-disciplinary team environment. It is important that the incumbent have a solid understanding of how HIV/AIDS donors, stakeholders and others support the Government of
Tanzania's HIV/AIDS strategies, especially assessing areas for program integration, overlap gaps in services. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS prevention is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required.
d. Skills and Abilities; the incumbent must have excellent organizational abilities, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and be able to effectively promote positive and results-oriented interpersonal inter-organizational relations. Ability to use computer software programs for internal management and presentations is required, work constructively in a diverse team structure, able to analyse, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches and considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings.

Personal Attributes
The incumbent must maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment and perform independently while performing the duties in the Unit.
Should be respectful, flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics

Be consistent and fair
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Position: Administrative Assistant /Financial Assistant

Duty Post: Mbeya-Municipality

Basic Function of Position
The Administrative/Financial Assistant will be responsible for managing day-to-day office activities, information flow in the office, logistics for meetings and conferences, and organizing and tracking numerous assignments and processes in support of HIV program Implementation in the Southern highlands.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Support staff on all aspects of coordination; facilitate and manage local logistics for activities planning, budgeting and execution S/he is responsible for coordinating program documentation (e.g., portfolio reviews, annual reports, strategy-related documents, briefing packages, etc.).
The incumbent will collaborate and coordinate closely with implementing teams including regional health management teams.
The incumbent will work on record keeping
The Incumbent will work on Budget and Fiscal issues

Additional Duties
Manage logistics for short-term and long-term temporary duty visitors
Coordinates hotel bookings and in-country travel arrangements. Sets up meetings with the MOHSW and other collaborating partners, arranges local transport and provides or arranges for any required administrative support.
Contact cooperative agreement recipients and other external collaborating partners to obtain updates and data required for routine and special reports. Assists in compiling data and background information for reports.
Maintains spreadsheets or other data files for monitoring and documenting the status of programmatic progress for HIV clinical services activities. Enters data collected from collaborating partners for the planning.
Assist in filing applicable administrative requests and reports (e.g., travel reimbursements, procurement requests and personnel actions).
Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required For Effective Performance
a) Education Requirement: Completion of a B.A degree in Business or Accounting is required. A Master's
Degree is an added an advantage.
b) Prior Work Experience: Minimum of three years in progressive experience in Financial Administration is required.
c) Post Entry Training: Accounting 1.
d) Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (writing, reading and speaking) is required.
e) Knowledge: Experience in working with/or understands the HIV donor funded programs. Knowledge of points of contacts and formats for communication with local stakeholders, especially the Government procedure to prepare vouchers and administrative approvals, etc.
Accounting is required

Personal Attributes
The incumbent must maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment and perform independently while performing the duties in the Unit.
Should be respectful, flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics

Be consistent and fair
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Application Instructions
For all interested candidate send your achievement focused CV and cover letter addressed to the Director of HR and Administration, via email: recruitment@mkapafoundation.or.tz
The deadline for application is on Friday, 10th March, 2017
BMF is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity

Source: The Guardian 27 February 2017
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