Program Officer, TB/HIV

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI), an affiliate of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Organization (EGPAF) is Tanzanian led and managed national organization focusing largely on HIV and AIDS and other related health programs. AGPAHI implements all its programs in collaboration with Tanzania Government Entities through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO RALG) and other stakeholders. AGPAHI supports the provision of high-quality HIV and other health services and ensures that efforts are well-integrated into existing regional and district health systems.

 

AGPAHI will be implementing various projects that are highly demanding and thus the organization is looking for a motivated, result driven, qualified and competent staff to feel various management positions as per the AGPAHI organogram

 

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI), an affiliate of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Organization (EGPAF) is Tanzanian led and managed national organization focusing largely on HIV and AIDS and other related health programs. AGPAHI implements all its programs in collaboration with Tanzania Government Entities through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO RALG) and other stakeholders. AGPAHI supports the provision of high-quality HIV and other health services and ensures that efforts are well-integrated into existing regional and district health systems.

 AGPAHI will be implementing various projects that are highly demanding and thus the organization is looking for a motivated, result driven, qualified and competent staff to feel various management positions as per the AGPAHI organogram 

 

POSITION TITLE:  Program Officer, TB/HIV

REPORT TO: Regional Program Coordinator

DUTY STATION: Tanga, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Geita, Mara, Simiyu

           

Primary purpose of the position

The Program Officer TB/HIV will work under the direction of the Regional Program Coordinator.  This person works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health District Tuberculosis and Leprosy Coordinators, District HIV/AIDS Control Coordinators, and Council Health Management Team. The Program Officer TB/HIV will provide technical assistance to health care workers in supported facilities for the implementation of TBHIV collaborative activities in Shinyanga, Simiyu and Geita

  

Principal Functions: 

  • Support and monitor implementation of TB/HIV collaborative activities
  • Acts as the main contact person for sub-grantees to coordinate the communication between sub-grantee, Regional office and other program staff on collaborative TBHIV activities.
  • Ensure existence of effective referral system of tuberculosis and HIV patients to appropriate services for HIV counseling, screening, care, and treatment within the district or region
  • Identifying site staff training needs, and Organize and coordinate TBHIV related trainings for health care providers in supported regions. 
  • Participate in review and verification of TBHIV data before submission to relevance authorities.
  • Prepare TBHIV data and present and or submit to relevant authorities.

 

Conduct supervisory visits to tuberculosis and HIV diagnostic and care facilities.

  • Systematically provide guidance for improvement and follow up whether or not issues have been solved, or advice has been followed.
  • Participate in the orientation of newly recruited POs and visitors
  • Advocate for inclusion of TB/HIV activities in the CCHP
  • Document and assist in dissemination of lessons learnt/ /best practices for TB/HIV project implementation
  • Participate in development of proposals and work plans for TB/HIV Programs.

 

QI Interventions

Support facilities using QI principles in addressing TBHIV challenges

 

M&E

  • In collaboration with M&E team to ensure availability of TBHIV M&E tools, proper documentation and timely submission of TBHIV reports.
  • Participate in TBHIV data collection, verification and upload data in Glaser. Compile all data collected and share with M&E team.
  • Provide feed- back to sub-grantee and other relevant stakeholders based on ISS findings, facility/ District data

 

LAB Services

  • Follow up implementation of TBHIV diagnostic services in collaboration with Program officer lab and facility staff

 

Supply Chain

  • In collaboration with Program Coordinator supply chain ensure availability of TB drugs

 

Conduct any other duties assigned by Supervisor

 

 

 

Qualifications, Skills and ability

 

  • Advance diploma or degree in Medical related field Preference will be given to the following:
  • Experience in providing HIV care and treatment services.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience required with 2 years working experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment
  • Experience TB related programs
  • Proven experience providing mentorship, particularly in improving TB/ HIV services
  • Supervise and coordinate direct service delivery support (clinical support) on TB/HIV at selected sites.
  • Excellent knowledge of national (MOHCDGEC)  and World Health Organization guidelines on HIV care and treatment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit
  • Computer literacy is necessary and the applicant should be comfortable working with the basic Microsoft packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (not exceeding four pages) and names and contact information of three referees either physically or by post ONLY in the address below:

 

To the Executive Director

Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI)

Plot 372, House No. 7 Chole Road (Near Coco Beach)

P.O. Box 38252

Dar es Salaam

 

Deadline: Friday 31st March, 2017 2pm,

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.