Senior Program Officer, Gender Based Violence (GBV)

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 is implementing various projects that are highly demanding and thus the organization is looking for a motivated, result driven, qualified and competent people to fill various positions as per the AGPAHI organogram.



Work Location: MWANZA


Position Overview:

Senior Program Officer, GBV will work as a key member of AGPAHI’s Technical team, under the management of the Zonal Program Manager and the technical leadership of the RCH manager. The SPO, GBV will work in close collaboration with program officers reproductive and child health services/ clinical services (PO RCH/CS) and will work in close collaboration with other staff members to ensure that all GBV activities that need to be performed in AGPAHI’s programs which fall under the  Zonal office (including reporting of the technical managers) are executed with required standard.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the ZPM and RCH manager and Regional teams to jointly implement the GBV work plan.
  • To oversee effective implementation, provide strategic direction technical oversight, and ensure appropriate support for the development and implementation of all GBV program activities.
  • Enhance the skills of AGPAHI staff related to Gender Based Violence prevention and response, mainly strengthening Gender Based Violence case management and serving as technical resources for service providers in the field following standard protocols.
  • Build the capacity of staff to offer appropriate referral and support to individuals and communities at risk / survivors of Gender Based Violence services using standardized resources.
  • Develop and strengthen referral systems both within AGPAHI supported facilities   as well referrals of GBV survivors from facilities to social and legal aid support.
  • Monitor the quality of the Gender Based Violence services on a regular basis, identify gaps and propose adjustments, in collaboration with the other AGPAHI program staff.
  • Work closely with the MOHCDGEC, other GBV implementing partners and other key stakeholders to support implementation of the MOHCDGEC  GBV strategies;
  • To build working relationship and provide technical support to Regional and Council Health Management Teams (RHMT and CHMTs) in planning, coordination and supervision of GBV activities in their regions/ councils.
  • To support R/CHMT to organize and facilitate training of health care providers on GBV and to build capacity of the health facility staffs to ensure the necessary equipment and supplies including GBV forensic kits are available.
  • To coordinate and support the MOHCDGEC to supervise and mentor health care workers at AGPAHI supported sites implementing GBV activities.
  • To support R/CHMT to build the capacity of service providers in documentation, data collection and analysis;
  • Participate actively in GBV TWG meetings and forums.

Reflective practice and organizational learning

  • Document lessons learnt and provide inputs into the way forward/best practices for project implementation
  • Assist in the dissemination of lessons learnt and better practices from the GBV activities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Degree in medical related field preferably BSc Nursing Officer/Higher diploma nursing/clinical medicine.
  • Post graduate training in public health is an advantage
  • Practical experience (minimum 3 years) in implementing RCH/GBV and in HIV/AIDS programs in Tanzania.
  • At least three years professional experience in HIV program management.
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Government Ministry of Health, R/CHMT
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating training in GBV, HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment areas.
  • Significant and up to date knowledge of the current GBV, HTC guidelines, standards, tools and best practices
  • Friendly disposition and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong initiative, independence, creativity, and sound judgment;
  • Service oriented and flexible with excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player with a high level of commitment, able to manage multiple high priority tasks at a go.
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills.
  • Flexible to travel >50%
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Power Point etc;


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (not exceeding four pages) and names and contact information of three referees before close of business on Friday, 15th December, 2017 to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please mention the title of the position in your email subject and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter. Submission can also be dropped physically or by post in the address below:


Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative

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

P.O. Box 38252 Dar es Salaam


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.