Program Officer,Clinical services- Vacancy

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) is a non–governmental organisation that plays a pivotal role in complementing the Government of Tanzania’s efforts towards the attainment of its development goals. AGPAHI strives to provide quality and integrated HIV/AIDS health services to children and families. 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 staff to fill the following positions.

POSITION: Program Officer, Clinical Services
REPORTS TO: Regional Program Coordinator
DUTY STATION: Mwanza

Purpose of the post
The purpose of this job is to offer technical assistance to the regions to enable them to provide quality integrated RCH/PMTCT care and treatment services to the affected patients and their families. Further, this role is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the clinical services activities at sub-grantee level in line with the work plans set and agreed.

Major duties and responsibilities
  a) Participate in the development of individual quarterly work plans, which will contribute to the regional office and head office work plan to ensure alignment of the department goals and objectives;
  b) Assist in the co-ordination of care and treatment and integrated Reproductive Child Healthcare activities at local partner sites and ensure all activities are delivered in accordance to the work plan set and agreed by AGPAHI;
  c) Monitor the implementation of integrated programs such as TB/HIV, early infant diagnosis (EID), and PITC in accordance with national guidelines to avoid any breach of operations in the activities;
  d) Monitor sub grantee site activities as stipulated in contracts and provide feedback to sub grantee and other relevant stakeholders based on integrated supportive supervision, M&E and specific departmental reports to identify gaps and recommend ways to fill them;
  e) Liaise with laboratory and SCM team to support supply chain management services to ensure availability of HIV commodities at all levels within the districts;
  f) Liaise with community program staff within AGPAHI to coordinate linkages and referral networks within the supported districts to develop and grow the linkages and provide the necessary support to the community;
  g) Carry out field visits to the facilities and provide onsite technical assistance to health facilities and project staff such as sit- ins at the clinic days;
  h) Assist the regions in the identification training needs in PMTCT and C&T services both in the Headquarters and project sites to ensure all staff perform optimally on the different activities;
  i) Share findings on program activities with other program staff, the RPC and technical supervisor to share knowledge and information for best practices in the delivery of quality clinical services to patients;
  j) Coach sub-grantees in proposal writing through prioritization of activities, development of work plans and budgeting in order to empower them in different skills that they are able to use in future;
  k) Conduct comprehensive supportive supervision in close collaboration with district teams and other implementation partners to align the objectives of the different parties and for the achievement of AGPAHI program strategy;
  l) Provide assistance to sites with the quarterly preparation of C&T and RCH activities reports and submit to management for onward transmission for decision making purposes for management, donors and other relevant stakeholders;
 m) Assist in the preparation and review, compilation and submission of RCH, C&T, TB/HIV, PITC reports to the M&E department to provide insight to the programs and monitor on their performance;
  n) Acts as the main contact person for sub-grantees to coordinate the communication between sub-grantee, Field office and other program staff on provision of funds and progress updates.

Qualifications, Skills and ability
  a) Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing or Social Sciences from a recognised institution
  b) Current registration with the Medical Council of Tanganyika or equivalent professional body
  c) Three (3) years of relevant work experience

Technical Competencies
  a) Knowledge of national laws and regulations governing paediatric AIDS services and operations;
  b) Experience working with donor funded organisations requiring community level engagement;
  c) Knowledge of relevant AGPAHI donor requirements;
  d) Ability to produce comprehensive reports;
  e) Proficiency in the use of databases such as Microsoft Access, Epi-Info and analytical software, such as STATA, SPSS, R;
  f) Skills in operational research;
  g) Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver training; and
  h) Discretion with confidential information.
  i) Ability to gather appropriate information for decision making;
  j) Ability to openly consult with colleagues;
  k) Ability to set priorities accordingly;
   l) Ability to speak up in the face of unreasonable requests;
 m) Ability to apply new changes; and
  n) Ability to learn and retain new knowledge.

 HOW TO APPLY
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 Wednesday 31st October, 2018 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 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


AGPAHI is an equal opportunity employer, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted