Program officer,TB/HIV- 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, TB/HIV
REPORTS TO:
Regional Program Coordinator
DUTY STATION:
Mara

Purpose of the post
The Program Officer TB/HIV will work under the direction of the Regional Program Coordinator and Program Manager. 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 facilities workers, tuberculosis clinics, and HIV clinics for the implementation of joint tuberculosis-HIV program activities

Major duties and responsibilities
  a) Maintaining baseline data on tuberculosis and HIV activities in the district.
  b) Participate in training of other health care providers in TB/HIV Prepare quarterly TB/HIV reports and submit timely to the CHMT.
  c) Develop and coordinate an effective referral system of tuberculosis and HIV patients to appropriate services for HIV counseling, screening, care, and treatment within the district or region
  d) Support and monitor implementation of TB/HIV program
  e) Prepare regular quarterly tuberculosis/HIV reports and present findings during relevant meetings.
  f) Participate in quarterly district meetings.
 g) Conduct supervisory visits to tuberculosis and HIV diagnostic and care facilities, provide on-the-job training for providers, prepare reports on supervisory visits, and provide feedback on achievements and constraints to the Zonal Tuberculosis/HIV Coordinator and the facilities visited
  h) To systematically provide guidance for improvement and follow up whether or not issues have been solved, or advice has been followed.
  i) Identifying site staff training needs, organize and facilitate trainings when required
  j) Participate in development of proposals and work plans for TB/HIV Programs
  k) Supervising district mentors’ TB/HIV activities in assigned districts
  l) Apply QI principles in regular supportive supervision through focusing on priority areas and utilizing QI-based methods /tools for improvement.
 m) Analyzing and providing feedback on TB/HIV results to site staff, CHMT, PC-QI, immediate supervisor and where possible RHMT.
 n) Assist health facilities in formulating, implementing and following up Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs), providing technical assistance regularly and when requested through regular supportive supervision, QI meetings and other site visits.
 o) Ensure sites trained in QI meet regularly to discuss quality of services and to plan for improvement where needed. This might require the PO, TB/HIV to attend the meeting or to receive the meeting minutes and submit to PC-QI.
 p) To perform a systematic supervision of M&E systems and to make effective use of M&E data to monitor performance of TB/HIV program and to provide feedback.
 q) Make use of CTC 2 and GLASER data base to monitor performance of sub grantee
 r) Assist sites with quarterly preparation of TB/HIV reports when necessary
 s) Assist in the preparation and review, compilation and submission of TB/HIV reports to the M&E department
 t) Track progress at All sites through site visits and reports
 u) Participate in the orientation of newly recruited POs and visitors
 v) Acts as the main contact person for sub-grantees to coordinate the communication between sub-grantee, Regional office and other program staff
w) Provide feed- back to sub-grantee and other relevant stakeholders based on ISS, M&E and specific departments
 x) Advocate for inclusion of TB/HIV activities in the CCHP
 y) Document lessons learnt and provide inputs into the way forward/best practices for TB/HIV project implementation
 z) Assist in the dissemination of lessons learnt and better practices from the program

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