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4 Job Opportunities at Amref Health Africa, HIV Prevention Services Assistants

HIV Prevention Services Assistants (4) 

BACKGROUND:

Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals and the HIV epidemic control in  Tanzania.  The  project  branded  as  Afya  Kamilifu  Project  has  been  implemented  in  Tanga  and Zanzibar since October, 2018. From October, 2020 the project will extend to Simiyu Region covering facility based and community based HIV care and treatment services from October 2020 in collaboration and  guidance  from  the  Tanzania  Ministry of  Health, Community  Development,  Gender,  Elderly  and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). That said, Amref Health Africa -Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for the project:

Position Title: HIV Prevention Services Assistants (4)

Location: Tanga Office (1), Korogwe Office (1), Bariadi Office (1), Maswa Office (1) Reports to: HIV Testing (HTS) Officer

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent will ensure that all facility-based HIV Prevention activities including Cervical cancer screening and treatment to all women living with HIV, Gender Based Violence, KP MAT services and PreP are implemented at the acceptable service delivery standards in the specific districts and supported facilities. S/he will engage and work closely with providers at the facility setting and communities

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  To assist in the development of annual work plans for the implementation of HIV prevention strategies
  • To ensure the HIV prevention activities are offered at all service points (OPD, RCH, CTC, and Methadone Assisted Therapy Unit) at project supported health facilities
  • To strengthen sites capacity in implementing cervical cancer screening and treatment including referral to higher centers among all PLHIV women, as per National
  • Ensure adequate supplies of commodities (cervical cancer screening, methadone Assisted Therapy utensils kits, Prep supplies) and other materials including tools and relevant SOP’s at the project supported sites
  • To liaise with other project staff to ensure successful referral and proper management of all Gender-Based Violence cases both at the community and Health
  • Integrate post-GBV and VAC services within the existing care and treatment services in all supported facilities include PEP, STI screening and treatment, basic psycho-social assessment and counseling, care and support, collection of forensic evidence, and referral to the police or legal systems and to other community services for GBV/VAC
  • Support project supported sites in implementation of strategies to identify People Who Injects Drug (PWID) from the community for enrolment into CSO and MAT
  • Support sites in achieving Prevention indicators (GBV, Cervical Cancer screening, KP MAT, and PrEP targets by conducting weekly review meetings to assess performances with the development of action plans
  • Support Other program area’s staff to achieve the project objectives as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  •  Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in the related field of Nursing, clinical and medical services, social science, counseling or
  • Medical or nursing professional background with public or community health skills as an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing HIV
  • Training in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office packages for report writing and presentation
  • Relevant interpersonal skills; ability to work with others, develop and maintain good work relationships
  • Good command of English and Swahili language.
  • Experience with Gender-Based Violence services will be an added 

Experience working with PEPFAR Funded

HOW TO APPLY:-

If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names, and addresses of three referees. Amref will conduct interviews at Mwanza Office for the shortlisted Lake Zone Applicants and at Dar es Salaam Office for other shortlisted applicants. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 Hours August 17, 2020. Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position, failure to do that your application may not be retrieved. All correspondences should be directed to Email: jobs.tanzania@amref.org

Direct application through mail or hand delivery will not be accepted.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non- smoking environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply

“Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”

Amref Health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be

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