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HIV Testing Services (HTS) and Prevention Officer Job at Amref Health Africa

Job Opportunity at Amref Health Africa, HIV Testing Services (HTS) and Prevention Officer

HIV Testing Services (HTS) and Prevention Officer (1)

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: HIV Testing Services (HTS) and Prevention Officer (1)

Location: Maswa Office (1),

Reports to: Regional Project Manager Simiyu.

JOB SUMMARY

This position will focus to strengthen the strategic identification of PLHIV, increase positivity and coverage to attain the first 95 of the HIV clinical cascade at the project supported facilities in the respective region and district with frequent technical advice and guidance from the HIV testing Advisor.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure implementation of effective differentiated identification of PLHIV that aligns with the national standard for HIV
  • Ensure the Provider-initiated HIV Testing and Counselling is offered at all service points (inpatient, outpatient, MNCH and TB clinics, STI clinics,) at project supported health facilities
  • Support implementation of high yielding HTS strategies including index testing and PITC services to all supported sites
  • Support project supported sites in implementation of strategies to identify unreached HIV positive clients from KVPs including children, male adolescent girls and young women at the facility level
  • To strengthen sites capacity in implementing linkage case management activities for newly diagnosed HIV positive
  • Advise CHMTs on the agreed effective evidence-based differentiated testing models for identification of PLHIV targeting high risk sub-groups at facility level including older men, young adults, adolescent girls and young women, and Key and vulnerable population
  • Participate in training, mentorship, supportive supervision and clinical guidance to health care providers as needed
  • Make use of training materials/curriculum, SOPs and Job Aids useful to the providers according to the National guidelines and policies
  • Participate in meetings/events relevant to the project and provide relevant technical contributions according to the Ministry of Health guidelines and PEPFAR policies
  • Collaborate with all other project staff in the related program areas as would be needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A degree in medicine or A Master degree in public health or any health related field is an added advantage
  • Proven experience and competence in supporting the HIV Testing programs
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing
  • At least 5 years of “hands on experience” in HIV prevention, care and treatment program in resource limited country
  • Experience working with Local Government Authorities and PEPFAR funded project
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and
  • Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage

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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