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Regional Program Officer New Job Opportunity at THPS

TITLE: Regional Project Officer

REPORTS TO:  GF Mlango II Project Manager (THPS)

LOCATION:  Kilimanjaro Region

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION: The incumbent will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of the THPS Global Fund project ” Prevention Programs for Key and Vulnerable Populations” (MSM, SW/ PWID, and other vulnerable Population) in one of the regions mentioned above S/he will work closely with Project Coordinator and other THPS staff to ensure high-quality program implementation in the region

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Principal duties

  • Work with the Project Manager, THPS management, and other relevant THPS staff to coordinate implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the THPS Global Fund project in his/ her region
  • Facilitate implementation of all activities in the work plan in his/her Regional Program Offices; and all resources for program implementation.
  • Participate in the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual work plans
  • Accomplish and facilitate the accomplishment of all Key Population and other vulnerable group program activities in the work plan for your region to ensure all targets are met
  • Ensure local government authorities and other stakeholders are conversant about Global Fund KP and other vulnerable group projects and participate in the implementation of the program.
  • Facilitate quarterly program progress review meetings with R/CHMTs and other key stakeholders
  • Organize the training/ orientation of key personnel and outreach teams such as healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on the community-based HIV prevention project, Peer Educators, CSOs/CBOs, CHW/CBHSPs
  • Liaise with national and regional authorities and other stakeholders for Global Funds for technical assistance and supportive guidance.
  • Strengthen the referral mechanism between the community–based outreach and health facility services
  • Coordinate and conduct mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KVP including adolescent girls and young women are found
  • Collaborate with Umbrella CSOs for the execution of service agreements as agreed.
  • Supervise the trained peer educators and Community Health Workers to implement the outreach services and combination prevention among PWID, FSW, MSM, and Other Vulnerable Populations in THPS-supported regions.
  • Mentor and supervise peer educators and CHW/CBHSPs regularly during the outreach sessions and lead regular meetings
  • Ensure accurate data collection and timely, complete, and clean reporting of regional data (DQA) on a quarterly basis
  • Take leadership in the distribution of national and relevant job aides, IEC materials related, and other commodities and supplies to key and vulnerable population programs in the region to community outreach workers and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain relationships with the MOH KVP unit, Council Health Management Teams (R/ CHMTs) and CSOs responsible for KVP services within THPS supported regions.
  • Take leadership to ensure the integration of other programs (TB, STIs, GBV, Cervical Cancer Screening and TB/ HIV, etc.) within KVP services in the region.
  • Ensure linkage of PWID to drug treatment such as MAT Clinics, sober houses, mental health clinics, etc.
  • Provide technical support to economic empowerment activities to KVP
  • Strengthen multi-sectoral collaboration with Council HIV and AIDS Coordinators
  • (CHAC) and other partners including linkages with community-based organizations
  • Take leadership in developing Abstracts, success stories, best practices, Manuscripts and presentations for sharing using KVP data at the regional level
  • To provide technical assistance to CSOs, districts, and regions teams in implementing paper-based and electronic M&E systems for KVP projects and related services including data management, data quality assurance, data summarization and analysis, and performance review
  • To serve as a resource in the region for the evaluation of ongoing KVP programs and data feedback to the district, region, and other key stakeholders
  • To build the capacity of personnel in the region to better implement M&E systems
  • To collaborate with regional partners (CSOs) implementing donor-funded KVP activities to ensure timely and accurate reporting across program areas
  • To coordinate ‘with CHMTs and RHMT to implement timely and regular reporting of key program indicators THPS HQ.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Regional Program Officer New Job Opportunity at THPS

QUALIFICATION S AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: Degree in Nursing/Medicine/social sciences from a recognized academic institution. A masters’ level degree or higher in a related discipline such as Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • Required: minimum 3 years of working experience in HIV care and/or HIV prevention with a donor-funded organization. Preferred: experience with community-based and/or KVP- focused HIV programs
  • Experience in supervising/managing multidisciplinary teams of at least 10 staff, with demonstrated skills in leading teams of public health professionals
  • Required: Familiarity with donor-funded projects. (CDC, Global Fund, USAID, etc.).
  • Required: At least three years experience of working with CSOs, Local Governments (RHMT and CHMT)
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills. Fluent in both Kiswahili and English.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, \word, and Powerpoint at minimum)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/ AIDS prevention, care and treatment and adherence, and psychosocial support programs
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong technical guidance for any medical interventions related to HIV care and prevention to KVP.
  • Strong ability to liaise with external stakeholders and government officials.
  • Experience in developing and executing work plans, budgets, reports, etc.
  • Flexible to work after normal working hours and weekends at various community locations
  • Ability to interact well ·with all targeted groups and peer volunteers by facilitating a non– judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all beneficiaries regardless of their background

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to recruitment@thps.or.tz  by 26th April, 2022 with a position tittle as a subject line, for example ‘’Regional Program Officer’’. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.  

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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