Monday, August 21, 2017

PROGRAM OFFICER- TB/HIV AT MINISTRY OF HEALTH, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, GENDER, ELDERLY AND CHILDREN

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PROGRAM OFFICER- TB/HIV AT MINISTRY OF HEALTH, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, GENDER, ELDERLY AND CHILDREN

Description
The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) is charged with the task of providing leadership to the Health Sector Response to HIV/AIDS.
In fulfilling this task, the MoHCDGEC through the National AIDS Control Programme has solicited support and collaboration from different stakeholders. Using the obtained resources, the NACP is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the following vacant positions. The successful candidates will work under contractual agreement for a period of one year with possibility of renew.
In that connection, the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children invites applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacancies:
Position 1: Program Officer- TB/HIV Reporting to the Head - Care, Treatment and Support Unit

Main tasks and responsibilities
  1. Development and review of TB/HIV policy and guidelines
    In collaboration with NTLP, regional, district and partners develops and reviews TB/HIV policy and guidelines for the management of patients with TB HIV co-infection, including ICF and IPT; Conduct follow-up visits to ensure adherence to the policy and guidelines; attend meetings to discuss the same; and advise the NACP.
  2. Development and review of TB/HIV training packages
    Participate in the development and review of TB/HIV training packages; organize training of health care workers on TB/HIV collaborative activities; Ensure regional, district and partners are adhering to national training curriculum; Participate in the quantification/forecasting of drugs for management of TB/HIV collaborative activities.
  3. Development of proposal and operational plans for TB/HIV collaboration activities
    Develop short and long-term government and donor-funded operational plans on TB/HIV collaborative activities; Implement approved operational plans on the TB/HIV collaborative activities.
  4. Monitoring of TB/HIV collaborative activities-
    Develop a 'feedback mechanism to ensure that, approved reports of TB/HIV activities are disseminated to lower levels of the health system and partners; Liaise with the Epidemiology unit of-the NACP to ensure that reports are produced on a timely basis; Visit health facilities regularly as part of supportive supervision and mentoring to ensure that the TB/HIV activities are conducted accordingly; Coordinate supportive supervision and mentoring on TB/HIV collaborative activities.
  5. Evaluation
    Develop an assessment tool to assist in evaluating performance of the TB/HIV collaborative activities in the region and districts; Evaluate the performance of the system from time to time to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness; Develop measures for improvement of the system in provision of TB/HIV services in the health facilities.
  6. **Administrative duties**
Collect and maintain important data and records related to TB/HIV services in the health; Prepare detailed progress reports on TB/HIV collaborative activities arid submit them to the Head of the CTU and the Programme Manager.

Qualifications and experience required
• Citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania.
• Not more than 45 years of age.
• Medical Doctor with 3 - 5 years' experience in HIV care and treatment
• including TB/HIV, preferably with an MPH or equivalent
• Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy and facilitation skills
• Sensitivity to cultural differences & understanding of the political & ethical issues surrounding HIV & TB
• Computer skills including, Microsoft Word and Excel
• Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Remuneration:
Attractive packages will be offered to successful candidates commensurate with qualifications, experience and skills level.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send an application accompanied with their recent CV and relevant copies of their certificates, testimonials and names and addresses of TWO referees to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children
P. O. Box 11857
Dar es Salaam
NB: Closing date will be two weeks from the first advertisement this newspaper. Only successful candidates will be contacted and all interview costs will be borne by the applicants.

Source: The Guardian 21/8/2017