Wednesday, November 29, 2017

National EID Laboratory Mentor at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

National EID Laboratory Mentor at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)


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THPS is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of
2002 as part of partnership framework implementation plan between the USG and the
Government of Tanzania which calls for an uninterrupted transition of PEPFAR funded HIV
and AIDS programs into local entities. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of
Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and Regional
Administration and local government (PMORALG) with a goal of ensuring accessible high
quality health care services to Tanzania's through establishment and strengthening of
comprehensive family focused HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment services in
Pwani, Kigoma, regions and Zanzibar. This is a continuation of the PEPFAR funded broader
US Government HIV/AIDS initiatives through Centre for Disease Control Tanzania (CDC)
in Tanzania.

As CDC prime awardee; THPS is currently seeking committed and motivated Tanzanians to
fill in the following positions.

Position title: National EID Laboratory Mentor
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor – Laboratory Services
Duty Station: Ministry of Health– Dar es Salaam

Job Summary: 
To strengthen the national program in ensuring the laboratory support
services for diagnosis of HIV among HIV exposed infants are well coordinated and
implemented. To provide technical assistance in implementation of high quality laboratory
services to improve performance of the national early infant diagnosis (EID) program.

Key Responsibilities
 Work closely with Regional/District Laboratory Technologists to support and ensure
availability of DBS test kits, supplies, registers and other relevant documents
 Mentor health facility laboratory staff to ensure they adhere to National HIV testing
algorithm Quality Assurance System
 Support good performance of routine laboratory related service at Reproductive and Child
Health (RCH) clinics including investigation for HIV and haematology
 Establish/strengthening service for HIV positive pregnant women for laboratory baseline
investigation, disease staging, and monitoring for ARV toxicity
 Support establishment/strengthening sustainable EID services in the region and ensure
availability of Dried Blood Spot (DBS) sample collection kits and proper sample
transportation and return of result system
 Support strengthening strong linkage between RCH/PMTCT section and laboratory
section within the region

 Advocate for laboratory service improvement to address specific needs
 Prepare technical report, data collection and data management when providing technical
assistance and as needed

Qualifications and Experience
 Holder of a minimum of diploma in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent
 At least three year experience in laboratory related tests and techniques required for the
diagnosis and monitoring clients for PMTCT/RCH services
 Ability to work under difficult conditions with minimum supervision
 Knowledge of national guidelines for prevention of Mother to Child Transmission is an
added advantage
 Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
 Basic computer skills with minimum of Microsoft word, power point and excel

How to apply:
Send an email to hr.thps@gmail.com and attach application cover letter one page maximum
and CV four pages maximum by December 8th 2017 with a subject line for example:
National EID Laboratory Mentor. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do
not attach any certificates when submitting online.

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

Plot 254, 3rd floor, Coco Plaza Building , Toure Drive, Masaki, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, East
Africa P.O Box 32605 Dar es Salaam, Tel +255-22-2923107/+255 689 103 046 Fax+255 22
2923108.

SOURCE: THPS Official Website