Monday, August 21, 2017



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 3: Program Officer: Laboratory Reporting to the Head - Pharmaceuticals and Laboratory Services Unit
The Laboratory Program Officer leads the laboratory component of the Pharmaceuticals and Laboratory Services Unit of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP). He /she oversee planning and implementation of laboratory diagnostics for high quality HIV/AIDS services of NACP.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
• Coordinate the development of laboratory training materials including standard-operating procedures (SOP) for HIV/AIDS treatment and care tests.
• Oversee the training of trainers to for new approved HIV/AIDS related laboratory diagnostics and. coordinate their scale towards improving HIV/AIDS treatment and care outcomes
• Build teams of laboratory experts to enhance uptake of emerging HIV/AIDS technologies in the country
• Coordinate adaption and implementation of laboratory information systems and' data management initiatives that inform and enhance HIV/AIDS services in the country.
• Select, quantify, support procurement and distribution of laboratory equipment, reagents and supplies as needed to ensure uninterrupted patient centered HIV/AIDS services according to the national HIV/AIDS . treatment and care package in collaboration with Diagnostic Section and PSU of MOHCDGEC and stakeholders,
• Support implementation of laboratory quality management systems to enhance highest quality possible laboratory services support to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services in the country.
• Support quality improvement efforts including supportive supervision and mentorship to health facilities staff providing HIV related services.
• Compile, interpret laboratory data and reports and share accordingly with relevant levels and stakeholders as required.
• Promote operational research on various on various HIV/AIQS services, delivery.
• Perform other technical duties as assigned by his/her supervisors
Qualifications and Experience required
• Citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania
• Degree in medical laboratory sciences from a recoqnlzed university such as microbiology, immunology, haematology, pathology and clinical chemistry. Post graduate degree in one of the above lab disciplines OR Masters of Public Health (MPH) is required.
• Experience of working with the Ministry of Health, International health organization or NGO.
• Minimum of 5 years of working in a regional, zonal or national laboratory.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact with multidisciplinary staff, experts and clients.
• Excellent written and oral communication in English and-Kiswahili.
• Excellent computer skills in data management and Microsoft office.
• Registered with the Health Laboratory Practitioners Board.
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