Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Vacancies at Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI), March 2018

Vacancies at Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI), March 2018

Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) In Support of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)is an international non-governmental organization working in several countries providing care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS and conducting research studies and has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS programming for over 30 years. 

HJFMRI implements PEPFAR funded HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in the Southern Highlands, providing resources, personnel and services to the Zone. The program has expanded from supporting the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital in becoming a hub for anti-retroviral treatment in the Southern Highlands zone; to community support through decentralized services, with the overall objective of implementing research, clinical HIV, prevention, care and treatment services in Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, Ruvuma and Songwe regions in the zone. 

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and community NGOs, HJFMRI has been leading a comprehensive HIV and AIDS care and support program in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania since 2004. The program, which is sub-contracting with Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs) and 14 community outreach partners, extends to 25 district councils in the five regions. Collectively, the zone, which has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Tanzania, represents a catchment area with close to 6 million people (13% of the population of Tanzania mainland). Despite remarkable achievements made over the past ten years, the expansion of HIV care and treatment interventions remains critical both at the facility as well as the community level. 

HJFMRI is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position below. 

Position: Care and Treatment Technical Advisor (Pediatrics) - (Re-advertisement)
Reports to:  Medical Director
Location : Mbeya  

General Overview: 
The purpose of this position is to provide Technical support in the design: implementation and monitoring as HJFMRI scale-up Pediatric HIV and EID services in supported regions. She/he will provide technical support to the HJFMRI Pediatric HIV care and treatment officer based in Songwe, Rukwa, Katavi, Ruvuma and Mbeya regions. The program Advisor for Pediatric HIV care and treatment will be part of a team of experts whose areas of work will include: scaling up of PMTCT, PITC, TB/HIV and ART Services. He will represent HJFMRI in National technical meetings addressing pediatric HIV issues. 

The Pediatric Advisor's position is based in Mbeya with frequent travels to Rukwa, Katavi, Ruvuma and Mbeya regions and limited travels to Dar es Salaam for support visits, and MoHCDGEC and USG Technical meetings. She/he directly report to the Medical Director.

Duties and Responsibilities 
• Provide technical advice to the Medical Director in the development of Pediatric HIV program design, work plans and implementation strategies necessary to achieve the set targets and service coverage to the Southern Highlands zone. 
• Provide technical support in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), treatment protocols, targeted continuous medical education (CME) packages and other relevant materials for improving and advancing Pediatric HIV services in the Southern Highland Zone. 
• Provide technical support to the regional HJFMRI program and field officers and regional teams in the planning, initiation and implementation of paediatric services including roll out of Option B+ in the context of early infant diagnosis of HIV and paediatric care and treatment, 

• Responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation and a broad range of agency- funded Pediatric program activities , initiatives and studies required to implement the President's Emergency Plan for aids Relief (PEPFAR) in the zone 
• Support HJFMRI regional teams in providing technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of regional and council health management teams for delivering quality pediatric care and treatment services. 
• Work with program and field officers in the region to design and implement innovative strategies for improving the quality of pediatric services in collaboration with the Regional & Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMTs) and Hospital Management Teams, 
• Provide support at the national level in development of tools, protocols and clinical guidelines as needed to improve delivery of Pediatric services 

• Regularly conduct supportive supervision, mentoring, and formal training to ensure delivery of quality pediatric HIV interventions. 
• Work with the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure Pediatric HIV data are well collected, compiled and timely reported. 
• Constantly review program performance data and develop new strategies to improve program performance. 

• Technically support and coordinate with pediatric officers to ensure pediatric activities are standardized and contribute to increased pediatric enrollments and retention in care and treatment. 

• Work as part of the multi disciplinary technical team to provide technical guidance to the regional teams in planning program activities, ensuring close linkages between PMTCT, EID and pediatric services. 
• Work closely with MoHCDGEC and other partners to ensure the functionality of support services including availability of adequate stocks of supplies for PMTCT/EID and improve on turnaround time for HIV results of exposed infants. 
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

• Medical degree preferably with Masters in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree 
• Minimum five years' experience working with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs. 
• Experience with Pediatric HIV programming 
• Clinical experience of pediatric HIV medicine 
• Strong supervisory and management skills 
• Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team or independently 
• Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with multiple government agencies, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sector 
• Proven verbal and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to write technical documents and give state-of-the-art presentations 
• Willingness to travel in Southern highlands up to 40% of the time 
• Fluency in Kiswahili and English 

Job Title: Contract Officer (2 Positions)
Reports to: Contracts Manager/Regional Program Manager
Location: Mbeya 

General Overview: 
This position is responsible for the management, administration, and oversight for all aspects related to awards, sub-grants and contracts for the WRP program. The Contracts Officer will serve as the point person and will provide sub-award oversight, monitoring sub-awards and providing advice and technical support to WRP staff and sub-recipient partners. He/she is responsible for ensuring that the WRP and WRP partners comply with all applicable contracting policies and procedures, laws and regulations, proper accounting standards and donor reporting requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Administers the full cradle to grave cycle of award management activities from pre-award assessments, monitoring and compliance, and close out procedures. 
• Reviews partner budget submissions for accuracy, allowable cost violations, reasonableness and consistency. 
• Develops contracts, awards, award modifications and contract amendment documents for signature by the Site Director or Sr. Program Director and works closely with the HFJ/MRI contracts department, especially on awards valued at $1,00,000+. 
• Performs internal audits and reviews of partner operations as required to ensure compliance with WRP and donor policies and procedures. Provides additional technical assistance to partners (either personally or through delegation of finance staff) as is necessary to maintain high standards of compliance. 

• Stays abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations; compiles and updates applicable local policies and trains WUP program and partner staffs in all policies and procedures. Builds capacity of sub-recipients in areas not limited to grant writing, grant monitoring, budgeting, compliance, documentation and information management, and ethics. 
• Develops training modules and training materials for regularly scheduled group trainings and one- on-one mentoring/technical assistance. Provides skills building training and cross functional preparation for members of the Finance and Procurement staff. 
• Liaises with the Procurement Manager to ensure WRP partner compliance with procurement policies and procedures for all goods and services. 
• Develops an award tracking system and tools/reports for the monthly reporting of Contract activities. 

• Monitors monthly financial performance in relation to budgets and forecasts, obligated funds, commitments and advances to staff, partners and consultants. 
• Takes responsibility for the accurateness and completeness of partner property and inventory lists. 
• Oversees the closeout of awards: provides technical oversight and assistance on the final inventory, proper disposition of property, and reconciliation of financial obligations. 
• Responsible for the discovery, mitigation and documentation of financial risks related to contracts and grants. Responsible for the completion of yearly risk management reports. 
• Ensures for the availability, continuity and security of financial data and information pertaining to contracts and grants. 

Education and/or Experience: 
• Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting from three-year College or university. 
• Demonstrated experience in sub award and contract administration, management and oversight. 
• Experience in assessing the capacities of organizations and their grant worthiness. 

Computer Skills: 
• The following computer proficiency is (are) required: Microsoft Office, accounting and payroll management software, e-mail and internet, and willingness to expand skill base. 

Other Skills and Qualifications: 
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret general technical financial procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Fluent in English and Kiswahili. 
• Demonstrated experience with audit, legal compliance and budget development. 
• Experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to Sr. Management and outside partners. 

Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable Courier to;

The Human Resources Manager, 
Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International HJFMRI,
P.O. Box 6396, 

or transmitted by email to; recruitment@wrp-t.org NOTEto be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE, avoid delivering the application in person. Deadline for submission of the application is March 26th, 2018. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications. 
HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply

Source: The Guardian March 14, 2018

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