Monday, July 23, 2018

Program Officer - Civil Society Organizations and Quality Improvement at JSI, July 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Monday, July 23, 2018
Program Officer - Civil Society Organizations and Quality Improvement at JSI, July 2018
Tanzania Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program 
Position Description 
PROGRAM OFFICER – CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS (CSO) AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI)
Location: CHSSP Central Zone (Dodoma)

Background
The Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening CHSS Program (CHSSP) is a five-year USAID funded cooperative agreement led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) with partner World Education, Inc. CHSSP’s goal is to build capacity the of the Government of Tanzania’s health and social welfare structures at the community level to enable more accessible, higher quality health and social services for HIV affected and other vulnerable populations in targeted communities in Tanzania. 

Job Summary

Within CHSSP, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. leads the consortium partners in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. In order to achieve these aims, the Program Officer – CSO & QI is a full-time position reporting to Zonal Director. The Program Officer – CSO & QI is primarily responsible for supporting deliverables on CSOs. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Under the guidance of the Gender and SS Advisor and the Zonal Director, coordinate closely with the regional team to maximize integration and synergies of the objectives and strategies of CHSSP to ensure an integrated approach to implementation among consortium partners: 
 Build and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with relevant selected CSOs involved in planning and providing health and social welfare services, especially for the HIV care continuum; 
 Conduct OCA assessment to determine the level of Maturity of the selected CSOs 

 Conduct analysis of the data collected, Write quality report and disseminate the results for relevant selected CSO, specifically those representing the needs and issues of AGYW, MVC, PLHIV, MSM, FSW, and PWID 
 Conduct organizational capacity assessments and develop clear and achievable improvement action plans tailored to their specific organizational and management needs; 
 Conduct regular supportive supervision, coaching, and mentoring activities, as per agreed action plans, to ensure CSOs strengthen their organizational and management capacity to 
1) advocate for the service needs of priority and key populations with districts and other stakeholders; 
2) participate in LGA planning and budgeting; 
3) increase representation of the issues and needs of priority and key populations in planning and budgeting processes; 

 Provide targeted support to CSOs to engage community and district level planning, budgeting and monitoring of services especially for PLHIV/AGYW/MVC and key populations; 
 Ensure dissemination of national policies and guidelines CSOs are expected to comply with in planning and providing health and social welfare services, especially for the HIV continuum of care; 
 Document successes, best practices, and challenges related to CSO systems strengthening activities; and
 Ensure timely and qualitative contributions for all necessary reports and especially quarterly reports, and semi and annual reports.

Desired Qualifications: 
• Hold a degree in Public Administration, Sociology, Public Health, International Development or an equivalent field; 
• Have at least 5 years’ experience working with CSOs implementing community-based health and social welfare programs, and/or systems strengthening, especially to improve the HIV continuum of care for AGYW, MVC, PLHIV, MSM, FSW, and PWID; 
• Have good understanding of LGA structures and systems that CSOs are expected to collaborate and coordinate with in order to plan for and provide health and social welfare services at district, ward, and village levels; 

• Have a good understanding of current national policies and guidelines CSOs are expected to comply with in planning and providing health and social welfare services, especially for the HIV continuum of care; 
• Experience providing technical assistance to CSOs, including NGOs and FBOs, especially those representing the needs and issues of AGYW, MVC, PLHIV, MSM, FSW, and PWID. 
• Fluent speaking and writing in English and Kiswahili and able to produce quality products in English such as progress reports, presentations, program briefs, and case studies; 
• Excellent interpersonal and management skills; 

JSI - R & T is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to Chief of Party, at chss.recruitment@gmail.com by August 5th 2018. Please include the title of the position you are applying for on the subject of the email. Thank you.
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