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4 Job Opportunities at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) – Various Posts

 

TANZANIA HEALTH PROMOTION SUPPORT THPS

Overview

Tanzania Health Promotion Supports (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under non- governmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and Ministry of Health (MoH) in Zanzibar with a goal of ensuring accessible high- quality health care services to Tanzanians; through strengthening of health and community systems for comprehensive quality health services including HIV/AIDS; Tuberculosis; prevention of GBV; reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNHCAH) services; laboratory systems and services and health management information systems (HIMS)

Tanzania Health Promotion support (THPS) has been awarded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- under the Cooperative Agreement GH20-2062 to implement a project entitled “Health Information System Development, Project Management and Coordinated Deployment for National HIV and Health Sector Systems in the Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) in the management, coordination, scale-up, and continuous modernization of Tanzania’s Health Information Systems (HIS). Specific areas that THPS will support include, but are not limited to: a) Technical planning and upgrading of HIS related to HIV/TB, particularly lab information systems; b) Strengthening data integration and linkages of diverse data sources and HIS; c) Improving data quality, data analyses, and utilization associate with HIS.

THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below…..

Job Title: – PMTCT Field Officer Direct (2 Posts)

Reports to: – District Manager.

Location:- Pwani and Kigoma

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Field Officer will serve as THPS focal point for activities relating to the implementation of a quality PMTCT program in the allocated Districts in the Region. This will include capacity building of health facility staff, establishment and monitoring of support groups for the pregnant/postpartum women, HIV positive women and their families, coordination of care and treatment within facilities providing PMTCT services including standalone PMTCT sites, ensuring drugs and supplies for PMTCT services are available, support strategies to foster adherence and retention among pregnant and Iactating women enrolled in all supported sites. Development of linkages to other services including psychosocial support groups the laboratory services as well as community support services. This position is part of a multidisciplinary, cohesive team and requires excellent communication skills and extensive travel.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the District Managers and Regional teams to jointly implement the PMTCT work plan.
  • Jointly with CHMT members conduct focused supportive supervision to the sites to oversee program implementation (travel up to 80 % of the time in the field) i.e. Visit every site to strengthen the program at the site through identifying gaps and collaborating with the THPS staffs and district and facility team to find solutions.
  • Provide direct, onsite support to nurses and clinical officers working at RCH units in THPS supported districts to establish and strengthen services and provide ongoing mentoring and support to implement the current National PMTCT guideline
  • Coordinates and monitors early infant diagnosis (EID) services for all identified HIV exposed infants and ensures results timely communicated.
  • Ensures HIV viral load monitoring among HIV pregnant women in the PMTCT program
  • Develop linkages between various HIV programs and community-based organizations within the region.
  • Work with health facility staff and HIV positive pregnant/postpartum women to support the establishment and monitor the Psychosocial Support Groups (PSGs) for PMTCT at the facilities.
  • Ensure M&E & IEC materials and job aids are available at every PMTCT site.
  • Reviews and maintains a resource binder (resource mapping) of current PMTCT information for Health care worker education purposes and referral resources.
  • Help facility staff own the data through improving preparation and make use of PMTCT monthly summary reports. Assist in data collection from the health facility if needed Reporting to specified levels.
  • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with health facility staff delivering PMTCT services in districts.
  • Working closely with CHMT ensure timely ordering, stocking and supply of PMTCT and Family planning supplies to PMTCT sites.
  • Prepare and timely submit site visit reports, ensuring observed issues which need immediate intervention are communicated immediately upon return from the field.
  • Conduct supportive supervision, mentorship and on the job training to all HTC & PMTCT staff in partner organizations and health facilities including identification capacity gaps and address them.
  • Ensure the optimal standard of counselling is achieved by ensuring the use of national guidelines and protocols. Ensure proper documentation of activities using appropriate national HTS, PMTCT/EID data collection tools for accurate record keeping and timely reporting.
  • Review partners’ reports and develop quarterly reports and submit to regional office for further proceedings.
  • Work with RHMT/CHMT and Hospital Management Teams (HMT) to design and implement innovative strategies for improving the quality of HTC, PMTCT and EID services
  • Assist in the development of community linkages and support groups for HIV positive mothers and their families to ensure a network of quality care.
  • Work closely with THPS M&E team to ensure monthly reporting of HTS, PMTCT and EID indicators.
  • Write regular program reports as required by THPS regional office.
  • Travel to the sites to oversee program implementation (expected to travel to the field up to 75% of the time)
  • Collaborate with other THPS staff and other stakeholders to develop strategies for strengthening referrals and linkages to Care and treatment clinics and ensure the continuum of care for clients.
  • Facilitate establishment/strengthening adequate outreaches or mobile HTC service whenever needed.
  • In collaboration with Pharmacy and laboratory teams facilitate monitoring and supportive supervision on logistics management
  • Support Health Care Providers (HCPs), Peer Educators (PE) and other relevant actors in the region to implement protocols on adherence support for pregnant and Iactating women on PMTCT Program
  • Take part in design, training and distribution of relevant job aides and materials related to PMTCT, HTC.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Nursing or Adv Diploma; Degree in Medicine/Diploma in Medicine
  • At least three years’ experience working in PMTCT/CCS
  • Experience in LEEP services, VIA TOT, CCS, HTS and PMTCT-EID program is added advantage
  • Experience in community sensitization and mobilization
  • Strong communication and team building skills
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
  • A good understanding of public functions and operations in government and/or NGO services.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Good intellectual and human skill capacity to engage and work with individuals with different characters

Position Title: Cervical Cancer Prevention Field Officers (CCPFO) (2 Posts)

Reports to: Regional Manager

Location: Pwani

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The Cervical Cancer Prevention Field Officer will assist the THPS Cervical Cancer Prevention unit in overseeing the planning, implementation and monitoring the MoHCDGEC and CDC cervical cancer prevention program in Pwani region and ensure that the program achieves its goals in all THPS supported health facilities. The Cervical Cancer Prevention Field Officer will work with the THPS program teams to ensure that the program follows national protocols and standards. S/he is expected to cover extensive travel to all THPS supported facilities within the region.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Liaise closely with the Regional and District health authorities in implementation of the cervical cancer screening program in the region.
  • Build working relationship and provide technical support to Pwani Regional and Council Health Management Teams (RHMT and CHMTs) in planning, coordination and supervision of cervical cancer screening activities in the region.
  • Build capacity of the health facility staff to ensure the necessary equipment and supplies including C02 and 5% vinegar are available.
  • Orient PEs and auxiliary staff on cervical cancer screening in order to mobilize women.
  • Work with available community support structures/authorities to mobilize and sensitize the communities in the region to participate in the program.
  • Organize and facilitate training of health care providers on cervical cancer screening and cryotherapy.
  • Organize stake holder’s meetings/joint supportive supervision biannually.
  • Organize and coordinate outreach services to needy communities to reach the desired prevention goal of cervical cancer
  • Explore the integration of cervical cancer screening in postpartum care,
  • Family planning, PMTCT, HT, CTC STI services and outreach services.
  • Work with other programs within THPS such as PMTCT, HTS/EID, CTC and APSC to mobilize and sensitize clients and integrate the cervical screening and treatment services within the existing programs.
  • Supervise and mentor health care workers at sites in implementing the program.
  • Track and document lessons leant and best practices during the implementation of the program.
  • Build the capacity of service providers in documentation, data collection and analysis
  • Provide reports to regional team leader/coordinator, regularly at required intervals
  • Ensure DHIS data of all supported sites and outreach sites reports monthly timely in collaboration with DRCHCOs and DHIS focal persons within the districts and RRCHCo and RHIMs
  • Carry out other relevant tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • To prepare weekly, monthly progress reports, budgets, and work plans, particularly those pertaining to CCP
  • Provide data and a summary report on a timely basis for preparation of quarterly reports.
  • Travel to the sites to oversee program implementation
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience

  • Medical Officer, Assistant Medical Officer, or Nursing at graduate or Advanced diploma level.
  • At least two years’ experience in cervical cancer screening.
  • Experience in LEEP services, VIA TOT, CCS, HTS and PMTCT-EID program is added advantage
  • Experience in community sensitization and mobilization
  • Experience in data management, monitoring and supervision
  • Strong communication and team building skills
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
  • A good understanding of public functions and operations in government and/or NGO services.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Good intellectual and human skill capacity to engage and work with individuals with different characters

Method of Application

Interested applicants should send an email [email protected] attaching their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maxi mum by August 10th 2021 with a position title as a subject line, for example: ‘PMTCT Field Officer”. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

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

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