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Various Job At Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and Presidents Office – Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG) and Ministry of Health in Zanzibar with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through strengthening of health systems for quality health services. THPS is currently implementing projects in comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment among general populations in Pwani and Kigoma regions; key and vulnerable populations across 25 district councils across 13 mainland Tanzania regions and Health laboratory services strengthening in all mainland regions and Zanzibar. Additionally, THPS implements research and evaluations across health programs to generate evidence that informs public health interventions.




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72067120CA00004 – Uhuru TB &FP LON Activity, aimed at improving access and use of quality Tuberculosis (TB) and family planning (FP) services for better health outcomes for Tanzanian citizens. The Activity will be implemented in Katavi, Kigoma, Rukwa and Songwe regions. THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below.




 

1. Position Title: Tuberculosis (TB) Services Manager
Reports to: Deputy COP/Technical Director
Position Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Overall Job Function

 

The TB Services Manager is responsible for overall technical leadership and guidance in TB programming. Designs, plans and oversees implementation of TB services workplans in line with national guidelines and standards. Provides technical support to Central and Zonal teams, regional and health management teams (R/CHMTs), healthcare providers and other stakeholders to implement quality TB services. The position involves at least 40% field travel.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall guidance to the technical teams in the area of TB interventions, implementation and ensure that the program interventions are in line with the National priorities, policies and guidelines
  • Ensure the timely preparation and implementation of TB services work plans
  • Design, plan and monitor the implementation of TB, multidrug resistance (MDR)TB activities across all supported health facilities.
  • Coordinate the implementation of TB/HIV activities in compliance with national guidelines and provide leadership in implementation of the TB infection prevention control, detection and treatment of TB and MDR TB
  • Participate in the coordination meeting at central level and provide updates on the implementation of TB and MDR TB interventions in the two zones.
  • Develop/adapt effective TB and MDR TB interventions and ensure that they are implemented in the project areas
  • Conduct regular site visits and provide supportive supervision, clinical mentoring and data review to identify emerging needs and program challenges on TB services.
  • Ensures all equipment and supplies for TB and MDR TB interventions are available.
  • Represents THPS in the National and Regional meetings on TB and collaborates closely with NTLP to ensure program implementation is as per national guidelines.
  • Ensure timely drafting of all necessary technical reports; especially quarterly reports, and semi and annual reports
  • Provide technical assistance to regional and district health management teams in establishing and strengthen under one-roof TB/HIV activities in THPS supported regions.
  • Prepare work plans and periodic progress reports including quarterly and annual reports on TB/HIV programs.
  • Perform any other duty as directed.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

  • Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) is an added advantage
  • A minimum of five years’ experience at senior level TB programming and implementation.
  • Experience in working with USAID supported programs.
  • Substantive knowledge of current best practices in TB programs in Tanzania
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national, regional and district levels.
  • Excellent documentation skills including drafting of reports, presentations and best practices.
  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team.

 

  1. Position Title:

Laboratory and Supply Chain Management Manager Deputy COP/Technical Director Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Overall Job Function

The Laboratory and Supply Chain Management (Lab/SCM) Manager is responsible for provision of technical support in the planning and implementation of high-quality laboratory systems strengthening and supply chain management for improved TB and reproductive health services at supported regions. Provides supervision and coordination of the laboratory team and state of the art technical support for TB and drug resistant MDR TB prevention, detection and linkage to treatment services in collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP), regional and council health management teams (R/CHMTs). Improves coordination for continuous availability of reagents, equipment functionality, supplies and commodities fo

 

efficient, uninterrupted TB and reproductive health services and advocates laboratory data utilization to improve services. The position involves at least 50% field travel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of laboratory and supply chain management activities required for TB and reproductive health services and capacity development in supported regions and health facilities (HFs).
  • Participate in regular joint supportive supervision in supported regions and at HFs including mentorship to ensure uninterrupted, accessible quality TB and TB/HIV testing services at all supported HFs.
  • Provide technical support on proper management of health commodities including forecasting and quantification of TB and reproductive health commodities and supplies at national, R/CHMTs and HFs and to promote good inventory management practices for relevant TB and RH commodities at HFs for uninterrupted services.
  • Provide technical support for TB laboratory information systems (TB LIS) including integrated specimen referral system to enhance laboratory data management and implementation of laboratory quality management systems.
  • Support the development and adaptation of tools for recording and reporting laboratory testing and service data from HFs to national level particularly on TB and TB/HIV services, conduct assessments and evaluation of laboratories and HFs to focus laboratory and health system strengthening investments.

 

  • Support development of laboratory training materials and organize, coordinate and oversee training on TB/HIV and reproductive health services related capacity building of laboratory personnel and healthcare providers (HCPs).

 

  • Provide technical support in the development/review of laboratory tools: laboratory standards, SOPs, job aids, laboratory data management tools (registers, logbooks, and sample referral forms) as needed based on national and international guidelines and standards to improve TB diagnostic services.

 

  • To provide technical support to the MoHCDGEC in the evaluation and validation of new TB tools including diagnostics and RHS.

 

  • To represent THPS and the Project on laboratory-related issues at the donor and MoHCDGEC technical meetings as well as work closely with both the donors and the MoHCDGEC in harmonizing TB and Reproductive health services.

 

  • Carry any other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:

 

  • Basic degree in medical laboratory sciences from a recognized medical school.
  • Post graduate degree in health sciences discipline; microbiology, molecular biology, public health, mycobacteriology.
  • Qualification in supply chain management is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful experience as senior-level technical advisor/expert in health laboratory support services including TB diagnostics.
  • Experience in working with USAID supported programs.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in the areas of TB, HIV and DR TB diagnostics and HIV diagnostics in accordance with the national guidelines and Manuals.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant national, regional and district leaders.
  • Excellent documentation skills including drafting of reports, presentations and best practices.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience and proven skills on the use of computer Office packages.
  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team.

 

3. Position Title: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (2 Positions)
Reports to: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Position Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

Overall Job Function

 

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer will provide strategic vision, management guidance, oversight and technical support in the planning and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities required for tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive health services programs; provide technical support in data demand and use for management of public health evaluations as needed in collaboration with regional and council health management teams (RCHMTs, CHMTs), Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) through national TB and leprosy program (NTLP) and the reproductive, child health services (RCHS) unit. The position involves at least 30% field travel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • To provide technical assistance to Zonal M&E Officers to implement paper based and electronic M&E systems for TB and reproductive health services including data management, data quality assurance, data summarization and analysis, and performance review.

 

  • To serve as a resource to the project in the evaluation of ongoing TB and reproductive health programs and data feedback to MOHCDGEC, NTLP, RHMTs, CHMTs, health facilities and other key stakeholders.

 

  • To build the capacity of personnel in the region to better implement M&E systems.

 

  • To collaborate with regional partners implementing HIV/AIDS activities to ensure timely and accurate reporting across program areas.

 

  • To coordinate with zonal teams and health facilities to implement timely and regular reporting of key program indicators to USAID.

 

  • Provide technical assistance in strengthening the national M&E system for all TB and reproductive health supported programs.

 

  • In collaboration with Zonal M&E Officer to build capacity of site staff and headquarters staff teams to set a functional groundwork for efficient data collection, entry, compilation and timely reporting at site level.

 

  • Contribute to development and implementation of the organization’s MEL framework including indicator mapping.

 

  • Support the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for data collection, collation, verification and use at each level of the health information system.

 

  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports within described deadlines.

 

  • Facilitate utilization of reports at site level and district level for program planning, management and evaluation.

 

  • Lead the preparation of M&E based quarterly feedback reports to R/CHMTs and health facilities and MOHCDGEC partners.

 

  • Participate in periodic data quality assessment activities to track progress in data management at individual sites focusing in different supported program areas.

 

  • Liaising with the Evaluation and Research unit in identifying areas for operational research.

 

  • Participate in writing and dissemination of lessons learned and best practices.

 

  • Oversee timely site and district level target distribution and monitor and report monthly on

 

target performance to program team and senior management team.

 

  • Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • A degree in Demography, Epidemiology, Statistics or equivalent.

 

  • Master’s in public health (MPH) or Monitoring and Evaluation, Demography will be an added advantage.

 

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of TB and reproductive health related interventions.

 

  • Experience in working with USAID supported programs.

 

  • Knowledge in various statistical data packages including Epi info, Stata, etc. is very essential.

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines.

 

  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team.

 

 

  1. Position Title:Quality Improvement and Community Linkages Manager

 

Position Location:Deputy COP/Technical Director Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Overall Job Function

The Quality Improvement Community Linkages (QI/CL) Manager is responsible for planning, co-coordinating and managing the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Provides technical support for integrating quality improvement and gender sensitive approaches and initiatives to all project zonal clinical teams on tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive health services implementation across all supported health facilities (HFs). Provides technical assistance to HFs and USAID Uhuru Activity teams including Facility Community Linkages Officers to ensure effective client linkages and referrals for TB and reproductive health services. Provides guidance to Facility Community Linkages officers to facilitate treatment adherence among TB and multidrug resistance TB patients. Provides leadership in designing, planning, coordination and implementation of QI projects across key program areas and documentation of success stories and best practices for scaling up. Supports program teams integrate CQI and use program data for monitoring. The position involves at least 50% field travel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead planning and implementation of CQI activities for improved program performance.

 

  • Integrate QI approaches and methodologies in TB and reproductive health services.

 

  • Work with zonal teams and R/CHMTs to formulate quality improvement indicators and solutions for potential barriers to access quality TB and reproductive health services including family planning.

 

  • Coordinate training and mentorship to build R/CHMT, facility management and HF staff capabilities to implement the plan, do, study and act (PDSA) cycles and implement QI initiatives.

 

  • Engage with CHMTs and HFs to conduct regular QI learning sessions and collaborative forums to increase experience sharing and effective monitoring of quality data and use.

 

  • Lead and coordinate development of all SOPs, job aids, training materials, monitoring tools, and other materials needed to implement quality TB and reproductive health services.

 

  • In collaboration with the program M&E team, provide mentorship to zonal technical teams, R/CHMTs and facility QI focal persons to collect, analyze and use data, share results, best

 

 

practices and lessons learned to foster the identification and spread of improved service delivery interventions.

 

  • Integrate gender sensitive approaches including screening and appropriate referral and linkage to medical treatment and /or psychosocial support for cases of gender-based violence and violence against children.

 

  • Work with zonal technical teams to develop QI/CL work plans, identify and monitor best practices for documentation and scaling up across supported HFs.

 

  • Review and input all technical QI/CL monthly, quarterly, semi – annual and annual progress reports prior to submission to ensure there is programmatic explanations for results achieved.

 

  • Prepare reports and other technical papers and provide periodic progress reports and monitor progress through agreed timelines.

 

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • MD, Degree in Sociology or equivalent Health or Social Sciences related area.

 

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health is an added advantage.

 

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in quality improvement (QI) related programmatic initiatives across health-related interventions including TB and reproductive health.

 

  • Experience in working with donor supported programs and knowledge of US Government policies and procedures.

 

  • Technical knowledge and experience in the areas of GBV and VAC is an added advantage.

 

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and supporting multi-disciplinary teams in program planning and implementation for maximum productivity

 

  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant national, regional and district leaders

 

  • Proven experience in producing high quality English-language communication products such as progress reports, case studies, presentations.

 

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communication skills

 

 

  1. Position Title: Sub Grants Officer

Overall Job Function

The Sub Grants Officer is responsible for all issues related to sub awardee efficient management of THPS funds and monitoring the financial and administrative systems for proper utilization of such funds. S/He will work with THPS sub grantees in building their capacity towards compliance and efficiency in managing donor funds including timely reporting. Under the leadership of the sub grants manager, he will facilitate and coordinate the subs budgeting process and provide ongoing feedback to THPS on the implementation of the subs work plans. The job entails frequent field travel of up to 40%.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Assist in assessing the financial and administrative requirement for the sub awardees.

 

  • Adapt administrative and financial policies and procedures for the sub awardees which includes; manuals, user guides and templates to be compliant with donor and THPS requirements

 

  • Provide training and technical support to sub awardees staff to improve administrative and financial systems by using THPS management tools and general management of fund procedures.

 

 

  • Ensure consistent application of THPS financial and administrative policies/standards, as well as donor, and THPS rules and regulations

 

  • Act as resource person for tracking and monitoring systems, reporting policies and procedures to sub awardees

 

  • Ensure that sub awardees provide their reports accurately and on time

 

  • Monitoring of sub awardees invoices and advances from THPS

 

  • Monitor the need for external audits of sub awardees, and manage the audit as needed

 

  • Coordinate with THPS finance staff and field finance managers to correct sub awardees account errors and improve systems

 

  • Train new sub awardees staff on matters related with financial management and perform project financial review

 

  • Assist in provision of procedures for sub awardees closing by making sure that all steps and regulations are followed properly

 

  • Supervise and train the Sub award Finance Staff in donor rules and regulations and the Financial Reporting. Carry out any other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • The candidate must hold Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting,

 

  • Business Administration, or Corporate Management with CPA or ACCA full qualification will be an added advantage

 

  • At least four years work experience in the related field and Experience working with donor funded projects.

 

  • High level of integrity

 

  • Minimum of five years working experience in senior level finance, auditing or accounting position

 

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cash flow forecasting and cost control.

 

  • Skills in analyzing financial data and prepare financial reports.

 

  • Strong analytical skills in applying accounting principles of accounting and ensure that best practices are observed.

 

  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.

 

  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.

 

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

 

 

  1. Position Title:Project Accountant

 

Overall Job Function

 

The Accountant is responsible to provide financial maintenance for Dar es Salaam and zonal field offices.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • To work as part of the team to achieve departmental objectives.

 

  • To maintain accurate bookkeeping records

 

  • Will be involved in receiving, processing all invoices, issuing checks, entering cash receipts and disbursements data into various forms. Process expense forms and requests for payments from staff.

 

  • To prepare and post transactions into paper-based and computer accounting systems.

 

  • To validate invoices and ensure timely and accurate payment of those expenses

 

 

  • Maintain accounts payable modules

 

  • Maintain control account for expenses with many transactions a month, such as air tickets to avoid double payments

 

  • Make arrangement for upcountry office payments, such as fund transfer to up country staff.

 

  • To prepare all travel advances and post into system

 

  • To ensure adherence to THPS policies and procedures and donor financial management requirements.

 

  • Maintain a separate memorandum of payments made to ensure we have enough cash flow in both account every month.

 

  • Undertake banking activities for all bank accounts; checking balance, collecting bank statements, cashing checks

 

  • To ensure all filing is done in a timely and accurate manner

 

  • To perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • The candidate must hold Advanced Diploma in Accountancy, or Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting, Business Administration, or Corporate Management with accounting professional qualifications CPA or ACCA.

 

  • Minimum of three years working experience in finance or accounting position will be an added advantage.

 

  • Knowledge of donor funded project preferably USG.

 

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control.

 

  • Skills in analyzing financial data and prepare financial reports.

 

  • Strong analytical skills in applying accounting principles and ensure that best practices are observed.

 

  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.

 

  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.

 

 

 

  1. Position Title: Facility –Community Linkage Officer (2 Positions) Zonal Project Manager Kigoma & Songwe, Tanzania

 

Overall Job Function

 

The Facility – Community Linkage Officer is responsible to establish, and facilitate implementation of TB treatment adherence, psychosocial support and community linkages including to establish/strengthen facility – community partnership/linkage mechanism; build capacity of R/CHMT to establish/strengthen and implement APSC program; build capacity of health care providers in enhancing adherence and retention and treatment completion for TB preventive therapy and TB treatment. Additionally, the incumbent will enhance skills of health care providers to facilitate referrals and linkages between various service units within the health facilities for TB, HIV and reproductive health services, and conduct supportive supervision and mentorship. The position involves field travel of at least 70%.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Conducting mapping of existing facility – community partnership/linkage.

 

  • Establish facility- community partnership/linkage where they do not exist.

 

  • Strengthen facility- community partnership/linkage where they exist.

 

  • Assist in conducting selection of Peer educators

 

 

  • Provide technical assistance to HCPs at supported health facilities to implement protocols on adherence support for clients on TB preventive therapy and TB treatment.

 

  • Assist in the assessment of specific standards of care (SOC) at the supported health facilities.

 

  • Conduct supportive supervision and CMEs on clinical treatment adherence support to HCPs as per THPS site support guidelines

 

  • Distribute to facilities the relevant job aids and materials related to adherence counselling and assessment.

 

  • To prepare monthly summary report and provide periodic progress reports and provide input for the preparation of the quarterly reports.

 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Nursing or Social Work

 

  • At least two years’ work experience with community-based support groups or related tasks

 

  • Familiarity with district-level health care systems in Tanzania is highly desired

 

  • Strong people’s supervisory and management skills

 

  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills

 

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

 

 

  1. Position Title:Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (2 Positions)

Zonal Project Manager

Kigoma & Songwe, Tanzania

Overall Job Function

 

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible to provide technical support in implementing high-standard paper-based and computer-based health facility record keeping systems for patient record management of tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive health services in the USAID Uhuru TB and Family Planning Integrated Facility Solutions Activity supported health facilities within the zone as per MOHCDGEC, NTLP and RCHS unit. To provide technical support in data management for public health evaluations as needed. The position involves field travel of at least 50%.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead in maintaining and updating zonal databases for TB and FP services and other databases as assigned.

 

  • Assist to provide technical assistance to Zonal supported facilities in collaboration with Project HQ members.

 

  • Implementation and evaluation of monitoring tools and data management.

 

  • Ensure that DQA is carried out quarterly according to DQA SOP’s and that recommendations following the site DQA visit are implemented.

 

  • Ensure Zonal compliance to policies for data quality assurance and reporting requirements.

 

  • Train and supervise data entry clerks to ensure timely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queries and routine progress reports.

 

  • Collaborate with other team members to prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on supported program areas.

 

  • Develop and respond to queries related to data analysis.

 

  • To perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or certified training in Computer Science, IT/HMIS, data management or a related discipline.

 

  • A background in nursing, health science or a related discipline are an advantage

 

  • Minimum three years relevant experience with MS Access application development and use, data analyses with standard software packages and implementing protocols for data quality assurance.

 

  • Advanced skills in computer programming and analytical software an advantage.

 

  • Strong supervisory and management skills

 

  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national, regional and district levels.

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines.

 

  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team.

 

 

  1. Position Title:Zonal Project Managers (2 Positions) Deputy COP/Technical Director Kigoma & Songwe, Tanzania

Overall Job FunctionThe Zonal Project Manager is responsible for provision of leadership, management and technical support in the overall implementation of the USAID Uhuru; Tuberculosis and Family Planning Integrated Facility Solutions Activity in zone A i.e. Kigoma and Katavi regions, and zone B i.e. Songwe and Rukwa regions. Specifically, the Zonal Project Manager is responsible for the planning and coordination of TB and reproductive health program supported activities in collaboration with regional and district authorities. Creates good working relationships and accountability for improved performance across all key intervention program areas. The position involves at least 30% field travel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Oversee the overall planning, initiation and implementation of TB prevention, early detection and linkage to treatment services as well as the integration of reproductive health services at supported health facilities (HFs) in the zone.

 

  • Liaise with the RHMT, CHMT, MOHCDGEC officials and other stakeholders in coordinating implementation of the program and compliance to the national guidelines and standards.

 

  • Ensure that all technical teams in the zone support program implementation by building good working relationships and enhancing capacity of R/CHMTs in program management and various technical domains for sustainability.

 

  • Work closely with the USAID Uhuru TB and FP Facility Solutions Activity central technical team in programmatic aspects of the supported TB and reproductive health services activities.

 

  • Supervise and oversee overall activities implemented by zone Program Officers and other Staff in the supported regions.

 

  • Participate in THPS strategic planning sessions including planning with sub grantees in the region, development of Country Operational Plan (COP) activities and other planning related activities as will be deemed necessary.

 

  • Participate and represent THPS in National Program related activities e.g. Development of curricula/guidelines, SOPs.

 

  • Coordinate procurement of equipment and consumables for the sites in the zone.

 

  • Prepare budgets, work plans, monthly and quarterly reports and other technical documents.

 

 

  • Coordinate the training of relevant healthcare providers in line with the approved budgets

 

  • Assist in the program in Monitoring and Evaluation activities in the zone.

 

  • Perform any other related duties as assigned from time to time.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree

 

  • Master of Public Health or postgraduate degree in health disciplines is an added advantage

 

  • A minimum of five years’ experience at senior level TB and FP programming and implementation.

 

  • Experience in working with USAID supported programs.

 

  • Substantive knowledge of current best practices in TB, HIV and FP programs in Tanzania

 

  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national, regional districts and Community levels.

 

  • Excellent documentation skills including drafting of reports, presentations and best practices.

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines

 

  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team

 

10. Position Title: TB and Family Planning Program Officers (2 Positions)
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager
Position Location: Kigoma & Songwe, Tanzania

 

Overall Job Function

 

The Tuberculosis and Family Planning Program Officer is responsible for provision of technical support to clinical staffing multidisciplinary teams focusing on TB and integrated reproductive health services including family planning supported by the USAID Uhuru TB and FP Integrated Facility Solutions Activity in Kigoma and Katavi (zone A) and Rukwa and Songwe (zone B) regions. Ensures quality service delivery in integrated reproductive health services and TB and multidrug resistant TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment success is achieved in collaboration with regional and district health management teams and supported facility service providers. Extensive travel of up to 70% is expected in all the districts of the assigned regions.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide direct technical assistance to health care facilities supported by the USAID Uhuru TB and FP Integrated Facility Solutions Activity such as; sites assessment and development, training staff in the clinical management of individuals with TB, clinical mentoring, patient flow analysis, improvement of adherence support systems, improvement of referral and linkages systems for TB and reproductive health services etc.

 

  • Assist health care providers at designated points of service in TB case finding and strengthening entry points in order to increase the number of referrals to TB clinics from CTC, RCH, PMTCT, OPD and IPD and outreach services.

 

  • Support implementation of TB treatment adherence strategies in health facilities and linkage to former TB patients’ groups for psychosocial support among newly diagnosed TB clients.

 

  • Facilitate integration between FP, TB and HIV services and infection control within health facilities.

 

  • Coordinate implementation of integrated reproductive health services and ensures high performance on key indicators for this component of the program

 

  • Conducts comprehensive site supportive supervision visits and provide feedback on successes and areas of improvement with relevant management and unit specific service providers.

 

 

  • Prepare technical narrative draft reports for timely submission to facilitate regional reporting timelines.

 

  • Conducts data sharing meetings with service providers for improvement and decision making.

 

  • Ensure that all supported clinical care activities at multiple delivery sites conform to the national guidelines and standards.

 

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by from time to time.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • Doctor of Medicine degree.

 

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in working on TB programming and implementation of reproductive health services.

 

  • Experience in working with USAID supported programs.

 

  • Substantive knowledge of current best practices in TB and reproductive health programs in Tanzania.

 

  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders at regional and district levels.

 

  • Excellent documentation skills including drafting of reports, presentations and best practices.

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines.

 

  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team.

 

 

  1. Position Title:Laboratory and Supply Chain Management Officer

Zonal Project Manager

Kigoma, Tanzania

Overall Job Function

The Laboratory and Supply Chain Management Officer is responsible to provide technical support to ensure supported health facilities in focus regions operate in accordance to Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly (MOHCDGEC), National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) standards, guidelines and protocols for TB diagnostics and supply chain management. To maintain continuous functionality of health laboratories to support clinical services, TB and HIV diagnosis, and management of other co-morbidities. Support implementation of laboratory quality systems and training of laboratory and other health care providers in the supported regions and health facilities. To support continuous quality improvement of laboratory quality improvement using national and international laboratory standards and support all laboratory and non-laboratory testing to the highest quality possible. Participate in project and joint supportive supervision in the supported regions and HFs to ensure availability and accessible quality laboratory services. Works in close collaboration with zonal and regional teams to ensure the goals and objectives of the Uhuru Activity are achieved. The position involves at least 60% field travel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • To support implementation of laboratory and supply chain management activities required for TB and reproductive health services and capacity development in supported regions and health facilities (HFs)To provide technical assistance to facility-level lab personnel, including regular and systematic observation of TB testing procedures and ongoing site level supportive supervision and mentorship.

 

  • To build capacity of Regional and District laboratory technologists (RTL and DTL) in providing ongoing mentorship and supportive supervision to laboratory and non-laboratory health providers in supported health facilities.

 

 

  • Support proper management of TB and reproductive health commodities and supplies at R/CHMTs and HFs and promote effective inventory management practices for relevant TB and RH commodities at HFs for uninterrupted services.

 

  • Work closely to THPS zonal teams and regional, council and hospital management teams (R/CHMT, and HMTs) and other laboratory stakeholders to improve laboratory performance.

 

  • Build capacity of laboratory health providers in appropriate lab logistics management to ensure uninterrupted lab services across all supported health facilities.

 

  • Support laboratory staff in in health facilities at supported zones to implement laboratory quality management system as per national laboratory policy.

 

  • To provide ongoing mentorship to laboratory staff and health care providers on performing quality laboratory services and interpretation of laboratory parameters.

 

  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of proficiency testing for EQA from laboratory and non-laboratory sites.

 

  • Conduct supportive supervision and mentorship to laboratories under accreditation process and organize/ coordinate training programs/continue medical education as appropriate to address gaps identified during supportive supervision.

 

  • Provide technical assistance to facility level lab managers, Quality Officers including: establishing routine workflows; developing/refining SOPs and job aides including planning of lab activities to improve tests performance and reduce turnaround time.

 

  • To help implement and monitor efficient documentation of laboratory results at the sites, as well as effective linkage between laboratories and clinical services.

 

  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, or Molecular Biology and Biotechnology or its equivalent

 

  • At least three years’ experience in TB laboratory related services.

 

  • Knowledge and skills in general clinical laboratory science including clinical chemistry, hematology, HIV and TB diagnostics National specimen referral systems, eLMIS and LIS for HIV and TB services.

 

  • Knowledge and practical experience Laboratory Quality Management Systems and laboratory Accreditation.

 

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili

 

  • Basic computer skills with minimum of Microsoft Office package.

 

 

  1. Position Title:Program Driver (3 Positions)

Administration Officer

Dar es Salaam, Kigoma & Songwe Tanzania

Overall Job Function

 

The Drivers will be responsible for driving project vehicles in the respective regions, to support the implementation of Uhuru activities. He/she will also be accountable to maintain and provide the general maintenance and services for the USAID Uhuru TB and FP Integrated Facility Solutions vehicles.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Drive THPS program vehicles as directed and providing safe and efficient transportation to

 

the staff and its visitors.

 

  • Deliver parcels, letters and other relevant items to offices and businesses as appropriate.

 

  • Drive long distance with or without THPS staff when required and adhere to the rules and regulation.

 

  • Ensure that the vehicle is always clean and in good order and all the documentation e.g. insurance and road license are up to date.

 

  • Perform routine vehicle inspection and maintenance including checking oil, fuel, brakes, lights, windshield wipers, waters and tire pressures.

 

  • Keep track of maintenance record of vehicles to ensure that service schedule is adhered to and to remind the employer in advance when vehicle (s) service is due.

 

  • Provide information and other general assistance to the organization staff and its visitors.

 

  • Maintain record of work performed; Fills up all necessary forms, makes timely reports of accidents, incidents and unusual occurrences.

 

  • Ensure necessary steps are taken as required by rules and regulations in case of involvement in an accident.

 

  • Abide to all THPS rules and regulations.

 

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Supervisor.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • At least form four with a valid driving license class D or above.

 

  • Minimum of three in filed based activities driving experience.

 

  • Ability to manage time and routes for streamlined program activities.

 

  • Work well independently, open and transparent communication.

 

  • Must have a clean driving record.

 

  • Must be focused, confident and observant.

 

  • Must have computer literacy.

 

 

  1. Position Title:Administration Officer (3 Positions)

Zonal Project Manager

Dar es Salaam- HQ, Kigoma & Songwe, Tanzania

Overall Job Function

The Administration Officers will be responsible to organize, coordinate and supervise administrative activities that facilitate timely and smooth running of the zonal teams.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Support the administrative office processes affecting procurement, utilities, internal transport services, stock control and inventory management, reconciliation of vendor accounts.

 

  • Coordinate meetings, agendas, materials, minutes, and follow-up activities with key Project partners.

 

  • Organizing the coordination of events, site visits, workshops, and conferences.

 

  • Booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation for the team.

 

  • Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.

 

  • liaising with staff, suppliers and clients.

 

  • Resolve administrative problems for the project.

 

 

  • Handling office tasks, such as filing, generating reports and presentations, setting up for meetings, and reordering supplies.

 

  • Screening phone calls and routing callers to the appropriate party.

 

  • Maintain front desk procedures including contact information, directions and frequently requested company information.

 

  • In collaboration with Program Staffs compile list of participants, write invitation letters and ensure its receipts and confirmation of attendance.

 

  • Liaise with the Finance team to ensure that people in the trainings and meeting are paid on time.

 

  • Preparing administration and program purchase requisitions, necessary Advance requests, Petty cash etc.

 

  • Work hand in hand with the field team to ensure that their travel authorization is done on time and they are paid on time.

 

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 

  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

 

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related subjects from a recognized College/University.

 

  • Minimum three years office administrative support experience is preferred. Experience working for a health-related NGO will be an added advantage.

 

  • Good computer skills particularly use of power point and word processing.

 

  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to multitask, prioritize and work efficiently.

 

  • Be of high integrity and able to maintain confidentiality.

 

  • Proven record to work under minimum supervision and meet deadlines.

 

  • Self –motivation and good office management attributes.

 

  • Reading, written, and verbal fluency in English and Kiswahili.

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines.

 

 

How to apply:

 

Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to (hr.thps@gmail.com) by 31st July, 2020 with a subject line of ‘USAID

 

Uhuru TB & FP LON Facility Solutions Activity – Position’ e.g. USAID Uhuru TB & FP LON Facility Solutions Activity – Zonal Project Manager. Only shortlisted 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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