8 Sep 2020

Biomedical Technical Officer at ASUTA

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Asasi ya Uwezeshaji Tanzania – ASUTA working in partnership with FHI 360 on  Epidemic Control (EpiC) which is a global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) which is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control.  It is led by FHI 360 as prime and has a five-year period of performance from April 15, 2019 to April 14, 2024.

ASUTA offer the following open vacancy for interested candidate;

Job Title: Biomedical Technical Officer

Full Time

Minimum Qualification Bachelor

Years of Experience 2 years

Specific Responsibilities:

Targeted HIV Testing: Support the sites to implement high-impact HIV testing strategies (Optimized PITC and Index Testing)

Viral Load (VL) And Suppression: Support site-level HIV Viral Load Testing activities including scheduling HVL testing; fill-out of HVL request forms; sample collection and coordination sample transportation and VL results, including updating of results in respective paper and electronic registers

PLHIV Retention: Directly engage in site-level improvement of PLHIV Retention; including tracking of ‘missapp’ and LTFU clients; proper categorization of PLHIV (stable/unstable) as well as supporting clinical management in ART adherence counselling; provision of TB preventive therapy (TPT).

Data Management: Support site -level documentation of PLHIV tracking outcomes. Also support data collection, appropriate documentation; and submission of project reports including weekly; monthly; and quarterly data.

Coordination role: This will include –

  1. Identification of site-specific challenges and needs and communicating proposed actions to supervisor for action;
  2. Coordinating availability of site-level need of care and treatment tools and job aides, including guidelines, SOPs, and other related documents;
  3. Facilitate site-level meetings, capacity-building visits and trainings;
  4. Collaborate with both technical and monitoring and evaluation staff to monitor and evaluate contribution of trainings, support supervision and mentorship activities to service delivery outcomes

Other duties: Perform other technical and operational tasks fitting project needs as communicated

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Public Health or related field with at least 2 years’ HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment work experience (especially within the context of direct service delivery, or quality assurance/quality management. Improve retention of PLHIV on ART

Additional attributes

  • Relevant experience with PEPFAR-funded programs and current program strategy
  • Experience in quality management and continuous improvement
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and use of computer applications
  • Proactive, resourceful, results-oriented, can-do attitude

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Proportion of allocated targets achieved (identification of new POS; ART enrolment – 95%
  • Proportion of eligible clients on ART with a current viral load- 95%
  • Proportion of PLHIV achieving viral suppression (<1000c/ml) – 90%
  • Proportion of missed appointment and LTFU clients tracked within-period – 100%
  • Proportion of PLHIV screened for TB in the last visit -95%
  • Proportion of allocated targets achieved for TB/HIV co-infected patients started on ART – 95%
  • Proportion of eligible PLHIV started on IPT- 65%
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Method of Application

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV, passport size photo and cover letter (only) indicating position applied. Through our email address [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 20th September 2020. Each application should include at least three referees Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported TO TAKUKURU (PCCB) immediately.

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