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12 Jan 2024

Biomedical Technical Officer at TAHEA

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Job Description


Tanzania Home Economics Association (TAHEA) is a national professional organization of nutritionists, home economics, agriculturists and other related social science professionals.

TAHEA envisions ‘A democratic society with better living Conditions’; with the Mission to improve the socio-economic conditions of the society through advocacy and capacity building on agriculture, food and nutrition, health and environment in collaboration with other stakeholders.

TAHEA implements the ‘Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project in Dodoma Region.

EpiC is a 5 years’ global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. In Tanzania, EpiC implements an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, such as adolescent girls and young women; female sex workers, Men at risks and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program supports targeted prevention and case-finding strategies at the community level amongst the targeted populations.

TAHEA is seeking qualified candidate to immediately fill the following vacancy: –

Job Title: Biomedical Technical Officer (1 Post)

Duty Station: Dodoma Region – Kongwa & Mpwapwa District Councils

Reporting to: Project Manager

Position Overview:
Biomedical Technical Officer (BTO) will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of EPIC Project biomedical services in Kongwa and Mpwapwa District councils. He/she will work closely with Dodoma Central team, RHMT and CHMT to ensure provision of high-quality biomedical services including HIVST, PrEP, HTS, Family planning, Screening and referral for STIs, Gender Based Violence and TB. Also, in coordinating linkages and adherence support for HIV care and treatment to clients in their assigned council

Roles and Responsibilities:


To participate in the Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHP) meetings and ensure USAID EPIC activities are included in the respective CCHP.
Liaise with Community Engagement Officers to map hotspots and develop a directory of all hotspots where beneficiaries are found at the council level.
Conduct weekly review of the list of index developed by service providers and ensure all the providers conduct index testing services with fidelity (index sexual Partners/contacts elicitation and tracing).

Coordination and Supervision:

With support from the Project Manager & DMO’s office, he/she will be responsible to liaise with DMOs office to secure Government biomedical providers who will provide biomedical services at the community level respectively.
Actively participate into development of monthly operation plans in close collaboration with community engagement officers for targeted and focused HTS outreaches to the mapped hotspot areas and reach KVPs
Assist in organizing training/orientation to biomedical providers to be engaged in USAID EPIC monthly operation plans and maintain the list of Service Providers working with USAID EPIC project.
Monitor and coordinate community-facility referral and linkages services for health related services including care and treatment, Family planning, STI & TB screening and treatment, and GBV services
Liaise with DACC and the DMO office to obtain commodities, supplies and government M&E Tools for Biomedical services.

Supervise biomedical providers and ensure monthly planned activities are implemented and all Service Providers are reaching their allotted targets with fidelity.
Provide technical support and mentorship to the biomedical services providers within the assigned districts in order to ensure they meet standard of performance as per the government guidelines and project SOPs (including IQC/EQC and proficiency test).
Work closely with the CHMT members in performance monitoring, joint supportive field supervision at the site/council level and ensure the outcomes of the visits clearly documented and recommendations implemented.
Jointly work with facility implementing partners at the council level to develop a sound Bi-directional referral network but also quality of services is provided to KVPs.
Ensure all service providers properly fill all required National and Project M&E tools and timely submission of service reports appropriately, including monthly summary reports to the catchment health facilities.
Ensure council service providers are reporting their daily performance through WhatsApp groups and other agreed channels for real time data.
Develop and timely share daily/weekly updates and monthly reports for all biomedical services

Qualification and experience

At least 3-5 years’ experience working in KVP-focused, HIV/AIDS Community projects.
A certified clinician with good experience in HIV/AIDS programs, a sounding knowledge on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
Applicant with a medical degree will be an added advantage.
A good team player with demonstrated skills and experience in leading and coaching the team.
Ability to network and maintain professional relationship with the LGAs and other stakeholders at the Council level.
Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in both English and Kiswahili
Good understanding of council level healthcare system
Flexible to work beyond normal working hours.

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Method of Application

Applications are to be lodged through email: [email protected]

Candidates are required to mention the ‘Position Title’ on the subject line of the e-mail.

All applicants MUST attach a cover letter and their updated Curriculum Vitae with certified copies of academic certificates in ONE file (PDF Format) as supporting documents to their applications, applications made in multiple zipped folders will not be considered.

Phone calls are not allowed during the solicitation process.

Shortlisting and interviews will be done on rolling basis.

All applications should be submitted not later than 16:00 HRS on Friday19th January, 2024

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