Community-Based Integrated Service Delivery Advisor at MDH
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- Company: MDH
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Dar Es Salaam Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: NGO Jobs in Tanzania
Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of Tanzania and world at large. The priorities include: HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH), Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; as academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, communitybased and faith-based organizations and others. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following vacancies which will require significant field work and travel up to 80% of the time.
Position: COMMUNITY-BASED INTEGRATED SERVICE DELIVERY/RETENTION ADVISOR – 2 posts – TUNDURU AND WANG’ING’OMBE
Reports to: REGIONAL TECHNICAL MANAGER.
Duties and responsibilities:
Lead and oversee the planning, implementation and M & E of the Community based integrated services including ART Retention within the region/district wards as per the project work plan, as well as other relevant activities in her/his respective region.
Lead implementation of key program initiatives in his/her unit to address key program and national priorities such as maintaining ART Retention through patient tracking and re engagement into ART services.
Provide TA to the R/CHMTs and HFs in planning, implementation, M&E and reporting of the community based integrated services and ART retention services.
To conduct needs assessment, on community based programs and ART retention in her/his council(s), and organize efforts to address these needs; including capacity building and health system strengthening – in collaboration with the R/CHMTs and CSOs.
Support CSOs activities implementation through provision of technical support and coaching on key donor and national programmatic priorities, quality improvement of community initiatives and expected outputs/outcomes of the program.
Ensures supported facilities implement integrated referral and tracking systems to minimize the loss to follow up of ART clients through improving evidence linkages between health facilities and community.
Ensure regional targets on community based health services and ART retention are met through creating and implementing effective strategies with CSOs and Health facilities by creating ownership of the targets.
Ensure timely collection and submission of Community based and tracking data as well as supporting strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team.
Lead efforts to robustly analyse and utilize tracking and community data through provision of technical assistance to CSOs to inform plans, priorities and resource allocation.
Lead efforts to identify gaps in ART retention and community-based services; design and implement CQI initiatives to address the gaps.
Participate in preparing quarterly and annual narrative reports to be submitted to key stakeholders including best practices, lessons learned and other relevant documents on Community based services and ART retention as assigned by line manager.
Support and advise the line manager on all Community-based programs and ART retention issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the line manager.
Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications
Basic degree in Medicine, Nursing or Social Sciences.
Master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage
At least 3 years’ experience in designing, implementation, and management of HIV- ART Retention or Community based programs.
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili.
Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.
How to Apply
Interested candidates for any of the above positions should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for and district, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees. MDH don’t have any agents and don’t charge any fees to the interested candidates.
Applications should be submitted by 21st August, 2019, to the Director of Human Resource through e-mail [email protected] or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.