23 Oct 2023

Facility HIV Testers x8 at THPS / Tanga City Council

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Job Description

The Tanga City Council in Collaboration with Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)
will implement PEPFAR / CDC supported AFYA HATUA (Sustain Treatment, Enrolment
and HIV Prevention- STEP) project in Tanga CC aiming to deliver client centered,
comprehensive facility and community-based HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for
populations of this district hence contribute to the country’s epidemic control.

Tanga CC is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill
in vacant positions for AFYA HATUA project as shown below.

Position title: | Facility HIV Testers. (8 Positions)

Reports to: Medical Officer in Charge.

Overall Job Function: Oversee all modality of HIV Testing and Counseling in the facility
band beyond including but not limited to oPITC, index, SNS, HIVST, etc. Ensure all facility
attendees (patients and their escorting relatives and friend) are screening for eligibility of
HIV testing.

Key Responsibilities:

¢ Duties and Responsibilities

o Oversee and coordinate HIV Testing Services at the facility.

eo Perform elicitation of sexual contacts and biological children of index clients who are
new in ART, with high HVL, with TBHIV and those who are current in care.

eo Provide pre and post-test counselling in HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC)

o Perform HIV testing to the elicited sexual contacts at the facility or at community.

e Provide HIV test results and counselling to clients

o Facilitate referrals for HIV positive Clients, through linkage to the Expert clients and the
LCM Coordinater

¢ Update and maintain all the proper documentations related to index HTS.

Daily sharing of reports with responsible co-workers.

Provide reports on daily bases to the supervisor.

Ensure and maintain privacy and confidentiality of clients.

Ensure all index HTS conform to the national guideline and standard operating


o Responsible to care of all THPS properties at facility for testing purposes.

o Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:

o Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Diploma in Nursing (EN/RN/ANO), Diploma in Medical
Laboratory Technology.

o Must have a valid license of practice.

eo Trained on HIV Testing and Counsellor from recognized institution.

eo At least one-year experience in HIV Testing and Counselling.

o Knowledgeable on HIV/AIDS interventions as per the national guidelines.

o Strong communication skills to enable clients understand HIV/AIDS clearly.

o Ability to conduct sensitive, empathetic interviews and conversations that highly respect
the dignity and diversity of clients.

eo Capable of working independently with minimal supervision.

o Fluent in Kiswahili and English

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Method of Application

Interested applicants should send an email to [email protected] copying [email protected] attaching 1. Application cover letter (one page maximum), 2.

Curriculum Vitae (four pages maximum) 3. Copies of your relevant certificates. The email should be position being applied for (e.g. Clinical Tracker Job Application for Tanga City Council). The deadline for application is 29 October 2023. Tanga City Council is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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