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16 Aug 2023

PMTCT and Pediatrics Services Officer x17at Amref Health Africa

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Job Description


Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition in Tanzania 1987. Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, to execute a robust

HIV care and treatment clinical cascade project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals and the HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. Branded as Afya Thabiti, this new project will be implemented in Mara, Smiyu, and Zanzibar from October 2023 covering facility and community-based prevention (including VMMC), care, and treatment services. Afya Thabiti will work in collaboration and with guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of Health, and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). That said, Amref Health Africa -Tanzania is announcing the following vacancies to be filled soon:

Position:                                          PMTCT and Pediatrics Services Officer (7) position Work Station:                          Mara (3), Simiyu (3), Zanzibar (1) Reports to:                                    Regional Project Manager

 

Job Summary:

The PMTCT and Pediatric Services officer will support the deliverance of comprehensive and quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to achieve the 95-95-95 goals the epidemic control and specifically oversee all PMTCT and Pediatric related services. S/He will provide technical assistance to facilities in collaboration with the R/CHMTs, and directly report to Regional Program Manager while technically reporting to PMTCT/Pediatric Advisor.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of all PMTCT/Peds activities in the supported regions
  • Support HTS, Care, and Treatment for Preventing MTCT and work with facility providers to implement Pediatric Services according to the National Guidelines
  • Ensure all pregnant women within the catchment area are identified, attend RCH, tested for HIV, and know their status with their sexual partners, and those who are Positive for HIV are effectively linked to C & T.
  • Track the performance of the district and provide technical support for improving lowperforming districts and health facilities
  • Ensure the district has updated PMTCT tools for PMTCT service provision (guidelines, SOPs, job aids, M&E tools)
  • Coordinate all Pediatrics and EID-related mentorship, training, and capacity building in the recipient’s districts.
  • Work closely with the facilities, Community IPs, CSO, and FBOs to develop effective linkage and retention strategies for pregnant mothers and the related infants
  • Lead Pediatric and EID program reporting on periodic program events (monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad-hoc) on all clinical-related matters and provide relevant contribution
  • Collaborate with the district team to develop supportive supervision and mentorship plans focused on PMTCT and Pediatric service delivery.
  • Ensure availability of equipment and supplies for PMTCT service provision
  • In collaboration with the M&E program officer enhance monitoring of program implementation and realize program outcome
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

  • A doctor of medicine/nursing degree/ diploma in a health-related field.
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills.
  • At least 3 years of “hands-on experience” in PMTCT/Ped HIV prevention, care, and treatment program in resource limited country
  • Experience working in public health NGO
  • Experience working with Local government and the Ministry of Health  Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and builder.
  • Experience working with Local Government Authorities and PEPFAR funded project
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Method of Application

If you are AMREF Tanzania Staff and meet the criteria given above and are interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined as one document indicating your present job position, daytime telephone contact, and names and addresses of three referees. Amref will conduct interviews at Tanga, Mara, Simiyu, and Dar es Salaam Offices to select qualified candidates. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 Hours on August 18, 2023. Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position, failure to do that your application may not be retrieved.

All correspondences should be directed to: Email: [email protected]Direct application through mail or hand delivery will not be accepted.







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