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2 Nov 2023

Project Officer – Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

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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 the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and 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 with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health (MoH); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

MDH secured an award to implement and oversee a Three (3) year Global Fund Project from 2024 to 2026. The Project is aiming to tackle systemic obstacles that hinder progress in achieving better outcomes for HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria while simultaneously striving for equity, sustainability, and enduring impact. In line with this endeavor, MDH, as Prime for Global Fund Project, is in search of qualified individuals to fill the following job vacancies.

Job Title: Project Officer – Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) (1 Post).

Reports to: Manager-HIV and AIDS

Location: Dar Es Salaam

 

Job Summary:

The Project Officer-Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) will be responsible for ensuring quality implementation of behavioral, Structural and Biomedical interventions targeting Adolescent Girls and Young Women within the MDH Global Fund Project in councils of Project implementation. S/he will work closely with local CSOs, Health Facilities and other Implementing Partners to strengthen linkages and tracking of AGYW services layering S/he will be responsible for ensuring quality implementation of HIV combination prevention interventions targeting AGYW including providing close oversight of SRs/CSOs implementing AGYW interventions in the regions.

 

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Support Technical Advisor in design and roll out implementation of biomedical, structural and behavioral interventions targeting Adolescent Girls and Young women.
  2. Facilitate community empowerment and capacity building Project activities through linkages and collaboration with partners at grassroots level, including working with communities and providing skills to enable them spearhead HIV and AIDS prevention initiatives based on the context.
  3. Support AGYW enrolment and retention in the Project.
  4. Support to linkages of GBV survivors to health facilities and other service delivery points for post-GBV and VAC services including PEP, FP, STI services and basic psycho-social assessment and counseling, care and support, collection of forensic evidence, and referral to the police or legal systems and to other community services.
  5. Addressing gender roles and cultural norms, behavior change with multiple concurrent partners, and rights-based Projecting.
  6. Build capacity of peer educators and community service providers to enable them provide quality services to AGYW as required.
  7. Organize peer educators’ monthly meetings for updates sharing, data collection and review and address challenges encountered during Project implementation.
  8. Liaise with Council HIV and AIDS Coordinator (CHAC), TASAF/PSSN Coordinator, District ADIS Control Coordinator (DACC), community development officers, police gender desk, social welfare officers and other Government Officials in the council and the Region for effective implementation and oversight of AGYW interventions.
  9. Strengthen referral and linkages between health facility and community service delivery points for comprehensive provision of AGYW services
  10. Provide Technical Support and provide leadership to CSOs, community health workers and Peer Educators engaged in implementation of AGYW activities in the Council.
  11. Organize and participate in peer led sessions to assess effectiveness and completeness and provide support as required.
  12. Support peer educators to conduct parenting interventions and AGYW economic strengthening activities.
  13. Collaborate with M&E officer for clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting; and prepare reports and document best practices and success stories.
  14. Liaise with CHMT especially DACC or DHMIS for coordination of quarterly data entry into national reporting database DHIS2.

 

Requirements, Education, work experience and skills:

  1. Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, Nursing, Sociology or any related discipline.
  2. Prior work experience in HIV and AIDS-related programs,
  3. Demonstrate high value of Integrity and strong values including Confidentiality.
  4. At Least Three to Five (3– 5) years of experience in Public Health, healthcare management, or HIV and TB Project management.
  5. Experience in managing or coordinating Public Health Projects, including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  6. Experience in working directly with communities, engaging them in project activities, and building partnerships with local organizations.
  7. Ability to design, implement, and evaluate HIV and AIDS programs tailored to the needs of AGYW.
  8. Proficiency in data analysis tools and software to track project outcomes and make data-driven decisions.
  9. Familiarity with providing counselling and emotional support to AGYW and their families.
  10. Knowledge of local and national policies related to HIV and AIDS, as well as laws and regulations affecting AGYW.
  11. Proficiency in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess project effectiveness.
  12. Experience in working directly with communities, engaging them in project activities, and building partnerships with local organizations.
  13. Familiarity with relevant software and tools for data management, project tracking, and reporting.
  14. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, donors, government agencies, and healthcare providers.

 

N/B:

MDH DO NOT have any agents and DO NOT charge any fees to the interested candidates.

 Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Submit your application before 10th November 2023

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Closing Date : 10th November, 2023.







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