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2 Nov 2023

Project Officer -Key Vulnerable Population (KVP) at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

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Job Description


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 -Key Vulnerable Population (KVP) (1 Post)

Reports to: Manager-KVP

Location: Dar Es Salaam


Job Summary:

The Project Officer – Key Vulnerable Population will be responsible for ensuring quality implementation of behavioral, structural and biomedical interventions targeting key and vulnerable populations within the MDH Global Fund Project Regions of Coverage. S/he will work closely with local CSOs, local Government Authorities, health facilities and other Implementing Partners for linkages and tracking of services provided to KVP. S/he will support the Manager – KVP in the design, roll out day – to – day management and implementation of KVP interventions in 9 Regions.  S/he will be responsible for ensuring quality implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions KVP including providing close oversight of SRs/CSOs implementing KVP Project in the Regions of implementation.


Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Participate fully in preparation and execution of GF Project work plans
  2. Collaborate closely with regional and district HIV focal persons and CBOs/CSOs to ensure smooth implementation of the planned KVP interventions in respective regions/districts
  3. Provide start up support to the regions/districts in the implementation of the project and ensuring peer led interpersonal communication,
  4. Provide combination prevention (biomedical, behavioral and structural) interventions and strengthen linkages to health facilities and other service delivery points targeting KVP
  5. Coordinate the implementation of all planned activities in respective regions/districts
  6. Coordinate training activities and ensure adherence to national guidelines
  7. Ensure that all implementers of the project have the required guidelines, Job Aids and Tools
  8. Prepare detailed activity reports
  9. Prepare monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual progress reports
  10. Provide supportive supervision to all project implementers in respective regions/districts to ensure quality implementation of project activities.


Requirements, Education, work experience and skills:

  1. Bachelor degree in Public Health, Medical Nursing, Social Sciences, or a related discipline.
  2. At Least Three to Five (3 – 5) years of experience in Public health, preferably in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment Projects.
  3. Familiarity with relevant international and national guidelines and regulations related to HIV and AIDS programs.
  4. Experience working with key and vulnerable populations, such as sex workers, injection drug users, transgender individuals, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
  5. Experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  6. Strong organizational and time management skills to ensure project milestones are met.
  7. Comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care strategies.
  8. Familiarity with the latest research and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS.
  9. Ccommunity outreach and engagement skills to build trust and rapport with key and vulnerable populations.
  10. Experience in conducting needs assessments and stakeholder analysis.
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  12. Ability to convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  13. Strong interpersonal skills for team collaboration and stakeholder engagement.
  14. Knowledge of ethical guidelines and legal requirements related to working with key and vulnerable populations, particularly in healthcare and research settings.



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