2 Nov 2023

Project Officer – PMTCT 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 – PMTCT (1 Post)

Reports to: Manager-HIV and AIDS

Location: Dar Es Salaam

Job Summary:

The Project Officer-PMTC will be responsible to oversee HIV diagnosis in women and partners attending antenatal services (ANC). S/he will be responsible to implement PMTCT plans through HIV diagnosis in women including young women and partners attending antenatal services (ANC) and provide ART to exposed pregnant and lactating women, Children and partners. S/he will be responsible for quality implementation of PMTCT interventions in Regions supported by MDH Global Fund Project. S/he will support HIV Project Manager in implementation of PMTCT interventions and support MDH achieve its goals of PMTCT in supported Regions.


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Support Manager – HIV and AIDS to roll out PMTC interventions in all supported Regions.
  2. Support initiatives and efforts to increase identification and enrollment of pregnant/lactating mothers in HIV and AIDS services.
  3. Work with the district teams to roll out mentor mothers initiatives and innovatively implement efforts to support health facilities to increase identification and enrolment in care and treatment services of HIV positive Pregnant/lactating mothers and their partners.
  4. Roll out and implement male engagement interventions in the supported Regions.
  1. Conduct meetings at District level to establish Mentor Mothers support groups and orient them to the Mother Mentor Guide to for the implementation of PMTCT services.
  2. Work with CHMT and RCHMTs to ensure that all pregnant mothers are tested for HIV and newly diagnosed HIV positive Pregnant/Lactating women including adolescents and young mothers are linked and retained into care and treatment services.
  3. Ensure HIV testing services are routinely conducted at Reproductive and Child Health clinics (RCH) and other entry points to Pediatric and adolescent clients.
  4. Work with CHMTs and RCHMTs to ensure timely tracking of Missed appointment and Lost to follow up of Mother baby pair, adolescent clients.
  5. Liaise with district stakeholders, Technical Advisor – HIV and MDH M&E Unit to ensure achievement of PMTCT targets.
  6. In collaboration with CHMTs and R/CHMT plan joint supportive supervision and mentorship visits to health facilities implementing case-based surveillance.
  7. Work with Technical Advisor, CHMTs and RCHMT to ensure availability and disseminate materials and tools related to PMTCT HIV and AIDS prevention, care and Treatment, including clinical guidelines, protocols, Algorithms, Job Aids and other necessary tools.
  8. In collaboration with CHMTs and RHMTs and MDH M&E Unit to ensure quality data collection, verification and timely submission to relevant authorities and entered in the national reporting systems i.e. DHIS2.


Requirements, Education, work experience and skills:

  1. Bachelor degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, or any related discipline.
  2. At Least Two to Five (2 – 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. Knowledge of PMTCT guidelines and best practices.
  5. Understanding of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention methods.
  6. Data collection, analysis, and reporting skills.
  7. Strong commitment to Maternal and Child Health and a clear understanding of the PMTCT program’s importance.
  8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  9. Ability to work effectively in a team and collaborate with various stakeholders.
  10. Cultural sensitivity and an understanding of the context in which PMTCT programs are implemented.
  11. Familiarity with healthcare systems and service delivery in the target area.
  12. Cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
  13. Problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  14. Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.



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Closing Date : 10th November, 2023.

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