17 Jun 2021

Regional Manager – Ruvuma at FHI 360

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Job Description

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries. Currently, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill in Regional Manager – Ruvuma for its EpiC project in Tanzania.

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals.  To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.

Job Description

The Regional Manager will be responsible for coordination, implementation and oversight of all EpiC activities in the assigned region(s). S/he will be responsible for overseeing coordination, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of program activities at the regional level; as well as participating in the management of finances, procurement, sub-grantees and human resources. The Regional Manager will coordinate and support local community-based implementing partners providing services to reach KVP, AGYW and OVC with a comprehensive package of HIV prevention services, including community-based HIV testing and counseling (CBHTC), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV self-testing (HIVST), gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment and linkage to care. The Regional Manager will build and maintain partnerships with the regional and district authorities and other key KVP stakeholders and implementers in the region

Main Function/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development of regional program strategies across the program components including work plans for overall implementation and attainment of program goals and objectives
  • Provide strategic leadership and set priorities for the regional program team to ensure effective field program implementation.
  • Supervise regional technical, program, M&E and financial staff.
  • In collaboration with regional technical and financial staff, coordinate development and subsequently monitor budgets and spending for program activities.
  • Build leadership capacity of local community-based implementing partners, local governments and other community structures to be able to robustly implement effective KVP programs
  • Liaise with the Regional and District health management teams in making sure that EpiC activities appropriately contribute to local priorities and strategies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local stakeholders including KVP-focused organizations, PEPFAR implementing partners and regional and council health teams and ensure EpiC activities are harmonized within Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHPs).
  • Provide capacity building and technical and program support to local community-based organizations to ensure that activities within region are technically sound, evidence-based, adhere to GoT, EpiC and USAID/PEPFAR standards, and are responsive to local needs.
  • Represent EpiC at various zonal/regional/district meetings/fora.
  • Develop and/or contribute to technical briefs, reports, guidelines and other materials.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in public health, social work or other related degree required, with additional post-graduate training in public health desirable with 3 to 5 years relevant experience supporting or managing donor-funded HIV/AIDS programs; OR Bachelor’s Degree and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience supporting or managing donor-funded programs in HIV/AIDS.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and managing program resources, developing and monitoring work plans, building capacity and managing teams.
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with the national HIV/AIDS standards and protocols for provision of services at community level. Familiarity with Tanzania public health sector at multiple levels; experience working with GoT stakeholders.
  • Familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs.
  • Experience in programs serving KVP, OVC and/or AGYW. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of these populations.
  • Experience in technical capacity building of Tanzanian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs), especially those working with KVP.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
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Closing Date : 30th June, 2021.

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