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23 May 2020

Regional VMMC Demand Creation Manager (5) at APHFTA

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APHFTA is an Umbrella organization of the Private Health Sector (Self Sustaining) in Tanzania. Over the years, APHFTA has engaged the Private Health Sector and Public Health Facilities in the delivery of public health goods under the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) partnering to improve the quality of care in health sector and to achieve the objectives of  Health Sector Strategic Plans, the National Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth (MKUKUTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


APHFTA is looking for qualified, experienced, and interested individuals to apply for the following positions at APHFTA headquarters and regional offices under the SAFE VMMC (Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision) Project.:


Position Title :               Regional VMMC Demand Creation Manager (5 positions)

Reports to:               Regional Coordinator

           Department:             Programs

           Supervisory role:               Regional Voluntary Community Advocates and CSOs

           Location:                APHFTA Regional officers (Morogoro, Iringa,  and Tabora)


Regional Demand Creation Manager will oversee outreach activities and communication of VMMC service availability as implemented by the CBO/CSOs. She/he will in collaboration with identified regional CBO/CSOs develop, implement and monitor regional demand creation plans for each target population. She/he will work closely with National Project Staff and Regional Project team including health care providers, local authorities, community members to identify VMMC service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services. She/he will in collaboration with Deputy Director Demand Creation Council Health Management team and community members develop, test, and implement demand creation tools and strategies. She/he will ensure that Council Comprehensive Health Plan include VMMC advocacy and demand creation elements. She/he will mentor and train other project team members of VMMC best practice; ethics and demand creation strategies including culturally acceptable Community mobilization activities.


She/he will also ensure that ethical demand creation practices are followed at all times throughout the project tenure. She/he will provide regular feedback to Deputy Director Demand Creation and Project Regional Management on VMMC client(s) recruitment and response, including barriers to health service uptake. She/he will strategically plan and conduct community mapping and demographic profiling in order to ensure maximum VMMC service uptake. She/he will, in collaboration with Regional Data Manager conduct monitoring and evaluation tasks for VMMC activities, including collecting, analyzing and reviewing data as needed.

Desired qualifications/Competencies

♦ Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral science, community development, communication, public health, social sciences or other relevant fields.

♦ At least 2 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HIV and/or men’s health demand creation or communication.

♦ Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on community mobilization

♦ Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels

♦ Experience working closely with regional health authorities.

♦ Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Tanzania healthcare system, both public and private health sectors, experience living and working in Tanzania preferred

♦ Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili

♦ Proficiency in Microsoft Office


Instructions to interested applicants

  • Submit your updated detailed CV (Max. five pages in Ms. Word), with application letter for the position being applied for and copies of academic certificates
  • List of three referees (one must be the current immediate supervisor) with their current contacts


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      Method of Application

The Expression of Interest must be in English and should be submitted electronically and addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA), 01Lumumba/Makamba Street P. O. BOX 13234, DA ES SALAAM, TANZANIA E-mail [email protected] The closing date is 5th June 2020 at 18:00 EAT.. In case of late submission, the application will not be considered for evaluation.

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