7 Jun 2022

Senior Program Officer – Liquid Oxygen (LOX) 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 Senior Program Officer, Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Dar es salaam 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

Providing expert technical guidance and inputs behind the project’s strategies, and work plan activities, to increase effective use of medical oxygen from the LOX system and other sources within selected facilities. To work in collaboration with MoH officials Mainland and Zanzibar and key stakeholders such as CHAI, and any existing oxygen task force.

 

Main Function/Responsibilities

  • Mentor and train healthcare workers on proper use of Medical to all selected facilities using standardized training materials in LOX. Follow-up after training/mentorship will be conducted to better support the on-the-job skills transfer to facilities.
  • Develop guiding tools to support capacity strengthening for both BMEs responsible for running and maintaining LOX systems, and health care workers (HCWs) working in critical care services at all selected facilities
  • Work with the MoH and key stakeholders to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for LOX systems to better guide the operation teams within the health facilities
  • Support facilities to monitoring usage and control wastage of medical oxygen.
  • Support selected facilities to establish a mechanism that will support the sustainability of the LOX system after USAID support ends. Facilities will develop LOX sustainability plans in collaboration with the IP, the MoH, and key stakeholders.
  • Track implementation and outputs systematically and measure effectiveness of the project.
  • Work closely with the facilities Medical in charge and zonal Biomedical engineers to document and submit quarterly project success stories.
  • Contribute to all USAID reporting deliverables which includes but are not limited to, quarterly reports, annual reports, and work plans.
  • Support the BME in setting up infrastructure for medical LOX
  • Represent the project in relevant technical working groups with Government, stakeholders and implementing partners.
  • Maintain excellent Government, stakeholder, creative agencies, and partner relations.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Clinical degree (physician) with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in emergency medicine and use of medical oxygen; or Master’s Degree with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in similar area; or Bachelor’s Degree with 7-9 years of relevant experience in similar area.
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with relevant national guidelines, standards, and protocols. Familiarity with Tanzania public health sector at regional, district and council level and experience working with these teams.
  • Experience in technical capacity building especially conducting trainings to Health Care workers
  • 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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Method of Application

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may apply online by uploading CV/Resume, Cover letter, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees

FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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