Zonal Technical Manager at THPS
- Company: THPS
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Dar Es Salaam Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Tanzania
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Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the GoT through the Ministries of Health (MoH) in Mainland and Zanzibar; the Ministry of Gender, Youth, elderly and special groups; Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), and the Ministry of Home Affairs with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care and social welfare services to all Tanzanians; through strengthening of health and community systems. Currently, THPS works to address the following public health burdens HIV/AIDS; Tuberculosis; prevention of GBV; reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNHCAH) services; laboratory and health management information systems (HIMS) and COVID-19.
THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the position below:
1.Job Title: Zonal Technical Manager (1 Position)
Reports to: Technical Manager
Position Location: Dar es Salaam (Eastern Zone)
The Zonal Technical Manager is responsible for provision of leadership, management and technical support in the overall implementation of the USAID Police and Prisons Activity for comprehensive HIV and TB care, treatment and prevention services across the zones in Tanzania. Specifically, the Zonal Technical Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation of program activities at the zonal level. S/he will oversee implementation of HIV and AIDS care, treatment and prevention programs including HIV testing, ART initiation and retention, PMTCT cascade, TB services and viral load services at all supported facilities in the zone in collaboration with technical advisors, regional and district authorities. Creates good working relationships and accountability for improved performance across all key intervention program areas. The Zonal technical Manager is the primary contact in the Zone for this USAID Police and Prisons Activity and ensures that all THPS staff in the Zone adhere to the MoHA legal framework during the implementation of field activities.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Oversee and manage overall all zonal staff and offices implementing USAID Police and Prison Activity
Provide oversight on provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care, treatment and prevention services in the supported facilities by supervising and supporting zonal team
Provides primarily on-site supervision, guidance and support to facilities in the implementation of comprehensive HIV and TB care and treatment services
Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program activities at the zonal level and facility level leading to desired project results
Liaise with the THPS central team, R/CHMTs, facility teams and other stakeholders in coordinating implementation of the program and compliance to the national guidelines and standards.
Supports facility staffs to provide appropriate diagnostic and clinical services so that clients adhere to their treatment and are virally suppressed
Liaises with all relevant team members to ensure integration and coordination of HIV and TB care and treatment activities with other program areas (i.e. prevention, enrollment, tracking and retention)
Work closely with the USAID Police and prison Activity THPS central technical team in programmatic aspects of the supported TB services including screening for cervical cancer among staff, inmates and surrounding community.
Supervise the zonal office team to develop and adhere to standard operating procedures to meet program goals and ensure compliance with national rules and regulation, THPS policies and procedures.
Participate and represent THPS in National Program related activities e.g. Development of curricula/guidelines,
Coordinate procurement of equipment and consumables for the sites in the zone Prepare budgets, work plans, monthly and quarterly reports and other technical reports
Perform any other related duties as assigned from time to time by supervisor.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required
Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or equivalent
Master of Public Health or postgraduate degree in health disciplines is an added advantage
A minimum of 5 years’ experience at HIV and/or TB programming and implementation.
Knowledge with district-level health care systems in Tanzania is highly desired
Strong people’s supervisory and management skills
Experience in working with USG funded programs, USAID preferred
Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national, regional districts and Community
Excellent documentation skills including drafting of reports, presentations and best practices
Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines
Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team
Method of ApplicationInterested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to [email protected] by December 27, 2023 with a subject line of ‘Position’ example. “Zonal Technical Manager” Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates at this stage.
THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.