Prevention and Linkage Advisor at HJFMRI Tanzania

Job Summary

HJFMRI is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Prevention and Linkage Advisor

Job Description

Reports to: Director Community Services
Location: Mbeya HQ
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew

General Overview:
The Prevention and Linkage Advisor will be responsible for overseeing implementation, coordination and management of prevention interventions and ensure improved community-facility levels linkage across all HJFMRI/MHRP supported programs. S/he will also be responsible for organizing and coordinating capacity building activities and provision of technical support related to prevention interventions and linkage activities to Outreach partners, Health facilities and regional/districts HJFMRI/MHRP staff and service providers to ensure high quality, timeliness, and efficiency of prevention intervention deliverables generated and achieved in the HJFMRI/MHRP supported regions at the organizational, facility and community levels. In close consultation with Director Community Services, the Prevention and Linkage Advisor will support designing, planning and implementation of HIV Prevention program intervention components and ensure adherence to PEPFAR, Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) and HJFMRI’s standards of HIV and AIDS Programming.

Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the overall implementation and management of the facility and community based combination prevention interventions (behavioral, biomedical and structural)
2. Support the development of integrated, innovative combination prevention interventions strategies and systems for linkages to comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for key and vulnerable population, their sexual partners and biological children
3. Work with HJFMRI/MHRP Medical, Outreach teams and partners to design, plan, implement strategies and strengthen systems and mechanisms for community-facility level linkage of services/activities across all HJFMRI/MHRP supported programs to ensure comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for beneficiaries
4. Support outreach and medical partners on Implementation of the National and PEPFAR/HJFMRI program focus on Prevention interventions such as KVP, MEN Identification Initiative (MJ), Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and VMMC.
5. Organize and coordinate provision of technical assistance (TA) in planning, implementation monitoring and evaluation of prevention and linkage activities undertaken by HJFMRI/MHRP
partners at both community and facility levels
6. Coordinate provision of technical assistance (TA) to Outreach Program Officers (OPOs), District Program Officers (DPOs), Strategic information officers (SIs), HJFMRI’s partners staff and service
providers to ensure high quality combination prevention, referral and linkage services are active, effective and well documented at both facility and community based services in HJFMRI/MHRP
supported regions
7. Ensure compliance and adherence of Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) HIV and AIDS policies, guidelines, Standards and Procedures
8. Develop and maintain good working relationships, networking and collaboration with R/CHMTs, other LGAs, non-governmental organizations, other implementing partners and key stakeholders in supporting implementation of prevention interventions within the Southern Highland Regions
9. Identify, document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best HIV prevention practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches both within and outside of HJFMRI
10. Collect and review prevention program reports from HJFMRI partners on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis and submit to relevant levels
11. Liaise with the M&E Department to ensure that Prevention program components are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting)
12. In collaboration with Medical and Outreach teams conduct supportive supervision coaching and mentorships to Outreach Program Officers, District Program Officers, District Strategic Information Officers and partners’ key staff to ensure high quality prevention service delivery and evidence based documentation of referral and linkages
13. Travel within the assigned Regions and districts within or outside the Sothern Highland Zone for the purpose of program management, coordination, supervision, continued service development, implementation and evaluation of service delivery
14. In consultation with Director Community Services, develop annual work plans and budgets; periodic forecast and reports for Prevention activities and ensure integration of program activities into the Outreach Department work plans
15. Perform any other duties assigned in the general support of the program.



Requirements:

  • Degree in Social or Behavioral Science (e.g. Public Health, Counseling, psychology, sociology, Social work, Nursing) or Advanced Diploma in health and/or postgraduate training in Public or Community Development or relevant Discipline;
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in managing HIV program, particularly community outreach programs including combination prevention in areas of Behavioral, Biomedical and Structural interventions in clinical and community based settings;
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects;
  • Experience working with NGOs, FBOs/CBOs at the community level;
  • Knowledge of the current developments, focus, targets and best practices in the field of HIV and AIDS, globally and in Tanzania;
  • Good communication skills; diplomatic and culturally sensitive; ability to troubleshoot; ability to work independently and supervise others;
  • Should be able to work under minimum supervision and able to mentor others;
  • Knowledge of proposal development, budgeting and reporting with excellent writing skills;
  • Demonstrable experience in developing health education and training materials a plus;
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Internet, PowerPoint)

How to Apply

To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. CVs should not include any reference to marital status, birthplace, or tribal and/or religious affiliations. Any CVs containing this information will not be considered for employment. Hand delivery applications will not be accepted. Deadline for submission of the application is November 26th 2019. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed in the job description below will not be considered.

Please manually apply for this job using the details below: Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable courier to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya, or transmitted by email to: recruitment@wrp-t.org.

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