VMMC/EIMC Program Officer at HJF Medical Research International, Inc.(HJFMRI)

Job Summary

HJFMRI is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of VMMC/EIMC Program Officer

Job Description
Reports to: Regional Clinical Coordinator and VMMC Advisor
Location: Mbeya
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
General Overview:
The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Officer will provide clinical and programmatic field support to the implementation of HJFMRI’s VMMC scale up activities in the
Southern Highlands. The purpose of this position is to provide field based clinical and programmatic support to the CHMT and RHMT in the implementation of quality VMMC services provided through static sites, outreach and campaign services. She/he will ensure VMMC activities implementation conforms to the national guidelines. She/he will also support partners in the development of annual work plans and budgets based on the country strategies and operation plans.
The program officer for VMMC will be part of a clinical team at the HJFMRI regional offices ensuring the implementation of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services. She/he will directly report to the RCC with dotted lines to the HJFMRI VMMC Programme Advisor. The VMMC program officer’s position is based in Mbeya/Rukwa, /Katavi with extensive travels to districts within the region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist partners in the development of strategic plans, work plans, monthly, quarterly and annual data collection and compilation of reports.
  • Provide technical support, mentoring and supervision to implementing partners on VMMC services and ensuring quality improvement and quality assurance in delivering of services.
  • Assist in organizing and carrying out training programs for health care workers to deliver VMMC services in the regions as well as clinical implementation of VMMC program for HIV prevention.
  • Ensure VMMC services follows: WHO, PERFAR/ HJFMRI and Government of Tanzania protocols, policies and guidelines and are consistent with established best practices
  • Contribute to the attainment of all project targets and milestones associated with the implementation of VMMC services.
  • Assist in identifying priorities for assessment, research and evaluations related to VMMC services.
  • Prepare reports, success stories, technical briefs, draft abstracts for presentations, and updates on the ongoing implementation of VMMC services
  • Collaborate with partners to organize outreach and VMMC campaigns in the region and ensure the providers adhere to quality and standardized practices.
  • Build capacity of health-care providers and ensure they collect, compile and report quality VMMC data, including the use of data for quality improvement.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure linkages between VMMC and other facility and community based HIV services.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the sound functioning of the program.


Education/Experience Requirements:
Medical Degree (MD) with at least two year surgical clinical experience in Tanzania. Assistant Medical Officers with a three years surgical experience and experience working in HIV program may apply.

  • Minimum two years’ experience working in HIV/AIDs programs desired.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Working with local government officials and government health facilities is important.
  • Experience with VMMC as an HIV prevention intervention an added advantage
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team
  • Experience with U.S. Government-funded programs is desirable.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, e-mail, Internet)

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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