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Community Engagement Officer at SHDEPHA+ Kahama

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at SHDEPHA Tanzania, 2023

💥Community Engagement Officer
BACKGROUND: SHDEPHA+ is an acronym for Service, Health, and Development
for People living with HIV/AIDS. It is a national non-governmental
organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO
8216. SHDEPHA+ originated from the initiatives of fifteen people living
with HIV/AIDS whose goal was to create a network and to mobilize
resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of
the disease.

Although originally focusing on people living with
HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded beyond HIV/AIDS and
related issues to other development interventions and now covers both
infected and affected by HIV/AIDS with over 65 branches countrywide.
Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing and
implementing its own projects; though all branches share one
constitution and registration.


In partnership with FHI360, is implementing a five-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).

Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project is
dedicated to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control. The project
provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery
(DSD) 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.

EpiC will be implementing
an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations,
adolescent girls, and young women (AGYW) 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 among the targeted populations.
With this, SHDEPHA+ Network for PLHA therefore is seeking for a
competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified Community Engagement
Officer to fill this position;

Longido DC
Reports to: Deputy Project Manager
Job Overview
Community Engagement Officer under SHDEPHA+ will work in collaboration
with Biomedical technical officer at regional levels and community in
respective Council to implement HIV prevention program targeting
population at risk, KVP, Vulnerable Adolescent Girls and Young women
female sex workers, she/he will monitor the implementation of the SBCC,
structural and gender activities in compliance with the overall regional
work plan.

She/he will play a key role in ensuring that the
Community activities (SBCC, structural and gender activities) are
conducted according to the National standards and EpiC standard
operating procedures, and that beneficiaries receive quality services;
she/he will also play a crucial role in supervising and building the
capacity of Peer Educators, Navigators and mobilizers for effective and
efficiently implementation of activities during outreach activities
(mobile testing and moonlight approaches) for HTS provision. She will be
managing all community activities through conducting progress review
meetings in monthly basis with all peers (educators, mobilizers,
navigators) and health care providers. She/he will be coordinating the
case management team with health facilities and community for continuum
of care. Also, will be responsible in monitoring Gender based/Intimate
partners Violence cases includes status of referral and linkages. The
Community Engagement Officer will report to the Project Coordinator.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities;
A: Community Engagement

  • Supervising and Managing all peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators),
    by making sure community activities are well planned and implemented to
    facilitate Comprehensive HIV service provision (HTS, PrEP, HIVST, TB,
    GBV and Family planning)
  • Supervision of HTS service including mobile testing, self-testing, and index testing to reach key population.
  • Supporting Peer (Educators mobilizers, navigators) to roll out SBCC Training among in respective community.
  • Supporting
    Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) during Community works
    including demand creation, group education, individual education,
    outreach services for both moonlight and mobile testing and client’s
    referrals and linkages.
  • Supervising and supporting formation of
    PrEP groups in the project by making sure groups are managed by the team
    members for sustainability in working area.
  • Supervising and
    monitoring community activities that includes SBCC activities to ensure
    Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) have all required tools etc.
  • Work in collaborative with LGA’s in managing community engagement portfolio.
  • Coordinate
    and support the Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to implement
    and monitor the timely implementation of comprehensive HIV services and
    provision of friendly services to all KVP clients
  • Manage peer
    educators and peer navigator to ensure proper planning and
    implementation of community engagement related activities like demand
    creation, group, and individual education sessions.
  • Support PEs to ensure that vulnerability index tool administered and filed for all AGYW enrolled in the project.
  • Support establishment of case management team in conjunction with health facility.
  • Work
    with project and district officials to facilitate community engagement
    trainings to, peer educators and navigators and other relevant training
  • Support integration of HTS with other biomedical and behavioural intervention to key population


B: Networking;

  • Establish effective work relationship with other stakeholders and CHMT partners on program activities
  • Work
    with Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to identify and link KVP
    clients to other implementing partners for psychosocial support.
  • Work
    collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary
    program planning, development, and management activities function
    smoothly and efficiently and in an integrated manner

C: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Reporting;

  • Prepare
    monthly and weekly route plan for the project to reach targeted
    population. Prepare document experiences, briefs, and success stories
  • Monitor
    Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) and Providers implement plans
    and progress of community engagement portfolio as per project targets
  • Provide weekly update and monthly report to Project Coordinator.
  • Conducting weekly performance for Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to assess performance and share area of improvement.
  • Working closely with the Data Manager to evaluate data and program progress.
  • Conducting
    monthly meetings with Providers, Peer (educators, mobilizers, and
    navigators) to share progress in a specific month and plan for the next
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  • Bachelor’
    degree in public health, social work or other related degree required, 3
    to 5 years of relevant experience working with KVP at the community
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania
    including familiarity with the national KVP, youth and gender
    guidelines, standards and protocols.
  • Experience in programs
    serving KVP and addressing gender norms. Demonstrated cultural
    sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of KVP and other
    vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in working with LGA, NGOs, CBOs
    and health facilities to implement public health projects, especially
    those working with vulnerable populations.
  • 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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All applications are to be lodged through email:
All candidates are required to mention the ‘Position Title in the subject line of the e-mail.
applicants MUST attach a cover letter and their updated Curriculum
Vitae with certified copies of academic certificates as supporting
documents to their applications.
All applications should be submitted not later than (10th January 2023)


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