Regional Outreach Coordinator (ROC) at HJF Medical Research International, Inc.(HJFMRI)

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Job Summary

HJFMRI is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Regional Outreach Coordinator (ROC)

Job Description
Reports to: Regional Technical Coordinator
Dotted line: Associate Director, Community Services
Location: Mbeya
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew
General Overview:
The Regional Outreach Coordinator (ROC) will be responsible for technical program leadership to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all program deliverables generated and achieved in the Region. In close consultation with Outreach Director and Program Technical Leads/Advisors, the ROC will manage the design and implementation of HIV and AIDS program components and ensure adherence to PEPFAR, Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) and HJFMRI/MHRP’s standards of HIV and AIDS Programming. The ROC is the focal person for the program design and implementation at the Regional level and will coordinate and ensure high quality program service deliveries. S/he will provide leadership to Outreach
Program Officers (OPOs) in the respective assigned Region. S/he will be responsible for Technical Assistance provision to both Outreach partners and Health facilities in the Region.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the overall design, implementation and management of the HJFMRI/MHRP’s program activities being implemented by the outreach partners;
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) in planning, implementing and evaluating activities undertaken by Outreach partners in the region;
  • Support the development of integrated, innovative and gender sensitive interventions for the provision of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for key populations and priority populations and their sexual partners;
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to Outreach Program Officers (OPOs), District Program Officers (OPO), Strategic information officers (SIs), HJFMRI/MHRP’s partners staff on provision of comprehensive community services; active, effective and well documented referrals for both facility and community based services in the Region;
  • Ensure well alignment and synergies of program activities HIJFMRI/MHRP’s program implementation areas and ensure that there is no overlap of activities among HJFMRI/MHRP’s outreach partners and other HIV and AIDS implementing partners;
  • Ensure compliance and adherence of Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) HIV and AIDS guidelines and policies;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other implementing partners, governmental and non-governmental, within the region;
  • Provide leadership to outreach program officers in the Region and encourage teamwork spirit;
  • Provide ongoing leadership, training and guidance to Outreach Partners’ Program Staff and to ensure HIV programming and implementation meets MoHCDGEC standards;
  • Ensure ongoing training and service delivery activities are monitored, evaluated, documented and disseminated to relevant stakeholders;
  • Identify, document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches both within and outside of HJFMRI;
  • Collect and review program and financial reports from partners on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis and submit it to relevant levels;
  • Liaise with the M&E Department to ensure that outreach program components are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting);
  • Conduct supportive supervision to Outreach Program Officers and implementing partners
  • Travel within the assigned Regional and/or Sothern Highlands for the purpose of program management, continued service development, implementation and evaluation of service delivery;
  • Perform any other duties assigned in the general support of the program.

  • Degree in Social Science or Advanced Diploma in health and/or postgraduate training in Public Health or Community Development or relevant Discipline;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in managing HIV program, particularly community outreach programs including HIV Testing and Counseling, Palliative Care/HBC and IEC/Behavioral Change Communication and OVC support or impact mitigation;
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects;
  • Experience working with NGOs, FBOs/CBOs at the community level;
  • Knowledge of the current developments 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;
  • 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:

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