COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICERS (2 Positions)
LOCATION: ARUSHA REGION (Arusha Cc, Arusha Dc, Meru Dc, Karatu Dc, Monduli Dc and Longido Dc)
CONTRACT DURATION: 12 months (renewable)
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.
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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). The 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
SHDEPHA+ is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies in 6 districts of Arusha region; –
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICERS (2 Positions)
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
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
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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;
monthly and weekly route plan for the project to reach targeted
population. Prepare document experiences, briefs, and success stories
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.
monthly meetings with Providers, Peer (educators, mobilizers, and
navigators) to share progress in a specific month and plan for the next
Qualifications and other requirements specific to the role;
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
- 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.
JOB APPLICATION PROCEDURE
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selection and employment practices on the basis of Age, race, colour,
religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic
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Vitae with certified copies of academic certificates as supporting
documents to their applications.
- All applications should be submitted not later than 16:00 HRS on Sunday, 18th September 2022
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