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PMTCT and Pediatric Officer at HJFMRI Tanzania

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HJFM Research International

in Tanzania 2023:
New Job Vacancies at HJF Medical Research International, Inc. (HJFMRI) 2023

PMTCT and Pediatric Officer
PMTCT and Pediatric Officer at HJFMRI February, 2023
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About HJFMRI Tanzania Program
Jackson Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI) is the
non-profit Organization working in Tanzania since 2004 to implement
PEPFAR funded HIV prevention and treatment activities in the Southern
Highlands and within the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) through
the support of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).

The organization provides care and treatment to people
affected by HIV/AIDS and has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS
programming, providing resources, personnel, and services to the
Southern Highlands Zone. The program has expanded from supporting the
Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital to becoming a hub for anti-retroviral
treatment in the zone; to community support through decentralized
services, with the overall objective of implementing research, clinical
HIV, prevention, care, and treatment services. Currently we operate in
five regions of the Southern Highlands zone, which are Mbeya, Rukwa,
Katavi, Songwe, and Ruvuma region for Voluntary Medical Male
Circumcision (VMMC) intervention. The program also supports TPDF in
implementing comprehensive HIV prevention care and treatment programs in
21 sites throughout the country.



Employment opportunity:
HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position listed below.
Job Title: PMTCT and Pediatric Officer (1 Position)
Reports to: Regional Program, Manager
Location: Rukwa

Position Overview:
strengthen PMTCT, EID and Pediatric HIV services within the supported
region by HJFMRI. He/she will also facilitate HIV prevention, care,
treatment and supported services for Pregnant/lactating women, children
and adolescent in the region including improvement in Early Infant
diagnosis of HIV (EID) among HIV exposed infants. S/he will be
responsible to oversee HIV diagnosis in women and partners attending
antenatal services (ANC), HIV exposed infants (EID), children and
adolescent in the supported region. This entails HIV counselling and
testing at all entry points including PITC and EID services, linkage and
retention of Mother and Infant pairs, children and adolescents in the
regional care and treatment program. On daily basis s/he will work with
Regional Health Management team (RHMT) and Council Health Management
Team (CHMT) to ensure quality and sustainable health services are
provided along the PMTCT/EID/Pediatric and adolescents continuum of


  • Ensure
    HIV testing services are routinely conducted at Reproductive and Child
    Health clinics(RCH)and other entry points to Pediatric and adolescent
  • Work with Regional Program Manager/Regional clinical
    coordinators to ensure Newly diagnosed HIV positive Pregnant/Lactating
    women, Infants , children and adolescents are linked and retained into
    care and treatment services
  • Support the region to implement
    adherence strategies in health facilities and in collaboration with
    regional program outreach coordinator ensure monthly tracking of Missed
    appointment and Lost to follow up of Mother baby pair, Pediatric and
    adolescent clients
  • Creatively implement efforts to support
    health facilities to increase viral load coverage and suppression rate
    among Pregnant/lactating and children under 15 years of age in care and
    treatment in the supported region
  • Work with regional
    manager/regional clinical coordinator and in collaboration with R/CHMT
    to plan for PMTCT/EID and Pediatric supportive supervision and
    mentorship activities
  • Maintain effective liaisons with Regional and District stake holders to ensure achievement of PMTCT/EID and Pediatric targets
  • Ensure PMTCT/EID and Pediatric HIV activities are provided in accordance with Tanzania National Guidelines
  • Work
    with regional managers/regional clinical coordinators to disseminate
    materials related to PMTCT/EID and Pediatric HIV/AIDS care and
    Treatment, including clinical guidelines, protocols, Algorithms, Job
    Aids and other necessary tools
  • Ensure integration between TB and
    HIV services such that there is Intensified TB case Identification,
    Infection control in the CTC for all Pediatric clients
  • In collaboration with R/CHMT ensure quality data collection, verification and timely submission to relevant authorities
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisors.
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  • Medical Doctor (MD) with at least 3 years of experience in HIV practice in a recognized public health facility
  • Experience in PMTCT, Early Infant Diagnosis and Pediatric HIV care and Treatment services
  • Knowledge in Quality lmprovement(QI)methods


  • Ability to communicate clearly in both written and Fluent English
  • Proficient computer/software skills, including a command of MS Word and Excel Knowledge, Skills and abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a National and local forums and other Implementing partners
  • Ability to travel domestically for IP monitoring up to 50% of the time

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How to Apply:
Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable Courier to Senior Manager, Human Resources, P.0. Box 6396, Mbeya, or sent through e-mail to

be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT
LINE. Applications that are hand-delivered will not be accepted. The
deadline for applying is February 12th, 2023. As detailed in the job description(s) below, those who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.
HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to Apply


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