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Community Engagement Officer at Home Economics Association (TAHEA)

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at Tanzania Home Economics Association (TAHEA), 2023

Tanzania Home Economics Association (TAHEA) is a
national professional organization of nutritionist, home economics,
agriculturists and other related social science professions.
envisions ‘A democratic society with better living Conditions’; with the
Mission to improve the socio-economic conditions of the society through
advocacy and capacity building on agriculture, food and nutrition,
health and environment in collaboration with other stakeholders.
implements the ‘Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC)
project in Dodoma and Iringa region. EpiC is a 5 years’ global project
funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to
achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. In Tanzania, EpiC
implements an HIV service delivery project among key and priority
populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and
vulnerable children 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 the community level
amongst the targeted populations.
TAHEA is seeking for qualified candidates to immediately fill the following job vacancies below:-

Community Engagement Officer (1 Position)
Position description

Community Engagement Officer under TAHEA will work in collaboration
with Biomedical technical officers at regional levels and community in
respective Council to implement HIV prevention program targeting
population at risk, Vulnerable Adolescent Girls and Young women, female
sex workers and M SM, s/he will monitor the implementation of the SBCC,
structural and gender activities in compliance with the overall regional
work plan.

S/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;
s/he will also play a crucial role in supervising and building the
capacity of Peer Educators, Navigators and mobilizers for effective and
efficient implementation of activities during outreach activities
(mobile testing and moonlight approaches) for HTS provision.

will be managing all community activities through conducting progress
review meetings on a 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 the community for the continuum of care.
will be responsible for monitoring Gender-based/Intimate partners
Violence cases including the status of referral and linkages. The
Community Engagement Officer will report to the Project Manager.



Main Roles & Responsibilities

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
    AGYW/FSW/MSM Peer (Educators, mobilizers, navigators) to roll out SBCC
    Training among AGYW/FSW/MSM in the respective community
  • Supporting
    Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) during Community works
    including demand creation, group education, individual education,
    outreach services for bot moonlight and mobile testing and client’s
    referrals and linkages
  • Supervising and supporting the formation
    of PrEP groups in the project by making sure groups are managed by the
    team members for sustainability in the working area.
  • Supervising
    and monitoring community activities include SBCC activities to ensure
    Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) have all required tools etc.
  • Work in collaboration with LGAs 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 navigators to ensure proper planning and
    implementation of community engagement related activities like demand
    creation, group, and individual education sessions
  • Support PEs to ensure that the vulnerability index tool is administered and filed for all AGYW enrolled in the project.
  • Support establishment of the case management team in conjunction with health facility
  • Work
    with project and district officials to facilitate community engagement
    training to, peer educators and navigators and other relevant training
  • Support integration of HTS with other biomedical and behavioral interventions to key populations.



  • Establish effective work relationships 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

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Reporting

  • Prepare
    monthly and weekly route plans for the project to reach the 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 updates and monthly reports to Program Manager.
  • Conducting weekly performance for Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to assess performance and share areas of improvement
  • Working closely with the Data Manager to evaluate data and program progress.
  • Conducting
    monthly meetings with Providers, Peer (educators, mobilizers,
    navigators) to share progress in a specific month and plan for the next
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Qualifications and other requirements specific to the role

  • Medical
    degree holders with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience working with
    KVP groups at the community level; or Bachelor’s degree in public
    health, social work or other related degree required, 3 to 5 years of
    relevant experience working with KVP at the community level.
  • Knowledge
    of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity
    with the national KVP, youth and gender guidelines, standards and
  • 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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Method of Application & Instructions:
Applications are to be lodged through email:
Candidates are required to mention the ‘Position Title’ on the subject line of the e-mail.
applicants MUST attach a cover letter and their updated Curriculum
Vitae with certified copies of academic certificates in ONE file (PDF
Format) as supporting documents to their applications.
Phone calls are not allowed during the solicitation process
All applications should be submitted not later than 16:00 HRS on Friday, 3rd March, 2023.


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