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Community Prevention and HTS Officer (1 Post) at MDH Tanzania

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Management and Development for Health (MDH) Jobs 2023

Management and
Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental
organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health
priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large.
priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis
and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH);
Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as
well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works
in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of
Health (MoH); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local
Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic
institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and
faith-based organizations and others.

MDH seeks a qualified individual to fill the job position below…..
Community Prevention and HTS Officer (1 Post)
Community Prevention and HTS Officer (1 Post) at MDH Tanzania November, 2023
Job Tittle: Community Prevention and HTS Officer. (1 Post)
Reporting to: District Community Services Manager

Job Summary:
Community Prevention and HTS Officer (CPHO) works with and supports the
MDH District Community Services Manager to ensure efficient
implementation, M&E, and reporting of community HIV related services
as part of comprehensive HIV prevention services in supported
councils/region. She/he is responsible for the field implementation,
coordination, and reporting of all community services initiatives in
her/his respective council(s) under the guidance of the District
Community Services manager and in collaboration with other MDH staff and
relevant regional, council and health facility staff. She/he will be
responsible to ensure that MDH supported health facilities meet national
and PEPFAR standards for provision of KVP friendly services targeting
Key and Vulnerable Population (KVP) to foster their continuity in

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support
    implementation, monitoring, evaluation (M&E) and reporting of
    community services program and services in line with project work-plan
    and national guidelines
  • Provision of HIV testing services
    targeting KVPs and at-risk populations through Mobile testing, Social
    Network Testing, Index Testing and other targeted testing modalities.
  • Provision
    of Prevention Services including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to
    high risk individuals, Condom promotion and distribution, Social
    Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) activities, Sexual Transmitted
    Infections (STIs) screening and management and other basic prevention
    service package.
  • Conduct routine mapping/ re-mapping of hotspots
    /unreached areas for HIV testing, prevention and KVP services focusing
    on age and sex specific population such as 15-25-year old and men as per
    national and PEPFAR guidelines
  • Oversee successful
    implementation of linkage and referral systems between communities and
    facilities for HTS and prevention services, including PrEP, and condom
    provision, integrated health services with HTS, STI/TB screening, GBV
    prevention & referral for survivor care and others.
  • Identify
    skills and knowledge gaps and support capacity building of Health Care
    Providers (HCPs) in community program/ services through training,
    mentorship, supervision, CMEs and other modalities and ensure adequate
    documented follow up
  • To support engagement and supervision of
    community outreach volunteers (COVs) and HCPs and other stakeholders in
    the provision of community HTS, HIV prevention and KVP program and
  • Support development of the annual Community program work plan and ensures community services targets achieved by 100%.
  • Work
    with the M&E team to support M&E of Community program services
    incl. ensuring availability of M&E tools, proper/timely
    documentation and reporting of community services and data quality
  • Lead efforts to verify and assure fidelity, adherence
    to SOPs as well as quality of services and data on the Community
    services program through supervision, data quality assessment, chart/
    register review, spot check, other approaches
  • To support the
    Community Services Manager in writing technical program documents
    including, quarterly/annual reports, best practices, lessons learned and
    other relevant documents
  • To support dissemination of MDHs’
    Community services program outcomes via abstracts, posters, manuscripts,
    policy briefs and presentations.
  • Promote a culture of high
    performance, commitment, frequent monitoring, and accountability towards
    outcomes at an individual level and collectively as a team at the
    council/regional/ MDH unit level
  • To support and advise Community
    Services Manager on all community program issues and perform other
    relevant duties as assigned by the Community Services Manager.
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Requirements, Education, work experience and skills:

  • Bachelor degree in Medicine, Nursing or other related health field.
  • Master’s degree in a health-related field is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of experience working on PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Programs.
  • Demonstrable competencies in HIV prevention programming, services and research.
  • Experience working with R/CHMTs, HFs and HCPs on health programs and services.
  • Fluent in both written and oral English and Swahili languages.

Interested candidates for the above position should visit MDH Recruitment Portal and submit your application before 27th November, 2023.


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