PEDIATRIC HIV ADVISOR at MDH

Position: PEDIATRIC HIV ADVISOR- 2 posts –  NJOMBE & TUNDURU 

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to addressing public health priorities of Tanzania and the world at large. The priorities include HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, 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, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; as academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following vacancies which will require significant fieldwork and travel up to 80% of the time.

Reports to: REGIONAL TECHNICAL MANAGER

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Lead and oversee the planning, implementation, and M&E of Paediatric HIV services under the USAID Boresha Afya – Southern Zone Program, in her/his respective council(s).
  • Lead implementation of key program initiatives – in her/his unit – to address program, donor and national priorities – such as Focused PITC, index HIV testing and accelerating children’s initiated on treatment (ACT) – in line with national guidelines.
  • Provide TA to the R/CHMT and HFs in planning, implementation, M&E, and reporting of Paediatric HIV services.
  • Ensures that supported facilities implement an integrated and comprehensive package of Pediatric HIV services at all levels through various activities and support national and global priorities in Pediatric HIV.
  • Support the capacity building activities in collaboration with R/CHMTs to identify training/mentorship needs at the supported facilities and organize training/mentorship program for facilities level staff using currently recommended national curriculums.
  • Ensure timely collection and submission of Paediatric HIV data as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Lead efforts to robustly analyze and utilize Paediatric HIV data to inform plans, priorities and resource allocation.
  • Lead efforts to identify gaps in Paediatric HIV, design and implement CQI initiatives to address the gaps identified.
  • Organize and support routine meetings with key project stakeholders to share, monitor and evaluate project progress towards assigned targets.
  • Prepare timely quarterly and annually narrative reports, best practices, lessons learned and other relevant documents on Paediatric HIV services as assigned by the line manager.
  • Support and advise the line manager on all Pediatric HIV issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the line manager.
  • Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications

  • Basic degree in Medicine or Nursing.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing public health programs/ services.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in managing Pediatric HIV Programs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates for any of the above positions should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for and district, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work-related referees.  MDH doesn’t have any agents and doesn’t charge any fees to the interested candidates.

Applications should be submitted by 21st August 2019, to the Director of Human Resource through e-mail hr@mdh-tz.org  or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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