New Job Dar es salaam at AMREF Health Africa – Tanzania, HIV Clinical ART Services Advisor | Deadline: 03rd March, 2019

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Jobs Tanzania: New Job Dar es salaam at AMREF Health Africa – Tanzania, HIV Clinical ART Services Advisor | Deadline: 03rd March, 2019
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SUMMARY:
Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is teaming up with the University of Maryland in Baltimore (UMB) to complement each other’s extensive expertise to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. The project which is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, branded as Afya Kamilifu Project will be implemented in Tanga region and Zanzibar Islands in collaboration and guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG).

With this Amref Health Africa Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for this project:
Position Title: HIV Clinical ART Services Advisor (1 post) 
Reports to: Project Director
Location: Dar Es Salaam
JOB SUMMARY
The Incumbent will support the delivery of comprehensive and quality HIV care and treatment services to achieve the 95-95-95 goals for the epidemic control. S/He will be responsible to integrate and advise on efficient aspects of all the treatment cascade portfolio to ensure a continuum and scaled up service delivery. S/He will collaborate with Regional Project Managers to oversee the work of HIV/AIDS Clinical Services officers. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Support project in the provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment service and technical assistance to the related clinical provider teams within Amref and the facilities supported
  • Provide guidance to Clinical ART officers and other program staff on innovative service delivery that will ensure all newly identified PLHIV are started and sustained on ART to achieve optimal viral suppression
  • Manage and analyses clinical data to a performance congruent and presentable manner to reflect program progress at a time
  • Provide guidance to R/CHMTs, health providers and regional teams on implementation of the recommended SDM including same day ART initiation and multi-month scripting, according to program and donor expectations
  • Advise on effective initiatives to ensure maximum ART adherence comprehensive patient monitoring interventions to ensure viral suppression is achieved according to the targets and donor expectations
  • Lead the implementation of Community ART program, ARV regimen transitioning and capacity building to clinicians on appropriate HIV/AIDS and Opportunistic Infections Management
  • Coordinate and supervise the regional/district HIV/AIDS clinical ART services officers in supported regions to accomplish their expected scopes of work
  • Participate in the work plan and budgetary development for the annual implementation and support recipients on the same
  • Provide training, mentorship, supportive supervision and clinical guidance to the recipient
  • Support the MoHCDGEC through NACP in development of training materials/curriculum, SOPs and Job Aids useful to the providers but according to the National guidelines and policies
  • Active participation in high-level national TWG for HIV care and treatment that contributes to improving national HIV care and treatment program.
  • Participate in District/Regional meetings relevant to the project and provide relevant technical contributions according to the guidelines and PEPFAR policies
  • Provide technical support to the recipient on appropriate clinical data collection process and reporting according to donor expectations
  • Participate in periodic program events (monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc) on all clinically related matters and provide relevant contribution
  • Provide technical assistance on linkage and retention approaches to address patient lost to follow up from clinical services
  • Participate in the relevant (National/PEPFAR/IPs/Stakeholders) meetings, reporting, presentation and representation and abstract development/evidence-based documentation and sharing routinely and as required
  • Participate in National level – guidelines, policy, SOPs developing meeting/forums related to clinical services as required
  • To facilitate the production of written documents including best practices and lessons learned.
  • Represent Amref at various meetings after obtaining prior approval
  • Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager or other Amref senior management teams.
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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • A doctor of medicine degree of health-related to MMED is required, other relevant masters degree are added advantage
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills.
  • At least 5 years of “hands-on experience” in HIV prevention, care, and treatment program in the resource-limited country and donor-funded programs
  • Experience working in public health NGO
  • Experience working with Local government and ministry of health
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and builder.
  • Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage

HOW TO APPLY
If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS March 3, 2019. All correspondences should be directed to: Email: [email protected].org.

Amref health Africa -Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy;
Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply.