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TB/HIV & Nutrition Program Advisor New Job at HJFMRI Tanzania | Deadline: 26th November, 2019

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Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI)
Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Jobs Vacancies at HJF Medical Research International, Inc. (HJFMRI) 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Position: TB/HIV & Nutrition Program Advisor
Job Summary
HJFMRI is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of TB/HIV & Nutrition Program Advisor
Job Description
Reports to: Associate Director; Clinical Services
Location: Mbeya
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew

General Overview:
The purpose of this position is to provide clinical advice and direction in the implementation and scaling-up of quality TB/HIV services within CTCs. In addition the position will be responsible for providing advice on medical nutrition in HIV services in general

The Program Advisor for TB/HIV & Nutrition will be part of a team of experts whose areas of work will include: strategic scaling up of TB/HIV services including prevention of TB infections among People Living with HIV (PLHIV), Providing advice at facilities and community services level on aspects of nutrition for PLHIV including maternal and pediatric nutrition.
The TB/HIV & Nutrition Program Advisor position will be based in Mbeya with frequent travels to Rukwa, Katavi, Songwe and Mbeya (all districts) regions and limited travels to Dar es Salaam.
The position reports to the Associate Director for Clinical Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serves as a key advisor on TB/HIV and Nutrition services and activities, including the treatment and medical management and prevention of both TB and malnutrition for persons co-infected with TB and HIV.
  • Planning of TB/HIV and Nutrition activities in the supported regions, including allocation of targets and budgets.
  • Coordinate the implementation and expansion of TB/HIV & Nutrition services in all the supported regions in the SHZ.
  • Offering technical support to partner Districts/Health Facilities to provide Diagnostic and Treatment services for TB/HIV co-infection
  • Conduct supportive supervision to ensure achievement of program objectives, and targets.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation and a broad range of agency- funded TB/HIV and Nutrition program activities and studies required to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for aids Relief (PEPFAR) in the zone
  • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with regional MOH and District health entities including Regional TB Coordinators and TB/HIV Coordinators in the regions responsible for implementing the national TB/HIV program.
  • Responsible for coordinating linkage of facilities to services not available at the site, e.g. Diagnostics, specialist consultations and Medical nutrition interventions.
  • Participate in staff capacity building and promotion of best practices through trainings, CMEs, to ensure high standards of care in all the sites.
  • Conduct mentorship support to the sites as per need.
  • Provide inputs on TB/HIV and nutrition support for program requirements during COP planning and for program partners’ plans and budgets.
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners in planning, budgeting and supervision for TB/HIV and Nutrition activities.
  • Integration of Quality Improvement activities into TB/HIV and nutrition related activities at facility
  • Participate in the preparation TB/HIV and Nutrition related of documents, guidelines, reports and related policies at zonal and national level.
  • Share with relevant National and International partners on achievements and challenges in TB/HIV and Nutrition programs
  • Undertakes periodic review of implementation and operation of monitoring and reporting mechanism (SAPR and APR); including preparation of best practices and lessons learned.
  • To perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
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Requirements:
  • Medical degree preferably with Masters in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree
  • Minimum three years’ experience working with TB/HIV programs or public health program activities is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in the TB and HIV/AIDS issues including medical management of co- infections and resistant strains of TB, care and support, counseling and interventions, testing, and treatment, policies and regulations applicable to national TB/HIV program is required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with nutritional interventions in HIV care services.
  • Proven interpersonal skills in working effectively as a member of a team or independently
  • Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with multiple government agencies, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sector.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to write technical documents and give state-of-the-art presentations
  • Willingness to travel in Southern highlands up to 50% of the time
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English
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HOW TO APPLY
To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. CVs should not include any reference to marital status, birthplace, or tribal and/or religious affiliations. Any CVs containing this information will not be considered for employment. Hand delivery applications will not be accepted. Deadline for submission of the application is November 26th 2019. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed in the job description below will not be considered.


Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable courier to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya, or transmitted by email to: [email protected].