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AJIRALEO TANZANIA
MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL
Jobs in Tanzania: New Job Vacancies at Medical Teams International, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Job Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH SUPERVISORS (4) POSITIONS
Reports to RCH Officer
Job Summary
The Community Health Supervisor will supervise the day-to-day implementation of community-based activities of Health Information Teams (HITs) under the leadership of Reproductive Child Health Officer (RCH Officer). The supervisors will support RCH Officer in the liaison of all community activities, and community to health facilities referrals. He/she will provide technical assistance in planning and implementation of HIT trainings in close consultation with RCH Officer. He/she will support and guide project implementation in accordance with policies of the Ministry of Health and MTI and provide feedback to line manager on a monthly basis or as required.
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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide supportive supervision, coaching, and mentoring of all HITs and ensure that they develop weekly/monthly work plans under the leadership of RCHO
  • Serve as technical assistant or support to referral facilities when necessary.
  • Know and understand the project community health indicators as well as monitor those indicators.
  • If relevant, ensure that community supplies for HITs are timely procured and distributed to avoid potential stock-out.
  • Take advantage and participate in related community level meetings during implementation under the guidance of RCHO
  • Address attitudes towards best practices and strengthen social support and care seeking measures.
  • Under the guidance of RCHO, organize regular meetings with HITs to promulgate Disease Prevention Messages and rehearse/refresh them on their role regarding prevention of leading morbidity in the community.
  • Promote national preventive (eg. Vaccination) campaigns where feasible.
  • Delegate some responsibilities to appropriate HIT team leaders to act.
  • Support RCHO in writing monthly reports on all activities including meetings of communities, trainings conducted or attended, and a summary of HITs reports.
  • Ensures direct reports have the logistics and stationary supplies needed to perform their work
  • Collect and review reporting forms weekly, ensuring quality data is being received
  • Conduct daily and weekly trainings and refreshers on health messaging priorities
  • Provide supportive supervision visits to at least 10 HITs every week
  • Conduct spot checks on household understanding of messages following household visits weekly
  • Assess security situation and adapt plans, give staff updates as needed
  • Attend and represent HIT program in camp coordination meetings, using information to set priority messaging for HITs
  • Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
Diploma in Public Health, Social Sciences or Community Development
Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or Community Development
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EXPERIENCE
Community work experience with an International NGO
Minimum 2 years of experience in data capture is required
Experience working in a health setting and with HIS/HMIS is an added advantage
Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE
Basic knowledge of data management best practices
Basic knowledge of health data analysis
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SKILLS
Must be able to exercise considerable initiative
Ability to independently plan, organize and follow actionable tasks
Ability to work flexible schedule and weekends as needed
Strong interpersonal skills

ABILITIES
Ability to understand and speak local language
Ability to think and plan beyond immediate needs
Ability to consistently communication professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow up on planned actions from supervisor
Analytical with strong attention to detail
Ability to act with integrity and maintain the highest ethical standards
Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

Documents to be attached with application
  • CV/Resume (in English)
  • Birth Certificate or National ID or Passport (Provide only one document)
  • Academic Certificate
  • Registration Certificate from Pharmacy Council of Tanzania
  • Recommendation Letter from previous employer
  • Copy of police report or letter of good character from local government
  • Copy of Certificate of Service from previous employer
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their Application letter and CV ONLY saved as your name (Surname FirstName) in PDF or Word ONLY with subject as COMMUNITY HEALTH SUPERVISOR ” , including 3 work related referees to [email protected]
Indicate your Salary expectation/ current or previous salary/Notice Period at the bottom of your CV
INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE: COMMUNITY HEALTH SUPERVISOR
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12th December 2019 5.00PM.