5 New Jobs Vacancies at HJF Medical Research International (HJFMRI) - Community Program Management Officers

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HJF Medical Research International (HJFMRI)
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at HJF Medical Research International, Inc. (HJFMRI) 2020
About HJFMRI Tanzania Program The Walter Reed Program Tanzania (WRP-T) is a collaborative effort that supports PEPFAR-funded HIV prevention and treatment activities in the Southern Highlands and within the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF). HJF Medical Research International, Inc Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is a local non-profit that has supported these efforts since 2004 for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). PEPFAR activities are conducted in close collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; and the President’s Office of the Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), through the Regional and Council Health Management Teams.

HJFMRI-T HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) providing care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS and has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS programming, providing resources, personnel, and services to the Southern Highlands Zone. The program has expanded from supporting the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital to becoming a hub for anti-retroviral treatment in the Zone; to community support through decentralized services, with the overall objective of implementing research, clinical HIV, prevention, care, and treatment services. 
HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Community Program Management Officers ( 5 Positions)
Reports to: Regional Technical Coordinator
Location: Mbeya (2) Songwe (1), Katavi (2)
General Overview:
The Community Program Management Officer (CPMO) will be responsible for technical program leadership to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all program deliverables generated and achieved in the Region/District.

The CPMO is the focal person for the community program implementation at the District level and will coordinate and ensure high quality program service deliveries. The CPMO work under supervision of Prevention Advisor and collaborate with Program Technical Leads/Advisors to manage design and implement HIV and AIDS program components and ensure adherence to PEPFAR, Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) and HJFMRI/MHRP’s standards of HIV and AIDS Programming. S/he will facilitate the development, modification, and/or adaptation of appropriate community services strategies, with the goal of improving both clinical and community access to and use of services. The CPMO is expected to collaborate across technical areas to strengthen linkages for the continuum response from sexual prevention, Gender Based Violence, HIV Testing Services (HTS) to Care. S/he will build the capacity of local partner organizations and HJFMRI staff to deliver high-quality community based services in the assigned districts in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the overall design, implementation and management of the HJFMRI/MHRP’s program activities being implemented by the outreach partners;  Liaise and consult regularly with the relevant authorities, partner organizations, health facilities, community leaders and beneficiaries in relation to the planning, design and implementation of HJFMRI/WRP and partner activities;
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) in planning, implementing and evaluating activities undertaken by Outreach partners in the region;
  • Support the development of integrated, innovative and gender sensitive interventions for the provision of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for key populations and priority populations and their sexual partners;
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to Clinical staffs, Strategic information officers (SIs), Lab and Research officers, HJFMRI/MHRP’s partners staff on provision of comprehensive community services; active, effective and well documented referrals for both facility and community based services in the Region;
  • Ensure well alignment and synergies of program activities HIJFMRI/MHRP’s program implementation areas and ensure that there is no overlap of activities among HJFMRI/MHRP’s outreach partners and other HIV and AIDS implementing partners;
  • Ensure compliance and adherence of Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) HIV and AIDS guidelines and policies;
  • Facilitate and provide overall leadership and sound advice at facility and community settings and improve client adherence to ART, tracing of MISSAP, and LTFU.
  • Build the capacity of the partner organizations and government technical staff to deliver high-quality community based services;
  • Provide on-going support through coaching, supervision visits and mentoring to partner organizations and HJFMRI/WRP staff in implementing community/outreach based activities;
  • Document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches in the district; Develop and maintain good working relationships with other implementing partners, governmental and non-governmental, within the region;
  • Provide leadership to outreach program officers in the Region and encourage teamwork spirit;
  • Provide ongoing leadership, training and guidance to Outreach Partners’ Program Staff and volunteers to ensure HIV programming and implementation meets MoHCDGEC standards;
  • Ensure ongoing training and service delivery activities are monitored, evaluated, documented and disseminated to relevant stakeholders;
  • Identify, document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches both within and outside of HJFMRI;
  • Collect and review program and financial reports from partners on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis and submit it to relevant levels;
  • Liaise with the M&E Department to ensure that outreach program components are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting);
  • Travel within the assigned Region/District/or Sothern Highlands for the purpose of program management, continued service development, implementation and evaluation of service delivery;
  • Perform any other duties assigned in the general support of the program.
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  • Degree in Social Sciences and behavioral sciences (e.g. public health, epidemiology, education/educational psychology, social work, nursing, etc.)or Advanced Diploma in health/counseling/ psychology/ social work or other HIV and AIDS related discipline and/or postgraduate training in Public or Community Development or relevant Discipline;
  • Medical background is an added advantage;
  • Minimum of three years experience in managing HIV program, particularly community outreach programs including HIV Testing and Counseling, Palliative Care/HBC and IEC/Behavioral Change Communication and OVC support or impact mitigation.
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects;
  • Experience working with NGOs, FBOs/CBOs at the community level; Knowledge of the current developments and best practices in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention, globally and in Tanzania;
  • Should be able to work under minimum supervision and able to mentor others;
  • Knowledge of proposal development, budgeting and reporting with excellent writing skills;
  • Good communication skills; ability to troubleshoot; ability to work independently;
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Internet, PowerPoint).
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Method of Application
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 sent through e-mail to

NOTE: 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 or religious affiliations. Any CVs containing this information will not be considered for employment”. Applications that are hand-delivered will not be accepted. The deadline for submitting the application is August 31st , 2020.
HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply.