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AJIRA LEO
SHDEPHA
FACILITY BASED HEALTH AND HIV OFFICER (1 Position)
POSITION:
FACILITY BASED HEALTH AND HIV OFFICER (1 Position)
LOCATION: KAHAMA/ USHETU/ MSALALA DC
REPORTS TO: PROGRAM MANAGER
CONTRACT DURATION: 12 MONTHS (RENEWABLE)
POSITION SUMMARY:
The overall objective of this position is to contribute towards strategic service delivery to OVCs and their caregivers, address critical barriers to service access, uptake, and adherence to scale up impact service delivery, advance progress towards 95-95-95 goals and improve health and social outcomes among OVC and their families.
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The job holder will ensure sound and vibrant bi-directional referral and linkage system, improved case identification, linkages to ART and Viral Load suppression among Children and Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS.

Roles & Responsibilities:
· Offer OVC program enrollment to newly identified A/CLHIV and HIV exposed children and conduct comprehensive needs assessment.
· Ensure the facility to have an updated enrollment register that demonstrate the cascade of enrollment of CLHIV at the CTC.
· Identify HIV Exposed Infants to be Enrolled at facility and ensure follow up of their Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) test, retention to care and final outcome test.
· Work with facility to ensure elicitation of contacts of A/CLHIV under ACHIEVE project and ensuring HIV testing of the elicited contacts.
· Support Community Health Worker (CHW) to work with the CTCs to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointments, enroll them into ACHIEVE Project, and link them back to CTCs.
· Support CCWs to conduct HIV risk assessments for OVC during case management; refer and link at risk OVC to HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC).
· Support Early Childhood Development (ECD) corners at the health facility
· Support CCWs to strengthen the capacity of caregivers to support HIV positive OVC and ensure CCWs refer HIV positive OVC and caregivers to PLHIV support groups.
· Support the establishment of a bi-directional referral system to monitor beneficiaries through the HIV continuum of care as well as service completion for other health and social services.
· Monitor implementation, bottlenecks, performance metrics of the bi-directional referral system; pro-actively offer solutions, conduct quality improvement activities, and implement adjustments to improve referral outcomes.
· Participate in quarterly council level quality improvement meetings with relevant bi-directional referral system stakeholders; ensure actions from the meetings are implemented and the bi-directional referral system is improved.
· Work with the facility data clerk and M&E officer to ensure all bi-directional referral data and CTC2 database are accurate and produced weekly; use data for decision-making.
· Lead the development of a service directory for health, nutrition, and HIV services in implementation area; update the directory at least once a year.
· Support CCWs to conduct nutrition activities, including nutrition assessments, counseling, and linkage to other nutrition service providers.
· Provide continuous supportive supervision to CCWs to ensure provision of health-related services and referrals and linkages to beneficiaries.
· Submit timely updates to the Program Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.
· Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication.
· Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Manager.
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Minimum required Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Education:

· MUST be Diploma holder in Clinical Medicine or Nursing.
· Bachelor’s degree or higher in medicine or nursing will be an added advantage.
Skills:
· Good understanding of Government of Tanzania health policies.
· Strong M&E skills and experience in strategic information.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English including excellent training skills in working with adult learner leaners, particularly at the community level.
· Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed without constantly or close supervision
· Demonstrate leadership and team building skills.
· Diplomacy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex priorities.
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Experience:
· At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming. Experience in implementation of community programs in health/HIV, MNCH, TB/Malaria etc., is preferred.
· Experienced with PEPFAR 3.0 funded project in Tanzania.
· Experience implementing program and donor regulations, systems, and procedures.
· Experience in an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach in development and social work.
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HOW TO APPLY: -
If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV& Certificates 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 15.30pm on Tuesday 12th October 2021 the subject line of your job application email should mention the ‘Position Title and Project code/name-AS APPREAD IN ADVERTISMENT (EpiC OR ACHIEVE’) on the subject line of the e-mail.
All correspondences and applications should be emailed to:
recruitments@shdepha.org

SHDEPHA+ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on Age, race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee Organization, or other non-merit factors.

SHDEPHA+ is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”

Any Applicant attempting or communicating to SHDEPHA+ Management or Staff through phone calls, SMS, text emails and other means will automatically be disqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channelled to the provided official correspondence email above
SHDEPHA+ regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
For more information about the organization, please visit https://www.shdepha-kahama.com/