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3 New Job Vacancies at HJFMRI Tanzania November, 2021 - Various Posts

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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at HJF Medical Research International, Inc. (HJFMRI) 2021




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. HJFMRI-T currently focuses specifically on four regions in the Southern Highlands Zone, namely Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, and Songwe. The program also supports TPDF to implement comprehensive HIV prevention care and treatment program in 21 sites throughout the country.
HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the jobs positions below...
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Employment opportunities 2021:

Job Title: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Pro­gram Officer, TPDF Program
Reports to
: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Tech­nical Advisor, TPDF Program
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Job Summary
Under the supervision of the CQI Advisor, the Program Officer will support the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of CQI activities in WRP-T supported TPDF health facilities in Tanza­nia mainland and Zanzibar. The Program Officer will play a key role in ensuring program activities are carried out in alignment with the current Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar guidelines. He/she will take on responsibilities in terms of providing regular supportive supervision and remediation plans for gaps identified at health facilities. S/he will assist facility CQI teams and work improvement teams in identifying gaps and utilizing CQI approaches to address them as well as conducting basic M&E activities to monitor CQI indicators. The Program Officer will be based at the WRP-T, TPDF program office in Dar es Salaam with regular travel to program sites across 16 regions and Zanzibar.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate HIV related Quality Improvement (Ql) activi­ties within the program supported health facilities and R/ CHMTs.
  • Work in close collaboration with CQI focal person (Chair­
  • person, secretaries and facility in charges) coordinators at the Regional Medical Office, and assure consistency of HIV care and treatment services in supported sites as per established national guidelines
  • Collaborate with HJFMRI technical leads, other program staff and supported facilities to implement and maintain an effective and coordinated approach to supportive su­pervision
  • Plan and organize the comprehensive quarterly support­ive supervision visits
  • Support the coordination and implementation of sup­portive supervision, mentorship and remediation visits in close collaboration with different departments and CQI Advisor
  • Effectively collaborate with field based WRP/HJFMRI clin­ical team and health facilities CQI teams to analyze gaps and challenges identified during supportive supervision visits and subsequently provide technical assistance for remediation/action plans
  • Monitor the activities of CQI teams at health facility and outreach partner level and communicate with the teams on a regular basis
  • Conduct close monitoring and analysis of selected CQI indicators and communicate with other program depart­ments and health facilities.
  • Receive Ql reports from facilities on a monthly basis, analyze the reports and provide feedback to the direct supervisor and the CQI teams.
  • Ensure that the electronic reporting tool for selected CQI indicators is filled in a timely manner and provide tech­nical assistance to complete the monthly reports where necessary
  • Conduct regular coaching sessions for CQI at facility lev­el, targeting the facility CQI teams
  • Facilitate and participate in site visits to assess the prog­ress in CQI implementation at partner level and identify way forward to deal with challenges
  • Work with field based clinical teams to provide on-site Ql consultations and coaching to supported sites using information gathered during assessments so that results are used to effect changes in HIV clinical practice.
  • Any other duties to support the program as assigned from time to time

Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Ensure availability and use of the national and interna­tional policies, guidelines, training manuals, recording and reporting tools and information, education and com­munication materials that relate to the Quality Improve­ment Program/lnitiative
  • Periodically measure and improve the quality of HIV/AIDS and related care be it through supportive supervision and / or other available means
  • Be involved in the development of clinical program qual­ity indicators and track them over time, using the results for remediation of gaps and challenges
  • Support the facilitation of Ql meetings at regional and dis­trict levels, notably for program staff and representatives of medical and outreach partners
  • Collaborate with RHMT and CHMT to identify CQI imple­mentation gaps and support the development of evi­dence based interventions to rectify and maintain quality HIV &AIDS services.
  • Communicate best practices and updates to ensure con­sistency in the program application and to maximize ef­fectiveness in overall program implementation and man­agement • Participate in Ql meetings at local and national level
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Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in medicine or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of experience in clinical medicine
  • Previous exposure to the planning and implementing HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs is an added ad­vantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge in CQI principles and skills used in Tanzania HIV and AIDS clinical and community services provision.
  • Prior experience in coordinating and implementing CQI activities in HIV and AIDS project activities is required.
  • Clear understanding of Tanzanian health structure and system
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication

Job Title: HIV Care and Treatment Program Officer, TPDF Program- 2 Positions
Reports to:
HIV Care and Treatment Technical Advisor
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the C&T Technical Advisor, the Program Officer will support the coordination and monitoring of the imple­mentation of HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities at WRP-T supported TPDF health facilities in Tanzania mainland and Zanzi­bar. The Program Officer will play a key role in ensuring program activities are carried out in alignment with the current Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar guidelines. He/she will take on responsi­bilities in terms of providing regular supportive supervision and remediation plans for gaps identified at health facilities. S/he will assist in identifying and supporting capacity development of facil­ity staff, as well as conducting basic M&E activities to monitor HIV care and treatment programs. The Program Officer will be based at the WRP-T, TPDF program office in Dar es Salaam with regular travel to program sites across 16 regions and Zanzibar.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with TPDF health facilities to coordinate program planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT ac­tivities, early infant diagnosis (EID), TB/HIV collaborative activities, as well as VMMC activities at facility level and through outreach activities
  • Build the capacity of health care workers and facilities by performing regular supportive supervision, mentorship
  • and technical assistance visits at HJFMRI supported Care and Treatment facilities in line with project objectives and MoHCDGEC guidelines and in cooperation with TPDF HQ
  • Collaborate with facility staff, expert clients and commu­nity based HIV services providers to strengthen linkages of clients into care and treatment, PMTCT and EID
  • Facilitate and provide overall leadership and sound ad­vice at facility and community settings and improve client adherence to ART
  • Work with the M&E team to ensure availability of M&E tools and their correct use for data recording and report­ing
  • Liaise with the M&E team to ensure that program com­ponents are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting)
  • Ensure quality implementation, achievement of results for program activities and collaborate with other HJFMRI TPDF and SHZ program staff to ensure effective team­work
  • Timely activity and trip report writing and support tech­nical advisors in preparation of quarterly narrative and other reports as may be required
  • Perform any other assignment or duties that may be re­quired to support the general program
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  • Medical Degree is mandatory from a recognized insti­tution and must be registered with the relevant profes­sional body in Tanzania; a postgraduate training in public health or infectious diseases will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience work­ing in HIV/AIDS care and treatment or research programs
  • Experience and knowledge of PEPFAR program imple­mentation
  • Some knowledge of the current developments and best practices in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required
  • Basic competency with Computer Applications [Word, Ex­cel, PowerPoint]
  • Up to 60% travel required

Key personal competences:

  • Self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Proven ability for program coordination, data analysis and report writing; ability to troubleshoot
  • Dynamic, persuasive and convincing
  • Excellent interpersonal Skills

Method of Application
Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/ EMS/DHL/ or any reliable Courier to Senior Manager, Human Re­sources, 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. . Applications that are hand-de­livered will not be accepted. The deadline for applying is De­cember 15th, 2021. As detailed in the job description(s) below, those who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.
HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer

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