Sunday, 15 May 2022

New Job Opportunity at FHI 360 Tanzania, Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Sunday, 15 May 2022
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Location: Tanzania (Any).
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries. 
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below....
Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement (COVID 19)
Currently, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill in Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement (COVID 19) – Dar es salaam for its EpiC project in Tanzania.

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.

Job Description
Overseeing and coordinating community-based activities to reach KVP with HIV prevention and other services to reduce their vulnerability to HIV, COVID-19 and other infections. Serving as lead technical expert responsible for all activities within communities to generate demand for services, creating safer environments for KVP, and addressing structural drivers and contextual factors that place vulnerable groups at risk of HIV, COVID and gender-based violence (GBV). Also ensuring all activities reaching KVP are implemented in line with GoT, USAID/PEPFAR and EpiC guidelines and standards.

Main Function/Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design and implementation of comprehensive strategies for reaching KVP and AGYW and generating demand for services, including peer navigation, strategic behavior change communication and other effective strategies for reaching vulnerable groups.
  • Support capacity of local community-based implementing partners in identifying and engagement KVP who are most vulnerable to HIV, COVID-19 and other infections through the application of individual vulnerability tools, peer navigation, and identification of safe spaces.
  • Build capacity of local community-based implementing partners to conduct outreach to KVP, strengthen demand generation and service provision for these groups.
  • Liaise with GoT counterparts, service providers, implementing partners and stakeholders to ensure activities are well-coordinated with other national and regional programs.
  • Ensure KVP and AGYW strategies are in alignment with USAID/PEPFAR, GoT and EpiC standards, protocols and guidelines.
  • Develop and/or contribute to technical briefs, reports, guidelines and other materials.
  • Other duties as assigned
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Minimum Requirements
  • Medical degree with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience working with KVP groups at the community level; or Master’s degree in public health, social work with 7 to 9 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree with 9-11 yrs similar experience.
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with the national KVP, youth and gender guidelines, standards, and protocols.
  • Familiarity with Tanzania public health sector at multiple levels; experience working with GoT stakeholders.
  • Familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs.
  • Experience in programs serving KVP and addressing gender norms. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of KVP and other vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in technical capacity building of Tanzanian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs), especially those working with vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
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How to Apply:

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may apply online by uploading his/her Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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