3 Job Opportunities At Tanzania Home Economics Association (TAHEA) – Various Posts
Nafasi Za Kazi Tanzania Home Economics Association. Tanzania Home Economics Association (TAHEA) is a national professional organization of nutritionist, home economics, agriculturists and other related social science professions.
TAHEA envisions ‘A democratic society with better living Conditions’; with the Mission to improve the socio-economic conditions of the society through advocacy and capacity building on agriculture, food and nutrition, health and environment in collaboration with other stakeholders.
TAHEA implements the ‘Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project in Dodoma and Iringa region. EpiC is a 5 years’ 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. TAHEA implements the project in Dodoma region and Iringa Regions.
TAHEA is seeking for qualified candidates to immediately fill the following vacancies below:-
Community Engagement Officers (1 Position)
The Community Engagement Officer under TAHEA will work in collaboration with Biomedical technical officer at regional levels and community in respective Council to implement HIV prevention program targeting population at risk, Vulnerable Adolescent Girls and Young women, female sex workers and MSM, she/he will monitor the implementation of the SBCC, structural and gender activities in compliance with the overall regional work plan.
S/he will play a key role in ensuring that the Community activities (SBCC, structural and gender activities) are conducted according to the National standards and EpiC standard operating procedures, and that beneficiaries receive quality services; s/he will also play a crucial role in supervising and building the capacity of Peer Educators, Navigators and mobilizers for effective and efficiently implementation of activities during outreach activities (mobile testing and moonlight approaches) for HTS provision.
She will be managing all community activities through conducting progress review meetings in monthly basis with all peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) and health care providers. She/he will be coordinating the case management team with health facilities and community for continuum of care. Also, will be responsible in monitoring Gender based/Intimate partners Violence cases includes status of referral and linkages. The Community Engagement Officer will report to the Program Manager.
Main Roles & Responsibilities
- Supervising and Managing all peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators), by making sure community activities are well planned and implemented to facilitate Comprehensive HIV service provision (HTS, PrEP, HIVST, TB, GBV and Family planning)
- Supervision of HTS service including mobile testing, self-testing and index testing to reach key population
- Supporting AGYW/FSW/MSM Peer (Educators mobilizers, navigators) to roll out SBCC Training among AGYW/FSW/MSM in respective community
- Supporting Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) during Community works including demand creation, group education, individual education, outreach services for bot moonlight and mobile testing and client’s referrals and linkages
- Supervising and supporting formation of PrEP groups in the project by making sure groups are managed by the team members for sustainability in working area.
- Supervising and monitoring community activities includes SBCC activities to ensure Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) have all required tools etc.
- Work in collaborative with LGAs in managing community engagement portfolio
- Coordinate and support the Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to implement and monitor the timely implementation of comprehensive HIV services and provision of friendly services to all KVP clients
- Manage peer educators and peer navigator to ensure proper planning and implementation of community engagement related activities like demand creation, group, and individual education sessions
- Support PEs to ensure that vulnerability index tool administered and filed for all AGYW enrolled in the project.
- Support establishment of case management team in conjunction with health facility
- Work with project and district officials to facilitate community engagement trainings to, peer educators and navigators and other relevant training required.
- Support integration of HTS with other biomedical and behavioral intervention to key population.
- Establish effective work relationship with other stakeholders and CHMT partners on program activities
- Work with Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to identify and link KVP clients to other implementing partners for psychosocial support.
- Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently and in an integrated manner
Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Reporting
- Prepare monthly and weekly route plan for the project to reach targeted population. Prepare document experiences, briefs, and success stories
- Monitor Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) and Providers implement plans and progress of community engagement portfolio as per project targets
- Provide weekly update and monthly report to Program Manager.
- Conducting weekly performance for Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to assess performance and share area of improvement
- Working closely with the Data Manager to evaluate data and program progress.
- Conducting monthly meetings with Providers, Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to share progress in a specific month and plan for the next month
Qualifications and other requirements specific to the role
- Medical degree holders with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience working with KVP groups at the community level; or Bachelor’ degree in public health, social work or other related degree required, 3 to 5 years of relevant experience working with KVP at the community level.
- Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with the national KVP, youth and gender guidelines, standards and protocols.
- 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 working with LGA, NGOs, CBOs and health facilities to implement public health projects , 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.
Linkage and Case Management Officer (1 Position)
The Case Manager will work with Community technical officer and biomedical officers to implement HIV prevention program targeting population at risk in the region. He/she will work with team to reach, serve and maintain Vulnerable Adolescent Girls and Young women, female sex workers and MSM, s/he will monitor the implementation of case linkages during the process of pre counselling, post counselling as well as linkages of positive diagnosed KVP to care and treatment Centre.
Will monitor all activities related to community ART initiation, case retention to care of all identified, diagnosed HIV positive clients as well as returning to care of all clients who missed appointment and lost to follow. She/he will be responsible in making sure that all Navigation process are well established, conducted and maintained according to Care and treatment standards.
He/she will play a key role in ensuring that client centered approach is well observed and adhered during service provision to KVP positive clients. He/she will make sure KVP HIV positive clients are linked to structural intervention for economic strengthening activities and managing gender issues.
She/he will also play a crucial role in supervising and building the capacity of Peer navigators of key and vulnerable population through conducting progress review meetings in monthly basis. She/he will be coordinating the case management team with health facilities and community for continuum of care.
Also, will be responsible in monitoring Gender based/Intimate partners Violence cases includes status of referral and linkages. Case Manager will report to Program Manager and work closely with the Regional Biomedical technical advisor.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Liaise with Districts Community-Based HIV coordinator (DCBHCO)
- Liaise with facilities and peer navigators for enrolment of clients from the community
- Liaise with facilities for retention of clients on ART and provide feedback to facilities
- Manage Client Appointment and ART Refill
- Manage and Track Missed appointment
- Support community-based ART services by managing appointments for refills
- Manage lost to follow and return to care
- Provide mentorship to peer navigators
- Act as a link between peer navigators and facilities
- Supervise peer navigation teams
- Facilitate post GBV linkages and track feedback for GBV survivors
- Tracking and reporting of all completed and non-completed referrals (GBV, STI, HTS AGYW, FP etc)
- Daily follow up on cases management by the team, from each service delivery point in close relationship with Biomedical field officer
- Reconcile and compile data into the regional tracking register and the regional partner listing and outcome register, and maintain it on weekly basis
- Follow up on all open cases who do not have an outcome yet and ensure that all escorted / tracked beneficiaries receive an outcome
- Conduct sites visits for at least 70% of the time
- Working with Data manager/M&E Officer to report tracking and partner listing and outcome data to the MER team in the region using referral from feedback
- Prepare weekly and monthly reports related to tracking services and partner notification and success stories, as needed
- Participate in meetings at CSO level and related CHMTs meetings
- Document best practices for linkage for KVP
- Perform other duties as assigned by line manager
Qualifications and other requirements specific to the role
Qualifications and experience
- Diploma or bachelor’s degree in clinical management, nursing, social work, counselling and psychology
- At least one-year experience in case management for community-based HIV services.
- Prior experience in working with literate and non-literate audiences; experience in participatory methods
- Experience on KVP program is an added advantage
- Experience in supervising a field team
- Interpersonal skills
- Good communication skills
- Ability to work in a team
- Computer skills in basic applications example Ms excel, Ms word etc.
Biomedical Technical Officers (1 Position)
Biomedical Technical Officer (BTO) will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of EPIC Project biomedical services in Kondoa Town and Kondoa District councils. He/she will work closely with Central team, RHMT and CHMT to ensure provision of high-quality biomedical services including HIVST, PrEP, HTS, Family planning, Screening and referral for STIs, Gender Based Violence and TB. Also, in coordinating linkages and adherence support for HIV care and treatment to clients in their assigned council
Roles and Responsibilities:
- To participate in the Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHP) meetings and ensure USAID EPIC activities are included in the respective CCHP.
- Liaise with Community Engagement Officers to map hotspots and develop a directory of all hotspots where beneficiaries are found at the council level.
- Conduct weekly review of the list of index developed by service providers and ensure all the providers conduct index testing services with fidelity (index sexual Partners/contacts elicitation and tracing).
Coordination and Supervision:
- With support from the Project Manager & DMO’s office, he/she will be responsible to liaise with DMOs office to secure Government biomedical providers who will provide biomedical services at the community level respectively.
- Actively participate into development of monthly operation plans in close collaboration with community engagement officers for targeted and focused HTS outreaches to the mapped hotspot areas and reach KVPs
- Assist in organizing training/orientation to biomedical providers to be engaged in USAID EPIC monthly operation plans and maintain the list of Service Providers working with USAID EPIC project.
- Monitor and coordinate community-facility referral and linkages services for health related services including care and treatment, Family planning, STI & TB screening and treatment, and GBV services
- Liaise with DACC and the DMO office to obtain commodities, supplies and government M&E Tools for Biomedical services.
- Supervise biomedical providers and ensure monthly planned activities are implemented and all Service Providers are reaching their allotted targets with fidelity.
- Provide technical support and mentorship to the biomedical services providers within the assigned districts in order to ensure they meet standard of performance as per the government guidelines and project SOPs (including IQC/EQC and proficiency test).
- Work closely with the CHMT members in performance monitoring, joint supportive field supervision at the site/council level and ensure the outcomes of the visits clearly documented and recommendations implemented.
- Jointly work with facility implementing partners at the council level to develop a sound Bi-directional referral network but also quality of services is provided to KVPs.
- Ensure all service providers properly fill all required National and Project M&E tools and timely submission of service reports appropriately, including monthly summary reports to the catchment health facilities.
- Ensure council service providers are reporting their daily performance through WhatsApp groups and other agreed channels for real time data.
- Develop and timely share daily/weekly updates and monthly reports for all biomedical services
Qualification and experience
- At least 3-5 years’ experience working in KVP-focused, HIV/AIDS Community projects.
- A certified clinician with good experience in HIV/AIDS programs, a sounding knowledge on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
- Possessing a medical degree will be an added advantage.
- A good team player with demonstrated skills and experience in leading and coaching the team.
- Ability to network and maintain professional relationship with the LGAs and other stakeholders at the Council level.
- Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in both English and Kiswahili
- Good understanding of council level healthcare system
- Flexible to work beyond normal working hours.
Method of Application & Instructions:
- Application are to be lodged through email: [email protected]
- Candidates are required to mention the ‘Position Title’ on the subject line of the e-mail.
- All applicants MUST attach cover letter and their updated Curriculum Vitae with certified copies of academic certificates in ONE file as supporting documents to their
- All applications should be submitted not later than 16:00 HRS on Friday, 18thFebruary, 2022