12 Job Opportunities at SHDEPHA+ Kahama, Health and HIV Officer

12 Job Opportunities at SHDEPHA+ Kahama, Health and HIV Officer

 

BACKGROUND


Service, Health and Development for people living with HIV /AIDS (SHDEPHA+) is a national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO 8216, with the aim of mobilizing resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded beyond HIV/AIDS and related issues to other development interventions and now covers both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS with over 65 branches countrywide. Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing, and implementing its projects, though all branches share one constitution and registration. 

SHDEPHA+ Kahama, based in Kahama Municipal, is among the 65 branches, was launched in 1999 and started independent operations in 2002 has been working with both international and national donors, the local and central government and other stakeholders to work toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The organization works with the poor, key, and vulnerable groups including women, children, youth, people with special needs; and it gives special attention to the underserved and marginalized populations such as PLHV, FSW, and VAGYW.

 

HEALTH AND HIV OFFICER (HHO) (3 position)

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.

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:

  • Represent the SHDEPHA+ and coordinate with the Council Health Management Team regarding HIV and health related activities.
  • Hold monthly coordination meetings with Care & Treatment Centers (CTC) in implementation area to support shared confidentiality, facilitate case conferencing, improve the bi-directional referral system, and ensure HIV positive beneficiaries receive needed services.
  • Support Early Childhood Development (ECD) corners at targeted health facilities, including regular monitoring and supportive supervision.
  • Support the facilities to have an updated enrolment register at the facility that demonstrate the cascade of enrolment of CLHIV at the CTC.
  • Support Community Case Workers (CCWs) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointments, enrol 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 Counselling (HTC).
  • Schedule quarterly Sexual Reproductive Health Education outreaches to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), DREAMS Girls in school and organize HTC outreaches for adolescents with high-risk behaviors.
  • Work with Health Facility Implementing Partners to roll out a supplemental HIV curriculum to CCWs and ensure CCWs provide appropriate support to HIV positive OVC and caregivers.
  • 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 roll out of evidence-based curriculums relating to HIV (e.g., Steppingstone, Furaha Lifelong Parenting (Sinovuyo), Sexual Reproductive Health Education, Care for Child Development, etc.)
  • 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 M&E officer to ensure all bi-directional referral data 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, counselling, 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.

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.
  • Masters Degree in any professional field will be added as an 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.

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.

 

PROJECT MANAGER (1 position)

Job Objective:  To provide overall leadership and management of ACHIEVE Tanzania project implementation at council level and ensures efficient and effective linkages, collaboration, and networking with LGA authorities. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall technical, operational, and administrative support to project staff and promotes an organizational culture where policies and values are observed.
  • Oversee project budget including tracking spending, disallowed cost, approve travel request, staffs’ liquidation, reviews and approve all project expenses.
  • Responsible and accountable for timely, quality project implementation across all councils where the SHDEPHA+ is implementing.
  • Work in collaboration with DSWO, DMO, DACC, CHACC at district level and Pact technical coordinators at cluster level to ensure high quality project activities delivery.
  • Ensure preparation and timely completion and submission both financial and narrative reports (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual, and annual).
  • Work with Data and M&E Officers to ensure that appropriate data is obtained to produce high quality timely reports.
  • In collaboration with SHDEPHA+ management, mentors project staff (Case Management officer, Health and HIV Officer, Case Management Coordinator, DREAMS Officer etc.) as appropriate in project management, organizational development, and community development issues.
  • Supports performance of project staffs (Case Management officer, Health and HIV Officer, Case Management Coordinator, DREAMS Officer etc.) by proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive, and honest feedback, and coaching and identifying necessary staff development needs for direct reports.
  • Ensure staff are supported to deliver quality results in all project implementation activities.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance to the team members and models best practices; advises and trains other team members on, SHDEPHA+ policies, procedures, tools, and methodologies, as needed.
  • Represents ACHIEVE Tanzania Project in public events, stakeholders’ meetings and coordinate with other donor funded programs at council level.
  • Performs other related tasks as needed

 

Staff Management

  • Supervise, coach, and provide mentorship to the project staff.
  • Assist in the recruitment of project staff (as and when required) Manage the performance of the project staff.
  • Develop plans for capacity-building of the project team to enable the team to be more self standing in the future.
  • Support effective communications and joint working within the team and with other teams across the organization.

Fundraising

  • Identify and discuss with the Management team of any potential future funding opportunities which present themselves in the country and provide advice on their suitability and potential alignment with the SHDEPHA+ strategic direction.
  • Initiate and participate in developing funding proposals Other Ad-hoc Tasks Be cognizant of the wider implications of the project, working effectively with other SHDEPHA+ functions in-in the regions: Finance, Quality team and program as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Public Health, or Economic Development, Community Development, or equivalent experience. Over 3 year’s relevant experience and Master’s degree will be added as an advantage.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Public Health, or Economic Development, Community Development, or relevant degree.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience.
  • Previous experience managing staff.
  • Experience in at least one of the following technical areas: Economic strengthening, Youth and Adolescent work, Case Management, Bi-Directional Reference, ECD, or Child protection.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Understanding of OVC issues and child protection.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (1 position) 

Overview:

  • S/HE will provide the overall management in project monitoring and Evaluation through data management, data analysis, asses’ performance and advice program team.
  • S/HE will oversee data collection, verification and reporting.
  • S/HE will assess performance of indicator, provide regular feedback of program achievement against the targets to inform and achieve intended program outputs and outcomes.
  • S/HE will build capacity of program staff and stakeholders to implement M&E activities and integrate timely and accurate project data to enhance program planning and decision making.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The M&E Officer shall develop a close working relationship with the technical team (ESLO, CMOs, CMCs. HHOs etc.) to ensure quality data is collected and entered in the database. The coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Support in implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities in the council level, including development of SHDEPHA+ M&E plans and data collection frameworks to support data management, and reporting.
  • Support data analysis for their respective councils, visualization and use of data to assess daily and monthly SHDEPHA+ performance trends and help SHDEPHA+ management to interpret program performance and implications of data for programming.
  • Participate actively in generating data for SHDEPHA+ management monthly and quarterly narrative reports or other reports, as needed.
  • Organize and supervises routine internal data quality assessments (DQAs) for each council under management of the SHDEPHA+.
  • Facilitate communication, technical and working linkages between technical team and M&E team within and between councils.
  • Play a coordinating function for producing data and feeding to SHDEPHA+ management for program decision making at council and organizational level.
  • Provided technical assistance to SHDEPHA+ technical team members (CMOs, CMCs, HHOs, ESLOs, DREAMS Officer etc.) on developing and monitoring targets in compliance with the developed and approved M&E plan.
  • Conduct and coordinate provision of regular data collection and entry visits to Community Case Workers (CCWs); identify data entry challenges and provide technical assistance on data entry to CCWs.
  • Serve as a mentor to SHDEPHA+ technical team members (CMOs, CMCs, HHOs, ESLOs, DREAMS Officer etc.) and provide technical assistance in various areas relating to M&E function.
  • Organize and coordinate quarterly data review meeting at councils’ level by supporting program performance presentation preparations, and data interpretation.
  • Organize and manage all Quality Improvement (QI) activities of the SHDEPHA+.
  • Manage council level Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (M&EOs) by ensuring that they all have performance objectives, conducts one to one meeting and regularly evaluate their performance against agreed performance goals.
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly data analysis and presentation to management through daily meetings
  • Conduct quarterly data review meeting Support Cluster M&E staff to conduct routine internal data quality assessments (DQAs)
  • Conduct regular data monitoring site visits to caseworkers; review and provide feedback on case workers performance
  • Review critically reports submitted by case workers and perform data verification as needed Set up and maintain data entry and management systems including application
  • Perform data entry when needed Other tasks as assigned
  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in in public health, sociology, demography, statistics, or other social science area.
  • Masters degree or Academic qualification in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.

Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years professional experience working in Monitoring, Evaluation, and reporting, preferably working with donor funded programs.
  • Adept at data quality assessment, data analysis, visualization, and use
  • 2 – 3 years work experience supporting technical or programmatic activities in orphans and vulnerable children (experience with health facility setting a plus)
  • Experience with DHIS2 preferred other software a plus.
  • Experience implementing qualitative and quantitative research a plus
  • Report writing and publication skills
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent peoples and partnership skills.
  • Collaborative team player with leadership skills
  • Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania is a plus
  • The candidate should have experience in training / workshop facilitation, mentoring and proven ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with government and other NGO counterparts.

Skills: 

  • Ability to work effectively with multiple teams, partner agencies and community members.
  • Knowledge of different database software
  • Proficient with MS Excel, SPSS, Stata etc.
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 50% time

 

ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING AND LIVELIHOODS OFFICER (ESLO) (2 positions)

Position Summary:

Economic Strengthening and Livelihoods Officer (ESLO) is an important position for each council implementing ACHIEVE Tanzania project with an overall objective of supporting at risk Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and OVC Caregivers participation in Economic Strengthening (ES) activities. The position holder will specifically strive to integrate evidence based financial literacy modules to empower AGYW and OVC Caregivers to establish and sustain viable Income Generating Activities (IGAs).

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise and provide technical support to Livelihood Volunteers (LVs) and Independent Livelihood Volunteers (ILVs) in his or her council.
  • Provide consistent monitoring, coaching and mentorship support to Livelihood Volunteers (LVs) in his or her council and ensure that they master the skills to graduate into Independent Livelihood Volunteers (ILVs).
  • Recruit and train LVs in the WORTH Yetu model and oversee LVs to establish and support technically new and inherited WORTH Yetu groups.
  • Ensure that LVs provide facilitation support for WORTH Yetu Groups and ensure that 60% of project enrolled caregivers, destitute household members with lower savings levels and interest join WORTH Yetu Groups.
  • Ensure that WORTH Yetu Groups establish Community Resource Mobilization Committees (CRMC) to map community resources for social protection.
  • Conduct overarching mapping of economic strengthening service providers in implementation areas.
  • Work with district-level TASAF to ensure ACHIEVE Project Tanzania is aware of new expansion areas and that TASAF can refer TASAF beneficiaries to ACHIEVE Project Tanzania for screening and enrollment.
  • Roll out a Household Financial Literacy and Money Management curriculum to LVs and ensure a quality roll out to WORTH Yetu members.
  • Lead in conducting market assessments and creation of business networks and learning and sharing cohorts within industry types.
  • Train LVs to roll out a self-assessment tool with mature groups; establish relationships with pro-poor financial institutions.
  • Provide continuous supportive supervision to LVs to ensure quality economic strengthening programming through Instruction, Modelling, Rehearsing and Feedback (IMRF) approach.
  • Submit timely economic strengthening and youth updates to the Program Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.
  • Document Economic Strengthening specific lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Minimum required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, or economics, Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED), Social Work etc.
  • Master’s degree or higher, in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage.

Skills:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming. Experience in establishment, formation, and supporting community groups, IGAs 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.

CASE MANAGEMENT OFFICER (CMO)( 1 positions)

 

Position Summary:

The overall purpose of Case Management Officer position is to provide strategic leadership and management of National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS) function at SHDEPHA+ and council level. The job holder will ensure high quality case management services are offered to OVC caregivers and Children and Adolescents living with HIV.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Case Management Coordinators (CMC)  and provide overall leadership for case management activities.
  • Share direct supervision responsibilities of Community Case Workers (CCWs), Lead Case Workers (LCWs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) with Case Management Coordinators.
  • Disseminate and ensure adherence to case management, child protection, referral and linkages, parenting, and M&E guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job-aids that facilitate holistic case management at the household/community levels.
  • Ensure that case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and caregivers including health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being.
  • Conduct quality step-down trainings to Case Management Coordinators and CCWs.
  • Regularly monitor case management activities and use the information to improve case management quality and implementation.
  • Ensure CCWs complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.
  • Work in partnership with local government authorities as appropriate, including but not limited to District Executive Directors (DEDs), Council Health Management Teams (CHMTs), District Social Welfare Officers (DSWOs), and Ward-level officials.
  • Create community linkages for broader community engagement of youth and caregivers in case management, child protection, parenting, etc.
  • Map existing community cadres (Community Health Workers, Home-Based Care Workers, Para-Social Workers, etc.) in communities and assist government officials to recruit and select CCWs for the National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS) Training for CCWs.
  • Ensure that all CCWs are oriented to the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct; take all cases of child abuse seriously and follow national protocols to ensure timely reporting.
  • Ensure CCWs are coordinating with local structures including health facilities and NPA-VAWC Committees.
  • Lead the development of a service directory for social services (in coordination with the Health and HIV services Officer) in implementation areas; update the directory at least once per quarter.
  • Ensure that Case Management Coordinators are providing continuous mentoring and support to CCWs; directly conduct supportive supervision to Case Management Coordinators and CCWs.
  • Submit timely updates to the Program Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.
  • Document specific case management lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

Minimum required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Social Work or Public Health, Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED), may be considered.
  • Master’s Degree or higher, in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage.

Skills:

  • 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.

Experience:

 

  • At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming.
  • Experience in Home Based Care (HBC), National Integrated Case Management Systems (NICMS), PEPFAR OVC/MVC differentiated care of services 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.

CASE MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS (CMC), (4 Positions)

Summary:

Case Worker Coordinator

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Community Case Workers (CCWs) and provide continuous mentoring and support to ensure delivery of high-quality case management services.
  • Disseminate and ensure adherence to case management, child protection, referral and linkages, parenting, M&E guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job-aids that facilitate holistic case management at the household/community levels.
  • Ensure case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and caregivers including health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being.
  • Conduct quality step-down trainings to CCWs and facilitate monthly meetings in the field to introduce new topics, improve quality, and reinforce guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure CCWs complete required case management forms and case filing system is well maintained
  • Work in partnership with local government authorities as appropriate, including but not limited to District Executive Directors, Council Health Management Teams, District Social Welfare Officers, and ward level officials.
  • Create community linkages for broader community engagement of youth and caregivers in case management, child protection, parenting, etc.
  • Assist in mapping existing community cadres (Community Health Workers, Home-Based Care Workers, Para-Social Workers, etc.) in communities and assist government officials to recruit and select CCWs for the National Integrated Case Management Training for CCWs.
  • Ensure that all CCWs are oriented in the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct; take all cases of child abuse seriously and follow national protocols to ensure timely reporting.
  • Ensure CCWs are coordinating with local structures including health facilities and Child Protection Committees (formerly known as Most Vulnerable Children’s Committees).
  • Assist in the development of a service directory for social services (in coordination with the Health and HIV services Officer) in implementation areas; update the directory at least once a year.
  • Submit timely updates to the Case Management Officer 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 Case Management Officer.

Number required: 1 Case Worker Coordinator for every 8 wards.

 

Minimum required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

 

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work or Public Health. Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED), may be considered.
  • Masters or higher, in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage.

Skills:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming.
  • Experience in Home Based Care (HBC), National Integrated Case Management Systems (NICMS), PEPFAR OVC/MVC differentiated care of services 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.

12 Job Opportunities at SHDEPHA+ Kahama, Health and HIV Officer

HOW TO APPLY: –

If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees.

SHDEPHA+ Kahama will conduct interviews at Kahama municipal Office for the shortlisted Applicants.

To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS on Sunday 3rd October 2021 the subject line of your job application email should mention the job position that you are applying as it appears in this advertisement. Failure to do that your application may not easily be retrieved.

All correspondences and applications should be emailed to:

 [email protected] or [email protected]

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/

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