Wednesday, February 14, 2018

8 Job vacancies at Tanzania Red Cross Society in Shinyanga MC, Shinyanga DC, Kahama TC, Ushetu DC, Msalala DC, Kishapu DC, Busega DC, and Maswa DC

  Xpresstz       Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Application deadline 30. Mar
Other District Other Location
Industry: NGO
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Job Title: Health and HIV Services Officer (HHO) – 8 positions (Shinyanga MC, Shinyanga DC, Kahama TC, Ushetu DC, Msalala DC, Kishapu DC, Busega DC, and Maswa DC)
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
Roles & Responsibilities:

Represent the CSO 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 Community Case Workers (CCWs) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointments, enroll them into Kizazi Kipya 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).Schedule quarterly Sexual Reproductive Health Education outreaches to teen clubs and organize HTC outreaches for adolescents with high risk behaviors.Work with EGPAF 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.
Ensure screening of caregivers for depression and link them to appropriate services.Support the roll out of evidence based curriculums relating to HIV (e.g. Stepping Stones, 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, and performance metrics of the bi-directional referral system; pro-actively offer solutions, conduct quality improvement activities, and implement adjustments to improve referral outcomes.Coordinate quarterly district level quality improvement meetings with relevant bi-directional referral system stakeholders; ensure actions from the meetings are implemented and the bidirectional 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, 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 Coordinator 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 Coordinator.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Health, Sociology, or Community Development.At least 2 years’ relevant experience.Experience in at least one of the following technical areas: HIV/AIDS, OVC case management, Youth and Adolescent work, Bi-Directional Reference, Child protection against HIV related issues.Fluency in English and Kiswahili.Understanding of OVC core services including HIV/AIDS related services.
Tanzania Red Cross Society is looking for dynamic persons to fill the position of a Health and HIV
Services Officer (HHO).
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