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HIV Testing Services Officers at EMREF, August 2023

AJIRAMPYAZONE TANZANIA
AMREF Health Africa

 Position Title: HIV Testing Services Officers (7 Position)

Work Station: Mara (3), Simiyu (3), Zanzibar (1)

Reports to: Regional Project Manager

Job Summary:

The focus HTS officer is to ensure that all facility-based HTS activities including index testing, O-PITC, SNS, HIVST, and linkage case management are implemented at the acceptable service delivery standards in the specific districts and supported facilities. He/she will engage and work closely with providers in the facility setting including collaborating with CHMT, Facility in charge, and HTS focal persons with technical advice and guidance from the project HTS Advisor. He will report directly to Regional Program Manager on administrative matters s and directly to the HTS advisor for technical-related guidance.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

To support the development of weekly, monthly, and quarterly work plans for the implementation of HTS in supported sites

To ensure the Provider-initiated HIV Testing and Counselling is offered at all service points (inpatient, outpatient, MNCH and TB clinics, STI clinics) at project-supported health facilities

To support the implementation of high-yielding HTS strategies including index testing, HIV self-testing, and o-PITC services to all supported sites

Support HIV Case Identification strategies to unreached populations including key and vulnerable populations; children, male adolescent girls, and young women at the facility level and special groups like SNS

To strengthen sites capacity in implementing linkage case management for newly diagnosed HIV positive

To support project initiates in ensuring safety and ethical HIV testing services by adherence to set standards, IPV risk assessment, and adverse events monitoring

Work with R/CHMTs to provide supportive supervision, mentorship, coaching, on-thejob training, off-site orientation, dissemination of guidelines and standards, and scale best practices to the project-supported facilities

Ensure adequate supplies of commodities (condoms and test kits) and other materials including tools and relevant SOPs at the project-supported sites

Support sites in achieving the first 95 targets by conducting weekly review meetings to assess performances with the development of action plans

Support quality assurance activities for HIV testing, result documented and actions developed to address identified gaps in collaboration with the laboratory team  Implement Other duties as guided by the supervisor

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

A degree in medicine or nursing. A Master’s degree in public health or any health-related field is an added advantage

Proven experience and competence in supporting HIV Testing programs with LCM services

Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills.

At least 3 years of “hands-on experience” in HIV prevention, care, and treatment program in resource limited country

Experience working with Local Government Authorities and PEPFAR funded project  Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and builder.

Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage

HOW TO APPLY:-

If you are AMREF Tanzania Staff and meet the criteria given above and are interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined as one document indicating your present job position, daytime telephone contact, and names and addresses of three referees. Amref will conduct interviews at Tanga, Mara, Simiyu, and Dar es Salaam Offices to select qualified candidates. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 Hours on August 18, 2023. Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position, failure to do that your application may not be retrieved.

All correspondences should be directed to: Email: jobs.tanzania@amref.org. Direct application through mail or hand delivery will not be accepted.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a nonsmoking environment policy

“Amref Health Africa 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 the Amref Health Africa Management or Staff through phone calls, sms, text emails and other means will automatically be discqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channeled to the provided official correspondence email above

Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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