Overview

Position: PEDIATRIC HIV ADVISOR- 1 post
Location: IRINGA,
Reports to: REGIONAL TECHNICAL MANAGER

Job Summary:
The PEDIATRIC HIV Advisor is a self-motivated individual who will be responsible for providing
technical support to PEDIATRIC HIV program activities with the different partners including the
supported facilities. The PED HIV Advisor main objective will be responsible for overseeing day-today implementation USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone in the respective region and lead
implementation and reporting of project activities, outputs and outcomes. She/he will coordinate
effective engagement of key stakeholders at his/ her region in the implementation of project activities,
including regional and council health management teams (R/CHMTs), community-based service
providers and direct project beneficiaries’/peer clients and other USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone
regional team members.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The PEDIATRIC HIV Advisor is responsible for ensuring that supported sites meet national
    standard for PEDIATRIC HIV, through implementation of different planned activities.
  • Ensures that supported sites implement integrated and comprehensive package of PEDIATRIC
    HIV services at all levels through various activities and support PEPFAR Accelerating Children
    Initiative.
  • Facilitate implementation of PITC for children in OPD, Pediatric Wards and RCH clinics.
  • Advocate for and assist in the implementation of child centered services at all supported health care facilities.
  • Support the implementation of support groups for children and adolescent living with HIV at
    the supported health facilities to support the disclosure process, adherence to treatment,
    retention into care and maximum viral suppression
  • Support the capacity building activities through the following: –
    • Collaborate with R/CHMTs to identify training needs for health facilities, districts and
      regional personnel and organize trainings for facility level staff using currently
      recommended national curriculums
      o Collaborate with regional and district CHMT to develop a mentorship program for facility
      staff work in CTC, RCHs clinics and OPD/IPD departments on PED HIV services including
      identification, care and treatment services and prevention initiatives.
  • Work with R/CHMT to ensure that USAID BORESHA AFYA Southern Zone supported facilities
    implement integrated and comprehensive package of PEDIATRIC HIV services at all levels
    through:

    • Participation in supportive supervision with regional and district teams to strengthen their
      paediatric HIV services and sensitize providers in Continuum of Care and other issues related
      to PEDIATRIC HIV.
    • Participate in capacity building and implementation of the national guidelines and tools for
      PEDIATRIC HIV services
    • Be responsible for achievements of program targets in PEDIATRIC HIV services.
    • Strengthen systems for M&E of PEDIATRIC HIV services
  • Lead efforts to identify, capacity, build and effectively engage key community resource persons –
    including CSOs to accelerate tracking of missing PEDIATRIC HIV clients.
  • Collaborates closely with M&E and Data Management departments in assuring quality data and
    reporting and using M&E for effective program management
  • Support Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives through: –
    • Mentoring of health facility teams to build local capacity for CQI activities
    • Assist facility teams to understand flow chart and process analysis for systems improvement
    • Monitor, track and collect periodic data/reports from health facilities and provides guidance
      and recommendations related to tracked indicators and outcomes; ensuring proper and
      timely documentation of QI activities and results
  • Support monitoring of project progress, preparing periodic reports of the respective program area.
  • Lead efforts to identify, document, scale-up and disseminate best practices and lessons learned in
    PEDIATRIC HIV services and overall project implementation.
  • To organize and support routine meetings with key project stakeholders to share, monitor and
    evaluate project progress towards assigned targets.
  • Perform any other work related duty as given by line manager

Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications;

  1. Advanced Diploma or Basic degree in Medicine or Nursing. Post graduate qualification in
    Public Health or other related field will be an advantage.
  2. Technical expertise in PEDIATRIC HIV services
  3. At least 3 years’ experience in managing HIV Programs
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the Tanzania Health System and policy environment
  5. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied
for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and
telephone numbers) of three work related referees.
Applications should be submitted by Sunday May 19th 2019, to the Director of Human Resource
through e-mail  or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni,
along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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About Management and Development for Health (MDH)

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a not for profit organization in Tanzania
contributing to address public health priorities. MDH works with the Ministry of Health,
Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; as well as academic and non-academic
institutions to address the problems of Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Maternal
and Child Health and to undertake initiatives to advance public health research, education, and
services for improving the lives of people. MDH (Sub recipient) in collaboration with Deloitte
Consulting Limited (Prime) through USAID BORESHA AFYA SOUTHERN ZONE PROGRAM
seeks to recruit a qualified individuals to fill the following positions: