Job Opportunity at SHDEPHA+, Project Officer Meru
Reports to: Project Manager
Location: Meru DC
Contract Duration: 1 year (2021-2022)
GET UP SPEAK UP PROJECT: MERU DC, ARUSHA CITY
Service, Health and Development for People Living Positively with HIV/AIDS (SHDEPHA+ Kahama),
Has been awarded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Tanzania (PEPFAR) through the Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR) to implement a community-led monitoring project that will gather information to assess service quality received by key and vulnerable populations (KVP), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and people living with HIV/AIDS
PLHIV), and share the data with stakeholders to address the challenges of HIV services and develop guidelines for HIV service delivery in Meru DC, Arusha region.
Community-led monitoring is a process initiated and implemented by local Community-based organizations and other civil society groups that gathers quantitative and/or qualitative data about HIV services. The focus is on getting input from recipients of HIV services in a routine and systematic manner that will translate into action and change. CLM is central to PEPFAR’s client centred approach because it puts the needs and voices of communities at the centre of the HIV response.
Through this award the organization is recruiting a project officer to support the implementation of this project.
The Project Officer will be focusing on implementing CLM to gather quantitative and/or qualitative data about HIV services through a client centred approach that puts the needs and voices of communities at the centre of the HIV responses. Additionally, He/she will supervise data collectors and ensure timely collection of data, facilitate analysis and sharing of CLM results to help implementing partners, local governments, and health facilities improve the quality and accessibility of HIV services.
Description of Roles and Responsibilities
He/she should act productive, collaborative, respectful, and solutions-oriented
He/she should be triangulated with, but not duplicative of, other PEPFAR data streams ie CLM data should reflect an ‘added value’ and not duplicate collection of routine data already available to PEPFAR through Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting (MER) indicators. ‘Added value’ monitoring data includes: information from beneficiaries about their experience with the health facility, information about barriers and enablers to access and retention in services etc.
He/she should conduct Systematic and routine, with follow up and continuous improvement to data collectors
He/she should conduct associated follow-up process with the health facility that is overseen by U.S. government staff, committed to corrective public health action, and involves community advocacy to improve service outcomes
He/she should be able to collect client feedback, negotiating quality improvement solutions with health providers and decision-makers, and monitoring progress toward addressing issues to ensure clients receive optimal client-centred HIV service
He/she should Perform data collection and entry through the project implementation.
He/she Must be able to perform qualitative and Quantitative research analysis
He/she should be able to implement the application of e software database
He/she Must be able to Strong capability in database development and management using MS
Access, MySQL and statistical analysis programs packages e.g. stata, SPSS.
He/she must be Familiarity with different programming languages e.g.Vb.net, HTML, CSS, OOP.
Minimum required Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Should hold Bachelor’s degree social science, research, Clinical Medicine or Nursing.\
Master’s Degree in any professional field will be added as an advantage
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.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non- judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background.
At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health.
Experience in implementation of community programs in health/HIV/TB 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.
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 25 th Thursday November
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]
1. 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.
2. 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”
3. 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
4. SHDEPHA+ regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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