9 Apr 2015

Clinical/Medical Officers and Nurse Counselors - 12 posts

  Ally       9 Apr 2015
TheSauti-TZ Program is a USAID-funded initiative to improve the health of all Tanzanians through a sustained reduction in new HIV infections in support of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.  Sauti-TZ uses vulnerability-tailored evidence-based interventions to bring high-quality HIV prevention, HIV adherence support, and family planning promotion and service delivery to key and vulnerable populations (KVPs) in five regions including Iringa and Njombe, and potentially Mbeya, Mwanza and Dar es Salaam.

In each region, mobile Community-Based HIV Testing and Counseling “Plus”(CBHTC+) teams will deliver a package of outreach services that includes HIV testing and counseling, linkages to HIV care and treatment services, family planning services, and screening for TB, STIs, gender based violence, and alcohol and drug abuse. These services will be provided in a variety of settings, at flexible hours, with populations most at risk for HIV. Teams will be based in regional or district towns and travel extensively. The purpose of this advertisement is to recruit adventurous and highly competentclinical and community professionals to take on this exciting work. 

All positions are for a one year contract with the option for renewal.

Position: Clinical Team Members (Clinical/Medical Officers and Nurse Counselors) (Up to 12 in each region)   
Job Sites:  Iringa, Njombe, Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, and Mwanza

Job overview: 
Works in collaboration with the other members of the mobile CBHTC+ team (and regional and district authorities) to offer high quality CBHTC+ services (HIV counseling and testing, family planning services, screening and referral for STIs, gender-based violence, TB, alcohol and drug use, linkages and adherence support for HIV care and treatment) to clients in their assigned region. 

Required Qualifications:
·    Must be a licensed nurse, nurse/midwife, clinical officer, assistant medical officer or medical officer in good standing. 
·    Experience working with populations at high risk for HIV, conducting outreach testing, and/or in provider initiated counseling and testing, and family planning services, desirable. 
·    Experience establishing linkages from HIV testing and counseling to HIV care and treatment services.
·    Must be willing to be based in assigned region with extensive (weekly) travel.  Must be willing to work off and unusual hours. Travel up to 80% of the time.
·    Must be physically fit to assist with set up and break down of services in sites.
·    Must demonstrate self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
·    Must be highly flexible to accept dual roles and extra tasks as assigned by the site coordinator.
·    Additional experience with community counselling, mobile HTC, GBV is desirable.

Jhpiego offers a competitive package to the selected candidate in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience. If you feel you are the right candidate, apply in confidence, indicating the post you are applying for on top of the envelope.

Please include your up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, covering letter and your salary history.

Applications which do NOT include ALL of this information will NOT be considered.

The application to be addressed to:
Senior Human Resource Manager
Jhpiego, PO Box 9170, Plot 72, Block 45B, New Bagamoyo road, Victoria
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Or through email at: HRTZ@jhpiego.net

Please note that, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date is 15th April, 2015


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