Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Program Officer, Quality Assurance~EngenderHealth Tanzania

EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.
The HUSIKA Project is a vibrant new partnership project in Tanzania. It includes PSI (the project lead), EngenderHealth, Femina and T-MARC. The primary beneficiaries for this intervention are: commercial sex workers (CSW), women engaged in transitional sex (WETS), and their partners and clients. The overall goal of Husika is to ‘reduce HIV incidence in Tanzania by preventing HIV transmission between at-risk and Most At-Risk Populations (MARPs) and their sexual patners’. The project has two programs objectives namely: Strengthen the protective behaviors of at-risk populations, MARPs and their sexual patners to prevent HIV transmission: and Strengthen the environment at the national through to community levels to enable at-risk populations’ and MARPs access to high quality medical and non-medical support and services. Husika is now seeking the expression of interests for the position of Program Officer, Quality Assurance based in Dar es Salaam. This position is open for Tanzania national candidates only.
Scope of position:
The Program Officer, Quality Assurance under the supervision of the STA Service Delivery will provide clinical assistance and guidance on service delivery for key populations and sexual reproductive health services under the Husika Project. S/he will work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), facilities at the regional and districts levels as well as with the Husika partners to support provision of a comprehensive package of quality HIV prevention services for key populations (especially SW, WETS and their male clients and partners). The Program Officer, Quality Assurance will apply evidence-based practices in all of his/her work.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • The Program Officer, Quality Assurance is responsible for establishing a system that meets the Tanzania MOHSW requirements in service delivery, data recording and training of service providers for service delivery to key populations.
  • S/he will be required to track data in the service delivery points in project areas (static and mobile health facilities), to observe and document gaps and formulate plans to ensure quality service delivery for key populations, especially SW, WETS and their male clients and partners, and support achievement of project objectives and indicator targets.
  • S/he will also ensure quality functioning of the referral linkages (such as referrals) between the outreach and peer education components of the project and facility-based and community-based services for key populations.
  • S/he shall advice the Program Officer, Capacity Building on needs for quality improvement interventions such as training of staff, partners or target communities.
  • Developing and/or adapting and periodically updating Husika program staffs and implementing partners on best clinical practices for key populations, especially CSW, WETS and their male clients and partners.
  • Synthesize data and write reports to disseminate lessons learned and best practices with EH Husika experience in improving clinical services towards key populations, especially SW, WETS and their male clients and partners.
  • Medical Degree or other clinical degree and at least 3 years of clinical experience;
  • Three years clinical service delivery experience in RH services and/or quality improvement activities towards key populations. Experience in working with key populations is highly preferred
  • Quality clinical monitoring and training skills.
  • Knowledge of public health, HIV prevention, Stigma and discrimination and GBV;
  • Experience in training and mentoring providers and in supervision of reproductive health/sexual programs;
  • Experience in documentation, presenting findings, results and lessons learned to a variety of audiences;
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate with Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Applications and use of e-mail
  • Ability to travel upcountry about 50% of the time.
To Apply:
Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit your applications online by 17th August, 2012.
EngenderHealth is an equal opportunity employer.

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