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3 New Job Vacancies at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Opportunities at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) | Deadline: 13th September, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI MPYA ZA KAZI 2019
JOB DETAILS:
Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) has been awarded by the US Centres for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) funds to implement the Project 'Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in United Republic of Tanzania under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is empowering the National Health Laboratory System (NHLS) in the country to achieve and monitor progress towards the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals.

THPS will support national lab systems strengthening through this five-year award in the following key areas:
• Implementation of continuous quality improvement (CRI) on HIV rapid testing to increase access and improve the quality of HIV rapid testing at all levels.
• Increase access to HIV early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB testing at all levels.
• Increase availability and use of laboratory data to inform improved patient management, healthcare provision, programs and policy decision making.
• Implementation and provision of technical assistance (TA) on establishing a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and using laboratory generated data in all laboratories.
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THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions below:
Position title: LIS Global Super User and Networking Assistant - 1 Position
Reports to: LIS Database Administrator and Networking Program Officer
Location: THPS Head Office, Dar Es Salaam (with frequent field travel)

Overall Job Description
S/He will assist LIS Database Administrator to implement LIS in the laboratory network and develop and implement supporting structures for LIS. S/He will provide support to LIS supper users in the testing laboratories network including supporting training and mentorship. Provide onsite and remote support to laboratory networking for uninterrupted data transmission to the OpenLDR. Assist the LIS Database Administrator to monitor LIS reported occurrences and promote use of LIS Helpdesk and track response times. .
• Design and deploy data table structures, forms, reports, and queries.
• Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and
• standards in support of procurement and development efforts. o Applying third party upgrades to existing databases.
• Coordinate and work with other technical staff to develop relational databases and secondary databases (i.e. Access).
• Identify inefficiencies in current databases and investigate solutions. Diagnose and resolve database access and performance issues.
• Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems.
• Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
• Development and maintenance of the database stored procedures, views and functions for hosted web applications.
• Ensure all database systems meet business and performance requirements. Produce ad-hoc queries and develop reports to support business needs.
• Creation and maintenance of technical documentation. Development and maintenance of Data Warehouse.
• Implementation of data dashboards to display data in differing formats.

Requirements: Education, Experience and skills
• A degree in Computer Science or related field, such as programming, engineering or similar.
• Experience working with IT systems or in network administration is added advantage.
• Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages
(Word, Excel & power point, and Access).
• Knowledge in various statistical data packages including Epi info, Stata, etc
• Excellent written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili
• Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines
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POSITION TITLE: Regional M&E Manager
REPORTS TO: Regional Manager
LOCATION: Kigoma /M&E Technical Advisor Kigoma Regional Office (with frequent field travel)

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION: To provide strategic vision, management guidance, oversight and technical support in the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities required for HIV/AIDS care, PMTCT /EID, PICT, APSC, PSG, Index Testing, TEI and Laboratory programs, provide technical support in Data demand and use for management of public health evaluations as needed in collaboration with Ministry of Health through National AIDS Control Programme. .

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To provide technical assistance to health care facilities and districts in the region to implement paper based and electronic M&E systems for HIV care and treatment, PMTCT, EID, HTS, TB/HIV and related services including data management, data quality assurance, data summarization and analysis, and performance review
• To serve as a resource to the region in the evaluation of ongoing HIV/AIDS programs and data feedback to NACP, RHMT, CHMT, Health facilities and other key stakeholders
• To build the capacity of personnel in the region to better implement M&E systems
• To collaborate with regional partners implementing donor-funded HIV/AIDS activities to ensure timely and accurate reporting across program areas
To coordinate with CHMTs and RHMT to implement timely and regular reporting of key program indicators to NACP.
• The M&E
• Manager is responsible in coordinating program monitoring and reporting activities for Care and Treatment, Laboratory, TB/HIV and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT),
Prevention and Community programs.
• Provide technical assistance in strengthening the national M&E system for all MDH supported programs
• Build capacity of site staff and council health management teams to set a functional groundwork for efficient data collection, entry, compilation and timely reporting at site level, district level and regional level.
• Contribute to development and implementation of the organization's M&E framework including indicator mapping
• Develop and implement standard operating procedures for data collection, collation, verification and use at each level of the health information system.
• Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports within described deadlines
• Facilitate utilization of reports at site level and district level for program planning, management and evaluation.
• Lead the preparation of M&E based quarterly feedback reports to the sub grantees to district partners, and Ministry of Health partners.
• Participate in periodic data quality assessment activities to track progress in data
management at individual sites focusing in different supported program areas
• Liaising with the Evaluation and Research unit in identifying areas for operational research.
• Writing and dissemination of lessons learned and best practices
• Oversee timely site and district level target distribution and monitor and report monthly on target performance to program team and senior management team
• Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• A degree in Computer Science, Demography, Epidemiology, Statistics or equivalent. Master's
in public health or Monitoring and Evaluation, Demography or public Health (MPH) will be an
added advantage.
• Previous M&E experience in HIV related interventions.
• Knowledge in various statistical data packages including Epi info, Stata, etc is very essential • Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages
(Word, Excel & power point, and Access). • Excellent written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili
• Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines
• Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team
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Position title: LIS Database Administrator and Networking Program Officer - 1 Position
Reports to: NHLS Project Principal Investigator and THPS Senior Data Manager
Location: THPS Head Office, Dar Es Salaam (with frequent field travel)

Overall Job Description
He/She will coordinate data management within the available Laboratory Information Systems to ensure smooth data transmission from different systems to Open LDR by working closely with super users in the testing laboratory and LIS program officers at the MOHCDGEC. He/She will ensure regular data cleaning and validation and ensure all data from Open LDR is linked to CTC3. He/She will ensure weekly reports submitted to THPS by the LIS TA subs are technically sound before they shared to MOHCDGEC and other Development Partners. Develop support implementation of Help Desk for all Lis implemented in the laboratory network. .

Principal duties and responsibilities:
• Coordinate with MOHCDGEC on Laboratory Information Systems
• Coordinate Migration of data to Open LDR
• Design and deploy data table structures, forms, reports, and queries.
• Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
• Applying third party upgrades to existing databases.
• Coordinate and work with other technical staff to develop relational databases and secondary databases (i.e. Access).
• Identify inefficiencies in current databases and investigate solutions. Diagnose and resolve database access and performance issues.
• Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems.
• Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
• Development and maintenance of the database stored procedures, views and functions for hosted web applications.
• Ensure all database systems meet business and performance requirements. Produce ad-hoc queries and develop reports to support business needs.
• Creation and maintenance of technical documentation. Development and maintenance of Data Warehouse.
• Implementation of data dashboards to display data in differing formats.

Requirements: Education, Experience and skills

• A degree in Computer Science or related field, such as programming, engineering or similar.
• 3 years' experience working with IT systems or in network administration.
• Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages (Word, Excel & power point, and Access).
• Knowledge in various statistical data packages including Epi info, Stata, etc
• Excellent written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili AKIB
• Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines
• Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team
• Analytical skills and attention to details

Job application procedure
Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to ( hr.thps@gmail.com ) by September 13th, 2019 with a subject line for example: LIS Database Administrator and Networking Program Officer. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online. THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.
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