Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Associate Director; Clinical Services, Southern Highlands Program New Job Opportunity at HJFMRI Tanzania

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Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI)
Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Jobs Vacancies at HJF Medical Research International, Inc. (HJFMRI) 2019
Position: Associate Director; Clinical Services, Southern Highlands Program
Job Summary
HJFMRI is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Associate Director; Clinical Services, Southern Highlands Program
Reports to: The Chief of Party/Program Director, Southern Highlands Program 
Location: Mbeya, with 30-40% travel within Tanzania
Contract: One year, with option(s) to renew.

Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) is an international non-governmental research organization working in several countries providing care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS and has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS programming for over 30 years. HJFMRI implements PEPFAR-funded HIV prevention, care, and treatment activities in the Southern Highlands Zone, providing resources, personnel, and services to the Zone. The program has expanded from supporting the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital to becoming a hub for anti-retroviral treatment in the Southern Highlands Zone; to community support through decentralized services, with the overall objective of implementing research, clinical HIV, prevention, care, and treatment services in Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, Ruvuma, and Songwe regions in the Zone.

General Overview:
Based at the HJFMRI-T Mbeya Headquarters, the Director Clinical Services will serve as the technical lead for facility-based HIV care, treatment, and prevention activities and interventions for the Southern Highlands program. The incumbent will be responsible for development of strategies and actionable plans for effective implementation of the best evidence-based practices aimed at identification of HIV infected individuals, enrolling them into clinical care for initiation, and retaining them on treatment. The position requires deep knowledge of HIV/AIDS medicine and related public health approaches of HIV epidemic management and control.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the main technical point of contact for all clinical interventions of the HJFMRI comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the southern highlands zone.
  • Work closely with MoHCDGEC, Regional and Local government authorities in health facilities in the Southern highlands, to direct HJFMRI medical staff in the implementation and management of all clinical aspects of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and support program for adults and children.
  • Plan, implement, and monitor HIV/AIDS services delivery interventions in accordance with USG-PEPFAR and URT MoHCDGEC-NACP guidelines, including PMTCT, pediatric HIV programs, TB/HIV,
  • VMMC & EIMC at each level of the region and district, in collaboration with Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital, and Regional and District Medical Offices in HJFMRI-supported regions of the Southern
  • Highlands.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other partners, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and stakeholders in HIV/AIDS services delivery in Tanzania.
  • Oversee the provision of care to all HIV/AIDS-positive individuals in all supported regions in collaboration with RMOs in the four regions, including the creation of partner annual budgets and Scopes of Work.
  • Provide technical oversight including supervision and training to healthcare workers involved in HID/AIDS services delivery in the served regions in accordance with PEPFAR and the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) approved method of HIV/AIDS care.
  • Represent HJFMRI in partners and collaborators in technical consultative meetings in the area of HIV/AIDS care and treatment including participation in relevant national technical working groups.
  • Lead, supervise, and evaluate a team of clinical specialists in various technical areas of HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention who provide technical assistance to service providers at facilities in the served regions.
  • Develop and implement strategies for generation, collection, analysis and reporting of technical information including service delivery performance summaries, financial and expenditure reports and any other relevant data in his/her area of work in accordance with USG-PEPFAR and NACP requirements.
  • Work in collaboration with other directors and technical leads to develop joint annual, quarterly and monthly plans and budgets for successful implementation of HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services in the served regions.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure the quality of clinical services at facilities is of the required standards for HIV/AIDS care and treatment. And devise mechanisms to monitor and report on quality of clinical services.
  • Identify areas of improvement in clinical service delivery and design interventions for corrective actions.
  • Ensure HJFMRI-T work is performed with integrity and diligence
  • Perform any other relevant duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
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  • Medical Doctor with completed training and a minimum seven years’ experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and treatment
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health is a must.
  • At least 8 years working experience in Program/ HIV implementation with PEPFAR programs in Africa at a senior technical level.
  • Demonstrable experience of successful leadership of similar or related program area in Africa.
  • High level of motivation, technical knowledge and creativity in various aspects of program management.
  • Ability to represent the organization at high-level meetings and present data to a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Fluent in oral and written English and Kiswahili.
To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. CVs should not include any reference to marital status, birthplace, or tribal and/or religious affiliations. Any CVs containing this information will not be considered for employment. Hand delivery applications will not be accepted. Deadline for submission of the application is November 26th 2019. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed in the job description below will not be considered.

Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable courier to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya, or transmitted by email to:

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