REGIONAL PROGRAM OFFICERS
Health and Development for people living with HIV /AIDS (SHDEPHA+) is a
national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994
with registration number SO 8216, with the aim of mobilizing resources
to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the
disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS,
over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded beyond HIV/AIDS and related issues
to other development interventions and now covers both infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS with over 65 branches countrywide. Each branch of
SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing, and implementing its
projects; though all branches share one constitution and registration.
Kahama, based in Kahama Municipal, is among the 65 branches, was
launched in 1999 and started independent operations in 2002 has been
working with both international and national donors, the local and
central government and other stakeholders to work toward the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The organization works with the
poor, key, and vulnerable groups including women, children, youth,
people with special needs; and it gives special attention to the
underserved and marginalized populations such as PLHV, FSW, and VAGYW
Kahama has been selected and reassigned to implement The Global Fund
for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) program as a sub recipient of
AMREF Health Africa Tanzania ( as a Principal recipient (PR 2) for the
Non State Actors) for the HIV/TB/Malaria/RSSH grant. The grant will be
implemented for three years, from 2021 to 2023 in 4 regions of Tanzania
(SHINYANGA, SIMIYU, TABORA and SINGIDA).
The GF HIV/TB project
implementation will be done in collaboration and guidance from the
Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and
Children and the President’s Office Regions Authority and Local
Government (PORALG). With this, SHDEPHA+ Kahama therefore is seeking
competent, experienced, dynamic, and qualified candidates to fill the
positions listed below:
REGIONAL PROGRAM OFFICERS (4 Positions) one from each region
Location: Tabora, Shinyanga, Simiyu and Singida
Reports to: Programs Manager
Contract Duration: 12 months (renewable)
Regional Program Officer under SHDEPHA+ will work in collaboration with
Global Fund technical team at regional levels and community in
respective Regions to implement the GF HIV/TB program targeting
population at risk Key and Vulnerable Populations. She/he will monitor
the implementation of the HIV/TB prevention, testing services, Condom
Programming, and Community Empowerment activities in compliance with the
overall regional work plan.
She/he will play a key role in
ensuring that the Community activities are conducted according to the
National standards and Global Fund standard operating procedures, and
that beneficiaries receive quality services; she/he will also play a
crucial role in supervising and building the capacity of Peer Educators,
Navigators and mobilizers for effective and efficiently implementation
of activities during outreach activities (mobile testing and moonlight
approaches) for HTS provision. She will be managing all community
activities through conducting progress review meetings in monthly basis
with all peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) and health care
providers. She/he will be coordinating the case management team with
health facilities and community for continuum of care. Also, will be
responsible in monitoring Gender based/Intimate partners Violence cases
includes status of referral and linkages. The Regional Program Officer
will report to the Project Manager.
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Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities;
A: Community Engagement
and Managing all peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators), by making
sure community activities are well planned and implemented to facilitate
Comprehensive HIV service provision (HTS, PrEP, HIVST, TB, GBV and
- Supervision of HTS service including mobile testing, self-testing, and index testing to reach key population.
- Supporting Peer (Educators mobilizers, navigators) to roll out Trainings among in respective community.
Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) during Community works
including demand creation, group education, individual education,
outreach services for both moonlight and mobile testing and client’s
referrals and linkages.
- Supervising and supporting formation of
PrEP groups in the project by making sure groups are managed by the team
members for sustainability in working area.
- Supervising and
monitoring community activities that includes SBCC activities to ensure
Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) have all required tools etc.
- Work in collaborative with LGA’s in managing community engagement portfolio.
and support the Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to implement
and monitor the timely implementation of comprehensive HIV services and
provision of friendly services to all KVP clients
- Manage peer
educators and peer navigator to ensure proper planning and
implementation of community engagement related activities like demand
creation, group, and individual education sessions.
- Support establishment of case management team in conjunction with health facility.
with project and Regional officials to facilitate community engagement
trainings to, peer educators and navigators and other relevant training
- Support integration of HTS with other biomedical and behavioural intervention to key population
- Establish effective work relationship with other stakeholders and R/CHMT partners on program activities
with Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to identify and link KVP
clients to other implementing partners for psychosocial support.
collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary
program planning, development, and management activities function
smoothly and efficiently and in an integrated manner
C: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Reporting;
monthly and weekly route plan for the project to reach targeted
population. Prepare document experiences, briefs, and success stories
Peers (educators, mobilizers, navigators) and Providers implement plans
and progress of community engagement portfolio as per project targets
- Provide weekly update and monthly report to Project Coordinator.
- Conducting weekly performance for Peer (educators, mobilizers, navigators) to assess performance and share area of improvement.
- Working closely with the M&E Officer to evaluate data and program progress.
monthly meetings with Health services Providers, Peer (educators,
mobilizers, and navigators) to share progress in a specific month and
plan for the next month.
Qualifications and other requirements specific to the role;
- Bachelor’ degree in public health, social work or other related degree required,
- 3 to 5 years of relevant experience working with KVP in HIV/TB at the community level
- Master’s Degree in public health (MPH or equivalent) will be an added advantage
of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity
with the national KVP, youth and gender guidelines, standards and
- Experience in programs serving KVP and addressing
gender norms. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding
of the needs of KVP and other vulnerable groups.
- Experience in
working with LGA, NGOs, CBOs and health facilities to implement public
health projects, especially those working with vulnerable populations.
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
- High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
- Well-developed computer skills.
- Proven track record working in TB/HIV interventions
- Knowledge and skills in project activities implementation;
- Excellent organizational, planning, negotiating, and problem-solving skills.
- Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package;
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Kiswahili;
- Excellent presentation skills.
- A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven with integrity
Salary scale (2,000,000 – 2,500,000/=)
HOW TO APPLY:-
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
Simiyu, Singida, Tabora and shinyanga Applicants.
To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS 16th MARCH 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Kahama is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and
will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is
Any Applicant attempting or communicating to
SHDEPHA+ Kahama 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
SHDEPHA+ Kahama regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
For more information about the organization, please visit https://www.shdepha-kahama.com/