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Job Opportunity at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

About Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS):

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under the nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011.

THPS collaborates with various governmental bodies such as the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development Gender Elderly and Special Groups, Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG), Ministry of Health in Zanzibar, and Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA).

The organization aims to ensure accessible high-quality healthcare and social welfare services to all Tanzanians by strengthening health and community systems.

Position: District Manager/Cluster Lead
Reports to: Regional Program Manager
Location: Tanga

Overall Job Function:

To provide THPS with technical and managerial leadership in supporting the R/CHMT and HMTs in the implementation of HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support in the district.

Specifically, responsible for planning and coordinating HIV care and treatment activities at THPS-supported sites in the district clusters, ensuring excellent program performance and working relationships with district authorities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the overall planning, initiation, and implementation of quality Care and Treatment, PMTCT/EID, APSC, PSG, TB/HIV, HTS, GBV and VAC, Cervical Cancer screening, Palliative care, Lab and Pharmacy services including integrated QI initiatives at THPS-supported sites in the district.
  • Lead, supervise, and coordinate THPS district technical team on program implementation and compliance with THPS policies.
  • Provide technical leadership to the supported program in the respective district, in close collaboration with Regional Manager, Technical Advisors, and other senior management officials.
  • Ensure THPS technical team in the district supports program implementation by building capacity to CHMTs in program management and various technical domains for program sustainability.
  • Work closely with the THPS Regional team and Central Technical Team in programmatic aspects of HIV/AIDS implementation programs.
  • Participate in THPS strategic planning sessions with district sub-grantees, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, capacity building, and timely reporting program activities with councils.
  • Review sub-grantees’ technical reports before submission to the Regional manager.
  • Provide direct technical assistance to healthcare facilities supported by THPS such as: startup activities, training staff on HIV/AIDS management, clinical mentoring (including CME), patient flow analysis, improvement of adherence, data-driven programs.
  • Ensure and maintain good work relationships and communication with CHMT, health facility in charges, and other health facilities staff in the district.
  • Ensure that THPS supported clinical care activities at all service delivery points conform to the National guideline in sites supported in the district.
  • In collaboration with the Regional team and Technical advisors coordinate ART related trainings, CMES, and mentorship session activities for health workers in the continuum of care.
  • In collaboration with the regional team, coordinate quarterly joint R/CHMT supportive supervision to be held in the district.
  • Work with APSC field officer and Technical advisor to strengthen linkage and retention on ART services and community HIV/AIDS services through collaboration internally and also with other key stakeholders in the region.
  • Ensure programmatic donor’s key result priority areas are well implemented, clearly communicated to CHMT, the THPS supported staff, and achievement is on an increasing trend.
  • Assist the THPS program Regional manager on programmatic and financial management to all THPS sub-granted ART activities to CHMT in the district.
  • Provide technical assistance, facilitate, and monitor the development and implementation of TB-HIV integration activities at district and site level.
  • Ensure all THPS supported staff in the district effectively contribute to THPS projects goals achievement and are a catalyst to performance in their respective health facilities.
  • Coordinate development and presentation of best practices during planned THPS meetings and wherever relevant.
  • Coordinate all planned and emerging meetings with CHMTs and Health facility staff in the district.
  • Lead the team to timely prepare the weekly and monthly district reports.
  • Coordinate and finance HCPs in all planned and approved interventions by high level of accountability and efficiency to realize THPS meets its planned objectives.
  • Coordinate and handle district phones where financial transactions to supported districts to HCPs are being financed and delivered to respective HCPs.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Medical Doctor (MD) (or equivalent) from a recognized University. Post-graduate training will be an added advantage.
  • At least four years’ experience in donor-funded HIV program implementation managing Clusters/districts.
  • Familiarity with national, regional, and district-level healthcare programs in Tanzania.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills especially on MS Word, Power Point, and Excel.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their application cover letter (one page maximum) and CV (four pages maximum) to recruitment@thps.or.tz, with a subject line of ‘Position’ example “District Manager/Cluster Lead”.

Application Deadline

Submit your application not later than Feb 29, 2024

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates at this stage.

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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