Job Title: Community Program Management Officers ( 5 Positions)
Reports to: Regional Technical Coordinator
Location: Mbeya (2) Songwe (1), Katavi (2)
The Community Program Management Officer (CPMO) will be responsible for technical program leadership to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all program deliverables generated and achieved in the Region/District.
The CPMO is the focal person for the community program implementation at the District level and will coordinate and ensure high quality program service deliveries. The CPMO work under supervision of Prevention Advisor and collaborate with Program Technical Leads/Advisors to manage design and implement HIV and AIDS program components and ensure adherence to PEPFAR, Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) and HJFMRI/MHRP’s standards of HIV and AIDS Programming. S/he will facilitate the development, modification, and/or adaptation of appropriate community services strategies, with the goal of improving both clinical and community access to and use of services. The CPMO is expected to collaborate across technical areas to strengthen linkages for the continuum response from sexual prevention, Gender Based Violence, HIV Testing Services (HTS) to Care. S/he will build the capacity of local partner organizations and HJFMRI staff to deliver high-quality community based services in the assigned districts in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate the overall design, implementation and management of the HJFMRI/MHRP’s program activities being implemented by the outreach partners; Liaise and consult regularly with the relevant authorities, partner organizations, health facilities, community leaders and beneficiaries in relation to the planning, design and implementation of HJFMRI/WRP and partner activities;
- Provide technical assistance (TA) in planning, implementing and evaluating activities undertaken by Outreach partners in the region;
- Support the development of integrated, innovative and gender sensitive interventions for the provision of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for key populations and priority populations and their sexual partners;
- Provide technical assistance (TA) to Clinical staffs, Strategic information officers (SIs), Lab and Research officers, HJFMRI/MHRP’s partners staff on provision of comprehensive community services; active, effective and well documented referrals for both facility and community based services in the Region;
- Ensure well alignment and synergies of program activities HIJFMRI/MHRP’s program implementation areas and ensure that there is no overlap of activities among HJFMRI/MHRP’s outreach partners and other HIV and AIDS implementing partners;
- Ensure compliance and adherence of Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Children (MoHCDGEC) HIV and AIDS guidelines and policies;
- Facilitate and provide overall leadership and sound advice at facility and community settings and improve client adherence to ART, tracing of MISSAP, and LTFU.
- Build the capacity of the partner organizations and government technical staff to deliver high-quality community based services;
- Provide on-going support through coaching, supervision visits and mentoring to partner organizations and HJFMRI/WRP staff in implementing community/outreach based activities;
- Document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches in the district; Develop and maintain good working relationships with other implementing partners, governmental and non-governmental, within the region;
- Provide leadership to outreach program officers in the Region and encourage teamwork spirit;
- Provide ongoing leadership, training and guidance to Outreach Partners’ Program Staff and volunteers to ensure HIV programming and implementation meets MoHCDGEC standards;
- Ensure ongoing training and service delivery activities are monitored, evaluated, documented and disseminated to relevant stakeholders;
- Identify, document, consolidate and disseminate knowledge and information regarding best practices, lessons learned, and proven approaches both within and outside of HJFMRI;
- Collect and review program and financial reports from partners on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis and submit it to relevant levels;
- Liaise with the M&E Department to ensure that outreach program components are functional (e.g. clarity of indicators, quality of M&E data collection tools, data quality and reporting);
- Travel within the assigned Region/District/or Sothern Highlands for the purpose of program management, continued service development, implementation and evaluation of service delivery;
- Perform any other duties assigned in the general support of the program.
- Degree in Social Sciences and behavioral sciences (e.g. public health, epidemiology, education/educational psychology, social work, nursing, etc.)or Advanced Diploma in health/counseling/ psychology/ social work or other HIV and AIDS related discipline and/or postgraduate training in Public or Community Development or relevant Discipline;
- Medical background is an added advantage;
- Minimum of three years experience in managing HIV program, particularly community outreach programs including HIV Testing and Counseling, Palliative Care/HBC and IEC/Behavioral Change Communication and OVC support or impact mitigation.
- Experience in managing donor funded projects;
- Experience working with NGOs, FBOs/CBOs at the community level; Knowledge of the current developments and best practices in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention, globally and in Tanzania;
- Should be able to work under minimum supervision and able to mentor others;
- Knowledge of proposal development, budgeting and reporting with excellent writing skills;
- Good communication skills; ability to troubleshoot; ability to work independently;
- Computer literate (Word, Excel, Internet, PowerPoint).