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PMTCT Field Officer
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Posted: 25 Apr 2017 13:00
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Diploma
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports the government of Tanzania, through the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare in mainland and Zanzibar, to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. THPS’s core focus is on strengthening the national health system, and specifically the structures responsible for budgeting, planning, implementing, and monitoring health and social services.
Email: info@thps.or.tz
Phone: +255-689-103-046
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Requirements
• Atleast Diploma in medical related field preferably registered Nurse.
• Pqst graduate training in public health is an advantage
• Practical experience (minirnu'm 3 years) in implementing PMTCT and in HIV/AIDS programs in Tanzania is mandatory
• At least three years professional experience in HIV program management
Conditions
N/A
Responsibilities
• Work closely with the Central Technical Advisors and Regional teams to jointly implement the PMTCT work plan.
• Jointly with CHMT members conduct focused supportive supervision to the sites to oversee program implementation (travel up
to 80 % of the time in the field) i.e. Visit every site at least once in a month for low volume sites and at least twice in a month
for high volume sites to strengthen the program at the site through identifying gaps and collaborating with the THPS staffs and
district and facility team to find solutions.
• Provide direct, onsite support to nurses and clinical officers working at RCH units in THPS supported districts to establish and
strengthen services and provide ongoing mentoring and support to implement the current National PMTCT guideline
• Coordinates and monitors early infant diagnosis (EID) services for all identified HIV exposed infants and ensures results timely
communicated.
• Ensures HIV viral load monitoring among HIV pregnant women in the PMTCT program
• Develop linkages between various HIV programs and community based organizations within the region.
• Work with health facility staff and HIV positive pregnant/postpartum women to support the establishment and monitor the
Psychosocial Support Groups (PSGs) for PMTCT at the facilities.
• Ensure M&E & IEC materials and job aids are available at every PMTCT site.
• Reviews and maintains a resource binder (resource mapping) of current PMTCT information for Health care worker education
purposes and referral resources.
• Help facility staff own the data through improving preparation and make use of PMTCT monthly summary reports. Assist in
data collection from the health facility if needed Reporting to specified levels.
• Establish and maintain a strong relationship with health facility staff delivering PMTCT services in districts.
• W?rking closely with CHMT ensure timely ordering, stocking and supply of PMTCT and Family planning supplies to PMTCT
sites.
• Prepare and timely submit site visit reports, ensuring observed issues which need immediate intervention are communicated
immediately upon return from the field.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
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