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PMTCT Field Officer
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Posted: 27 Apr 2017 10:17
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
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
At least Diploma in medical related field preferably registered Nurse.
Postgraduate training in public health is an advantage
Practical experience (minimum 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 - iosely with the Central Technical Advisors and Regional teams to jointly implement the PMTCTwork plan.
Jointly .vith CHMT members conduct focused supportive supervision to the sites to oversee program implementation
(t ravel 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 TH PS staffs and dist rict and fa ci lity 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 ava ilable 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 fac ility if needed Reporting to specified levels.
Establish and maintain a strong relationship with health facility staff delivering PMTCT services in districts.
Working 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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