Regional Community Service Coordinator – Amref Health Africa

Job summary:
The focus of the Regional Community Services Coordinator is to strengthen and coordinate the
rapid implementation of a PEPFAR funded, comprehensive, community-based HIV prevention,
testing, linkage, and retention services project targeting key vulnerable populations (KVP) in Tanga region. He/she will provide leadership in engaging Community stakeholders including collaborating with R/CHMT to support community based services, with technical advice and guidance from the Community Services Advisor

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
Lead and manage field staff working on the community-based HIV prevention project reaching KVP in Tanga region
Plan and coordinate all meetings and trainings
Develop annual and quarterly work plans and supervise implementation at the regional level to ensure all targets are met
Implement community test-and-treat strategies and identify gaps to improve uptake of treatment initiation and linkage to care among targeted populations.
Coordinate the provision of the Linkage Case Management (LCM) services
Organize the orientation of the local government authorities and other stakeholders about the community-based HIV prevention project
Organize the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on the community-based HIV prevention project
Liaise with regional authorities and stakeholders as the representative for Amref regional office for Community services technical and supportive guidance
Participate in the development of the referral network model between the communitybased outreach and health facility services
Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to improve the provision of comprehensive community-based services including opportunistic infection, TB, STI screening, family planning (FP) needs assessment and referrals.
Participate in the development and implementation of innovative approaches for index testing.
Coordinate and conduct mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KVP including adolescent girls and young women are found
Collaborate with organizations for execution of sub-agreements and service agreements
Supervise the recruitment and training of community outreach Volunteers (COV) and lay counselors from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
Supervise the recruitment and training of Community Expert Client (CEC) to implement the linkage Case Management Services (LCM) and Tracking
Mentor and supervise community outreach Volunteers and Community Expert Client regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead regular meetings
Ensure adequate data collection and timely, complete and clean reporting of regional data to the central level
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification
Medical or Social Science Degree or Master’s
Experience working with the Regional and Local Government authorities
Proven relationship building skills as well as in facilitation , leadership and Coordination
Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills
At least 4 years of hands on experiences at a senior position in community based program NGO which is active in health development
Good interpersonal and people management skills a team player and builder
Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage

How to Apply
If 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. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS September 15, 2019. Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position failure to do that your application may not be retrieved. All correspondences should be directed to: Email: jobs.tanzania@amref.org. Direct application through mail will not be accepted. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer however women and people with disability are encouraged to apply and has a non-smoking environment policy; “Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible” Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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