Jobs
POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Resident Advisor for pMTCT and Care and Treatment, Tanzania

LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

FUNDING:

1. GAP/CDC UTAP Cooperative Agreement: 90%
2. Columbia University MTCT-Plus Initiative: 10%

REPORTS TO:

1. Country Director, CDC-Tanzania
2. Principal Investigator, Columbia UTAP

PRINCIPAL TANZANIAN COUNTERPARTS:

Dr. G. L. Upunda - Chief Medical Officer, MOH
Dr. Z. A. Berege - Director of Curative Services, MOH
Dr. G. R. Mliga - Director of Human Resource Development, MOH
Dr. Y. A. Ipuge - Head, Diagnostic Services and PMTCT Coordinator, MOH
Dr. Angela Ramadhan - National PMTCT Coordinator, MOH
Dr. Catherine Sanga - Head, Reproductive and Child Health Services
Dr. Roland Swai - Programme Manager, National AIDS Control Programme, MOH

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:

To provide technical support to pMTCT and HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities supported by GAP/CDC in Tanzania. In particular, the Advisor will assist the MOH in developing enhanced capacity for the planning, management, and coordination of these activities at the national level. A secondary function is to serve as the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) representative in Tanzania.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advisory responsibilities:

  1. To assist CDC staff in the development of its program of technical assistance to pMTCT programs, as well as to new HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs as they may develop in Tanzania.
  2. To build the capacity of MOH personnel to better implement their role in the technical planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of these programs.
  3. To help guide the development of national guidelines related to care and treatment, including clinical protocols, drug formularies, training materials, data collection instruments, and monitoring and evaluation tools.
  4. To serve as a resource to the CDC and to the Tanzanian government in the evaluation of ongoing pMTCT programs, and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded programs for the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
  5. To represent MSPH programs (such as the MTCT-Plus Initiative) before Tanzanian Government officials and partner organizations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • RN and MPH degrees
  • 5+ years experience in developing country health care programs
  • Extensive clinical experience in care and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in HIV/AIDS treatment
  • Ability to relate and work well with colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced clinical training, and/or degree in public health or related discipline
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to developing country health care programs
  • Excellent program management and coordination skills, and experience in program planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to relate and work well with colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Familiarity with Kiswahili


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