Health and HIV officer

Call for Job Applications: ELCT Kizazi Kipya Project

DATE OF RELEASE: 20th December 2017


ELCT Kizazi Kipya is a 5 year project funded by USAID in which the Palliative Care Program of the Health Department at the ELCT Hq will implement as a Sub grantee to PACT-Tanzania. Although, it is subject to availability of funds from USAID – the project will operate in phases of 6 months first and then one year renewable contracts. As part of the project implementation, ELCT is calling for Job applicants to fill in the following vacant position:


Job Title: Health and HIV officer

Reports to: Project Manager

Locations: ELCT Head Office, Arusha.

Number required: 1 Staff


Clinical officer or nurse with Diploma or equivalent qualification
At least 5 year experience working as a nurse/clinical officer in HIV or Development sector in Tanzania
Knowledge of computer
Experience in working with HIV related services or USAIDS funded projects is a plus
Experience in working with communities is an added advantage
Experience working with both clinical and community based interventions will be a great advantage.
Experience/interest to work in Church environment and ability to serve people of other faith
Good command in Swahili and English language (both spoken and written) is crucial.
Roles and Responsibilities

Represent ELCT and coordinate with the council health management team regarding HIV and health related activities.
Hold monthly meetings with care and treatment centers (CTC) in implementation area to support shared confidentiality, facilitate case conferencing, improve bi-directional referral system and ensure HIV positive beneficiaries receive needed services
Support early childhood development (ECD) corners at targeted health facilities including regular monitoring supportive supervision
Support community case workers (CCW’s) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointments, enroll them into Kizazi kipya project and link them back to CTCs
Support CCWs to conduct HIV risk assessments for OVC during case management, refer and link at risk OVC to HIV testing and counseling (HTC)
Schedule quarterly sexual reproductive health education outreaches to teen clubs and organize HTC outreaches for adolescents with high risk behaviors
Work with EGPAF to roll out a supplemental HIV curriculum to CCWs and ensure CCWs provide appropriate support to HIV positive OVC and care givers
Support CCWs to strengthen the capacity of care givers to support HIV positive OVC and ensure CCWs refer HIV positive OVC and caregivers to PLHIV support groups
Ensure screening of caregivers for depression and link them to appropriate services
Support the roll out of evidence based curriculums relating to HIV (eg. Stepping stones, Sinovuyo Teens, sexual reproductive health education, care for child development etc)
Support the establishment of a bi-directional referral system to monitor beneficiaries through the HIV continuum of care as service completion for other health and social services.
Monitor implementation, bottlenecks, performance metrics of the bi-directional referral system; proactively offer solutions, conduct quality improvement activities and implement adjustments to improve referral outcomes
Coordinate quarterly district level quality improvement meetings with relevant bi-directional referral system stakeholders, ensure actions from the meetings are implemented and the bi-directional referral system is improved
Work with Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer to ensure all bi-directional referral data are accurate and produced weekly; use data for decision making
Lead the development of a service directory for health, nutrition and HIV services in implementation area; update the directory at least once per year
Support CCWs to conduct nutrition activities, including nutrition assessments, counseling and linkages to other nutrition service providers
Provide continuous supportive supervision to CCWs to ensure provision of health related services, referral and linkage to beneficiaries
Submit timely updates to the program coordinator for inclusion in the quarterly, semiannual and annual reports.
Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication
Perform any other related duties assigned by the project coordinator
All Applications including current CV, Academic certificates and an application letter should be addressed to


The ELCT Secretary General
Attn to: The Director – ELCT Kizazi Kipya Project
ELCT Health Department
P. O. Box 3033
Arusha, Tanzania.

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