Sunday, 7 January 2018

Job Opportunity at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Community Engagement Officer

  Ajira Yako       Sunday, 7 January 2018
Job Title: Community Engagement Officer
Immediate Supervisor: Senior Manager Community Engagement
Location: Dar es Salaam

Roles Summary
The Community Engagement Officer will work as a key regional cross cutting
member of EGPAF’s technical team, coordinating and providing technical
assistance to respective regions councils` facilities and communities to maximize
comprehensive health services uptake, strengthening referral and linkages across
service areas and retention into continuum of care for improved quality of life of
clients and communities at large.
He/she will be working close collaboration with EGPAF councils project
coordinators across the supported regions, the councils community development
officers, home based care coordinators, community health workers coordinators,
councils HIV/AIDS coordinators, social welfare officers and other community
stakeholders including IPs, CSO and CBOs to support implementation, supervision
and monitoring of community activities that will increase access to health services
at the community including strengthen linkages, referral systems, and client
tracking and implementing community care models to improve access and
retention into continuum of care.
Under the supervision of Senior Manager – Community Engagement and support
from ECD
coordinator, the CE Officer will work closely with councils project coordinators, to
provide
technical assistance to councils community stakeholders in implementation of ECD,
HIV, TB and Family planning, Nutrition activities in the supported program regions,
Councils and health facilities.

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities
Coordination Community Engagement Activities in EGPAF supported Regions and
Councils
• Work closely with the councils project coordinators and ECD Coordinator to
ensure all
community based supported priority areas are captured in the annual and
quarterly work plans
• Ensure adequate integration of facilities and community based activities that will
increase
identification, enrolment & retention of clients in provided services
(developmental delays,
malnutrition, HTS, PMTCT/EID, ART, TB and family planning).
• He/ she will work closely with Facilities & Community actors (CSO/FBO, support
groups and CHW) in project regions to coordinate facility community based
treatment supportive activities
that increase access & demand of health services provided at health facility and
community
level such as ECD, ART, PMTCT, Family Planning, Adolescents and youth friendly
services, Nutrition, TB and gender services.
• Work with regional managers, councils project coordinators, ECD coordinator and
officers to
facilitate networks and linkages between the sub-grantees with potential
organizations that
are involved in supporting PLHAs (in counseling, child disability, nutrition and
income
generating programs) in the projects’ facilities catchment areas for referral and
linkages of
clients
• Guide implementation being done by community HBC and CHWs services focal
person at
regional, district and facility levels on planning, implementation and reporting of
the
community engagement activities ensuring increased awareness of ECD services,
HIV testing,
referral, enrolment and retention.
• In collaboration with CHMT, engage community actors to support health facilities
to improve community based treatment supportive services to improve treatment adherence
and clinic attendance. This includes using opportunity through ECD activities to facilitate
testing and adherence.
• Work with Coordinators (CHAC, DCBHSC, Supervisors, active CSO) to coordinate
the CHW and lay counselors effort to attain maximum output through their
community based activities Capacity building, supervision and Monitoring of
Community engagement implementation
• In collaboration with CPCs, oversee and support CHMTs to implement community
based programs activities to enable clients’ particularly vulnerable population access
ECD, HIV, TB and Family planning services through demand creation campaigns
• Build the capacity of CHMTs in the development of work plans, and council
budgets and monitor implementation of planned activities through health facilities
• Conduct trainings for community volunteers (CHWs, lay counselors, Home based
care providers, home based care supervisors) in the project areas like Care for Child
Development (CCD), HIV community family Planning, TB and home based HIV testing services.
• Build capacity of health facilities staff and CHW to improve treatment adherence
and
Psychosocial Support Counseling and provision of PHDP1 package for clients quality
of life and retention on services
• Provide TA to Health facility staff and CHW to strengthen paper based
management referrals system which include proper filling of referral forms, monitoring of returned
referral forms and keeping records appropriately
• With the support from the coordinator-community linkages; ensure planned
trainings and workshops or meetings for community stakeholders (lay counselors, CHW,
Treatment adherence counselors, CBHS Coordinators/supervisors, Local leaders, CSOs,
community members etc) in the project areas are well coordinated and implemented in high
quality and follow up is made for expected output or outcome
Documentation, reporting and sharing
• With the support from SMCE, she/he will coordinate the Stakeholders inventory
list and contacts and update from time to time (this include CHW, Lay Counselors, Support
groups, CSO, CHMT etc)
• Ensure project teams and partners are capable of documenting and compiling
monthly, quarterly or semiannual and annual community engagement activities
• Support the data collection, recording and reporting by volunteers using the
appropriate formats and submitted reports at the site;
• Compile monthly and quarterly report on community based health services
• Share experiences of implementing community based activities with other EGPAF
staffs and other partners;
• Document for sharing best practices in form of case studies, success stories,
abstracts, video clips and experiences from implemented community linkages
innovative interventions and activities both internally and externally to the
councils, ministry, development partners and donors 7 Representation and other
• Liaise with projects and other organization implementing community based
services for information sharing to further improve planning for facility and community
linkages and referral systems

• Travel up to 50% in supporting community based activities implementation and

representation to relevant meetings, workshop and conferences as much as
required by the projects
• Represent the organization in different collaboration meetings between the
government and other CBOs and NGOs that focus on strengthening continuum of
care in the community
• Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the direct supervisor or
senior management team.

HOW TO APPLY
EGPAF is an equal opportunities employer and the position is open to all. Qualified
candidates
should submit a CV, cover letter and relevant certificates explaining how the
experience detailed
in the CV will contribute to the requirements of the position and references to

EGPAF.
Submissions to be sent to:
The Senior Human Resource Manager,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation,
P.O. BOX 1628,
395 Ursino Park, Mwaikibaki Road, Morocco
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Or e-mail: recruitment.tanzania@pedaids.org

Closing date: 08th January 2018.
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