Monday, 12 March 2018

4 Job Opportunities at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

MALARIA FIELD OFFICERS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non for profit organization in Tanzania contributing to address public health priorities. MDH works with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; as well as academic and non-academic institutions to address the problems of tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, maternal and child health and to undertake initiatives to advance public health research, education, and services for improving the lives of people.

Position: Malaria Field Officer (4) - Location: Morogoro, Mtwara, Lindi, Ruvuma

Reports to: Regional Technical Manager

Malaria Field Officer will be responsible for providing support the technical performance of the Boresha Afya Southern Zone supported Malaria program in the respective region. She/he will be responsible and will work in close collaboration with the HIV/TB/Malaria integration Advisor and the relevant regional and district level health management teams and other project team members.

Responsibilities


  • Support the implementation of the Malaria program in increasing the delivery and uptake of Intermittent Preventive Therapy (IPTp) to pregnant women, improving Malaria diagnostics and case management as well as Community Malaria Integrated Activities that are geared at increasing Malaria literacy to community.
  • Strengthen good program performance as per national standards for the Malaria program.
  • Collaborate with Regional and Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMT) to identify capacity building needs for public and private sites, districts and regional personnel and organize capacity building initiatives for site level staff using currently recommended national curriculum for quality Malaria Case Management and Intermittent Preventive Therapy (IPTp) to pregnant women.
  • Work with R/CHMT to ensure supported sites implement integrated and comprehensive package of Malaria collaborative services at all levels through:


  1. Participate in the Malaria Services and Data Quality Improvement Package (MSDQI package) supportive supervision with regional and district teams at the supported facilities.
  2. Participate in capacity building and implementation of the national guidelines and tools for Malaria program to improve Malaria diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Collaborate with M & E team to strengthen data recording and reporting of Malaria program and ensure paper tool and/or software are available and properly used at all supported sites


  • Collaborate with other Program advisors and grants team in developing and reviewing district sub grantees’ proposals to ensure realistic target setting and adequate allocation of resources;
  • Support the achievements of program targets for Malaria program and report accordingly
  • Support the timely submission of work plans, reports on activities performed, or any other report, as required by the supervisor and project management
  • Support timely reporting on program challenges to the Regional Technical Manager and relevant other staff members;
  • Responsible for the timely and effective communication of important technical and programmatic information to R/CHMT and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Document best practices and lessons learned from his/her supported region.
  • Perform any other relevant program related duties as assigned by the Regional Technical Manager

Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications

a) Doctor of Medicine degree OR Advance Diploma in Medicine

b) Proven technical skills in Malaria, including Malaria Case Management and Malaria in Pregnancy

c) At least 3 years work experience in the Malaria program or related field

d) Ability to identify and work with other partners and collaborators in the relevant field.

e) Good in writing reports and interpreting data.


Mode of application: 

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, CV, names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees to the Human Resource Manager by through e-mail hr@mdh-tz.org or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802. You may indicate the preferred region.

Deadline is 19th March 2018.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.