Job Opportunities at Management and Development for Health (MDH)



1 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.

MDH (Sub recipient) in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting Limited (Prime) through USAID BORESHA AFYA SOUTHERN ZONE PROGRAM seeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill the following position:

Pharmaceutical Support and Supply Chain Advisor (PSSA) - Morogoro 
Location: Morogoro
Reports to: Regional Technical Manager.

The Pharmaceutical Support and Supply Chain Advisor (PSSA) is a self-motivated individual who will be responsible for providing oversight for pharmaceutical support and supply chain services for HIV commodities, Malaria commodities, TB medicines, FP and related commodities at the regional/district and USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported facilities. The PSSA’s main objective is to guarantee the technical performance of the USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone pharmaceutical support and supply chain services in the respective region. She/he will responsible to the Regional Technical Manager and will work in close collaboration with the relevant regional and district level health management teams and programme supported facilities.

Duties: 

  • The PSSA is responsible for ensuring that USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported regions meets national standard for health commodities supply chain management by:

Ensuring that relevant staff at USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported sites/districts are trained to provide high quality of services
Identify training needs for sites, districts and regional pharmacists and facilitate trainings on good practice in pharmaceutical and supply chains management.
Collaborate with regional and district levels to conduct Supply chain mentorship

  • Ensures uninterrupted supply in HIV,TB, FP anti-Malaria and related commodities at all USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone -supported sites by 2

Ensuring that all supported facilities maintains agreed buffer stock off all HIV/TB, FP and Malaria-related commodities including lab reagent and consumables and assist in redistribution of products when out of stock
Providing technical assistance to Regional/district pharmacists in reporting and ordering of ARVs, Anti Malaria, FP commodities, TB medicines and related commodities from the MSD.
Ensuring that technical procedures for procurement, distribution, documentation and dispensing are adhered to at all sites according to the standard operating procedures.
Keep track of health commodities flow between stores and USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported sites and continuously update and educate site staff on developments and issues related to new drug formulations, national and zonal ARV and OI drugs stocks update
Provide TA to USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported facilities to maintain the inventory of medicines and laboratory commodities and reagents that are present.
Make sure that all dispensing rooms at the various sites have the necessary infrastructure and are able to function efficiently.
Assist R/CHMTs members to conduct monthly audit of 10 sites per district to ensure that all supplies including drugs and laboratory reagents reach its intended beneficiaries.

  • Preparing quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports for submission to key stakeholders.
  •  Follow up collection of monthly information about the stock at all USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported sites/districts, and share with respective key stakeholders.
  • Providing regular information to immediate line manager on any challenges associated with ARV/TB/Malaria drugs, OI drugs and test kits availability at the supported regions.
  • Liaising with the councils counterparts on monthly basis to address any concerns or problems that they are facing with regarding supply chain issues of HIV/AIDS/Malaria commodities and related supplies
  • Actively perform supportive supervisions to USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported sites, and use these supervisions to strengthen their capacity on issues related to supply chain management.
  • Carry out any other job related responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.


Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications
a) A qualified Pharmacist or other Public Health professional with at least four years’ experience in health commodities supply chain
a) Three years’ experience in logistics/supply chain management and or public health commodities management.
b) Work experience working with HIV care and treatment programs will be considered an advantage

TO APPLY: 
Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.

Applications should be submitted by July 22, 2018, to the Human Resource Manager through email hr@mdh-tz.org or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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JOB TTLE: STUDY CLINICIAN (2 posts) 
Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit organization in Tanzania that primarily aims to contribute towards addressing public health priorities through evidence based interventions and partnerships. MDH works in collaboration 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 (TB), 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 and communities.

MDH is working with WHO Living study team in Nairobi to implement a clinical trial titled PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF LOPINAVIR BASED ART FOR HIV INFECTED CHILDREN GLOBALLY (LIVING) STUDY. (BRAND NAME: LIVING STUDY). This study is already going on in Amana and Temeke hospitals in Ilala and Temeke municipalities respectively. MDH is looking for two qualified persons to fill the position of study clinician who will provide quality and professional inputs toward the success of this study.

JOB TTLE: STUDY CLINICIAN (2 posts) 
LOCATION: DAR ES SALAAM
REPORT TO: STUDY COORDINATOR

JOB PURPOSE 
Perform the task as Clinician for the pediatric HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial at one of the study site under the supervision of the study coordinator. Job description
1. Work closely with site study team and study coordinator
2. Conducting screening and enrolment of study participants at the site
3. Providing clinical care to study participants including:
a. Management of Opportunistic Infections
b. Staging of HIV patients for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) eligibility
c. Initiating ART to naïve participants
d. Managing and report adverse events
e. Prescribe the study drug and other medication as indicated by study protocol and national guidelines.
4. Work with study paediatrician and physician to make all study participants medical related decision.
5. Request and track lab results of all necessary investigations as defined in the study schedule of events.
6. In collaboration with site manager, report all Serious Adverse Events (SAE) to study coordinator, study paediatrician, study PI and DNDi Nairobi team.
7. In collaboration with study counsellor, track and follow up study participants and all SAE
8. Fill and complete all study CRFs precisely and accurately as required by GCP.
9. Responsible for scanning and uploading study CRFs to database.
10. Adhere to regulatory requirement and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines when executing study activities.
11. Make sure all study equipment are available at the study site.
12. Provide study progress weekly report on recruitment, study withdrawals and SAE.
13. Attend and coordinate study weekly meeting at the site.
14. Responsible to manage and secure study data and documents as study protocol.
15. Keep all the study related documents including study site master file, protocol, MOP and SOPs safely and accessible.
16. Updating and maintaining all study logs (Protocol deviation tracking, Consent log, patient screening and identification logs, follow-up tracking log, study monitor log, laboratory investigation tracking log)
17. Perform other job related activities as requested by supervisor.

Qualification and work experience
1. Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution;
2. he/she should have an experience of at least 3 years in paediatric HIV/AIDS related field.
3. Experience in clinical trials and GCP training will be added advantages.

TO APPLY: 
Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.


Applications should be submitted by July 22, 2018, to the Human Resource Manager 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. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted