Friday, 1 March 2019

New Job Opportunity Dar es salaam at JHPIEGO Tanzania, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Specialist

Jobs at JHPIEGO March 2019, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Specialist

Organization Overview

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 46 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego, implementing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit a Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Specialist for Sauti Project.

Position: Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Specialist [One position based in Dar es Salaam]
Application Deadline: 2019-03-15

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Senior Biomedical Advisor, the PrEP Specialist will provide technical leadership and programmatic oversight in the introduction and scale-up of oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in selected districts in Tanzania, under the so-called Sauti project, which is a USAID funded HIV combination prevention project to key and vulnerable populations. He/she will provide technical and management oversight, coordination, and capacity building of the implementation teams.

He/she will maximize linkages with other Jhpiego projects as appropriate, and ensure maximum integration of PrEP activities across and within technical areas of Sauti project. Working with the project team, he/she will participate to the national technical working groups and any other relevant forum; whenever necessary, s/he provides guidance in the orientation of county-level stakeholders, subgrantees and policymakers to improve their understanding of the Sauti PrEP services. He/she will align the activities of the consortium partners and subgrantees to available project resources, and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities. In collaboration with the project team and partners, he/she will support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.


  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in the scale-up of oral PrEP for HIV prevention among key and vulnerable populations
  • Lead the design of strategies for introduction and scale-up of oral PrEP. These include but are not limited to; demand creation, stakeholder engagement, and service delivery
  • Lead the design of outreach interventions, including those that consider gender inequalities, stigma, and discrimination of key and vulnerable populations
  • Support in development of new/review evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and other relevant support required for implementation of the program to meet the needs of the donor and the Government of Tanzania
  • Coordinate the activities of all project partners to ensure maximum integration and efficiency of project activities
  • Provide mentorship and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise
  • Lead the formulation of approaches for scale-up of PrEP services
  • Represent Jhpiego and Sauti project in professional forums which include; meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups
  • Analyze potential key and vulnerable population outreach strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and program team members to identify clinical and community-based service delivery issues that impede access to and continuation of oral PrEP
  • Identify appropriate facility and community-based strategies to address key and vulnerable populations PrEP service delivery gaps
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement and in-service training
  • Support MOH, professional associations, other national stakeholders in the revision/development of evidence-based standards for competency in PrEP for key and vulnerable populations
  • Mobilize national and international level clinical/technical expertise to resolve clinical issues that shape or affect local public policy or program design
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Support data use for programming, monitor progress to targets and continuation rates and give guidance to the implementation teams
  • Conduct regular reporting, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, and case stories in implementation related to areas of technical expertise
  • Author and co-author abstracts, presentations and manuscripts for journals and conferences support any other duty as requested by the direct supervisor Management:
  • Supervise and guide regional/zonal PrEP coordinators; provide technical assistance to the regional clinical service program officers; monitor and guide service delivery by the Biomedical team and the community-based HIV service providers at the site level
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including developing and reviewing scopes of work related to the demand creation, support groups, and economic empowerment activities for PrEP beneficiaries
  • Work closely with the direct supervisor and the technical team at the central level and other Jhpiego directors in setting program priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from partners
  • Work with M&E staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to the project
  • Provide technical leadership in the development of the project work plan, technical strategies, and program monitoring, in close collaboration with MOH and other stakeholders
  • Ensure timely implementation of all program inputs, including planning and implementing assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy development, capacity-building and M&E across program sites, in close coordination and collaboration with the relevant government departments
  • Assist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports
  • Coordinate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of short-term consultants as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related postgraduate qualification and undergraduate clinical training is required
  • At least 10 years’ experience in implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment programs
  • 5 years senior level experience in leading HIV prevention, care and treatment programs
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering teamwork
  • Experience in strengthening service delivery programs, performance and quality improvement
  • Experience working with senior level MOH officials and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Tanzania healthcare system and HIV program
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with academic qualifications and relevant experience.

How to Apply

To apply please indicate the position title on the subject line and regional of reference of your e-mail, i.e. Application for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Specialist. All applications should also include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter, and your salary history.
Send the application through email:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.

Caution to the applicants:
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