Monday, 15 July 2019

Job Opportunity at MDH, Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) Manager

Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) Managers  

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health prior ties of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions. Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others. All job positions require significant field work and travel up to 80% of the time. MDH don’t have any agents and don’t charge any fees or commission or any payments to the interested candidates. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill in vacancies in the following regions:


MEDICALLY ASSISTED THERAPY (MAT) MANAGER 1 Post; Par es Salaam

Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs

Job Summary: The Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) Manager is a technical expert in all matters relating to MAT program and services. S/He provides technical leadership and oversight on MAT related services and intervention. S/He will be guided by the National Guidelines and SOP and other relevant authorities to keep up to date with key advances in the issues related to MAT, translating into practice key program national and global priorities in Medically Assisted Therapy and HIV prevention among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID); as well as working with and providing substantive and technical direction and support to other MDH staff and supported region and districts, key stakeholders at regional and local government authorities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To lead and oversee planning, implementation, capacity building, M&E and reporting of MAT services under the AFYA KWANA Project as well as other relevant activities across supported region
Provide functional and timely input in the implementation of MAT services including reporting on progress of the planned activities and expected outputs
To oversee implementation of key program initiatives to address program, donor and national priorities such as HIV, TB, and Hepatitis screening in line with National guidelines
To oversee needs assessment on MAT services and organize efforts to address them including capacity building and Health System Strengthening in collaboration with Regional and District Program Managers, Regional and District AIDS Control Coordinators and Regional and District Mental Health coordinators
To ensure timelines and accuracy of relevant MAT data as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems in collaboration with the M&E teams
To ensure timely collection and provision of requested information for the quality progress report
To lead efforts to fully analyze and utilize MAT data to inform plan, priorities and resource allocation and write reports, best practices and lessons learned for a wider dissemination
To lead efforts to identify gaps in MAT services; design and implement operational research (OR), Public Health Evaluation (PHE), secondary data analyses and CQI initiatives to address these gaps and write abstracts, posters, manuscripts and policy brief to widely disseminate the findings
To participate in district and regional meetings and consultations to share and disseminate MDH experience and models of MAT service integration and coordination
To assist the program and country roll out and scale up suitable models for MAT services in collaboration with PORALG, DCEA, Ministries of Health, PEPFAR, Global Fund and other stake holders
To implement and manage strong capacity building program HCPs supporting MAT clinics
To supervise program staff under her/him across all supported regions and councils
To engage and facilitate strategic collaboration with key technical and community based stakeholders in HIV prevention among PWID including community leaders and IPs
To lead efforts in writing technical program documents including project proposals, workplans, reports best practices, lessons learned and other relevant documents as required by DDP-TS
To support and advise the regional project manager on all MAT issues and perform other relevant duties assigned to by the supervisor

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills:

Doctor of Medicine (MD, MB Ch B); Masters degree in Public Health
At least five years experience of proven experience in HIV project management in the design administration, management and implementation of national health programs including supervision, M&E and reporting
Proven experience in writing reports
Extensive working experience in implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment programs for adults and children
Experience in implementing HIV Prevention among People who inject Drugs (PWID) and Medically Assisted Therapy
Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
Proficiency in both written and oral English and Swahili languages
Good working knowledge in computer software application such as MS word, Excel, Access, Power Point and internet.
Good strategic, analytical, problem solving and system thinking skills with capacity and ability to make sound judgement
Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines
Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
Ability to conduct trainings

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates for any of the above positions should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees, MDH don’t have any agents and don’t charge any fees to the interested candidates. Applications should be submitted by 30th July, 2019, 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.