Saturday, December 21, 2019

4 District Community Field Assistant at MDH


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities.  All job positions below  require significant field work and travel up to 70% of the time. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following positions:


DISTRICT COMMUNITY FIELD ASSISTANT :4 posts; Tabora

Reports to the District Community Field Officer.

Job Summary:

The Field Assistant supports day-to-day field implementation of a community-based HIV testing and prevention program. Field Assistant will work closely with the Field Officer(s) to ensure delivery         of community-based HIVtesting services for       target   beneficiaries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the work plan development for daily implementation at district level of field activities.
  • Conduct day-to-day program implementation at the site level including preparing logistics for field activities.
  • Support the delivery of field-based HIV prevention services to beneficiaries by community outreach volunteers, including rollout of day and night mobile outreach campaigns.
  • Support HIV testing and pre and post-test counselling with beneficiaries, and facilitate referrals for HIV positive clients.
  • Mentor and supervise peer outreach volunteers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach volunteer meetings.
  • Prepare adequate supplies of commodities and tools to outreach volunteers and healthcare workers.
  • Work closely with healthcare workers and community outreach volunteers to ensure all data collection tools are entered appropriately, and conduct on-job mentorship for community outreach volunteers.
  • Assist with identifying/screening, recruitment, and training of community outreach volunteers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor


Education, work experience and skills

  • Advance Diploma/Diploma level trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, laboratory technician,) who have current qualifications and training in phlebotomy and HIV testing duties.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing HIV testing and counselling services with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedure for HIV testing and care management
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.


TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, CV, and three work related referees by January 5, 2020, to the Human Resource Director 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.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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