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Job Opportunity at THPS, VMMC Program Officer


Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and Ministry of Health in Zanzibar. THPS’ goal is to ensure accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through strengthening of health systems.

THPS, has been awarded by CDC/PEPFAR to implement the five (5) years project AFYA HATUA (Sustain Treatment, Enrolment and HIV Prevention- STEP). Through AFYA HATUA, THPS will deliver client centered, comprehensive facility and community-based HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for general, key and vulnerable populations in Pwani, Kigoma and Shinyanga regions, and contribute to the country’s epidemic control. Based on the Government of Tanzania’s (GoT) National Multisectoral Strategic Framework (NMSF) IV, Health Sector HIV Strategic Plan (HSHSP) IV, and PEPFAR COP21 priorities, AFYA HATUA will extend best practices and lessons learned from THPS’s 10+ years of implementing HIV programs in Tanzania. THPS will partner with all LGAs in the 3 regions, faith-based health facilities, and community-based, key population (KP)-led organizations to achieve the project goals.

Position Title:            VMMC Program Officer

Reports to:                 Regional VMMC Services Coordinator

Location:                    Kigoma

Job Summary:

The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Officer is responsible for overall coordination, capacity building, demand creation and implementation of VMMC services in line with national and international VMMC standards and guidelines to achieve

target coverage in the region in both community and facility settings. S/He is responsible for achievement of VMMC targets ensuring key deliverables in VMMC programing at THPS are attained at high performance levels.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for implementation of all VMMC activities in the region
  • Ensure VMMC services follow national, WHO and PEPFAR, protocols, policies and guidelines and are consistent with established best practices.
  • Develop work plan for program implementation at the regional and district
  • Maintain regular communication with regional and council health management teams (R/CHMTs) and conduct clinical mentorship and supportive supervision to health care workers implementing the VMMC services in collaboration with R/CHMTs.
  • Provide technical assistance and organize trainings, CME sessions on VMMC quality assurance in collaboration with the regional team.
  • Conduct VMMC demand creation activities in collaboration with local government and other
  • Coordinate VMMC counselling program services and ensures linkage and referral of all HIV positive clients.
  • Ensure VMMC services guidelines and protocols are followed by the surgical
  • Contribute in preparation of annual work plans, budgets, performance reports and quarterly reports for VMMC in the region.
  • Collaborate with M&E team to ensure uninterrupted availability of national VMMC M&E tools, proper documentation at VMMC static and outreach sites and facilitate effective linkages services.
  • Scale out the VMMC Data Base to all supported VMMC static and mobile
  • Ensure consistent availability of VMMC supplies, equipment and consumables for VMMC services in all static and mobile and outreach VMMC
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation on progress to annual targets in collaboration with M&E and VMMC services technical team.
  • Develop regional innovations on VMMC activities implementation and document success stories, case studies, best practices and lessons learnt from the


Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:

  • Medical trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, MD, MBBS or equivalent) with certification on VMMC
  • Minimum three years of experience in VMMC surgical and device-based services;
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR funded HIV prevention programs is an added
  • Experience of working with local government authorities including R/CHMTs, other stakeholders and health facilities.
  • Ability to work independently with strong coordination and supervisory skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, training, facilitation, team building and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili with strong computer skills


How to apply:

Interested applicants should send an email recruitment@thps.or.tz attaching their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by September 23rd 2021 with a position title as a subject line, for example: “Community Service Technical Advisor’’.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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