FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology, creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries. Currently, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill in various positions as listed below for its EpiC project in Tanzania.
The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a S year global project funded by the US. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the US.Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.
Position: Senior Technical Officer, DREAMS -Shinyanga (1 position)
Main Function. Overseeing and coordinating the provision a combination prevention package of evidence-supported biomedical, behavioral and structural interventions to AGYW ages 15-24 years to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. Designing and providing technical oversight of DREAMS activities at the community level which increase health seeking behaviors, expand access to safe spaces and adolescent-friendly services and improve the overall wellbeing of AGYW and their families at the community level. Ensuring all activities are implemented in line with USAID/PEPFAR standards for DREAWS programming, EpiC guidelines and GoT policies. DREAMS activities will be implemented within selected districts of Shinyanga region.
Responsibilities :Overseeing the design and roll-out of a DREAMS package of services for AGYW (may include Stepping Stones Curriculum, health service demand creation activities including HIV testing and counseling and linkage to care, creation of safe spaces, GBV screening, scale-up of adolescent-friendly health services, support for economic strengthening activities and roll-out of parenting curricula, etc.) •Implementing use of a vulnerability index to understand risks of AGYW; utilize mapping tools to understand HIV acquisition among AGYW.Leading efforts to strengthen quality of demand generation and service provision for AGYW. Strengthening capacity of and provide technical support to Tanzanian civil society organization (CSO) partners to deliver the above services. Ensuring that project strategies and activities addressing youth are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with GoT, PEPFAR and EpiC standards, protocols and guidelines. Ensuringthat the project engages youth in all stages of the project to promote youth leadership and ensure that youth perspectives are taken into conslderation. Promoting integration across a range of services for youth to take a holistic, family-centered approach to improving their wellbeing. Ensuring all youth-focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming. Llaising with GoT counterparts, service providers, CSO partners and stakeholders to ensure activities are well-coordinated with other national and regional programs&Developing and/or contributing to technical briefs, reports, guidelines and other materials.
Position Requirements- Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Clinical degree (nurse, physician) with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience; or Master’s Degree with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s Degree with 7 to 9 years of relevant experience in provision of PEPFAR DREAMS services to AGYW at community level. Experience working with AGYW aged 15-24 years; familiarity with evidenced-based strategies for reducing their vulnerability and providing targeted services; familiarity with the PEPFAR DREAMS package of services. Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with the national youth guidelines, standards and protocols. Familiarity with Tanzania public health sector at multiple levels; experience working with GoT stakeholders. Familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs. Experience in programs serving KVP and AGYW. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of vulnerable youtivExperience in technical capacity building of Tanzanian CSOs, especially those working with AGYW. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Well-devdoped computer skills in written and spoken English communication. Well-devdoped computer skills
How to Apply:
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. For detailed information, interested candidates may either submit their application Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees to E mail: [email protected] or visit FHI 360’s Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careers to register online, and to submit CV/resume and cover letter.
FHI 360 k an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date: December 20,2019.