AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020
Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
FHI 360 is a
nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in
lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our
staff includes 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 70
countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below….
Position: Senior Technical Advisor DREAMS
The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5
year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. 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.
Oversee and coordinate the provision a combination prevention package
of evidence-supported biomedical, behavioural and structural
interventions to AGYW ages 15-24 years to reduce their vulnerability to
HIV. He/She will design and provide technical oversight of DREAMS
activities at the community level which increase health seeking
behaviours, expand access to safe spaces and adolescent-friendly
services and improve the overall wellbeing of AGYW and their families at
the community level. He/She will ensure all activities are implemented
in line with USAID/PEPFAR standards for DREAWS programming, EpiC
guidelines and GoT policies.
with GoT counterparts, service providers, CSO partners and stakeholders
to ensure activities are well-coordinated with other national and
- Strengthen partner coordination in the district through monthly meetings and joint field activities
strategy for the provision of HIV prevention messaging and counseling
services to priority including HIV testing services as per the national
- Lead the design of structural interventions to
prevent HIV among priority populations including those that address
gender inequalities, stigma and discrimination and the legal rights and
status of key populations, and economic barriers.
- Support the
development and rollout of new and emerging approaches to HIV case
finding including HIV self-testing, testing for partners and family
members of index-patients, partner notification services, social
networking strategy for priority and key populations, and other novel
approaches as they emerge.
- Support identification and enrollment
of eligible AGYW on the DREAMS Initiative and development of develop a
case management plan for the program beneficiaries to ensure they
receive the DREAMS Core package of services as per need. This includes
provision and linkage to services and tracking progress of program
- Support implementation of social protection
strategy aimed at improving economic potential of the program
beneficiaries in effort to reduce risk of HIV.
- Support roll out
and implementation of curriculum-based interventions including; Family
Matters and steppingstones to the supported AGYW and communities.
the implementation use of a vulnerability index to understand risks of
AGYW; utilize mapping tools to understand HIV acquisition among AGYW.
- Lead efforts to strengthen quality of demand generation and service provision for AGYW.
capacity of and provide technical support to Tanzanian civil society
organization (CSO) partners to deliver the above services.
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.
- Ensure that the project engages youth
in all stages of the project to promote youth leadership and ensure
that youth perspectives are taken into consideration.
integration across a range of services for youth to take a holistic,
family-centered approach to improving their wellbeing.
- Ensure all youth-focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
collaboration with the M&E team, support DREAMS data management to
ensure timely collection, collation, entry and accurate reporting of
DREAMS and PrEP activities.
- Coordinate stakeholders in the
implementation of DREAMS in the National level to ensure DREAMS
beneficiaries receive layered services from the multiple implementing
- Provide technical oversight, strategic direction on PrEP implementation
and implement a system to continuously ensure quality implementation of
the PrEP program addressing anticipated challenges such as adherence
- Build capacity and mentor district teams to adequately implement the DREAMS and PreP programs
- Provide health services including to AGYW and male sexual partners
DREAMS data management with respect to: ensure availability of DREAMS
data tools, timely data entry to DAMES, DATIM, info link, data analysis
- Roll out economic strengthening activities in Shinyanga and Mufindi through formation and support to DREAMS girls shujaa groups
- Other duties as assigned
or Clinical degree (nurse, physician) with 5 to 7 years of relevant
experience particularly working with AGYW and in provision of PEPFAR
DREAMS services at community level; or Master’s degree in public health,
social sciences or related field with 7-9 years similar relevant
experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in similar field with 9-11 yrs of
similar relevant experience.
- 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
- 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 youth.
- Experience 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-developed computer skills.
How to Apply:
360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may
apply online by uploading his/her Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae
(CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of
three (3) referees
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