Biomedical Advisor Job in Kilimanjaro

Sauti is a 5-year USAID-funded award being implemented by Jhpiego-Tanzania in collaboration with partners EngenderHealth, PACT and NIMR/Mwanza.
The goal of Sauti is to contribute to the improved health of all Tanzanians through a sustained reduction in new HIV infections in support of the Government Tanzania through deploying new, and/or enhancing existing, vulnerability-tailored high-quality combination HIV prevention; positive health, dignity and prevention (PHDP); and family planning (FP) services for key and vulnerable populations (KVP) in selected regions of Tanzania. Anticipated project results include: 1) Increased and timely use of HIV prevention and FP services; 2) Improved positive behaviors and social norms at the individual and community levels; 3) Reduced vulnerability of women through novel structural interventions; and 4) Increasingly sustainable comprehensive HIV prevention services for KVP.
The project is currently being implemented in 15 selected districts in Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Shinyanga and Dar es Salaam regions. Starting 1 October 2015, the project is expanding to selected additional districts in Mbeya, Lindi, Tabora, Morogoro, Morogoro, Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions.
Jhpiego is therefore seeking to recruit a team of experienced medical, public health, program, and finance professionals to implement this exciting initiative.
Biomedical Advisor (1 position in Kilimanjaro)
Position Overview: The Biomedical Advisor will provide technical oversight and direction for the biomedical interventions in the region. S/he will collaborate with the Biomedical/Treatment Advisor in Dar to provide technical assistance on the provision of KVP-focused HIV prevention, family planning, STIs, GBV and TB screening. S/he will collaborate and build the capacity of care and treatment and FP implementers in the region in provision of KVP-friendly services. The incumbent will also provide guidance, monitoring and technical assistance on biomedical/treatment services to the MOHSW, R/CHMTs, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment partners, and KVP-focused CBOs in the specific regions. S/he will provide technical and programmatic assistance that incorporates evidence-based best practices in the design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the HIV biomedical prevention and treatment programming, and work closely with MOHSW and other government and non-government agencies to implement culturally appropriate interventions, advocating for increased community based interventions. S/he will work with the Technical Director to ensure that that comprehensive HIV prevention is built and sustained across the local and central government structures, and local CBOs. S/he will promote and ensure proper integration of HIV biomedical prevention activities with other activities particularly those related to reproductive health, family planning, and tuberculosis.
Job requirements:
• Medical degree (doctor or nursing) required, with additional post-graduate training in public health desirable
• At least 8 years demonstrated experience working in one or more areas of biomedical HIV prevention including: HIV care and treatment (required), HIV counseling and testing, PMTCT, home-based care, and/or voluntary medical male circumcision.
• Experience in overseeing the technical implementation of an HIV prevention and treatment or related clinical services portfolio
• Proven supervision and leadership skills, as well as skills in training, facilitation, team building and coordination
• Strong leadership and technical capacity to support service delivery, especially at the community level
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Experience in KVP or related programs
• Experience in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating HIV public health programs
• Experience working in the Tanzanian public health sector highly desirable particularly in areas of HTC, HIV care and treatment, family planning, and TB.
• Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature HIV/AIDS, family planning, TB and STIs
• Strong change management, results-oriented and decision-making skills
• Experience working with USG programs is highly desirable
• Experience and understanding of the PEPFAR framework is desirable
• Ability to travel up to 30% 
FOR ALL POSITIONS - Tanzanian nationals who have previous experience working with an international organization are preferred.
Jhpiego offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience.
To apply please indicate the position title and region of reference on the envelop or subject line of your e-mail. Applications should also include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter and your salary history. Applications which do NOT include ALL of these elements will NOT be considered.
The application should be addressed to:
Senior Human Resource Manager
Plot 72, Block 45B, New Bagamoyo Road - Victoria
PO Box 9170
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
OR send the application through email at:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 9th November, 2015 at 5.00pm.