Plot 254, 3rd floor, Coco Plaza Building , Toure Drive, Masaki, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, East Africa P.O
Box 32605 Dar es Salaam, Tel +255-22-2923107/+255 689 103 046 Fax+255 22 2923108. e – mail

THPS is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 as part of partnership framework implementation plan between the USG and the Government of Tanzania which calls for an uninterrupted transition of PEPFAR funded HIV and AIDS programs into local entities. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and Regional Administration and local government (PMORALG) with a  goal of ensuring accessible high quality health care services to Tanzania's through establishment and strengthening of comprehensive family focused HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and  Treatment services in Pwani, Kigoma, Mtwara regions and Zanzibar. This is a continuation of the PEPFAR funded broader US Government HIV/AIDS initiatives through Centre for Disease Control Tanzania (CDC) in Tanzania.

As CDC prime awardee; THPS is currently seeking committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions.

Position title:                    National EID Program Officer
Reports to:                       PMTCT/Paediatric Technical Advisor
Duty Station:                   Ministry of Health– Dar es Salaam

Job Summary: To strengthen the national program in ensuring  the implementation of early infant diagnosis of HIV (EID) activities in the country are coordinated in line with the set standards and guidelines with timely linkage and enrolment of HIV infected infants in  care and treatment program  in collaboration with the  implementing partners and other stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities 
·         To participate in  the national planning and overseeing   implementation of EID , care and treatment activities for the HIV  infected infants
·         To provide technical support  on Early Infant Diagnosis and dry blood spot (DBS) techniques to regional and district health management teams
·         To guide, coordinate  and supervise the logistics systems for smooth implementation of Early Infant Diagnosis including specimen transportation and the and results feedback
·         To support care and treatment unit at NACP to foster EID ,treatment and retention of HIV infected infants/children into care and treatment program
·         To coordinate procurement of equipment and consumables necessary for Early Infant Diagnosis by providing evidence based findings from the health facilities
·         To assist Regional and District health management teams in developing and strengthening  proper systems for the follow up of HIV-exposed infants
·          To assist in the development and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation systems of Early Infant Diagnosis
·         To assist with on-site training of nurses on nursing aspects of paediatric HIV care and treatment including counselling, infant feeding and growth monitoring
·         To assist PMTCT service providers in improving service delivery and encouraging the formation of PMTCT support groups to support and encourage mothers to bring infants for diagnosis and follow-up.
·         To liaise with implementing partners to improve support systems for HIV-exposed infants through creating awareness and experience sharing of best practices which improve paediatric HIV diagnosis and care and treatment.

·         Degree in Medicine or Nursing or equivalent plus additional training in PMTCT/EID
·         Experience in HIV Programming at health facility level
·         Knowledge with M&E
·         Ability to work under difficult conditions with minimum supervision
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
·         Basic computer skills with minimum of Microsoft word, power point and excel

Position title:                   National EID Laboratory Mentor
Reports to:                      Senior Technical Advisor – Laboratory Services
Duty Station:                 Ministry of Health– Dar es Salaam

Job Summary: To strengthen the national program in ensuring the laboratory support services for diagnosis of HIV among HIV exposed infants are well coordinated and implemented. To provide technical assistance in implementation of high quality laboratory services to improve performance of the national early infant diagnosis (EID) program.

Key Responsibilities
·         Work closely with Regional/District Laboratory Technologists to support and ensure availability of DBS test kits, supplies, registers and other  relevant documents
·         Mentor health facility laboratory staff to ensure they adhere to National HIV testing algorithm Quality Assurance System
·         Support good performance of routine laboratory related service at Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) clinics including investigation for HIV and haematology
·          Establish/strengthening service for HIV positive pregnant women for laboratory baseline investigation, disease staging, and monitoring for ARV toxicity
·         Support establishment/strengthening sustainable EID services in the region and ensure availability of Dried Blood Spot (DBS) sample collection kits and proper sample transportation and return of result system
·         Support strengthening strong linkage between RCH/PMTCT section and laboratory section within  the region
·         Advocate for laboratory service improvement to address specific needs
·         Prepare technical report, data collection and data management when providing technical assistance and as needed

Qualifications and Experience
·         Holder of a minimum of diploma in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent
·         At least three year experience in laboratory related tests and techniques required for the diagnosis and monitoring clients for PMTCT/RCH services
·         Ability to work under difficult conditions with minimum supervision
·         Knowledge of national guidelines for prevention of Mother to Child Transmission is an added advantage
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
·         Basic computer skills with minimum of Microsoft word, power point and excel

How to apply:
Interested applicants should send their application letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by January 18th 2016 through email with a subject line for example: National EID Laboratory Mentor to Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

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