District Program Officers (3 posts )

Published by Jobstanzania on 4:57:00 pm

Walter Reed Program is seeking qualified candidate to fill the position below

Job Title: District Program Officers (3 posts ) 
Reports to: Regional Clinical Coordinator
location:  Katavi, Ruvuma and Rukwa

Position Overview:
Under the supervision of Regional clinical Coordinator, the District Program Officer will guide and monitor the implementation of PMTCT Option B plus in alignment with the current Tanzania MoH guidelines in selected districts in Rukwa, Ruvuma and Katavi regions of Tanzania. As Option B plus activities become more established over the coming 6-12 months, the Program Officer will take on additional responsibilities within the district such as M&E for care and treatment programs and supportive supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Districts' PMTCT focal person to coordinate PMTCT-option B plus activities in the district. This includes effective participation into Option B plus district coordination committee while providing linkage to WRP/HJFMRI team .
  • Provide technical support In monitoring the timely forecasting and ordering process for ART/Option B plus commodities by the health facilities and district councils as well as distribution and usage of these items in the respective facilities.
  • Collaborate effectively with facilities, districts management, MSD and
  • Supply & Logistics Chain Management System to ensure constant availability of commodities in facilities providing Option B plus services.
  • Build the capacity of health workers and facilities by performing supportive supervision at PMTCT -Option B plus facilities in line project objectives & MOH guidelines and in cooperation with CMHT and RHMT.
  • Help prepare and monitor implementation of district quarterly and annual ART/Option B plus/EID work plans in the health facilities.
  • Effectively work with CHMTs and Facility Leads to agree on target distribution, and ensure regular review and use of data generated from service delivery: She /He will also ensure the data reported per each facility is reviewed and used within respective facility.
  • Work with M&E team to ensure M&E tools and available in facilities and are properly used for data recording and reporting.
  • Collaborate with facility and community HBC focal persons to strengthen linkages of clients into care and treatment, PMTCT and EID.
  • Review, monitor and measure the implementation of PMTCT Services against targets and submit periodic reports to key stakeholders in line with WRP/HJFMRI PMTCT program

  • As B-Plus services become established, expand scope of work to Include supportive supervision and technical support to district care and Treatment Clinics and other WRP/HJFMRI supportive facilities as well. -
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing or Advanced Diploma in clinical Medicine from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in Tanzania OR Diploma In Nursing/clinical Medicine with over 3 years' experience providing HIV/A1DS clinical care in Tanzania
  • Previous experience working In HiV/AIDS care and treatment programs
  • At least one year of related experience in- PMTCT/ EID Programs, preferably with USG / PEPFAR implementing partners
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Basic Competency with Computer Applications [Word, Excel, PowerPolnt]
Key personal competencies:
  • Independent, yet still a team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability for data-driven decision making
  • Dynamic, persuasive and convincing
  • Self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative

How To Apply: 

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to:

Human Resources Manager,
P.O. Box 6396,

or e-mailed to;  recruitment@wrp-t.org 

NOTE:  to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE.

Deadline for submission of the application is 25th December , 2014. 

Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications.



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