Regional Program Manager

Published by Jobstanzania on 4:55:00 pm

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

Job Title: Regional Program Manager
Reports to: Regional Implementation Director
location: Mbeya

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHSW), HJFMRI has been leadmg"a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment program in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania since 2004 with support from the President's Emergency Plans for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program is based in the Mbeya and has since extended to more than 100 health facilities in Mbeya, Rukwa and Ruvuma regions, which collectively represent a catchment area of about 6 million people. Mbeya region is one of high prevalence regions in Tanzania and expansion of HIV care and treatment programs is critical.

General Overview:
The regional Program Manager will oversee HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in the respective region. The Regional Program Manager will provide leadership and management oversight, and will report to the Regional Implementation Director located at the HJFMRI headquarters in Mbeya.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and support to care and treatment, PMTCT,
  • counseling testing
  • Provide support to the Regional Medical Office and District Health,
  • Offices in planning, coordinating and supervision of regional wide scale
  • up of HIV / AIDS services
  • Monitor and evaluate of HIV/AIDS services in collaboration with HJFMRI
  • M&E team, program performance in the regions.
  • Coordinate HIV/AIDS related training activities for health workers and community workers in palliative care
  • Develop timely and accurate reports and documenting project lessons learnt and best practices
  • Provide an ongoing programmatic, management and financial oversight
  • of funded activities required by the project.
  • Attend meetings both in Mbeya and where necessary in Oar es Salaam
  • Provide technical support to the HIV works done/performed by NGOs
  • and CSOs in the region
  • Ensure improved linkages between health facility care with community
  • palliative services provided by CHBC givers.
  • Strengthen and ensure continuum of care and a good flow of patient
  • movement in the form of referral system to and from all health facility
  • levels, home setting and the community.
  • Build capacity and provide technical support, project/programme and
  • financial managerial support to NGOs and CSOs as well as to formal and inform community groups engaged in HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR funded activities.
  • Ensure strengthened linkage, coordination and partnership between the 'public regional health sector, community local partners and their corresponding Council Multi-sector AIDS Committees (CMACs)
  • Any other duties or assignment in the support of the programme implementation and improvement

  • Training as MD required. Masters in Public Health or equivalent desirable.
  • At least 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming and clinical experience in management of HIV/AIDS patients.
  • Ability to travel at least 40% of the time within the region
  • Clear understanding of Tanzanian health structure and system
  • Diplomatic and culturally sensitive with excellent communications skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and flexibility in problem solving.
  • Fluent in oral and written English.

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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