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Clinical Program Officer HIV Care and Treatment


Published by Jobstanzania on 12:45:00 pm

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports the government of Tanzania, through the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare in mainland and Zanzibar, to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. THPS’s core focus is on strengthening the national health system, and specifically the structures responsible for budgeting, planning, implementing, and monitoring health and social services.

POSITION TITLE:              Clinical Program Officer HIV Care and Treatment
REPORTS TO:                     Regional Manager Kigoma
LOCATION:                         Kigoma Regional Office with frequent field travel of up to 75%    


OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:

To provide support to the regional team in the provision of quality, comprehensive HIV care and treatment services across THPS supported health facilities in Kigoma region. S/he will ensure effective enrollment, linkage to treatment follow-up and retention and viral suppression of all HIV identified children, adolescents and adults. S/He will work with other staff in the key intervention areas of PMTCT/EID, Cervical Cancer Prevention, TB/HIV, Adherence Psychosocial Support and Community Linkages, Pharmacy and Laboratory support services to enhance performance of the overall regional program.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To promote HIV counseling and testing at high yielding entry points of the health facilities to increase identification of PLHIV and their enrollment and linkage to care & treatment services in the era of Test and Start policy
  • To provide technical assistance to healthcare providers at THPS supported health facilities on HIV/AIDS clinical management and uptake of interventions especially HIV viral load monitoring  
  • To strengthen retention strategies and minimize loss to follow up for clients newly initiated on antiretroviral treatment including children, adolescents and adults
  • To facilitate integration of TB and HIV services including intensified case finding, infection control plans development and implementation, and isoniazid preventive therapy for eligible clients.
  • To ensure that THPS-supported clinical care activities at multiple delivery sites conform to the Tanzania national guidelines.
  • To support proper documentation of service delivery in appropriate national monitoring tools including CTC 2 cards and registers
  • To work with Senior Clinical Advisor in the development of monthly and quarterly reports.
  • To perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Medical Doctor degree from an accredited university
  • Completed one year internship
  • English and Swahili oral/written communication
  • Good communication skills.
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NB: Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

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