Community HIV Tester
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Community HIV Tester

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Community HIV Tester

Management and Development For Health(MDH)

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Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health (MoH)  President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; ajira implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.  

MDH in collaboration with Kaliua District Council, Tabora Municipal Council and Nzega Town Council, invite suitable candidates to apply for the following posts.

Job Title: Community HIV Tester (1 Post)  

Location: Tabora Municipal Council

Reports to: Facility In-charge  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Providing KVP friendly services client centered approach.
  2. Working with peer educators in creating awareness and education on the existence of identification services and preventive services.
  3. Ensuring all HIV testing services is performed according to national HIV testing algorithm.
  4. Providing ongoing counselling with psychosocial support and testing while maintaining confidentiality and patient rights.
  5. Compiling and submit all report on daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly report to HTS focal and MDH supervisors.
  6. Monitoring the quality of test kits by the use of suitable control materials, sample from laboratory department.
  7. Ensuring safe storage of CBHTS related items and prepare all the necessary consumables for undertaking CBHTS activities on time.
  8. Keeping accurate CBHTS record.
  9. Working with team members to monitor Quality improvement plans with regards to the established performance targets or indicators.
  10. Working with Data Officers for Data entry of new identified clients into the CTC2 database.
  11. Providing health education on importance of clinic adherence to the clients and treatment supporter.
  12. Participating in outreach and campaigning in reaching targeted population for testing and prep services.
  13. Participating in QI activities that aimed to increase CBHTS efficiency.
  14. Bringing up any ideas or comments that may contribute to better system for providing services to KVP.
  15. Performing any other duties as assigned by a Supervisor.

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:

  1. Diploma in Medicine, Nursing or other related health field.
  2. Must have a valid license of practice (Certificate for HIV testing is an added advantage).
  3. At least three (3) years’ experience in working in the community HIV Programs
  4. Ability to maintains confidentiality in all aspects
  5. Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  6. Ability to communicate fluently in both English and Kiswahili.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for any of the above positions should apply letter, a detailed copy of their CV, names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees. The candidate MUST clearly indicate the Title of the position applied for (as it appears in the advertisement) on the heading of the email.

 Applications should be submitted by 26th March, 2022 to the Human Resources Manager, MDH Sub-grantees through e-mail taborasub@mdh.or.tz.

  Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

 PLEASE NOTE: 

MDH does not have any recruitment agents and do not charge any fees to the interested candidates.

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  • Location: Tanzania
  • Job Title: Community HIV Tester
  • Application Deadline: 2022-03-26
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