FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries. Currently, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill in Senior Technical Officer, AGYW in Dar es salaam for its EpiC project in Tanzania
The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5 year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.
The STO-AGYW will oversee and coordinate the provision a combination prevention package of evidence-supported biomedical, behavioral and structural interventions to out-of-school AGYW ages 15-24 years to reduce their vulnerability to HIV across the targeted regions of Tanzania. He/she will design and provide technical oversight of activities at the community level which increase health seeking behaviors, reduce vulnerability and increase HIV testing, linkage to care and retention on treatment among AGYW in Tanzania. The STO-AGYW will ensure all activities are implemented in line with GoT, USAID/PEPFAR and EpiC guidelines and standards. This position will be based in Dar es Salaam and report to the EpiC Technical Advisor.
Specific duties include:
- Oversee the design and roll-out of a package of HIV prevention, care and treatment services reaching AGYW including health service demand creation activities, HIV testing and counseling, linkage to care, referral for family planning, creation of safe spaces and expanded access to adolescent-friendly health services; and GBV screening.
- Implement use of a vulnerability index to understand risks of AGYW; utilize mapping tools to understand HIV acquisition among AGYW.
- Lead efforts to strengthen quality of demand generation and service provision for AGYW.
- Strengthen capacity of and provide technical support to Tanzanian civil society organization (CSO) partners to deliver the above services.
- Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing youth are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with GoT, PEPFAR and EpiC standards, protocols and guidelines.
- Ensure that the project engages youth in all stages of the project to promote youth leadership and ensure that youth perspectives are taken into consideration.
- Promote integration across a range of services for youth to take a holistic, family-centered approach to improving their wellbeing.
- Ensure all youth-focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
- Liaise with GoT counterparts, service providers, CSO partners and stakeholders to ensure activities are well-coordinated with other national and regional programs.
- Develop and/or contribute to technical briefs, reports, guidelines and other materials.
- Clinical degree (nurse, physician) with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience; or
- Master’s Degree with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience; or
- Bachelor’s Degree with 7 to 9 years of relevant experience in provision of services to AGYW at community level.
- Experience working with vulnerable youth populations aged 15-24 years; familiarity with evidenced-based strategies for reducing their vulnerability and providing targeted services.
- Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with the national youth guidelines, standards and protocols. Familiarity with Tanzania public health sector at multiple levels; experience working with GoT stakeholders.
- Familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs.
- Experience in programs serving KVP and AGYW. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of vulnerable youth.
- Experience in technical capacity building of Tanzanian CSOs, especially those working with AGYW.
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
- High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
- Well-developed computer skills.
How to Apply:
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may apply online by uploading his/her Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
- Job City Dar es Salaam, Tanzania