2 Job Opportunities at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) – Community Engagement Assistants
Community Engagement Assistants
Location: Singida, Tanzania
Job Code: 1939
# of openings: 2
‘Sometimes in life there is that moment when it’s possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments.’
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 19 countries and supporting close to 6,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to facilitate access to services for those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000Â—nine of 10 who work in the fieldÂ—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative research and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
Job title: Community Engagement Assistants (2)
Reporting to: Senior Manager – Community Engagement
Job grade: Grade 3
Location: Singida (1) and Manyara (1)
The Community Engagement Assistant (CE Assistant), will work as a key regional cross cutting member of EGPAF’s technical team, coordinating and providing technical assistance to respective region, councils, facilities and communities to maximize comprehensive health services uptake, strengthening referral and linkages across service areas and retention into continuum of care for improved quality of life of clients and communities at large.
Under the supervision of Senior Manager – Community Engagement, he/she will work closely with Regional Acceleration Strategy (RAS) Chairperson, CPC, other project Staff including those from Engender Health to provide technical support to facilities staff, community volunteers to improve implementation of HIV, TB, Gender and Family planning activities in the supported health facilities
Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Coordination of Community Engagement Activities in EGPAF supported Region/Councils/Facilities
- Work closely with the councils project coordinators, site level Volunteers supervisors, volunteers clusters to ensure adequate integration of facilities and community based activities that will increase identification, enrolment & retention of clients in provided services (HTS, PMTCT/EID, ART, TB and family planning).
- He/ she will work closely with Facilities & Community actors (CSO/FBO, support groups and CHW/CBHSP, CBHS Supervisors/coordinators) to coordinate facility community based treatment supportive activities that increase access & demand of health services provided at health facility and community level such as ART, PMTCT, Family Planning, Adolescents and youth friendly services, Nutrition, TB and gender services.
- Guide implementation being done by community HBC and CHWs services focal person at regional, district and facility levels on planning, implementation and reporting of the community engagement activities ensuring increased awareness, HIV testing, referral, enrolment and retention
- Capacity building, supervision and Monitoring of Community engagement implementation
- In collaboration with CPCs, oversee and support sites staff to implement community based programs activities to enable clients’ particularly vulnerable population access HIV, TB, GBV and Family planning services through demand creation campaigns
- Build the capacity of site level staff to implement developed work plan and monitor the performance Indicators progress over time
- Conduct on job trainings for community volunteers (CHWs, lay counselors, Home based care providers, home based care supervisors) in the project areas like HIV/AIDS, community family Planning, TB, GBV and Coordinate volunteers effort.
- Build capacity of health facilities staff and CHW to improve treatment adherence and Psychosocial Support Counseling and provision of PHDP  package for clients quality of life and retention on services
- Provide TA to Health facility staff and CHW to strengthen referrals system which include proper filling of referral forms, monitoring of returned referral forms and keeping records appropriately
- Working at the Council and Site level
- Together with the RAS team, will work from one council to another, from one site to another depending the priorities in the region to ensure linkage case management, tracing of missed clinic visits and lost to follow up as well as supporting GBV/VAC and TB contact tracing using community volunteers and Ex-TB group’s members and volunteers.
- Follow up weekly and monthly site performance on linkage case management and tracing of missed clinic visits in collaboration with the RAS team and the Council Coordinators
- Documentation, reporting and sharing
- With the support from SMCE, she/he will coordinate the Stakeholders inventory list and contacts and update from time to time (this include CHW, Lay Counselors, Support groups, CSO, CHMT etc)
- Support the data collection, recording and reporting by volunteers using the appropriate formats and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
- Document & sharing best practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips and experiences from implemented community linkages innovative interventions
- Representation and other
- Liaise with projects and other organization implementing community based services for information sharing to further improve planning for facility and community linkages and referral systems
- Travel up to 50% in supporting site level project implementation within the region allocated
- Represent the organization in different collaboration meetings between the government and other program implementers
- Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the direct supervisor or senior management
Education and Experience
Basic Requirement: Nursing, Clinical Medicine with Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Counselling training background
Preferred experience : At least 3 years’ experience working to support Community programs intervention targeting HIV Services, TB, FP and GBV program at both regional, District, facilities and community-level.
Having worked with international USG organization is an added advantage
- Skill in at least any of the following areas: strengthening service delivery programs, quality improvement, supportive supervision and mentorship program on HIV care and treatment including retention intervention and referral systems and treatment support system
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Tanzania healthcare system, particularly the public health and community health system particularly Community Based Health Program
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Tanzania Community Based HIV Services (CBHS) formerly home based care (HBC) services
- Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
- Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups.
- Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
- Good knowledge of basic IT skills including Microsoft word, excel, power point, and outlook and Internet
- Perfectly bilingual English and Swahili a must
HOW TO APPLY
EGPAF is an equal opportunities employer and the position is open to all. Qualified candidates should submit a CV, cover letter indicating their last Salary and relevant certificates explaining how the experience detailed in the CV will contribute to the requirements of the position and references to EGPAF.
Submissions to be sent to:
Senior Human Resource Manager,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation,
P.O. BOX 1628,
395 Ursino Park, Mwai Kibaki Road, Morocco.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Or e-mail: email@example.com
Closing date: November 17th 2019
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.