Thursday, 6 July 2017

Job Opportunity at EngenderHealth , Senior Technical Advisor Family Planning


Job Opportunity at EngenderHealth , Senior Technical Advisor Family Planning
Location:     Tanzania
Job Code:     842
DUTY STATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
REPORTS TO:  STA SBCC/Team Leader and matrix reporting to EH/TZ Technical Director

EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.
Sauti Project(Sauti-TZ) is a new 5-year USAID-funded project that will support comprehensive community-based HIV prevention programming for key and vulnerable populations in Tanzania. EngenderHealth is a partner to Jhpiego-Tanzania in the implementation of this project
The goal of Sauti-TZ is to contribute to the improved health of all Tanzanians through a sustained reduction in new HIV infections in support of the Government Tanzania through deploying new, and/or enhancing existing, vulnerability-tailored high-quality combination HIV prevention; positive health, dignity and prevention (PHDP); and family planning (FP) and other services for key and vulnerable populations (KVP) in selected regions of Tanzania.  Anticipated project results include:  1) Increased and timely use of HIV prevention and FP services; 2) Improved positive behaviors and social norms at the individual and community levels; 3) Reduced vulnerability of women through novel structural interventions; and 4) Increasingly sustainable comprehensive HIV prevention services for KVP.
EngenderHealth is seeking applications from highly qualified candidates for Senior Technical Advisor, Family Planning. This position is open for Tanzania national candidates only.

In collaboration with the Senior Technical Advisor for Social Behavior Change Communication, and the Senior Technical Advisor for Gender, the STA Family Planning will work   to ensure the project’s biomedical interventions support gender transformation, and complement SBCC interventions.

In partnership with MOHSW, the EH/TZ STA FP will technically lead the planning and conducting of facility audits/ assessments at the start of the project and other times as required during the project lifespan.
Provide expert technical assistance to integrate FP into the project’s community-based core and expanded HIV prevention services.
support the development and delivery of HTC/FP services through mobile outreach, drop-in centers, and MOHSW facilities(Priority target groups for HTC/FP services include young vulnerable women (15 -24), female sex workers (FSW), and women living with HIV )
Ensure that FP counseling and a mix of FP methods are systematically and effectively integrated into all three service delivery models
Develop and implement training plans, support supervision and monitor and evaluate the increased capacity of providers to offer high quality rights-based FP counseling, and short and long acting FP methods services.
Coordinate and collaborate closely with the RESPOND Tanzania Project and other relevant USAID projects to maximize project synergies.
Develop an appropriate referral mechanism for FP/LARC/PMs services as needed.
Support, advocate and advise national ministries and decentralized government authorities, training and research institutions, and civil society organizations, in addressing the FP needs of key and vulnerable populations.
In partnership with other relevant project staff participate in the preparation of quarterly and annual and other relevant reports or documentation as required by the funding agency and/or key partner organization (MOHSW).
Attend the National Family Planning Technical working Group to ensure that FP needs of key and vulnerable groups are addressed.

Advanced university degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Midwifery or other related field
At least 7 years’ experience providing TA in areas related to FP, and FP/HIV integration ;
Specialist expertise in FP services (including LARCs), PHDP and FP provision to HIV-positive clients preferred
Experience with curriculum development/adaptation, provider and supervisor training and follow-up, service integration, referral systems, and development of client-responsive static and mobile/outreach services;
Experience with facilitative supervision and other clinical monitoring tools and
Fluent spoken and written English and Swahili.

Knowledgeable on situation of FP and HIV prevention services in Tanzania
Demonstrating required clinical knowledge and skills, for the provision of family planning and related reproductive health services for HIV clients particularly the vulnerable groups of the population
Demonstrated knowledge and skills to design, plan and conduct FP /RH including HIV and TB prevention trainings for service providers and supervisors
Well versed with relevant international and national FP strategies, guidelines and protocols
Knowledgeable on the National Guideline for Comprehensive Package of HIV and Health Interventions for Key Populations,
Well versed with current international and national STI prevention and management strategies, guidelines and treatment protocols
Good understanding of strategies for ensuring clinical quality in provision of MCH, FP and HIV prevention care and other related services
Well versed with national level decentralization policies and strategies in health
Good knowledge of the recommended national service integration strategies and approaches
Good understanding of the rights based approach to health care provision
Good understanding of high impact interventions/best practices in FP/RH and HIV prevention and care including strategies for scaling up such interventions

Applying evidence-based clinical input
Promoting creativity and innovation
Communicating and influencing to enable excellence
Understanding external and internal factors that impact clinical areas and being able to adapt efficiently and effectively to changing demands
Developing and maintaining effective strategic partnerships
Upholding collaborative and proactive interpersonal relationships, allowing for flexibility and adaptability

To Apply:
Please visit the careers page at to submit your application online by 14th July, 2017.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status or disability or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws.

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