Saturday, 9 September 2017

Job Opportunity at Pathfinder, Clinical Service Mentor


Clinical Services Mentor

Position Purpose
The Clinical Services Mentor/ Project Officer will mainly be responsible for supporting Contraceptives and cPAC clinical service providers through on-job training and systematic mentorship at the facilities in the intervention areas. CSPO reports directly to Clinical Technical Adviser. The job requires 75% of work spent in health facilities working and supporting providers

Key Responsibilities
Clinical aspects
  • Participate in Contraceptives and cPAC service provision assessment, identifying gaps and jointly develop plans with the project team for service improvements
  • Develop facility visits schedule and ensure it is jointly approved by the project supervisor and the CHMT
  • Serve as an immediate link between health facility management team, CHMT and the Pathfinder International project staffs
  • Conduct and facilitate mentorship and on-job skills trainings to the providers and ensure progressive growth in individual provider’s skills and knowledge in contraceptive service provision.
  • Work with the facility management team and providers to ensure quality standards for contraceptives and cPAC services are implemented and always adhered to
  • Prepare health facility and providers skill reports and ensure success and challenges are shared among project team and CHMT. This includes jointly developing individualized provider and facility improvement plans.
  • Participate in training of Service providers in provision of youth friendly cPAC and Contraceptive services as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Support health facility teams in data collection, compiling, and reporting. In addition, the project officer will build capacity of the facility teams and providers to use service delivery data for decision making.
  • Collaborate with project staff and CHMT to ensure effective bi-directional linkages are established and maintained between health facilities and community services.
  • Work closely with other project staff to coordinate efforts to support project’s implementation
  •  Collaborate with facility staffs, management and CHMT to coordinate and ensure contraceptive commodity security is always maintained.
  • Support the District Nursing Officer / FP coordinator in organizing and implementing FP Outreach
  • Acting as focal person for ensuring FP compliance
Integration aspects
  • Support Community Health Officers in PHE Training
  • Support Community Health Officers in the identification, training and refresher training for Community Health Workers / PHE Champions
  • Support the Tuungane Governance Officer in designing and delivering FP focused discussion and messages during community meetings, village government, Ward Development Committee and Project Advisory Committee meetings
  • Support Fisheries, Forestry, Model Household and Agriculture officers in preparing FP focused meetings and messages
  • Provide FP based training to all Tuungane staff members during quarterly meetings Basic Requirements
  • Nursing Diploma or Degree with over two years’ experience in the provision of contraceptive services, in particular LARC (Implants and IUD insertions and removal). PPIUD training will be an added advantage.
  • Postgraduate or Master of Public Health is an added advantage
  • At least one year of experience of working on SRHR programming• Familiarity with the National Guidelines for the provision of FP and cPAC services
  • Work experience in remote or rural areas, hard to reach areas and particularly experiences in Kigoma or Katavi regions will be an added advantage
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in conducting/facilitating trainings
  • Experience of working with international NGOs, NGOs, district administration, public health facilities will be an advantage
  •  Good knowledge on quality improvement and quality assurance of health services
  • Strong communication, facilitation, liaison, and motivation skills
  • Ability to collect data; expertise in compilation; analysis of data and writing reports
  • Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Apply for this job
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on September 28,2017. Applications should be addressed to the

Associate Director for Human Resources and Administration, 
Pathfinder International, 
PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam 

or sent via e-mail to  

stating the position being applied for in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kinondoni, Mikocheni Dar Es Salaam
Pathfinder International, Mikocheni 260 Chato Street, Regent Estate. Dar es Salaam - Tanzania 
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