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141 Job Vacancies at HJFMRI Tanzania September 2023

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About HJFMRI

HJF Medical Research International has been working to advance scientific and medical research since 2001. The HJFMRI team leverages its global infrastructure to understand, prevent, and treat infectious diseases and respond rapidly to emerging outbreaks that threaten global public health.

Working side-by-side with researchers, HJFMRI provides a wide range of services that facilitate laboratory research, scientific trials, clinical care, training, capacity-building, facility and laboratory management, and more. From mentoring small entities to managing large consortiums, HJFMRI partners with leading medical research organizations, universities, foundations, and private industry partners to identify, prevent, and treat diseases around the world.

We are a global leader in international medical research programs related to infectious diseases, such as antimicrobial resistance, HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections, febrile and vector-borne illnesses, malaria, Ebola, enteric infections, respiratory infections, and—most recently—SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Job Title: CTC Clinician (1 Position)

Report to: CTC in-charge and HJFMRI Lead Terms of Employment: One-year contract Salary: TGHS E

Major function of the position

Under the direct supervision of CTC in-charge, the CTC clinician will engage and provide HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and support services to clients receiving care at respective facilities in the supported districts. The incumbent will ensure provision of HIV and AIDS services are in line with protocol and HIV management guidelines for Tanzania. To fully provide the intended services, CTC clinician will be stationed at the facility where s/he is assigned to by district authority. The incumbent will provide services across the cascade of HIV continuum care and will be responsible for documentation of all activities and services provided to clients.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend clients attending CTC to ensure service are provided in accordance with HIV continuum of
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure all clients attending at OPD and other entries are offered HIV counseling and
  • Perform HIV testing services (HTS) using screening tool at OPD setting by Screening of OPD clients to identify eligible clients for HIV testing and Provision of HIV testing services to all eligible patients at health
  • Provide assisted partner notification services for all
  • Collaboration with facility staff to ensure Linkage case management model is well understood and its implementation as a routine service to all new
  • Supervision and coordination of lay counselors to ensure all positives identifiedareattached, followed, and enrolled into
  • Ensure all clients identified to be HIV positive are linked to care and started on ART on the same day (Same day ART initiation)
  • Ensure all clients on treatment are categorized according to their stability to allow application of Differentiated Care Model for stable and unstable
  • Ensure pediatric population attending the facility are screened for optimized PITC using children specific screening tool
  • Ensure all positive children are started on optimized ART and those who are on old regimen to change the regimen to TLD.
  • Ensure HIV disclosure and adherence to pediatric population is done at the facility gradually to improve retention and viral
  • Coordinate and participate during children Saturday clinics and teen clubs as way of improving adherence and viral
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there is pediatric job aids, posters and working
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there is demand creation for HIV viral load sample collection and samples are collected on daily basis and documented
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure all clients are screened for TB and initiation of IPT to eligible clients is done on daily basis and documentation is done
  • Ensure HIV positive women are screened for Cervical Cancer and those found to be positive are started on
  • Document all the services provided in the available registers according to HIV continuum of
  • Work closely with CTC in charge to coordinate service provision, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB/HIV collaborative activities.
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to respective
  • Perform other duties as requested by your

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • 2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and
  • Fluency in English and
  • Basic Competency with Computer Applications [Word, Excel, PowerPoint]
  • Willingness to stay at the working station 100%

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high
  • Committed and a team
  • Respect professionalism and medical conduct with good interpersonal skills
  • Clinical acumen in managing

Job Title: CTC Clinician (30 Positions)

Report to: CTC in-charge and HJFMRI Lead Terms of Employment: One-year contract Salary: TGHS B

Major function of the position

Under the direct supervision of CTC in-charge, the CTC clinician will engage and provide HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and support services to clients receiving care at respective facilities in the supported districts. The incumbent will ensure provision of HIV and AIDS services are in line with protocol and HIV management guidelines for Tanzania. To fully provide the intended services, CTC clinician will be stationed at the facility where s/he is assigned to by district authority. The incumbent will provide services across the cascade of HIV continuum care and will be responsible for documentation of all activities and services provided to clients.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend clients attending CTC to ensure service are provided in accordance with HIV continuum of
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure all clients attending at OPD and other entries are offered HIV counseling and
  • Perform HIV testing services (HTS) using screening tool at OPD setting by Screening of OPD clients to identify eligible clients for HIV testing and Provision of HIV testing services to all eligible patients at health
  • Provide assisted partner notification services for all
  • Collaboration with facility staff to ensure Linkage case management model is well understood and its implementation as a routine service to all new
  • Supervision and coordination of lay counselors to ensure all positives identified are attached, followed, and enrolled into
  • Ensure all clients identified to be HIV positive are linked to care and started on ART on the same day (Same day ART initiation)
  • Ensure all clients on treatment are categorized according to their stability to allow application of Differentiated Care Model for stable and unstable
  • Ensure pediatric population attending the facility are screened for optimized PITC using children specific screening
  • Ensure all positive children are started on optimized ART and those who are on old regimen to change the regimen to TLD.
  • Ensure HIV disclosure and adherence to pediatric population is done at the facility gradually to improve retention and viral
  • Coordinate and participate during children Saturday clinics and teen clubs as way of improving adherence and viral
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there is pediatric job aids, posters and working
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there is demand creation for HIV viral load sample collection and samples are collected on daily basis and documented
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure all clients are screened for TB and initiation of IPT to eligible clients is done on daily basis and documentation is done
  • Ensure HIV positive women are screened for Cervical Cancer and those found to be positive are started on
  • Document all the services provided in the available registers according to HIV continuum of
  • Work closely with CTC in charge to coordinate service provision, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB/HIV collaborative activities.
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to respective
  • Perform other duties as requested by your
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Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Medicine or Diploma in medicine from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • 2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and
  • Fluency in English and
  • Basic Competency with Computer Applications [Word, Excel, PowerPoint]
  • Willingness to stay at the working station 100%

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high
  • Committed and a team
  • Respect professionalism and medical conduct with good interpersonal
  • Clinical acumen in managing

Job Title: ART Nurse (53 Positions)

Report to: CTC in-charge and HJFMRI Lead Terms of Employment: One-year contract Salary: TGHS B

 

Major function of the position

Under the direct supervision of CTC in-charge the ART nurse will engage and provide HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and support services to clients receiving care at respective facilities in the supported districts. The incumbent will ensure provision of HIV and AIDS services are in line with protocol and HIV management guidelines for Tanzania. To fully provide the intended services, ART Nurse will be stationed at the facility where s/he is assigned to by district authority. The incumbent will provide ART and counselling services to all clients attending the clinic and will be responsible for documentation of all activities andservicesprovided to clients.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend clients attending CTC to ensure service are provided in accordance with HIV
  • Coordinate and provide routine and extensive adherence counselling to clients prior to ART initiation and throughout the continuum of
  • Perform HIV testing services (HTS) using screening tool at OPD setting by Screening of OPD clients to identify eligible clients for HIV testing and Provision of HIV testing services to all eligible patients at health
  • Provide assisted partner notification services for all
  • Collaboration with facility staff to ensure Linkage case management model is well understood and its implementation as a routine service to all new
  • Together with lay counselors (expert patients and HIV positive CBHSPs), provision of post-test counseling for HIV positives
  • Supervision and coordinationof lay counselors to ensure all positives identifiedareattached, followed, and enrolled into
  • Offerfirstadherencecounsellingservicestonewlypositiveclientsbeforereferraltocareandtreatment and Counseling on the importance of early enrollment in care and
  • Assess and document all referrals, make follow-up and report on referral
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure HIV screening tool for PITC is administered to all clients attending at OPD and other entry points to allow HIV
  • Ensure all clients identified to be HIV positive are linked to care and started on ART on the same day (Same day ART initiation)
  • Ensure pediatric population attending the facility are screened for optimized PITC using children specific screening
  • Ensure all positive children are started on optimized ARTand those who are on old regimen to change the regimen to TLD.
  • Ensure HIV disclosure and adherence to pediatric population is done at the facility gradually to improve retention and viral
  • Participate during children Saturday clinics and teen clubs as way of improving adherence and viral
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there are pediatric job aids, posters and working
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there is demand creation for HIV viral load sample collection and samples are collected on daily basis and documented
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure all clients are screened for TB and initiation of IPT to eligible clients is done on daily basis and documentation is done
  • Ensure HIV-positive women are screened for Cervical Cancer and those found to be positive are started on
  • Work closely with the CTC in charge to coordinate service provision, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB/HIV collaborative
  • Telephone support and appointment reminders among clients with cell phones; and Provision of counselling on HIV-status disclosure and partner/family testing and on barriers to
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to respective
  • Perform other duties as requested by your

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • 2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical carein Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and
  • Fluency in English and
  • Willingness to stay at the working station 100%

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high
  • A team
  • Good interpersonal

Job Title: HTS Counsellor (29 Positions)

Report to: CTC in-charge and HJFMRI Lead Terms of Employment: One-year contract Salary: TGHS B

Major function of the position

Under the direct supervision of CTC in-charge, the HTS Counsellor will engage and mainly conduct HIV testing services, Linkage of clients to ART and retaining them into Care and Treatment at respective facilities in the supported districts. The incumbent will ensure provision of HIV and AIDS services are in line with protocol and HIV management guidelines for Tanzania. To fully provide the intended services, the HTS Counsellor will be stationed at the facility where s/he is assigned to by district authority/Partner. The incumbent will provide HTS Testing services at all points, ART and counselling services to all clients attending the clinic and will be responsible for documentation of all activities and services provided to clients.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct HTS services at different points of the facility as well as in the community through Index Case
  • Support the clinicians and Expert clients at OPD only when highly needed, to perform HIV testing services (HTS) using screening tool at OPD setting by Screening of OPD clients to identify eligible clients for HIV testing and Provision of HIV testing services to all eligible patients at health
  • Coordinate and provide routine and extensive adherence counselling to clients prior to ART initiation and throughout the continuum of
  • Provide assisted partner notification services for all
  • Collaboration with facility staff to ensure Linkage case management model is well understood and its implementation as a routine service to all new identifiedclients
  • Together with lay counselors (expert patients and HIV positive CBHSPs), provision of post-test

counseling for HIV positives identified.

  • Supervision and coordination of lay counselorstoensureallpositivesidentifiedareattached, followed, and enrolled into
  • Offer first adherence counsellingservicestonewlypositiveclientsbeforereferraltocareand treatment and Counseling on the importance of early enrollment in care and
  • Assess and document all referrals, make follow-up and report on referral
  • In collaboration with OPD in charge ensure HIV screening tool for PITC is administered to all clients attending at OPD and other entry points to allow HIV
  • Ensure all clients identified to be HIV positive are linked to care and started on ART on the same day (Same day ART initiation).
  • Ensure pediatric population attending the facility are screened for optimized PITC using children specific screening
  • Ensure all positive children are started on optimized ARTand those who are on old regimen to change the regimen to TLD.
  • Ensure HIV disclosure and adherence to pediatric population is done at the facility gradually to improve retention and viral
  • Participate during children Saturday clinics and teen clubs as way of improving adherence and viral
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there are pediatric job aids, posters and working
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure there is demand creation for HIV viral load sample collection and samples are collected on daily basis and documented
  • In collaboration with CTC in charge ensure all clients are screened for TB and initiation of IPT to eligible clients is done on daily basis and documentation is done
  • Ensure HIV positive women are screened for Cervical Cancer and those found to be positive are started on
  • Work closely with CTC in charge to coordinate service provision, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB/HIV collaborative activities.
  • Telephone support and appointment reminders among clients with cell phones; and Provision of counseling on HIV-status disclosure and partner/family testing and on barriers to
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly report to respective
  • Perform other duties as requested by your
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Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • 2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical carein Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and
  • Fluency in English and
  • Willingness to stay at the working station 100%

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high
  • Committed
  • A team player
  • Good interpersonal skills

 

Job Title: Clinical Tracker (14 Positions)

Report to: CTC in-charge and HJFMRI Lead Terms of Employment: One-year contract Salary: TGHS A

Major function of the position

Under the direct supervision of CTC in-charge, the Clinical Tracker will engage and mainly supervise the lay staff in appointment reminders 3 days before the appointment, tracing of missed appointment clients and tracing of clients who have interrupted the treatment. In addition, s/he will engage fully in organizing index contacts to be tracked by lay staff and him/herself to be provided with testing services. All this is aimed at the identification of clients living with HIV, linkage to care and having good retention in care and treatment services of all clients at respective facilities in the supported districts. The incumbent will ensure provision of HIV and AIDS services are in line with protocol and HIV management guidelines for Tanzania. To fully provide the intended services, the Clinical Tracker will be stationed at the facility where s/he is assigned to by district authority/Partner. The incumbent will ensure appropriate documentation to all appropriate reporting tools.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify clients who missed their clinic visits schedule timely and conduct telephone
  • Prepare and share with CBHSP/peers/community tracker list of clients who were reachable through the phone and those who don’t have
  • Facilitate entry of tracking outcome into the CTC2 card and database with clinician/counselor and data
  • Conduct weekly review and ensure all tracking outcome are updated and entered on CTC2
  • Ensure unknown clients are tracked timely and 70% returned to care
  • Work with counsellors, ART nurses and data officer to confirm all transfer out in the respective
  • Provide health education on the importance of clinic adherence to the
  • Support the patient adherence to medication and clinic visit
  • Record and report tracking services daily, weekly, monthly and
  • Prepare a weekly, monthly and quarterly summary report and submit to the site manager, district retention, and community officer.
  • Participate in data management and net loss analysis in respective facilities and
  • Participate in QI activities that aimed to increase retention at facility level.
  • Bring up any ideas or comments that may contribute to better patient follow-up system.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Nursing (EN) or Clinical (ACO) and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • Experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previousexperience working in HIV/AIDS care and
  • Fluency in English and

 

  • Willingness to stay at the working station 100%

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
  • Committed
  • A team player
  • Good interpersonal skills

 

Job Title: Laboratory Scientists (4 Positions)

Report to: Laboratory Manager and HJFMRI Regional Laboratory Lead Terms of Employment: One-year contract

Salary: TGHS C

Major function of the position

Laboratory Scientists will carry out day-to-day testing services and assist with the implementation of the quality management system at the assigned facility.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work at the supported Laboratory and other supported facilities as a Laboratory Scientist/Technologist carrying out laboratory diagnostic and clinical monitoring tests including diagnostic Nucleic Acid PCR assays, Genotyping, and Proteomics.
  • Ensure compliance with quality assurance standards based on recommendations from the Section Supervisor and Laboratory Manager.
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of proficiency testing for EQA and assist the section head institute in the departmental audit.
  • Follow written Standard Operating Procedures for every aspect of the testing process’s pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases in a laboratory.
  • Documenting daily operation, recalibration, preventive maintenance services, and repair of machines/analyzers using operation, reagents, calibration, maintenance, and corrective action
  • Troubleshooting minor technical faults in machines using the operation manual, documenting the action, and reporting to the laboratory supervisor.
  • Analyzing PT samples/panels received for external quality control program and submitting them within the deadline.
  • Checking and completing all the laboratory results in the Laboratory Information System or register book before validation/verification by a laboratory supervisor.
  • Archiving all the source documents after testing in the appropriate
  • Preparing summary reports of the machines/analyzers at the end of every week and
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • Laboratory quality management training is an added
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of working in the PCR – HIV laboratory settings.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in both English and
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with minimal
  • Willingness to stay at the working station 100%
  • A good understanding of data collection, processing, and analysis is highly
  • Knowledge of computer science in MS Excel, word, and PPT
  • Ability to interact

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high
  • A team
  • Good interpersonal

Job Title: Laboratory Technologist (8 Positions)

Report to: Laboratory Manager and HJFMRI Regional Laboratory Lead Terms of Employment: One-year contract

Salary: TGHS B

Major function of the position

The Laboratory Technologist will be a point of contact for all samples that are referred from the mapped spokes to the facilities with the capacity to test them or test laboratories.

The Laboratory samples involved with sample referral are Viral load, EID/DBS, TB Sputum, CD4, Samples for the CrAg test, Biopsy, and Samples for the PrEP Clients.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work at the supported Laboratory and other supported facilities as a Laboratory Scientist/Technologist carrying out laboratory diagnostic and clinical monitoring tests including diagnostic Nucleic Acid PCR assays, Genotyping, and
  • Track sample collection from all spokes around the hub, support the spokes with supplies, receive samples, aliquot plasma, and store samples as per
  • Document all samples and results received at the hub to the Electronic Sample Referral System – ESRS and Document all rejected samples.
  • Making follow-up on the availability and use of Lab M&E tools (HVL samples collection registers, High VL registers, Samples Logbooks, VL & EID request form books, Samples collection SOPs, and Job aids.
  • Ensures the availability of supplies for sample collection and initial processing of samples received from the spokes including sample collection tubes, Pasteur pipettes, and powder-free gloves and timely requesting these
  • Ensures the updated SOPs and Job aids for sample collection are available and in
  • Perform initial sample processing including plasma separation at required speed (1500 RCF) and temporarily store the samples at 2-8 0C before referring samples to the testing laboratory.
  • Make sure all samples to be tested at the facility (CD4, Sputum, CrAg, Creatinine, and EID) are tested and results relayed to spokes.
  • Responsible for completeness and validity of client information and data entry in the electronic sample referral and results feedback system (ESRS)
  • Monitoring the functionality of all equipment related to HUB and sample referral and timely
  • For the facilities with weekend clinics for paediatrics, the Hub focal will be responsible for making sure samples are collected from children on the weekend days and stored as per
  • Timely sharing of information for the either rejected samples or failed hence need
  • Calling the respective facilities whenever there are critical
  • Expedite transportation of results received from testing laboratories to its spokes as immediately as possible to make sure no backlog of results at hubs.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports of sample referral functions to relevant
  • Reprinting of results failed to reach the facilities and making follow-up once
  • Making follow-up on EQA testing and
  • Ensure compliance with quality assurance standards based on recommendations from the Section Supervisor and Laboratory Manager.
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of proficiency testing for EQA and assist the section head institute in the departmental audit.
  • Follow written Standard Operating Procedures for every aspect of the testing process’s pre- analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases in a laboratory.
  • Preparing summary reports of the specific Hub and their Spoke at the end of every week and
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the
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Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • Laboratory quality management training is an added
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of working in HIV-related test laboratory
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with minimal
  • A good understanding of data collection, processing, and analysis is highly
  • Knowledge of computer science in MS Excel, word, and
  • Ability to communicate fluently in both English and
  • Willingness to stay at the working station 100%
  • A good understanding of data collection, processing, and analysis is highly
  • Knowledge of computer science in MS Excel, word, and PPT
  • Ability to interact

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high
  • Committed
  • A team player
  • Good interpersonal skills

Job Title: Program Accountant (1 Position)

Report to: Chief Accountant and HJFMRI Contracts and Partnership Officer Terms of Employment: One-year contract

Salary: TGS E

Major function of the position

Under the supervision of the Chief Accountant and guidance from the HJFMRI Contracts and Partnership Officer, the Program Accountant will be responsible for the management of the RAS Contract from planning, contracting, execution, monitoring & reporting and finally closeout at the end of the contract. S/he will ensure funds are timely disbursed, effectively utilized in compliance to the donor policies and regulations and timely reporting.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of Annual budget for Mbeya RAS HIV
  • Working in collaboration with the Districts AIDS Coordinators (DACCs) and District Medical Officers (DMOs) of Mbeya Region in preparing individual budgets for consolidation into Mbeya RAS
  • Preparing program financial reports Fund Accountability Statement (FAS) and Expenditure Report (ER) on quarterly basis.
  • Preparing funds disbursement requests/invoices for both milestone and variable payments and submission of funds receipt acknowledgement receipts/letters.
  • Proper allocation of funds disbursed, by council/RAS and effective tracking on expenditure to respective councils/RAS as per the approved budgets.
  • Ensure accurately and timely processing of activity requests for payments from
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation reports and submission to the donor for expenditure
  • Collecting, verifying and Filing of Councils’ retirement for all funds paid to beneficiaries at council
  • Managing Payrolls for Mbeya RAS and all Councils of Mbeya Region for staff paid under HJFMRI HIV
  • Ensure all financial practices conducted at Mbeya RAS adhere to Tanzanian government federal laws but also the donor policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate all administrative functions existing between HJFMRI and Mbeya RAS that are related to the program, including signing contracts and other deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance and must be registered with the relevant professional body in
  • Must be a CPA holder.
  • 3-5 years of accounting and finance experience with donor-funded projects (preferably PEPFAR- funded projects).
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., Quick Books, SAP) and advanced knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Risk Assessment, Analysis and Management. Assess, analyze and manage risk using appropriate frameworks, professional judgment and
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving
  • Attention to detail and high degree of
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high
  • A team
  • Good interpersonal

Job Title: Assistant Program Accountant (1 Position)

Report to: Program Accountant and HJFMRI Contracts and Partnership Officer Terms of Employment: One-year contract

Salary: TGS C

Major function of the position

 

Under the supervision of the Program Accountant and guidance from the HJFMRI Contracts and Partnership Officer, the Assistant Program Accountant will assist the program account for the management of the RAS Contract from planning, execution, monitoring and reporting and finally closeout at the end of the contract. S/he will ensure funds are timely disbursed, effectively utilized in compliance to donor policies and regulations and timely reporting.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the Annual budget for the Mbeya RAS HIV
  • Working in collaboration with the District AIDS Coordinators (DACCs) and District Medical Officers (DMOs) of the Mbeya Region in preparing individual budgets for consolidation into the Mbeya RAS Contract.
  • Preparing program financial reports Fund Accountability Statement (FAS) and Expenditure Reports (ER) on a quarterly basis.
  • Preparing funds disbursement requests/invoices for both milestone and variable payments and submission of funds receipt acknowledgement receipts/letters.
  • Proper allocation of funds disbursed, by council/RAS and effective tracking of expenditure to respective councils/RAS as per the approved budgets.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of activity requests for payments from
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation reports and submission to the donor for expenditure
  • Collecting, verifying and Filing of Councils’ retirement for all funds paid to beneficiaries at council
  • Managing Payrolls for Mbeya RAS and all Councils of Mbeya Region for staff paid under HJFMRI HIV program.
  • Ensure all financial practices conducted at Mbeya RAS adhere to Tanzanian government federal laws but also the donor policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in accounting, Finance, or a related
  • 1-3 years of accounting and finance experience with donor-funded projects (preferably PEPFAR- funded projects).
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP) and advanced knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Risk Assessment, Analysis and Management. Assess, analyze, and manage risk using appropriate frameworks, professional judgment and skepticism.
  • Attention to detail and high degree of
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic

Key personal competences:

  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
  • Committed
  • A team player
  • Good interpersonal skills

GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. “Testimonials”, “Provisional Results” “Statement of Results” will not be

 

  1. Applicants who are retired or have been terminated from the public service should not

 

  1. Applicants who studied outside of Tanzania should bring the confirmation of their qualifications from the authorized body.

 

  1. Legal actions    will    be    taken    against    all    applicants    who    will    submit    forged/falsified information/documents.

All HJFMRI partners supported staff who will be recruited to fill different positions follow the normal Government of Tanzania procedures for recruitment like Advertising and Interviews, except for lay carders such as Expert Clients and Mom to Mom who go through a different procedure set by the Ministry of Health.

Please send applications to conf@mbeya.go.tz. All applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of academic certificates. Please write your full name and the position you are applying for on the email subject.

Also, please make sure you fill in the form on the link below for your application to be considered:

https://forms.gle/rkQkUfFq9DU2mUhr9

 

The application deadline is on 6th of October 2023.