Cervical Cancer Prevention and GBV Field Officer at THPS. Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development Gender Elderly and Special Groups; Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG), Ministry of Health in Zanzibar and Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care and social welfare services to all Tanzanians; through strengthening of health and community systems.
THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below:
- Position Title: Cervical Cancer Prevention and GBV Field Officer (5 positions)
- Reports to: District Manager
- Location:Tanga (3), Shinyanga (1)and Kigoma (1)
Purpose and Scope of Job:
The CCP &GBV -F0 will assist the THPS Cervical Cancer Prevention and GBV unit in overseeing the planning, implementation and monitoring of the MoHCDGEC and CDC cervical cancer prevention program in the region and ensure that the program achieves its goals in all THPS supported health facilities. The CCP & GBV-FO will work with the THPS program teams to ensure national standards, guidelines and policies on CCP, and GBV are followed and standard operating procedures and job aids are developed to enhance program performance, /he is expected to cover extensive travel to all THPS-supported facilities within the region.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
- Cervical Cancer Prevention
- Liaise closely with the Regional and District health authorities in the implementation of the cervical cancer screening program in the region.
- Build working relationships and provide technical support to Regional and Council Health Management Teams (RHMT and CHMTs) in planning, coordination and supervision of cervical cancer screening activities in the region.
- Build the capacity of the health facility staff to ensure the necessary equipment and supplies including C02 and 5% vinegar are available.
- Build the capacity of health facility staff to ensure all VIA-positive screened women are treated.
- Build the capacity of health facility staff on HPV DNA testing and ensure women the new strategy for screen, triage and treatment is being followed.
- Orient PEs and auxiliary staff on cervical cancer screening, and HPV vaccination in order to mobilize women and the community at large.
- Work with available community support structures/authorities to mobilize and sensitize the communities in the region to participate in the program.
- Organize and facilitate training of health care providers on cervical cancer screening and cryotherapy
- Organize stakeholders’ meetings/joint supportive supervision biannually.
- Organize and coordinate outreach services to needy communities to reach the desired prevention goal of cervical cancer
- Organize and provide technical support to health facility staff to ensure all girls living with HPV eligible for HPV vaccination are vaccinated
- Explore the integration of cervical cancer screening in postpartum care, Family planning, PMTCT, HT, CTC STI services and outreach services
- Work with other programs within THPS such as PMTCT, HTS/EID, CTC and APSC to mobilize and sensitize clients and integrate cervical screening and treatment services within the existing programs.
- Supervise and mentor healthcare workers at sites in implementing the program.
- Track and document lessons leant and best practices during the implementation of the program.
- Build the capacity of service providers in documentation, data collection and analysis
- Provide reports to the regional team leader/coordinator, regularly at required intervals
- Ensure DHIS data of all supported sites and outreach sites reports monthly and timely in collaboration with DRCHCos and DHIS focal persons within the districts and RRCHCo and RHIMs
- Carry out other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor
- To prepare weekly, monthly progress reports, budgets, and work plans, particularly those pertaining to CCP
- Provide data and a summary report on a timely basis for the preparation of quarterly reports.
- Performs other related duties as assigned Gender-Based Violence
- Facilitate and oversee the planning and implementation of GBV and VAC activities across HIV interventions and ensure the availability of national GBV and VAC guidelines
- Provides technical and programmatic support for GBV and VAC-related interventions
- Plan, organize and facilitate training and coaching for GBV and VAC according to MoH-approved curriculum
- Conduct field monitoring and supportive supervision to provide feedback and guidance to staff to improve the services provided in screening, identification, counselling, referrals and linkage and management of GBV and VAC cases Conduct Quarterly joint supportive supervision and mentorship with R/CHMTs and DSWOs to health care providers to improve quality of services as per national guidelines on GBV and VAC. Prepare monthly summary reports and provide periodic progress reports and input for the preparation of the quarterly reports
- Lead monthly and Quarterly performance reviews of health facilities on programmatic GBV indicators.
- Identify and document lessons learned and best practices for scale-up across HIV interventions
- Perform any other duties as may be required by the supervisor
Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
- Degree in Medicine, Nursing, or social work or equivalent from recognized Universities.
- At least two-three years’ experience in cervical cancer screening and GBV programs.
- Experience in LEEP services, VIA TOT, CCS, HTS and PMTCT-EID program is added advantage
- Demonstrated experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of gender programming to prevent GBV among PLHIV clients
- Experience facilitating gender training and workshops with a focus on GBV
- Experience in community sensitization and mobilization.
- Experience in data management, monitoring and supervision.
- Strong communication and team-building skills.
- Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.
- A good understanding of public functions and operations in government and/or NGO services.
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
- Good intellectual and human skill capacity to engage and work with individuals with different character
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16, 2023 with a subject line of ‘Position’
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates at this stage.
THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.