• Biomedical Technical Officer (BTO) Morogoro
  • COCOWAETA in Morogoro, , Tanzania
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  • 1 week ago

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Job Objective:
• Biomedical Technical Officer is responsible for provision of technical oversight and direction of project biomedical services. He/she is required to collaborate with the Program lead team to provide technical assistance on the provision of Key and Priority (PP) Population – focused HIV prevention, HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC), combining Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) services, HIV Self-Testing (HST), Family Planning (FP), and linkage to Care and Treatment Services. This include provision of guidance, monitoring and technical assistance on biomedical services to government/ certified health providers at all program councils.

Main duties and Responsibilities
• Lead Biomedical services in collaboration other project staff, implementing partners and other key stakeholders.
• Train and mentor government/ certified health providers and CHMTs to address their attitude and belief towards KVPs, as well as improve the capacity of providers to deliver... biomedical services.
• Work closely with senior level counterparts at the CHMT, Districts or Council care and treatment partners, and other government and non-governmental partners to advance HIV biomedical prevention for key and vulnerable population in the implementation council.
• Ensure the operationalization of the National Guidelines for Comprehensive Package of HIV Interventions for KVPs
• Coordinate and Monitor the timely implementation of biomedical services i.e. Mobile HTS, Index Testing, PrEP, HIVST and Regency Testing.
• Participate in the development of monthly service plans based on the mapping reports and the SBCC POs’ guidance to guide effective roll out of demand creation and biomedical service activities.
• Supervise and provide technical support to government/ certified health providers, assess biomedical activities and their integration into the other program services
• Liaise with the DACC and DRCHCO to ensure the daily availability of biomedical supplies at the service delivery points
• Monitor implementation plans, performance and progress to biomedical targets
• Ensure the dissemination of national policy, standards, and guidelines on KVP, PrEP, HIVST and HIV programming at the council level
• Document experiences, prepare program and site visits reports, presentations, briefs and articles/success stories
• Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure accountability mechanism, assess progress to targets and quality of data submitted
• Assist with the identification of professional development needs for government/ certified providers and other field staff.
• Performs other related tasks as required by the organization.

Education and Experience:
Qualification: Medical or nursing degree or equivalent
Working Experience:
• At least 3 years demonstrated experience working in areas of biomedical HIV prevention including: HIV care and treatment (required), HIV counseling and testing services, and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH).
• Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with the national KVP, youth and gender guidelines, standards and protocols.
• Experience in programs serving KVP and addressing gender norms. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of KVP and other vulnerable groups.
• Experience in working with LGA, NGOs, CBOs and health facilities to implement public health projects, especially those working with vulnerable populations.
• Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
• High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
• Well-developed computer skills.
• Fluent in speaking and writing English and Swahili

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Morogoro Tanzania


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