COMMUNITY HEALTH OFFICERS - AGA KHAN FOUNDATION

Tags

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi- sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in inclusive economic development, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and civil society strengthening.
AKF is looking for well qualified professionals to fill the following three positions for its expanding portfolio of health program in Tanzania.; 
Community Health Coordinator (1) 
Community Health Officers (7) 
Senior Finance Officer (1) 

The recruits will be part of the core implementation team for the Improving Access to Maternal and New-born Health (IMPACT) project, which aims to improve access to and quality of maternal and new-born health (MNH) in the Mwanza region. IMPACT is an ambitious initiative of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) supported by Global Affairs Canada. The project will be jointly implemented by Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and the Mwanza regional administration and district
authorities.

COMMUNITY HEALTH OFFICERS (7 positions)
Reporting to: Community Health Coordinator. 
Location: Any of the 7 districts of Mwanza Region. 

The Community   Health officers will support. the supervisionof the Community Health Cordinator   IMPACT in the implementation of community health component of the project in each of the seven Districts of Mwanza Region. Facilitate the implementation of .community based health care system •in the district in collaboration.with the district health authorities to. improve.,-knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) for positive behaviour change and communication relating to MNH. Lead in planning and implementing community related activities carried out by the project.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Organise training of CHWs, community groups, village/ward/district health councils or comittees 
  • Carry out health education, health promotion, disease prevention and behaviour change communication activities at community 
  • level in collaboration with CHWs, MoH and district health officials. 
  • Ensure CHWs have up to date information, sufficient working materials and are updated on any changes made in data collection 
  • tools. 
  • Provide up to date data and information on the progress of the project implementation at the community level to the Community 
  • Health coordinator including challenges and way forward for improved implementation. 
  • Maintain a good working relationship with CHWs, ToTs, DHMTs, health facility management committees, villages and wards leaders as well as key NGO partners. 
  • Support in assessing the training needs of targeted groups and develop training programmes for community level interventions. 
  • Participate in strengthening the existing HMIS/CHIS through improved collection and effective use of data and strengthening referral and feedback mechanisms from level one to the next level of care. 
  • Support in establishing/strengthening and implementing monitoring and supervision mechanisms for the project activities at the community level in collaboration with M&E manager liaising with MoH and other stakeholders. 
  • Participate in development of ongoing timely drafts of the project reports, public information items and/or publication for the project.
  • Carry out any other duty as may be delegated to you by the project officer and field project manager. 

The ideal candidate will have: 
1. A Diploma/Higher diploma in Social development, community health and development or any other relevant qualification.
2. Competent knowledge of the use of excel spread sheets, Microsoft word, Access.
3. Minimum 3 years' experience working in the field to promote MNCH tapping into community resources and linkages.
4. Good written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize workloads.
5. Self-motivated, good organization and management skills.
6. Ability to work with multiple tasks, demands and deadlines with a positive and constructive attitude under minimal supervision.
7. Able to work independently and within a team.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three referees before close of business Friday, 30th December 2016, to the Programme Director, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, bye-mail to recruitment@akfea.org. Please mention the title of the position in your email and do not attach 'anvdocument other than the CV and cover  letter
Only shortllsted candidates will be contacted.


EmoticonEmoticon