Tuesday, October 26, 2021

7 Job Opportunities at SHDEPHA+, Assistant Youth Interventions Officer

 


BACKGROUND
 

Service, Health and Development for people living with HIV /AIDS (SHDEPHA+) is a national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO 8216, with the aim of mobilizing resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded beyond HIV/AIDS and related issues to other development interventions and now covers both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS with over 65 branches countrywide. Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing, and implementing its projects, though all branches share one constitution and registration.

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SHDEPHA+ Kahama, based in Kahama Municipal, is among the 65 branches, was launched in 1999 and started independent operations in 2002 has been working with both international and national donors, the local and central government and other stakeholders to work toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The organization works with the poor, key, and vulnerable groups including women, children, youth, people with special needs; and it gives special attention to the underserved and marginalized populations such as PLHV, FSW, and VAGYW.

SHDEPHA+ VISION: A democratic community that is free of poverty, hunger, and diseases and enjoys a good quality of education, standards of living, and social well-being.

SHDEPHA+ MISSION: SHDEPHA+ is committed to reducing income and non-income poverty, hunger, human suffering, diseases, and the impact and spread of HIV/AIDS by empowering marginalized and vulnerable people, most at-risk populations, and communities in general to achieve Community-based and sustainable human development.

GOAL: Using SHDEPHA+ core values and mission to work toward the Millennium Development Goals to improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable groups, most at-risk populations, and communities in general

A) ACHIEVE PROJECT

SHDEPHA+ has been awarded by PACT Tanzania to implement ACHIEVE project in Msalala DC, Ushetu DC and Kahama TC found in Shinyanga region, Tanzania. The Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants, and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Pact led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No

Worldwide, and WI-HER. These core partners are supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa and the Caribbean. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments, and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals. ACHIEVE is USAID’s flagship initiative to address the needs of children, young people, and breast-feeding women affected by HIV.

This includes supporting local organizations in serving these populations and ultimately building their capability to receive direct U.S. government funding for programs at scale. The project leverages the full strength of its consortia and related private and public sector stakeholders to support countries attain and sustain HIV epidemic control. In Tanzania, starting in October 2021, ACHIEVE expects to receive funding from USAID to support HIV prevention and support programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women, through the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) program.

The goal of ACHIEVE Tanzania is to strengthen local organizations and the national- and community- level social welfare systems, structures, and workforce to support and sustain OVC to access HIV-inclusive services that support their health and well-being.

ACHIEVE Tanzania program has three Strategic Objectives:

1. To strengthen the capacity of the national and community-level social welfare workforce, systems, and structures to ensure quality services for OVC, at-risk AGYW, and people living with HIV (PLHIV).

2. To build capacity of local organizations to manage and implement USAID/PEPFAR awards as prime implementing partners. ACHIEVE Tanzania Project will support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.

3. To deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14 years

ACHIEVE Tanzania anticipate to achieve the following outcomes:

1. OVC service delivery is transitioned to directly funded USAID local prime implementing partners.

2. Local partners are strengthened to manage and sustain family-centered, community based OVC and DREAMS service delivery.

3. Increased use of OVC platforms, for pediatric HIV case finding, linkage to treatment and viral suppression.

4. Increased access to HIV prevention and violence prevention services among OVC and youth

5. Improved social economic capacity of at risk AGYW and OVC caregivers

With this, SHDEPHA+ Kahama therefore is seeking for competent, experienced, dynamic, and qualified candidates to fill the position listed below:

POSITION: ASSISTANT YOUTH INTERVENTIONS OFFICER (7 Position)

LOCATION: KAHAMA/USHETU/MSALALA DC

REPORTS TO: YOUTH INTERVENTION OFFICER

LINE MANAGE: NONE

CONTRACT DURATION: 12 MONTHS (RENEWABLE)

Job Summary:

The Assistant Youth Interventions is expected to coordinate all DREAMS and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Preventive interventions under the CSO and critically maintains smooth working relations to allocated schools implementing the interventions, schoolteachers, LGAs, community volunteers and targeted beneficiaries.

The Assistant Youth Interventions will be located at the ward in the council where implements DREAMS interventions to closely monitor all DREAMS and OVC Preventive activities in particular ward.

Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Supervise DREAMS and OVC Preventive teachers and mentors and provide continuous mentoring and support to ensure delivery of high-quality DREAMS and OVC Preventive services.
  • Conduct quality step-down trainings to teachers, mentors and coaches to ensure well understanding on DREAMS and OVC Preventive components.
  • Conduct monthly mentorship and coaching visits to teachers to ensure quality delivery and address technical gaps related to services delivery.
  • Ensure availability of adequate data collection and reporting tools to teachers, Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) Coaches and Mentors including enrolment forms and services tracking also ensure all teachers have the training curriculums to enhance services delivery to AGYW and Boys enrolled.
  • Collect and review completed data collection and reporting forms from schools and submit to Youth Interventions Officer and M&E officer for data entry
  • Work with Youth Interventions Officer to organize and facilitate monthly and feedback review meetings with CBIM coaches and No Means No Worldwide Mentors, document and share proceedings.
  • Work with Case Management Officer and Case Management Coordinators to follow up on services provisions to AGYW referred for secondary package services and those enrolled to comprehensive package services.
  • Arrange the date, time, logistics, and participate in distribution of DREAMS and OVC preventive kits to the beneficiaries at the schools.
  • Participate in conducting review and verification of DREAMS and OVC Preventive items (procured by Pact) and delivered to CSO and monitor distribution of items to eligible beneficiaries.
  • Collect and document lessons learned, best practices and success stories related to DREAMS and OVC preventive interventions for experience sharing to Pact, LGAs and other stakeholders.
  • Prepare and share regular implementation updates to DREAMS Officer for inclusion in weekly, Monthly, and quarterly reports
  • Conduct supportive supervision visits to visit DREAMS and OV preventive teachers to ensure delivery of high-quality DREAMS and OVC Preventive services, to monitor and learn on the DREAMS and OVC Preventive interventions progress.
  • Establish, update, and maintain DREAMS and OVC Preventive files stored at schools.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Youth Interventions Officer and CSO Project Manager.

 

Qualifications/Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, Community development or another related field
  • At least 2 years of experience working in youth programming and community development.
  • Knowledgeable in evidence-based youth programming for HIV prevention and responding to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Children (VAC) incidence (gender issues);
  • Positive communication and organisation skills.
  • Self-management and Teamwork: ability to work independently and as a member of the team.
  • Strong Language capability in both Kiswahili and English.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV& Certificates combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees.

To be considered, your application must be received by 15.30pm on Tuesday 12 th October 2021 the subject line of your job application email should mention the ‘Position Title and Project code/name-AS APPREAD IN ADVERTISMENT (EpiC OR ACHIEVE’) on the subject line of the e-mail.

All correspondences and applications should be emailed to: recruitments@shdepha.org

SHDEPHA+ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on, race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee Organization, or other non-merit factors.

SHDEPHA+ is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”

Any Applicant attempting or communicating to SHDEPHA+ Management or Staff through phone calls, SMS, text emails and other means will automatically be disqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channelled to the provided official correspondence email above

SHDEPHA+ regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

For more information about the organization, please visit https://www.shdepha-kahama.com/

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