543 Volunteer Job Opportunities at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

MDH in collaboration with Dar es Salaam City Council; Temeke, Kinondoni, Kigamboni and Ubungo Municipal Councils Together with Amana, Mwananyamala and Temeke Regional Referral Hospitals invites suitable candidates to apply for the following posts.

 

1. Job Title: Volunteer HIV Tester (58 Posts)

Location: Dar es Salaam City Council, Kigamboni, Kinondoni, Temeke and Ubungo Municipal Councils
Reports to: Facility In-charge

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Creating awareness and education on the existence of HIV Testing Services (HTS) i.e. educating clients on all aspects of HIV diseases and treatment management as well as basic health lifestyles.
2. Serving as liaison between clinicians/clinics, individuals screened and care centers.
3. Providing counseling and testing while maintaining confidentiality and patient rights, provide psychosocial support and assist with referral and linkages.
4. Assessing and documenting all referrals, making follow-up and report on referral outcomes.
5. Monitoring the quality (QA/QC) of test kits by control materials/samples from laboratory department.

7. Compiling and submitting HTS reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly to HTS coordinators.
8. Keeping accurate HTS and referral/linkage records (logbooks, registers, reports).
9. Working with team member to monitor quality improvement plans with regards to the established performance targets/indicators.
10. Ensuring HIV testing is performed according to the National HIV Testing algorithm.
11. Participating fully in National EQA program for HIV rapid test.
12. Performing any other duties as may be required by the clinical team.

 

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills

1. Diploma in Medicine, Nursing or other related health field.
2. Must have a valid license of practice (Certificate for HIV testing is an added advantage).
3. At least three (3) years’ experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment services
4. Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
5. Ability to communicate fluently in both English and Kiswahili.
6. Ability to maintains confidentiality in all aspects

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