Sunday, January 31, 2016

World Education,Referrals and Linkages Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Job Title: Referrals and Linkages Officer
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Posting Date: 01/19/2016
Deadline Date: 01/31/2016
The Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program (CHSSP) is a five-year PEPFAR/USAID fun
ded cooperative agreement led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. with consortium partners Initiatives Inc. and World Education Inc/Batwana. The program will be implemented in 18 regions of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. CHSSP aims to contribute to PEPFAR 3.0 goal of HIV epidemic control by 2020 by supporting the systems strengthening priorities set by the Government of Tanzania (GOT) for health and social welfare services toward improving health, wellbeing and protection outcomes for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) People Living with HIV/AIDs (PLHIV), as well as key populations including Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW), and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID).
The guiding principles of CHSSP are to promote gender equality, increase efficiencies in the use of resources, expand impact and sustainability, and increase accountability.
The Referrals and Linkages Officer is a full-time position based in the CHSSP headquarters office in Dar es Salaam and is a member of the project's Technical Team. Reporting to the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor, the National Case Management Officer is developing and piloting a comprehensive referral and linkages system using case management.
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  • Under the guidance of the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor, coordinate closely with the other members of the Technical Team of the project to maximize integration and synergies of the objectives and strategies of CHSSP to ensure an integrated approach to implementation among consortium partners;
Under the guidance of the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor, work in close collaboration with DSW, PMO-RALG, and other relevant counterparts and stakeholders to
  • Develop a conceptual framework for a referral and linkages system that builds on existing community structures, conforms to existing national policies and guidelines, and leverages good practices currently being employed in a piecemeal fashion by various MVC implementing partners.
  • Develop guidelines for referral pathways by building on and linking the existing referral guidelines that are a part of the Child Protection System, the para-social worker model, and the MVCC national guidelines.
  • Community structures have their own referral guidelines;
  • however, none of the existing guidelines are formally linked to each other, nor are they linked to CHWs and clinical health and HIV service providers. CHSSP will ensure that the referral pathways for community structures are linked and that they include case conferencing.
  • Consolidate all tools and guidelines into an integrated toolkit.
  • Develop a practical monitoring system that enables stakeholders to assess the performance of the referral system.

Under the guidance of the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor and in close collaboration with the Technical Regional Advisor and the project's Regional Offices, develop a work plan to pilot this referral and linkages system in three districts where CHSSP is operational. At a minimum, the work plan should include the following steps
  • Community sensitization meetings to introduce the referral system to LGAs at all levels (district, ward, community);
  • Conducting a Training of Trainers for the MVC implementing partner operating in that district that will support the referral system;
  • Conducting a training for relevant LGA stakeholders on the referral system, supporting the MVC implementing partner who will conduct the training for the relevant community structures and human resources (for example MVCCs, CPTs, MACs, PSWs, and CHW where they exist).
  • Conducting a training workshop for the community cadres (equipping the relevant community structures with the necessary work tools will also be incorporated in the training).
  • Under the supervision of the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor and in close collaboration with the Technical Regional Advisor and the project's Regional Offices, roll out the pilot by working with the Regional Referral and Linkages Coordinators to carry out the above mentioned key tasks in the work plan.
  • Monitor and review the performance of the system in the pilot district, and recommend adjustments
  • Advocate to DSW and PMO-RALG for the inclusion of the referral and linkages system as part of national policy.
  • Coordinate closely with the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor, the Regional Technical Advisor, and with other members of the Technical Team in order to ensure timely provision of technical assistance and guidance to the Regional Offices for implementation of relevant activities;
  • Ensure timely and qualitative contributions to the Technical Team for all necessary reports and especially quarterly reports, and semi and annual reports.
  • Have at least 7 years' experience designing and implementing community social welfare and systems strengthening programs;
  • Have demonstrated experience in community based programming in the MVC sector in Tanzania;
  • Have proven capacity to build strong partnerships with senior decision makers in key Ministries and national institutions (MOHSW, DSW, PMO-RALG, ISW);
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with key decision makers in social welfare and protection at national level;
  • Hold a degree, advance diploma in Social Work. Master's degree or Post Graduate Diploma in related fields will be an added advantage;
  • Have demonstrated experience in providing quality technical assistance to government and civil society entities, especially at district, ward, and village levels;
  • Have demonstrated experience in liaising effectively and managing participatory processes with a range of local government and civil society stakeholders especially at district, ward, and village levels;
  • Creative and capable of working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English and Kiswahili and able to produce quality products in English such as progress reports, presentations, program briefs, and case studies;
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/31/2016.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.
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