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Community HIV Tester (2 Positions) at THPS / Tanga City Council October, 2023

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The Tanga City Council in Collaboration with Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)
will implement PEPFAR / CDC supported AFYA HATUA (Sustain Treatment, Enrolment
and HIV Prevention- STEP) project in Tanga CC aiming to deliver client centered,
comprehensive facility and community-based HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for
populations of this district hence contribute to the country’s epidemic control.

Tanga CC is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill
in vacant positions for AFYA HATUA project as shown below.


Position title: | Community HIV Tester (2 Positions)

Reports to: Medical Officer in Charge and Community Services Field Officer

Overall Job Function: Collaborate with Facility in charge, the Community Clinical HIV Tester
and other relevant staff to conduct and oversee all HIV counselling and testing services in the
community of the facility catchment area.

Key Responsibilities:

o Ensure HIV community testing counselling and testing services are provided with quality as
per national algorithm, guidelines and operating procedures.

o Ensure Community Index Testing and Social Network Testing Strategy (SNS) are offered and
prioritized to all TX_NEW, clients with high viral load including low level viremia (LLV)
clients, IIT/RTT and among KVP reached/enrolled into prevention services.

o Ensure Index Testing and SNS modalities are strategically integrated across all other HIV
testing modalities

e Conduct a risk assessment for HTS and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) assessment during
Index testing services.

e Guide Community Peer Educators, Community Expert Clients, and Community Volunteers to
map hotspots with population at high risk of HIV infection and conduct demand creation,
referral and linkages to comprehensive HIV combination prevention, care and treatment

o Offer adherence counselling services to all newly diagnosed HIV clients before referral and
linkages to care and treatment services

o Ensure all new PLHIV are linked and enrolled to care and treatment services.

e Facilitate provision of HIV prevention services to clients who test negative for HIV (e.g. PrEP,
PEP, SBCC, HIVST, condom programming, VMMC, STI, TB and family planning services

o Facilitate monthly forecasting, quantification, and reporting of rapid test Kits to ensure constant
availability of supplies.

o Participate in proficiency testing IQA/EQA.

o Ensure proper documentation, compilation and submission of program data as required.

o Conducts index testing, mobile testing, HIVST and SNS through outreach services in the

o Ensure 5Cs are observed during pre and post-testing counselling to all clients.

e Maintain a list of certifications of Rapid HIV Test kits supplied at his/her testing point.

o Document experiences and processes; success stories and best practices related to community
HTS, PrEP and KVP services.

o Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required:

_ . |e Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Diploma in Nursing (EN/RN/ANO), Diploma in Medical
Laboratory Technology.

o Must have a valid license of practice.

o Trained on HIV Testing and Counsellor from recognized institution.

o At least one-year experience in HIV Testing and Counselling.

e Knowledgeable on HIV/AIDS interventions as per the national guidelines.

eo Strong communication skills to enable clients understand HIV/AIDS clearly.

eo Ability to conduct sensitive, empathetic interviews and conversations that highly respect the
dignity and diversity of clients.

eo Capable of working independently with minimal supervision.

o Fluent in Kiswahili and English

o Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities and work under strict deadlines


How to apply:

Interested applicants should send an email to [email protected] copying [email protected] attaching 1. Application cover letter (one page maximum), 2.
Curriculum Vitae (four pages maximum) 3. Copies of your relevant certificates. The email
should be position being applied for (e.g. Clinical Tracker Job Application for Tanga City
Council). The deadline for application is 29 October 2023. Tanga City Council is an equal
opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability
are encouraged to apply.

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