Job: Technical Advisor - HIV Youth Policy Tanzania

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Oct 2016

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events
We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project with a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.

The Dar es Salaam-based Technical Advisor will work with the HP+ Country Activity Manager in support of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) to provide technical assistance to (1) reduce policy-related barriers restricting youth access to HIV testing and treatment, and (2) foster youth participation in the process of updating the 2007 multisectoral youth policy. He/she will work to support the MOHCGDEC and other key stakeholders to ensure that policies related to youth access to HIV testing and treatment are supportive, implementable, developed in consultation with key stakeholders, and based on international best practices. Identifying and building effective relationships with key stakeholders, including the MOHCGDEC, TACAIDS, NACP, implementing partners, and civil society organizations will be a key component of this position. In addition, the Technical Advisor -HIV Youth Policy will work with local stakeholders to build advocacy skills for policies to ensure traction within the MOH, and will assist in setting up a systematic approach to monitoring the policy process and eventual implementation of the policy. He/she will report to the HP+ Country Activity Manager for Tanzania as his/her supervisor.
  • Lead HP+ Tanzania activities in the area of youth HIV policy.
  • Work closely with the HP+ Country Activity Manager and technical team to provide technical assistance to reduce policy-related barriers toaccess to HIV testing and treatment and foster youth participation in updating the 2007 youth policy.
  • Foster partnerships with key stakeholders in support of achieving project goals.
  • Support the development of appropriate strategies for fostering supportive policies, including but not limited to a strategy for advocating for these polices within the GOT system.
  • Supporting the MOHCGDEC and other stakeholders to advocate for supportive policies related to youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
  • Contribute to project reporting.
  • Other HP+ Tanzania tasks as assigned.
  • Respond to occasional questions/requests that can be reasonably accommodated alongside other HP+ Tanzania duties.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in health policy development
  • Master's degree in public health, or another relevant field required
  • Understanding of socio-behavioral context influences of HIV
  • Experience working with youth
  • Understanding of HIV care and treatment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, preferably on a USAID-funded project
  • Experience working with or supporting the public sector in Tanzania
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian health system
  • Kiswahili and English language skills required
  • Tanzanian national preferred
Please submit all applications to Ms. Sijia Liang, [email protected], by 20 October, 2016.

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