The Sauti Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supports the Government of Tanzania and civil society organizations to scale up community-based biomedical, behavioral and structural HIV and family planning interventions for key and vulnerable populations (KVPs) in 51 councils located within 14 selected regions of mainland Tanzania. Sauti is led by Jhpiego – an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, with partners; EngenderHealth, Pact and the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Mwanza. The Sauti Project is also a community implementing partner for the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief’s DREAMS Initiative – a program that is solely focusing on HIV prevention amongst vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (vAGYW) age 15-24 years. Sauti’s portfolio is very comprehensive and broad, and includes: Community/Home-Based HIV Testing Services (including partner notification); HIV Self Testing (HIVST), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP); Community ART and linkages; STI screening, treatment and periodic presumptive treatment; FP/HIV integration; as well as screening and referrals for presumptive TB, GBV and alcohol/drugs.
The Technical Director will be responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of HIV prevention health activities under the leadership of the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and the Senior Technical Advisor (the latter of who is the project’s main technical backstop), and other Jhpiego Technical Directors, and utilizing and contributing to cross-cutting approaches, such continuous quality improvement, gender integration, in-service training as well as, annual phasing in of activities. The incumbent will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence. S/he will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor to mentor and coach technical staff to ensure that they are maintaining technical excellence and program quality in alignment with the national KVP guidelines.