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New Volunteering Vacancy at Baylor Foundation Tanzania - Medical Officer

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New Volunteering Vacancy at Baylor Foundation Tanzania - Medical Officer

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Tanzania (Baylor Tanzania) is a local Non-Government Organization (NGO) registered in 2009 dedicated to supporting the provision of high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment to HIV – exposed and infected children and adolescents in the Lake and Southern Highlands Zones of Tanzania. Baylor Tanzania is a member of Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) Network which is headquartered at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA. Baylor-Tanzania is funded by the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), working to support the Government of Tanzania through Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and President’s Office-Regional Administration Local Government to improve provision of services for children and adolescent infected and living with HIV in Lake and Southern Highland Zones. 

Baylor Tanzania is seeking applications on various key personnel positions for an anticipated United States Government (USG) Cooperative Agreement (720621-OVCNextGen-FY2021) to implement Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Next Generation activity in the 4 regions (Mara, Mwanza, Kagera, and Geita) of the Lake zone in Tanzania. This potential five years OVC activity is designed to increase access to and use of health/HIV, social, and protection services among OVC and youth. More information can be found here on positions are contingent upon award.
Baylor Tanzania is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below.... 

Volunteer Medical Officer (1) (Maternity Cover)
Position Title: Volunteer Medical Officer(1) (Maternity Cover) 
Position Location: Mwanza, Tanzania 
Job summary and qualifications 
Position Summary: 
The position holder will have responsibility for providing medical assessment, evaluation and care to patients at the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation —Tanzania Center of Excellence (COE) in Mwanza and at outreach facilities. This care includes the diagnosis and assessment of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children and adults and the development of individualized care and treatment plans including the initiation and follow-up of children on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Attend to patients at the Baylor-Tanzania COEs and provide support to outreach facilities supported by Baylor Tanzania Provide education and mentor medical trainees regarding pediatric and general HIV/AIDS care. 
• Provide technical assistance to health care providers in pediatric and general HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment and complications both within the COE as well as in outside facilities. 
• Provide complete and accurate documentation of medical information including history, physical examinations, laboratory findings, assessments and plans using paper charts and/or electronic medical records (EMR). 
• Actively participate in CME activities and other meetings in all clinical and educational settings. 
• Undertake additional training as directed by the organization 
• Develop and implement activities at COE and outreach facilities to enhance health of children infected with or affected by HIV. 
• Other specific tasks as assigned by supervisor. 

Qualifications / Skills 
• Holder of a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from an accredited institution. 
• Registered by the Tanganyika Medical Council as a Medical Doctor and having completed internship. 
• Proficiency in general pediatric and adult medical care. 
• Familiarity with general HIV care and treatment. 
• Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet computer programs. 

How to apply: 
If you are qualified and wish to join Baylor – Tanzania, apply in confidence by submitting an application letter, a detailed CV, relevant copies of your certificates, and the names and contact information for three referees. 

Application should reach Baylor – Tanzania not later than 30th May 2022. Please note the successful candidate will only be needed for six months to cover for a staff who is in maternity. Only Candidates from Mwanza.

Addressed to: The Executive Director, Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation - Tanzania P.O. Box 5208, Mwanza Or send to email:


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