TACAIDS website aims at disseminating and sharing of HIV and AIDS information and experience among stakeholders for proper implementation of various programs.

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Dr. Leonard L. Maboko

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Objective

To coordinate all implementers of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania by formulating coordination structures and systems. The Division will also be responsible for provision of technical oversight to all implementers.

Functions

  • To coordinate National HIV/ AIDS responsive activities;
  • To develop capacity building programs and monitor their implementation;
  • Technical support through the proposed Regional Offices to all implementers of HIV/AIDS in the country;
  • Coordination of Public Sector, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations including Faith Based Organizations and Regions and Local Government Authorities;
  • Capacity building and development of various networks and organizations at all levels; and
  • Oversee activities conducted by proposed Regional Offices.

Sections:

  • MDAs and Service Parastatal Response Section;
  • Local Government Response Section;
  • Civil Society and Private Sector Response Section; and
  • Capacity Building and Development Section.

 

Sections' Roles 

MDAs and Service Parastatal Response Section

  • Foster TACAIDS linkages in all public institutions at National level;
  • Harmonize public institution plans in conformity with the national policy and strategic framework on HIV/AIDS;
  • Link and work closely with Civil Societies Response Officer in harmonizing public Institutions interventions and civil societies and private sector initiatives;
  • Provide technical assistance and general support to public institutions on matters related to HIV/AIDS;
  • Facilitate scaling up of best practices in the public institutions response;
  • Communicate with development partners on matters related to HIV/AIDS in MDAs and service Parastatals;
  • Disseminate information related to HIV/AIDS activities;
  • Monitor and evaluate MDAs and public institutions response initiatives on HIV/AIDS; and
  • Gather and scrutinize HIV/AIDS related reports from all public institutions.

Local Government Response Section

  • Foster TACAIDS linkages in all Local Government Authorities, Ward and Village levels;
  • Coordinate activities of the various committees, i.e. CMACS, WMACS, VMACS;
  • Harmonize Local Government Authorities plans in conformity with the national policy and strategic framework on HIV/AIDS;
  • Link and work closely with Civil Societies Response Officer in harmonizing Local Government Authorities interventions and civil societies and private sector initiatives;
  • Provide technical assistance and general support to Local Government Authorities on matters related to HIV/AIDS;
  • Facilitate scaling up of best practices in the Local Government Authorities;
  • Communicate with development partners on matters related to HIV/AIDS at the Local Government Authorities;
  • Disseminate information related to HIV/AIDS activities;
  • Monitor and evaluate Local Government Authorities response initiatives on HIV/AIDS; and
  • Gather and scrutinize HIV/AIDS related reports from all Local Government Authorities.

Civil Society and Private Sector Response Section

  • Harmonize Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector Plans on HIV/AIDS interventions and to ensure that they conform to the national policy and strategic framework on HIV/AIDS;
  • Foster TACAIDS linkages in all Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector institutions;
  • Link and work closely with Local Government Authorities Officer in harmonizing civil societies and Private Sector interventions and response initiatives;
  • Provide technical assistance and general support to Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector on matters related to HIV/AIDS;
  • Facilitate scaling up of best practices in the Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector;
  • Communicate with development partners on matters related to HIV/AIDS on Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector;
  • Disseminate information related to HIV/AIDS activities to Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector;
  • Monitor and evaluate Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector response initiatives on HIV/AIDS; and
  • Gather and scrutinize HIV/AIDS related reports from all Civil Societies, Informal Sector and Private Sector.


Capacity Building Section

  • Develop tools for identification of capacity building needs in collaboration with various divisions;
  • Develop comprehensive annual Capacity Building Plan for the stakeholders involved in HIV/AIDS activities;
  • Coordinate capacity building events to be done by the Commission; and
  • Prepare reports of the Capacity building initiatives conducted in the Commission.

Objective

To develop and monitor implementation of advocacy strategies on HIV/AIDS and custodian of all information related to HIV/AIDS.

Functions

  • To prepare advocacy programs and monitor their implementation;
  • To coordinate advocacy activities; and
  • To properly maintain the documentation center.


Sections:
Advocacy Section; and
Documentation and Library Services Section.

Advocacy
Functions:-

  • Develop advocacy programs on HIV/AIDS and monitor their implementation;
  • Carry out advocacy activities on HIV/AIDS;
  • Develop mechanisms to ensure that political and religious leaders are committed on HIV/AIDS related activities;
  • Cooperate with non state actors on advocacy activities; and
  • Provide technical support on advocacy activities to stakeholders.

Documentation and Library Services Section
Functions:-

  • Collect and make HIV/AIDS documents available;
  • Provide technical assistance and general support to sectors and districts initiatives for HIV/AIDS documentation;
  • Ensure effective HIV/AIDS documentation;
  • Ensure effective HIV/AIDS data bank; and
  • Ensure TACAIDS library is in good order.

Objective

To provide expertise and services in policy, strategies and guidelines formulation, implementation and research on HIV/AIDS response in Tanzania

Functions

  • To develop strategies for resource mobilization and their utilization
  • To carryout research on HIV/AIDS;
  • To provide basis for making informed decision on the future direction of the Commission;
  • To encourage and facilitate provision of services by the private sector in the Commission;
  • To prepare Commissions contribution to the Budget speech and Annual economic report;
  • To institutionalize strategic planning and budget skills in the Commission; and
  • To ensure that HIV/AIDS plans and budgets are integrated into the government budgeting process.

Sections:

  • Policy Section;
  • Planning Section; and
  • Research Section.


Policy Section
Functions:-

  • Formulate policies and proposal for legislation procedures and other regulations with the aim of improving the legal environment for HIV/AIDS intervention;
  • Formulate strategies on the HIV/AIDS National response;
  • Address issues and problems concerning HIV/AIDS positive Tanzanians and their families;
  • Coordinate and distribute guidelines of sector plans and interventions concerning the HIV/AIDS response;
  • Facilitate review of the HIV/AIDS policies and strategies; and
  • Facilitate review of performance of National Strategies for Poverty Reduction in the areas of HIV/AIDS implementation.

Planning Section
Functions:-

  • Coordinate the development of programmes to fight HIV/AIDS in the country;
  • Receive and analyze and integrate recommendations from the Head of Division for proposed planning and policies of HIV/AIDS related activities;
  • Review the Commissions Action Plans on HIV/AIDS and make recommendations to the Head of Division;
  • Facilitate development and review of Commission Strategic Plan;
  • Facilitate Public Expenditure Reviews for HIV/AIDS; and
  • Resource mobilization.

Research Section
Functions:-

  • Plan for research;
  • Solicit, receive and process applications for research;
  • Monitor on-going research and ensure high quality output and to co-ordinate commissioned consultancy and research on HIV/AIDS related matters;
  • Acquire pertinent literature topical and relevant publications and researching publication outlets;
  • Facilitate dissemination of output of research on HIV/ADS related matters; and
  • Develop collaborative research initiatives and review special studies of HIV/AIDS related issues and programs.

Objective

To provide expertise and services on financial management, bookkeeping services, human resources management and administrative matters to the Commission.

Functions

  • To provide financial management guidelines to all stakeholders involved on HIV/AIDS and monitor their implementation;
  • To monitor the execution of budget;
  • To manage grants;
  • To provide strategic inputs to management on Administration and Human resources Management issues such as Recruitment, Human Resources Development and Training, Promotion, retention, motivation, Performance Management and Staff Welfare;
  • To ensure optimal management of Human Resources in the Commission;
  • To provide link between the Commission and the Presidents Office Public Service Management on operationalisation of the Public Service Management and Employment Policy of 1998 and relevant Public Service Acts; and
  • To provide data support and up-date records on various Human Resources information.

Sections:
Finance and Accounts Section;
Grants Management Section; and
Human Resources Management and Administration Section.

Finance and Accounts Section
Functions:-

  • Perform finance and accounting functions for the Commission by maintaining and ensuring budget control;
  • Ensure that financial management mechanisms are initiated and implemented to reconcile and accommodate the different financial management requirements of the various development partners and stakeholders;
  • Develop the Commissions Medium Term Expenditure Framework and monitor the implementation;
  • Provide technical assistance and oversight on compliance with partners and stakeholders requirements for financial management;
  • Co-ordinate Commissions budget development and annual financial estimates;
  • Follow up the pledges for financial and in-kind assistance from development partners and stakeholders and facilitate the transfer of assistance in an appropriate way and time;
  • Provide all payments;
  • Implement and review the financial management and control;
  • Prepare payrolls and ensure returns and payments and facilitate cash transfer and withdrawal;
  • Control and account for unclaimed salaries, payments for outside supplies;
  • Reconciliate PAYE record cards with payments in income tax Division;
  • Make follow-up of funds from the development partners and TACAIDS account; and
  • Pay salaries and ensure the statutory deductions are paid accordingly and reconciled within the statutory period due to individual staff loans and advances.

Grants Management Section
Functions:-

  • Develop and review grants management manual/guidelines;
  • Establish a comprehensive system for follow up on financial implementation of planned activities;
  • Facilitate announcing and approving of grants;
  • Liaise with any hired agency which facilitates funds disbursements to various implementers;
  • Review and undertake regular analysis of trends in expenditure pattern and returns on HIV/AIDS planned activities and recommend for funding;
  • Support TACAIDS in building the capacities of the implementing partners in all Financial Management aspects;
  • Provide technical support to the formulation of the National Budget, particularly to support the mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS activities across the National Budget;
  • Liaison with the Development Partners on issues concerning the implementation of the projects; and
  • Provide financial technical back up support during designing HIV/AIDS new programmes in the response to the National Multi-sectoral Strategic Framework.

Administration and Human Resources Management Section
Functions:-

Administration Schedule 
The activities of the Schedule are:-

  • Interpret Public Service Regulations; Standing Orders and other Labour laws;
  • Facilitate employee relations and welfare including health, safety, sports and culture;
  • Provide registry, office records, messenger and courier services;
  • Handle Protocol Matters;
  • Facilitate security services, transport and general utility;
  • Facilitate general custodian services to include maintenance of office equipments, buildings and grounds;
  • Coordinate implementation of ethics and value promotion activities including corruption prevention education;
  • Implement diversity issues including gender, disability, HIV/AIDS etc and be the Commissions Gender Focal Point;
  • Coordinate implementation of private sector participation in the Commission;
  • Coordinate implementation of Business Process Improvement in the Commission;
  • Advise on organizational efficiency of the Commission; and
  • Coordinate implementation of Client Service Charter in the Commission.

Human Resources Management Schedule
The activities of the Schedule are:-

  • Coordinate recruitment, selection, placement, confirmations and transfers for the Commission;
  • Facilitate Human Resource training and development (career, professional, skills enhancement) for the Commission including Cadres under the Commission;
  • Facilitate orientation/induction programmes for the new entrants;
  • Human resources planning to determine supply and demand needs for professionals under the Commission;
  • Salary administration and payroll processing;
  • Coordinate implementation of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS);
  • Process and update records of various leaves such as annual, sick, maternity, study and terminal;
  • Oversee employee benefits (pension, allowances etc) and entitlements;
  • Oversee services related to separation from the service (retirement, resignation, etc); and
  • Serve as a Secretariat to the appointment Ad hoc Committee of the Commission.

Objective

To provide expertise and services on monitoring and evaluation.

The Unit will be responsible for the following activities: -

  • Prepare action plans and programmes of HIV/ AIDS;
  • Prepare semi-annual reports for Government stakeholders on the progress of the programme;
  • Prepare the guidelines for the harmonization of indicators mechanisms and methodologies for evaluation of programmes and their impact;
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes in the country;
  • Monitor and evaluate all projects related to HIV/AIDS;
  • Prepare the TACAIDS Annual report;
  • Prepare consolidated annual report for the implementation of National Response;
  • Collect and analyze HIV/AIDS data from implementers in the Country; and
  • Analysis of HIV/AIDS collected data into information as required by different users.
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