Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017
Position Title: Technical Officer, Program Innovation – 1 position (Tanzania nationals only)
Reports to: Technical Advisor, Combination Prevention (CP)
Job Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 50% in intervention regions
Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical assistance to program innovations and eHealth/mHealth components for the FIKIA project in all regions (Mwanza, Kagera, Geita, Simiyu, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Tanga, Kigoma and Mara). S/he will work closely with the Technical Advisor – Combination Prevention in Dar es Salaam to create innovative strategies to ensure achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals in the HIV cascade for targeted populations throughout FIKIA program.
Specific responsibilities and duties:
Assist in the planning, implementation, and quality improvement of FIKIA activities across Community Based HIV Services (CBHS) and key and vulnerable populations (KVP) in line with National Guideline and standards, specifically retention in care and viral load suppression.
Assist the technical team in development and implementation of mHealth/eHealth systems in line with MoHCDGEC guidelines, including contributing to the development of edutainment materials and SMS/USSD appointment reminder/retention in care system.
Assist technical team with data management and analysis to facilitate translation of data outcomes into programmatic improvement strategies through preparation of presentations, reports and ad hoc analyses.
Assist the technical team manage and revise program SOPs, tools and job aids according to PEPFAR guidance, National Standards and program needs.
Assist technical team in operationalization of demonstration projects and program evaluations related to retention in care and viral load suppression, to ensure implementation according to protocols, compliance with local and CUMC Institutional Review Boards and adherence to ethical standards and SOPs.
Contribute to the development of manuscripts, reports, abstracts and presentations to disseminate results of program evaluations and demonstration projects.
Work with technical team to coordinate and participate in supervision and monitoring visits to program sites.
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:
Required: Masters level degree or higher in public health, health informatics or epidemiology. Preferred: Additional degree in a clinical discipline.
Required: Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a health setting in Tanzania. Preferred: experience in fields related to HIV, gender, sexual reproductive health, TB, orphans and vulnerable children, and/or community health.
Preferred: Previous experience in mHealth/eHealth systems development.
Required: Strong computer skills: MS Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint. Preferred: Statistical software such as STATA, SAS, or SPSS.
Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills. Fluent in both Kiswahili and English.
Ability to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve
Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas.
Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centres
Ability to interact well with all targeted beneficiaries, health care workers, and volunteers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, and to welcome all clients regardless of their background
Must be a Tanzanian Citizen.
How to apply:
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to email@example.com, mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and Job Location. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online. ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, women are encouraged to apply. Tanzanians living and working abroad in the diaspora are encouraged to apply.
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