Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017
Position Title: Project Coordinator – Simiyu Region (1 position) (Tanzania Nationals Only)
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager for Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu, and Mara
Job Location: Simiyu
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts
Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of a community-based HIV prevention project reaching key and vulnerable populations in Simiyu region. S/he will work closely with his/her Zonal Project Manager and the technical team to ensure high-quality program implementation at the regional level.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
Lead and manage all staff working on the community-based HIV prevention project reaching KVP in Simiyu region
Develop annual and quarterly work plans and supervise implementation at the regional level to ensure all targets are met
Organize the orientation of the local government authorities and other stakeholders about the community-based HIV prevention project
Organize the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on the community-based HIV prevention project
Liaise with regional authorities and stakeholders as the representative for ICAP’s regional office for technical and supportive guidance
Participate in the development of the referral network model between the community-based outreach and health facility services
Coordinate and conduct mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KVP including adolescent girls and young women are found
Collaborate with organizations for execution of sub-agreements and service agreements
Supervise the recruitment and training of community outreach workers and lay counselors from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
Mentor and supervise community outreach workers and lay counselors regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead regular meetings
Ensure adequate data collection and timely, complete and clean reporting of regional data to the central level
Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
o Medically trained personnel with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher including: BSc Nursing, MD or DDS
o Non-medical personnel with a Master’s degree or higher in the following fields: Public Health (preferred), Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Gender Studies, or Community Development.
Required: Minimum 2 years working experience in HIV care and/or HIV prevention with a donor-funded organization. Preferred: experience with community-based and or KVP-focused HIV programs
Required: Minimum 1 year experience directly supervising/managing a multidisciplinary team, with demonstrated skills in leading teams of public health professionals with experience in developing and executing work plans and budgets
Required: Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects. Preferred: experience with CDC funded projects.
Flexible to work after normal working hours and weekends at various community locations
Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all beneficiaries regardless of their background.
Demonstrated knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and adherence and psychosocial support programs
Demonstrated ability to provide strong technical guidance for any interventions related to HIV care and prevention to KVP.
Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in Kiswahili and English
Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint at minimum)
Preference given to candidates already living in the job location
How to apply:
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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