United Republic of Tanzania: Project Coordinator – Simiyu Region (1 position) (Tanzania Nationals Only)

Organization: ICAP
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:

 Required Education:
o Medically trained personnel with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher including: BSc Nursing, MD or DDS
OR
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:

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu, 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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United Republic of Tanzania: Technical Officer, Community Based HIV Services (CBHS) – 1 position (Tanzania Nationals Only)

Organization: ICAP
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Position Title: Technical Officer, Community Based HIV Services (CBHS) – 1 position (Tanzania Nationals Only)
Reports to: Technical Advisor, Community Based HIV Services (CBHS)
Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention regions

Overall Job Function:

The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical assistance to the community-based HIV testing and counselling (CBHTC) portfolio of 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 – CBHS in Dar es Salaam to create innovative strategies to ensure achievement of UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals in the HIV cascade for targeted populations.

Specific responsibilities and duties:

 Provide assistance with the planning, implementation and monitoring of the designed CBHTC program to achieve programmatic targets ensuring services follow National Guidelines and standards.
 Assist with monitoring the uptake of HIV testing and treatment including test-and-treat strategies and identify gaps to improve uptake of diagnosis, treatment initiation and linkage to care among targeted populations.
 Contribute to development and implementation of strategies to improve the provision of comprehensive community based services including opportunistic infection, TB, STI screening, family planning (FP) needs assessment and referrals.
 Assist technical team to strategize and support regions implement innovative approaches to index testing.
 Assist in regular monitoring regional supplies to ensure continuous availability and viability of commodities.
 Assist the technical team in improving feedback on referrals from health facilities and overall strengthening continuum of care.
 Assist the technical team to rollout new interventions and demonstration projects, such as Self Testing, maintain local and Columbia IRB approvals and ensure adherence of ethical standards and SOPs.
 Assist the technical team manage and revise program SOPs, tools and job aids according to PEPFAR guidance, National Standards and program needs.
 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: Clinical Degree including MD, MBBS, or Bachelor of Nursing from a recognized academic institution. Preferred: Additional Masters level degree or higher in related 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.
 Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills. Fluent in both Kiswahili and English.
 Strong computer skills: MS Office.
 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:

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu, 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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United Republic of Tanzania: Technical Officer, Program Innovation – 1 position (Tanzania nationals only)

Organization: ICAP
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:

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu, 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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