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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United Republic of Tanzania: Zonal M&E Advisor (covering Dar, Pwani, Tanga) – 1 position (Tanzania nationals only)

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

Position Title: Zonal M&E Advisor (covering Dar, Pwani, Tanga) – 1 position (Tanzania nationals only)
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager (covering Dar, Pwani, Tanga)
Job Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts

Overall Job Function:

The incumbent’s overall responsibilities include providing technical support in the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for the community-based HIV prevention program targeting KVP. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and managing M&E activities for the regions in his/her respective Zone. S/he will work closely with his/her respective Zonal Project Manager and the central level M&E team.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

 Provide technical assistance to ICAP supported regions within the zone in collaboration with R/CHMT members
 To coordinate with CHMTs and RHMTs to implement a district network approach for timely and regular reporting of key program indicators to NACP and donors
 Participate in hiring and supervision of Data Officers and other M&E staff in the regions within the zone.
 To build the capacity of personnel in the zone including ICAP staff and R/CHMTs to improve M&E systems
 Participate in implementation and evaluation of monitoring tools and data management
 Coordinate regional work plans and tracking of outputs
 Ensure that DQAs are carried out semi-annually according to DQA SOPs and that recommendations following the site DQA visit are implemented
 Assist to develop/refine M&E tools and data management systems as applicable
 Prepare site census and regular updates for the M&E team
 Prepare slides for the quarterly meetings and other data visualization outputs as required to share with all ICAP, R/CHMTs, sites, etc.
 Prepare Quarterly Review Meetings in collaboration with the Zonal Project Manager and Project Coordinators from the regions
 Address report queries and data requests in collaboration with central M&E team and Data Officers
 Provide technical guidance to Data Officers at regional level on M&E processes and ensure data collected and reported is timely, accurate, and well presented
 Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

 Required: Degree or Advanced Diploma in data management, monitoring & evaluation, statistics, or related field; preference given to those who have experience with community-based HIV programs working with KVP.
 Required: Minimum 3 years’ experience with monitoring and evaluation of public health programs in HIV/AIDS including familiarity with MoHCDGEC/NACP reporting systems and DHIS. Preferred: Experience with M&E of community-based and/or KVP-focused HIV programs
 Required: Minimum 1 year experience supervising, managing, or leading other M&E or data staff
 Required: Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects and related M&E components such as MER indicators and DATIM. Preferred: experience with CDC funded projects.
 Required: excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Preferred: Additional skills in statistical packages
 Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking both English and Kiswahili
 Good documentation skills and ability to follow standard procedures
 Able to maintain utmost confidentiality regarding beneficiaries’ health status and sensitive information contained in data
 Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at any location
 Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
 Able to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve
 Ability to interact well with all targeted KVP groups and peer outreach volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all clients regardless of their background
 Preference given to candidates already living in the job location region.

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: Zonal M&E Advisor (covering Geita, Mwanza, Mara, Simiyu) – 1 position (Tanzania nationals only)

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

Position Title: Zonal M&E Advisor (covering Geita, Mwanza, Mara, Simiyu) – 1 position (Tanzania nationals only)
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager (covering Geita, Mwanza, Mara, Simiyu)
Job Location: Mwanza
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts

Overall Job Function:

The incumbent’s overall responsibilities include providing technical support in the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for the community-based HIV prevention program targeting KVP. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and managing M&E activities for the regions in his/her respective Zone. S/he will work closely with his/her respective Zonal Project Manager and the central level M&E team.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

 Provide technical assistance to ICAP supported regions within the zone in collaboration with R/CHMT members
 To coordinate with CHMTs and RHMTs to implement a district network approach for timely and regular reporting of key program indicators to NACP and donors
 Participate in hiring and supervision of Data Officers and other M&E staff in the regions within the zone.
 To build the capacity of personnel in the zone including ICAP staff and R/CHMTs to improve M&E systems
 Participate in implementation and evaluation of monitoring tools and data management
 Coordinate regional work plans and tracking of outputs
 Ensure that DQAs are carried out semi-annually according to DQA SOPs and that recommendations following the site DQA visit are implemented
 Assist to develop/refine M&E tools and data management systems as applicable
 Prepare site census and regular updates for the M&E team
 Prepare slides for the quarterly meetings and other data visualization outputs as required to share with all ICAP, R/CHMTs, sites, etc.
 Prepare Quarterly Review Meetings in collaboration with the Zonal Project Manager and Project Coordinators from the regions
 Address report queries and data requests in collaboration with central M&E team and Data Officers
 Provide technical guidance to Data Officers at regional level on M&E processes and ensure data collected and reported is timely, accurate, and well presented
 Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

 Required: Degree or Advanced Diploma in data management, monitoring & evaluation, statistics, or related field; preference given to those who have experience with community-based HIV programs working with KVP.
 Required: Minimum 3 years’ experience with monitoring and evaluation of public health programs in HIV/AIDS including familiarity with MoHCDGEC/NACP reporting systems and DHIS. Preferred: Experience with M&E of community-based and/or KVP-focused HIV programs
 Required: Minimum 1 year experience supervising, managing, or leading other M&E or data staff
 Required: Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects and related M&E components such as MER indicators and DATIM. Preferred: experience with CDC funded projects.
 Required: excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Preferred: Additional skills in statistical packages
 Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking both English and Kiswahili
 Good documentation skills and ability to follow standard procedures
 Able to maintain utmost confidentiality regarding beneficiaries’ health status and sensitive information contained in data
 Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at any location
 Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
 Able to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve
 Ability to interact well with all targeted KVP groups and peer outreach volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all clients regardless of their background
 Preference given to candidates already living in the job location region.

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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