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

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

Position Title: Project Coordinator – Mwanza Region (1 position) – Tanzania Nationals Only
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager for Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu, and Mara
Job Location: Mwanza
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 Mwanza 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 Mwanza 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: Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent Medical Degree from a recognized academic institution. Preferred: Additional Masters level degree or higher in related discipline such as Public Health
 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 medical 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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