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Program Assistants Jobs at ICAP Tanzania October, 2018


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Program Assistants Jobs at ICAP Tanzania October, 2018

ICAP at Columbia University is a Non-Governmental Organization affiliated with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) registered in Tanzania as MSPH Tanzania LLC since February 2005 (SO No. 12987). ICAP currently operates in nine regions across Tanzania and employs over 200 people to deliver public health interventions in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoHCDGEC) and the National AIDS Control Program (NACP).

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Since October 2016, ICAP has been receiving PEPFAR funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a 5-year project delivering HIV interventions as the community implementing partner. Known in country as the FIKIA Project and currently in Year 2 of 5 for implementation, the project provides community-based HIV prevention interventions including HIV testing to over half a million beneficiaries from key and vulnerable populations (KVP). The goal of FIKIA is to accelerate, expand, and improve the quality of comprehensive community-based HIV prevention services to KVP in order to achieve UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. FIKIA implementation spans a total of 58 districts across nine regions, including Kagera, Kigoma, Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu, Mara, Pwani, Tanga, and Dar es Salaam.

ICAP employs competent, dynamic individuals with strong technical knowledge and public health management skills in implementing the program objectives. ICAP is now seeking to fill the below full-time staff positions for the FIKIA project.

The enclosed Job Descriptions include vacancies for the following positions:

Position Title: Program Assistants (2 vacancies)

Reports to: Program Improvement Manager

Job Location: Dar es Salaam with travel Travel: Up to 80%

Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to assist on various specific tasks with program improvement for HIV testing and linkage in the community. S/he will be responsible for assisting to cover gaps identified by the program team and support regional teams in their efforts to reach targets on the first and second 90s, as well as assist the teams to ensure all clinical and laboratory are in place in the mobile clinics according to national guidelines.

Specific responsibilities and duties:

  • Assist the Program Improvement team on a variety of specific tasks identified by the project including but not limited to:
  • Support in-depth index testing contact tracing and analysis o Assist with internationalising tracing of at-risk children in the community for testing and follow up, both through index testing and through referrals from OVC partner.
  • Assist with linkage and mop-up activities for PLHIV in and out of care, o Assist in the development of other new or emerging innovations and priorities to address in the program in an organized, standardized manner.
  • Assist with supporting logistics, maintenance, and coordination of:
  • Mobile clinic laboratories and clinics
  • Supplies and commodities needed by the program
  • -hoc trainings and meetings identified for program improvement.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:

Required Education:
o Trained lab personnel with a diploma or higher in a laboratory-related discipline OR
o Non-medical personnel with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the following fields: Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Gender Studies, Community Development, or other related disciplines

  • 1-year experience working in an HIV-related setting or program, preferably in a donor-funded setting.
  • Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality regarding participants’ health status and sensitive information contained in paperwork
  • Ability to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centres
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili and English
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen

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Applicants should send their cover letter and CV before 14th October, 2018 via email, mentioning the position applied for in the subject line to  icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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