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Program Improvement Officers Job Opportunity at ICAP Tanzania October, 2018

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Program Improvement Officers Job Opportunity 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:

Program Improvement Officers -2 vacancies (x1 Dar, x1 Mwanza)

Program Improvement Officers (2 vacancies) Program Improvement Manager x1 Dar es Salaam, x 1 Mwanza (both with travel) Up to 80%

Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to support various specific tasks with program improvement for HIV testing and linkage in the community. S/he will be responsible for addressing gaps identified by the program team and support regional teams in their efforts to reach targets on the first and second 90s.
Specific responsibilities and duties:

  • Support a variety of specific tasks identified by the project including but not limited to:
  • Enumerate and trace all biological children of KP clients identified by FIKIA and link them to HIV testing services, as well as children of HIV+ fathers (where mother status is died, or unknown), and siblings of HIV+ children whose status is unknown, o Screen and identify at-risk children in the community for testing and follow up children identified by the OVC partner for HIV testing o Categorize retrospectively all HIV+ clients identified by FIKIA from October 2017 who have not been linked to care who have not been linked to care for mop-up and ensure those out of care from previous cohorts are returned to care, o Support healthcare workers who are engaged from health facilities to provide services in mobile clinic trucks via on-site supportive supervision and mentoring
  • Support other new or emerging innovations and priorities to address in the program in an organized, standardized manner.

Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:

Required Education:
o Medically trained personnel with a diploma or higher including: Nurse, MD, clinical officer, assistant medical officer OR
o Non-medical personnel with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the following fields: Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Gender Studies, or Community Development.

  • Minimum 3-year experience providing HIV testing and counseling services or other HIV prevention and treatment services with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedures for HIV testing and care management.
  • 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 centers
  • 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

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

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Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online.

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