Nafasi za kazi ICAP-Technical Advisor

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ICAP at Columbia University is a Non-Governmental Organization affiliated with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) registered in Tanzania as MSPH Tanzania LLC since February 2005 (SO No. 12987). ICAP has been receiving funds to support HIV prevention and treatment programs in Tanzania from US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDs Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2005. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), ICAP has been supporting the government on health system strengthening, providing technical support especially on HIV prevention, care, and treatment, voluntary medical male circumcision services, and facilitation HIV prevention in community settings. The program has employed competent, dynamic individuals with programmatic/technical understanding and public health management knowledge in implementing the program objectives.
The program is now seeking to fill one position in Dar es Salaam office for an ongoing project on a combination-prevention intervention targeting the general population as well as other projects in ICAP portfolio.
Position Title: Technical Advisor – Combination Prevention Evaluation
Reports to: Project Director, Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 50% in intervention regions

Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical support on prevention, evaluation and research projects within ICAP Tanzania’s portfolio. S/He will work closely with the Project Director in Dar es Salaam and liaise with regional teams to provide technical assistance ensuring implementation of programs.
Specific responsibilities and duties:
• Provide guidance to implementation and monitoring of the designed programs to achieve programmatic, financial and administrative goals and ensure project resources are utilized for the program in line with applicable ICAP and donor policies and procedures.
• Contribute to SOP and tools development and implementation planning including budgeting, recruitment, and M&E systems development.
• Ensure compliance with international and national standards and best practices for program implementation and that all programs are implemented in accordance with the protocol, SOPs, good clinical practice, and ethical/regulatory requirements. Lead the development, writing and revision of routine and ad hoc reports (e.g. bimonthly research report, quarterly/semi-annual/annual progress report, study reports, etc).
• Ensure all studies have current approvals from relevant Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
• Provide technical support for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the combination-prevention end line survey consisting of household and cohort surveys
• Conduct request supervision and monitoring visits to program sites.
• Provide support to the regional offices to develop annual work plans to achieve 100% of annual targets and closely monitor the implementation of the work plan.
• Participate in national technical working groups, particularly to disseminate findings from the combination – prevention evaluation.
• Collaborate with M&E unit to translate data outcomes into programmatic improvement strategies, and provide data analysis support to monitor effectiveness of interventions.
• Build capacity of the project team to review and analyze data and develop outputs (abstracts, manuscripts, presentations) for dissemination and participate in the development of analysis plan.
• Provide technical guidance on integration of mHealth/eHealth systems into existing M&E framework and provide support to the sub-grantee who will incorporate computer assisted personal interview (CAPI) to the end line survey of combination – prevention.
• Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Skills
• Required MD with MPH and minimum 2 years experience in public health research, evaluation/surveys, or M&E on similar donor – funded projects.
• Required knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including skills in programming for data management and statistical software (e.g. SAS, STATA).
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the field of HIV/AIDS epidemiology.
• Demonstrated experience in the planning and implementation of large-scale HIV/AIDS community-based program activities and/or evaluations.
• Preferred familiarity with eHealth systems and technologies (e.g. mHealth, CAPI).
• Excellent oral/written communication in English, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.
• Ability to provide high quality technical assistance to regional offices.
• Ability to work independently with strong problem skills.
• Ability to travel for significant periods of time to intervention regions.
• Familiar with Tanzania context language; proficiency in Kiswahili preferred.
How to Apply:
Applicants should send their cover latter and CV within 7 days from the date of this advert via email, mentioning in the subject line: “Technical Advisor – Combination Prevention Evaluation” to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online.
ICAP is an equal opportunity employer; women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.


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