Jobs Tanga, Pwani, Geita, Kigoma, Dar es salaam, Kagera, Mwanza, Mara and Simiyu at ICAP Tanzania | Deadline: 30th November, 2018

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Jobs in Tanzania: Jobs Tanga, Pwani, Geita, Kigoma, Dar es salaam, Kagera, Mwanza, Mara and Simiyu at ICAP Tanzania | Deadline: 30th November, 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA TANZANIA
JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ICAP IN TANZANIA
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).

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 3 of 5 for implementation, the project provides community-based HIV prevention interventions including HIV testing to 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 epidemic control. FIKIA implementation spans a total of 46 districts across nine regions (including Kagera, Kigoma, Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu, Mara, Pwani, Tanga, and Dar es Salaam), aiming to deliver essential HIV interventions to nearly 1 million people each year.

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 positions for the FIKIA project – the enclosed Job Descriptions include vacancies for the following positions:
1.Technical Advisor, Community-Based HIV Services – 1 vacancy (based Dar es Salaam)
2. Technical Advisor, Research and Evaluation – 1 vacancy (based Dar es Salaam)
3. Technical Officer, Surveillance and Surveys – 1 vacancy (based Dar es Salaam)
4. Regional Project Coordinator – 2 vacancies (1 Kigoma and 1 Geita)
5. Health Information Systems Officer – 1 vacancy (based Dar es Salaam)
6. Data Officer – 1 vacancy (based Dar es Salaam)
7. Data Clerk – 2 vacancies (based Kagera)
8. Field Officer – 1 vacancy (based Mwanza- Sengerema)
9. Field Assistant – 8 vacancies (3 Geita, 1 Kagera, 1 Kigoma, 1 Mara, 2 Mwanza)
10. Linkage and Retention Officer – 4 vacancies (based 1 Geita, 1 Mara, 1 Simiyu and 1 Tanga)
11. Linkage and Retention Assistant – 7 vacancies (based 1 Dar es Salaam, 2 Kagera, 1 Mara, 1 Pwani, 1 Mwanza, and 1 Tanga) 

Position Title: Technical Advisor – Community Based HIV Services
Reports to: Director of Prevention Services Supervises: Technical Officers & Program Improvement Manager Location: Dar es Salaam  
Travel: Up to 30% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function: The incumbent will be responsible to lead technical assistance on community-based HIV services being implemented under ICAP’s FIKIA project in all nine implementation regions (Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Tanga, Mwanza, Mara, Simiyu, Geita, Kagera, Kigoma).

A member of the central technical team, under the guidance of the Director of Prevention Services, s/he will work closely with regional teams to provide technical assistance ensuring effective implementation of programs to achieve 90-90-90 goals for HIV epidemic control. S/he will work with teams to improve identification of new cases, index testing, community ART initiation, and linkage and retention.

Examples of technical areas of focus include index testing, paediatrics testing, linkage & retention, commodities forecasting, and mobile clinic services. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Oversee planning, implementation and monitoring of the designed community-based HIV programs to achieve programmatic goals.
  • Supervise regional offices to develop annual work plans to achieve 100% of annual targets on HIV testing, yield, ART initiation, retention and other related indicators and closely monitor the implementation of work plans
  • Monitor and identify gaps in program implementation for HIV testing, ART initiation, and retention in care and lead planning and rollout of new strategies for improvement.
  • Build capacity of regional teams to be able to improve achievement to targets and quality of interventions.
  • Supervise planning and rollout of mobile clinic services in targeted regions.
  • Lead frequent supervision and monitoring visits to program sites and regions.Participate in national technical working groups
  • Collaborate with M&E unit to translate data outcomes into programmatic improvement strategies
  • Participate in data analyses, research, and dissemination efforts as relevant
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor 
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Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
Required: Medical Degree (MD) or equivalent
o Preferred: Additional Master’s degree or higher in public health or related
health science discipline. 

Required Experience: Minimum 5 years’ work experience in HIV prevention, care & treatment, or research with a donor-funded organization
o Preferred: experience with KVP-focused HIV programs or PEPFAR-funded HIV programs
Required: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the field of HIV/AIDS epidemiology, and provision of services related to HIV testing, counseling, and careExcellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in EnglishStrong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint at minimum; preferred proficiency with statistical software such as SAS and SPSS).Ability to provide high quality technical assistance to regional offices. Ability to work independently with strong problem skillsFlexible to work after normal working hours and weekends with significant travel to intervention regionsFamiliar with Tanzanian context; fluency in Kiswahili preferred

Position Title: Technical Advisor, Research and Evaluation
Reports to: Director of Prevention Services Supervises: Technical Officers and Study Coordinators Location: Dar es Salaam Travel: Up to 30% in intervention regions
Overall Job Function: The incumbent will be responsible to lead technical assistance and coordination on initiatives in research, evaluation, and laboratory for the ICAP FIKIA project in all regions (Mwanza, Kagera, Geita, Simiyu, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Tanga, Kigoma and Mara). A member of the central technical team, under the guidance of the Director of Prevention Services, s/he will be responsible to manage planning, logistics, and rollout of research initiatives. Major planned studies to undertake in the current year include an HIV recency surveillance study using rapid tests, a multi-region integrated bio-behavioral survey (IBBS) for key populations, an IBBS for fisherfolk in Lake Victoria regions, and a study on HIV networks around transport corridors. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Provide technical support for the planning, implementation, and monitoring research studies and evaluations.
  • Develop protocols, SOPs, and training materials for research and evaluation initiatives
  • Submit and ensure all studies have current approvals from relevant Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
  • Ensure compliance with international and national standards and best practices for research and program implementation and that all programs are implemented in accordance with the protocol, SOPs, good clinical practice, and ethical/regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee stakeholder engagement required for planning and rollout for all research studies
  • Foster collaboration with other institutions and investigators on research and streamline communication and meetings
  • Lead planning and oversight of laboratory components required for research studies and program.
  • Coordinate lab QI/QA as relevant for components in research studies and program.
  • 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
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor. 

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
Required: Master’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field.
o Preferred: PhD degree or equivalent in a health science discipline.
 Required: Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a research setting with demonstrated experience developing and submitting protocols to institutional review boards, implementing and supervising research studies, and authoring peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts. 

o Preferred: Experience in fields related to HIV, laboratory sciences, and/or disease surveillance. o Preferred: Previous experience on CDC/PEPFAR funded projects.
Required: Required knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including proficiency with statistical and data analysis software (e.g. STATA, SAS, SPSS)
Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills in EnglishAbility 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
Familiar with Tanzanian context; fluency in Kiswahili preferred

Position Title: Technical Officer, Surveillance & Surveys
Reports to: Technical Advisor, Research and Evaluation
Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 40% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function: The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical assistance on initiatives related to surveillance and surveys for the ICAP 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 for Research & Evaluation to implement planning, coordination, and technical assistance of integrated bio-behavioural surveys (IBBS), size estimations, mapping, and disease surveillance approaches among targeted populations including key and vulnerable populations (KVP). S/he will support any lab activities associated with the studies. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Participate in the planning of IBBS and other surveillance strategies including stakeholder engagement/meetings, protocol development and submission, and dissemination of findings.
  • Assist in the implementation of IBBS and other surveillance strategies including development of tools and standard operating procedures (SOP), trainings, monitoring and supervision of activities, and preparation of reports.
  • Conduct site supervision to ensure IBBS and other surveillance strategies are being implemented with integrity and fidelity.
  • Support technical team in operationalization of demonstration projects and program evaluations related to surveillance and surveys, to ensure implementation according to protocols, compliance with local and Columbia University 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.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor. 

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
Required: Master’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, laboratory sciences or related field.
o Preferred: additional degree in a clinical discipline.
Required: Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a laboratory or public health research setting in Tanzania.
o Preferred: experience in fields related to HIV, public health research,
surveillance/surveys including IBBS or laboratory experience. o Preferred: Previous experience on CDC/PEPFAR funded projects.
Required: Excellent computer skills: MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint at minimum
o Preferred: Proficiency with statistical and data analysis software (e.g. STATA, SAS, 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.

Position Title: Regional Project Coordinator
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager (respective zone)
Location: 1 Geita, 1 Kigoma Supervises: Regional team including Admin Assistant, Field Officers, Linkage & Retention Officers, and Data Officers
Travel: Up to 50% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function The incumbent will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of ICAP’s FIKIA project – a community-based HIV prevention project reaching key and vulnerable populations (KVP) – in the job location region. S/he will work closely with his/her Zonal Project Manager and the central technical team to ensure high-quality program implementation at the regional level and all targets related to the project in the region (on HIV testing, reaching KVP, etc) are met. The incumbent will also be responsible for stakeholder engagement and partner collaboration at the regional level. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Lead and manage all staff working on the ICAP FIKIA project on community-based HIV prevention and testing in the project region
  • Develop annual and quarterly work plans and supervise implementation at the regional level to ensure all targets are met
  • Liaise with regional authorities, stakeholders, and partners as the representative for ICAP’s regional office for technical and supportive guidance
  • 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
  • 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 Education: Either Masters level degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, or related discipline; OR Bachelors and minimum 5 years related work experience.
o Preferred: additional degree in a clinical discipline (MD, MBBS, etc)
Required: Minimum 4 years’ working experience in HIV-related projects on large donor-funded projects.
o Preferred: experience with community-based and/or KVP-focused HIV
programs
o Preferred: experience with PEPFAR CDC funded projects
Required:
  • Minimum 3 years’ 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
  • Flexible to work after normal working hours and weekends at various community locations and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
  • Ability to interact well with targeted key and vulnerable population 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 interventions related to HIV care and prevention to KVP.
  • 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
  • Must be a Tanzanian national

Position Title: Health Information Systems Officer
Reports to: Data Manager
Job Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 30% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function:
  • The Health Information Systems Officer will be responsible to carry out activities related to the development of health information systems for ICAP in Tanzania. 
  • S/he will work closely with the programs and M&E teams to prepare requirements for mHealth and eHealth systems, follow-up on items in progress and ensure products are developed with quality and according the program needs. 
  • S/he will work with the M&E team to conduct quality checks on the system to ensure the systems are functioning as intended, and program needs are being met. 
  • S/he will be responsible for liaising with technology partners to ensure program requirements are translated into useful tools. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Participate and guide development of information systems for project data management.
  • Conduct quality checks on software systems developed for the project to ensure data is being capture and managed with quality and according to Columbia University, MoHCDGEC and ICAP in Tanzania requirements and standards.
  • Work closely with the technology partner to translate program and M&E requirements into functioning software systems.
  • Conduct training and supervision to ICAP field teams in new and existing mHealth and eHealth systems.
  • Routinely check incoming data, check quality and completeness and communicate any issues as they arise.
  • Work with the M&E and IT teams to resolve mHealth and eHealth system issues.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
Required Education: Bachelor level degree or higher in health informatics, information technology, or related discipline.
o Preferred: additional degree in a health science (public health, medicine,
nursing, etc.) 

Required: Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience in health information systems development.
o Preferred: Experience with mHealth systems.
o Preferred:  Experience with managing research data.
  • Experience writing in JavaScript and JSON, VBA, HTML or other coding languages.Proficiency with DHIS2 and Microsoft Office (advanced Access and Excel).
  • Demonstrated knowledge on mHealth and eHealth in development settings.
  • Knowledge of local and international regulations on management of health data. 
  • Ability to interact well with targeted key and vulnerable population groups and peer volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all beneficiaries regardless of their background.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in Kiswahili and English.
  • Must be a Tanzanian citizen. 

Position Title: Data Officer
Reports to: Project Coordinator (respective region)
Supervises: Data Clerks (respective region if applicable)
Job Location: 1x Dar es Salaam
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts 

Overall Job Function: The Data Officer is responsible for managing at the regional level all data entry and database- related tasks and queries; reporting regional data to central teams; and developing data analysis presentations for the region. The Data Officer’s responsibilities include electronic data entry and cleaning of the paper forms from field activities, as well as follow-up with health facility registries for referral and linkage tracing and verification, and supportive supervision to outreach workers on M&E issues. S/he will work closely with the other members of the program and M&E teams. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Ensure timely and complete data entry from paper based sources to electronic sources
  • Review completed paper based tools and compare electronic data entries with source documents on a regular basis to verify accuracy of data and make corrections as needed
  • Track referral forms and conduct verification with registers and databases at facilities to verify completed referrals and linkage outcomes
  • Lead generation of queries and ensure completion of data cleaning activities
  • Fix any errors and problems observed in the database, and report any hardware/software malfunctions to central team as needed
  • Lead in training new outreach workers on data collection tools, including referrals, reporting and database
  • Develop all monthly, quarterly, and other reports on all indicators for submission and review to central team
  • Develop data analysis presentations and progress tracking at regional level
  • Ensure all team members maintain security of data tools at all times, including protecting the confidentiality of records and data
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor. 
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Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
Required Education: Degree, Advanced Diploma or Certificate in data management, computer science, monitoring & evaluation, statistics, or related field;Required Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience with electronic data entry and cleaning with HIV/AIDS programs including at least one year experience supervising other staff.
o Preferred experience with programming language and database design and
development
  • Demonstrated familiarity with MOHCDGEC/PEPFAR data systems including DHIS and DATIM
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
  • Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region.

Position Title: Data Clerk
Reports to: Data Officer (respective region)
Location: Kagera
Travel: Up to 60% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function: The Data Clerk is responsible to conduct electronic data entry and cleaning of the paper forms from field activities; follow-up with health facility registries for referral and linkage tracing and verification; participate in data cleaning and analysis activities, and participate in supportive supervision to outreach workers on M&E issues. S/he will work closely with the other members of the program and M&E teams. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Conduct timely and complete data entry from paper based sources to electronic sources
  • Compare data entered with source documents to verify accuracy of data and detect and correct errors
  • Track referral forms and conduct verification with registers and databases at facilities
  • Participate in generation of queries and data cleaning activities
  • Inform supervisor of any problems or errors observed in the database and detect any hardware and software malfunctions and notify supervisor
  • Assist in training new outreach workers on data collection tools, including referrals, reporting and database
  • Assist in development of monthly, quarterly, and other reports on all indicators for submission and review by supervisors
  • Assist in development of data analysis presentations and progress tracking at regional level
  • Maintain security of data tools at all times, including protecting the confidentiality of records and data
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:
Required Education: Degree, Advanced Diploma or Certificate in data management, computer science, monitoring & evaluation, statistics, or related field; 

Required Experience: Minimum 1 year experience with electronic data entry and cleaning
o Preferred experience with HIV/AIDS programs
  • Preferred familiarity with MOHCDGEC/PEPFAR data systems including DHIS and DATIM
  • Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
  • Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region. 

Position Title: Field Officer
Reports to: Project Coordinator (respective region)  
Supervises: Field Assistants (respective region if applicable)
Location: Mwanza (Sengerema) 
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function: The field officer is responsible to manage the day-to-day field implementation of a community- based HIV prevention program targeting key and vulnerable populations (KVP). One of the primary roles will be to coordinate and supervise community-based HIV services for target beneficiaries. S/he will work closely with the Project Coordinator and be the primary liaison with healthcare service providers from health facilities. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Develop a work plan for day-to-day program implementation at the district level including supervision of field activities
  • Ensure community-based testing activities are implemented day-to-day according to the workplan, and facilitate coordination of logistics as needed
  • Supervise the delivery of field-based HIV prevention services to beneficiaries by community outreach volunteers, including scheduling and implementing day and night mobile outreach campaigns.
  • Support HIV testing and pre- and post-test counselling with beneficiaries, and facilitate referrals for HIV positive clients.
  • Mentor and supervise peer outreach volunteers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach volunteer meetings and capacitate Field Assistants in their supervision of outreach volunteers
  • Ensure adequate supplies of commodities and tools to outreach volunteers and healthcare workers 
  • Organize healthcare workers who are engaged from health facilities to provide services in mobile/community-based activities via on-site supportive supervision and mentoring
  • Support the identification/screening, recruitment, and training of community outreach volunteers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
  • Regularly conduct routine mapping/re-mapping of hot spots and size estimation where targeted populations are found
  • Participate in the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on the community-based program
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor 

Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:
Required Education: Medically trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, laboratory technician, MD, etc) who have current qualifications and training in phlebotomy and HIV testing duties.

Required Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience providing HIV testing and counselling services including at least one year experience supervising other staff, with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedures for HIV testing and care management.
o Preference given to those who have additional experience with community-
based HIV programs targeting KVP.
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and KiswahiliExcellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
  • Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region. 

Position Title: Field Assistant
Reports to: Field Officer (respective regions)
Location: Geita, Kagera, Kigoma, Mara and Mwanza
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Functions
The Field Assistant supports day-to-day field implementation of a community-based HIV testing and prevention program targeting key and vulnerable populations (KVP). S/he will work closely with the Field Officer(s) to ensure delivery of community-based HIV testing services for target beneficiaries. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Participate in the work plan development for daily implementation at district level of field activities 
  • Conduct day-to-day program implementation at the site level including preparing logistics for field activities
  • Support the delivery of field-based HIV prevention services to beneficiaries by community outreach volunteers, including rollout of day and night mobile outreach campaigns.
  • Support HIV testing and pre- and post-test counselling with beneficiaries, and facilitate referrals for HIV positive clients.
  • Mentor and supervise peer outreach volunteers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach volunteer meetings; Prepare adequate supplies of commodities and tools to outreach volunteers and healthcare workers
  • Work closely with healthcare workers and community outreach volunteers to ensure all data collection tools are entered appropriately, and conduct on-job mentorship for community outreach volunteers
  • Assist with identifying/screening, recruitment, and training of community outreach volunteers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
  • Participate in routine mapping/re-mapping of hotspots and size estimation where targeted populations are found
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor 

Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:
Required Education: Medically trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, laboratory technician, MD, etc) who have current qualifications and training in phlebotomy and HIV testing duties. 

Required Experience: Minimum 1 year experience providing HIV testing and counselling services with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedures for HIV testing and care management.
o Preference given to those who have additional experience with community- based HIV programs targeting KVP.
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and KiswahiliExcellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
  • Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region.

Position Title: Linkage and Retention Officer
Reports to: Project Coordinator (respective region)
Supervises: Linkage and Retention Assistants (respective region if applicable)
Location: Geita, Mara, Simiyu and Tanga
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function: The Linkage and Retention Officer is responsible for coordinating and managing the linkage to care, initiation of HIV treatment, and retention in care of beneficiaries diagnosed with HIV through the FIKIA project which a community-based HIV prevention program. The Linkage and Retention Officer’s responsibilities include identification of clients who are not linked to or retained in care, and coordination for follow-up of these clients to ensure they achieve viral load suppression. The Linkage & Retention Officer liaises with facility partners and health facility representatives to ensure continuity of care for HIV positive clients between community and facility-based services. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Develop work plans for the day-to-day implementation in assigned region to achieve linkage to and retention in care for beneficiaries who are diagnosed with HIV from community based testing efforts and ensure the activities are carried out as planned
  • Monitor the uptake of HIV testing and treatment including test-and-treat strategies and identify gaps to improve uptake of treatment initiation, linkage to and retention in care.
  • Ensure all contacts and partners of newly diagnosed PLHIV are reached for index testing
  • Work closely with clinical implementing partners and health facility in-charges to coordinate activities, share data and work-plans to ensure continuum of care for beneficiaries reached or followed up in the community.
  • Work closely with M&E staff to ensure data on linkage and retention collected by the program are accurately captured, and support CTC2 data extraction to enable follow-up and reporting on linkage and retention.
  • Improve feedback on referrals from health facilities and overall strengthen the continuum of care between community and facility interventions.
  • Supervise CTC2 data extraction and compare with ICAP data, and monitor the identification and follow-up for clients who are lost-to-follow up and missed appointments.
  • Perform any other relevant 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. 

Required Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience working directly with people living with HIV, providing counselling or other prevention and treatment services including at least one year experience supervising other staff.
o Preference given to those who have additional experience working with Key
and Vulnerable Populations (KVP) for HIV prevention and care.
  • Familiarity with MOH tools on HIV care and treatment such as CTC1 and 2 cards, registers and database. 
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and KiswahiliExcellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
  • Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region.

Position Title: Linkage and Retention Assistant 
Reports to: Linkage and Retention Officer (respective region)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Kagera, Mara, Mwanza, Pwani and Tanga
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention regions 

Overall Job Function: The Linkage and Retention Assistant is responsible for following up the linkage to care, initiation of HIV treatment, and retention in care of beneficiaries diagnosed with HIV through the FIKIA project which a community-based HIV prevention program. The Linkage and Retention Assistant’s responsibilities include identification of clients who are not linked to or retained in care, and follow-up of these clients to ensure they achieve viral load suppression. The Linkage & Retention Assistant follows up cases between community and facility-based service delivery to ensure continuity of care. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Conduct day-to-day implementation in assigned region to achieve linkage to and retention in care for beneficiaries who are diagnosed with HIV from community based testing efforts.
  • Support the uptake of HIV testing and treatment including test-and-treat strategies and identify gaps to improve uptake of treatment initiation, linkage to and retention in care.
  • Facilitate testing of contacts and partner notification of newly diagnosed PLHIV (index testing)
  • Work closely with health facility staff to ensure all HIV positive clients diagnosed in the community are initiated on treatment, entered in CTC databases, and retained in care.
  • Support and mentor peer outreach volunteers regularly during outreach sessions to ensure adequate follow-up and support of HIV positive clients including tracking of missed appointments, defaulters, and loss to follow-up (LTFU).
  • Liaise with health facility staff to ensure HIV positive clients identified in the community and linked to facility are appropriately followed up and retained in care.
  • Track HIV positive clients that were transferred out to other facilities within the ICAP implementing regions and ensure that they are retained in care.
  • Support CTC2 data extraction and compare with ICAP data to identify and follow- up with clients who are lost-to-follow up and missed appointments. 
  • Perform any other relevant 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. 

Required Experience: Minimum 1 years’ experience working directly with people living with HIV, providing counselling or other prevention and treatment services.
o Preference given to those who have additional experience working with Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP) for HIV prevention and care.
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and KiswahiliExcellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office packageAbility to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
  • Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background
  • Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region. 

Application Instructions for All Vacancies:
Interested and qualified  applicants should send their cover letter and CV via email to [email protected], mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and Job Location. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online. 

ICAP is an equal opportunity employer; women are encouraged to apply. We also encourage Tanzanians living and working abroad in the diaspora to apply. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Deadline for application: 30th November 2018. 
NB: Application will be served on the basis of first come first serve.