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Job: Program Coordinator - International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs

Organization: International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Jun 2016
ICAP at Columbia University is a non-governmental organization operating in Tanzania since 2004, with funding from the PEPFAR through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), ICAP supports quality, comprehensive, family-focused HIV prevention, care and treatment services at health facilities and communities in Mwanza and Kagera. A key aspect of the program is to build the capacity of the MOHSW, at the national and sub-national levels, and indigenous CBO/NGOs to manage HIV programs including financial, administrative, program management and technical advisory skills. The program has employed competent, dynamic individuals with programmatic understanding, clinical background as well as public health management knowledge in implementing the program objectives. Since April 2014 in Mwanza City, ICAP has been implementing an outreach-based harm reduction/HIV prevention program to key populations (KP). Starting in October 2015, ICAP is expanding its programming for key populations targeting priority populations (PP) of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 among the general population in both Mwanza and Kagera with community-based HIV prevention interventions.
The program is now seeking to fill one position in the Mwanza office.
Position Title: Program Coordinator – Key and Priority Populations (1 position)
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Dar es Salaam
Location: Mwanza
Travel: Up to 50% in intervention regions
Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to oversee the overall implementation of an HIV prevention program among key and priority populations in Mwanza (for Nyamagana MC and Sengerema DC) or Kagera (for Bukoba DC and Muleba DC). S/he will work closely with the Senior Technical Adviser in Dar es Salaam and supervise the program teams in Mwanza and Kagera.
Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Lead and manage all staff working on the key and priority population portfolio in Mwanza and Kagera offices
  • Oversee work plan development for immediate initiation of an HIV prevention program for KP and PP communities in Mwanza and Kagera and implement it. Regularly develop annual and quarterly work plan and implement.
  • Oversee the orientation of the local government authorities and other stakeholders about the key and priority population programs
  • Oversee the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on KP/PP program
  • Oversee the development of the referral network model between the outreach and health facility services
  • Coordinate mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KPs and PPs are found
  • Coordinate mapping of local NGOs to identify the most appropriate NGO(s) to be sub-contracted, participate in the development of the SOW and regularly monitor its implementation. Develop plan in building the capacity of the local NGO and submit to the ICAP management for the implementation
  • Supervise the recruitment and training community outreach workers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
  • Oversee and expand the delivery of HIV prevention services to the KPs/PPs by community outreach workers. The type of services provided include: HIV risk reduction (e.g. behavior change communication, condom and lubricant distribution), screening for TB/STI/GBV, escorted referral to HIV/STI/TB testing and other health services, and linkage/referral for HIV care and treatment.
  • Mentor and supervise community outreach workers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach worker meetings
  • Develop with the M&E team the M&E tools for KP/PP program
  • Ensure adequate data collection and timely, complete and clean reporting to the MOHSW and to the donor
  • Performing any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor
Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:
  • Demonstrated working experiences of a minimum 5 years in HIV prevention and care to KP/PP programs with a donor funded organization, or similar field
  • Demonstrated management experience of a minimum 3 years, with strong supervisory and management skills in leading teams of public health professionals, experience in developing and executing work plans, budgets, etc.
  • Ability to work after normal working hours at informal gatherings and entertainment centers
  • Ability to interact well with KP/PP groups by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all clients regardless of their race, gender, religion, health/HIV status, or sexual orientation. Candidates that identify themselves as one or more of the targeted populations are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and adherence and psychosocial support programs
  • Ability to work independently, strong problem-solving skills
  • Required excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; familiarity with Kiswahili an added plus.

How to apply:
Applicants should send their application letter and CV by email, mentioning the post applied for as a subject line to icap-tz-hr@columbia.edu. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOTattach any certificates when submitting online.
ICAP is an equal opportunity employer; Tanzania nationals, women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.

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