Prevention & HIV Testing Services Officer
Deadline of this Job:
12 February 2023
Within Tanzania , Mwanza , East Africa
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Reports to: District Program Lead
Job Location: Mwanza
Employment Type: Full-time
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts
The Prevention & HIV Testing Services (HTS) Officer works with and supports the HTS (including HIV recency testing) & HIV prevention portfolio to ensure efficient implementation, M&E, CQI implementation, and reporting of HIV testing and HIV prevention services in the respective district council, including accelerating index testing, optimized PITC, social network testing, HIV self-testing, DREAMS, linkage case management, KVP and PrEP services. S/he is responsible for the field implementation, coordination, and reporting of all HTS & HIV prevention initiatives in the assigned district council under the supervision of the District Program Lead and in collaboration with other ICAP staff, R/CHMTs, and supported facilities.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Support the design, implementation, M&E, data use, CQI, reporting, and documentation of HTS and HIV prevention activities
• Support implementation of initiatives to address key program, donor, and national priorities such as accelerating index testing, focused PITC, linkage case management, PrEP, and DREAMS services in line with national guidelines.
• Provide technical assistance (TA) to the CHMT members and support facilities in planning, implementation, M&E, and reporting of HTS & HIV prevention services.
• Collaborate with CHMT to assess and implement initiatives to address skill and resource needs in HTS & HIV prevention services through supportive supervision, mentorship, on-job training, and CQI.
• Ensure compliance with national and international standards and best practices for program implementation, and that all programs are implemented in accordance with national guidelines and policy, protocols, SOPs, good clinical practice, and ethical/regulatory requirements.
• Participate in the data collection, analysis and use at facility and district council levels and contribute to the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
• Lead the documentation of program success stories and lessons in the relevant technical areas learned for internal and external release/publication.
• Lead HTS and HIV prevention-related supervision in the respective council in collaboration with the CHMTs
• Coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings for sharing challenges and strategies for improvement of HTS and HIV prevention activities
• Support sites to understand targets, align their strategies and activities towards them and meet their set performance targets
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
• Required Education: Medical degree (MD, MBBS, or equivalent) or Bachelor’s degree or higher in the following fields: Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related discipline.
• Required Technical Experience: Minimum 3 years’ work experience in the HIV field including demonstrated experience and knowledge working with key and vulnerable populations, HIV testing services, and HIV prevention.
Preferred: Experience working with PEPFAR-funded HIV programs
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in English required.
• Strong 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 districts and facilities.
• Ability to work with a diverse team.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and strong problem-solving skills.
To apply please visit: https://icapacity.icap.columbia.edu/en-us/listing