Employment Opportunities at ICAP - Tanzania , August 2016

ICAP at Columbia University works in partnership with the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Tanzania to
support the implementation of high-quality comprehensive family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through PEPFAR. A key aspect of the program is to build the capacity of the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, 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 organization has employed talented, dynamic individuals with strong clinical backgrounds and public health management expertise to achieve Its programmatic objectives.
 DATA MANAGER (1 post) 
Job Location: Dar es Salaam
Job Description 
To design, develop and update databases and implement high-standard data management systems including data analysis; build staff capacity of ICAP and stakeholders at Central office, Regional offices and health facility levels including RHMTs and CHMTs.
Position directly reports to: Assistant Director Monitoring & Evaluation
Duties & Responsibilities:

• Lead in design, update and maintain central and regional databases

• Lead in aggregating databases

• Adapt and implement ICAP database in collaboration with regional data managers including: Design and develop data models and database architecture; Construct, install and test the database system; Write manuals and explain database’s function; Consult with others to assess the database system performance and make modifications as required

• Modify existing databases and find faults, as user needs change

• Coordinate and support development of other databases and build capacity of regional data managers, as needed

• Train and supervise M&E teams in new database systems to ensuretimely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queries and routine progress reports

• Participate on timely reporting of quality national quarterly and OGAC semi-annual and annual reports on all supported program areas

• Develop and respond to queries related to data analysis

• To help develop or refine M&E materials including patient tracking tools, medication tracking forms, program indicators and data management systems

• Coordinate and ensure use ofiracking tools on monthly basis

• Provide technical assistance to ICAP-TZ supported health care facilities including review of performance and quality of service delivery, assessment of M&E strategies, implementation and evaluation of patient tracking and data management systems

• Provide technical support in the process of data quality assurances (DQA, Data Audit) and data cleaning, ensuring that data generated is of high quality

• At central level to give technical support in the processes of data cleaning, data summarization, and analyses • Support data transfers to donors and MOHSW-NACP

• Update ICAP-TZ master slide sets, master narrative excel sheet

• In collaboration with the Regional Data Managers Train and supervise Facility Data Clerks to ensure timely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queriçs and routine progress reports

• To perform other duties as assigned
Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications

• A degree in IT or Computer Science or Health Information Systems

• Strong capability in database development and management using MS Access, MySQL and statistical analysis programs packages e.g. stata. SPSS Familiarity with different programming languages e.g.Vb.net, HTML, CSS, OOP

• Familiarity with the health information systems.

• Experience in working with donor organizations at least 3 years

• Capable of independently implementing the duties described above.

• Good facilitation skills

• Able to travel by 40% of his time

• A committed person and is a team player

• Fluent in Kiswahili and English
NB: Qualified PLHAs and women are highly encouraged to apply.


Job Location: Dar es Salaam Region
Length of the Assignment: September 2016— September 2017
Job Description
The Reporting directly to the ICAP/Tanzania THIS Project Director, the Senior Advisor, Survey Implementation Team is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations during implementation of the Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS) and acting as liaison between lCAPltanzania and ICAP/New York.
Position directly reports to: ICAP/Tanzania THIS Project Director
Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with the lCAPlfanzania THIS Project Director and Project Coordinator, as well as the CAP/NY Technical Specialist, to build and maintain a comprehensive checklist of all survey-related activities and deliverables.

• Act as point of contact between ICAP/Tanzania and CAP/NY to communicate regular status reports regarding all survey-related activities and delivdrables.

• Advise survey staff and survey partners regarding logistical and operational best practices for survey implementation.

• Assist the CAP/Tanzania THIS Project Director and Project Coordinator with coordination and communication of survey activities in collaboration with CDCfranzania, Steering Committee, Technical Working Group, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OGCS, Zanzibar), National Health Laboratory Quality Assurance and Training Centre (NHLQATC), and other survey partners. – Perform other related duties as directed.
Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications

• Master degree (or equivalent) in demography, public health, or related health or medical discipline.

• Approximately eight (8) years of experience in the management of large-scale international health or development projects, with proven capacity in managing and supervising a diverse team of technical and support staff.
Approximately four (4) years of experience in managing or implementing population-based surveys and data collection in developing countries.

• Demonstrated experience working within CDC or similar regulations and procedures.

• Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with USG, other bilateral, and/or multilateral donor agencies, and with host-country governments.
Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English.

• Excellent oral/written communications, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills
Travel Requirements

• Requires local travel up to 400k of the time primarily to assessment regions throughout Tanzania

MODE OF APPLICATION: Qualified and experienced candidates should send their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to: icap-tz-hr@columbia.edu. Please indicate position being applied for in the subject line and do not attach certificates. The closing dare for receiving applications is August 23rd, 20 16.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Source: The Guardian 11 August 2016
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