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 Disease 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 facilitating HIV prevention in community settings. It is in this respect that ICAP since 2013, has been implementing an HIV-prevention program to accelerate, expand and improve the quality of comprehensive community-based HIV prevention services targeting several key and vulnerable populations (KVP). 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 multiple positions in various regional locations for a recently awarded five-year project on community-based HIV prevention addressing key populations (KP), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and other targeted vulnerable populations. Position Title: Field Officer (19 positions) Reports to: Project Coordinator, designated region Location: Various- Dar es Salaam (3), Tanga (2), Pwani (1), Mwanza (2), Mara (2), Simiyu (1), Kagera (3), Kigoma (3), Geita (2)
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts Qualifications: Required Education: Medically trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, laboratory technician, MD, etc) who have current qualifications and training in phlebotomy and HIV testing duties. Preference given to those who also have a Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Social Sciences or similar field from a recognized academic institution. Required demonstrated working experience of minimum 1 year providing HIV testing and counseling services with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedures for HIV testing and qare management. Preference given to those who have additional experience with community-based HIV programs targeting KVP. Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality regarding participants' health status and sensitive information contained in paperwork Ability to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers Ability to interact well with all targeted KVP groups and peer outreach volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all clients regardless of their background Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kiswahili and English
Must be a Tanzanian Citizen; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region. How to apply: Applicants should send their cover letter and CV within 7 days from the date of this advert via email mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and Preferred Region(s) to email@example.com. 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.