1 Feb 2019

ICAP Jobs in Tanzania : Zonal M&E Advisor

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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. 1298?}. 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 is now seeking to fill the below positions with competent and dynamic individuals for the FIKIA project:
Position Title: Zonal M&E Advisor (covering Geita. Kigoma Kagera]1 Position
(Tanzania nationals only)
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager {covering Geita. Kigoma and Kagera
job location: Kagera
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts

Overall job Function:
The incumbent’s overall responsibilities include providing technical support in the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E} activities for the community-based HIV prevention program targeting KVP. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and managing M&E activities for the regions in his/her respective Zone. S/he will work closely with his/her respective Zonal Project Manager and the central level M&E team.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
• Provide technical assistance to ICAP supported regions within the zone in collaboration with RICHMT members.
• To coordinate with CHMTs and RHMTs to implement a district network approach for timely and regular reporting of key program indicators to NACP and donors.
• Participate in hiring and supervision of Data Officers and other M&E staff in the regions within the zone.
• To build the capacity of personnel in the zone including ICAP staffand R!CHMTs to improve M&E systems.
• Participate in implementation and evaluation of monitoring tools and data management.
• Coordinate regional work plans and tracking of outputs.
• Ensure that DQAs are carried out semi-annually according to DQA SOPs and that recommendations following the site DQA visit are implemented.
• Assist to develop. -‘refine M&E tools and data management systems as applicable.
• Prepare site census and regular updates for the M&E team.
• Prepare slides for the quarterly meetings and other data visualization outputs as required to
• share with all ICAP. R!CHMTs. sites. etc.
• Prepare Quarterly Review Meetings in collaboration with the Zonal Project Manager and Project Coordinators from the regions.
• Address report queries and data requests in collaboration with central M&E team and Data Officers.
• Provide technical guidance to Data Officers at regional level on M&E processes and ensure data collected and reported is timely. accurate. and well presented.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required Minimum Qualifications. Knowledge and Skills:
• Degree or Advanced Diploma in data management. monitoring St evaluation. statistics. Or related field.‘ preference given to those who have experience with community-based HIV programs working with KVP.
• Minimum 3 years‘ experience with monitoring and evaluation of public health programs in HIVIAIDS including familiarity with MoHCDGEC.-’NACP reporting systems and DHIS.
Preferred: Experience with M&E of community-based andfor KVP-focused HIV programs
• Minimum ‘lyear experience supervising. managing. or leading other M&E or data staff.
• Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects and related M&E components such as MER indicators and DATIM.
Preferred: experience with CDC funded projects.
• Excellent computer skills. at minimum with Microsoft Access. Excel. Word. and PowerPoint.

Preferred: Additional skills in statistical packages.
• Fluent in reading. writing. and speaking both English and Kiswahili.
• Good documentation skills and ability to follow standard procedures.
• Able to maintain utmost confidentiality regarding beneficiaries’ health status and sensitive information contained in data.
• Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at any location.
• Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas. including islands.
• Able to adapt to situations quickly and problem solve.
• 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 oftheir background.
• Preference given to candidates already living in thejob location region

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How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 1‘lth February. 2019 via email to [email protected]|umbia.edu . mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and job Location. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online. ICAP is an equal opportunity employer: women are encouraged to apply. Email to ica [email protected] .

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