Job Title:TB/HIV Advisor, Dar es Salaam
Closing Date: Sunday, 15 July 2012
Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Technical Team, the TB/HIV Advisor is responsible for providing technical and programmatic guidance in the design, implementation and monitoring of ICAP's portfolio of TB and HIV/AIDS programs. Oversees the TB/HIV collaborative activities in ICAP-supported facilities in Kagera, Kigoma, Pwani and Zanzibar. Provides technical oversight and leadership in the implementation of a Center of Excellence for pediatric TB/HIV care services at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Provides technical assistance at the national level to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in TB/HIV.
Provide technical and programmatic guidance in the implementation of TB/HIV programs in Kagera, Kigoma, Pwani and Zanzibar
a. Design, plan and monitor the implementation of TB/HIV collaborative activities.
b. Liaise with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) officials, National TB & Leprosy Program (NTLP), National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and other TB/HIV stakeholders at national, regional and district level in coordinating implementation of TB/HIV activities in compliance with national guidelines, including providing leadership in the implementation of the three "I"s in the country.
c. Provide hands-on capacity building of the ICAP technical staff in implementing quality TB/HIV collaborative activities
d. Conduct TB/HIV program evaluation
e. Prepare work plans and periodic progress reports for units within ICAP and various donors
f. Provide technical assistance to MOHSW on national policy, guidelines, training and curriculum development
g. Represent ICAP on national TB/HIV technical working groups
Provide technical oversight and leadership in the implementation of a pediatric TB center of excellence at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam.
a. Work in close collaboration with the MOHSW/NTLP, Kinondoni Municipal, MKUTA and other partners to establish a pediatric TB center of excellence at Mwananyamala Hospital
b. Provide regular clinical mentorship and joint supportive supervision of health care workers (HCW) at the center of excellence and the satellite health facilities.
c. Organize and participate in regular data review meetings and prepare interim and annual reports
d. Actively participate in the development of national guidelines, training materials and other national level documents related to pediatric TB/HIV
e. Coordinate with MOHSW officials to conduct quarterly meetings of the Pediatric TB/HIV Technical Working Group
f. Oversee development of work plans, SOPs and job aids for ICAP planning purposes.
g. Ensure that the project's monitoring and evaluation system is in place and functioning effectively, including ensuring proper documentation of activities at the COE and satellite health facilities
h. Build the capacity of the HCWs at the COE in using data for continuous quality improvement.
Performs other related duties as directed
Requires 25% travel to remote areas of Tanzania and internationally
MD, Ph.D, or other advanced degree in a relevant field
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Five (5) years of experience in public health program design and management
Five (5) years of experience in TB and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service delivery programs, preferably in resource-constrained settings
Extensive clinical/public health knowledge and experience in TB/HIV
Demonstrated experience in training and capacity building in TB or other HIV-related health areas
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Strong analytical, supervisory, and management skills
Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills
Demonstrated and successful experience working in collaboration with local government partners
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with U.S. government or other bilateral donors
Fluency in spoken and written Swahili
*Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
How to apply:
Please send a Cover Letter and CV with TB HIV Advisor in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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