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Field Assistants 2 New Job Opportunities at ICAP Tanzania 2019

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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. 12987). ICAP currently operates in nine regions across Tanzania and employs over 230 full time staff to facilitate 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 4 of 5 for implementation, the project's goal is to accelerate, expand, and improve the quality of comprehensive community-based HIV prevention services to key and vulnerable populations (KVP).

The program provides a wide set of community interventions to support PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals including targeted HIV testing, HIV self-testing (HIVST), same-day ART initiation, peer-based outreach and counseling, TB screening, delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), DREAMS interventions, and linkage case management (LCM) for early retention in care. FIKIA implementation currently spans nine regions including Kagera, Kigoma, Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu, Mara, Pwani, Tanga, and Dar es Salaam, with ambitious annual program targets in the current year including delivering HIV testing to nearly one million people, diagnosing over 39,000 new cases of HIV, and reaching over 230,000 KVP with essential evidence-based HIV prevention interventions.

ICAP is now seeking to employ highly competent and dynamic individuals to fill the below positions for the FIKIA project:
Position Title : Field Assistants (2 Vacancies)-Kigoma
Job Summary
ICAP is actively lookig for a highly decorated Field Assistant
Job Description
Reports to : Field Officer
Travel : Up to 70% in intervention regions

Overall Job Functions:
The Field Assistant supports day-to-day field implementation of a community-based HIV testing and prevention program targeting key and vulnerable populations (KVP). Field Assistant will work closely with the Field Officer(s) to ensure delivery of community-based HIV testing services for target beneficiaries.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
1) Participate in the work plan development for daily implementation at district level of field activities.
2) Conduct day-to-day program implementation at the site level including preparing logistics for field activities.
3) Support the delivery of field-based HIV prevention services to beneficiaries by community outreach volunteers, including roll-out of day and night mobile outreach campaigns.
4) Support HIV testing and pre and post-test counselling with beneficiaries, and facilitate referrals for HIV positive clients.
5) Mentor and supervise peer outreach volunteers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach volunteer meetings.
6) Prepare adequate supplies of commodities and tools to outreach volunteers and healthcare workers.
7) Work closely with healthcare workers and community outreach volunteers to ensure all data collection tools are entered appropriately, and conduct on-job mentor-ship for
community outreach volunteers.
8) Assist with identifying/screening, recruitment, and training of community outreach volunteers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
9) Participate in routine mapping/re-mapping of hotspots and size estimation where targeted populations are found.
10) Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
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Required Qualification, Knowledge and Skills:
1) Required Education: Medically trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, laboratory technician, MD, etc) who have current qualifications and training in phlebotomy and HIV
testing duties.
2) Required Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience providing HIV testing and counselling services with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and
procedures for HIV testing and care management. Preference given to those who have additional experience with community-based HIV programs targeting KVP.
3) Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili.
4) Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package.
5) Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
6) Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
7) Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background.
8) Must be a Tanzanian Citizen: preference given to candidates already living in the job location region.

Application Instructions:
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 4th November 2019 via email to, mentioning in the subject line the Position Title. 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.

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