ICAP Case Management Officer Jobs in Tanzania

ICAP Case Management Officer Jobs in Tanzania

A major global health organization that has been improving public health in countries around the world for nearly two decades, ICAP works to transform the health of populations through innovation, science, and global collaboration.

Based at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, ICAP has projects in more than 40 countries, working side-by-side with ministries of health and local governmental, non-governmental, academic, and community partners to confront some of the world’s greatest health challenges.

Through evidence-informed programs, meaningful research, tailored technical assistance, effective training and education programs, and rigorous surveillance to measure and evaluate the impact of public health interventions, ICAP aims to realize a global vision of healthy people, empowered communities, and thriving societies.

ICAP is registered in Tanzania as MSPH Tanzania LLC (Reg. No. 00002080) since 2004. ICAP operates under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG).

In Tanzania, ICAP receives funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a partnership with CDC, supporting facility and community-based HIV prevention and care and treatment services, COVID-19 response, as well as HIV-related research in Tanzania.

With funding from PEPFAR through CDC, ICAP is currently implementing the “Sustain and Accelerate a Comprehensive HIV Response’’ project (known as the FIKIA+ Project) in all eight councils in Mwanza region aiming to achieve rapid acceleration of ART initiation, strengthen treatment continuity and improve HIV viral load (VL) suppression among people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Furthermore, FIKIA+ also aims to ensure that high-quality combination prevention interventions, including voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) programming, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and access to condoms to achieve epidemic control, are accessible to at-risk and vulnerable population groups.

ICAP supports a total of 208 health facilities in Mwanza region, supporting lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART) services to approximately 118,000 people living with HIV. The FIKIA+ Project is currently in its second year of the five-year cooperative agreement.

ICAP in Tanzania is seeking to employ competent, dynamic individuals with strong technical knowledge and public health management skills in implementing program objectives to join our team. Positions are contingent upon availability of grant funding. ICAP at Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Position Title: Case Management Officer

Reports to: District Program Lead

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Location: Mwanza

Travel: Up to 70% in the intervention districts

Position Summary

The Case Management Officer (CMO) ensures client-centered services are provided to all people living with HIV (PLHIV) with fidelity. The CMO is responsible for facilitating the continuity of services and establishing networks for supportive services such as psychosocial counseling, legal services, economic strengthening, and PLHIV support groups. S/he will ensure client feedback is routinely collected and analyzed and information is used to make timely decisions for the benefit of the clients.

The CMO will work with other ICAP staff to improve patient
literacy, medication adherence, and care retention including differentiated service delivery (DSD) approaches. S/he will work with the facility providers to ensure accurate recording and regularly update clients’ demographics and treatment supporters’ information for easy tracking and follow-up.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the facility providers to navigate patients, families, and caregivers through the comprehensive care and treatment journey

  • Provide TA to facility providers and expert clients to attain the optimum level of wellness among PLHIVs through the provision of relevant patient education, timely referrals, and client-centered services

  • Work with the CHMT to identify appropriate providers, stakeholders, and services along the continuum of care and develop referral mechanisms for clients to access services

  • Support proper documentation and regular updates of patients’ information in facilities for easy follow-up.

  • Work with the M&E and CQI teams to ensure proper recording and reporting of ART retention services

  • Support initiatives to address program, donor, and national priorities, including supporting the day-to-day implementation of effective tracking and retention services including DSD approaches to ensure ART clients adhere to ART and clinic schedules.

  • Support health providers in the early identification of missed appointments and lead efforts to re-engage clients to care

  • Ensure tracking of CTC/PMTCT/TBHIV clients is appropriately done at the facilities and reduce interruption to treatment

  • Ensure all facilities in the respective council have and use the standard national tools for clients’ appointments and tracing, map ques, and facilitate proper documentation and reporting

  • Compile and analyze daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly tracking reports of the whole council and help facilities to utilize data for decision making

  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings for sharing challenges and strategies for improvement of tracking activities

  • Support sites to understand targets, align their strategies and activities towards them and meet their set performance targets

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Required Education: Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or a related field

  • Required Technical Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience in the HIV field including demonstrated experience with client-centered case management of PLHIV o Preferred: Experience working with PEPFAR-funded HIV programs

  • Experience in using CQI techniques to address public health challenges

  • Experience in writing reports, best practices, and lessons learned

  • Excellent command of Swahili and English languages in written and oral communication

  • Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the internet

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

    How to Apply

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