ICAP District Program Lead Jobs in Tanzania

ICAP District Program Lead 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: District Program Lead

Reports to: Field Implementation Manager

Supervises: ICAP council team

Job Location: Mwanza

Employment Type: Full-time

Travel: Up to 80% in intervention districts

Position Summary:

The District Program Lead (DPL) heads ICAP programs and services at the respective council under the guidance of the Field Implementation Manager.

S/he oversees all ICAP staff supporting the council level and provides technical leadership and oversight of all ICAP-supported programs and services including leading implementation, M&E and reporting of crucial program priorities including monitoring of activities under district level sub/service agreements – in collaboration with the Council Health Management Team (CHMT).

The DPL is also responsible for managing communication and collaborations with the local government
authorities and other key stakeholders.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of program workplans and other ICAP-supported implementation activities at the council level.

  • Ensure efficient utilization of project resources and compliance with donor and government regulations.

  • Supervise program staff in the respective council.

  • Participate in strategic dialogue with council authorities on project issues

  • Actively participate in and collaborate with CHMTs to conduct needs assessments relevant to ICAP’s scope and provide technical assistance (TA) to the District Medical Officer (DMO) and District AIDS Control Coordinator (DACC), Council Health Management Team (CHMT), and supported health facilities in planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the identified gaps.

  • Identify, engage and facilitate strategic collaboration with existing and new partners in HIV and related services to maximize the impact of ICAP’s programmatic activities in the council.

  • Work with the sub-awards and subcontracts officersto develop and oversee sub-grantees and service agreement plans and budgets and ensure optimum resource allocation, utilization, and compliance with donor and government regulations.

  • In collaboration with compliance team, conduct program audits for subs and CHMTs to ensure effective use of project resources

  • Ensure timely collection and submission of national HIV services and program data – as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team.

  • Lead the council-level data analysis and utilization initiatives to promote data utilization efforts at all levels.

  • Implement and manage capacity-building efforts for HIV and related service providers, capitalizing on supportive supervision, mentorship, and on-job training.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    Required Education:

  • MD/MBBS or PhD/doctoral degree in public health discipline or Clinical Officer/MPH with significant experience managing clinical programs in HIV/AIDS

  • Training and/or certification in program management is an added advantage

    Required Technical Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience working in public health programs/services

  • Experience working for PEPFAR programs is an added advantage o Minimum 3 years of experience in design, implementation, management, and M&E of HIV or related clinical and public health programs and services

  • Experience in continuous quality improvement (CQI) implementation is an added advantage

  • Required Managerial Experience: o Minimum 2 years of experience directly supervising and managing at least five staff in similar projects

  • 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 stringent deadlines

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ICAP District Program Lead Jobs in Tanzania

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