ICAP TRACE Central Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

ICAP TRACE Central Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223905

Category: Health Care

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Job Title: ICAP TRACE Central Coordinator

Line Manager: ICAP Country Director, Ethiopia

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, ICAP in Ethiopia Country Office

ICAP Strategic Goals and Objectives

ICAP’s overall program goal is to mitigate the impact of HIV/ADS and improve the quality of life of PLHIV, their families and communities in Ethiopia through provision of technical and material assistance to build the capacity of Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), the Regional Health Bureaus (RHB) and selected health facilities.

As part of its support portfolio, ICAP provides support in designing and implementing comprehensive, coordinated and evidence-based HIV interventions, and build the capacity and transitioning of ICAP’s roles and responsibilities.

Position Summary:

ICAP at Columbia University Program, through the TRACE Project, will provide technical assistance to the FMoH, RHBs, and health facilities in Ethiopia to establish a Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funds obtained through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The TRACE Project will monitor epidemic trends, inform rapid programmatic responses at national, local and individual levels and accelerate progress towards HIV epidemic control.

ICAP is tasked to provide technical assistance in scaling up the use of rapid recency assays at HIV testing sites and build data systems to capture recency data to characterize emerging hotspots and help target prevention interventions.

Reporting to the ICAP Ethiopia Country Director, the TRACE Coordinator will provide day-to-day management of operational and technical activities associated with the TRACE project activities in Ethiopia.

The TRACE Coordinator will provide guidance and serve as a direct liaison to the TRACE Ethiopia local partners, will serve as a member of the Ethiopia CBS technical working group (TWG), and will check-in and provide regular updates to the TRACE to the ICAP country office and headquarters team in New York.

The objective of this position is to enhance surveillance of HIV recent infections to inform public health response strategies and interventions that contribute to reaching and sustaining HIV epidemic control in Ethiopia.

Major Accountabilities:

The ICAP TRACE Central Coordinator will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of the operational and technical work being conducted by the TRACE project in Ethiopia

  • Provide above-and site-level monitoring and implementation support
    for roll out of recency and viral load testing and data capture and management

  • Coordinate inputs and deliverables of ICAP technical experts to advance TRACE work plan

  • Coordinate capacity development efforts in the use of recency data for program improvement

  • Direct all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to the project, including reporting, execution of project work plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation at center and site level for TRACE in Ethiopia

  • Closely liaise with the CBS and Care and Treatment teams at ICAP-E to ensure integration of recency testing and build synergies across projects

  • Represent the project as assigned by the ICAP Ethiopia Country Director or the TRACE headquarters team in New York on matters pertaining to the execution of program-related activities with governmental partners, CDC and other partners

  • Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including CDC, governmental partners, and other implementing partners

  • Increase the visibility of the project through representation at high-level visits with the CDC

  • Support dissemination of project findings, including performance of rapid recency tests, description of the surveillance structure developed to monitor recent infections, and trends and patterns of recent infections across countries.

    Job Requirements

  • Education: MD and/or MPH degree, Advanced degree in epidemiology/public health/Laboratory (Master’s degree at minimum, doctoral-level degree preferable).

    Experience, Skills, and Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in the management of large-scale health with proven capacity in building and managing a diverse team of technical and support staff

  • Ability to coordinate a team of technical experts with varied background (information system developers, epidemiologists, health care service providers, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. Ministry of Health, local government authorities, partner organizations, civil society and donors)

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating the dissemination and use of disease surveillance data

  • Demonstrated competence in the analysis of disease surveillance data

  • Demonstrated competence working within CDC or similar regulations and procedures

  • Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with USG, other bilateral and/or multilateral donor agencies, and with host-country governments.

  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates with the required qualification and experience are invited to submit application letters along with non-returnable CV online at (www.ethiojobs.net)

  • Only online applications are received

  • NB – Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

  • Closing date for receiving applications is- October 05, 2019

    ICAP TRACE Central Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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