Position: Strategic Information Officer
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: Strategic Information Officer
Reports to: District Program Lead
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Location: Mwanza
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts outside of job location
The Strategic Information (SI) Officer is responsible for managing at the district level all data entry and database-related tasks and queries; reporting district data to the District Program Lead and SI Coordinator; and developing data analysis presentations for the district. The Strategic Information Officer’s responsibilities include supervising electronic data entry and cleaning of the paper forms from field activities, as well as follow-up with health facility registries for referral and linkage tracing and verification, and supportive supervision to outreach workers on Strategic Information issues. The SI Officer also supports data collection and reporting at the facility level. S/he will work closely with the other members of the program and strategic information teams.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Develop district level SI workplans covering activities in both community and facility.
- Ensure timely and complete data entry in both paper-based and electronic systems, ensuring consistency between linked systems.
- Supervise team to referral forms and conduct verification with registers and databases at facilities to verify completed referrals and linkage outcomes
- Lead generation of queries and ensure completion of data cleaning activities
- Fix any errors and problems observed in the database, and report any hardware/software malfunctions to central team as needed
- Schedule and conduct monthly and quarterly data collection covering all sites within the district.
- Lead in training new staff, healthcare workers, and volunteers on data collection tools, including referrals, reporting and database
- Develop monthly, quarterly, and other reports on all indicators at the district level for submission and review to the District Program Lead, SI Coordinator and central team
- Develop data analysis presentations and progress tracking at the district level
- Ensure all team members maintain security of data tools at all times, including protecting the confidentiality of records and data
- Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
- Required Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in data management, computer science, monitoring & evaluation, epidemiology, statistics, or related field or Advanced Diploma with significant experience o Preferred: Master’s level or higher in relevant in data management, computer science, monitoring & evaluation, epidemiology, statistics, or related field
- Required Technical Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience with data management of PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS programs in facility or community. Must have: o Experience with programming language and database design and development o Demonstrated familiarity with MOHCDGEC/PEPFAR data systems including CTC2, DAC tool, DHIS, and DATIM
- Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili
- Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
- Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.
- 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
- Must be a Tanzanian Citizen Position Title: Laboratory Services Office
How to apply
Deadline for application is 11:55 PM on Sunday, 12 February 2023. Please visit our website at https://icapacity.icap.columbia.edu to submit your application through the electronic portal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will NOT be accepted over email.
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