Director of Prevention Services at ICAP

Director of Prevention Services
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 3 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 employs highly competent, dynamic individuals with strong technical knowledge and public health management skills in implementing the program objectives. ICAP is now seeking to fill the below positions for the FIKIA project.

Reports to: Country Director

Supervises: Entire program unit, with direct supervision of Technical Advisors (3) and Zonal Project Managers (3)

Job Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Travel: Up to 30% in intervention regions

Position Summary: The Director of Prevention Services provides day-to-day leadership of ICAP’s portfolio of HIV programs and research, leading the program team that includes over 100 staff. The position oversees the entire program unit and requires a high level of technical, analytical and managerial abilities and experiences. The Director of Prevention Services is the primary technical point of contact with in-country CDC, national government counterparts, and partner institutions and is responsible to foster partnerships and collaborative relationships between ICAP, CDC, and other stakeholders. S/he oversees a team to ensure that deliverables and targets are completed on time, within budget, and in line with donor requirements. This position is grant funded.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project implementation, including reporting, budget development and expenditure monitoring, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives.
  • In collaboration with key personnel in Tanzania and New York develop, execute and continually update the project strategic plan.
  • Lead the design of interventions while ensuring the quality and maximum sustainability of all initiatives through effective pre-service education and capacity building programs.
  • Lead the development of innovative approaches for community-based HIV prevention, care, and treatment for PLHIV and KVP.
  • Manage a large project team of highly qualified staff, aligning their efforts with project goals and supervise their progress.
  • Lead the annual work planning process and contribute to planning meetings with the donor.
  • Represent the project in all technical matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including interactions with senior level representatives of partner and stakeholder institutions.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the donor.
  • Present progress, achievements, briefing documents and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including the donor, government officials, and other implementing partners.
  • Collaborate with other technical staff on any proposed new projects related to HIV, and oversee research and evaluation agendas related to FIKIA.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:

Education: PhD or Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related discipline, or MD.
Technical Experience: Minimum five years of progressive experience in the design and implementation of large-scale HIV programs in Tanzania or other sub-Saharan African countries
o *Preferred:** Experience with CDC-funded projects

o Preferred: Experience with community-based and/or KVP-focused HIV programs

Demonstrated experience with developing and executing work plans and budgets
Experience managing donor financed projects with a strong command of USG regulations and compliance requirements.
Leadership Experience: Minimum 4+ years’ experience directly supervising a multidisciplinary team of public health professionals.
Proven record of excellent management, leadership, team building, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated experience of working with various stakeholders at the national or regional levels in resource-constrained settings.
Excellent analytical skills; experience with statistical software is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV via email to [email protected] , mentioning in the subject line the Position Title. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online.

ICAP is an equal opportunity employer; women are encouraged to apply. We also encourage Tanzanians living and working abroad in the diaspora to apply. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Deadline for application: 8 August 2019.

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