Job Opportunity – HIV/TB Program Technical Lead

LocationDar es Salaam
Application deadlineOctober 6, 2021
Start dateNovember 15,2021

Background:

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Tanzania (CDC-Tanzania) to provide strategic information, with a focus on improving data quality, and health information systems (HIS) technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) as well as the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and their implementing partners (IPs).

UCSF is recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs to serve as an HIV/TB Program Technical Lead. This is a full-time 12-month position with the possibility of extension subject to continued funding. The position is expected to start on November 15, 2021 and will be based in Dar es Salaam.

Main duties and responsibilities:

In collaboration with the HIS Director and the Analytics and Data Use Director, the HIV/TB Program Technical Lead will provide HIV and AIDS programmatic expertise to guide programmatically impactful data analyses, development of programmatically meaningful informatics products, indicator and dashboard development, SOP development, and visualizations, and to bring programmatic context to Global Programs’ data quality work.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Guide the Global Programs Data Quality team to interpret data trends resulting from changes in programmatic guidance, programmatic successes, and programmatic challenges.
  • Collaborate with Global Programs Informatics Analysts to translate programmatic needs into informatics products, such as improvements to health informatics applications and dashboard visualizations, and to integrate evidence-based programmatic strategies into robust data systems.
  • Collaborate with Global Programs Informatics Analysts to assess stakeholder requests/needs and prioritize those with the most potential to improve HIV service delivery within the Tanzania context.
  • Support development and roll-out of monitoring and evaluation related SOPs and training materials by providing a programmatic perspective.
  • Support the analytics and data use team to ensure programmatically impactful data analyses that reflect programmatic priorities and will result in improved service delivery for PLHIV.
  • Inform programmatic data dissemination and translation for program improvement.
  • Proactively identify gaps and recommend solutions to align programmatic needs with data-related systems.

Experience, skills, and minimum required qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology, or related field is required. MPH or Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in HIV and AIDS related projects. Experience in HIV and AIDS projects in the PEPFAR setting strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of routine HIV and AIDS health services at the facility level, including HIV care and treatment, testing, TB, PMTCT, and EID services.
  • Robust understanding of evidence-based programming and how to inform data- related activities to improve service delivery.
  • End-user experience with the CTC2, CTC2 Analytics, and other HIS applications required. Knowledge of routine PEPFAR and MOHCDGEC HIV and AIDS indicators preferred.
  • Strong problem-solving, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrable experience working with a variety of organizations and stakeholders, including experience collaborating with implementing partners.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively in a multi-cultural, internationally based team setting.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili are required.

Other desired skills/qualities:

  • Ability to prioritize, work under deadlines, work with minimal supervision, and multi-task.
  • Ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing and powerpoint.
  • Ability to travel in-country to support project activities (10% or less), pending the uplifting of COVID-19 related travel restrictions.

To Apply:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

All applications must include the following:

  • A current CV with names and telephone numbers for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

Applications and supporting documents should be sent via e-mail to info.tanzania@ucglobalprograms.org and must be received by October 6, 2021.

NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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