Field Officer (multiple positions) job at ICAP

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Field Officer (multiple positions)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
12 January 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Mwanza , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Position Title: Field Officer (multiple positions)
Reports to: Community Coordinator
Supervises: Field Assistants
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Location: Mwanza
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts outside of job location

Overall Job Function:
Reporting to the Community Coordinator, the Field Officer is responsible to manage the day-to-day field implementation community-based HIV services in the intervention district, focusing on HIV testing and prevention activities such as DREAMS, PrEP, condom programming, peer-based outreach, among others. Supervising field assistants, the team will work alongside healthcare providers and peer volunteers.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
• Develop district-level workplans for implementation of HIV testing and prevention activities in the community including supervision of field activities
• Ensure activities are implemented according to the district workplan, and facilitate coordination of logistics, human resources, and supervision of activities
• Ensure HIV testing and prevention services are provided in line with WHO, national, donor, and ICAP policies and procedures and uphold principles of ethics and confidentiality.
• Manage recruitment, training, and supervision of peer volunteers supporting HIV testing and prevention activities.
• Liaise with operations and supply chain staff to ensure adequate supplies of commodities and tools required to implement the workplan
• Schedule human resources and fleet resources needed to accomplish communitybased activities.
• Organize mapping and remapping of geographic locations for service delivery.
• Ensure health facilities and healthcare workers participating in community-based services are appropriately trained and oriented
• Monitor program performance at the district level, ensure timely and accurate submission of activity reports and make adjustments as needed to the implementation plan
• Supervise Field Assistants including their scheduling, performance management, and capacity building.
• Liaise with council authorities and health facility leads to agree on project plans and monitor progress in community
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
• Required Education: Medically trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, MD, MBBS or equivalent) who have current qualifications and training in phlebotomy and HIV testing duties.
• Required Technical Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience providing or supporting HIV testing and prevention with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedures for HIV testing and prevention.
• Required Managerial Experience: Minimum 1 year experience supervising other staff in the relevant technical areas.
• Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili
• Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package
• 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

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
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The deadline for submitting the application is 12 January 2022.

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