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Deputy Country Director

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  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    Columbia University's International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (lCAP) in Tanzania, works in partnership with the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in mainland and Zanzibar. ICAP Tanzania provides quality comprehensive family focused HIV

    Prevention, Care and Treatment services at 127 health facilities. The facilities involved include ~ regional and district hospitals, health centers and dispensaries in Kagera, Kigoma, Pwani and Zanzibar. This program is part of a broader US Government HIV / AIDS initiative in Tanzania and receives funding from Centres for Disease Control Tanzania (CDC), PEPFAR and the support of the American People. A key aspect of the program is to build the capacity of the MOHSW, at the national and sub-national levels, and indigenous CBO/NGOs to manage HIV programs including c .financial, administrative, program management and technical advisory skills. The program has employed competent dynamic individuals with programmatic understanding, clinical background as well as public health management knowledge in implementing the program objectives.

    RESPONSIBLE TO: Country Director

    LOCATION: Central Office Dar es Salaam with international and local field travel up to 30%

    Overall Core Responsibility:

    The person will work closely with the ICAP /Tanzania Leadership Team, including the Country Director, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Director of the Central Technical Team and the Director of Regional Support, to provide strategic vision, management guidance and oversight of 'ICAP's HIV care and treatment activities in Tanzania. The Deputy Country Director Programs will oversee programmatic implementation and technical activities. He/she will supervise the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, the Director of the Central Technical Team and the Director of Regional Support. Key responsibilities include: developing program objectives, work plans and budgets and reporting and monitoring program progress.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Oversee development and periodic revision of program objectives, staff work plans and budgets
    • Coordinate and supervise ICAP /Tanzania program units to effectively implement program activities and meet objectives
    • Monitor progress towards program objectives and timelines, including regular reporting to and communication with donors (e.g. USG/Tanzania), implementing partners and ICAP/NewYork
    • Responsible for the development of quarterly and semi-annual reports and oversee the development of articles, lessons learned, case studies and other materials
    • Assist Country Director in managing relationships with key Tanzania government officials; negotiate and develop memoranda of understanding to define working relationships with government partners; facilitate effective communication between ICAP /Tanzania and government partners
    • Work with New York-based staff to prioritize and coordinate international technical assistance
    • Represent ICAP /Tanzania at MOH, donor and partner meetings, and make presentations at and prepare reports for professional meetings and conferences as requested by Country Director
    Essential Qualifications and Experience:

    • Medical Degree or Advanced Degree in Public Health, Health Management or any other related discipline
    • Minimum of 10 years in management position in HIV Care and Treatment, PMTCT, TB/HIV program
    • Proven working experience in work planning, budgeting, and project monitoring Minimum 5 years relevant experience in managing USAID/CDC funded projects Experience working closely with Local Government (districts) in Tanzania
    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    • Broad understanding of HIV / AIDS programming and HIV care and treatment, PMTCT, TB/HIV, adherence and preventive interventions
    • Knowledge of Tanzania health systems strengthening approaches and best practices Keen and attentive to detail, both in terms of content and presentations
    • Excellent written and verb'al communication skills in English and Kiswahili,
    • Must have leadership skills with strong, analytical, supervisory, and management skills Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills

    Physical-ability requirement

    • Ability and willingness to travel to remote areas in Tanzania, as well as travelling overseas ~
    • Ability to work effectively with different levels of professional cadres

    How to apply:

    Applicant should send their application letter and CV by September 2nd, 2010 to Human Resource Manager with a subject Deputy Country Director Programs through

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    ICAP is an equal opportunity employer; women and people living with HIV / AIDS are encouraged to apply.