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New Job Opportunity At ICAP Tanzania- Strategic Information Assistant | Deadline 16th July 2020

Tanzania is a hub of commerce and migration, and the country as a whole has made great strides in reducing HIV, as evidenced by the recent THIS HIV population-based survey implemented by ICAP. However, key and hard-to-reach populations are still at increased risk. ICAP partners with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment for these populations, and to explore innovative ways of offering services and linking individuals to care.



Job no: 493055
Position type: Regular Full-Time 
Location: Tanzania - Dar es Salam, Tanzania - Kigoma
Application close: Jul 16 2020 E. Africa Standard Time 

Job Summary
The Strategic Information Assistant is responsible to conduct electronic data entry and cleaning of the paper forms from field activities; follow-up with health facility registries for referral and linkage tracing and verification; participate in data cleaning and analysis activities, and participate in supportive supervision to outreach workers on Strategic Information issues. S/he will work closely with the other members of the program and Strategic Information teams. 

Specific responsibilities and duties:
▪︎ Conduct timely and complete data entry from paper based sources to electronic sources
▪︎ Compare data entered with source documents to verify accuracy of data and detect and correct errors
▪︎ Track referral forms and conduct verification with registers and databases at facilities
▪︎ Participate in generation of queries and data cleaning activities
▪︎ Inform supervisor of any problems or errors observed in the database and detect any hardware and software malfunctions and notify supervisor
▪︎ Assist in training new outreach workers on data collection tools, including referrals, reporting and database
▪︎ Assist in development of monthly, quarterly, and other reports on all indicators for submission and review by supervisors
▪︎ Assist in development of data analysis presentations and progress tracking at regional level
▪︎ Maintain security of data tools at all times, including protecting the confidentiality of records and data
▪︎ Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Required qualification, Knowledge and skills: 
▪︎ Required Education: Degree, Advanced Diploma or Certificate in data management, computer science, monitoring & evaluation, statistics, or related field;
▪︎ Required Experience: Minimum 1 year experience with electronic data entry and cleaning o Preferred experience with HIV/AIDS programs Preferred familiarity with MOHCDGEC/PEPFAR data systems including DHIS and DATIM 
▪︎ 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; preference given to candidates already living in the job location region. 

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The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding. Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.


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