Job no: 495719
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Tanzania – Mwanza
Categories: Program Management/Implementation/Support, Technical/Clinical/Quality Improvement/Training
ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as VMMC Supervisor based in Mwanza, Tanzania.
As the overall technical and managerial lead for VMMC services implemented in the region, the VMMC supervisor is responsible to coordinate implementation of ICAP supported VMMC activities in the region. S/he will work closely with his/her regional manager, facility coordinator, community coordinator, lab supervisor and the central technical team to ensure high-quality program implementation at the facility and community level, meeting all targets related to the project. The VMMC supervisor will work closely and directly with regional manager to engage and collaborate with stakeholders and partners at the regional level.
Overall Job Function:
As the overall technical and managerial lead for VMMC services implemented in the region, the VMMC
supervisor is responsible to coordinate implementation of ICAP supported VMMC activities in the region.
S/he will work closely with his/her regional manager, facility coordinator, community coordinator, lab
supervisor and the central technical team to ensure high-quality program implementation at the facility and
community level, meeting all targets related to the project. The VMMC supervisor will work closely and
directly with regional manager to engage and collaborate with stakeholders and partners at the regional
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
Lead and manage all staff working on the ICAP supported VMMC sites in the region, both in facility and
Lead development of annual and quarterly regional work plans and supervise implementation of
VMMC activities to meet all targets.
Liaise with regional authorities, stakeholders, and partners as ICAP’s VMMC services technical lead for
supportive supervisions, coaching and mentorship to HCWs and peers.
Organize the orientation of the local government authorities and other stakeholders related to VMMC
interventions implemented in the facility and community settings.
Work closely with facility and community coordinator and central team to organize trainings and
orientations of healthcare workers providing VMMC services.
Work with SI team, regional manager, community coordinator and facility coordinator to analyze and
utilize program data to inform plans, priorities, and resources allocations, write reports, best practices,
and lesson learned for a wider dissemination.
Incorporate all necessary considerations to mitigate COVID-19 transmission risk during all phases of
VMMC demand creation, mobilization, and service provision.
Plan and oversee activities to mobilize VMMC beneficiaries and provide appropriate message on the
Coordinate with administrative officer to schedule fleet of motor vehicles, VMMC trucks, motorcycles,
and boat to be optimally deployed in line with the daily VMMC activity plans.
Approve VMMC team travel request (TAFs), travel business expense report (TBERs) in line with agreed
plan at regional level in ICAP operation online system (IOO), and submit to central office timely.
Mentor and supervise regional VMMC staff and HCWs regularly and frequently during outreach
sessions and lead regular meetings.
Ensure adequate data collection and timely, complete, and clean reporting of regional data from
VMMC sites to the central level.
Strengthen collaboration with implementing partners, government authorities, and project-related
stakeholders for smooth implementation of activities.
Prepare regional quarterly reports on implemented project activities and dissemination to R/CHMTs.
Performance management for supervisees including support in objective setting, conducting
performance appraisal and provision of feedback in a timely manner
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
Required Education: Medical degree (MD, MBBS, or equivalent)
Required Technical Experience: Minimum 4 years’ work experience working in VMMC with a
donor-funded organization, including demonstrated experience and knowledge working in a
broader HIV context in both community and facility
o Preferred: Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded HIV programs
Required Managerial Experience: Minimum 2 years’ supervising a multidisciplinary team of at
least 5 staff in technical areas relevant to this project.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in English required.
Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint at minimum; preferred
proficiency with statistical Software such as SAS and SPSS).
Ability to provide high quality technical assistance to regional offices.
Ability to lead and work with a diverse team
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and strong problem-solving skills.
Flexible to work after normal working hours and on weekends with significant travel outside of
Familiar with Tanzanian context; fluency in Kiswahili preferred
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.
The deadline for submitting the application is 24 October 2021.
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