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Regional HIV Case Surveillance Advisor – ICAP

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Regional HIV Case Surveillance Advisor – ICAP, October 12 2022
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Organization: ICAP
Position: Regional HIV Case Surveillance Advisor
Deadline: 10.17.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Addis Ababa (2), Amhara (3), Oromia (3), Hawassa (2), Benishangul-Gumuz (1) and Afar (1)
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Job Description:

 

Job Description: Regional HIV Case Surveillance Advisor

Positions available: Twelve (12)

Duty station: Addis Ababa (2), Amhara (3), Oromia (3), Hawassa (2), Benishangul-Gumuz (1) and Afar (1)

Summary of Position

Under the guidance of the ICAP Regional Director and regional HIV CS coordinator, the regional HIV Case Surveillance advisor will work closely with the Regional Health Bureau (RHB), ICAP’s Regional director, and other ICAP surveillance team members. He/she is in charge of planning, organizing, and facilitating capacity-building training; initiating surveillance activities; and supervising HIV CS implementation activities in the region. He/she also coordinates continuous monitoring of HIV CS implementing health facilities, including site readiness assessment, supportive supervision, and mentorship on the implementation of HIV CS and RITA. Overall, the HIV CS advisor oversees the day-to-day activities of HIV CS implementation, including monitoring the availability of the necessary materials, data collection processes, reviewing data, data entry, and ensuring the proper conduct of the surveillance system and the quality of data it produces. The CS advisor also undertakes data analysis, produces periodic surveillance reports, and communicates the findings with the responsible stakeholders.

PRIMARY DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical assistance to the RHB inplanning, capacity building,and implementing HIV CS
  • Actively work with the central and regional ICAP SI members in coordinating and cascading the HIV CS system into selected health facilities,
  • Conduct and coordinate site readiness assessment for new HIV CS health facilities,
  • Ensure that the health facilities have the necessary supplies for HIV CS such as a lockable file cabinet, 3G Dongle, CRF pad, a recency kit, SOPs, and registers,
  • Ensure RITA is conducted for all eligible HIV infected cases at health facilities including the implementation of QC methods by review the results,
  • Ensure the implementation of individual level response in all the CS facilities using the SOP and individual level response tracker,
  • Prepare weekly activity plan and submit performance report to the central coordinators,
  • Conduct continuous and periodic monitoringof health facilities implementing HIV CS.
  • Provide technical assistance and on-the-job training on CS documentation and reporting,
  • Ensure data quality mainly data completeness (Form, report/event, representativeness), timeliness, and accuracy/validity in the health facilities
  • Provide support for the RHB in data analysis, visualization, and communication of the findings to promote data use at different levels such as towns, woredas, and facilities.
  • Apply informatics principles, such as data collection, processing, and analysis, to support epidemiologic practice,
  • Formulate new interventions based on evidence when available, and control measures in response to epidemiologic findings,
  • Closely follow and support the selected show-case CS facilities that serve as model to in all aspects of the HIV CS activities,

·         Participate in supportive supervisions at national, regional, and sub-regional level,

  • Facilitate regional, zonal and Woreda level review meetings,
  • Carry out other activities as needed.
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Job Requirements:

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  • MD or MPH (health and health-related background)
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of research, survey, and public health surveillance experience is required.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS epidemic investigation and response as well as is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience working at RHBs or EPHI or international implementing partners on HIV Case Surveillance is advantageous.
  • The incumbent needs to have basic computer skills in Epi Info, SPSS, and STATA, as well as experience in database visualization.
  • Strong oral and written skills in English

Note: Please specify the region you are applying for in the cover letter of your application.

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How To Apply:

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Only online applications are received

Click here to apply

https://icapacity.icap.columbia.edu/en-us/job/496823/regional-hiv-case-surveillance-advisor

only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date for receiving applications is – October 17, 2022

 

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