Job Opportunities at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) April 2022

Job Opportunities at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) April 2022

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Job Opportunities at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) April 2022

Job OpportunityData Quality Technical Lead

 

Location: Dar es Salaam

Application deadline: April 29, 2022

Start date: June 1, 2022

Background:

Job Opportunities at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) April 2022 The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Tanzania (COC-Tanzania) to provide strategic information, with a focus on improving data quality, and health information systems (HIS) technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)and their implementing partners (IPs).

UCSF is recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs to serve as Data Quality Technical Lead. This is a full-time 4-month position with the possibility of extension for 12 months subject to continued funding. The position is expected to start on June 1, 2022 and will be based in Dar es Salaam.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Technical Director, the Data Quality Technical Lead will be responsible for coordinating and guiding UCSF-Global Programs data quality-related work. This position will supervise a small in-country team and collaborate with CDC to continuously improve the quality of routine data across all HIV service delivery programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

 

  • Manage all UCSF-Global Programs data quality activities and ensure deliverables and timelines are clearly delineated and met.
  • Manage a small team of data quality analysts who implement and support data quality improvement activities and collaborate with other in-country UCSF-Global Programs staff on aspects of data quality work that are cross-cutting, including data visualization and data use.
  • Oversee and provide technical guidance on data quality analyses and the implementation of data quality activities such as data quality audits.
  • Develop new and improved strategies for analyzing routine HIV and AIDS data for data quality challenges, and new and improved strategies for documenting and tracking data quality issues.
  • Oversee the roll-out of a standardized data quality toolkit to all CDC implementing partners and coordinate technical support to IPs to implement data quality activities.
  • Support CDC to introduce new implementing partners to all routine data quality activities and conduct IP close-out data quality assessments.
  • Support implementing partners in the implementation of routine data quality activities and remediation of data quality challenges.
  • Liaise with CDC-Tanzania, implementing partners, and MOH on data quality activities.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to MOH on data quality activities, including updating national strategies, policies, and SOPs, as well as the roll-out of these documents, as required.

 

Experience, skills, and minimum required qualifications:

 

  • Undergraduate degree in public health, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology or related fields is required. A Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or Public Health is a strong advantage.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive professional experience in public health working in data- focused positions including experience with data use and data quality improvement activities.
  • Experience implementing data quality improvement activities at the facility level required.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of data quality concepts and of routine HIV and AIDS health data. Knowledge of both PEPFAR and MOH reporting tools, systems (including DATIM, CTC2, DHIS2, Monthly Portal), and HIV and AIDS indicators required.
  • Previous experience managing HIV and AIDS projects in the PEPFAR setting strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrable data analysis skills including intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrable experience working with a variety of organizations and stakeholders, including experience collaborating with MOH.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively in a multi-cultural, internationally based team setting.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili are required.

 

Other desired skills/qualities:

 

  • Ability to prioritize, work under deadlines, work with minimal supervision, and multi-task.
  • Ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Working knowledge of statistical software (STATA, SAS or SPSS) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel in-country to support project activities (20% or less).

 

To Apply:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

All applications must include the following:

 

  • A current CV with names and telephone numbers for at least 2 referees, one of which is from your current employer.
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • Applications and supporting documents should be sent via e-mail to info.tanzania@ucglobalprograms.org and must be received by April 29, 2022.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Job Opportunity – Surveillance Technical Lead

 

Location : Dar es Salaam

Application deadline : April 29, 2022

Start date : June 1, 2022

Background:

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Tanzania (CDC-Tanzania) to provide strategic information, with a focus on improving data quality, Surveillance, and health information systems (HIS) technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH)for Both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar as well as the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and their implementing partners (IPs).

UCSF is recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs to serve as Surveillance Technical Lead. This is a full-time 4-month position with the possibility of extension for 12 months subject to continued funding. The position is expected to start on June 1, 2022 and will be based in Dar es Salaam.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Technical Director and Surveillance Pis, the Surveillance Technical Lead will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing an Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey (IBBS) in Zanzibar and supporting other surveillance activities for both Zanzibar and Tanzania Mainland as needed.

Specific responsibilities include:

 

  • Participate in the development of survey protocols, survey tools, field SOPs, and training materials for qualitative and quantitative surveys among key populations.
  • Plan, conduct, and supervise training on study protocols and operations and coordinate all training related to surveys in conjunction with other partners.
  • Provide technical, administrative, and logistical management support, including pre-testing and refining tools, coordinating training, data collection, data analysis, study documentation, and ensuring protocol adherence before, during, and after the survey.
  • Ensure timely delivery of materials and supplies needed for the implementation of the survey.
  • Oversee daily on-site implementation of surveillance activities including facility engagement, data collection, and study staff supervision.
  • Ensure the sending of samples as scheduled in the survey and specified in the SOP.
  • Participate in data analysis and report writing.
  • Participation in technical working group (TWG) meetings and fora related to HIV surveillance.
  • Work with other partners with issues related to the planning and implementation of surveillance activities.

Experience, skills, and minimum required qualifications:

 

  • Undergraduate in social sciences preferred (demography, geography, sociology, psychology, or other) OR health professional with tertiary qualifications, such as nursing, clinical medicine, or medical laboratory technology, AND Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, or related field
  • At least 4 years of total public health experience with at least 3 years of post-graduate work in HIV surveillance, including experience conducting national HIV serologic surveys in the general population and sub-national surveys among Key Populations
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation experience, including protocol and tools development, ethics review board submission/management, study coordination, data analysis, and report and manuscript writing
  • Demonstrated ability to use SAS, Stata, SPSS, or R statistical software packages for basic, intermediate, and advanced statistical analysis
  • Previous experience managing HIV and AIDS projects in PEPFAR setting strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrable experience working with a variety of organizations and stakeholders, including experience collaborating with MOH
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment and with vulnerable populations
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili required

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Other desired skills/qualities:

 

  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, work under deadlines, work independently with minimal supervision, and multi-task.
  • Ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel in-country to support project activities

 

To Apply:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

All applications must include the following:

A current CV with names and telephone numbers for at least 2 referees, 1 of whom must be from your current employer

Copies of academic and professional certificates

Applications and supporting documents should be sent via e-mail to info.tanzania@ucglobalprograms.org and must be received by April 29, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

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