Job no: 496182
Position type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Tanzania – Dar es Salam
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 Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS) Lab Advisor (1 position) to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS) is a national population-level HIV impact assessment (PHIA) conducted with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ICAP at Columbia University.
THIS is being led by the Government of Tanzania (GoT) through Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) and Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC), and the Ministries of Health (MoH) of Mainland and Zanzibar, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Office of Chief Government Statistician (OCGS), and the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG).
The survey will be implemented by NBS, OCGS, and ICAP in collaboration with local partners, including the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), the Zanzibar Institute of Health Research (ZAHRI), Public Health Laboratories, the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), and the Zanzibar Integrated HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (ZIHHTLP).
Reporting to the THIS Project Director, the THIS Laboratory Advisor will be responsible for overseeing the laboratory component of THIS, a national population-level HIV impact assessment (PHIA) in Tanzania. The Laboratory Advisor will also work closely with National Public Health Laboratories, laboratory partners, CDC, Ministries of Health, PORALG, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Office of Chief Government Statistician (OCGS), and survey teams to strengthen the laboratory systems for the survey and ensure that laboratory samples are correctly collected, processed, and transported in a quality-assured manner and that results are returned timely.
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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.
The deadline for submitting the application is 5 September 2022.