Tanzanian Consultant to Manage HIV Data Collection
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Project Overview and Role:
The Health Policy Plus project (HP+) aims to strengthen developing country national and subnational policy, advocacy, and governance for strategic, equitable, and sustainable health programming. The project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), addresses key health issues—family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health—and promotes health systems strengthening and program integration.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide managerial oversight to the activity-based costing exercise. HP+ will contract a research institution to collect data at 40-60 facilities across Tanzania.
- Oversee the research institution to ensure that activity progress remains on track and that data collection efforts are accurate and complete.
- Manage Institutional Review Board process for research ethics clearance and follow up with NIMR as needed for approval.
- Provide support to collection of secondary data on above-site PEPFAR and Global Fund expenditures. Follow up with PEPFAR Tanzania and Global Fund as needed.
- Provide support to collection of secondary data on national level HIV cost data. Follow up with PEPFAR Tanzania, MOHCDGEC NACP, etc. as needed.
- Participate in data collection training and piloting of data collection tools.
- Assist in organizing meetings, trainings, dissemination, etc. with key stakeholders as needed.
- Track progress of activity implementation and coordinate to update HP+ team; communicate frequently with HP+ on issues affecting data collection
- At least a master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, or Economics with significant experience and demonstration of success in Tanzania conducting data collection and management for field research evaluations related to health services
- Must have strong existing relationships with MOHCDGEC NACP, PEPFAR Tanzania, and leading Tanzanian research institutions
- Works at a local Tanzanian public research institution
- Strong management and organizational skills related to data collection with high attention to detail
- Strong experience with HIV costing, HIV service delivery, and health financing issues in Tanzania
- Experience with process mapping
- Excellent English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills
- Quantitative skills, including data analysis and interpretation
- Ability to develop presentations and write summary reports
- Ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities while meeting deadlines
- Ability to work successfully with diverse groups, partners, and colleagues (including frequent communication with Tanzania and Washington HQ team)