Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Tanzania – Dar es Salam, Tanzania – Kagera, Tanzania – Mwanza, Tanzania – Tanga
Categories: Program Management/Implementation/Support
ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks Quantitative Interviewer to be based in Mwanza, Arusha, Tanga, Mbeya, Dodoma, Shinyanga and Kagera Tanzania.
The quantitative interviewer will Support data collections tasks related to the survey, including administration of informed consent and conducting structured interviews according to protocol and standard operating procedures.
POSITION SUMMARY: ICAP-Tanzania in partnership with National AIDS Control Programme
(NACP), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with funding from the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is conducting an upcoming survey to measure the prevalence of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and risk behaviors among key and vulnerable populations in seven regions of Tanzania, to estimate their population size in the survey sites, and gauge progress toward reaching 95-95-95 targets.
The incumbent will support data collections tasks related to the survey, including administration of informed consent and conducting structured interviews according to protocol and standard operating procedures.
- Build rapport with survey participants and assess eligibility of candidate participants who present at the survey site,
- Administer and obtain informed consent from eligible participants,
- Conduct survey interviews with participants and accurately record responses,
- Identify and report adverse event(s) to the Site Coordinator,
- Ensure high quality data, and ethical and moral conduct to collect accurate and valid information,
- Safeguard assigned data collection equipment, keeping it in good working condition and charged (for electronic equipment), ready for data collection,
- Maintain high levels of confidentiality throughout the survey,
- Carry out other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the investigators.
Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
- Candidate must have completed bachelor’s degree in social science, biological science or health related field
- 2-3 years of experience in operational or clinical research or surveys.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting closed-ended interviews preferred.
- Detail oriented and highly organized, able to multi-task.
- Ability to adapt and work with diverse groups of people.
- Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice.
- Experience with data collection and use of tools such as Open Data Kit (ODK) for research studies
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
- Fluency in Kiswahili and English and
- Knowledge of and practical experience working with key and vulnerable populations is 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 28 February, 2021