Provincial Communication Coordinator

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A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.

Working hand-in-hand with individuals at every level of the health system–from patients to health care providers to government officials–ICAP is dedicated to delivering high-performing health system strengthening initiatives that provide quality and affordable health care. The organization tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals.

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JOB TITLE: Provincial Communication Coordinator (3 positions) – Rwanda PHIA

LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda

ICAP at Columbia University is an international non-profit organization that aims to ensure the wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world.

In partnership with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP will conduct Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.

ICAP, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is planning to conduct a PHIA to estimate the population-level impact of the national HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in RwandaIn addition to providing important programmatic information to the MoH and relevant stakeholders, this assessment of the national HIV program is of great value to HIV researchers and public health experts around the world.

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:

Reporting to the Communication Officer, Provincial Communication Coordinators (PCC) will be responsible for overseeing community mobilization procedures and activities prior to survey teams entering the Enumerations Areas (EAs), during survey data collection, and after the survey teams depart from the EAs. Provincial Communication Coordinators will work closely with the field teams, Community Health Workers, and local administrative authorities, as appropriate.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

 Provincial Communication Coordinator, will be assigned to the following activities:

  • Lead community mobilization in the districts and within Enumeration Areas
  • Attend the monthly meeting with the Communication Officer
  • Meet with the Executive Secretary of the sectors and the village leaders and other opinion leaders within the villages before Nurses/interviewers enter in the EA
  • Introduce the survey to the health workers of the local health facilities and explain their roles to them
  • Identify train and supervise Community Health Workers
  • Coordinate EA entry and departure meetings
  • Work with team leaders and Community Health Workers to schedule HH surveys
  • Monitor community perceptions with Team leader and Community Health Workers
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Communicate with the Provincial Field Coordinator and the Team Leaders
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION:  

Maters in Public Health or Equivalent

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Two (2) years of experience in conducting national-level surveys
  • At least one year of experience in conducting community mobilization activities with a recognizable organization

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated skills of working with local leaders
  • Demonstrated skills of community mobilization
  • Must be having strong communication skills
  • Analytical and research skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and priotise work
  • Must be creative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with others

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Will require frequent travel/trips to both Rural and urban areas, selected enumeration areas (EAs), villages and survey site meetings within Rwanda (at least 75% of time).

MODE OF APPLICATION

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should send their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to: icap-jobs-rwanda@cumc.columbia.edu. PLEASE indicate position being applied for in the subject line and do not attach certificates. The closing date for receiving applications is June 20th, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: These are local hire positions and the successful candidates will be employees of ICAP in Rwanda and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment, which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.