The Most at Risk Populations (MARPS) Prevention Program Officer works under the direction of the Prevention Team Lead as a key public health advisor to the Team Lead, Prevention Chief and CDC management. The major focus of the position is the development and implementation of strategies for the prevention of HIV in injection drug users (IDU), non-injection drug users, and men who have sex with men (MSM). Groups and risk behaviors do overlap and programs overseen by the incumbent will at times include work with sex workers (SW) and other emerging high risk populations. Manages prevention aspects and support for PLHIV as a member of the USG and MOHSW working group for Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) and has the additional role of CDC gender focal point. The job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices. This management role requires public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, such as the Zanzibar AIDS Control Program (ZACP), the Tanzania Drug Control Commission, Columbia University, Muhimbili University and various other governmental, university and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The incumbent serves as the primary CDC contact for implementing partners for all issues related to CDC-supported MARPS program activities and a leading technical expert within the U.S. Government interagency technical team.
Assignment of tasks, direction, and review of activities and progress will be provided by the Prevention Team Lead, CDC Tanzania.
Detailed major duties are attached separately.