HIV Surveillance Officer (HSO) – Aids and TB Unit


Under the guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator seconded within the AIDS and TB Unit of the Ministry of Health and Child Care, and in close liaison with M&E Officers and Program Managers within the Unit, the HSOwill support the implementation of high-quality, comprehensive, and robust HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment programs in Zimbabwe through the implementation of surveys and surveillance activities for the MOHCC’s TB/HIV programs.

This position is grant funded.

Location: Zimbabwe


The roles and responsibilities for the HSO shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • In consultation with the MEC, participate in the development of integrated HIV/AIDS/STI/TB surveillance systems in Zimbabwe
  • In consultation with the Strategic Information Coordinator, coordinate the timing and implementation of the AIDS and TB Unit’s priority surveillance systems
  • Support the data needs for international reporting and program planning required by the in-country PEPFAR team and the Global Fund, as well as other donor agencies
  • Provide logistical support for conducting stakeholder’s meetings for the purposes of designing TB, HIV/AIDS, and STIsurveillance systems, including developing protocols and related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and providing training of sentinel site staff
  • Ensure timely tracking of routine data collection efforts for purposes of surveillance
  • Provide support and supervision for routine surveillance systems
  • Assists in data analysis and report writing for all surveillance systems


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Informatics, Public Health, or related field


  • 7+ years of experience in designing and implementing surveys and surveillance activities for National Health Programs or rereputable international organizations, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS
  • Experience conducting surveillance, surveys, and operations research
  • Sound knowledge of the national systems, procedures, and linkages with major funding partners, such as PEPFAR and the Global Fund
  • Experience in developing and implementing evaluation projects, including developing protocols, standard operating procedures, and questionnaires and data collection tools.
  • Strong quantitative data management and analysis skills, including demonstrated experience with statistical analysis using such programs as Epi info, Stella, SAS, SPSS, & STATA
  • Experience conducting qualitative data collection (i.e., key informant interviews) and analyses using Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software packages – experience with Atlas.ti, preferred
  • Experience with electronic data collection tools such as DHIS 2 and Survey CTO
  • Good written and verbal communications skills in English; ability to interact professionally in English
  • Strong organizational and project management skills

Application Instructions

Note: The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of ICAP in Zimbabwe seconded to the MOHCC AIDSand TB Unit and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment, which include a competitive salary and benefits package. Please forward your resume or CV to

Or you can deliver your application and CV to ICAP’s office located at # 39 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park. The deadline for applications is 25 November, 2016; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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