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Support for Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the Republic of Zimbabwe under PEPFAR Award(ZIM-1)

June 1, Length: 2-3 months or 5-6 months

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

ICAP is providing technical assistance to strengthen epidemiology and strategic information (SI) to inform evidence-based HIV programs and policy. Activities aim to support the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to plan and coordinate SI activities, improve monitoring and evaluation, and enhance surveillance systems to characterize the HIV epidemic and effectiveness of the response. The work also includes strengthening human resources to support country ownership of sustainable SI activities.

There will be two primary projects in 2017:

1. Men who have sex with men (MSM) integrated biobehavioral survey (IBBS)
2. Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission and ART Costing Evaluation

Scope of Work
The student will be expected to fully participate in activities for the above projects, including but not limited to:

  • The development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Programming of electronic data collection tools
  • Implementation of field activities and/or data analysis
  • Provide support on the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) survey data analysis

It may be possible for the student to use the data for a thesis, pending necessary approvals.


Minimum: None

  • Experience performing data collection, management and analysis
  • Experience supporting field activities such as developing SOPs