United Republic of Tanzania: Country Support Manager

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 22 Dec 2017

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

With the establishment of the ambitious 2020 “90-90-90”? treatment targets, there is a renewed focus on initiating HIV-infected people onto ART as soon as possible, and ensuring they remain on effective treatment to achieve viral suppression – both of which require better access to Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and Viral Load (VL) testing. However, access to effective EID and VL testing is hampered, as the market for both tests has historically been dominated by complex, laboratory-based technologies, which are unable to meet the entire testing need in resource-limited settings. These technologies require high capital investment, sophisticated laboratory infrastructure and highly trained technicians that are not available in many settings, and have limited geographic reach. As a result, most patients do not have access to testing on-site where they receive care, instead relying on transportation of samples to and results from centralized laboratories to provide access to testing. Although these conventional, laboratory-based technologies have formed the backbone for national testing programs and have provided testing to many patients, implementation has been hampered by system challenges in establishing effective sample transportation networks, transmitting test results to patients, and optimizing laboratory workflows.

The goal of this project is to speed clinical decision-making by reducing test turn-around time for EID and VL testing. This will enable earlier treatment initiation for HIV-positive infants, earlier interventions for patients with poor treatment adherence, and timelier switching of patients onto more effective second-line regimens in the case of first-line treatment failure. To reach this goal, the project will increase the proportion of EID and VL results that are returned to patients through the scale-up of point of care (POC) products as well as the strengthening of existing conventional HIV diagnostics programs.

Position Overview

The Country Support Manager (CSM) will work with the Laboratory Services Team (LST) to ensure the rapid scale-up and effective management of high-quality diagnostics for high burden diseases, focusing primarily on diagnostics for patients with HIV. The CSM will work with Ministries of Health and CHAI country teams across multiple focal countries, helping to optimize policies and processes, expand access to high quality diagnostics, ensure that countries have adopted best practices in planning and implementation of testing programs, and support forecasting and procurement of essential diagnostic products.

The CSM will support countries in the implementation of both conventional, laboratory-based diagnostic products and new, innovative POC products that bring diagnostics out of the laboratory and closer to the patient. In particular, The CSM will support countries in adopting the recently published WHO 2016 guidelines and to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020, by working with countries to develop and implement innovative strategies for scaling up testing and monitoring programs, which include HIV diagnosis (targeting key populations in lower prevalence settings), CD4 testing, Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and viral load (VL) monitoring of patients on anti-retroviral therapy (ART). In addition, the CSM will assist countries with the evaluation, adoption and uptake of new POC diagnostic products, which can reduce the burden of undergoing testing, and improve access to essential tests, particularly in rural areas.

The CSM will also support LST in global negotiations with diagnostics manufacturers to lower prices, and with the development of new procurement strategies such as instrument rental deals to enable easier product switching. Finally, the CSM will help develop LST’s market-shaping strategy for fostering competition in the global diagnostics market. In doing so, the CSM will develop strong relationships with various teams within CHAI, as well as Ministries of Health, diagnostics manufacturers, and other external partners in beneficiary countries.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities, and communication skills. The CMA must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, work ethic and emotional intelligence.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, which will have direct and near-term impact on thousands of patients in need of life-saving health services. The role will be based in Tanzania and will support Malawi and Zimbabwe, with up to 50% travel time.

  • Serve as a key advisor to Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams, and in-country and global partners on the expansion of access to diagnostic testing, and the adoption of new diagnostic products and their integration into existing laboratory networks
  • Manage and coordinate diagnostics projects across multiple CHAI focal countries, with multiple work streams in each country
  • Act as the focal point to manage the relationship between LST and CHAI country teams, including country team leadership
  • Share best practices across country program to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and experiences of all programs
  • Support countries in the adoption of the recently published WHO 2016 guidelines
  • Support countries in the development of strategic and implementation plans for HIV diagnosis in adults and children, targeted at achieving the UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets by 2020, focusing on HIV Diagnosis and EID (First 90), CD4 (Second 90),VL testing (Third 90), and integration of TB-HIV services
  • Support the adoption of current and new HIV and TB diagnostic products and their integration into existing lab networks
  • Assist Ministries of Health to build capacity to perform technical evaluations to drive regulatory approvals and ensure that new technologies perform accurately, conduct operational pilots to demonstrate the cost effectiveness and impact of new products on patient outcomes, and assist with analysis and writing of evaluation reports
  • Develop and share deployment models and strategies for how to maximize the impact of existing and new diagnostic technologies
  • Prepare impact analysis and build tools (forecasting, budgeting, work plans, etc.) to support countries’ activities
  • Assist Ministries of Health in the development of testing policies and national implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new and existing diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
  • Work with CHAI country teams, governments, and partners to identify funding for increased and sustainable investment in diagnostic products
  • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to measure the impact of new and existing technologies and assess progress against project goals
  • Assist LST to manage global supplier relationships through product demand forecasting, market analysis, sharing of market intelligence, and supporting price negotiations
  • Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to CHAI country teams and governments in support of work streams related to diagnostics
  • Assist senior regional management and countries to identify funding opportunities to strengthen HIV labs and diagnostics, engage potential in-country donors, and support development of concept notes and proposals
  • Work with LST and CHAI country teams to identify synergies across programs (including HCV and TB) and support efforts to enable collaboration across programs
  • Troubleshoot technical and programmatic issues raised by countries and coordinate appropriate support from LST to address technical issues

  • Master’s Degree, specialization in laboratory sciences preferred; Bachelor’s degree required

  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience

  • Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups, investment banks, or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments

  • Familiarity with global health issues, particularly HIV, HCV, and TB

  • Experience managing and developing demanding work plans and budgets

  • Ability to navigate government processes with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Technical proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to solve challenging problems without extensive structural or operational support

  • Able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and work on complex analyses

  • Fluent in English, proficiency in both written and verbal

Advantages:

  • Lab and diagnostics-related experience, either in a programmatic or clinical setting
  • Laboratory experience in either microbiology, molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry (CD4 testing), Hematology, Chemistry
  • Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Knowledge of workflow related to EID, CD4, Viral Load, POC, understanding the clinical underpinnings of these programs, and general market dynamics of their respective technology platforms and reagents
  • Demonstrated growth in responsibility in current or previous roles

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United Republic of Tanzania: TERMS OF REFERENCE TO CONDUCT FARMER PROFILING IN TANZANIA

Organization: AGRA
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Dec 2017

I. Background and Context

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA, www.agra.org) is a not-for-profit organization working with African governments, other donors, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor smallholder farmers in Africa. In AGRA’s strategy for 2015-2020, which focuses on furthering the agricultural transformation in 11 African countries, with key activities including improving access to finance, access to improved seed and fertilizer, access to markets, farmer awareness and capacity building for smallholder farmers in the agriculture sector. In order to understand and frame AGRA Tanzania’s unique value proposition in agricultural transformation within the Country, AGRA Tanzania seeks to conduct farmer profiling to generate supplemental baseline data that will be used to monitor project progress against set indicators over the project implementation period.

AGRA’s mission is to catalyze and sustain an agricultural transformation in Africa through innovation-driven productivity increases and access to markets and finance that improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

AGRA’s overall vision of success is centered on three headline goals to be achieve by 2020 through its efforts to catalyze, convene, and align with an alliance of partners and grantees:

· Double the incomes of 9 million farm households through the direct result of activities of AGRA, grantees, and partners to increase productivity and access to markets and finance in six countries where it is seeking to catalyze an agricultural transformation.

· Contribute to doubling the incomes of another 21 million farm households through the contributions of AGRA, grantees, and partners to policies, programs, and partnerships that increase productivity and access to markets and finance in other countries where an agricultural transformation is already under way, but needs to be sustained.

· AGRA Tanzania aims to contribute to the overall goal of AGRA by doubling incomes for 1.5 million farming households directly and another 2 million indirectly.

· Support all focus countries on a pathway to attain and sustain an agricultural transformation through sustainable agricultural productivity growth and access to markets and finance.

Based on its initial prioritization for the new strategy (2016-2020), AGRA Tanzania will seek to conduct this profiling in the regions of Kagera, Kigoma, Ihemi-Ludewa and Sumbawanga – Katavi clusters over the next one and a half months with a custom tailor-made tool. Even though each region is unique, the assessment of where each region and farmers are in terms of their agricultural transformation and their distance from the description of a fully transformed farmer will help in planning and defining the interventions required.

In all these regions, AGRA Tanzania will work leverage on data from its own ongoing and past investment in the target countries and other credible sources of data including research institutions, Institutions of Higher Learning, Ministries of Agriculture and International Development Agencies (official statistics, published information etc.)

II. Purpose of the assignment

The main purpose of the assignment is to establish a baseline on the exact /actual numbers of targeted Smallholder farmer beneficiaries by undertaking:

· Farmer engagement, selection and profiling

· Setting baseline values against the predetermined targets (expected changes)

In addition, information collected will be used:

· To assist in setting appropriate targets for future interventions

· To inform the strategic decisions on the design and implementation of future interventions

Thus, AGRA seeks to recruit consultants to design and conduct the baseline setting cum farmer profiling.

III. The Scope

The baseline setting is expected to establish the current levels of smallholder farmers in the Ag. Transformation pathway. Some of the values will be validated through a review of secondary data while some of the indicators will need to be determined through key informant’s interviews. This activity will provide AGRA Tanzania with an information base against which it will use to monitor the success of its investments. Furthermore, it will guide targeting with the right kinds of assistance. Key criteria proposed for categorization/segmentation include changes to incomes, demographics, agricultural potential (productivity, access to BDS, finance) and Post-Harvest Management. Drawing on this, AGRA proposes to classify farmers into four groups subsistence, transition, pre-commercial and commercial. The exercise shall be closely linked with the monitoring frameworks so that the data collected can be referred to during ongoing monitoring and end-term reviews, and for any subsequent evaluations.

The areas of focus will include but (not limited to) the following:

a) Demographic information on the farmer and Farmer Organization

· Name, Age, Gender, mobile contacts, ID NO/DL No/Voter registration No, GPS location of homestead, Village, Ward, District, Region

· FO Name, Year of Registration, Type of Registration, GPS location

b) Farm incomes

· Household income refers to net earnings from all income generating activities (i.e. Total cost of production, Value at farm gate, Total cost of marketing, Transportation, Levies, Cost of Communication etc.)

· Done through Gross Margin Analysis

c) Crop productivity

  • Agricultural input systems- commercialization and availability of improved seed and other technologies, access to certified inputs, capacity building of input supply value chain actors and production of appropriate fertilizer blends and other soil management technologies/practices
  • Adoption of agriculture productivity enhancing technologies – extension support; promote proven technologies to farmers through various print, media and other community-focused approaches

d) Post-Harvest Management

  • Post-harvest losses – crop storage facilities; post-harvest technologies and practices, capacity building

e) Accessing markets through structured trade

  • targeted produce going through structured markets meets market quality standards, and attract higher value on produce
  • SMEs and FOs with capacity to participate in structured markets

f) Access and utilization of services

  • Financial and risk management services for smallholder farmers and SMEs in agriculture value chain
  • Affordable financial and business development services

· FO linkage to input providers; BDS providers, off takers; Financial Service Providers; PHT providers

· FO Capacity building – Training on GAP, PHM, Farming as a business

IV. Methodology

The data collection shall entail largely the use of a predetermined data collection guide/tool. The M&E Officer shall the perfect the draft tool and produce a guide that FOs can use to generate the required data

Expected Deliverables

  • Database in excel listing all farmers reached and their properties as found out
  • Farmer categorization by incomes into the 4 quantiles

These reports shall be reviewed and accepted by the M&E Unit and the Head of GST 3 before payment is approved.

V. Reporting arrangements

The consultant (s) shall report directly to the Head of GST 3, who will designate the M&E Officer as the Contact Officer to coordinate the activity on day-to-day basis.

VI. Time-frame

The study is expected to be completed over a period of 45 days.

VII. Individual Requirements

The consultant shall provide the following

· Curriculum Vitae

· Personal Capacity Statement

· Relevant experience related to the assignment

· Professional fee/cost for undertaking the assignment

· Appropriate references

· Other costs, e.g. accommodation, travel etc.

· At least 3 references from recent clients in the past 3 years.

I. Criteria for selection of Consultant (s)

The consultant (s) shall be selected on the basis of their proven experience, qualifications and ability to deliver a quality product in a timely and efficient manner.

How to apply:

I. Expression of interest

Interested individuals should submit by email their Curriculum Vitae, statements of competence and preferred cluster to work in by December, 4th, 2017 to procurement@agra.org. All questions related to this assignment should be addressed to Nobare@agra.org.

II. Disclaimer

AGRA reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, number of short-listed participants, the right to withdraw from the proposal process, the right to change this timetable at any time without notice and reserves the right to withdraw this tender at any time, without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Comic Relief Programme Manager

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Nov 2017

Comic Relief Programme Manager

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Comic Relief Programme Manager will provide strategic leadership and is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the Comic Relief programme and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other agencies operating in Songwe and at Dar es Salaam level.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Dar es Salaam with regular visits to Mbozi, Songwe

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Education, Social Science, Policy or equivalent fields.
  • Minimum five years of relevant area work experience in leading design and implementation of development programmes (a background in education/early childhood development programming is desirable but not essential).
  • Experience of leading complex, innovative and adaptive programmes within a context of wider sector change.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs, beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability.
  • Substantial budget holding responsibilities – experience of managing an annual budget of approximately $500,000.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven leadership skills – previous experience of line managing staff.
  • High level report writing skills in English.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjUwNTA0LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

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