United Republic of Tanzania: Call for Consultants

Organization: Abt Associates
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Abt Associates, a major U.S.-based research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks a highly qualified technical specialist to support the Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program. GHSC supports the development of agile, robust, and sustainable health supply chains that will improve the availability of medicines and the health status of Tanzanians through the following objectives:

· Objective 1: Provide strategic planning and implementation assistance

· Objective 2: Improve delivery of health commodities at service sites

· Objective 3: Broaden stakeholders’ understanding of and engagement in the supply chain system

· Objective 4: Strengthen enabling environments to improve supply chain performance

Minimum Qualifications

· University degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Healthcare Management, Business Administration, or related field.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;

· Minimum of five years’ professional experience in one or more of the technical areas outlined below;

Technical Areas of Interest

Abt is seeking technical specialists with experience in Public Health Supply Chain and Private Sector Engagement.

The following skills and/or experience are desirable:

· Private Sector Health Programming

· Public-Private Partnership Development in Health Sector

· Pharmaceutical Management and Commodity Supply Chain Experience in Tanzanian Public Health Sector

· Financing of Commodity Supply Chains Systems

· Experience in consulting on donor-funded public health programs.

Country Expertise

· Tanzania

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, an applicant must submit each of the following:

· Updated CV

· Cover Letter that describes how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications

· In the subject line of the email, write the title of the position (Technical Consultant / GHSC) for which you are applying.

Tanzanian nationals strongly encouraged to apply. Please send these documents to: IHDjobs@abtassoc.com.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Communications Specialist (Tanzania)

Organization: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Place of work: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania with travel to Kyela and Mbeya, Tanzania

Contract duration: Full-time 40 hours per week over a 7 month period with possibility for a 12 month extension on a part-time basis.

Projected start date: 23 October, 2017

Reports to: Country Manager, Tanzania

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 40,000 people with ground operations in five countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need.

HOT has collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania since 2015 as implementing partner for the community mapping component of the Ramani Huria (“Open Map” in English) program. During this time, HOT has trained nearly 500 young people in open geospatial data and participatory mapping methods through a partnership including Ardhi University and the Tanzania Red Cross Society. Starting in September 2017, HOT has partnered with IREX on the Data Zetu project. Data Zetu aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through partnerships and collaborations with local communities, Data Zetu works with stakeholders to build skills and develop digital and offline tools that make information accessible to everyone.

About the Position – Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist will lead HOT’s external communications and outreach across the Ramani Huria and Data Zetu projects. From print to digital communications, to in-person interviews and relations with the media, the Communications Specialist will ensure professional outreach and engagement of all parties with interest in the project, both internal and external. This includes creation of marketing materials, social media outreach, blogging and conference outreach.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate project progress and successes regularly with stakeholders including the public, the Government of Tanzania, development stakeholders eg World Bank, UK Department for International Development, and others

  • Present information and analysis to citizens on information gathered through the community mapping exercise in all appropriate forums both within the project task team, secretariat and with outside stakeholders as appropriate

  • Prepare and deliver presentations on the project to technical specialists at the World Bank, IREX and donors

  • Disseminate information at the local level through media including newspapers, public billboards, posters and advertisements

  • Work with journalists in Tanzania and internationally to increase exposure and coverage of the Ramani Huria and Data Zetu projects

  • Develop and implement social media strategy across channels (Facebook, Twitter; explore use of Instagram)

  • Produce monthly reports to demonstrate growth in social media activity and engagement

  • Research and write periodic blog posts for Ramani Huria and Data Zetu related to community mapping

  • Capture new photo and video content of HOT’s work; coordinate production and editing

  • Develop and/or manage development of print and digital marketing/communications materials and other information resources to demonstrate the impact of our work

  • Coordinate editing and layout of periodic reports to donors

  • Research, design, and develop data use stories and case studies

  • Manage blog content on www.ramanihura.org and contribe to https://datazetu.or.tz/

  • Organize conference and event outreach through booths and presentations

  • Participate regularly in HOT’s global Communications Working Group (every 2 weeks) and coordinate Tanzania communications with HOT global communications

About You

  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian / development work demonstrated through prior professional or volunteer experiences

  • Outstanding written and spoken English and Swahili

  • At least 2 years professional experience with communications and marketing

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Preferred) candidate in Emergency/Disaster Management, International Affairs, Public or Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or related field

  • Clear, concise, and compelling writing skills

  • Ability to use photo editing and graphic design tools

  • Excellent data management, organised, and attentive to detail

  • Professional experience managing social media platforms and developing strategies

Additional desirable skillsets:

  • Previous experience in journalism or mass media outreach e.g. writing press releases

  • Skilled in technical writing

  • Experience in disaster response, open data or open source strongly desired

  • Experience in creating flyers and brochures (preferably with open source tools)

  • Experience in video blog shooting and editing

How to apply:

To apply please complete the online application form and send a CV to apply@hotosm.org with “Communications Specialist- Tanzania” in subject line.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Community Mapping Supervisor (Data Zetu Project)

Organization: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Contract duration: Full-time 40 hours per week over a 7 month period

Projected start date: 23 October, 2017

Reports to: Country Manager, Tanzania

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 40,000 people with ground operations in five countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need.

HOT has collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania since 2015 as implementing partner for the community mapping component of the Ramani Huria (“Open Map” in English) program. During this time, HOT has trained nearly 500 young people in open geospatial data and participatory mapping methods through a partnership including Ardhi University and the Tanzania Red Cross Society. Starting in September 2017, HOT has partnered with IREX on the Data Zetu project. Data Zetu aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through partnerships and collaborations with local communities, Data Zetu works with stakeholders to build skills and develop digital and offline tools that make information accessible to everyone.

About the Position – Community Mapping Supervisor

The Community Mapping Supervisor will lead HOT’s mapping, data collection, and training activities on the Data Zetu project. This includes supervising remote mapping, on-the-ground data collection, and capacity building activities involving a team of six junior spatial data entry staff.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize large-scale data collection campaigns in coordination with partner organizations

  • Implement data collection forms using OpenDataKit Collect, OpenMapKit and other mobile data collection tools

  • Provide technical guidance and expertise on participatory mapping and OpenStreetMap

  • Develop and provide training in OpenStreetMap and related tools to local partners including CSOs, CBOs, NGOs, government, universities

  • Oversee, train, and supervise a team of 6 national staff, student interns and community volunteers

  • Communicate about project activity, including assisting with regular blogs posts and (social) media updates

  • Analyze geospatial data and produce visually compelling maps and analysis methods that can be shared with partner organizations

  • Organize periodic community mapping events and nurture the growth and sustainability of the Tanzania OpenStreetMap community & open data ecosystem

  • Assist in project report writing and translation as necessary

About You

  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian / development work demonstrated through prior professional or volunteer experiences

  • Proficient written and spoken English and Swahili

  • At least 2 years professional experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Preferred)

  • Experience in GIS and spatial data analysis

  • Clear vision of participatory data collection methods and community involvement, preferably using OpenStreetMap

  • Experience running training sessions, workshops or teaching

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Strong communication skills, including advanced written and spoken English

  • Proven ability to work independently and lead activities

  • Able to travel and work for days or weeks at a time in Kyela and Mbeya, Tanzania

Additional desirable skillsets:

  • Experience in disaster response, open data or open source strongly desired

  • OpenMapKit, OpenDataKit, or Kobo Collect experience

  • Sector expertise in disaster risk reduction, public health, or water, sanitation, & hygiene

  • QGIS

How to apply:

To apply please complete the online application form and send a CV to apply@hotosm.org with “Community Mapping Supervisor” in subject line.

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