United Republic of Tanzania: Program Officer, Child Survival and Women's Health and Nutrition ; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania- (One(1) year contract)

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 29 Aug 2017

At Nutrition International, we believe nutrition is the difference between what could be and what never gets the chance. So, every day, we drive for better, faster ways to deliver the nutrition interventions we know work to those who need them most. If you are interested in being part of a team that is improving the lives of millions around the world, please submit your application for the position of Program Officer, Child Survival and Women’s Health and Nutrition .The position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Overall Purpose.

In line with Nutrition International’s strategic objectives in Africa, and, in partnership with key stakeholders in Tanzania, the Program Officer will be responsible for providing appropriate technical and other assistance to the Government of Tanzania and/or other stakeholders to help them provide, on a sustainable basis, improved child, adolescent and women’s health and nutrition services, particularly those at most risk, within which appropriate micronutrient interventions are integrated and achieve sustained high coverage and utilization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Development:

With the support and guidance of relevant members of the NI technical team and the Country Director:

· Ensure a regularly updated landscape analysis is available on the Iodized salt and Vitamin A supplementation programs in Tanzania.

· Develop and plan projects in Tanzania in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners that respond to programming gaps in the situation analyses and that aim to ensure appropriate intake of micronutrients by targeted groups.

· Ensure regular coordination for salt iodization and VAS programming with key partners to ensure NI funding for these interventions are being used cost-effectively.

· Develop project budgets and agree on financial commitments with Country Director Tanzania and ensure appropriate inputs are made and updated in NI Contracts Database.

· Be alert to opportunities for NI engagement in child and women’s health and nutrition.

Project Implementation and Management

· Assist the Country Director with the management of NI-funded fortification and VAS programs in Tanzania and any other fortification programs that may arise.

· Review and analyze financial and technical progress reports, produce relevant project documents as per NI procedures and guidelines.

· Troubleshoot and recommend corrective action drawing on internal NI expertise in the Tanzania and Regional Offices and beyond as necessary.

· Ensure the Contracts Database is regularly updated, in line with NI contract management procedures.

· Ensure regular coordination meetings with key stakeholders to ensure NI funding for programs is being used cost-effectively and programs NI supported program activities are on track during implementation.

Project Review

Facilitate review of programs by RO and HQ teams for lessons learned and document and share appropriately.

Program Research and Evaluation

· Participate in the design of research and evaluation activities and work closely with researchers and external evaluators to ensure research and evaluations exercises are feasible, responds to NI, stakeholders and government needs and is disseminated in timely fashion.

· Support the dissemination of research and program evaluation findings in Tanzania and elsewhere with the view to inform available new information and improved practices.

External Relations

· Build and maintain good collaborative relations with Ministry of Health, other government agencies, UN agencies, and NGOs, as appropriate to promote information sharing and effective coordination of effort to improve and sustain effective and efficient adolescent and women health and nutrition program

· Participate in national and regional fora relevant to fortification and VAS interventions.

· Keep up to date with developments in child survival and women’s health and nutrition programming.

· Document and share with the ER team field stories and lessons learned from projects.

Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

· At a minimum, a Master’s degree from a recognized university in Public Health, Reproductive Health, Community Health or Nutrition.

· Training in epidemiology, research methodologies desirable.

· Post graduate certificate in project management will be added advantage

· At least 3 years’ experience working in child health, reproductive health and public health, nutrition, food sciences and/or related field in Tanzania or elsewhere.

· Experience in program/project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation.

· Experience with micronutrient supplementation programs for children desirable.

Travel Requirements

Based in Dar es Salam; around 25-30% of time will be spent travelling in Tanzania with occasional travel outside Tanzania.

How to apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter to A**fricaHR@NUTRITIONINTL.ORG** quoting Job# 2017-TAN-02 in the subject line. Competition closes August 29, 2017.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Chief of Party/Principal Investigator

Organization: FHI 360
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 09 Sep 2017

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Chief of Party/Principal Investigator.


The Chief of Party (COP)/Principal Investigator has primary responsibility for providing effective, strategic direction and managerial and grants oversight to produce program results. The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting, and grant and financial accounting. S/he will ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results. The COP is responsible for overseeing the successful achievement of the entire project vision, objectives, deliverables, and impact; work planning, contract reporting, and technical progress; supervising technical and finance/admin team leaders in Tanzania.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership to the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of the project; ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encourages effective team-work;
  • Guarantees the efficient and effective use of the resources to reach the desired results of the project, monitoring the work plans, budgets and finances, in accordance with the procedures of the donor (CDC);
  • Coordinates and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets, and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID;
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with the local USAID Mission as well as with the national programs and other consortium partners;
  • Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities;
  • Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to CDC and FHI 360 as required;
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters;
  • Establishes annual work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies;
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity;
  • Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters;
  • Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies;
  • Train, monitor and mentor quality assessors and technical assistance providers in accordance with international laboratory standards;
  • Leads the preparation of quality management system and laboratory improvements at project-supported laboratories;
  • Prepare reports/action plans and lead the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives;
  • Leads the team in laboratory strengthening and continuous improvement activities and trainings to build laboratory capacity and quality with reference to accepted standards and guidelines.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (advanced degree -master’s or higher- in business administration, international development, public health or another relevant field preferred);
  • A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in developing countries at a senior activity management level including direct supervision of professional and management support staff;
  • Prior experience as a COP with projects of comparable scale and complexity is strongly preferred;
  • At least 7 years’ prior experience in developing and implementing laboratory program initiatives, laboratory strategic planning, laboratory accreditation programs, quality management systems, referral systems, supply chain management systems, and use of electronic laboratory information systems;
  • Past exposure and experience in implementing laboratory information and strengthening systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively train and build capacity of local partners, district staff, and laboratory staff;
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience;
  • Training and experience in quality management/quality improvement and the development of laboratory QI tools, preferably related to HIV/AIDS and TB interventions, or otherwise possess the capacity and motivation to acquire an in-depth knowledge of this field in a short time;
  • Experience in data management and developing and facilitating training;
  • Experience in analysis and use of data for decision-making;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders including ministries of health, local health staff, and local officials to implement health care improvements;
  • Possesses excellent communication and coordination skills.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Director of the Rift Valley Children’s Village

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Sep 2017

Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) is looking for a compassionate, committed, dynamic, and experienced partner to lead the operations at the Rift Valley Children’s Village (Children’s Village) in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania.

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund provides a loving and permanent home to 97 marginalized children living at the Rift Valley Children’s Village. They range in age from 2 to 21 years. Over the past 13 years, the organization has been expanding its programming to provide the broader community with high-quality primary and secondary education, access to health care and new economic opportunities. Our multi-pronged approach to addressing systemic poverty is catalyzing real and lasting change in the area and is widely recognized as an innovative model.

The Children’s Village is a vibrant, self-sufficient community located on the slopes of Ngorongoro Crater, a UN World Heritage Site. The Karatu region of northern Tanzania is rural, approximately 3-4 hours from the city of Arusha.

Reporting to: Executive Director

Location: Karatu Region, northern Tanzania

Website: www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org

Position Summary

As our Director of the Children’s Village, you will be one of two top leaders for TCF living at the Children’s Village. Peter Mmassy, co-founder of the Children’s Village will be responsible for strategic vision, expansion of existing programs and the overall education of the children. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the staff and the welfare of the children at the Children’s Village. You will be a critical communication liaison between TCF’s Board, TCF’s U.S. office and the Village. You will also play an important role in ensuring responsible use of donor funds, and cultivating donor and volunteer support.

Qualities and Character

The Director of the Children’s Village must be deeply committed to TCF’s mission, and purpose. Successful candidates will be able to recognize themselves in the following description:

You are passionate about child development and child protection. You love kids and have a strong sense of family. Young children and teenagers find you warm, compassionate, and approachable. They recognize that you share their dreams about their future but at the same time honor who they are now and have been. You can serve as a role model for self-reliance and resilience.

You care about building and nurturing a healthy community life. You understand that raising a child involves building close connections with members of their community and that the healthier a child’s community, the better off the child will be.

You are an operations ace. You are well organized, have strong analysis skills and are motivated to roll up your sleeves to find new solutions to complex challenges. Juggling ongoing tasks and long-range issues comes easily. You are a detail-oriented planner, able to work in a fast-paced environment, but have the flexibility to roll with the punches and readjust when necessary.

You have a team ethos. You are a motivator and a leader who finds value in shared leadership, adeptly creates effective working relationships, and you make time to mentor and cultivate other leaders. You are curious and listen deeply to others, are willing to make and learn from mistakes, and are always willing to ask for help when needed. Team members find you decisive but fair, and capable of making tough decisions when necessary. Your management style is transparent and guided by integrity.
You enjoy and are effective across cultures. You have an innate social intelligence that makes it easy to relate to people with very different backgrounds from your own. Compassion, trust, and respect are core values. You are outgoing, friendly, and easygoing, patient with all types of personalities, and sensitive to other customs and points of view.

You practice an open door policy. You enjoy making yourself available for children and staff who seek your advice, your attention to a crisis (perceived or real) or perhaps just a hug.


  • Oversee day-to-day operations at the Children’s Village, with primary responsibility for helping foster a loving, safe, and supportive family environment for the children who live there, as well as the adults overseeing their welfare.
  • Maintain a high bar of accountability regarding day-to-day accounting functions and prepare monthly audit of accounts and monthly financial reports for the board and institutional donors that reflect accuracy and integrity.
  • Motivate and oversee a staff of 120+ full and part-time employees to develop high performance teams. Coordinate work planning toward specific objectives of the TCF strategic plan.
  • Develop and implement overall HR strategies, systems, and protocols; serve as point person for any issues that arise.
  • Supervise and mentor the Volunteer Coordinator, the Sponsorship and Communications Coordinator, the Children’s Village Nurse, and Community Health staff to ensure strategy is followed, efficiencies are met, potential risks are mitigated and all are committed to promoting a healthy and happy environment for the children living at the Children’s Village.
  • Manage Microfinance Director and work closely with the program to expand offerings, take advantage of emerging opportunities, and plan for changing needs of children at the Children’s Village and targeted groups within the community.
  • With the Founder and Executive Director, help build partnerships with community, private sector and government people in Tanzania to support operations, create financial opportunities and lay the foundation for future support to the Children’s Village and the community.
  • Participate and offer reflections and reports on ongoing operations in monthly TCF Board of Directors calls and work closely with board members and U.S. Office staff on organizational strategy and long-term project planning.
  • Coordinate with TCF’s US office to prepare grant applications and reports.


  • Ability to commit to a long-term contract; 5 years or more strongly preferred
  • Bachelors or advanced degree
  • English fluency; knowledge of Swahili is a plus
  • Track-record of working effectively with children and adolescents in education or social services sector
  • 5+ years of experience relevant to non-profit leadership, management and operations
  • A passion for and commitment to financial responsibility; advanced budgeting and expense tracking skills required
  • Strong communication skills and high degree of emotional intelligence; human resource and team management experience strongly preferred
  • Successful track record of working in the developing world
  • Ability to thrive living in a beautiful, but very rural and isolated setting

What TCF Offers:

The Director of the Rift Valley Children’s Village will be provided with the following salary and benefits:

  • $45,000 – $65,000 salary based on experience
  • Housing in a three bedroom house located on the Children’s Village campus
  • All housekeeping support, meals, Internet, local phone.
  • Health insurance, including for all accompanying family members.
  • A yearly travel allowance
  • Paid vacation/family leave time.
  • Use of organization’s vehicle

How to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@tanzanianchildrensfund.org by September 8th. Candidates selected for first-round interviews will be contacted by September 11th to set up an initial Skype video call.

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