United Republic of Tanzania: Call for Proposals – Conduct Inter-Agency Assessment of the Child Protection Situation in the Refugee Camps of North West Tanzania

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

Plan International Tanzania is an International humanitarian child–centered development organization without religious, political or government affiliation. Plan’s mission is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning to their lives. Plan international in Tanzania is operating in Dar es Salaam, Coast, Morogoro, Geita, Dodoma and Mwanza regions.

Plan International Tanzania has set aside funds to implement the project to Conduct Inter-Agency asessment of the Child Protection situation in the refugee camps of North West Tanzania

Interested eligible bidders must confirm their intention to bid indicating all relevant contact information including an email address to tenders@plan-international.org attn: Head of Procurement and Logistics.

Bidding documents in the English language will be sent to interested bidders by email. Plan Tanzania will not be held responsible for any costs related to printing of the bid documents.

How to apply:

The proposals should be submitted to helen.johnson@plan-international.org with the title ‘IA CP Needs Assessment RFP No. PIT/ER/01/FY18’ no later than 10am (EAT) on Monday 4 December 2017.

Bidders will be required to make a follow up to confirm the delivery, receipt of the documents.

Late bids will be rejected.

Emergency Response Manager

Plan International Tanzania

Kibondo-Kigoma

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United Republic of Tanzania: Procurement and Logistics Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 07 Dec 2017

Position Title : Procurement and Logistics Officer

Duty Station : Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 07 December 2017

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer (RMO) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and the overall supervision of Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for procurement and logistics activities for the IOM mission in Tanzania.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise teams involved in the following categories of procurement and logistics work within the designated area of responsibility: procurement staff (local and international procurement); logistics staff (including the logistics cluster’s common transport service and IOM warehousing and transport operations); and fleet staff (including drivers of IOM vehicles and trucks).

  2. Conduct procurement and logistics tasks within the mission, including property and assets control, supply, service/maintenance and contractual agreements.

  3. Analyze procurement requests, identify service providers and evaluate information regarding vendor performance in terms of quality, prices and delivery of goods in view of the organization’s best interests.

  4. Solicit bids, quotations and tender documents. Oversee bidding processes and provide support for procurement transactions, and analyze them for conformity to specified requirements. Conduct appraisals, select suppliers, confirm terms of payment, prepare purchase orders, and ensure receiving authorization by the RMO / Chief of Mission.

  5. Follow up on purchase orders (PO) status and keep the head of unit and respective project managers abreast of estimated time of delivery or any changes that may affect or modify the pre-determined delivery conditions. Ensure all expected merchandized is received in accordance with PO specifications and in good conditions.

  6. Coordinate with the Global Procurement and Supply Unit and MAC for all mission purchases above USD 75,000.

  7. Ensure that appropriate funds are available for purchase. Ensure receipts are received when payment is conducted in cash and request authorization of the head of unit regarding bank transfers.

  8. Maintain internal control mechanism to safeguard the organization assets and prevent fraud, and ensure that appropriate record is kept on assets disposal, ensure assets are located accordingly and used in IOM’s best interest; regularly upgrade inventory list.

  9. Assist in the adherence to stockroom management practice to ensure there is no undue overstocking or loss. Control supply stocks and monitor consumable materials to provide staff with ready access to commonly used items and replenishment.

  10. Monitor the maintenance and repair of office facilities, including preventive maintenance. Establish maintenance agreements with competent services providers, when it is feasible and determined to be cost effective.

  11. Undertake field travel to Programme sites to perform procurement and logistics evaluations as necessary, upon request from the Head of Sub-Office /RMO/ Chief of Mission.

  12. Maintain and update databases of preferred suppliers.

  13. Participate in IOM inter-agency for a, including the procurement working group and the logistics cluster.

  14. Undertake frequent duty travel to field locations in order to supervise and train field staff.

  15. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Social sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience in managing diverse procurement and logistics operations;

• Excellent level of computer literacy and good knowledge of SAP/PRISM required;

• Demonstrated experience in training and managing large items of co-workers, managing vendors and suppliers;

• Extensive knowledge of IOM or UN internal procurement and financial rules and corresponding

ERP components (preferably SAP – based).

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Kiswahili is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 07 December 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 24.11.2017 to 07.12.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/256 (P) – Procurement and Logistics Officer(P2)-DarEsSalaam,Tanzania

(55257457) Released

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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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