United Republic of Tanzania: Financing Commodity Analyst

Organization: Abt Associates
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Nov 2017

Opportunity

Abt Associate seeks a qualified Commodity Financing Analyst (CFA) to support the International Health Division in Tanzania.

In June 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tanzania initiated 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

GHSC will achieve these objectives by optimizing the design of the supply chain, strengthening governance systems and stakeholder capacity to manage health commodities, fostering multi-stakeholder collaboration, and improving the use of supply chain performance data to address systemic challenges.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identification of supply chain cost drivers and strategies to improve supply chain management efficiency
  • Determination of financial resources required for commodities supply chain operations in Tanzania
  • Articulation of resource mobilization strategies and reduction of anticipated financial gaps
  • Determination the implications of Direct Health Facility Financing on commodities management
  • Support of implementation of the supply chain results-based financing scheme

  • Support the HFS in coaching supply chain managers on costing methodologies required to identify cost drivers, and improve the efficiency of the supply chain

  • Support implementation of a study estimating the total health commodities/financial resources needed at the facility level

  • Contribute to mapping the sources of health commodity financing at the national level; for example, analyzing Ministry of Health annual budget to ascertain trends in allocation of funds to procurement of health commodities and supply chain management activities

  • Assist the HFS in the strategic communication activities conveying the impact of the commodity financing activities to relevant stakeholders

  • As a member of the project team, participate in annual reviews and project planning, and ensure accurate and timely submission of technical reporting and deliverables

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Supply Chain or other relevant field.
  • Familiarity with the Tanzanian public health sector preferred.
  • Experience in health financing, supply chain, and resource mobilization preferred.
  • Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment needed.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems. Ability to plan, support, and execute daily tasks while remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
  • Written/oral proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).

Minimum Qualifications

  • ( 4+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply:

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United Republic of Tanzania: Project Coordinator – Mwanza Region (1 position) – Tanzania Nationals Only

Organization: ICAP
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Position Title: Project Coordinator – Mwanza Region (1 position) – Tanzania Nationals Only
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager for Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu, and Mara
Job Location: Mwanza
Travel: Up to 70% in intervention districts

Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of a community-based HIV prevention project reaching key and vulnerable populations in Mwanza region. S/he will work closely with his/her Zonal Project Manager and the technical team to ensure high-quality program implementation at the regional level.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

 Lead and manage all staff working on the community-based HIV prevention project reaching KVP in Mwanza region
 Develop annual and quarterly work plans and supervise implementation at the regional level to ensure all targets are met
 Organize the orientation of the local government authorities and other stakeholders about the community-based HIV prevention project
 Organize the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on the community-based HIV prevention project
 Liaise with regional authorities and stakeholders as the representative for ICAP’s regional office for technical and supportive guidance
 Participate in the development of the referral network model between the community-based outreach and health facility services
 Coordinate and conduct mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KVP including adolescent girls and young women are found
 Collaborate with organizations for execution of sub-agreements and service agreements
 Supervise the recruitment and training of community outreach workers and lay counselors from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
 Mentor and supervise community outreach workers and lay counselors regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead regular meetings
 Ensure adequate data collection and timely, complete and clean reporting of regional data to the central level
 Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

 Required: Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent Medical Degree from a recognized academic institution. Preferred: Additional Masters level degree or higher in related discipline such as Public Health
 Required: Minimum 2 years working experience in HIV care and/or HIV prevention with a donor-funded organization. Preferred: experience with community-based and or KVP-focused HIV programs
 Required: Minimum 1 year experience directly supervising/managing a multidisciplinary team, with demonstrated skills in leading teams of public health professionals with experience in developing and executing work plans and budgets
 Required: Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects. Preferred: experience with CDC funded projects.
 Flexible to work after normal working hours and weekends at various community locations
 Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all beneficiaries regardless of their background.
 Demonstrated knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and adherence and psychosocial support programs
 Demonstrated ability to provide strong technical guidance for any medical interventions related to HIV care and prevention to KVP.
 Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in Kiswahili and English
 Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint at minimum)
 Preference given to candidates already living in the job location

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu, mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and Job Location. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online. ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, women are encouraged to apply. Tanzanians living and working abroad in the diaspora are encouraged to apply.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Project Coordinator – Dar es Salaam Region (1 position) – (Tanzania Nationals Only)

Organization: ICAP
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Position Title: Project Coordinator – Dar es Salaam Region (1 position) (Tanzania Nationals Only)**
Reports to: Zonal Project Manager for Coastal Zone
Job Location: Dar es Salaam
Travel: **Up to 20% in intervention districts outside of job location

Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of a community-based HIV prevention project reaching key and vulnerable populations in Dar es Salaam region. S/he will report to Zonal Project Manager and the technical team to ensure high-quality program implementation at the regional level.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

 Lead and manage all staff working on the community-based HIV prevention project reaching KVP in Dar es Salaam region
 Develop annual and quarterly work plans and supervise implementation at the regional level to ensure all targets are met
 Organize the orientation of the local government authorities and other stakeholders about the community-based HIV prevention project
 Organize the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on the community-based HIV prevention project
 Liaise with regional authorities and stakeholders as the representative for ICAP’s regional office for technical and supportive guidance
 Participate in the development of the referral network model between the community-based outreach and health facility services
 Coordinate and conduct mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KVP including adolescent girls and young women are found
 Collaborate with organizations for execution of sub-agreements and service agreements
 Supervise the recruitment and training of community outreach workers and lay counselors from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
 Mentor and supervise community outreach workers and lay counselors regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead regular meetings
 Ensure adequate data collection and timely, complete and clean reporting of regional data to the central level
 Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

 Required Education:
o Medically trained personnel with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher including: BSc Nursing, MD or DDS
OR
o Non-medical personnel with a Master’s degree or higher in the following fields: Public Health (preferred), Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Gender Studies, or Community Development.
 Required: Minimum 2 years working experience in HIV care and/or HIV prevention with a donor-funded organization. Preferred: experience with community-based and or KVP-focused HIV programs
 Required: Minimum 2 years experience directly supervising/managing a multidisciplinary team, with demonstrated skills in leading teams of public health professionals with experience in developing and executing work plans and budgets
 Required: Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects. Preferred: experience with CDC funded projects.
 Flexible to work after normal working hours and weekends at various community locations
 Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and peer volunteers by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all beneficiaries regardless of their background.
 Demonstrated knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and adherence and psychosocial support programs
 Demonstrated ability to provide strong technical guidance for any interventions related to HIV care and prevention to KVP.
 Ability to work independently and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in Kiswahili and English
 Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint at minimum)
 Preference given to candidates already living in the job location

How to apply:

Application Instructions:
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV by 10th November, 2017 via email to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu, mentioning in the subject line the Position Title and Job Location. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOT attach any certificates when submitting online. ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, women are encouraged to apply. Tanzanians living and working abroad in the diaspora are encouraged to apply.

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