United Republic of Tanzania: Head of Program: Emergency Medical Services – Tanzania

Organization: Trek Medics International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Apr 2017


Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nongovernmental organization (New York City, USA) that improves emergency medical systems in resource-limited settings through mobile phone technologies.

Trek Medics is seeking a seasoned and creative professional to join its leadership team in the execution and management of the organization’s administrative operations, software platform, field programs, and business development activities in Tanzania. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Head of Program will be directly involved in the design and execution of Trek Medics’ strategic plan with potential for continued career growth. For more information about our organization and work please visit our website.


The Head of Program will work with senior leadership and program partners to strengthen and expand Trek Medics’ performance and growth in four key focus areas in Tanzania:

  • Program development and expansion
  • Technical support for active programs
  • Support and adoption of the Beacon platform
  • Administration and finances


  • Identify and recruit new programs and organizations onto the Beacon platform
  • Identify and liaise with new partners and donors
  • Provide technical and managerial support and advising to active Mwanza program
  • Support software development team to improve Beacon user experience
  • Ensure no going concern in all responsible administrative and financial activities


  • Support existing program to expand impact through improved performance and outcomes
  • Work with senior management to identify and assess targeted list of potential users, partners and donors
  • Demo Beacon platform for targeted list of potential users, partners and donors
  • Launch Beacon platform with at least three new original programs in Tanzania meeting minimum call volume targets
  • Provide on-going technical support after launch to new programs
  • Contribute to platform design and development for v2.2 and v3.0 through user feedback
  • Ensure regular high-quality content and updates from existing programs
  • Ensure no going concern in all responsible administrative and financial activities
  • Ensure good reporting and production of PR material from partners towards senior leadership team
  • Conduct interviews, media reports where possible


  • Integrity, commitment and a proven record of achievement in startups
  • Prehospital emergency medical systems background, ideally in African countries
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills with different stakeholders (e.g. government ministries, national and international partners, UNO and potential donors)
  • Solid understanding of humanitarian and development context
  • Demonstrated experience with grants from different stakeholders/donors
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, Swahili is a plus
  • Startup experience with proven business development record
  • Demonstrated achievements in team leadership, project management and partnership-building
  • Organized and thorough, with strong analytical and research skills
  • Proficient with basic internet and communications technology – e.g., mobile phones (feature and smartphone), SMS, web applications
  • Pro-active, ambitious and self-starting

Experience with any of the following a plus:

  • Humanitarian and development background
  • GIS and mapping
  • Software programming
  • Qualitative research background


Trek Medics offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the program country, and performance-oriented remuneration based on an in-house salary scheme including additional benefits in accordance with industry standards. The contract is fixed for six months with the potential of extension based on the program expansion.

How to apply:

Please send your application (résumé and cover letter describing your motivation and experience) by April 15, 2017 to info-at-trekmedics-dot-org or visit the job announcement on our website.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Country Coordinator Tanzania

Organization: SolidarMed
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 22 Apr 2017

SolidarMed is a leading Swiss NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision.We are offering an exciting position for a mid-career development professional. As part of the international program department based in Lucerne, you will manage the country program portfolios of Tanzania

Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager

Contract Type Fixed term appointment (minimum three years)

Place of Assignment
Ifakara, Tanzania (with regular dislocations to the project sites in Ulanga, Malinyi, Mbulu District)

Start of duties
As soon as possible, with a certain flexibility

Program Tanzania SolidarMed implements a thriving health program consisting of three pillars: (1) Quality of care at hospitals and at decentralized health facilities (focus: maternal and child health, HIV and TB); (2) Human resources for health: preservice and in-service training, upgrading, retention measures; (3) Community based health program focusing on pregnant women and children.

Within its country program, SolidarMed promotes operational research to inform policy dialogue and knowledge exchange.

The position comprises both the management of the project “Support to Edgar Maranta School of Nursing” (ca. 50 % of working time) and the coordination of the country program (ca. 50 % of working time).

Your responsibilities as country coordinator

• Assume overall responsibility for the coordination, monitoring, budgeting, reporting and annual planning of the country program

• Provide strategic and public health guidance and leadership to the program

• Support and supervise the project managers

• Oversee SolidarMeds administrative support team (human resources, logistics, accounting)

• Contribute to program and project development

• Engage in local fundraising

• Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders as well as with the SolidarMed head office; proactively seek potential collaborations

• Collaborate with national and international project and research partners: Ministry of Health Tanzania, Tanzania Training Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ifakara Health Institute, Saint Francis University College in Health and Allied Sciences

• Promote, support and participate in public health best practices, evidence-based interventions, operational research and policy dialogue

• The position does not include clinical work; however, options of part time clinical collaboration do exist for qualified candidates

Your responsibilities as project manager

• Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the SolidarMed project “Edgar Maranta School of Nursing”

• Actively contribute to the introduction of Clinical Instructors into the national training schedule

• Actively contribute to the development of the next phase of the project (starting in mid-2019)

• Identify research questions and conduct research activities as part of project implementation

• Ensure lessons learnt are shared with policy makers, stakeholders, and partners

Your profile

• Advanced degree in health (medical or nursing) and a Master in Public Health

• Good understanding and clinical experience of issues related to maternal and child health, and infectious diseases such as HIV, TB and malaria

• Experience in a public health context in Sub-Saharan Africa, ideally at district level

• Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration

• Accustomed to using project cycle management and project development tools

• Knowledge of and interest in principles and methods of operational research

• Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team

• Language skills in English (excellent in written and spoken), Kiswahili (basic, readiness to learn) and German (asset)

What we Offer

We offer an attractive benefit package in line with Swiss standards. You can expect flexible working hours, a stimulating environment and flat hierarchies. Our team combines a great mix of ambition, dedication, experience and expertise drawn from a range of backgrounds including health, development, research, business and the charity sector. We encourage professional development and offer access to national and international competence networks.

How to apply:

To apply

• Send your CV, a short cover letter and copies of your qualifications to jobs@solidarmed.ch with “Health Program Manager” as reference in the subject line of your email.

• Please note that SolidarMed only accepts electronic applications and will only contact shortlisted candidates

• Deadline for applications: 22th of April 2017.

For further details, please contact Sandra Lerch at SolidarMed on s.lerch@solidarmed.ch or +41 – 41 310 66 60

We look forward to receiving your application!

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United Republic of Tanzania: Finance Officer

Organization: CBM
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

1. Core Purpose

Acts in the Role of Finance Officer in a Country Role:

Organises the grant component of the local community programme in an assigned country. Responsible for designing, budgeting, implementing and monitoring the Finance to support the target communities

2. Main Activities

Working in the CBM Tanzania Country Office, the incumbent will take responsibility for:

· Ensuring efficient and effective finance practices for the CBM Tanzania Country Office.

· Working in accordance with the CBM financial manual, partner agreements, CBM internal audit controls, and financial checklist in close liaison with Regional Operations team, Administration and Accounts Office

· Assisting partners to prepare annual financial budgets and monitor expenditure against the approved budgets.

· Ensuring that the Country Office and partners submit timely and quality Project Progress Reports on a quarterly basis or as per agreed reporting schedule, annual audit and financial statement reports.

· Building the capacity of partners in effective financial management in liaison with Programme Team and Regional Finance/Operations Department.


· To assist in creating, revising, updating and participate in monitoring financial related policies and procedures as directed by the Regional Director and Head of Finance, Operations & Administration-Region.

· To process all payments (cash and bank) for the country office ensuring that they are properly approved by the Country Representative.

· To record all transactions in the accounting system on a daily basis.

· To reconcile all ledgers, cash & banks and payroll to ensure that all transactions are accurately recorded and reported.

· To regularly invoice and follow up all debtors of country office for services rendered.

· To ensure that travel claims are well prepared and supported and prepare adjusting journals.

· To ensure the safe keeping of all cheque books, receipt books and cash vouchers.

· In direct liaison with the Country Representative to ensure proper cash flow management.


  • Support Tanzania CO and Partner Budget Application Process by:

o Mentoring/training partners to use the templates;

o Reviewing submitted budgets;

o Compiling budget summaries;

o Providing budget notifications to the Programme Team for sharing with partners.

  • In liaison with Programme Team, ensure all partner savings are approved before re-allocation and re-utilization.


  • Monitor whether partners’ financial implementation are done in accordance with CBM procedures and approved budget by conducting regular project visits in liaison with the Programme Team. Use findings to support partner capacity development to improve their internal controls.
  • Support in tracking Tanzania CO programme budget call ups, expenditures and reporting.

Reviewing financial statements

  • Review Partner Project Progress Report (PPR) and send to Regional Finance/Operations Team.
  • Review whether the projects’/partners’ Audit Reports (AR) and Management Letters (ML) are in compliance with CBM procedures and requirements; this includes:

o Coordinate development of Audit ToRs including overseeing of the audit process.

o Follow up timely submission of AR and ML from partners and submit to Regional Office on due time line

o Review that the provided AR are in accordance with International and National Standards as well National Legislation.

o Review the auditor’s findings and opinions of the current year and follow up whether the project management has responded and whether subsequent corrective actions were taken.

o Review whether the previous year’s auditor’s findings and opinions are corrected or improved in the subsequent year.

· Review the correctness of projects’/partners’ CBM Annual Financial Statements (FS) against CBM Financial Manual and reconcile with AR; this includes:

o Review CBM FS whether all the donor funds have been used/reported in accordance with approved CBM budget.

o Review whether previous year’s savings and current year’s reallocations of funds are utilized with prior approval of CBM.

o Review that all income and expenditures are reported on CBM FS clearly explained and reconciled with incomes and expenditures reported on AR.

o Review that closing balance reported on CBM FS is in conformance with the closing bank balance reported on the audit report.

Additional Duties:

· Carry out your role-specific responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk (as guided by CBM’s respective policies) in programs, and enforce this with any colleagues and partners you may oversee.

· Upon instruction by the superior(s) perform ad hoc activities which are either by their nature related to the normal duties or evolve from programme requirements. This may include, but is not limited to:

o Being available as a potential member of CO team of competence in the area of expertise.

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Degree in Finance/Accounting.

· Certified member of National Board of Accountants and Auditors – NBAA.

· Minimum five years’ work experience in same capacity within development sector.

· Strong and proficient skills in budget development, budget monitoring and donor financial report writing.

· Demonstrated experience and skills in partner capacity building (finance)

· Excellent skill of using MS Word and Excel, PPT, and Outlook.

· Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs at a highly proficient level.

· Experience working directly with donor programs

· Experience in audit and monitoring partners (advantageous)

How to apply:

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to info.tanzania@cbm.org

Application deadline: 5 pm Monday 3rd April 2017

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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