Operations Manager / Deputy Project Team Leader , Tanzania

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training.
To support the Project Team Leader in the second, expanded phase of a large health project, the “Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project” (HPSS) in Tanzania, we are seeking an

Operations Manager / Deputy Project Team Leader with administrative background

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Project management in support of the Project Team Leader (as his deputy) to ensure:
• Administrative establishment of project offices and responsibility for their successful operation
• Timely implementation of required project activities and financial cycle of planning, budgeting, implementing, steering, project monitoring and evaluation, and reporting
• Supervision of project staff and HR management, including recruitment
• Supervision of financial management, procurement, assets management including vehicles, and IT systems
• Ensuring principles of good governance and accountability
Required qualifications and experience:
• A proven track record of at least 10 years’ successful project management experience in complex, multi-disciplinary development projects
• A Master degree in Business Administration, Finance & Accounting or an equivalent postgraduate degree
• Experience in the administrative coordination and responsibility (financial reporting, budgeting, accounting, monitoring and human resources management) of a major project in Africa
• At least 5 years working experience in development project management in Africa; East Africa is an asset
• Adequate physical and mental health and ability to work effectively and efficiently in a demanding working and physical environment (sub-Saharan Africa)
• Proven experience in working in different cultural settings, with respect and diplomacy
• Excellent English skills, both written and oral
• Willingness to live and work in Dodoma is a must (national capital in central Tanzania).
• Knowledge of the national language (Swahili) is an asset.
The position is based in Dodoma, but involves frequent travel within the regions of Dodoma, Morogoro and Shinyanga, and may include occasional travel to Basel, Switzerland. The HPSS project is a large cooperation project of the governments of Switzerland and Tanzania. It supports the Tanzanian government authorities in the fields of health promotion, strengthening of rural health insurance, medicine management and health technology management in three regions and at national level.
The successful candidate will be mid-career and have the experience and skills to ensure successful project implementation of the Phase Two of the HPSS (June 2015 until May 2019). The successful candidate will become part of a multidisciplinary team which is organised in a participatory management structure. The project is set in a stimulating environment with close cooperation with the many relevant authorities of the Government of Tanzania and also with various international and local development partners operating in Tanzania in health and related sectors. The candidate will report to the Project Team Leader based in Dodoma and the Project Manager based in Basel, Switzerland.
The position is open as of June 2015, taking into account the usual period of notice of applicants.
If you are interested, please submit your application online via the link provided below, in English with CV, and the names of 3 references (please use our standard CV whenever possible).
Please hand in your application until 30th April 2015.


Barbara Krachpelz
HR Business Partner
Swiss TPH
Socinstrasse 57
4002 Basel
If you have any questions regarding the position, please get in touch with Manfred Stoermer:manfred.stoermer@unibas.ch

Pleae apply online via the link below:
application deadline is April 30th, 2015.

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