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

DESCRIPTION

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

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

OBJECTIVES

  • 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

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 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

WHAT WE OFFER

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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