Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Career Opportunities at PATH Tanzania

  Nophsky       Wednesday, January 22, 2020
 

Program Officer, Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness


PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) is a global effort led by PATH to accelerate availability, adoption and scale-up of tools to identify severe illness and decrease mortality in children under five years of age. PATH and its primary partner, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), will implement a four-year project funded by Unitaid. TIMCI has two major goals that both seek to improve detection of severe disease in children under five: 1) to improve healthcare workers’ ability to diagnose severe disease by equipping them with pulse oximeters (POX) and electronic decision support tools; and 2) to accelerate the development and market entry of non-invasive devices that augment the features of a standard POX with one or more additional vital sign measurements. This high profile and potentially high impact project will begin in July 2019 and will take place in five countries: Kenya, Myanmar, Senegal, Tanzania, and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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PATH is seeking a Program Officer who will be responsible for day-to-day country-level project management and oversight of PATH-led activities. He/she should be able to provide practical supervision for project staff and be a direct liaison with implementation partners and MOH at national and district levels. The Program Officer will report primarily to the TIMCI Project Director and secondarily to the Tanzania Program Representative.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the health officials of related departments of MoHCDGEC and PORALG to ensure buy-in and alignment with project goals, activities and outcomes.
    • Responsible for driving progress, monitoring and controlling project activities, coordinating the Country Implementation Working Group and Global Implementation Team, and performing routine progress reporting to project information systems.
    • Supports coordination and liaises with all in-country partners to ensure effective communications.
    • Effectively aligns work between PATH staff, country partners, and stakeholders.
    • Build and maintain relationships with local and regional decision-makers and influencers to update polices and create and implement scale-up and financing strategies.
    • Actively engage with PATH staff, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, country partners, MoHCDGEC and PORALG and other key stakeholders to gain alignment and ensure high quality delivery of project outputs.
    • Work closely with implementation partners, MOH, regional and country Technical Leads and other stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to project implementation.
    • Works collaboratively and coordinates with regional and/or other country Technical Leads as well as team partners on the implementation of activities.
    • Collect and consolidate data for quarterly/ annual reports. Conducts data quality audits, spot checks, and assessments to ensure fidelity in implementation.
    • Set up data collection systems for routine project monitoring and performance measurement.
    • Ensure M&E activities are integrated in project work plans and budgets and provide technical support in analyzing results for dissemination products and events.
Required Skills
Required Experience
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in public health, science or medicine, business administration, public policy, or equivalent degree required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience managing health systems strengthening programs
    • Knowledge of public health, health systems, and challenges affecting communities in the African context, including RMNCAH and primary health care.
    • Experience implementing new programs into integrating them into existing systems
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-country, team-based organizational structure.
    • Flexibility to work within multiple time zones and multiple teams across the globe.
    • Exceptional problem solving, bridge building, and diplomacy abilities.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
    • Comfortable managing in a flexible and changing environment, with ability to be ready to adjust plans and direction in response to local feedback and the iterative nature of the project.
    • Excellent organization, attention to detail, coordinating, and management skills.
    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; demonstrated representational experience in professional and global fora.
    • Experience with electronic decision support tools and/or health diagnostic tools desired.
    • Experience introducing new tools and/or processes at the primary health care level a plus.
Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Apply through PATH website not later than Wednesday January 29, 2020.
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WASH Project Coordinator
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

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We are seeking a WASH Project Coordinator to be based in Arusha and will have a variety of responsibilities for WASH evaluation activities in small community water distribution systems (CWDS) and health care facilities (HCFs) in Hai and Monduli districts. S/he will work closely with PO-RALG, Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) to optimize chlorination within water system and support project activities. This position will serve as the primary liaison with regional and district level stakeholders and participate in sites visits, preparing, organizing and planning for project deliverables.

Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Stakeholder communications and baseline data collection activities
  • Organize joint meetings with RMO, DMO, DHO, district engineers, environmental health officers, local community leaders to outline the project, obtain local input on activities, discuss responsibilities, establish project timelines, and provide feedback on project
  • Support the recruitment, orientation, and training of enumerators
  • Schedule and supervise WASH data collection activities
  • Assist with data analysis and interpretation of findings
  • Organize feedback events in Hai and Monduli districts
Project implementation
  • Assist project personnel with the establishment of monitoring activities at local healthcare facilities and community water distribution systems
  • Collect weekly data from EHOs on water quality monitoring among participating HCFs
  • Collect daily or weekly data from participating CWDS in Hai and Monduli districts
  • Transmit monitoring data from CWDS and HCFs on a weekly basis to PATH and CDC
  • Provide feedback to healthcare facilities and CWDS on monitoring results and help troubleshoot the resolution of deficiencies
  • Using baseline assessment data, assist project personnel with the distribution and installation of interventions to healthcare facilities and community water distribution systems (CWDS)
  • Using monitoring data, help project personnel resolve problems in water treatment systems
  • Support the development of project tools, data analysis, report writing
  • Supports logistics for dissemination meeting with government actors and other stakeholders as needed
  • Maintain cordial and professional relationship with regional and district level stakeholders
Required Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree, preferably in a related health field
  • At least 3 years of field experience implementing and or evaluating public health programs
  • Experience with water, sanitation, and hygiene programs
  • Experience with data management software (Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with local culture and the geography of project districts
  • Strong understanding of the government systems, public health facilities, and medical technologies would be an added advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 3-5days a week within Hai and Monduli districts
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills in English

Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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